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March 15, 2018 - 7:18 am
GAINESVILLE -- Legendary Funny Car driver John Force is putting a sluggish start to the 2018 season behind him, as the 16-time world champion will defend his funny car victory at this weekend’s Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway. Gainesville Raceway is the site of Force’s...
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February 04, 2018 - 10:46 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Nick Foles threw the go-ahead 5-yard touchdown pass to Zach Ertz with 2:21 to go and the Philadelphia Eagles won their first Super Bowl by outscoring Tom Brady and the New England Patriots 41-33 on Sunday night. The most prolific playoff game in terms of combined yardage in NFL...
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January 09, 2018 - 7:28 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Alabama was voted No. 1 in the final Associated Press college football poll after the Crimson Tide beat Georgia in the national championship game. Unbeaten Central Florida finished sixth. Alabama’s walk-off touchdown for its latest championship win in overtime gave the Crimson Tide a...
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January 02, 2018 - 7:16 am
ATLANTA (AP) -- Alabama and Georgia won their College Football Playoff semifinals on Monday and will meet in the national championship next week in Atlanta, the home of the Southeastern Conference title game. “Couldn’t have scripted it better in some ways,” SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey said. “It...
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December 22, 2017 - 6:22 am
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Dick Enberg, a Hall of Fame broadcaster known as much for his excited calls of “Oh my!” as the big events he covered during a 60-year career, died Thursday. He was 82. Enberg’s daughter, Nicole Enberg Vaz, confirmed the death to The Associated Press. She said the family became...
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December 05, 2017 - 4:51 pm
TALLAHASSEE -- Florida State has hired Oregon coach Willie Taggart as its new head coach. The Seminoles met with Taggart in Arizona Monday afternoon and completed negotiations on Tuesday. With the hire, FSU has had three permanent head coaches in the last 40 years dating back to Bobby Bowden being...
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December 05, 2017 - 11:44 am
ORLANDO -- Former Missouri offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Josh Heupel has been named head coach of the University of Central Florida football team. UCF Vice President and Director of Athletics Dr. Danny White announced the hire Tuesday morning. Heupel will replace Scott Frost, who...
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December 04, 2017 - 6:42 am
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November 26, 2017 - 2:50 pm
GAINESVILLE -- Reports say the University of Florida is finalizing a deal to bring Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen to Gainesville to replace Jim McElwain. Yahoo Sports and ESPN say the deal could be finalized by the end of Sunday. Mullen has 69 wins in nine years in Starkville, and was the...
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September 25, 2017 - 5:14 pm
GAINESVILLE (AP) -- Standout receiver Antonio Callaway and running back Jordan Scarlett are among nine Florida players facing felony fraud charges for allegedly transferring money from a stolen credit card and using it to buy electronics. According to Alachua County court records, sworn complaints...
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