BC-FL--Florida Sports Digest, FL
Jul. 30, 2018
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ATLANTA — Julio Teheran and the Atlanta Braves, who snapped a four-game losing streak by salvaging the final game of a weekend series against the Dodgers, open a three-game series against the Miami Marlins on Monday night. By Charles Odum. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7:35 p.m.
BBO--THIS WEEK IN BASEBALL
There are 11 teams within six games of a playoff spot in the National League, which could make for a thrilling last two months of the regular season. It also means some front offices are facing tough decisions as the trade deadline looms. By Baseball Writer Noah Trister. SENT: 950 words, photos
MIAMI — Dwyane Wade's future remains a mystery. The Miami Heat guard wouldn't say Monday if he has decided whether to play this season, which would be his 16th in the NBA. His future has been the source of much speculation for several weeks, with retirement a possibility. By Tim Reynolds.
DAVIE — Ryan Tannehill's pass traveled 2 yards before landing in the hands of a young receiver, who dropped it. Tannehill laughed. He doesn't mind when a throw to his 2-year-old son, Steel, falls incomplete. By Steven Wine.
JACKSONVILLE — Jacksonville's vaunted defense has a primary goal for 2018: To finish games better than it did a year ago. The Jaguars faltered in the fourth quarter several times, including in the AFC title game at New England, and believe fixing that flaw will be key to reaching their potential. By Mark Long. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos by 5 p.m.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. — Matt Ryan is looking to get back to his MVP form for the Atlanta Falcons, and all signs certainly point to what could be called a comeback season. Julio Jones is in camp, rookie Calvin Ridley joins the receiving corps and Steve Sarkisian is heading into his second season as offensive coordinator. By Paul Newberry. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos by 7 p.m.
SPARTANBURG, S.C. — Panthers rookie second-round draft pick Donte "Action" Jackson is turning heads in training camp with what teammates with his electric speed and brash talk, with coaches and teammates already drawing comparisons to former Panthers All-Pro cornerback Josh Norman. By Steve Reed. UPCOMING. 650 words, photos by 5 p.m.
RICHMOND, Va. — An Achilles Tendon MRI for Washington Redskins receiver Josh Doctson seemed like reason for alarm. Instead, it was a chance to show the 2016 first-round pick is healthy again and able to make the next step to being a dynamic piece of the offense. By Stephen Whyno. UPCOMING: 650 words, file photo by 4 p.m.
METAIRIE, La. — Two new receivers are eager to influence the Saints' passing game: free-agent acquisition Cameron Meredith and rookie Tre'Quan Smith. Meredith has rejoined his former receiver coach in Chicago, Curtis Johnson, as he comes back from an injury, while Smith has already stood out in team drills early in camp. By Brett Martel. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. By 5 p.m.
FBC--NEBRASKA-FROST HOME BURGLARIZED
LINCOLN, Neb. — Burglars entered the unlocked garage at the home of new Nebraska football coach Scott Frost over the weekend and stole memorabilia originally estimated at more than $100,000. The theft at Frost's southwest Lincoln home occurred between Friday at 5:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday, Lincoln Police Capt. Danny Reitan said. Frost and his family don't live in the home yet because it is under renovation. Reitan said he didn't know whether Frost was in Lincoln over the weekend.
High School Football:
PARKLAND — The first practice of the new season was over, and the only sound on the campus of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School was dozens of football players screaming in delight. It was 2:15 a.m., and they were having a water balloon fight . By Tim Reynolds.
CAR--NASCAR-IN THE PITS
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — NASCAR believes its fan base focuses far too much on the negatives around the sport, which of course, causes the positives to be overlooked. There are ways for NASCAR to fix that perception, but it starts at the top of the organization. By Auto Racing Writer Jenna Fryer. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 6 p.m.
The Stanley Cup-champion Capitals committed the kind of long-term deal to winger Tom Wilson that goes beyond his on-ice contributions. Washington signed the homegrown Wilson to a $31.02 million, six-year contract as a sign of what the organization believes he'll become, including possibly the future captain. By Hockey Writer Stephen Whyno. UPCOMING: 600 words, file photo by 5 p.m.
CARSON, Calif. — Zlatan Ibrahimovic had his first MLS hat trick, scoring the tying and go-ahead goals in a 4-minute span in the second half in the LA Galaxy's 4-3 victory over Orlando City on Sunday night. The 36-year-old Swedish star tied it at 3 in the 67th minute on a diving header off Ola Kamara's feed, then put the Galaxy in front in the 71st with a short hard kick after he headed down a rebound. He celebrated by ripping off his jersey.
ATLANTA — The Major League Soccer All-Star Game is a chance for the American circuit to shine on a world stage. But it looks like MLS won't be able to test its form against perhaps the biggest star of them all, Cristiano Ronaldo, who recently joined Juventus. By Paul Newberry. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 6 p.m.
WASHINGTON — A couple of three-time major champions working their way back from surgery, Andy Murray and Stan Wawrinkak, are in first-round action Monday night at the hard-court Citi Open, a tuneup for the U.S. Open. Murray match scheduled to start after 7 p.m.; Wawrinka match to follow. By Tennis Writer Howard Fendrich. UPCOMING: 400 words, photos.
OCEANSIDE, Calif. — Three-time world champion Carissa Moore of Honolulu edged 16-year-old phenom Caroline Marks of Melbourne Beach, Florida, to claim her first Paul Mitchell Supergirl Pro victory Sunday at the Oceanside Pier. It was Moore's first time topping the podium in six attempts at the Paul Mitchell Supergirl Pro, the largest women's surf contest in the world.
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