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Florida sports news roundup: Jaguars, Dolphins, Bucs, Gators, Heat, and more

A roundup of news items of interest to the Florida sports fan from SB Nation's community of blogs.


Week 17 of the NFL regular season concluded on Sunday, the NBA season is in full swing, and the Gators and Seminoles are preparing for bowl games in the coming days. And before you know it, pitchers and catchers will be ready to report for another MLB spring training. Below find a selection of items from SB Nation's community of blogs that will have you covered for everything happening in Florida sports.

Gene Smith to be fired by Jaguars, according to report - Big Cat Country
The Jacksonville Jaguars are expected to fire Gene Smith, according to a report.

Dolphins Put Together Consistently Miserable Performance for 60 Minutes - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins simply mailed in their Week 17 performance against the New England Patriots to finish the 2012 season. The Dolphins were unable to do anything on the day, losing 28-0 on the day.

Buccaneers restore faith, beat Falcons 22-17 - Bucs Nation
After weeks of agonizing losses, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers bounced back to close out the season with a win.

NBA issues flop warning to Gustavo Ayón - Orlando Pinstriped Post
The second-year Magic center earned a warning for flopping against Robin Lopez in Orlando's loss to New Orleans on Wednesday.

Top 10 Miami Heat moments in 2012 - Hot Hot Hoops
Check out some of the top moments in 2012 for the Miami Heat.

Florida to play Louisville in 2013 Sugar Bowl - Alligator Army
The 2013 Sugar Bowl is set: Florida will face Louisville and former Gators defensive coordinator Charlie Strong in New Orleans.

Florida State defensive coach search updates - Tomahawk Nation
Florida State must replace Mark Stoops, as he has accepted the job to become Kentucky's head coach, along with other defensive coaches.

The Truth About the Miami Marlins, Attendance, and Contention - Fish Stripes
The Miami Marlins drew disappointing numbers in its first season at the brand new Marlins Park. However, history shows that that has more to do with losing than any other marketing aspect of the stadium.

The Rays Tank: So, um, yea... Baseball! - DRaysBay
It's that time of the off-season.

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