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Florida quarterback Luke Del Rio to undergo surgery on his shoulder

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Did Luke Del Rio just give his competition the edge they need to take his job? Del Rio, a quarterback for the Florida Gators, announced Tuesday that he will undergo surgery on his throwing shoulder. Del Rio had already been announced as out for spring practice. That leaves the Gators’ job, at least temporarily, in the hands of Feleipe Franks and Kyle Trask. Freshman Jake Allen is expected to join the race in the summer. Del Rio was 5-1 for…

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Florida left with young quarterbacks after Luke Del Rio’s surgery

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The University of Florida’s search for a quarterback just got more interesting. The school announced that incumbent quarterback Luke Del Rio will miss spring training due to a (non-throwing) shoulder injury, leaving the brunt of the competition to Feleipe Franks and Kyle Trask, a pair of well regarded freshmen. Del Rio, who came to Florida via Alabama and Oregon State, was 5-1 for the Gators last season before being injured. He threw for 1,358 yards and eight touchdowns. Franks ascended…

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Lightning loses Steven Stamkos for 1-3 months before home finale

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For the Tampa Bay Lightning, it is usually about the players on the ice. This time, it was not. Hours after finding out that they will be without Steven Stamkos for 1-3 months because of a blood clot in his right arm, the Lightning closed out its home season with a 3-1 victory over New Jersey. However, it was a somber time for the Bolts, who face the possibility of never seeing Stamkos in the uniform that has defined him…

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Lightning backup goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy has surgery

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Tampa Bay Lightning backup goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy, seemingly the club’s future in front of the net, will be out 2-3 months following surgery to remove a blood clot from his collarbone to treat a condition known as Vascular Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. Vasilevskiy is the backup to regular goalie Ben Bishop, and at the least seemed ready to push Bishop for playing time. This year, he was 7-5-1, appearing in 16 regular season games with a save percentage of .918 and…

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Sen. Jim King shows his soft side

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A must read from the Ledger: Senator Jim King, R-Jacksonville, is inarguably one of the Legislature’s most colorful and respected members. A 22-year veteran in the House and Senate, King’s legacy as a knowledgeable legislator skilled at winning support for, and against, proposed laws is secure. But King’s primary reputation has been as a classic carouser. With a physical stature and comedic timing evocative of the stout Jackie Gleason, many a night on the Senate floor was concluded with a…

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Jim King is cancer free — just in time to be the next prez of FSU

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Sen. Jim King, who recently underwent a lengthy surgery to remove a cancerous tumor on his pancreas, is “CANCER FREE,” he just notified friends and supporters in a lengthy letter — the first direct comments he has made since announcing news of his cancer through family spokespeople last month. This is great news, not just for Senator King, but for all of us who believe he would be the next great president of Florida State University. Great news! A recent…

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