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AP-FL--Florida Sports Digest, FL

September 2, 2018

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MLB:

BBN--BLUE JAYS-MARLINS

MIAMI — Marlins pitcher Jeff Brigham makes his Major League debut against the Blue Jays. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game started at 1:10 p.m.

BBA--RAYS-INDIANS

CLEVELAND — Carlos Carrasco goes for his 17th win for the Indians against the Rays as Cleveland seeks to inch closer to an American League Central Division title. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 4:10 p.m.

NFL:

FBN--Dophins-Gase

DAVIE — The competition for the job of backup quarterback with the Miami Dolphins is headed into overtime. By Steven Wine. SENT: 548 words.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL:

FBC--T25-VIRGINIA TECH-FLORIDA STATE

TALLAHASSEE — When Florida State coach Willie Taggart makes his debut on Monday, most eyes will be fixated on Deondre Francois and how he leads an up-tempo spread offense. By Bob Ferrante. SENT: 889 words.

TENNIS:

DIVERSITY IN TENNIS

NEW YORK — Venus and Serena Williams have been a nearly constant presence at the U.S. Open since the debut of Arthur Ashe Stadium 21 years ago. Their 30 combined Grand Slam singles titles have changed the tennis landscape. Many American kids of color are taking part in youth programs, often citing the superstar sisters as the reason. By Melissa Murphy. SENT: 1,111 words.

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