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EX-BUC Seferian-Jenkins REACHES Plea deal

Tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins, cut by the Bucs in September after his arrest in Tampa on a charge of driving under the influence, reached a plea agreement Wednesday, pleading no contest to a lesser charge of reckless driving, according to court records.

Seferian-Jenkins, who now plays for the Jets, agreed to 12 months of probation, 50 hours of community service, a $500 fine, and he must attend a DUI prevention class, according to the agreement.

Seferian-Jenkins, 24, could still face discipline from the league.

DOLPHINS: Four-time Pro Bowl defensive end and former No. 1 overall pick Mario Williams was released Thursday. He had just 1½ sacks in limited action after signing a $17 million, two-year deal last offseason.

Baseball

Ventura report will be private

Authorities in the Dominican Republic said the toxicology report on Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura after his fatal car crash will only be released to his family and attorneys. The results are important in determining whether the Royals must pay the remaining $20.25 million of his contract. The deal included a provision that could void payment for failure to perform because of injury or death from driving while intoxicated.

More Baseball: Mat Latos agreed to a minor-league contract with the Blue Jays. … Former FSU standout Randy Choate, 41, retired after 15 MLB seasons.

Autos

Danica's ex-sponsor vows fight

Nature's Bakery said it will fight Stewart-Haas Racing in court, saying it would not be bullied by one of NASCAR's top teams over a $31 million breach-of-contract lawsuit filed in a sponsorship dispute involving driver Danica Patrick. The company said it will file a detailed response and counterclaims that will "shed light on SHR's conduct both during the race season and after."

More Autos: NASCAR will no longer wait to discipline prerace rules violators. Some punishment will be handed out the same weekend. … Former champ Jimmy Vasser has shut down his IndyCar team after 14 years and seven victories.

ET CETERA

NBA: Jimmy Butler put up 29 and made two free throws with 0.9 seconds left to lift the host Bulls to a 104-103 win over the Celtics. Isaiah Thomas scored 29 for Boston, setting a new team record with 41 straight games with at least 20. … Otto Porter scored 25 to lead the visiting Wizards past the Pacers 111-98.

Soccer: Manchester United beat visiting Saint-Etienne 3-0 in Europa League action.

Greg Auman, Times staff writer; Times wires

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Bucs-Dolphins report card: Grading Tampa Bay’s 30-20 victory

Bucs-Dolphins report card: Grading Tampa Bay’s 30-20 victory

MIAMI GARDENS — That was one ugly football game.The Bucs had a bad game. The Dolphins had a really bad game. And who had the worst game of all? The officials.In fact, the best part of Sunday’s game was before the game even started, thanks to a stirri...
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Jones: Even in victory, dread hangs over the Bucs

Jones: Even in victory, dread hangs over the Bucs

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Bucs-Dolphins: How Ryan Fitzpatrick steadied Tampa Bay

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Bucs-Dolphins:  How rookies like O.J. Howard carried the day

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USF, UCF contribute to a first in football poll

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Pistons win again, top Wolves in close battle

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Islanders falter a day after topping Lightning

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Monday’s sports on TV/radio

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Ariya Jutanugarn rallies past Lexi Thompson to win LPGA’s Tour Championship

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NFL Week 11: What we learned

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