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ALONSO AMONG 3 GATORS NAMED ALL-AMERICANS

Florida first baseman Peter Alonso, a former Plant High standout, and Gator pitchers Logan Shore and Shaun Anderson were named first-team All-Americans by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association on Thursday.

Miami catcher Zack Collins and pitcher Bryan Garcia also were named first team. Kevin O'Sullivan, who has led Florida to this week's College World Series, was named a finalist for the Skip Bertman National Coach of the Year Award, the National College Baseball Hall of Fame announced.

MORE GATORS: Mike Holloway, who led the Florida men's track team to its third outdoor national title, was named coach of the year by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. He also earned the award after UF's national titles in 2012 and 2013. … With Florida working on a $64.5 million renovation to the O'Connell Center, the Gators will open the 2016-17 basketball season in nearby Jacksonville, against Belmont on Nov. 11 and Mercer on Nov. 13.

Et cetera

nhl: The Hurricanes signed goaltender Cam Ward, 32, to a two-year, $6.6 million contract extension that allowed him to avoid free agency. He gets $3.5 million next season and $3.1 million in 2017-18. … The Kings named Anze Kopitar captain, taking the job away from Dustin Brown, who had been captain since 2008. Brown's play has dipped markedly in recent years.

OLYMPICS: The International Association of Athletics Federations, the global organization that oversees track and field, plans to decide today whether to restore the eligibility of Russia's suspended team before the Rio Olympics in August after multiple reports of systemic, state-sponsored drug cheating. Russian officials have acknowledged doping problems on the nation's Olympic teams but deny government involvement.

tennis: Roger Federer overcame a 4-1 deficit in the second set to beat Malek Jaziri 6-3, 7-5 and advance to the Gerry Weber Open quarterfinals in Halle, Germany. … Andy Murray beat Aljaz Bedene 6-3, 6-4 to reach the quarterfinals of the Queens Club tournament in London. John Isner had 43 aces and held 10 match points but lost to Gilles Muller 3-6, 7-6 (18-16), 7-6 (9-7). … Petra Kvitova, a two-time Wimbledon champion hoping for a strong performance at the Aegon Classic as a building block for Wimbledon, lost 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 in the second round to Jelena Ostapenko, 19, in Birmingham, England.

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