In case you missed it, here were the top sports stories on FOX Sports Florida from Friday, August 16.
* It was not a pretty showing by most of the Buccaneers on Friday night, and Andrew Astleford takes a look at what Tampa Bay fans can take away from the preseason loss to the Patriots. Read More
* Tom Brady didn’t look bothered by any possible knee injury as he sliced through the Buccaneers’ defense at home, sending Tampa Bay to an 0-2 preseason record. Read More
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* The Marlins went down big early at home against the Giants but were able to climb back a bit before falling 14-10. Read More
* Catcher Jose Lobaton was clutch behind the plate — a couple of nifty blocks to save runs — as well as at the plate, when he won the game for the Rays with his game-ending triple in the bottom of the ninth against the Blue Jays. Read More
* Heat star LeBron James wasn’t one to let traffic stand in the way of getting to the Jay Z and Justin Timberlake concert on Friday, so he had the help of bit of an escort to get him to the show. Read More
* Will Muschamp says he and the coaching staff are focusing on giving reps to the players most likely to play during the Gators’ opener next month. Read More
* Marlins manage Mike Redmond says he is on board — mostly — with the possible replay challenges that could make their way into baseball next season. Read More
*The 10th anniversary of Wade signing his first contract with the Miami Heat — a $7 million, three-year deal — is Monday, and the now three-time NBA champion still cannot believe how much his world has changed over this last decade. Read More
*A Florida appeals court has reduced a $10 million award to $200,000 in a wrongful death suit filed by the family of a University of Central Florida football player who died following conditioning drills in 2008. Read More
*The best left tackle in Miami Dolphins history soon could meet the latest one. Richmond Webb, who protected quarterback Dan Marino so well in the 1990s he might one day make the Hall of Fame, lives in Houston and will attend Saturday’s preseason game between the Dolphins and Texans. Read More
*A Dec. 17 trial date has been set in Palm Beach County for former tennis star Jennifer Capriati in a stalking and battery case involving her ex-boyfriend. The 37-year-old Capriati is accused of punching Ivan Brannan while he worked out at a gym on Valentine’s Day. Read More
* The Miami Dolphins announced Friday that former linebacker John Offerdahl will be the 26th member of the team’s Honor Roll. Read More
* Check out Andrew Astleford’s weekly review of who’s running hot and cold around the majors. View Gallery
* Escaping his playing career with no significant head injuries hasn’t stopped Steve Walsh, head coach at Cardinal Newman High School, from trying to prevent future brain trauma among his players. The Crusaders began wearing Guardian Caps, soft-shell canvas covers that wrap around the outer part of the helmet, during practices last season. Read More