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Jacksonville Jaguars draft selections focus on strengthen defense

The Jacksonville Jaguars continued to reinforce their defense and add some new weapons for quarterback Gardner Minshew in the 2020 NFL Draft. Friday Night Lights Round 2, Pick No. 42: WR Laviska Shenault Jr., Colorado In his final season at Colorado, Shenault led the Buffs with 764 receiving yards and 11 …

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Jaguars select CJ Henderson, K’Lavon Chaisson in first round of NFL Draft

The Jacksonville Jaguars put the emphasis on defense in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft with the selection of  Florida defensive back CJ Henderson and LSU defensive end K’Lavon Chaisson. The Jaguars selected Henderson, a former Florida Gator cornerback, with ninth overall pick in the draft. The Jaguars …

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NBA Players React to Michael Jordan and “The Last Dance”

Michael Jordan and the 1998 Chicago Bulls are regarded as one of the greatest dynasties in the National Basketball Association. On Sunday night, ESPN Films took fans behind the scenes of one of basketball’s greatest teams in Episode One and Two of their new documentary miniseries “The Last Dance.” The …

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NFL and former Gators prepare for virtual 2020 Draft

The 2020 National Football League Draft will look a little different come the first round on April 23. In order to comply with the regulations created in response to COVID-19, the league is holding the draft virtually. A New Kind of Draft On April 6, NFL commissioner Rodger Goodell announced …

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NBA Analyst Doris Burke to Donate to COVID-19 Plasma Project

On Friday NBA analyst and reporter Doris Burke announced she plans to participate in a COVID-19 convalescent plasma project. The project aims to investigate plasma from people who recovered from COVID-19 Burke announced on March 27 that she tested positive for COVID-19. However, she no longer feels symptoms. According to …

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2020 NBA Draft Likely Postponed Until Conclusion of Season

The 2020 NBA Draft, originally scheduled for June 25, will likely be postponed according to ESPN NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski. NBA Plans Return On March 11, the NBA officially suspended the regular season after a player tested positive for the coronavirus. The NBA shutdown with a little over a month before …

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New England Signs Quarterback Brian Hoyer to One-Year Deal

The New England Patriots signed veteran quarterback Brian Hoyer to a one-year deal on Sunday. After the departure of Tom Brady, the Patriots are looking to fill the starting quarterback role for the first time in over 20 years. However, Bill Belichick and the Patriots have options. Some predict second-year …

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Alachua County Cancels Sporting Events in Wake of COVID-19

Alachua County Public Schools is following in the footsteps of professional and collegiate athletics by officially halting all extra circular activities including sporting events and practices. Furthermore, sports leagues across the world are facing cancellations and postponements in an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19. The first cancellation of …

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D.J. Augustin and Magic Bench Lead Orlando Over Houston

The Orlando Magic didn’t seem to struggle with the loss of their second-leading scorer, Evan Fournier, in their 126-106 victory over the Houston Rockets on Sunday night. Orlando’s road victory over the struggling Houston Rockets proved the abilities of the Magic bench. In addition, it showed signs of an off-beat …

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LeBron James and Lakers Outlast Tatum and Celtics in Rivalry Game

The rivalry between the Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers has a rich tradition dating back to their first meeting in 1948. Despite the history, this matchup proved to be more than a win for two teams looking to hit their peak performance. The Lakers’ 114-112 victory in Sunday’s …

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