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Miami Marlins at Colorado Rockies game preview

TV: FOX Sports Florida Time: Pregame coverage begins at 8 p.m. Henderson Alvarez has pitched much like an ace while trying to help the Miami Marlins overcome the season-ending injury to star Jose Fernandez. Not even a stint on the disabled list could cool off the right-hander. Alvarez will try to win his fourth straight start Friday night when the Marlins try to resume their push...
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Rays activate outfielder Wil Myers from disabled list

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Wil Myers is back. Myers was activated from the disabled list Wednesday, and infielder Vince Belnome was optioned to Triple-A Durham. In addition, infielder/outfielder Jerry Sands was transferred from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list. Myers, who was named the American League Rookie of the Year after last season...
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Jaguars QB Blake Bortles making strides in backup role

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- There are plenty of signs that Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles is making steady strides as a rookie. One of the most telling ones came in the third quarter of last week's preseason game at Chicago. Bortles got to the line of scrimmage on a second-and-1 play, recognized the coverage, checked from a run to a pass and then found his third...
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Bobby Bowden takes part in dadgum Q&A on Reddit

Legendary former Florida State football coach Bobby Bowden took part Tuesday morning in an hour-long question-and-answer session on Reddit in support of the Kidz1stFund. The fan-submitted questions covered a wide-range of topics, both personal and professional. Here's a few highlights from the session. nemoran: On a scale of wide left to wide right, how important would you rate...
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FOX Sports Florida to broadcast all 82 Florida Panthers games in 2014-15

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- FOX Sports Florida and Sunrise Sports & Entertainment jointly announced today the Florida Panthers' 2014-15 NHL regular season television broadcast schedule, featuring all 82 games broadcast on the network. FOX Sports Florida will start the season on the road as the Panthers travel to Tampa Bay to take on the in-state rival Lightning. Coverage will...
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Detroit Tigers at Tampa Bay Rays game preview

TV: Sun Sports Time: Pregame coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. If the recent form of Max Scherzer and Chris Archer is any indication, the Detroit Tigers and Tampa Bay Rays could be in for a low-scoring affair in the opener of a three-game series. The right-handers square off Tuesday night at Tropicana Field, and in addition to noteworthy efforts in their last starts, both pitchers were...
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Texas Rangers at Miami Marlins game preview

TV: FOX Sports Florida Time: Pregame coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. Giancarlo Stanton remembers simply going through the motions as he'd head to the ballpark during the Miami Marlins' 100-loss campaign last year. Now in the midst of possibly the best season of his career and with the Marlins thinking playoffs, his attitude -- and that of his teammates -- has changed drastically...
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VIDEO: Miami Heat's Burnie answers the ALS Ice Bucket call

Following nominations by both Stanley of the Florida Panthers and Billy of the Miami Marlins, the Miami Heat's Burnie joined his fellow Floridian mascots and accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.  Burnie began his challenge video by nominating others in the Heat family. Nominations included the Heat's Head coach-- Eric Spoelstra, the Heat's official DJ-- DJ Irie and...
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Ask the Rays: Jake Odorizzi

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Arizona Diamondbacks at Miami Marlins series primer

After a month-long stretch facing opponents ahead of them in the National League wild-card race, the Miami Marlins (59-61) host the Arizona Diamondbacks (52-68), the club with the NL's second-worst record, for a four-game set. Miami has won two straight series as well as four of its last six games. The Marlins sit 4 1/2 games back of the St. Louis Cardinals for the final spot...
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Miami Heat 2014-15 Regular Season Schedule

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Billy the Marlin accepts Raymond's Ice Bucket Challenge

Billy the Marlin was given 24 hours to complete the Ice Bucket Challenge after being nominated by fellow MLB mascot, the Tampa Bay Rays' Raymond. Billy wasted no time joining the Ice Bucket movement, and he fearlessly leaped into the Marlin's ice bath just hours after his nomination. Eager to join the efforts to #StrikeOutMLS, Billy held up signs that read, "Thank you...
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Rays' Raymond issues Ice Bucket Challenge to Billy the Marlin

The Tampa Bay Rays mascot Raymond participated in the Ice Bucket Challenge, joining the movement that has taken over social media. This viral challenge is one with a purpose, raising funds to help fight Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease or ALS. Raymond, after a challenge from Atlanta Hawks mascot Harry the Hawks, not only dumped ice water over...
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Brad Penny wins first game since 2011, Marlins hold off Reds

