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.



  • Martin sent Incognito a 'murder' meme
    November 11, 2013, 3:45 PM EST
    The embattled Miami Dolphins guard tells FOX Sports that he wasn't the only one sending threatening messages. But that all depends on the context of this photo.
  • Florida fans call for Muschamp's job
    November 11, 2013, 1:28 PM EST
    This season could hardly have gone worse for the Gators. Tons of injuries, too many losses, and now they could miss a bowl game. It's getting hot for their coach.
  • Buzz: Hindsight for Jerry Jones
    November 11, 2013, 12:48 PM EST
    After watching his Cowboys get absolutely manhandled by the Saints, the Dallas owner wondered aloud about his decision that led Ryan to New Orleans.
  • Seahawks score 2 cool TDs in Atlanta
    November 10, 2013, 3:12 PM EST
    Seattle built a big lead in Atlanta thanks to a flea flicker and a sweet one-handed grab by Golden Tate.
  • Report: Church-league penalty nixed
    November 07, 2013, 2:30 PM EST
    Colgate's Nathan Harries initially was stripped of a year of eligibility for playing three games in an 'old man's league.' Fortunately, it appears reason has prevailed.
  • Video shows shooting of former player
    November 07, 2013, 1:20 PM EST
    Police say former Washington State and New York Giants running back Jermaine Green almost stabbed his girlfriend in September during a frightening incident.
  • Daily Buzz: Z-Bo's labor of love
    November 07, 2013, 12:25 PM EST
    NBA fantasy owners may have noticed Zach Randolph's abbreviated night in the stats column, but he ended up plus-one in a category that really mattered.
  • Bryan Pata murder remains cold case
    November 06, 2013, 7:26 PM EST
    Hurricanes defensive lineman Bryan Pata was slain in 2006, but authorities are no closer to solving the case, leaving his loved ones with angst and questions.
  • Buzz: Runner refuses to wear No. 666
    November 06, 2013, 11:53 AM EST
    Not even a shot at making the state championship could persuade a high school athlete in Kentucky to wear a bib with 666 on it.
  • Buzz: Radio host offers bounty
    November 04, 2013, 12:13 PM EST
    A radio host who used to play for the Hurricanes opens his big mouth (again) and promises cash for any player who takes out FSU's Devonta Freeman.
  • Pamela Anderson finishes marathon
    November 03, 2013, 5:43 PM EST
    The former 'Baywatch' beauty was jeered for wanting to run the NYC marathon. On Sunday, she responded by finishing the race and raising nearly $76K for charity.
  • Report: Bolt had odd diet in Beijing
    November 03, 2013, 3:27 PM EST
    Usain Bolt didn't care much for the local cuisine during the 2008 Olympics. A new book reveals he lived almost entirely on Chicken McNuggets for 10 days.
  • TD dance doesn't impress ex-NFLer
    November 03, 2013, 2:16 PM EST
    Mike Tolbert likes to have a little fun after he scores, but did he go to far with this dance against the Falcons?
  • HS coach busted & busted up big time
    October 31, 2013, 3:17 PM EDT
    A high school football coach in Darien, Conn., was reportedly arrested and Tasered after being stopped by police early Thursday.
  • Buzz: Pelicans mascot is scary
    October 31, 2013, 1:38 PM EDT
    First off, Pierre doesn't look anything like a pelican. Second, he's bound to make fans a little nervous. But don't worry, Pierre, you aren't alone.
  • HS trick play combats boredom
    October 30, 2013, 6:40 PM EDT
    Sherwood (Ore.) High School's football team is 9-0 this season, which can make games a little predictable. But are they pushing the bounds of good taste a bit too far?