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Florida sports news roundup, Dec. 21

A look at sports news from around the Sunshine State.

Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Life goes on despite the doomsday forecasts. What is going on in the Sunshine State for sports?

Canes Hoop Coach Larranaga Snags First 2014 Verbal From Highly Regarded Guard - State of The U

Canes Coach Jim Larranaga got his first verbal commit from the class of 2014. Read more about this and other recruits the Canes are on the trail for.

Florida gets commitment from elite 2014 QB Will Grier, and Gatorsmas comes early - Alligator Army

Florida locked up the commitment of record-breaking QB Will Grier on Wednesday.

The Big East Hoops Schools are Taking Off; Where Will USF End Up? - Voodoo Five

Oh god, this could be absolutely horrifying.

James Coley a candidate for head coach at FIU, per Miami Herald writer Patrik Nohe - Tomahawk Nation

Seminoles assistant James Coley is a candidate for the head coaching position at FIU, per Miami Herald writer Patrik Nohe.

Buccaneers vs. Rams Blacked Out Locally - Bucs Nation

The final home game of the season will be blacked out for local Tampa Bay Buccaneers fans. When the Bucs face the St. Louis Rams on Sunday, they will have to do so without the support of the local television stations.

Looking to the 2013 Dolphins' Draft with Dan Kadar - The Phinsider

The Miami Dolphins are still alive in the hunt for the NFL's postseason. But, that doesn't mean we as fans can't start looking toward next April's draft. I did that this week, speaking with Dan Kadar from

Tim Tebow trade rumors: Jaguars speculation has already begun, can it work? - Big Cat Country

New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow reportedly wants out of New York, so guess which team has already been linked to him.

Miami Heat Rotation Deliberation, Pt. 1: Power Forward - Hot Hot Hoops

Udonis Haslem is a starter now and Shane Battier's minutes are slightly down. Is this in the best interest of the team? In the first of a two-part series, we'll take a look at who should be playing most of the time at power forward for Miami.

How the Glen Davis injury might affect the Magic's rotation - Orlando Pinstriped Post

Orlando has a stable of reasonably reliable big men on whom to rely with Glen Davis sidelined with injury. Here's a look at the trickle-down effect the injury might have on the Magic's rotation.

Miami Marlins Sign Placido Polanco - Fish Stripes

Desperate for assistance at third base, the Marlins have acquired veteran infielder Placido Polanco, signing him to a $2.75 million, one-year deal.

Kendrys Morales, and Missed Opportunities - DRaysBay

Did the Rays miss out on trading for Kendrys Morales?

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