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'NOLES GET TO FLAUNT TRIO OF TITLE RINGS

MAKING NEWS

The FSU football team received its championship rings Tuesday; all three - for the ACC, AP and BCS crowns. Players quickly took to social media to flash the hardware, including Heisman-winning QB Jameis Winston, who posted three photos on Instagram.

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Ex-Buc Freeman tries out for Bears

Former Bucs QB Josh Freeman worked out Monday for the Bears, where he might compete for a backup role, the Chicago Tribune reported. Freeman, 26, was released by the Bucs last season and played only one game for the Vikings.

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Brazil airport delays worry Pele

Brazilian soccer legend Pele, the nation's World Cup ambassador, said he's concerned about the country's outdated airports less than 10 weeks before the tournament begins. The country had seven years to prepare, yet government numbers show that improvement work is finished at only two of the 13 major airports to be used in the tournament. "I arrived from a trip a few days ago and there was chaos at the airport," Pele said.

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QUOTABLE

"It's not a mascot. It's a unique performance character."

Lon Rosen, Dodgers VP of marketing, on the giant, nameless bobblehead-type character introduced this week at Dodger Stadium

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LIGHTNING

Today: off

Up next: vs. Flyers, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Tampa Bay Times Forum

TV/radio: Sun Sports; 970-AM

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