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.



  • Indians logo next under scrutiny?
    October 23, 2013, 12:39 PM EDT
    With the drama surrounding the Redskins and other Native American logos and team names, the Indians are reaching out to their supporters for their thoughts.
  • H.S. coach charged with assault
    October 22, 2013, 5:51 PM EDT
    Duffman Pannell faces serious felony charges of a child after allegedly striking a student in the head with a helmet at practice.
  • Buzz: Mattingly makes things awkward
    October 22, 2013, 12:00 PM EDT
    What was supposed to be a routine, and celebratory, season-wrap press conference turned into an very awkward power play by Donnie Baseball.
  • Buzz: Irsay rants after win
    October 21, 2013, 12:11 PM EDT
    Look, Jim Irsay loves Twitter and he loves the Colts. So you can imagine he might fire off an epic tweet or five after last night's upset. And, boy would you be right.
  • Quick glance at World Series matchup
    October 20, 2013, 8:11 PM EDT
    Dominant pitching. Top-notch hitting. Rising star managers. This World Series will have a little bit of everything. But which team has the advantage?
  • Panthers to accommodate BoSox fans
    October 17, 2013, 8:58 PM EDT
    Don't you hate it when you miss a big game? Well, the NHL Panthers are making sure Bruins fans in South Florida don't have to skip ALCS Game 5.
  • So is Lefty trying to go righty now?
    October 17, 2013, 6:37 PM EDT
    A video has emerged of the three-time Masters champ playing ping pong and throwing a football with his right hand -- and he looked damn good doing both.
  • Spurs really don't like alley-oops
    October 17, 2013, 5:37 PM EDT
    San Antonio isn't exactly known for offensive flair, but an astounding statistic over the past two seasons suggests that, yes, they really ARE that boring.
  • Carmelo: 'I want to be a free agent'
    October 17, 2013, 2:09 PM EDT
    The New York star says it's what everybody in the NBA dreams about, but he also has a reassuring message for basketball lovers in the Big Apple.
  • Buzz: Oregon to sport pink lids
    October 17, 2013, 12:57 PM EDT
    Lots of teams are doing special uniform touches for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but Oregon's new unis might be the best of all.
  • Dog who ran half-marathon dies
    October 17, 2013, 12:57 PM EDT
    The runaway pooch shot to fame when he received a medal for finishing a half-marathon. Now his owners share some tragic news -- he died of a heart attack at 8 years old.
  • At 92, cheerleader still showing off
    October 17, 2013, 11:45 AM EDT
    Jane Kuykendall may be retired from cheerleading, but that doesn't mean she doesn't still have moves that make the crowd go wild.
  • World Peace can't fool this kid
    October 16, 2013, 3:01 PM EDT
    The Artest formerly known as Ron was having a nice field trip with a bunch of school kids, but when one of them asked him about elbowing James Harden, Metta World Peace played dumb.
  • Chalmers blames crab for bad game
    October 16, 2013, 2:37 PM EDT
    Miami's PG missed his shots from the field, picked up five fouls and turned the ball over four times in 21 minutes. But maybe we should cut him some slack.
  • Buzz: Dwight's whine makes no sense
    October 16, 2013, 12:16 PM EDT
    For some reason, Dwight Howard thinks his No. 12 should have been retired in Orlando. If he only knew why Tobias Harris wears it, he might grow up and stop whining.
  • LeBron: 'I'll watch tapes' of Iverson
    October 15, 2013, 4:15 PM EDT
    Yeah, yeah, The King idolized Michael Jordan just like everybody else. But James says he also watches quite a bit of tape from another era-defining star.