In case you missed it: Nov. 20

BY foxsports • November 21, 2013

In case you missed it, here were the top stories from FOX Sports Florida from Wednesday, Nov. 20:

* Chances are LeBron James never found himself on the floor during his rookie season with his team trailing by 36 points in the fourth quarter, like Victor Oladipo did during the Orlando Magic's 120-92 loss to the Miami Heat. What should have been something of a special occasion -- the first regular-season start by the No. 2 overall pick in the NBA draft -- turned into another reminder of how far both player and team have to progress. Read More

* Perennial All-Pro linebacker Derrick Brooks, John Lynch and former Buccaneers head coach Tony Dungy were among 25 semifinalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's class of 2014 announced Wednesday night. Read More

* LeBron James warned the Orlando Magic to stop double-teaming him and ignoring James Jones. They didn't listen. Read More

* Dwyane Wade sat out for a second straight night and the Miami Heat again overcame the absence. LeBron James had 21 points, 7 assists and 6 rebounds in 29 minutes to lead Miami to a 120-92 road victory against the Orlando Magic on Wednesday. James Jones took Wade's spot in the starting lineup and scored 17 points. He hit 5 of 7 from 3-point territory. Read More

* Arron Afflalo recorded his third consecutive game of at least 25 points, while the Orlando Magic had a season high in 3-point field goals made with 15. But they still couldn't make a game of it against the Miami Heat. Read More

* Mike Pouncey spent many Miami Dolphins games next to Richie Incognito. But this? "He looked over and was like, 'Man, I can't believe that we're sitting here watching the Dolphins play,'" Pouncey said in describing the scene at his house on Sunday afternoon. "I was like, 'It's unbelievable, bro. I had never pictured this ever in my life.' Read More

* Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade sat out on Wednesday night for a second straight game, the latest move in the team's plan for handling their All-Star and his history of knee issues. Read More

* The Marlins added six players to their 40-man roster on Wednesday night, leaving one spot remaining before the deadline. Left-hander Grant Dayton, right-handers Michael Brady, Angel Sanchez and Jose Urena as well as outfielder Brent Keys and catcher J.T. Realmuto will not be exposed to the Rule 5 draft in December. Read More

* The Tampa Bays have added minor league infielder Vince Belnome and three other players to the 40-man roster. The club announced Wednesday that left-handed pitcher C.J. Riefenhauser and right-handers Jesse Hahn and Kirby Yates were added to the roster, too. Read More

* A victory by Florida Panthers goalie Tim Thomas tends to be a sensitive subject in Vancouver. What is strange, though, Thomas' return to Vancouver and eventual triumph set off a Twitter war between the Canucks and their Pacific Division rival, the Edmonton Oilers. Read More

* Former quarterback Joe Theismann knows there's life after the break, a chance to place a gruesome injury in the past, and that’s why he’s willing to help Steven Stamkos. Read More

* LeBron James spoke out again Wednesday about his involvement with David Beckham and the retired soccer superstar's plan to bring an MLS team to Miami. Specifically, James talked about finding a place for the team to call home. "We're working on it," James said. Read More

* Stephen Morris stepped onto the University of Miami campus in spring 2009 as an early enrollee and the quarterback of the future. Four years later, Morris and his fellow seniors will play their final home game against Virginia (2-8, 0-6 ACC) this Saturday at noon at Sun Life Stadium. Read More

* Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Bobby Rainey was named the NFC offensive player of the week for Week 11. Read More

* With safety Dashon Goldson suspended, Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano knows his team must adjust fast. Read More

* The NFL Players Association will conduct its own investigation into the Miami Dolphins' bullying scandal, a person familiar with the situation said Wednesday. Read More

* The women who alleges that Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston sexually assaulted her released a statement that said the Tallahassee Police Department has conducted a "questionable investigation" and also says that a detective warned her that her life could "be made miserable" if she pursued charges, according to a report. Read More


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