In case you missed it: September 18

BY foxsports • September 19, 2013

In case you missed it, here were the top sports stories from FOX Sports Florida from Wednesday, September 18:

* The Tampa Bay Rays won in the 12th inning to regain the AL wild card lead. Andrew Astleford analyzes Wednesday’s results and previews Thursday’s games. Read More

* Desmond Jennings has an RBI single in the 12th to give the Rays a 4-3 win over Texas. Read More

* Tim Beckham, the No. 1 overall pick by the Rays in the 2008 draft, has been called up by Tampa Bay. It’s been a long journey through the minors for Beckham, but he is just 23 and manager Joe Maddon likes his potential. Read More

* Ed Lucas homered in the 10th inning to lift the Miami Marlins to a 4-3 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday night. Read More

* Adam Erne had two power-play goals and also scored in the shootout to lift the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 4-3 win over the St. Louis Blues in a preseason game at Orlando on Wednesday. Read More

* Florida tied the game at 2 on goals by Drew Shore and Scottie Upshall 14 seconds apart with less than 4 minutes remaining in the third period but Dallas held on to win the preseason game 3-2. Read More

* Charles Clay waited until his third NFL season to take a handoff for the Miami Dolphins, and when the play was called, he knew exactly what to do -- hold onto the ball. Which he did, scoring a touchdown. But the Dolphins' offense hasn't always been that simple for the versatile Clay, who needed a couple of seasons to get comfortable playing multiple positions. Read More

* The Florida Gators had a bye week following their loss at Miami and some of the players and coaches watched the Oregon-Tennessee game with the Vols coming to town Saturday in the SEC opener for both schools. Oregon's offensive explosion caught everyone's attention, including Gators offensive coordinator Brent Pease. Read More

* Chris Andersen won an NBA title in June but he wanted something more -- to have his name cleared as part of an Internet hoax. He got that wish Wednesday. Read More

* Heat forward Chris Andersen was the victim of a wide-ranging Internet hoax that resulted in a raid of his Denver-area home last year, his lawyer said Wednesday, and prosecutors confirmed Andersen was cleared of wrongdoing in the "extremely complex" case. Read More

* The next step in Jesse Crain's possible Tampa Bay Rays debut is a brief appearance in a Fall Instructional League game. Rays manager Joe Maddon said the reliever, on the disabled list with a right shoulder strain, will throw 20 pitches Thursday afternoon in Sarasota, Fla. The team will decide the next step in Crain's progress after the appearance. Read More

* Connor Barth will make $500,000 in 2013 and his 2014 salary has been restructured to give the team protection in case the Bucs kicker cannot make a successful return. Read More

* If the Atlanta Falcons needed any reminder Brent Grimes still can play, he provided one. Grimes saved the day for the Miami Dolphins midway through the fourth quarter of last Sunday's 24-20 win at Indianapolis. With the Dolphins clinging to a four-point lead, he picked off Colts quarterback Andrew Luck in the end zone. Grimes former team Atlanta visits Miami on Sunday. Read More

* The Jacksonville Jaguars have been installed as 19 1/2-point underdogs for their game Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks. While a matchup at the pro level is seldom given that large of a spread, the factors which go into that are inescapable. Read More

* Maurice Jones-Drew was held out of practice as a precaution on Wednesday after his foot swelled up in the morning, three days after he suffered a strained tendon while being tackled by Oakland Raiders safety Charles Woodson in the first half of Jacksonville's 19-9 loss. Read More

* Former Florida State coach Bobby Bowden pulled off one of college football’s greatest trick plays 25 years ago when he called the Puntrooskie late at Clemson, a play that left the Tigers fooled and helped the Seminoles to a victory. Read More

* Dashon Goldson calls his $100,000 fine "a wake-up call," but he says it will not change the way he plays. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety won his appeal of a one-game suspension for flagrant and repeat violation of player safety rules, accepting the fine instead. He practiced with his team Wednesday and is eligible to play in a Week 3 matchup against the New England Patriots on Sunday at Gillette Stadium. Read More

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