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Florida soccer coach leaving after complaints by players over comments about eating habits, bodies

 The University of Florida fired its new soccer coach Wednesday after only one season amid unprecedented numbers of players leaving the program after his hiring and complaints by athletes who said he pressured them about eating habits and their bodies. Florida’s athletic director, Scott Stricklin, notified players of the decision …

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Florida quarterback Richardson was driving faster than 105 mph, deputy says in newly released video

Anthony Richardson, the young University of Florida quarterback who has electrified fans, could have been ticketed for driving faster than 105 mph earlier this month, but the sheriff’s deputy’s pickup that briefly pursued him couldn’t go any faster, according to newly released video of the traffic stop. In the video, …

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Florida’s largest Medicaid payment vendor must pay nearly $9.1 million after missing deadline to challenge government fine

The deadline set by Florida lapsed for its largest Medicaid payment vendor to challenge a nearly $9.1 million fine over the company’s failure for nearly three months to pay tens of thousands of health-care claims for the state’s sickest and neediest children. Sunshine State Health Plan Inc. of Tampa had …

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