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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 with Him....
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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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Tobias Harris scores 14 in 4th quarter, Magic beat Pistons

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) -- Tobias Harris scored 14 of his 24 points in the fourth quarter as the Orlando Magic pulled away late to beat the Detroit Pistons 107-93 Monday night. Nikola Vucevic finished with 25 points and 14 rebounds for Orlando, which had all five starters in double figures. The Pistons, playing their fifth game in seven nights, were led by Caron Butler, who had...
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Ryan Callahan scores twice against former team as Lightning top Rangers

NEW YORK (AP) -- Ryan Callahan scored two goals in his first game against his former New York Rangers teammates, and the surging Tampa Bay Lightning rode another big offensive outburst to a 5-1 victory Monday night. Callahan netted the second of Tampa Bay's two first-period goals and then closed the scoring with 2:51 left in the game for the Lightning, who lead the NHL with 71...
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Angel Rodriguez comes alive to help Miami upset No. 8 Florida in Gainesville

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Angel Rodriguez scored 24 points, none bigger than those that came on a falling-down, hand-in-the-face 3-pointer with 16 seconds remaining, and Miami overcame a 15-point deficit to upset No. 8 Florida 69-67 on Monday night. The Hurricanes (2-0) scored 48 points in the second half as Rodriguez took over. The former Kansas State guard hit three consecutive...
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Panthers open floodgates, rout Ducks 6-2 in Anaheim

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Nick Bjugstad had two goals and two assists, and Brad Boyes scored twice during the Florida Panthers' four-goal second period in a 6-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Sunday night. Vincent Trocheck and Jonathan Huberdeau also scored as Florida opened a four-game road trip with a stunning blowout of the West-leading Ducks. Jussi Jokinen and Brian Campbell...
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For Heat, as Chris Bosh goes, so goes the team

MIAMI -- In good times and bad times, it's becoming apparent that the Miami Heat team assembled for this season can go only as far as Chris Bosh takes them. Of course, this is what Bosh knew when he spurned the Houston Rockets in the offseason to re-sign with Miami. Instead of being a third option once again with a championship contender, he took on the challenge of being the...
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Orlando Magic at Detroit Pistons game preview

TV: FOX Sports Florida Time: Pregame coverage begins at 7 p.m. The Detroit Pistons are surely looking forward to getting back home after a mostly disappointing road trip. They could have an easier time with the Orlando Magic coming to town. The Pistons try to continue their home success against the Magic as coach Stan Van Gundy faces his former team for the first time Monday night...
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