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Magic done in by Stephen Curry, visiting Warriors

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Stephen Curry had 28 points, including six 3-pointers, as the Golden State Warriors rolled to a 111-96 victory over the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night. Harrison Barnes added 16 points. Seven Warriors reached double figures. Curry sat in the fourth quarter of Golden State's seventh straight victory overall and third consecutive win over the Magic. The Warriors...
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Golden State Warriors at Miami Heat game preview

TV: Sun Sports Time: Pregame coverage begins at 7 p.m. No team has fewer losses than the Golden State Warriors. That statement might not have remained true going into this week if it weren't for a journeyman who is ninth on the team in playing time. Marreese Speights heads to his native Florida riding an out-of-nowhere hot streak, and the rolling Warriors may need it to continue...
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Heat hold on to edge Hornets at home

MIAMI (AP) -- Luol Deng scored 26 points, Chris Bosh and Mario Chalmers each added 20 and the Miami Heat held on in the final seconds to beat the Charlotte Hornets 94-93 on Sunday night and snap a three-game home slide. Kemba Walker missed two potential go-ahead shots in the final half-minute for the Hornets, and Al Jefferson's tip-in try bounced off the rim as time expired as...
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Miami WR Herb Waters dealing with sprained neck after scary moment Saturday

University of Miami junior wide receiver Herb Waters suffered a sprained neck but is in "great spirits right now," head coach Al Golden said during Sunday afternoon's teleconference. With 1:32 remaining in the third quarter of Saturday night's 30-13 loss to Virginia in Charlottesville, Mason Thomas met Waters, who was getting ready to block during a kickoff return, with his hands...
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Buccaneers fullback Jorvorskie Lane leaves game with ankle injury

CHICAGO (AP) -- Fullback Jorvorskie Lane has left Tampa Bay's game at Chicago with a right ankle injury. With the Buccaneers pinned inside their 10 in the second quarter, Lane got an inside handoff and stayed down after a 2-yard carry. He was carted off the field after trainers secured the leg with an air cast. The team says Lane will miss the rest of Sunday's game. Lane...
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No changes: Florida State retains No. 1 spot in polls

Florida State is No. 1 in The Associated Press college football poll, followed by Alabama, Oregon and Mississippi State. The top four teams were unchanged for the first time since late September. The gap between the Seminoles and the Crimson Tide narrowed after another close call by Florida State, which beat Boston College 20-17 on a field goal in the waning seconds. Florida State...
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Chris Bosh, Mario Chalmers lead Heat past Magic

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Chris Bosh scored 14 of his season-high 32 points in the fourth quarter Saturday night, leading the Miami Heat to a 99-92 victory over the Orlando Magic. Bosh's two free throws with 6:45 left pulled the Heat out of a 77-77 tie and started a 14-4 run that put the Heat firmly in charge of their 10th straight win against their intrastate rivals. Nic Vucevic led...
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Florida Panthers at San Jose Sharks game preview

TV: FOX SPORTS FLORIDA TIME: PREGAME COVERAGE BEGINS AT 10:30 P.M. The San Jose Sharks' offense fell on hard times during a long trip. They hope opening a homestand Thursday night against the struggling Florida Panthers' defense helps reignite their scoring. San Jose (10-9-2) completed a 3-4-0 trip with a 4-1 loss Tuesday to last-place Buffalo. The Sharks, who are 2-3-0 at...
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Return to Chicago presents opportunity for bruised Lovie Smith and Josh McCown

TAMPA, Fla. -- Josh McCown and Lovie Smith began Chicago Week in full Wednesday as changed men. One, the quarterback, is trying to make the most of the trust placed in him during the autumn of his career, to produce a lasting memory before his window on fall Sundays closes for good. The other, the coach, is attempting to overcome a 1-8 start and create needed momentum, to keep hope...
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Jaguars expect return of TE Marcedes Lewis to bolster offense

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- The Jacksonville Jaguars have help on the way -- at least on the offensive side of the ball. Tight end Marcedes Lewis has returned from a nine-week stint on short-term injured reserve and will be back in the starting lineup Sunday at Indianapolis. Lewis caught eight passes for 106 yards, including a 63-yard touchdown reception at Washington, in the first...
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FSU's Ramsey more than just good, he's team's 'star'

To say Florida State defensive back Jalen Ramsey is a "good" football player is an understatement. After speaking with Cody White, Ramsey's former high school coach at Brentwood Academy, the adjective that should be used is phenomenal. "He's been blessed with more athletic ability than anyone I've ever coached," White explained in a phone interview...
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Renovated Citrus Bowl unveiled after 10 months of reconstruction

ORLANDO, Fla. -- When Orlando and Orange County officials approved a joint pact in 2007 for a multi-million renovation of the city's historic Florida Citrus Bowl stadium, the hope was to produce a venue worthy of hosting marquee sporting events. Seven years later, officials believe the seeds of that future have been planted. After spending $207 million and nearly 10 months of...
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Jaguars DB Gratz apologizes for Miami Beach arrest

