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Bucs, Gators seek improvement, face challenges on the road

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As college football heads into its third weekend and the NFL its second, one last reflection of last weekend provides a good preview to the next. Two games are worth noting. The Debacle on Dale Mabry tops the list. The Marcus Mariota vs. Jameis Winston rematch was every bit as exciting as last May’s Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao fight. Unfortunately, Jameis was cast in the role formerly played by Pacquiao. In both cases, the ballyhoo far exceeded the contest.…

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Give Money Mayweather his due after a perfect 19 years in the ring

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Floyd Mayweather Jr. went out just as expected – on top and leaving boxing fans yearning for more. Andre Berto wasn’t expected to give him much trouble, and he didn’t. Mayweather served notice in the opening minute of his fight with Berto that it would be an easy night and it was, with Mayweather winning all 12 rounds on one ringside scorecard. Another yawner of a win. Another $32 million to buy a few more exotic cars and gas up…

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Fight of century becomes fight in court as fans sue Pacquiao

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Boxing fans across the country and their lawyers are calling the hyped-up fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. a fraud and want their money back, and then some. At least 32 class action lawsuits across the country allege Pacquiao should have disclosed a shoulder injury to boxing fans before the fight, which Mayweather won in a unanimous decision after 12 lackluster rounds that most fans thought didn’t live up to the hype. Fight of the century? More like…

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Mitch Perry Report for 5.1.15 — On the so-called Fight of The Century

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If you were growing weary of reading Jameis Winston vs. Marcus Mariota everyday in your local sports pages for the past four months, Buc fans, congrats. Now you’ll just be reading about Winston everyday up until the season begins. Let’s just hope for all concerned it’s only in the sports pages. Last night the NFL draft’s opening round kicked off in what is considered to be the biggest non-football sports weekend in America this year. In addition to the NBA and NHL…

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