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Carl Pavano Q&A: Marlins looking for pitchers to step up

It’s tough for any ballclub to rebound from the loss of an ace. That has been the case for the Miami Marlins (47-52) since Jose Fernandez underwent Tommy John surgery in mid-May. The young rotation has had trouble regaining its 2013 and early 2014 form, ranking third-to-last in the National League with a 4.16 ERA. Veteran Randy Wolf was signed, then designated. Rookies Anthony...
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NFC South primer: Rivals will offer a tall challenge for Bucs

TAMPA, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers' hire of coach Lovie Smith is movement in the right direction, but rivals in the NFC South will make a climb toward the top of the division difficult. Yes, it's hard to predict in July how standings will look come late December given the NFL's parity, but it's fair to assume the Atlanta Falcons and New Orleans Saints should...
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Marlins recall RHP Anthony DeSclafani from Triple-A, send down Ed Lucas

MIAMI -- In need of an extra arm, the Miami Marlins recalled right-hander Anthony DeSclafani from Triple-A New Orleans and optioned utility player Ed Lucas to the Zephyrs prior to Sunday's series finale against the San Francisco Giants. Over the past two games to open the second half, Marlins starters went a combined 6 2/3 innings. The bullpen is tied for second in the majors...
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Four Gators football players named 2014 Preseason All-SEC

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Four University of Florida football players were named to the 2014 Preseason All-SEC Teams, as voted on by a record 293 media members at SEC Media Days this year. Offensive lineman Chaz Green, defensive lineman Dante Fowler, Jr., defensive back Vernon Hargreaves III and wide receiver/return specialist Andre Debose were selected to the teams. In addition, the Gators...
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Crucial offensive roles up for grabs as Dolphins near camp

The Miami Dolphins begin training camp on July 24, with the main questions for this squad being how quickly the offense can adapt to new offensive coordinator Bill Lazor's system and how effective the re-tooled offensive line will be in keeping quarterback Ryan Tannehill on his feet. However, there are also some position battles to sort out on both sides of the ball. Here are...
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Under the Radar: Unheralded players to watch at Jaguars camp

Only 25 players who had spent at least one year in the NFL and were on the roster of the Jacksonville Jaguars at this time a year ago are still part of the team going into training camp next week. It's easy to think of the rebuilding of the Jaguars in terms of players drafted since the arrivals of coach Gus Bradley and general manager Dave Caldwell. Even with first-round pick...
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San Francisco Giants at Miami Marlins game preview

TV: FOX Sports Florida Time: Pregame coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. After staking themselves to a sizable divisional lead, the San Francisco Giants open the season's second half in second place. The Miami Marlins come out of the All-Star break trying to salvage a season that started in promising fashion. The Giants hope Friday night's road matchup with the Marlins and Nathan...
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Rays place Hanigan on DL, call up Casali

The Tampa Bay Rays placed catcher Ryan Hanigan on the 15-day disabled list with a left oblique strain Thursday, a move that's retroactive to July 9. They also selected the contract of catcher Curt Casali from Triple-A Durham. In addition, outfielder Wil Myers (wrist) was moved from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list. Myers is eligible to come off the disabled...
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Tampa Bay Rays at Minnesota Twins game preview

TV: Sun Sports Time: Pregame coverage begins at 7:30 p.m. Neither the Tampa Bay Rays nor the Minnesota Twins were happy with the first half of the season. Despite some encouraging recent play for both clubs, they'll need strong starts out of the All-Star break to avoid irrelevancy. The Rays seek a ninth road win in 10 games Friday night when they face the Twins. Tampa Bay'...
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Who's Hot, Who's Not: King Felix, Kershaw dominate first half

Some have slumped, while others have simmered. Here's our review of who's running hot and cold around Major League Baseball during the season's first half. Stats through July 13 HOT PITCHERS AL — Felix Hernandez, Seattle Mariners Hernandez is 11-2 with a 2.12 ERA and 154 strikeouts in 20 starts this season. His ERA leads the American League among all qualified starters...
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Marlins could be in market for pitching, infield help as trade deadline nears

Check the standings Thursday and notice that half of MLB's divisions are separated from first and last by just 10 1/2 games. What does that mean for the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline? The line between buyers and sellers will be a small one if clubs believe they have a shot at the postseason. The Miami Marlins (44-50) are fourth in the National League East, 7 1/2 back of the...
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Former Gators QB Leak seeks to make an impact as UF's receivers coach

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- As Florida's coaching staff scattered in recent weeks for a final opportunity to relax and vacation before fall camp starts, there were days when the new guy had the office nearly to himself. It wasn't unusual to see Chris Leak anchored behind his desk flipping through notebooks or other materials related to his new job. The former Gators quarterback...
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Competition for complementary roles highlights Bucs as camp approaches

