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DAVIE — The drubbing the Miami Dolphins endured last week at New England has tested their vocabulary as they keep searching for new ways to describe the humiliation. “We just got crushed,” coach Adam Gase said Wednesday. By Steven Wine.
JACKSONVILLE — The Jacksonville Jaguars have ruled out running back Leonard Fournette four days before the team’s game at Kansas City. Coach Doug Marrone announced Wednesday that Fournette and cornerback D.J. Hayden (toe) will miss the road game Sunday. It was a somewhat surprising move considering NFL teams rarely rule out players before Friday.
JACKSONVILLE — Jacksonville Jaguars safety Tashaun Gipson has a collection of footballs waiting to be displayed in his man cave. All of them are ones he intercepted during his seven years in the NFL. By Mark Long.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — New York Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson will not be suspended by the NFL for two arrests in an eight-month span. The league says Wednesday it completed its investigation into the incidents and the matter has been addressed, and no suspension is being issued. By Dennis Waszak Jr.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL-DIVERSITY STUDY
A diversity study finds that white men still “overwhelmingly” fill leadership positions at top-level college sports programs and conferences, leaving a “consistent underrepresentation of women and people of color” in those roles. The report card from The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES) at Central Florida finds only a slight improvement in racial and gender hiring for positions at Football Bowl Subdivision schools. The study examined positions that include university presidents or chancellors, athletic directors, faculty athletics representatives, conference commissioners and football coaching staffs. By Aaron Beard.
Under Nick Saban, the Alabama Crimson Tide always seems to start the season racking up wins. The Georgia Bulldogs also seem to be starting that trend with Kirby Smart in charge. By Teresa M. Walker.
The construction boom around the Atlantic Coast Conference is showing no signs of slowing down. In the seemingly never-ending facility arms race in big-time college football, some schools hope player-friendly project will give them an edge and help them keep up with their ACC peers — and other programs around the country. By Joedy McCreary.
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