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BUFFALO SAFETY'S HOUSE IS ROBBED OF JEWELRY

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Buffalo police are investigating a theft from the home of Bills safety Donte Whitner, who discovered about $400,000 worth of jewelry missing after Sunday's win against the Bucs. "It's mind-boggling," said Whitner's spokeswoman, Patrice Horton, who described Whitner as upset and hurt. "He's safe, but he's on high alert." Police released few details because the investigation is ongoing. The theft comes a week after teammate Leodis McKelvin's front lawn in the same suburb was vandalized after Buffalo's loss to New England. McKelvin's fumble led to the winning touchdown.

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Times Forum gets March Madness

The St. Pete Times Forum will host first- and second-round NCAA Tournament men's basketball games in 2011. "It's a testament to the great community partnership and the great building we have," Tampa Bay Sports Commission executive director Rob Higgins said. The games will be March 17 and 19. The NCAA also announced the 2011 Final Four will be at Houston's Reliant Stadium, 2012 at New Orleans' Superdome and 2013 at Atlanta's Georgia Dome; 2010 is at Indianapolis' Lucas Oil Stadium.

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Quotable

"All you fake half hearted Skins fan can .. I won't go there but I dislike you very strongly, don't come to Fed Ex to boo dim wits!! The question is who are you to say you know what's best for the team and you work 9 to 5 at Mcdonalds."

Robert Henson, Redskins backup linebacker, via Twitter, after fans booed during Sunday's 9-7 win over the Rams; Henson later tweeted an apology

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Rays affiliate seeks overall Triple-A title

The Rays are out of the playoff hunt. But Durham, their Triple-A affiliate, goes for the national title tonight. The International League champs face Memphis, the Cardinals affiliate and Pacific Coast League champs, at 7 tonight in Oklahoma City (ESPN2). Jeremy Hellickson starts for the Bulls.

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Correction

North Texas' Giovanni Vizza holds the NCAA Division I freshman record for touchdown passes in a game with eight. A different name was listed in an item Sunday.

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