BC-FL--Florida Sports Digest, FL
Sep. 07, 2018
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DETROIT — Billionaire Richard DeVos, co-founder of direct-selling giant Amway, owner of the Orlando Magic and father-in-law of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, died Thursday. He was 92. Family spokesman Nick Wasmiller says DeVos died at his western Michigan home due to complications from an infection. By Corey Williams.
MIAMI — Udonis Haslem is barely given the chance to play anymore, and the Miami Heat wanted him back anyway. That's how much they value his presence. By Tim Reynolds.
NEW ORLEANS — Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan remembers all too well the last time New Orleans entered a season with a lot of hype. The Saints seemed like a good bet to make the playoffs for a fifth time in six seasons back in 2014. Instead, they stumbled to a 7-9 record in what became the first of three straight frustrating, sub-.500 campaigns before they won the NFC South last season. By Brett Martel.
MIAMI — It's easy to wonder which quarterback will make the biggest impact on Sunday's game between the Titans and Dolphins. Ryan Tannehill? By Steven Wine.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The old and new will be crossing paths at MetLife Stadium when the Jacksonville Jaguars open the season against the New York Giants. The game will be the first for Jaguars executive vice president of football operations Tom Coughlin against the Giants, the team he led to two Super Bowl titles before resigning in January 2016 after a dozen seasons as coach. By Tom Canavan.
MIAMI — Two FIU football players were shot Thursday afternoon, and police said they were looking for who was responsible for what they called a drive-by attack. Opa-locka (Florida) police chief James Dobson identified the players as running back Anthony Jones and offensive lineman Mershawn Miller. Jones was shot in the face and back, while Miller was shot in the arm. Both players were taken to Ryder Trauma Center, Jones getting airlifted there and Miller taken by ambulance. By Tim Reynolds.
CORAL GABLES — Wide receiver Ahmmon Richards and defensive lineman Demetrius Jackson have both been ruled out of No. 22 Miami's game against Savannah State on Saturday with knee injuries. Richards had one catch in Miami's season-opening loss to LSU, and Saturday's game will be the sixth he has missed with injury since the start of last season.
SEC THIS WEEK
Here are some things to watch during the second week of the Southeastern Conference football season: GAME OF THE WEEK: No. 3 Georgia at No. 24 South Carolina. It's an early-season matchup between two teams who are among the favorites to win the SEC's Eastern Division. Georgia has dominated the series over the past few seasons, winning the past three games by at least 14 points. The Bulldogs have hovered around a 10-point favorite for Saturday's game, but the Gamecocks will enjoy home field advantage at Williams-Brice Stadium. By The Associated Press.
ACC THIS WEEK
Things to watch in the Atlantic Coast Conference in Week 2: GAME OF THE WEEK: No. 2 Clemson at Texas A&M. For Jimbo Fisher, there's no getting away from the Tigers. Fisher left Florida State for College Station this offseason, and his second game as the Aggies coach comes against his old perennial Atlantic Division nemesis — prompting Clemson coach Dabo Swinney to joke: "Seems I can't get rid of him." Swinney's Tigers beat Fisher's Seminoles teams in each of the last three years on their way to division and conference championships. And all eyes will once again be on Clemson's quarterback situation, after incumbent starter Kelly Bryant accounted for two touchdowns in the rout of Furman while freshman Trevor Lawrence threw three touchdown passes in relief. By The Associated Press.
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