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Nikola Vucevic doubles up again, Magic drop home opener to Wizards

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- John Wall had 30 points and 12 assists, and the Washington Wizards held off a late surge to beat the Orlando Magic 105-98 on Thursday night. Marcin Gortat added 20 points and 12 rebounds. All five starters scored in double figures as Washington earned its fifth straight victory over its division rival. The Magic trailed by three at the half, only to be outscored...
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Panthers vs. Coyotes sights and sounds

View our updating gallery of photos, video and interviews from the Florida Panthers' game against the Arizona Coyotes. NOTE: You may need to refresh your browser for the gallery to appear.
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Jaguars place cornerback Alan Ball on injured reserve

The Jacksonville Jaguars placed cornerback Alan Ball on injured reserve Wednesday with a biceps injury, meaning their starting defensive backfield for the rest of the season will likely consist entirely of second-year players. Ball, a seventh-year pro who the Jaguars signed to a two-year contract as an unrestricted free agent in March 2013, suffered the injury during their 24-6 victory...
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Dolphins' Louis Delmas named AFC Defensive Player of the Week

After a dominant performance against the Jacksonville Jaguars last Sunday, Miami Dolphins safety Louis Delmas was named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week on Wednesday. Delmas put his stamp on the game with an interception and 81-yard touchdown return to open the scoring for the Dolphins in the 27-13 victory. He also recorded two tackles, a fumble recovery, and a pass defensed...
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Chris Bosh on the Heat Winning Without LeBron

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Magic Musings: Some encouraging signs in lopsided loss to Pelicans

The numbers for Tobias Harris, Nikola Vucevic and Elfrid Payton in the Orlando Magic's season opener Tuesday night told an encouraging story. Everything else, however, was a different matter as the New Orleans Pelicans held the Magic to 38.1 percent shooting overall and pulled away in the second half to a 101-84 victory. Harris, the Magic's leading scorer during the preseason...
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In the picture: FSU in second place in College Football Playoff rankings

Mississippi State, Florida State, Auburn and Mississippi are the top four teams in the first College Football Playoff rankings. The first of seven Top 25 rankings done by a 12-member selection committee was released Tuesday night. The selection committee will pick the four teams to play in the national semifinals and set the matchups for other four marquee New Year's Day bowls...
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Woman asks to end investigation of FSU running back Karlos Williams

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- The lawyer for the woman involved in the domestic battery investigation of Florida State running back Karlos Williams has asked police to end the investigation. Nathan Prince said Tuesday the woman never filed a complaint and wants everything to "blow over." He said Florida State contacted the Tallahassee Police Department about the case. Florida...
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Magic at Pelicans sights and sounds

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Deadline deals: Bucs reportedly send Barron to Rams, Casillas to Patriots

TAMPA, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have reportedly parted ways with safety Mark Barron and linebacker Jonathan Casillas. Prior to the NFL trade deadline Tuesday afternoon, Barron was traded to the St. Louis Rams for a reported fourth- and sixth-round picks and Casillas was sent to the New England Patriots. Barron, 25, was viewed as a disappointment in his two-plus seasons with...
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True freshman Travis Rudolph stepping into bigger role with Seminoles

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- It didn't take Florida State receiver Travis Rudolph long to show that he could make an impact for the defending national champions as a true freshman. Rudolph had his best game against Notre Dame, grabbing six passes for 80 yards and an 11-yard touchdown in Florida State's 31-27 win on Saturday night. Of Rudolph's six catches, four went for...
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'Canes OT Flowers to miss UNC contest with knee injury

MIAMI -- An already depleted Miami Hurricanes offensive line took another hit Tuesday with news that junior left tackle Ereck Flowers reportedly sustained a knee injury. Head coach Al Golden confirmed Flowers would not play this Saturday against North Carolina, but didn't know about his long-term status.  "It's tough because we don't know -- doctor seems to think...
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Marlins position analysis: Third base

Last offseason when the Miami Marlins looked at areas of concern, third base sat atop the list. Seven players saw time at the position, which sorely lacked production (5 HRs/51 RBI).   In mid-December, the Marlins signed Casey McGehee, who had been relegated to Japan after his five-year big-league career fizzled in 2012. He resuscitated it by batting .292 with 30 doubles, 28 homers...
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Lightning vs. Coyotes sights and sounds

