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November 7, 2012
INDIANAPOLIS (5-3) AT JACKSONVILLE (1-7) TV: NFL Network, 5:15 p.m. Line: Colts by 3. Over/Under: 42. Sam Farmer's pick: Two teams heading in opposite directions. The Jaguars have been outscored at home, 126-34. Colts are sixth in passing, going against the NFL's worst pass defense. Colts 23, Jaguars 14.
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SPORTS
April 23, 2014 | By Sam Farmer
What looked like a routine NFL play wound up leaving a life-altering mark on former Jacksonville linebacker Russell Allen. Allen, 27, who was released by the Jaguars last week, is finished with football. He suffered a stroke on the field in a Week 15 game against Buffalo last season, something he recently revealed to Robert Klemko of TheMMQB.com . He was released after failing a physical. Allen developed a dime-sized dead spot on his cerebellum after a face-to-face collision in the first half with Bills center Eric Wood -- what seemed like a hard but typical hit. "It was strange because it was so routine," Allen told Klemko.
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SPORTS
December 27, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
Pittsburgh's defense allowed only one two-point field goal in the first half as the third-ranked Panthers defeated Jacksonville, 81-67, in a nationally televised game Saturday night at Jacksonville. Pitt's 6-0 start is the school's best since 1929 when the Panthers won their first 12 games. Jacksonville, which starts three sophomores and a freshman, fell to 4-5 despite a 30-point performance by Troy Mundine.
SPORTS
March 4, 2014 | By Sam Farmer
Extra-point kicks could get extra interesting this summer. Of course, even mildly interesting would be an upgrade. NFL kickers made a record 99.6% of their PATs last season, making that the most sure-fire play in football. But according to NFL.com's Judy Battista, the league's competition committee has discussed experimenting in the preseason with placing the ball at the 25-yard line on extra-point kicks -- which would mean 42-yard attempts. Last season, kickers made 83% of their field-goal attempts that were 40 to 49 yards long.
SPORTS
December 4, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
TV: NFL Network, 5:15 PST. Line: Texans by 3. Over/under: 431/2 . Sam Farmer's pick: The Texans are the better team on paper and should win. But their confidence is in the dumpster after losing a club-record 10 games in a row. The Jaguars, winners of three of four games, are surging. Jaguars 23, Texans 20
SPORTS
June 6, 2013 | By Mike Hiserman
The Dodgers chose Jacksonville right-hander Chris Anderson with their first pick, No. 18 overall, in Major League Baseball's amateur draft. Anderson, 20, had a 7-5 record with a 2.49 earned-run average for Jacksonville this season. In 104 2/3 innings, he had 101 strikeouts and limited batters to a .231 average. Anderson's fastball reportedly tops out at about 96 mph, and he has a better-than-average slider. The Dodgers' next pick is No. 56 overall. After that, they have the 92nd pick.
SPORTS
January 5, 2006
'I don't think this is the time to go sledding, go out and take on a lot of new projects and model airplanes and all of that.' Bill Belichick, New England Patriot coach, on his preparation for Saturday's playoff game against Jacksonville
SPORTS
September 8, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
Safety was the NFL's focus this off-season. The focus on Sunday? Safeties. There were three of them in the first quarters of games Sunday, with the New York Jets, Pittsburgh Steelers and Jacksonville Jaguars each picking up two points. The Jets scored when Tampa Bay's Josh Freeman fumbled out of the end zone. The safety for the Steelers came when Tennessee running back Darius Reynauld was tackled in the end zone. And Jacksonville scored when J.T. Thomas blocked a punt out of the back of the end zone.
SPORTS
November 11, 1999 | Associated Press
The Mid-American Conference reprimanded Akron Coach Lee Owens for complaining that officials missed two decisive blocks in Saturday's loss to Miami of Ohio. * Missouri sophomore linebacker Jamonte Robinson was suspended from the team after his arrest Tuesday for allegedly assaulting a woman in the hallway of a university dormitory Oct. 24. . . . The 2000 college football season will begin Aug.
NATIONAL
October 2, 2013 | By Michael Muskal
A 39-year-old man was charged on Wednesday with falsely telling airport security agents in Jacksonville, Fla., that he had a bomb in his backpack, a hoax that prompted the airport's closure and the delay or rerouting of about two dozen flights, officials said. Zeljko Causevic, who was born in Bosnia and is an American citizen who lives in Jacksonville, was taken into custody around 6 p.m. Tuesday, according to an arrest report from the Jacksonville sheriff's office.  He was arrested on Wednesday and will probably make a court appearance later in the day, officials said.
