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CDC: Don’t donate sperm in 3 Florida counties due to Zika

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Men from three Florida counties shouldn’t donate sperm because of a small risk of spreading Zika, U.S. health officials said Monday. The guidance had previously applied to Miami-Dade County, the only place in Florida where there’s evidence mosquitoes spread the virus. But infections were reported in people in South Florida who couldn’t clearly be linked to Miami-Dade. On Monday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the advice should extend to two counties north of Miami — Broward and…

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Florida, Florida State falling in final day “Bracketology”

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When the field of 68 NCAA tournament teams is announced on Sunday there is certain to be a surprise and a snub or two. What does the “Bracketology,” say about which bubble teams will make it and who will remain at home? We know the names of the four Florida teams that will be called, but where will they go to open the tournament and what seed will they receive? If Joe Lunardi, the foremost expert in tournament projections is…

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No. 15 Florida State earns second seed in ACC Tournament

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Florida State’s 66-57 victory over No. 25 Miami on Saturday gives the 15th-ranked Seminoles a double-bye in the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament and their first unbeaten home season in 41 years. But coach Leonard Hamilton wasn’t about to get philosophical. “We have to keep things in perspective,” Hamilton said. “We’re not done yet. We have a ways to go. We want to get as much out of this season that we can. Let’s go do some other things that will…

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Lens of time magnifies FSU experience for Oscar-nominated cinematographer

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Oscar nominee and Florida State University alumnus James Laxton is coming off the best professional experience of his life on the film “Moonlight,” which is nominated for eight Academy Awards — including Best Picture. Laxton earned an Oscar nomination for cinematography on the film and now, days before the 89th Academy Awards on Feb. 26, he’s still trying to process that news. “I don’t know if it’s sunk in yet. It definitely feels surreal but in a good way,” said…

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Gators rewarded, Seminoles dissed in AP Top 25 poll

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For those paying attention to polls, Florida Gators fans should be glad while Florida State Seminoles followers should be mad. The Gators surged to the No. 17 position in the AP Top 25 poll, while Florida State moved up one spot to the 14th position. Both teams won their two games since the last poll, but only one appears to have impressed poll voters. The Gators had two huge wins over the week. A 39-point win over Missouri and a…

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The five recruits who could help the state’s three football powers

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The freshman year is no longer for a football player to learn his way around campus. There is no more time for growth, no more time for learning. There is no more apprenticeship. These days, the best players play as freshmen, or redshirt freshman. They start as sophomores, and they star as juniors. These days, a player learns how to say hello. Given that, who are each team’s five players most likely to make a first-year impression. According to 247sports.com,…

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Miami coach Mark Richt makes an impression in recruiting

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The Evidence is in. And others, too. In all, it was a solid recruiting day for the University of Miami, which rose to 11th in the 247sports.com rankings. Among the signings was Evidence Njoku, the younger brother of NFL-bound David Nkoju. He will be joined at the U by quarterback N’Kosi Perry, who might be the team’s quarterback of the future with the departure of Brad Kaaya. In his last two seasons at Ocala Vanguard High school, Perry threw for…

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