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BC-FL--Florida Sports Digest, FL

September 30, 2018

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The NBA preseason continues with five games on the schedule, including: Miami at San Antonio, 5 p.m. ET; Charlotte at Boston, 6 p.m. ET; New Orleans at Chicago, 7 p.m. ET; Denver vs L.A. Lakers at San Diego. 9:30 p.m. ET; Sydney Kings vs L.A. Clippers in Honolulu, 9:30 p.m. ET UPCOMING: 600 words.



ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Tampa Bay Rays wrap up a year in which they’ve won more games than most people expected, facing the Toronto Blue Jays in the season finale at Tropicana Field. By Mark Didtler. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 3:10 p.m. ET.


NEW YORK — One day after David Wright’s emotional goodbye, Noah Syndergaard (12-4) starts for the New York Mets in their season finale against Miami. All-Star catcher J.T. Realmuto will manage the last-place Marlins as they try to wrap things up with some fun. By Baseball Writer Mike Fitzpatrick. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts 3:10 p.m. ET



JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The New York Jets and Jacksonville Jaguars try to bounce back from unexpected losses when they play Sunday. By Mark Long. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Begins at 1 p.m. ET


FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The Dolphins can improve to 4-0 for the first time since Don Shula’s last season as coach in 1995 when Miami visits New England. The Patriots haven’t started 1-3 since 2001. They have also won nine straight at home in the series. By Kyle Hightower. UPCOMING: 650 words. Kickoff at 1 p.m. EDT, photos.


CHICAGO — Khalil Mack and the Chicago Bears meet the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in a matchup between unlikely division leaders. The Bears are alone atop the NFC North for the first time since 2013, while the Buccaneers are tied with Carolina and New Orleans in the NFC South. It wasn’t clear if Ryan Fitzpatrick will start at quarterback for Tampa Bay or Jameis Winston, who rejoined the team after serving a three-game suspension for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy. By Andrew Seligman. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 1 p.m. ET.


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