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October 4, 2018

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DAVIE — Kenyan Drake began practice Thursday in the corner of the field with several teammates working on his blocking, with no ball involved. For Drake, it was similar to a game. By Steven Wine.


CINCINNATI — The first month shaped up as the Bengals’ most daunting, with three road games in the first four. The offense and defense were getting accustomed to new systems. And then the injuries began. Running back Joe Mixon tore knee cartilage. Center Billy Price tore a foot ligament. Linebacker Preston Brown sprained an ankle. Linebacker Vontaze Burfict was suspended all month for another NFL policy violation. By Joe Kay.


JACKSONVILLE — Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey doesn’t view Kansas City Chiefs speedster Tyreek Hill as much of a matchup concern. At least not as a receiver. By Mark Long.


KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Jacksonville coach Doug Marrone has seen enough in five games of Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes to compare him to some of the best to ever play the position. Or more accurately, an amalgamation of the best to ever play it. By Dave Skretta.



GAINESVILLE — Tim Tebow has a bronze statue outside Florida Field and his most memorable quote emblazoned on a plaque a couple hundred feet away. His All-American brick rests nearby, too. On Saturday, the Gators will honor their most famous quarterback one more time. By Mark Long.


TALLAHASSEE — Florida State quarterback Deondre Francois has already won two starts on Miami’s home field. That’s one more than Miami’s starter has. By Bob Ferrante.


Things to watch in the Atlantic Coast Conference in Week 6: GAME OF THE WEEK By The Associated Press.


Here are some things to watch during Week 6 of the Southeastern Conference football season: GAME OF THE WEEK: No. 5 LSU at No. 22 Florida: The Tigers have been among the biggest surprises in the SEC this season, vaulting into the nation’s elite after victories over Miami and Auburn. They’ll hit the road to face a resurgent Florida program, which lost to Kentucky in the second week of the season but responded with three straight wins, including back-to-back road victories over Tennessee and Mississippi State . By The Associated Press.


BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The Southeastern Conference has extended Commissioner Greg Sankey’s contract through 2023. The league announced the agreement Thursday for Sankey, who took over on June 1, 2015.



MIAMI — Three Cuban prospects, including top international free-agent Victor Victor Mesa, will try out for major league scouts on Friday at Marlins Park. Also participating will be Mesa’s brother, Victor Mesa Jr., and pitcher Sandy Gaston. All teams are invited to attend.


MILWAUKEE — With every home run and big hit, it’s getting more difficult for Christian Yelich to go out in Milwaukee without being recognized. It didn’t stop the potential National League MVP from making a run to the supermarket for groceries, so his mother could make his favorite dish when she recently visited. By Genaro C. Armas.


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