TAMPA, Fla. -- Position battles are a healthy part of any team's evolution from July's what-ifs to September's kickoff, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will seek stability at key positions. The Bucs will benefit from veteran anchors like quarterback Josh McCown and defensive tackle Gerald McCoy on their respective sides of the ball. But complementary players will be determined...
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Giancarlo Stanton smash at HR Derby teaches fan a lesson: Wear a glove

After blasting six home runs, including a 512-foot bomb that nearly left the park, Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton certainly left his mark on fans at the 2014 MLB Home Run Derby at Target Field. The mark left on one fan, however, was a little too real. While attempting to bare hand a Stanton-hit homer, Jordan Jacobson, a fan in attendance, instead received a bruised hand and a...
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Will Muschamp confident Gators will have 'outstanding' year

HOOVER, Ala. -- By way of the schedule on the opening day of the SEC Football Media Days, Florida coach Will Muschamp followed Auburn's Gus Malzahn to the podium to address a ballroom full of TV cameras and reporters here Monday. Muschamp and the Gators won't mind following in Auburn's footsteps again this fall. Remember the state of the Tigers a year go when Malzahn...
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Jaguars' 10 most important players heading into 2014

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FSU WR Jesus Wilson arrested for allegedly stealing scooter

Florida State sophomore wide receiver Jesus "Bobo" Wilson has been charged with grand theft of a motor vehicle, a third degree felony, after allegedly stealing a scooter. Wilson admitted on Monday to taking a Bintelli Sprint scooter that had been parked at the Love Building on FSU's campus on June 11, according to a probable cause report released by the FSU police department...
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Highly touted prospects Ekblad, Barkov highlight Panthers development camp

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. -- Over the next week, the future stars of the Florida Panthers will gather for the team's annual development camp in Coral Springs. Former first-round picks Aaron Ekblad (No. 1 overall, 2014) and Aleksander Barkov (No. 2 overall, 2013) highlight a camp roster filled with both future stars and hopeful tryouts. For Ekblad, a defenseman, Monday's opening...
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Lightning re-sign defenseman Andrej Sustr

The Tampa Bay Lightning have re-signed defenseman Andrej Sustr to a one-year, one-way contract, the team announced today. Sustr, 23, skated in 43 games last season with the Lightning, earning one goal, seven assists and 16 PIM while averaging 15:48 of ice time. His first career NHL goal came against goaltender Kari Lehtonen and the Dallas Stars on April 5 at the Tampa Bay Times...
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Magic waive forward Jason Maxiell

Forward Jason Maxiell was waived Friday morning by the Orlando Magic, making him the fourth player from a team that went 23-59 last season to be released this week. Maxiell, 31, was scheduled to make $2.5 million in the final year of the contract he signed with the Magic last July. By waiving him before July 10, that money is no longer owed to him and counts toward the amount the...
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Who might deliver a breakthrough win Saturday night at Daytona?

Historically, when we come back to Daytona in July, it's a chance for folks to steal away a win from the expected frontrunners. These are drivers you don't expect to see win week in and week out, but like we always tell you, racing at Daytona like racing at Talladega is the great equalizer. All 43 drivers have a chance of winning. There are a lot of drivers not only trying...
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Philadelphia Phillies at Miami Marlins game preview

TV: FOX Sports Florida Time: Pregame coverage begins at 5:30 p.m. It's becoming the same old story for the Philadelphia Phillies, whose recent offensive woes have brought them to the brink of their longest losing streak of the season. Philadelphia's struggling lineup again looks to get on track as the host Miami Marlins seek to complete a three-game sweep Thursday night....
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Philadelphia Phillies at Miami Marlins game preview

TV: FOX Sports Florida Time: Pregame coverage begins at 5:30 p.m. It's becoming the same old story for the Philadelphia Phillies, whose recent offensive woes have brought them to the brink of their longest losing streak of the season. Philadelphia's struggling lineup again looks to get on track as the host Miami Marlins seek to complete a three-game sweep Thursday night....
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Philadelphia Phillies at Miami Marlins game preview

TV: FOX Sports Florida Time: Pregame coverage begins at 5:30 p.m. It's becoming the same old story for the Philadelphia Phillies, whose recent offensive woes have brought them to the brink of their longest losing streak of the season. Philadelphia's struggling lineup again looks to get on track as the host Miami Marlins seek to complete a three-game sweep Thursday night....
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Philadelphia Phillies at Miami Marlins game preview

TV: FOX Sports Florida Time: Pregame coverage begins at 5:30 p.m. It's becoming the same old story for the Philadelphia Phillies, whose recent offensive woes have brought them to the brink of their longest losing streak of the season. Philadelphia's struggling lineup again looks to get on track as the host Miami Marlins seek to complete a three-game sweep Thursday night....
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