Sam Gardner

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Sam Gardner is a general assignment writer for Originally from Orlando, Fla., he previously covered the Orlando Magic for FOX Sports Florida and has also covered the NBA Finals, Stanley Cup Finals and MLB playoffs. Follow him on Twitter.



  • Reason for delay in FSU assault case?
    November 19, 2013, 7:46 PM EST
    A report from the Tallahassee Democrat may shed light onto why the investigation involving QB Jameis Winston was dormant since December of last year.
  • Coach accused of biting player in face
    November 19, 2013, 6:30 PM EST
    Doyle Wolverton, one of the most successful coaches nationally at his level, resigns after an assault complaint alleges that he stepped way over the line during a game.
  • Racist graffiti leads to team's forfeit
    November 19, 2013, 5:58 PM EST
    Lunenburg High will forfeit the rest of its season after some of its members were accused of spray-painting graffiti on the home of the team's only black player.
  • High school, district sorry for sign
    November 19, 2013, 12:28 AM EST
    The principal at an Alabama high school takes blame after cheerleaders held up a sign mocking the forced relocation of Native Americans before a football game.
  • Day to play despite family tragedy
    November 18, 2013, 11:10 PM EST
    The young golfer thanks fans for their support after losing several family members in the natural disaster, but urges the media to redirect their focus toward relief efforts.
  • American diver dies in competition
    November 18, 2013, 5:53 PM EST
    Nicholas Mevoli, 32, was trying to set a record in a 72-meter dive, but once he surfaced, it was clear that something was very wrong.
  • Buzz: Hawaii AD hurt in court scuffle
    November 18, 2013, 3:29 PM EST
    Ben Jay tried to keep an incident from escalating Sunday after his school fell to West Virginia -- and was rewarded with a bruise and back spasms for his troubles.
  • Costas would nix football for son
    November 14, 2013, 11:19 AM EST
    The NBC broadcaster is the latest to speak out about the dangers of football, but the numbers suggest plenty of non-celebrities are thinking the same way.
  • Player throws shoe to defend shot
    November 13, 2013, 1:32 PM EST
    Hoyas freshman Shayla Cooper had a pretty impressive college debut, but she's lucky that refs failed to notice this bizarre attempt at swatting a shot.
  • Buzz: Tyson bio pulls no punches
    November 13, 2013, 12:40 PM EST
    A snippet from Iron Mike's new bio shows the former champ is pulling no punches telling his life story -- even when he's the one left with a black eye.
  • Tiger's niece masters iconic trick
    November 12, 2013, 5:35 PM EST
    Cheyenne Woods, niece of the one and only Tiger Woods, might have learned a thing or two from her famous relative. Watch as the 23-year-old masters one of her uncle's iconic moves.
  • Hurd: I smoked pot all day, shared it
    November 12, 2013, 5:13 PM EST
    Facing the possibility of life in prison, the former Cowboys and Bears receiver opens up about drug culture in the NFL.
  • 'Big Baby' apologizes for tantrum
    November 12, 2013, 2:37 PM EST
    When told there was no vacancy at a Travelodge in downtown Orlando, the Magic player reportedly took his frustration out on a computer keyboard.
  • Daily Buzz: When good dunks go bad
    November 12, 2013, 12:11 PM EST
    In the case of one Harlem Globetrotter, he's fortunate to be able to walk away after bringing down the house with this stupendous slam.
  • Ballboy selling MJ's Flu Game shoes
    November 12, 2013, 11:58 AM EST
    Nearly two decades later, the kicks Jordan wore in one of his most iconic games are on the auction block. But how did a Utah ballboy end up with them anyway?
  • Stamkos breaks leg, out indefinitely
    November 11, 2013, 5:31 PM EST
    The NHL points co-leader broke his right tibia after slamming into the goalpost of his own net in a tie-up with a Boston Bruins player.