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MIAMI — Anibal Sanchez is scheduled to start for the first-place Atlanta Braves against the last-place Miami Marlins on Saturday night. By Christopher Stock. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game scheduled to begin 7:10 p.m.


ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Boston Red Sox look to bounce back from losing the opener of a weekend series, sending 15-game winner Rick Porcello to the mound against lefty Ryan Yarbrough and the Tampa Bay Rays. By Mark Didtler. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 6:10 p.m. ET.



JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Atlanta Falcons will rest star receiver Julio Jones and running back Devonta Freeman for their exhibition game at Jacksonville, a preseason matchup that could look like a dress rehearsal for both teams. By Mark Long. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game begins at 7 p.m.


MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — Rookie quarterback Lamar Jackson will get another long look from the Ravens, and Ryan Tannehill will see his most extensive action of the exhibition season for the Dolphins when the teams meet Saturday night. By Steven Wine. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game scheduled to begin 7 p.m.



NEW YORK — The NBA's entry into esports finishes off its first season with its championship series. The Knicks' and Heat's teams face off for the title in the 17-team league, which grows to 21 next season and means more than two-thirds of the NBA's franchises will also have a team of video gamers. By Basketball Writer Brian Mahoney. UPCOMING: 500 words. Championship series starts 4 p.m.



TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Levonta Taylor allowed just 13 receptions (and no touchdowns) in 13 games in 2017. But the Florida State cornerback, who feels he is underrated, is nowhere to be found on the preseason All-ACC team as well as a majority of the preseason All-American teams. Taylor is just 5-foot-10 but opponents have learned not to sell him short. By Bob Ferrante. SENT: 600 words, photos


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