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AP-FL--Florida Sports Digest, FL

September 9, 2018

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NEW ORLEANS — The New Orleans Saints and Tampa Bay Buccaneers open their regular season against one another on Sunday at a time when expectations are vastly different for each club. The Saints are coming off a playoff campaign, while the Bucs are trying to improve on a five-win season and are playing without suspended starter Jameis Winston. By Brett Martel. UPCCOMING: 700 words, photos. Kickoff 1 p.m. ET


MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — Ryan Tannehill returns after missing the Dolphins’ past 20 games, and the Titans try to win their sixth consecutive road opener when the teams meet Sunday. By Steven Wine. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game scheduled to begin 1 p.m. ET.


— FBN--JAGUARS-GIANTS. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 1 p.m.

College Football


CORAL GABLES, Fla. — No. 22 Miami used four quarterbacks against Savannah State, and starter Malik Rosier got booed by the home crowd in a 77-point win. Despite all that, it seems clear that Rosier is still Miami’s best option. By Tim Reynolds. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by 5:30 p.m.



ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Tampa Bay Rays go for a weekend sweep of the Baltimore Orioles, sending opener Ryne Stanek to the mound against lefty Josh Rogers. By Mark Didtler. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 1:10 p.m. ET.


The Pittsburgh Pirates and Miami Marlins wrap up a three-game weekend series on Sunday. Trevor Williams, who has a 0.72 ERA since the All-Star break, starts for Pittsburgh against Miami’s Jeff Brigham. Game begins at 1:35 p.m.


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