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UCF get commitment from 7-foot-6 center Tacko Fall

The UCF men's basketball team is suddenly a lot taller. Tacko Fall, a 7-foot-6 center from Senegal who moved to the United States in 2012, has committed to the Knights, according to multiple reports. Fall, who is currently a senior at Liberty Christian Prep in Tavares, had received offers from several major programs such as Georgetown, Clemson and Kansas State, but chose to...
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Dolphins' big-play defense indicative of positive trend toward success

DAVIE, Fla. -- When head coach Joe Philbin addressed his Miami Dolphins team after the 27-14 victory over the Chicago Bears in Week 7, his message was simple: Keep it up. "In the locker room in Chicago, I said, 'It's time for us to get on a roll. We have to start stringing some things together and start playing the way we are capable of as a team for 60 minutes week...
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Improved defense will be key to Magic making playoff push in 2014-15

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Ten years ago, the marketing campaign of the Orlando Magic was built around the phrase "Total Team Effort." The Magic might not be in a nostalgic mood compared to last season, when the franchise celebrated its 25th year in the NBA. But when the regular season tips off Tuesday night at New Orleans, they hope to see a team where balance and depth will more...
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Buccaneers continue to prove DNA of a winner is out of their reach

TAMPA, Fla. -- The difference between relief and gut-wrenching pain on fall Sundays is small, and this season the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have made a nasty habit of becoming too familiar with the wrong outcome. NFL A 19-13 overtime loss to the Minnesota Vikings was the latest sick thrill ride, a game that featured the Bucs falling behind 10-0 and looking incapable of producing a single...
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Bucs fumble on first play of OT, fall at home to Vikings

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Anthony Barr forced a fumble on the first play of overtime and returned it 27 yards to score, giving the Minnesota Vikings a 19-13 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The stunning end Sunday came just 17 seconds after the Vikings (3-5) extended the game on Blair Walsh's 38-yard field goal on the final play of regulation. Teddy Bridgewater threw for 241...
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Josh McRoberts Q&A: Ready to fit in with Heat and compliment new teammates

MIAMI, Fla. -- Michael Jordan once said that the success of his Charlotte team was dependent on how well Josh McRoberts "connected all the dots" during his time there.  It's not difficult to see how McRoberts' presence for the Miami Heat will have the same effect once he's healthy after sitting out the preseason as he recuperates from offseason toe surgery...
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Midseason report: Grading the unbeaten but flawed Seminoles

After squeaking by Oklahoma State in their season opener, the Florida State Seminoles have gone on to beat a handful of tough opponents. The Seminoles needed overtime against ACC rival Clemson, but they eventually beat the Tigers while without the services of quarterback Jameis Winston. They finally ended a two-game losing streak against the NC State Wolfpack by winning inside of...
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Buccaneers take on Vikings looking for much-needed win

TAMPA, Fla. -- Someone must gain momentum. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Minnesota Vikings meet at 1 p.m. Sunday at Raymond James Stadium without much going for either. The Bucs (1-5) are in last place in the weak NFC South, and the Vikings (2-5) are the same in the NFC North. Both teams have managed to produce a meager 120 points this season. Both are in need of a victory. On the...
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Jonathan Drouin scores first goal of NHL career, Lightning top Jets

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) -- Jonathan Drouin, Vladislav Namestnikov and Ondrej Palat scored in the second period, leading the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 4-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Friday night. Ben Bishop made 40 saves for Tampa Bay, which has won three of four on a five-game road trip that ends at Minnesota on Saturday night. Steven Stamkos scored in the first, and Nikita...
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Photo gallery: The Rays through the Joe Maddon years

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Victor Oladipo out indefinitely with facial fracture

ORLANDO, Fla. -- What was already a difficult month for Victor Oladipo just got worse. The Orlando Magic announced Friday that Oladipo will be out indefinitely after suffering a facial fracture in practice Thursday when he took an inadvertent elbow during a practice drill. The second pick in the 2013 NBA Draft is scheduled to undergo a corrective surgical procedure Saturday. Oladipo...
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