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Sports in brief: Florida tops FSU in baseball

College baseball

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).

NFL

Gordon denied

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.

Tennis

Federer rebounds

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.

Et cetera

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.

Times wires

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