Friday, December 15, 2017
Sports

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COLLEGES

FSU'S COOK HAS SHOULDER SURGERY

TALLAHASSEE — Florida State RB Dalvin Cook had right shoulder surgery Tuesday and will miss Saturday's spring game in Orlando, but he should be ready for the start of preseason practices in August.

With Cook sidelined, Jacques Patrick and Ryan Green should get most of the carries Saturday.

Cook told espn.com his life has changed considerably since he was accused of punching a woman outside a Tallahassee bar in June. He was found not guilty.

basketball: Guard Grayson Allen (21.6 points last season) said he will return to Duke for his junior year. … Former UConn and NBA player Donyell Marshall was named coach at Central Connecticut. … UConn women's star Morgan Tuck will forgo her final year for the WNBA draft.

OLYMPICS

Pickrem of East Lake qualifies in swimming

Former East Lake High standout Sydney Pickrem qualified for the Olympics after winning the 400 individual medley in 4 minutes, 38.34 seconds at the Canadian Trials. Pickrem, who has dual citizenship, is a Texas A&M freshman. She was twice named the Tampa Bay Times all-Pinellas County Swimmer of the Year and helped East Lake win the state team title in 2014.

SOCCER

Wolfsburg upsets Real Madrid in quarters

Host Wolfsburg pulled off the biggest upset of this season's Champions League with a 2-0 victory over record 10-time winner Real Madrid in the first leg of their quarterfinal. The second leg is Tuesday. In Wednesday's other match, host Paris Saint-German drew 2-2 with Manchester City.

ET cetera

HORSES: Shagaf was made the 2-1 favorite for Saturday's $1 million 11/8-mile Wood Memorial, New York's major prep race before the Kentucky Derby. The unbeaten 3-year-old colt drew the No. 1 post. From the rail out, the field is Shagaf (2-1), Adventist (10-1), Trojan Nation (30-1), Tale of S'avall (20-1), Flexibility (8-1), Matt King Coal (3-1), Dalmore (12-1) and Outwork (5-2). Outwork was second in the Tampa Bay Derby.

NFL: Robert Griffin III, at his introductory news conference, said he had other opportunities, but wanted to play for the Browns and new coach Hue Jackson. RG3 said he made some mistakes in Washington and that he has "a massive chip" on his shoulder. Jackson said the Browns have no immediate plans to trade or release QB Josh McCown, a former Buc. … Free agent DE Jared Crick agreed to a two-year deal with the Broncos. He started 31 of 32 games for Houston the past two seasons.

TENNIS: Grand Slam doubles champion Bob Hewitt became to first to be expelled from the International Tennis Hall of Fame. He was convicted in South Africa last year of rape and sexual assault. ... Venus Williams rolled to a 6-4, 6-2 victory over fellow American Alison Riske at the Volvo Car Open in Charleston, S.C.

Bob Putnam, Times staff writer; Times wires

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Ryan Callahan injury makes Lightning win ‘bittersweet’

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USF football journal: Add an audible to the Quinton Flowers legend

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USF football journal: Add an audible to the Quinton Flowers legend

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Lightning routs Coyotes for sixth straight win

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Cavs ride LeBron’s triple double vs. Lakers

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Friday’s sports on TV/radio

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Caps continue to dominate Bruins

BOSTON — Alex Chiasson scored two third-period goals, the second on a shorthanded breakaway with 8:29 left, and the Capitals beat the Bruins 5-3 on Thursday night. Patrice Bergeron scored twice for Boston, moving past Bobby Orr on the team’s all-time...
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Stephan Jiggetts’ 20 points lead USF basketball over Bethune-Cookman

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High school scoreboard for Dec. 14

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