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Last Update on December 20, 2013 20:04 GMT
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida has hired Coleman Hutzler as special teams coordinator to replace Jeff Choate, who recently resigned.
Hutzler rejoins coach Will Muschamp's staff after spending two seasons at New Mexico.
Muschamp says Hutzler is "a young coach with a very bright future. He has a great work ethic and obviously is very familiar with our special teams' schemes. It will be a seamless transition for our players."
Hutzler served on Florida's staff from 2010-11, assisting off the field with the defense and special teams. He joined New Mexico in 2012 and coached the Lobos' special teams and outside linebackers the past two seasons.
Muschamp also announced the addition of Drew Hughes, who will serve as director of player personnel. Hughes held the same position at North Carolina State last year.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) -- MLS Cup champion Sporting Kansas City has partnered with OKC Energy FC and Orlando City FC to be its USL PRO affiliates for the 2014 season, while former goalkeeper Jimmy Nielsen will serve as head coach of the Oklahoma City club.
Nielsen announced his retirement two days after Sporting KC beat Real Salt Lake to win its first MLS Cup since 2000. The expansion team in Oklahoma City will be his first coaching job.
The affiliate deal means that Sporting KC will loan a minimum of two players to each USL PRO team next season. It's the second year of a two-year partnership with Orlando City, which will transition to Major League Soccer for the 2015 season.
Sporting KC loaned six players to Orlando City last season.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) -- Bills safety Aaron Williams has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Miami Dolphins due to a rib injury.
Williams was hurt in Buffalo's win Sunday over the Jacksonville Jaguars and did not practice all week. Veteran Jim Leonhard is expected to start in his place. Williams has been a pleasant surprise for the Bills this season ever since making the switch from cornerback to safety. He is second on the team in tackles with 82 and has four interceptions.
Wide receiver Stevie Johnson was also officially ruled out. Johnson has been excused from practice this week following the death of his mother.
Quarterback EJ Manuel (knee) was ruled out earlier in the week. Thad Lewis will start at QB for the Bills.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Syracuse athletic director Daryl Gross wants a change to the Atlantic Coast Conference's current eight-game league schedule and ACC officials will discuss the possibility during meetings in late January.
The Associated Press obtained an email from Gross to the league that said the current format puts certain programs at a disadvantage because of the large time gap between road games against cross-division teams. The Orange, for example, will not play in Atlanta against Georgia Tech until 2027. Gross wants shorter time periods in between games in the major markets like Atlanta, Boston, Miami.
One Gross suggestion is to go to a nine-game conference schedule.
The current format dictates annual intra-division games, one cross-division game against the same opponent and rotating home-and-away games against the remaining teams from the opposite division.
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) -- Craig Sword scored 17 points, I.J. Ready added 12 and Mississippi State beat Florida Gulf Coast 66-53 on Thursday night.
Mississippi State (8-2) has won three straight. The Bulldogs received plenty of help from their bench -- with 10 points each from Fred Thomas and Roquez Johnson -- outscoring Florida Gulf Coast's reserves 25-4.
FGCU (5-6) has lost five of its last six games. Brett Comer led the Eagles with 15 points while Chase Fieler added 11. The Eagles shot just 3 of 18 (16.7 percent) from 3-point range.
The 53 points were Florida Gulf Coast's fewest of the season. The Eagles had 21 turnovers and trailed for good after Mississippi State's Thomas hit a 3-pointer to make it 10-8 with 14:41 left in the first half.
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) -- Tom Gilbert and Tomas Kopecky scored in the final three minutes, and the Florida Panthers topped the Ottawa Senators 4-2 on Thursday night for their fifth straight win.
Gilbert beat Craig Anderson with a one-timer off a pass from Tomas Fleischmann with 2:32 left and only two seconds remaining in a high-sticking penalty to Senators forward Jean-Gabriel Pageau.
One minute later, with the Senators on a power play, Erik Karlsson fell in the Panthers' zone, allowing Kopecky to break out on a 2-on-1 rush. He elected to shoot, and beat Anderson with 1:41 remaining.
Jimmy Hayes, in the first period, and Aleksander Barkov, in the second, also scored for the Panthers (14-17-50), who got 32 saves from Scott Clemmensen.
Chris Neil and Jason Spezza scored for the Senators (14-17-6), who have lost two straight and three of four.
KRISTEN JOHNSTON HAS RARE AUTOIMMUNE DISORDER
NEW YORK (AP) -- Kristen Johnston has revealed she has a rare autoimmune disorder.
NAKED WEDDING-CITY HALL
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The bride didn't wear white -- she didn't wear anything at all.
Asian markets muted on Fed decision to taper stimulus, China move against liquidity crunch
MUMBAI, India (AP) -- Asian stock markets have been quiet in Friday trading.
Eds: Minor edits. With BC-US--Target Data Breach
By BREE FOWLER
AP Technology Writer
NEW YORK (AP) -- With less than a week until Christmas, a real-life Grinch has stolen the credit and debit card information of about 40 million Target shoppers. ...
IN THE NEWS: TARGET SECURITY BREACH MAY PUT CHILL ON HOLIDAY SHOPPERS
UNDATED (AP) -- It's the second-largest credit card breach in U.S.
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