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Sports Minute: Here is the latest Florida sports news from The Associated Press

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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Carl Pelini says in an radio interview that his firing at Florida Atlantic last year was unjustified and the result of a new athletic director who wanted to hire his own football coach. Pelini resigned amid allegations he used illegal drugs, which he denied.

MIAMI (AP) - In a poll of NBA general managers before the season, 76 percent of them picked Miami as the eventual 2014 champion. Things seem a lot more open now. It's probably wouldn't come as overly surprising if No. 6 Brooklyn advanced from the Eastern Conference. Or if eighth-seeded Atlanta knocked off top-seeded Indiana.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Sean Rodriguez of the Tampa Bay Rays has grounded into a triple play for the second time in his career. Last night's triple play was the first hit into by the Rays since Rodriguez grounded into one on Aug. 16, 2011, at Boston.

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) - Gene Fieger shot a 3-under 69 in windy conditions yesterday to take a four-stroke lead in the Senior PGA Professional National Championship. The 53-year-old Fieger, the PGA director of golf at Hideout Golf Club in Naples, had a 10-under 206 total at PGA Golf Club in the event.

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