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Miami Hurricanes Baseball eliminated from ACC Tournament by Duke walkoff homerun

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The Miami baseball team was eliminated from the ACC Tournament with a 3-2 loss to Duke in their first game in Charlotte on Thursday. After the Hurricanes took a 2-0 in the top of the sixth Blue Devils catcher Michael Rothenberg singled home two runs to tie the game in the bottom of the seventh.

A Rothenberg home run with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning sent Duke to the ACC semifinals on Saturday. The game between Duke and Miami was set up for a winner take all game in Pool D by the Blue Devils 12-1 victory over the Seminoles on Wednesday. Miami and Florida State will play on Friday.

The game is now meaningless after Duke defeated Miami and Florida State. Miami will hope to avoid a four-game season sweep by Florida State on Friday. The Seminoles crushed the Hurricanes in a three-game sweep in Tallahassee this season. Florida State outscored Miami 34-2 in the three games.

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Battle of the Sunshine State: Florida Panthers head on the road for first round of state championship against Tampa Bay Lightning

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Florida Panthers (2-0-0, first in the Atlantic) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (2-1-0, fifth in the Atlantic)

Tampa, Florida; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EDT

LINE: Lightning -139, Panthers +115

BOTTOM LINE: The Tampa Bay Lightning host Florida after Sam Bennett scored three goals in the Panthers’ 5-1 victory over the Islanders.

Tampa Bay finished 36-17-3 overall during the 2020-21 season while going 21-7-0 at home. The Lightning averaged 4.2 penalties and 10.7 penalty minutes per game.

Florida finished 37-14-5 overall and 17-9-2 on the road a season ago. The Panthers recorded 311 assists on 188 total goals last season.

The matchup Tuesday is the first meeting of the season between the two teams.

INJURIES:

Lightning: Zach Bogosian: out (lower-body), Nikita Kucherov: day to day (undisclosed).

Panthers: None listed.

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NHL hands San Jose Sharks’ Evander Kane 21-game suspension for submitting fake COVID-19 vaccine card

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Another week, another Evander Kane update.

On Monday, the NHL announced that Kane has been suspended for 21 games “for an established violation of, and lack of compliance with, the NHL/NHLPA COVID-19 Protocol.”

Kane will not receive any pay while suspended.

On Oct. 6, a report from Front Office Sports revealed that Kane submitted a fake vaccination card to the league and the San Jose Sharks, which is an illegal offense in both Canada and the United States.

Read more from Yahoo Sports.

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Miami Dolphins fans ranked least rowdy fan base in the NFL

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MIAMI GARDENS, Fla.  As more and more fans pack NFL stadiums across the country thanks to lessened COVID-19 restrictions, America seems to be embracing the return of parking lot tailgates, and, yes, “rowdy fans.”

However, it seems a South Florida team’s fanbase is lacking in that department.

According to a new survey by Bookies, Miami Dolphins fans rank as the least rowdy fan base in football.

Read more from ABC Miami.

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