In case you missed it: September 29

BY foxsports • September 30, 2013

In case you missed it, here were the top sports stories from FOX Sports Florida from Sunday, September 29:

* The Marlins had a frustrating 2013 season, but right-hander Henderson Alvarez helped them end on a high note with an unusual no-hitter that gave Miami something to build on for next season. Read More

* Rookie quarterback Mike Glennon wasn’t exceptional in his Buccaneers debut, but he wasn’t awful either, despite the team dropping another late loss amid all the Josh Freeman drama. Read More

* The Tampa Bay Rays will play beyond Game 162, a development many throughout baseball thought possible back when pitchers and catchers reported in Port Charlotte, Fla., before Wil Myers' rise, before Matt Moore's stellar year, before David Price's disabled-list stint and recovery, before the emergence of James Loney and Yunel Escobar and Alex Torres, before Alex Cobb missed two months with a mild concussion and returned to become one of the most formidable right-handers in the game. Read More

* Evan Longoria and the Tampa Bay Rays assured themselves a tie for an AL wild-card berth, scoring six runs in the first inning and then holding off the Toronto Blue Jays 7-6 Sunday.
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* Giancarlo Stanton stood 90 feet away from giving Miami Marlins teammate Henderson Alvarez his first no-hitter since being a Little Leaguer in Venezuela. Read More

* Alvarez had blanked the Detroit Tigers for nine innings -- and briefly, mistakenly thought he had pitched a no-hitter. Read More

* Carson Palmer threw a 13-yard touchdown pass to Larry Fitzgerald in the fourth quarter and Jay Feely kicked a 27-yard field goal with 1:29 remaining and the Cardinals rallied to beat the Buccaneers 13-10 on Sunday. Read More

* The Bucs appeared primed to salvage one victory before the bye, after a wild week that included the benching of quarterback Josh Freeman. But the Arizona Cardinals rallied for 13 points in the fourth, including a go-ahead 27-yard field goal by Jay Feely with 1:29 left. Read More

* Andrew Luck threw two touchdown passes, Trent Richardson ran for a score and the Colts became the latest to beat the Jacksonville Jaguars by double digits, 37-3 Sunday. Read More

* Ken Hornack has five observations from the Jaguars’ 37-3 debacle loss to the Indianapolis Colts. Read More

* Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon was ejected from Sunday's season finale against Toronto for arguing with plate umpire Paul Schrieber. Read More

* Erik Spoelstra, who has won two straight titles as coach of the Miami Heat, was in line to become a free agent next summer. But the Heat didn’t want that to happen. Spoelstra on Sunday received a multiyear contract extension. It comes as
the Heat prepare to hold media day Monday in Miami and have training
camp Tuesday through Friday in the Bahamas. Read More

* The Tampa Bay Buccaneers declared quarterback Josh Freeman inactive before their game against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday at Raymond James Stadium. Read More

* Florida State remained the No. 8 team in the nation, Miami moved up a spot to No. 14 in both polls and Florida jumped two spots on Sunday in the Associated Press poll. Read More

* The Miami Marlins promoted Mike Hill to president of baseball operations and Dan Jennings to general manager before Sunday's season finale against the Detroit Tigers. Read More

* Jacksonville ruled out cornerback Dwayne Gratz (ankle), safety Dwight Lowery (concussion) and receivers Mike Brown (back) and Stephen Burton (concussion)  for the game against Colts. Read More

* Florida 24, Kentucky 7: Scott Carter says despite losing key players to injury, the Gators make no excuses and go about business. Read More


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