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SUNRISE _ The Buffalo Sabres begin a two-game Florida swing Tuesday when they play the Panthers. By Paul Gereffi. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.
_ HKN--LIGHTNING-FLYERS. Upcoming: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.
JACKSONVILLE _ Former NFL head coach Dom Capers has joined Jacksonville’s coaching staff as senior defensive assistant, returning to the Jaguars two decades after his first stint with the team. The team says Capers will work closely with defensive coordinator Todd Wash and the other assistants on that side of the ball.
FORT MYERS _ Minnesota Twins third baseman Miguel Sano will miss at least the first week of full-squad workouts after he cut his foot while celebrating his team winning the Dominican Winter League championship. Sano has been wearing a walking boot to protect the wound, which is above the heel on his right foot. Sano reported to camp Sunday and the first full-squad workout was Monday.
TAMPA _ Aaron Judge thinks the New York Yankees have a championship-caliber team without Manny Machado. “We weren’t in the position I felt like that we really needed to go out there and grab too many big pieces,” the Yankees slugger said after Tuesday’s first full-squad workout. “We were just in a position where we just needed to add maybe one or two key guys and bring back a couple key guys that are just going to get us over the hump, and I feel like we did that.” By Mark Didtler.
SARASOTA _ The Baltimore Orioles claimed left-handed pitcher Josh Osich on waivers from the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday. In the last four seasons with San Francisco, the 30-year-old Osich was 6-5 with a 5.01 ERA.
JUPITER _ St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Carlos Martinez has been shut down for two weeks to build up shoulder strength after an injury-plagued season. Cardinals manager Mike Shildt said Tuesday that Martinez won’t throw before being reevaluated on March 5. Shildt said an MRI this week showed Martinez’s right shoulder was structurally sound.
WEST PALM BEACH _ Hall of Famer Craig Biggio hopes increased labor tension doesn’t lead to Major League Baseball’s first work stoppage in a quarter century. “Hopefully ownership knows and players know that nothing good’s going to come of it,” Biggio said Tuesday at Houston Astros training camp, where he will serve as a guest instructor for the next week. By Chuck King.
MIAMI _ There was no social media or around-the-clock basketball coverage in October 1974, on the night when Kareem Abdul-Jabbar looked up from his dinner plate and told the Milwaukee Bucks that he would like to be traded. As such, hardly anybody knew initially about the demand. By Tim Reynolds.
CLEMSON, S.C. _ No. 16 Florida State looks to sweep Clemson while the Tigers hope to recover from two consecutive one-point losses when the teams meet Tuesday night. By Pete Iacobelli. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 9 p.m.
DELRAY BEACH _ Defending champion Frances Tiafoe and Juan Martin del Potro play first-round matches Tuesday night at the Delray Beach Open. UPCOMING: 130 words. NOTE: Tiafoe-Evans match scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. with del Potro-Nishioka to follow.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. _ Michael McDowell was still digesting his fifth-place finish at the Daytona 500 when Joey Logano appeared at the front of his car, angrily pointing at the Ford logo. He was questioning McDowell’s loyalty to the brand. By Jenna Fryer.
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