Defending national champion Florida State will play Duke in the women's soccer College Cup semifinals Friday in Cary, N.C.
Florida State (18-2-4) beat Texas A&M 5-0 on Saturday to reach the College Cup for the fifth season in a row and the ninth time overall. Duke (13-5-5) advanced with a 3-2 penalty-kick shootout victory over Stanford on Sunday. The Seminoles and Blue Devils meet at 7:30 p.m. Friday....
Florida State vs Florida in Gainesville
GAINESVILLE — After Florida State's national and ACC championship hopes ended Nov. 7 in a loss to Clemson, coach Jimbo Fisher reminded his team that the Seminoles' previous dynasty wasn't built on national championships.
It was built on consistent success, even after heartbreaking losses and collapses. It was built on double-digit victories during transition years.
It was built on seasons like the one No. 14 FSU capped Saturday night with a 27-2 win over No. 10 Florida. FSU beat UF for the third time in a row on the road — a first in school history — and secured a fourth consecutive 10-win season during a year of reconstruction....
11/28/15 TV and Radio
Autos F1: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 8 a.m. NBCSN, Unimas CFL Grey Cup Ottawa vs. Edmonton 6:30 p.m. ESPN2 College basketball AdvoCare Invitational, third place: USC vs. Monmouth 12:30 p.m. ESPN2 Utah State at Duke 12:30 p.m. ESPNU Jackson State at Marquette 1:30 p.m. FS1 Savannah State at USF 2 p.m. 820-AM Women: USF at St. John's 2 p.m. FS2; 1040-AM Wisconsin at Oklahoma 2:30 p.m. ESPN2 Wooden Legacy, fifth place: Evansville vs. UC-Irvine 2:30 p.m. ESPNU Women: Texas at Tennessee 2:30 p.m. ESPN AdvoCare Invitational, final: Xavier vs. Dayton 4:30 p.m. ESPN2; 1250-AM Wooden Legacy, third place: Arizona vs. Boise State 4:30 p.m. ESPNU AdvoCare Invitational, fifth place: Notre Dame vs. Alabama 7 p.m. ESPNU Wooden Legacy, final: Providence vs. Michigan State 10 p.m. ESPN2 Golf PGA Europe: Dunhill Links Championship 6 a.m. Golf NBA Celtics at Magic 6 p.m. FSF 76ers at Grizzlies 6 p.m. NBA NFL Bucs at Colts 1 p.m. Ch. 13; 620-AM, 103.5-FM Dolphins at Jets 1 p.m. Ch. 10 Cardinals at 49ers 4 p.m. 1040-AM, 102.5-FM Steelers at Seahawks 4:30 p.m. Ch. 10 Patriots at Broncos 8:25 p.m. Ch. 8; 1040-AM NHL Panthers at Red Wings 3:30 p.m. NHL Skiing Aspen Winternational 3 p.m. Ch. 8 Soccer EPL: Tottenham at Chelsea 6:30 a.m. USA EPL: West Brom at West Ham 9 a.m. USA German: Stuttgart at Borussia Dortmund 9:30 a.m. FS1 EPL: Swansea City at Liverpool 11 a.m. NBCSN German: Wolfsburg at Augsburg 11:15 a.m. FS2 German: Schalke at Bayer Leverkusen 11:30 a.m. FS1 Mexican: Veracruz at Pumas 1 p.m. Univision MLS, West final: Portland at Dallas 5 p.m. ESPN, ESPND Mexican: Puebla at Toluca 5:45 p.m. Univision MLS, East final: Columbus at New York 7:30 p.m. FS1
GAINESVILLE — Some of the most notable stories from Saturday night's rivalry game between No. 10 Florida and No. 14 Florida State started showing up before kickoff. Here are a few things you might have missed:
1. The Gators were without one of their top offensive weapons, but were aided by a bolstered defensive line. UF announced before the game that WR Demarcus Robinson was suspended for a violation of team rules. The 6-foot-1 junior entered Saturday as the Gators' leader in receptions (47) and yards (505) and has also caught two touchdown passes and earned eight starts. It was unclear whether he will be available in next week's SEC championship game against Alabama. Junior Chris Thompson started in Robinson's place. UF was also without Cam Dillard (leg), who had started every game at center. Trip Thurman took his place. The Gators did, however, get some reinforcements on defense. DL Joey Ivie (Pasco High) returned to the starting lineup after missing the previous three games with injuries and recorded UF's first tackle. DT Jon Bullard also started with his knee in a brace, though coach Jim McElwain called him "probably out" earlier last week....
