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Tuesday July 2, 2013 Lee on trading block, Williams-Mills reveals personal struggle, Parsons woos Howard, more tidbits

Updated: 9:52am, July 2


Triple jumper and Olympic gold medalist Christian Taylor, a former UF star, is the subject of an upcoming documentary.

Former UF sprinter Novlene Williams-Mills is someone many die-hard Gator fans may not be that familiar with.

Williams-Mills, a native of Jamaica, spent two years at UF as a 400-meter specialist in 2003-04 after transferring from Essex County (N.J.) College.

She competed in the Olympics in 2008 and 2012, winning bronze as a member of Jamaica's 4x400 relay team last summer in London.

Here is what has made Williams-Mills an international story this week: she revealed to the U.K.'s Daily Mail this week that she won that bronze knowing she had breast cancer.

To read more about Williams-Mills' journey over the past year, click here to read her story by columnist Laura Williamson on

Here are more Gator-related links from around the Internet for your perusal this Tuesday morning:

--Baltimore Ravens receiver Deonte Thompson, in his second season after leaving UF, is trying to make his mark with Anquan Boldin gone writes Matt Porter of The Palm Beach Post.

--The success of Florida's lacrosse team the past four years hasn't gone unnoticed by other programs. Former UF player Gabi Weigand is the second player from last year's team to be hired as an assistant coach since the end of last season.

--Weigand's former UF teammate, Ashley Bruns, joined Campbell's coaching staff recently.

--VIDEO: Former Gators F Erik Murphy, selected in the second round of last week's NBA Draft, was officially introduced to fans by the Chicago Bulls on Monday.

--Former UF basketball player Alex Tyus has a new contract overseas.

--According to veteran Yahoo! Sports NBA reporter, Golden State is exploring trading All-Star and former Gator standout David Lee.

--San Jose Mercury News columnist Tim Kawakami writes about the reality of trying to trade Lee, a double-double machine for the Warriors.

--Former SEC Player of Year Chandler Parsons is playing a key role as Houston tries to lure Lakers center Dwight Howard writes the Houston Chronicle.

--Former UF student-athletes Abby Wambach (best record-breaking performance) and Ryan Lochte (top U.S. Male Olympian) are up for ESPY awards. Voting is open until July 17.

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