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OU: BRADFORD NOT QUITE READY TO START AT MIAMI

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QB Sam Bradford will not start for No. 8 Oklahoma on Saturday at No. 17 Miami. Coach Bob Stoops said Landry Jones will start for Bradford, who hasn't played since spraining the AC joint in his throwing shoulder in the opener. "Sam has made daily progress, but we don't feel like he's quite where he needs to be," Stoops said. It's not clear if Bradford can back up Jones.

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Court: Release FSU appeal documents

The NCAA must release documents on FSU's appeal of an academic cheating penalty because they are public records, a state appellate court ruled. A three-judge panel of the 1st District Court of Appeal upheld a trial judge's decision last month. NCAA spokesman Bob Williams said the organization was considering its options. The documents relate to FSU's appeal of an NCAA sanction to strip wins in 10 sports.

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Gruden: Stunned not getting Favre

Jon Gruden says he was certain that Brett Favre would be a Buc in August 2008, but the Packers ended up trading him to the Jets. "I talked to Brett on the telephone," said Gruden, who was fired as Bucs coach after last season. "I went to bed at about 12:30 ... I was sure we had Brett Favre. When I woke up, Santa Claus didn't arrive." Would Gruden have kept his job if the trade worked? "He's one of the great quarterbacks of all time,'' Gruden said. "He would have made a difference, I can promise you that."

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Arroyo to Cards: I'm not a cheater

Reds pitcher Bronson Arroyo denied accusations that he used pine tar to get better grips on pitches. Cardinals manager Tony La Russa and pitching coach Dave Duncan said the stain on the bill of Arroyo's cap, above, was pine tar that helped the former Hernando High star grip the ball. Arroyo said the stain is residue from mud used to rub baseballs at other parks: "I guess (Duncan) said I went to my hat time every time. Yeah, I do 8,000 other twitches. That's how I pitch. I guarantee when I pitch against the Cardinals next year, I'll call over and tell (Duncan) I'm wearing a brand new hat."

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No. 1 vs. No. 2 in prep football

The fourth meeting ever between the top two high school football teams in the USA Today and ESPN national rankings pits No. 2 Byrnes-Duncan (S.C.) at No. 1 Forth Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas at 8 tonight on ESPNU.

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