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Dwayne Gratz spent 24 hours in jail and then got fined for missing practice. Three days later, he expressed regret for both. Gratz apologized Wednesday for his arrest in Miami Beach over the weekend and vowed to "become a better man." He was arrested early Sunday after police said he drunkenly tried to use bubble gum...
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Stanton deal could signal new beginning for Marlins franchise

MIAMI -- Though the Marlins began in 1993, one could argue Wednesday morning marks the start of the baseball franchise South Florida always envisioned with the signing of slugger Giancarlo Stanton to a 13-year, $325 million extension.  Twenty-one years ago, the Marlins played at a football stadium. They would capture two World Series and become the envy of older fan bases around...
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As their final season winds down, Miami seniors see program's progress

CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- Three games remain in University of Miami senior linebacker Denzel Perryman's collegiate career. Four years ago, as a prep star at Coral Gables Senior High School, Perryman thought he would be part of the recruiting class that brought the Hurricanes back to relevance. But then the NCAA cloud appeared. Entering Saturday's game at Virginia, the best Miami...
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Tony Dungy, John Lynch among 26 semifinalists for football HOF

Junior Seau, Kurt Warner and Tony Dungy are among 26 semifinalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's class of 2015. Seau and Warner are among eight first-year candidates in the balloting. Dungy is in his second year on the ballot. Former general managers Bill Polian and Ron Wolf previously were selected as contributor finalists. Mick Tingelhoff is the senior committee nominee...
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Lightning come up short on road, fall to Islanders 5-2

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) -- Cal Clutterbuck, Mikhail Grabovski and Ryan Strome scored in the second period to lift the New York Islanders to a 5-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday night. Lubomir Visnovsky and Casey Cizikas also scored and Jaroslav Halak stopped 26 shots for the Islanders, who got a measure of revenge for a 5-2 loss at Tampa on Saturday that snapped their...
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Aaron Thomas, Montay Brandon not enough for FSU against Northeastern

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- David Walker scored 22 points as Northeastern defeated Florida State in the second round of the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off Classic. Quincy Ford finished with 18 points and Scott Eatherton added 16 for the Huskies Tuesday. Aaron Thomas led Florida State with 24 points as Montay Brandon chipped in 16 and Phil Cofer scored 14. FSU freshman Xavier...
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Florida DE Dante Fowler Jr. says he's leaving for NFL after season

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida defensive end Dante Fowler Jr., the team's best NFL prospect, says he is leaving with coach Will Muschamp. Muschamp was fired Sunday, less than 24 hours after the team's sixth home loss in its last eight games. A 6-foot-3 junior from St. Petersburg, Fowler posted on his Twitter page Tuesday night that "I came in with champ. I'm leaving...
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FSU remains 3rd, jumped by Alabama in College Football Playoff rankings

Alabama is the new No. 1 in the College Football Playoff rankings, and Mississippi State remains in the top four after losing to the Crimson Tide. Alabama jumped from fifth to first after handing previously undefeated and top-ranked Mississippi State its first loss on Saturday. Oregon was bumped down to second and unbeaten Florida State is now third. The Seminoles are the only undefeated...
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Marlins announce 2015 spring training schedule

With an encouraging 2014 season and blockbuster contract building momentum for the organization, the Miami Marlins announced their upcoming spring training schedule. Pitchers and catchers will report on Feb. 20, 2015, with the first full-squad workout set for Feb. 24. The Marlins will play 19 games at Roger Dean Stadium and 30 overall. The exhibition slate opens March 2 against Florida...
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Florida Panthers at Los Angeles Kings game preview

TV: FOX Sports Florida Time: 10:30 p.m. The Florida Panthers have done well to put their offensive troubles behind them, scoring more goals in their last four games than they had all season. They hope to translate that strong play into a victory when they square off with the defending champion Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night. Florida (6-4-5) has 17 goals in the last four games...
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Angel Rodriguez rips through Gators to end home winning streak

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- When it comes to playing defense, the phrase "It's not good enough" -- normally shouted in tones that cannot be mistaken for anything other than uncompromising -- has echoed throughout the men's side of the Florida basketball practice facility, courtesy of Coach Billy Donovan, countless times the past month. If the Gators did not understand...
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Marlins send minor leaguer to Dodgers for player to be named or cash

The Miami Marlins didn't just agree to blockbuster terms with slugger Giancarlo Stanton on Monday. In a smaller move, they traded outfield prospect Kyle Jensen to the Los Angels Dodgers in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations. Jensen, a 12th-round pick in the 2009 draft out of St. Mary's Preparatory School, hit .260 with 29 doubles, 27 home runs and 92 RBI...
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Heat Check: Mario Chalmers steps up to help Miami end skid

On the road for a second night of a back-to-back with three important players missing, the Miami Heat pushed through a slow first half to defeat the Brooklyn Nets 95-83 on Monday night. With Dwyane Wade sitting for a third straight game to rest his sore hamstring, Luol Deng (sore wrist) and Josh McRoberts (blister) were also ruled out. Choosing to not alter his second unit, coach...
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