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LSU manhandles Louisville in Citrus Bowl

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The LSU Tigers made Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson look like an average quarterback on Saturday in the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl in Orlando. With Jackson unable to create a single touchdown, the Tigers rolled over the Louisville Cardinals 29-9. With LSU missing NFL-bound running back Leonard Fournette, backup Derrius Guice rumbled for 138 yards and a touchdown to help crush the Cardinals. Fournette sat out the game to avoid injury as he prepares for the NFL draft. Jackson…

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Blake Dowling: Not in this lifetime – tech and the Guns N’ Roses reunion tour

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On a Wednesday evening in 1988, I joined my friend Quinn Borland for an epic concert in Albany, Georgia. Opening for rock legends Motley Crüe was a little-known band called Guns N’ Roses. I was in middle school, so it was an incredibly big deal to be out on the town on a school night. The show was spectacular, and in the years to follow, the band rocketed to worldwide success. Fast forward to 1992, and my friend Ron LaFace…

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Orlando hopes Pro Bowl puts city on sports map

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This city already draws more tourists than any other U.S. destination. Could landing the NFL’s underperforming Pro Bowl also make Orlando a major player in the competition to attract the biggest sporting events? Mayor Buddy Dyer is sure of it. “It’s a big deal for us. I think it helps us as we solidify our reputation as THE sports destination in the United States,” Dyer boasted after the NFL announced Wednesday that it will move the Pro Bowl to Orlando’s…

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Florida, Miami agree to renew football rivalry in 2019

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Florida and Miami will renew their rivalry in Orlando. The Gators and Hurricanes have agreed to open the 2019 season at Camping World Stadium, the new name of the Citrus Bowl. It will be their first meeting since 2013. The in-state rivals have a storied history, with the teams first playing in 1938 in Gainesville. Miami leads the series 29-26, including wins in seven of the last eight games. The teams played annually until 1987, but have met just six…

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Diane Roberts: Hey, football fans! How’s Donald Trump gonna do?

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Greeting sportsfans, I’m Brent Toast of ESPN, along with former Heisman winner Johnny Twitt. Welcome to the most important event of 2016, the college football national championship! Who will prevail? Will it be the Clemson University Tigers, led by evangelical whackjob Dabo Swinney, or the Crimson Tide of Alabama, coached by gazillionaire and part-time Bond villain Nick Saban? But first, let’s look at the second-most important event of 2016, the race for the White House. Who’s playing with his hand…

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Michigan clobbers disinterested Florida team in Citrus Bowl

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Throughout the off-season, the University of Florida will have to answer one final question about its 2015 season. Did the Gators check out before their final game of the season? Michigan overwhelmed Florida  41-7, for the Gators’ third consecutive defeat Friday in the Citrus Bowl. UF was outscored 97-24 in those three games. Never has the Gators’ defense looked so listless, though. Michigan scored the game’s final 34 points and ran up 504 yards against the Gators’ defense. Before the…

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Team: Orlando stadium to be completed in 12-14 months

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Orlando City Soccer officials said today that their new downtown stadium is expected to be completed by the end of the 2016 season. Team officials said during an unveiling of the new design for the 25,500-seat stadium that the privately-funded, $155 million facility should be finished in the next 12 to 14 months. That coincides with the final month of next season, or the start of the MLS playoffs. The team’s original plans called for a 19,500-seat stadium that would…

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