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AP-FL--Florida Sports Digest, FL

September 8, 2018

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College Football


GAINESVILLE, Fla. — No. 25 Florida tries to make it 32 consecutive victories against Kentucky when the teams open Southeastern Conference play in the Swamp. By Mark Long. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game begins at 7:30 p.m.


MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — No. 22 Miami plays host to Savannah State, a FCS team that fully expects to be overmatched in a number of areas by the Hurricanes. Game begins 6 p.m. By Tim Reynolds. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos.


ORLANDO, Fla. — No. 19 UCF is heavily favored to extend the nation’s longest winning streak to 15 games when the Knights face South Carolina State in their home opener. By Corey Long. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 6 p.m. ET.


TAMPA, Fla. — South Florida tries to continue an impressive stretch of success against Power 5 conference opponents when the Bulls face Georgia Tech in a nationally televised matchup. By Fred Goodall. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at Noon ET.


TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Willie Taggart looks for his first win as Florida State’s head coach when the Seminoles host Samford. By Bob Ferrante. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7:20 p.m.


BOCA RATON, Fla. — Air Force plays in the Sunshine State for the first time since 1968 on Saturday when it faces Florida Atlantic, which is trying to bounce back from a season-opening drubbing at Oklahoma. By Andy Kent. UPCOMING: 600 words. Game scheduled to begin 2 p.m. ET.



ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Tampa Bay Rays continue a three-game weekend series against the Baltimore Orioles. By Mark Didtler. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 6:10 p.m.


The Pittsburgh Pirates look for sixth straight win on Saturday when they face Miami. Ivan Nova starts for Pittsburgh against Miami’s Wei-Yen Chen. Game begins at 1:05 p.m. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.


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