In case you missed it: September 25

BY foxsports • September 26, 2013

In case you missed it, here were the top sports stories from FOX Sports Florida from Wednesday, September 25:

* The Rays broke open a 3-2 lead with four runs in the sixth inning on a night when the Yankees were eliminated from the playoff picture. Tampa Bay left-hander David Price allowed two runs and six hits in seven innings, and the Rays chased right-hander Phil Hughes after he gave up three runs and seven hits in two. Evan Longoria led the way with four RBI. Read More

* David Price ended a five-start winless streak, Evan Longoria hit two home runs and the Tampa Bay Rays won their sixth in a row, beating the New York Yankees 8-3 Wednesday night to move closer to clinching an AL wild-card berth. Nearing their fourth postseason appearance in six years, the Rays could seal it with a combination of Tampa Bay wins or Texas losses totaling three. Read More

* Adeiny Hechavarria drove in three runs, including a go-ahead run in the eighth inning, to help the Miami Marlins to a 3-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday night. Read More

* Joe Maddon sought some assistance in devising his lineup for Wednesday night's game against the New York Yankees, so the Tampa Bay Rays manager walked from his team's hotel in Times Square to St. Patrick's Cathedral. "I was looking for inspiration," he said. "I saw St. Jude -- don't know how good he is with the hit and run. Was a pretty good defender." Read More

* A University of Miami student won an 80-inch television through a promotion by a store that invited fans to text and enter a contest to win a TV, the size coinciding with the 15th-ranked Hurricanes' point total last weekend. UM beat Savannah State 77-7. Read More

* The Orlando Magic, who will open training camp Tuesday, are far better off now than they were a year ago as a team with a first-year coach, a first-year general manager and a roster which was noteworthy only because of the absence of Dwight Howard. Read More

* With No. 12 South Carolina's visiting UCF on Saturday, it won't be the first time the Knights have had a chance to notch a signature victory during George O'Leary's tenure. But at 3-0 and fresh off one the biggest wins in school history at Penn State, suddenly the program that's previously only nibbled at grabbing some national attention could finally do it. Read More

* UCF linebacker Willie Mitchell has been suspended indefinitely following an arrest for driving under the influence earlier this month. Knights' coach George O'Leary said Wednesday that Mitchell is suspended pending the outcome of a hearing in front of UCF's Office of Student Conduct. Read More

* No. 20 Florida will be without defensive tackle Dominique Easley, one of the team's best players, for the remainder of the season. Coach Will Muschamp said after Wednesday night’s practice that Easley would miss the season. Read More

* Mike Glennon didn’t show much in the preseason, and now he has plenty to prove as he makes his first NFL start on Sunday against Arizona. Read More

* The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will begin the Mike Glennon Era on Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals at Raymond James Stadium, as confirmed by FOX Sports' Alex Marvez on Wednesday morning. In a win-now league, where confidence is so important, QB Josh Freeman ran out of time and lost the faith of his coach. Read More

* Coach Gus Bradley certainly could justify about any move. Instead, he's looking for little tweaks that could make a big difference heading into Sunday's game against Indianapolis (2-1). "I don't think you'll see any drastic changes, but I think you might see some subtle changes," Bradley said Wednesday. Read More

* Tight end Marcedes Lewis participated in a limited number of snaps in practice on Wednesday, taking to the field for the first time in three weeks. Read More

* Dolphins DE Cameron Wake took part in a limited number of practice plays on Wednesday, returning to the field for the first time since hurting his knee in the first quarter of Miami’s win over Atlanta on Sunday. Read More

* On Thurs., Sept. 26 at 6:30 p.m., FOX Sports Florida, the regional television home of the Florida Panthers, will premiere the "Florida Panthers Preseason Special." Hosted by Frank Forte, the preseason special will provide Panthers fans with an extensive preview of the 2013-14 season. Read More


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