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Nearly 10 years had passed since Brad Penny pitched for the Marlins. His former catcher is now Miami's manager. When they got together again Saturday, it sure felt like old times. Penny rejoined the Marlins for the first time in 10 years and pitched five solid innings to get a notable win Saturday night, 4-3 over the slumping Cincinnati Reds. "It's...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Gators Notes: Muschamp not concerned by Hargreaves' knee injury

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Will Muschamp knew what 700 or so fans at Thursday night's first open practice -- and thousands following the speculation on Twitter -- did not. The Florida coach was told sophomore All-America cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III suffered a bone bruise and that it actually happened earlier in practice, rather than during an on-field scuffle in a wide receiver...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

It's only preseason, but Lovie Smith excited about first game as Bucs coach

TAMPA, Fla. -- Lovie Smith last coached an NFL game on Dec. 30, 2012, when his Chicago Bears beat the Detroit Lions to close the regular season at Ford Field. For a short time, his team's hopes of clinching a fourth playoff berth under him were kept alive with a 10-6 record, though the Minnesota Vikings' narrow victory over the Green Bay Packers that day at Mall of America...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Jarred Cosart scratched from Thursday's start for Marlins

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Miami Marlins right-hander Jarred Cosart has been scratched from his next start because of a strained oblique muscle. Rookie left-hander Brian Flynn will start in Cosart's place Thursday night at Pittsburgh. The Marlins got Cosart last week in a trade with Houston. He made his Miami debut the next day and took the loss against Cincinnati, giving up four runs...
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Jaguars add WRs Ramses Barden, Chad Hall

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- The Jacksonville Jaguars can't seem to go a day without getting a receiver hurt. Mike Brown became the latest addition to the injury report Wednesday. The second-year pro left training camp practice with tightness in his right hamstring. "It's unfortunate, a rather unfortunate situation," Brown said. "But guys are working hard to...
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Panthers No. 1 overall pick Aaron Ekblad injured in exhibition game

The Florida Panthers are left holding their breath after an injury to top-prospect Aaron Ekblad on Tuesday night. Ekblad, the Panthers' first overall pick in the 2014 NHL Draft, suffered what is currently being described as an upper-body injury during Canada's 6-2 victory over the Czech Republic. The game was part of Canada's under-20 summer development camp for World...
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Cornerbacks Cortland Finnegan, Brent Grimes excelling early in Dolphins camp

DAVIE, Fla. -- While the Miami Dolphins offense has had difficulty getting on the same page in training camp with many key players in and out of the lineup, perhaps the defense deserves a little credit for the offensive sturggles. Cornerbacks Cortland Finnegan and Brent Grimes have been especially troublesome for quarterback Ryan Tannehill. Tuesday's practice offered another...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Hurricanes coach Al Golden: 'We're excited about the direction we're going'

CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- A year ago, the University of Miami football program remained in flux. The NCAA had yet to release sanctions. The Schwartz Center for Athletic Excellence still looked like a construction site. While the improvement since then is promising, it's hard for the UM community to remain patient when rival Florida State won a national championship in January, routing...
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Dolphins reserves get more involved heading into scrimmage

DAVIE, Fla. -- With the Miami Dolphins preparing for their first team scrimmage of the season Saturday at Sun Life Stadium and a few minor injuries piling up, Friday's practice featured more reserves in prominent roles than earlier this week. Coach Joe Philbin liked what he saw regardless, with an opportunity to more thoroughly evaluate the rest of the talent beyond the presumed...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

We're all winners!

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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Seminoles top preseason coaches poll, only state team ranked

Florida State, the defending BCS champions, were No. 1 in the preseason coaches poll released Thursday. The Seminoles are the only team from Florida in the rankings. FSU received 56 of the available 62 first-place votes, while Oklahoma had three votes, and Oregon, Ohio State and South Carolina all received one vote each. The University of Florida, who were 4-8 last season, is not...
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Miami Marlins inch closer to pennant and wild card races

MIAMI -- Meaningful games bring forth scrutiny. It's easy to second guess strategy with hindsight.  During the decisive three-run eighth inning of the Miami Marlins' 4-3 loss to the Washington Nationals Wednesday afternoon, some may have questioned manager Mike Redmond moves. Lefty Brad Hand, who had thrown only 91 pitches through seven frames, went out to begin the eighth...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss
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