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MIAMI — Still hanging on to playoff hopes, the Philadelphia Phillies visit the Miami Marlins on Wednesday night. The Phillies start the day three games back in the NL East. By Tim Reynolds. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.


— BBA--RAYS-BLUE JAYS. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7:05 p.m.



DAVIE — Ryan Tannehill fielded questions on Twitter this week, with followers asking about his fresh-water fishing preference (open face reel), whether he could play receiver in the NFL (no way), and what kept him going when he missed all of last season (faith, family, friends and teammates). The social media audience was too polite to ask the question on the mind of every Miami Dolphins fan: When will Tannehill win a postseason game, or at least play in one? By Steven Wine.


JACKSONVILLE — Tom Coughlin wants no part of the spotlight this week. He has declined several interview requests as Jacksonville prepares to open the season against Coughlin's former team, the New York Giants. Coughlin is entering his second year as Jacksonville's executive vice president of football operations, working mostly behind the scenes. By Mark Long.


JACKSONVILLE — Jacksonville Jaguars tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins missed practice Wednesday because of a core muscle injury. Coach Doug Marrone says he feels like Seferian-Jenkins will play Sunday at the New York Giants, "but you never know. That's me saying it, not him or the doctors."


NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Marcus Mariota has shown flashes of brilliance during his brief NFL career. He had a perfect passer rating in his NFL debut and led a 19-point comeback for his first playoff victory. By Teresa M. Walker.


EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — With the rehab behind him and the pain gone, three-time New York Giants Pro Bowl wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. is returning to the NFL with an even bigger target on his back, and an outspoken Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback ready to take a shot at him. Beckham doesn't mind. The NFL's highest paid receiver can't wait to play in a game for the first time since breaking his left ankle against the Chargers on Oct. 8. By Tom Canavan.



The points came quickly and against all types of opponents in a very successful opening week for the defensive-minded teams in the Southeastern Conference. Offenses around the SEC made a statement the rest of Power Five leagues can't help but notice — and left little doubt they have the offensive firepower to light up scoreboards all year after their impressive performances in Week 1. By Pete Iacobelli.


RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina State coach Dave Doeren was headed out the door when he was asked a follow-up question about an injured player. Cracking a grin, Doeren jokingly responded, "I don't have to tell you." By Joedy Mccreary.



LONDON — David Beckham's Major League Soccer team will be called Inter Miami. The former Manchester United midfielder wants the club to start playing in 2020 but it lacks a stadium after years trying to find a site in Miami.


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