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Baltimore Ravens, Former UF Football Player Accused of Possessing Marijuana

By , and on February 22nd, 2014 | Last updated: February 23, 2014 at 12:58 am

Update Feb. 23 12:48 a.m.: The other passenger arrested with Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Deonte A. Thompson has had run ins with the law, including prison time for two attempted murder charges. In June 2007, Erskine J. McKinley, also known as [...]

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Despite No Local Home Rink, UF Hockey Team Battles On

By on December 11th, 2013 | Last updated: December 10, 2013 at 3:21 pm

Over the years, the University of Florida has accumulated 31 national championships in 12 sports, but there is one sports terrain it has yet to dominate – the ice.

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Trenton Town Spirit at an All-Time High as Tigers Return to State Championship

By on December 6th, 2013 | Last updated: December 6, 2013 at 4:51 pm

For the second consecutive year, the Trenton Tigers clinched a birth in the Class 1-A football state championship game.

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Tampa Yankees One Step Closer To New Home In Ocala

By and on October 29th, 2013 | Last updated: November 20, 2013 at 5:09 pm

The Ocala City Council met Tuesday to discuss the potential move of the Tampa Yankees to Ocala.

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After Years of Red Ink, Grass May Soon Be Greener For North Florida Municipal Golf Courses

By and on October 25th, 2013 | Last updated: October 25, 2013 at 6:36 pm

Ironwood Golf Course in Gainesville and Palatka Golf Club are each headed in a more positive direction, despite years of operating at a financial loss.

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Players Seek To Bring Men’s Soccer Team To Gainesville

By on October 20th, 2013 | Last updated: October 21, 2013 at 11:59 am

Samuel John hopes to bring the first professional soccer team to Gainesville with the Forest Park Rangers.

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Southside Recreation Complex Adds New Amenities

By on October 17th, 2013 | Last updated: October 21, 2013 at 1:57 pm

The Southside Recreation Complex in Lake City will complete the first phase of a $2.9 million renovation project this week. The renovations include new bleachers, concession stands, walkways, restrooms and refurbished softball fields.

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Stepfather, Daughter Solicit Florida-Tennessee Game Date On Craigslist

By and on September 19th, 2013 | Last updated: September 19, 2013 at 7:35 pm

Jessica Flanagan’s stepfather posted an ad on Craigslist offering a date with Flanagan to the Florida vs. Tennessee football game on Saturday. Flanagan was surprised to see more than 300 men were willing to apply to be her date.

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NFL, Youth Football Face Similar Battle To Keep Players’ Brains Protected

By on September 9th, 2013 | Last updated: September 10, 2013 at 11:17 am

Even before the National Football League settled in August a $765 million lawsuit with former players over concussion-related brain injuries, hand wringing about player safety among coaches, parents and league officials had increased at nearly every level of the game.

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AAU Basketball Popularity Has ‘Exploded’ In Gainesville

By on August 13th, 2013 | Last updated: August 13, 2013 at 9:20 am

Local AAU basketball leader Dave Stirt says, “When we started the Stampede back in ’97, there were two or three organizations. Now, I would say this town has at least 15 or 18 travel teams.”

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