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Morning Miller On Sports - April 9, 2012

 

Jacksonville Giants Basketball – The ABA Jacksonville Giants (Jacksonville’s Professional Basketball team) left Sunday to compete in the ABA National Final Four to be held in St. Petersburg, Florida.  The first game will be played Saturday.  Go Giants!

Jaguars Bite of the Day – Jaguars defensive tackle Terrance Knighton underwent eye surgery early Sunday morning after an “incident” at a local nightclub.  He was later discharged from Baptist Medical Center to go home and rest.  The Jaguars released a statement Sunday evening: “We are in the process of gathering information about what happened and are not able to further comment at this time.  Our concern and our focus is on Terrance and his health and recovery.”  Knighton, who is entering his fourth season as a starter, has a doctor’s appointment today at 1 p.m, via the Florida Times-Union.  He reported to offseason conditioning on Wednesday.

http://jacksonville.com/opinion/blog/429812/tania-ganguli/2012-04-08/jaguars-defensive-tackle-terrance-knighton-undergoes

College Nugget – The Florida Gators quarterback competition did not become much clearer following Saturday’s spring game.  Sophomores Jacoby Brissett and Jeff Driskel definitely looked more comfortable in the pocket than they did last season.  Brissett finished 9 of 16 for 233 yards and two touchdowns.  Driskel was 12 of 14 for 147 yards and a rushing TD.  On his quarterbacks, head coach Will Muschamp said, “I think you saw both guys take command of our football team.  Both guys made vertical plays down the field, good decisions where they took the ball.”

http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/7787345/neither-jacoby-brissett-jeff-driskel-clear-favorite-florida-gators-quarterback

Stat(s) of the Day – On Sunday, Florida State’s baseball team handed Georgia Tech its 14th loss this season.  The 8-4 win gave Seminoles coach Mike Martin his 1,700th career victory.  He became the third Division I baseball coach with 1,700 wins.

You Should Know – American Bubba Watson won The Masters on a second-hole playoff over Louis Oosthuizen of South Africa.  For Watson, who played college golf at the University of Georgia, it’s his first major.  With a lie deep in the woods on the second playoff hole, Watson hit a gap wedge that hooked his ball to within 10 feet of the pin.  That shot will be shown in Masters’ highlights for years to come.  Watson’s previous best finish at a major was a second place at the 2010 PGA Championship.  There, Martin Kaymer beat Watson in a playoff on the third hole at Whistling Straits. 

http://espn.go.com/golf/masters12/story/_/id/7788966/2012-masters-bubba-watson-rallies-win-green-jacket-2-hole-playoff

Broadcasting Note – Former NFL defensive tackle Warren Sapp filed for bankruptcy last week, according to TMZ.com.  In those documents, it stated that Sapp’s deal with the NFL Network pays him $540,000 annually.  The contract expires in August.  It seems as though Sapp’s broadcasting career with that network is likely over.

http://www.fannation.com/truth_and_rumors/view/326813-sources-sapps-nfl-network-career-likely-over?eref=sihp&sct=hp_bf2_a8

Strange Thought of the Day – At 33-years-old, can Bubba Watson be the next great American golfer?  Probably not.

Tweet of the last 24 hours – @bubbawatson (Bubba Watson, winner of the 2012 Masters) “Thanks to all my tweeter friends for the support!! #loveyall”

Link of the Day – Bubba Watson’s brilliant shot on the second playoff hole yesterday will go down in golf history.  Here’s a visual representation of it.

http://thebiglead.com/index.php/2012/04/08/a-visual-approximation-of-bubba-watsons-brilliant-shot-in-masters-playoff/

Video of the Day – A football-inspired play opened a high school all-star basketball game.  The result was a well-executed alley oop. 

http://screen.yahoo.com/football-inspired-basketball-play-28827756.html

Question of the Day – When will we fully accept the fact that the Tiger Woods of now is nowhere near the Tiger of old?

 

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