NATIONAL
December 17, 2013 | By Michael Muskal
A Florida high school that was named in the 1950s after a 19th century white supremacist and now has a majority black student enrollment will soon have a new name for its 21st century community. Nathan Bedford Forrest High School in Jacksonville will change its name in time for the new school year in August, school officials decided Monday. Forrest was a famous Confederate general and the first grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, though he later distanced himself from that organization with its history of racial lynching, cross burnings and other violent acts.
SPORTS
December 4, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
TV: NFL Network, 5:15 PST. Line: Texans by 3. Over/under: 431/2 . Sam Farmer's pick: The Texans are the better team on paper and should win. But their confidence is in the dumpster after losing a club-record 10 games in a row. The Jaguars, winners of three of four games, are surging. Jaguars 23, Texans 20
SPORTS
November 1, 2013 | Wire reports
An MRI test on Friday confirmed that Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Geno Atkins tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee, leaving the AFC North leaders without another star player on defense. The All-Pro lineman got the leg bent under him while trying to make a tackle during the first half of a 22-20 overtime loss at Miami on Thursday night. The medical staff initially thought he'd torn the ligament, and the test a day later in Cincinnati confirmed it. The Bengals (6-3)
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October 2, 2013 | By Michael Muskal
A 39-year-old man was charged on Wednesday with falsely telling airport security agents in Jacksonville, Fla., that he had a bomb in his backpack, a hoax that prompted the airport's closure and the delay or rerouting of about two dozen flights, officials said. Zeljko Causevic, who was born in Bosnia and is an American citizen who lives in Jacksonville, was taken into custody around 6 p.m. Tuesday, according to an arrest report from the Jacksonville sheriff's office.  He was arrested on Wednesday and will probably make a court appearance later in the day, officials said.
SPORTS
September 17, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Tim Tebow has options. A football team in Russia has offered him $1 million to play in just two games. The Arena Football League team LA Kiss wants to sign him to a three-year contract. An unnamed NFL team reportedly talked about giving him a shot at a position other than quarterback . Problem is, the popular yet unemployed Heisman Trophy winner wants to play in the NFL but doesn't want to switch positions in order to do so. The one team that would kinda, sorta make sense in that scenario might be the Jacksonville Jaguars (yes, they still are an NFL team)
SPORTS
September 16, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
Welcome back to Seattle, Gus Bradley! Your Jacksonville Jaguars are 191/2-point underdogs! What kind of homecoming is that? The 0-2 Jaguars, unquestionably the NFL's worst team, are heading into the wood chipper that is the Seattle Seahawks, a team fresh off a 29-3 thrashing of mighty San Francisco. Las Vegas clearly doesn't think Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll is going to take it easy on Bradley, his old defensive coordinator, who is in his first season as coach of the Jaguars.
NEWS
May 21, 1986 | Associated Press
A man convicted for murdering a businessman who refused to give him a job was executed in Florida's electric chair Tuesday. Ronald J. Straight, 42, had been granted a five-hour stay Tuesday morning by Supreme Court Justice Lewis F. Powell Jr. Timothy Palmes, a co-defendant, was executed in 1984 for the murder of James Stone, a Jacksonville furniture store owner, in 1976.
SPORTS
September 16, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Tim Tebow needs a job. He really wants to be a quarterback in the NFL. The Jacksonville Jaguars are 0-2 and appear to be going nowhere. Tebow is still extremely popular in Florida, where he won two national championships and a Heisman Trophy. And the Jags are having a bit of trouble filling seats this season. All right, look, do I really need to spell it out for you? Bring Tebow to Jacksonville already! Look, I know everyone's real busy, but I have a plan. Let's have a rally!
SPORTS
September 8, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
In each of the last 10 seasons, at least one team has gone from worst to first in its division. That's an NFL record. So which team is going to do it this season? The last-place finishers in 2012 were Buffalo, Cleveland, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Philadelphia, Detroit, Carolina and Arizona. The No. 1 candidate is Kansas City, with Coach Andy Reid, quarterback Alex Smith and a roster loaded with Pro Bowl talent. According to Elias Sports Bureau, the 2012 Chiefs were the first team to have six Pro Bowl players and fewer than six victories in a season.
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