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Wilma Causes Some Shuffling

Hurricane forces Miami Dolphins to move game with Kansas City from Sunday to tonight. A few college football games are also rescheduled.

October 21, 2005|From Associated Press

MIAMI — With Hurricane Wilma expected to arrive with potentially devastating force in Florida, several major events have been rescheduled.

The Miami Dolphins said Thursday that their game scheduled Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs would be played at 7 EDT tonight. The game will be televised by CBS affiliates in South Florida and Kansas City, but there will be no national telecast.

It's the third time since the start of the 2004 season that the Dolphins have rescheduled a home game because of a hurricane. Last year's home opener against Tennessee was played a day early because of Hurricane Ivan, and the Dolphins' Week 3 game with Pittsburgh was pushed back 7 1/2 hours by Hurricane Jeanne.

There was one cancellation -- the Nationwide Golf Tour's Miccosukee Championship in Miami.

The golf tournament was the final full-field event of the season, giving players one last chance to finish among the top 60 on the money list and qualify for the Nationwide Tour Championship next week.

Brian Henninger was 61st on the money list, $6,601 behind Scott Peterson.

"While we are disappointed to cancel this week's tournament, particularly with so much at stake for players, we need to focus on people's safety first," said Bill Calfee, chief of operations for the Nationwide Tour.

In other Wilma-related developments:

* Atlantic Coast Conference officials postponed Saturday's game between Georgia Tech and sixth-ranked Miami until Nov. 19. Miami's scheduled trip to Wake Forest on Nov. 17 -- a Thursday night game -- will now be played on Nov. 12.

No. 20 West Virginia's trip to Tampa to face South Florida was rescheduled for Dec. 3. The game had been set for Saturday.

Central Florida's home game with Tulane -- a team forced from its city, school and home stadium by Katrina's strike along the Gulf Coast -- will be played tonight, instead of Saturday.

* The Florida Panthers' game Saturday night against the Ottawa Senators could be postponed, with a decision to be made today by the teams and the NHL.

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