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Last Update on August 29, 2014 09:50 GMT

RAMS-DOLPHINS

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) -- Matt Hazel caught a 22-yard touchdown pass from Seth Lobato with 6:15 left, and the Miami Dolphins rallied to beat the St. Louis Rams 14-13 in the preseason finale for both teams.

Daniel Thomas had a 5-yard touchdown run for Miami, which trailed 13-0 entering the final quarter.

Austin Davis threw for 162 yards, including an 11-yard touchdown pass to Austin Pettis, and Greg Zuerlein made a pair of long field goals for the Rams.

Davis completed 12 of 19 passes, albeit largely against second- and third-stringers, and finished the preseason 39 of 63 for 534 yards with four touchdowns and one interception.

Both teams held out plenty of regulars, the norm for the final preseason game.

REDSKINS-BUCCANEERS

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Colt McCoy threw for 321 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Washington Redskins to a 24-10 preseason-ending victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday night.

With coach Jay Gruden resting both Robert Griffin III and backup quarterback Kirk Cousins, McCoy played the entire game for the Redskins (3-1). He completed 22 of 29 passes while also throwing a pair of end-zone interceptions.

Ryan Grant scored on a 2-yard reception for the Redskins, and Lache Seastrunk turned a short pass into an 80-yard TD that gave Washington a 17-3 fourth quarter lead.

Third-stringer Mike Kafka played most of the game for Tampa Bay (1-3), throwing for 86 yards and one TD -- a 25-yarder to Solomon Patton in the fourth quarter.

FALCONS-JAGUARS

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- T.J. Yates made a strong case to be Atlanta's backup quarterback Thursday night, throwing for 243 yards and two touchdowns in a 24-14 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars in both teams' preseason finale.

Yates had shown little in the team's first three exhibitions, completing 39.4 percent of his passes with no touchdowns and two interceptions. Second-year player Sean Renfree posted better numbers and seemingly had an edge in the competition to be Matt Ryan's backup.

But Yates shined against the Jaguars.

His highlight throw was a 67-yard touchdown strike to Freddie Martino in the second quarter, a deep ball that put Atlanta up 21-7. His other TD came on a swing pass to Antone Smith, who broke several tackles during the 66-yard catch and run.

Yates completed 15 of 20 passes and was sacked twice.

Renfree was 9-of-12 passing for 62 yards.

RAYS-ORIOLES

BALTIMORE (AP) -- J.J. Hardy singled in the tiebreaking run in the seventh inning, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-4 Thursday night to lengthen their lead in the AL East.

Steve Pearce homered for the Orioles, who took three of four from the sinking Rays. The victory, combined with the Yankees' loss to Detroit, put Baltimore seven games ahead of New York with 30 games remaining.

With the score 4-all in the seventh, Nelson Cruz doubled with two outs off Kirby Yates (0-2). After Chris Davis received an intentional walk, Hardy hit an opposite-field bloop to right that gave the Orioles their first lead.

Andrew Miller (4-5) pitched 1 2-3 hitless innings and Zach Britton worked a perfect ninth for his 29th save.

Evan Longoria homered and drove in two runs for the Rays, who lost their second road series in the last 11.

T25-FAU-NEBRASKA

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- Nebraska opens its 125th football season Saturday when Florida Atlantic visits Memorial Stadium.

Coach Bo Pelini says he expects the Cornhuskers to be better on both sides of the ball. He has a second-year starter in quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr., the nation's top returning rusher in Ameer Abdullah and one of the Big Ten's best receivers in Kenny Bell.

The Huskers also have what could be one of the conference's top defensive lines.

Florida Atlantic of Conference USA has a new coach in Charlie Partridge. Partridge takes over after Carl Pelini, Bo's brother, was forced out with a month left in the 2013 season.

The Huskers were 9-4 last season; Florida Atlantic was 6-6.

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