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Rays lose, but are pleased with the debut of pitcher Blake Snell

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Try not to think about the way it ended. For the Tampa Bay Rays, it was all about the start. Rookie Blake Snell, in his major league debut, was good enough to make you think about the future Saturday afternoon. Snell threw five innings of two-hit baseball against the New York Yankees, leaving with a 2-1 lead. He struck out six and walked only one, even though he was charged with two wild pitches. The Rays, however, could not hold the…

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College roundup: Cook leads FSU in narrow victory over Miami

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Is that hamstring well enough for you? Dalvin Cook, questioned all week because the health of his left leg, passed all tests Saturday night as he ran past the University of Miami. The Seminoles sputtered at times, and they trailed in the fourth period, but they played well enough for a 29-24 victory. Cook ran for 222 yards and scored three times — a 72-yard run, a 36-yard reception and the winning score, a 23-yard run. At one point, he…

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