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Mets’ Tim Tebow goes through his paces as a baseball player

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The colors – orange and blue – are the same. The state – Florida – is the same. But the cheers? Well, they aren’t what they used to be. Tim Tebow, two days into being a professional baseball player, saw the crowds and media dwindle Tuesday as he went through his drills. He later hit a home run (11:58 a.m.) but, for a day, everything was subdued. “It felt a little more comfortable,’’ Tebow told the dozen or so reporters…

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Tim Tebow wants to play baseball, and so his critics go crazy

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In a world of domestic violence, drug use and athletes’  apathy, Tim Tebow has offended a lot of fans. He wants to play baseball. Gasp. Oh, the horrors. Tebow wants to try to hit a ball into the gap. He wants to go from first to third. He wants to drive in runs. Can you believe it? Yeah, the Twitter world blew up the other day when Tebow announced he was going to hold a tryout for baseball teams with…

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Quarterback week: Tim Tebow was an iconic player with the Gators

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The three statues greet you all at once: The brain, the legs, the arm. At the University of Florida, of course, they want more. More Heismans. More championships. More winning. And if it is another quarterback who delivers it, well, that’s cool, too. At Florida, they love quarterbacks. That’s why the statues of Steve Spurrier, Tim Tebow and Danny Wuerffel are outside the stadium. Is that too much to ask of Luke Del Rio, who seems to be winning the…

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Sporting stars pay their respects to victims of Pulse nightclub shooting

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The sporting world has shown that it cares about the survivors of the Pulse nightclub shooting. Pulse, where more than 50 patrons were injured, have had a long list of athletes and coaches to say they care. They visited the Orlando Regional Medical Center. The Tampa Bay Rays raised more than $300,000 by dedicating the profits from its Pride Night sellout. Former Florida quarterback Tim Tebow visited Rodney Sumpter, a teammate at Ponte Vedra Beach Nease High. Sumpter, a bartender at Pulse,…

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Oklahoma State’s Barry Sanders was best of Heisman winners

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On the eve of the latest Heisman race, a look at the top 10 Heisman winners of all time. 1. Barry Sanders, Oklahoma State: In 1988, Sanders rushed for 2,628 yards and scored 37 touchdowns. In the 27 years since, no Heisman winner has rushed for more yards. 2. Archie Griffin, Ohio State: Other winners may talk about their Heismans, but Griffin is the only guy with a matched set. He won in both 1974 and 1975, rushing for 1,695…

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Football flashback: When the Gators Tim Tebow topped the Tide

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Officially, the national championship would wait. But to the University of Florida players, this was where it was won. In Atlanta, against Alabama, in the fourth quarter. This was where the toughness came out. This was where Tim Tebow’s grand promise was delivered. It was December 6, 2008, the end of Florida’s run and the beginning of Alabama’s. But the day still belonged to Tebow and Urban Meyer. The Gators trailed Alabama and Nick Saban 20-17 going into the final period.…

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College flashback: A loss to Ole Miss becomes Florida’s edge

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In failure, greatness was born. Pretty much, that’s the story of the Florida–Ole Miss football rivalry. Consider they are both in the SEC, the Gators and Rebels don’t play that often. But they played in 2008, and the Rebels came off with a 31-30 stunner over a Florida team that had Tim Tebow, Percey Harvin, Riley Cooper and Aaron Hernandez. Who would have thought it? Florida came in ranked No. 4 in the nation. The Rebels were 2-2, and they had…

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