In case you missed it: Dec. 9

In case you missed it: Dec. 9

Published Dec. 10, 2013 8:13 a.m. ET

In case you missed it, here were the top stories from FOX Sports Florida for Monday, Dec. 9:

* Magic Musings: Ken Hornack breaks down Orlando’s struggles from the court in a loss to the shorthanded Grizzlies on Monday night in Memphis. Read More

* The Magic struggled from the field early, and though they were able to pull close late, they still fell on the road to the Grizzlies for their sixth straight loss. Read More

* Joe Maddon knows what it is like to deal with losing talented players -- he’s seen Carl Crawford, BJ Upton and James Shields move on -- but the Rays coach says a trade of ace David Price, however likely it may be, would be devastating. Read More

* The Marlins have plenty of young talent rotation, and they are hoping the veteran presence of new catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia can complement that youth and help them grow into a dominating force. Read More

* Florida State redshirt freshman Jameis Winston was named one of six finalists Monday for the Heisman Trophy. Read More

* Rob Brantly, who is just 24, opened the 2013 as the Marlins starting catcher. Given that the team has added Jarrod Saltalamacchia to be its everyday backstop and Jeff Mathis appears poised to be the backup, Brantly knows he may be the odd man out and will continue to work on his craft either in the majors or back in the minors. Read More

* Miami escaped Pittsburgh with a win thanks to Antonio Brown stepping out of bounds with time expired, and now the Dolphins are hoping their playoff push can continue at home when they host the Patriots, who will not have star tight end Rob Gronkowski. Read More

*  Due to recent events, the Tampa Bay Lightning's dressing room should have no shortage of gauze and good wishes for fast healing. Even a red cross painted somewhere nearby would be fitting. This is the NHL, a league of hard knocks, a place where there's no room for orange slices and juice boxes after the final horn. Blood, bruises and broken noses come with the territory. By the most-grizzled of tough-guy standards, though, this run of bad health luck is rough. Read More

*  Tony La Russa had a plan, and it was to attend law school at Florida State during the offseason while he was playing in the minor leagues. But then he got into managing, won three World Series titles and never needed that law degree. Read More

*  Florida State's Jimbo Fisher and UCF's George O'Leary are among the eight finalists for the Eddie Robinson coach of the year award. Read More

*  Throughout his tenure UCF coach George O'Leary has never backed off the proclamation he made the day he was hired when he dubbed the football program "a sleeping giant." Ten years later, the 15th-ranked Knights are preparing to play in the school's first BCS bowl game on Jan. 1 against No. 6 Baylor. Read More

* In continuation of the Orlando Magic's 25th anniversary season-long celebration the team will honor the Magic's 3-point field goal leader, Dennis Scott, at the Magic's Friday matchup vs. the Cleveland Cavaliers (7 p.m.). Read More