CLEARWATER — A quick-thinking Pinellas Country Sheriff's Office forensic specialist used his vehicle as a blockade to stop a car with an unconscious driver from rolling into cross traffic Saturday.
At about 1:40 p.m. John Huff, the forensic specialist, was on duty when he saw Claude Ricciotti, 60, of Largo, run a red light while traveling westbound on 118th Avenue approaching 49th Street, deputies said. Ricciotti, driving a 1994 Nissan pickup, crossed the intersection and slammed into a 2008 Ford Mustang waiting for a green arrow to turn left. Deputies said the impact of the crash knocked out the Mustang's driver, Katie Scott, 23, of Alabama. She was slumped over the wheel and lost control of her car, deputies said. ...
The pope got a taste of Kenyan slum life on Friday, writes Jeffrey Gettleman for the New York Times:
He stepped out of his car on a muddy street and walked slowly past hundreds of poor children who live in shanties. He heard stories of gangs preying on women, of people dying from homemade alcohol and of sinister plots by businessmen to flood children out of their schools and steal land....
11/28/15 Public Safety
TAMPA — A 19-year-old college student went missing and was later found dead on Sept. 7, floating in the Hillsborough River. A two-month investigation into Bruce Rivera's death concluded with a medical examiner's ruling that his death was an accidental drowning.
A police report, released this month after Tampa police closed the case, revealed additional details about the circumstances of Rivera's disappearance. Among them: two witnesses said Rivera smoked synthetic marijuana before he vanished....
11/28/15 Global Warming
The 2012 emergency call sent archaeologists scrambling. Rising seas were washing away an ancient Indian burial ground near Cedar Key. They had to dig up the remaining graves and collect the bones before the whole thing disappeared into the Gulf of Mexico.
But while digging, University of Florida archaeologist Ken Sassaman discovered something that surprised him. The burial ground of some 1,300 graves was actually a re-burial ground. The skeletons had been buried somewhere else, then moved to this spot....
Team of the Week
Jesuit: Jesuit's defensive players said a shutout is the goal every week. In their first two playoff games, the Tigers gave up late touchdowns in blowout wins, which didn't really matter to anyone — except the Jesuit defense.
Friday night, Jesuit shut out Fort Myers Dunbar 42-0, its fifth shutout this season. The defense was so dominant that it allowed 55 total yards, scored two of its six touchdowns and caused five turnovers....
Here is a listing of today's television news shows.
Ch. 10, 8:30 a.m.: 10News Sunday Morning With the Tampa Bay Times — As the Pinellas Trail marks its 25th anniversary, staff writer and bicyclist Tony Marrero reports on the challenges overcome in building the 47-mile route, which could someday cover 75 miles and unite the entire county.
Ch. 13, 9 a.m.: Fox News Sunday — Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina; Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C....
SEMINOLE — A boy suffered life-threatening injuries in a near-drowning at a home Saturday afternoon, Pinellas County sheriff's officials said.
The boy was taken to Largo Medical Center after the incident at the 92nd Avenue N just before 3 p.m.
Deputies did not release any other details.
QB Jameis Winston 3
RB Doug Martin 22
WR Mike Evans 13
WR Vincent Jackson 83
TE Luke Stocker 88
TE Brandon Myers 82
LT Donovan Smith 76
LG Logan Mankins 70
C Joe Hawley 68
RG Evan Smith 62
RT Gosder Cherilus 78
DE Jacquies Smith 56...
ST. PETERSBURG — A motorcyclist died Saturday after he was thrown from his vehicle without a helmet.
Christopher Shaw, 34, was driving his Harley Davidson southbound in the 1500 block of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street South about 1 a.m. when he veered to the left and struck a raised concrete median and roadway sign, according to the St. Petersburg Police Department. Shaw's body landed in the roadway. ...
11/28/15 Human Interest
PLANT CITY — Alexandra Ladyzhensky needs a new altimeter.
It told her she was higher than she really was Saturday afternoon. So when the 20-year-old Bradenton skydiver began her landing pattern at what appeared to be 800 feet, she was already too low.
Knowing she wouldn't hit her intended landing spot, Ladyzhensky searched for another suitable landing area, and settled on a field at 9002 Paul Buchman Highway. But her 16th jump as a student hit a snag when she couldn't clear a tree and her parachute got caught in the branches. Ladyzhensky was left dangling 25 feet in the air....