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JACKSONVILLE — Jacksonville Jaguars czar Tom Coughlin defended the team’s run-first philosophy and keeping much of the team intact in 2018 because they were “a whistle” away from the Super Bowl. By Mark Long. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by 4 p.m.
BUCCANEERS-WINSTON LAWSUIT SETTLEMENT
PHOENIX — Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston is in the process of settling a lawsuit filed by a female Uber driver in Arizona who accused him of sexual assault. Documents filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Phoenix state that a settlement agreement should be finalized in 10 days. Details weren’t disclosed.
PITTSBURGH THREAT-NFL PLAYOFFS
PITTSBURGH — Federal prosecutors say a Texas man who threatened to go through with a mass shooting and suicide at an NFL playoff game in Pittsburgh has been sentenced to 18 months in federal prison. U.S. Attorney for Western Pennsylvania Scott Brady announced the sentence for San Antonio resident Yuttana Choochongkol, who also went by the name Jason Manotham. Attorney information for Choochongkol was not listed in online federal court records.
MIAMI — Dwyane Wade is coming off a 35-point game, and he and the Miami Heat play host to the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night. By Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7:40 p.m.
TAMPA — The Tampa Bay Lightning host the Anaheim Ducks, aiming to improve to 4-0 on a five-game homestand. By Mark Didtler. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7:30 p.m.
ORLANDO — The family of Central Florida quarterback McKenzie Milton says he has nerve damage in his right leg, but “blood flow has been restored” and he is recovering from the injury suffered during UCF’s last game. Milton was carted off the field during the first half of the Knights’ victory at rival South Florida on Friday after getting injured while being tackled. He has been treated at Tampa General Hospital.
GAINESVILLE — Florida returns home after a 1-2 showing in the Bahamas and hosts North Florida. By Mark Long. UPCOMING: 500 words. Game starts at 7 p.m.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Fernando Alonso will return to the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona next year with Wayne Taylor Racing. The two-time Formula One world champion and Kamui Kobayashi, an FIA World Endurance Championship regular, were named co-drivers Tuesday for the twice-round-the-clock endurance race Jan. 26-27 at Daytona International Speedway. They will join Wayne Taylor Racing regulars Jordan Taylor and Renger van der Zande in the No. 10 Cadillac.
TAMPA — Players in the second tier of U.S. men’s soccer leagues have formed a union for collective bargaining. The United Soccer League said Tuesday its USL Championship clubs have recognized the USL Players Association as their players’ exclusive bargaining representative.
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