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BC-FL--Florida Sports Digest, FL

December 30, 2018

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NFL:

FBN--FALCONS-BUCCANEERS

TAMPA, Fla. _ NFC South rivals Tampa Bay and Atlanta conclude disappointing seasons, with the Buccaneers missing the playoffs for the 11th consecutive year and the Falcons failing to qualify just two seasons after playing in the Super Bowl. By Fred Goodall. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 1 p.m. ET.

FBN--JAGUARS-TEXANS

HOUSTON _ Deshaun Watson and the Houston Texans meet the Jacksonville Jaguars needing a win to clinch the AFC South. The Texans, who have already secured a playoff spot, would get a first-round bye with a win and a loss or tie by New England. By Kristie Rieken. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game starts at 1 p.m. ET

FBN--DOLPHINS-BILLS

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. _ The Miami Dolphins prepare to enter an uncertain 2019 after closing their season at the Buffalo Bills on Sunday. By John Wawrow. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game starts at 1 p.m. ET.

NBA:

BKN--PISTONS-MAGIC

ORLANDO, Fla. _ The Detroit Pistons make the second stop on a four-game road trip to face the Orlando Magic. By Dick Scanlon. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 3:30 p.m. ET.

BKN--TIMBERWOLVES-HEAT

MIAMI _ The Miami Heat have won seven of their last 10 games, and look to keep it going when they take on the banged-up Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday night. Game begins 6:10 p.m. By Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL:

FBC--GATOR BOWL PREVIEW

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. _ No. 21 Texas A&M and North Carolina State meet for the first time in the Gator Bowl, both looking to end the season with a four-game winning streak. By Mark Long. UPCOMING: 600 words by 4 p.m. NY EDITING

_ With: FBC--GATOR BOWL PREVIEW CAPSULE

COLLEGE BASKETBALL:

BKW--T25-CENTRAL MICHIGAN-MIAMI. Upcoming: 150 words. Game starts at 4 p.m.

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