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Redistricting, the U.S. Supreme Court, and Blake Bortles are in the headlines today.

CBS and the Southeastern Conference have announced the 2014 Florida-Georgia game will kickoff at 3:30 p.m. on November 1.

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Jazz, theater, and one huge shark are a few of your options this holiday weekend on the First Coast.

Gov. Rick Scott, pension reform, and Communism are in the headlines today.

Florida State University's Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Jameis Winston is back in the news this week, but not for his athletic ability.

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The parents of the 6-year-old skateboarder videotaped being kicked down a half-pipe by his father at Jacksonville's Kona Skate Park say the family is leaving the First Coast after their lives were "turned upside down" when the video went viral.

Jacksonville Jaguars

There was a record turnout this weekend at the Jacksonville Jaguars' rookie minicamp. Cole Pepper has the latest on the Jags, Sharks, Suns and Armada in his weekly sports wrap.

Ability Housing, tornadoes, and Jameis Winston are in the headlines today.

JAXPORT, shark bites, and Shad Khan are in the headlines today.

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It was a busy weekend with the Jacksonville Jaguars potentially scoring big in the NFL Draft and the Players Championship Tournament coming down to a dramatic final few shots. Cole Pepper joined Melissa Ross to discuss it all in his weekly local sports wrap.

Dream Defenders, Marco Rubio, and the Jacksonville Jaguars are in the headlines today.

Blake Bortles, Charlie Crist, and Donald Trump are in the headlines today.

Steve Roberts, Cherish Perrywinkle, and Johnny Manziel are in the headlines today.

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When you think of The Players Championship Tournament, the first words that come to mind might be green, birdie or bunker, not the design of the course as it relates to tourism, the media, and the cultural identity of the First Coast.

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Country music superstar Carrie Underwood will perform at EverBank Field on July 26, marking the official unveiling of the stadium's new, world-record setting video scoreboards.

PGA Tour

This week marks the 41st year of The Players Championship Tournament, shining the golf world's spotlight once again on the First Coast.

Jacksonville Jaguars

Cole Pepper joined Melissa Ross with news on the upcoming NFL Draft, Jameis Winston, college sports, and a "mötley" new executive joining the Sharks "crüe" in his regular weekly sports wrap.

Update at 2:15 p.m. ET: NBA Bans Sterling, Levies $2.5 Million Fine

The NBA is banning Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, league Commissioner Adam Silver announced Tuesday, saying that its investigation has verified Sterling made racist comments in an audio recording that was made public Friday.

Saying that the NBA's investigation included a discussion with Sterling, Silver stated that the views he expressed "are deeply offensive and harmful."

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Representatives of Florida's child welfare agency gave few details on their ongoing investigation into a recent viral video depicting apparent child abuse.

The clip shows a young child  being kicked off a half-pipe at Kona Skate Park in Jacksonville.

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The sports world is still buzzing about the racist statements made by Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling. Cole Pepper gave his take on the story and discussed the week in local sports.

Governor Rick Scott, the Jacksonville Riverwalk, and curling are in the headlines today.

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From marathons to barbeque, Cole Pepper discussed the events of the week in his regular sports wrap up.

One Spark, Quality Education for All, and Medicaid are in the headlines today.

University of Florida

The Florida Gators failed to defeat UConn in the Final Four on Saturday. Cole Pepper shared his thoughts on the loss and more in his weekly sports wrap up.

The Barnett building, food trucks, and gun trafficking are in the headlines today.

Internet cafes, Angela Corey, and Jameis Winston are in the headlines today.

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The Gator Bowl is getting a new name and a new game day.

University of Florida

The Florida Gators are headed to the Final Four. With just two wins separating them from the NCAA Championship, can they go all the way?

The Florida GI Bill, One Spark, and the Final Four are in the headlines today.

Would March Madness be terribly different if the players were paid?

Probably not. The college basketball tournament might become more professionalized, but it wouldn't look much different from what we're seeing right now.

"I don't see it changing one iota," says ESPN basketball analyst Jay Bilas.

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