Gators slug way past FSU
JJ Schwarz, Dalton Guthrie and Plant High graduate Peter Alonso had three hits apiece as Florida defeated Florida State 8-2 Tuesday night in front of 5,903 at Dick Howser Stadium in Tallahassee. Reliever Frank Rubio (2-0) pitched two innings to get the win for the Gators (30-5), ranked third in the Baseball America poll, and Schwarz homered in the eighth inning. Jackson Lueck had two hits for the Seminoles (22-9), ranked sixth.
N. Florida 7, USF 5: Alex Merritt had three hits for the visiting Ospreys (21-14), who chased starter Michael Clarkson (0-3) after five innings. Joe Genord had three hits for the Bulls (16-17).
The NFL denied suspended Browns receiver Josh Gordon's application for reinstatement. A league spokesman confirmed that the application was denied and that Gordon can apply again at a future date. The decision puts Gordon's participation for the 2016 season in doubt. He was suspended for all of 2015 for testing positive for alcohol. A sample collected in March showed Gordon had traces of marijuana and a diluting substance in his system, reports indicated Monday.
Smith case: Police said former Saints star defensive end Will Smith had a loaded gun in his car the night he was shot to death. New Orleans police said they found a 9mm handgun in Smith's vehicle. Cardell Hayes is accused of hitting Smith's car then killing Smith after the two argued late Saturday.
Around the league: Running back LeGarrette Blount, who began his career with the Bucs, re-signed with the Patriots. … The league suspended Redskins running back Silas Redd indefinitely for violating substance-abuse policy.
Roger Federer won in his return from knee surgery 6-3, 6-4 over Guillermo Garcia-Lopez in the second round of the Monte Carlo Masters. Federer hadn't played since losing to Novak Djokovic in the Australian Open semifinals in January. Andy Murray beat Pierre-Hugues Herbert 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 to reach the third round.
Soccer: Host Manchester City made the Champions League semifinals for the first time, with Kevin de Bruyne scoring in a 1-0 victory over Paris Saint-Germain after the teams tied 2-2 in the first leg. Cristiano Ronaldo's hat trick led host Real Madrid past Wolfsburg 3-0 as the Spanish giants erased a 2-0 first-leg deficit to reach the semis.