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Kyle Sikora played for Miami's Florida Christian

Kyle SikoraDELAND -- Kyle Sikora only averaged 1.5 points and 1.8 rebounds per game for Michigan's Oakland University, but Stetson University men's basketball coach Casey Alexander likes his size. Sikora is a 7-footer who weighs 240 pounds.

“We’re really excited that Kyle chose Stetson,” Alexander said. “His size and skill level is perfect for our offensive system and his presence in the paint will mean a lot for the future of this program.”

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MIAMI, Fla. -- The names of the two other victims in the fatal boating accident involving Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez were released earlier in the day Monday.

Miami residents Emilio Macias, 27, and Eduardo Rivero, 25, both described by authorities as close friends of the Marlins pitching ace, were killed along with Fernandez when a 32-foot fishing boat struck a jetty near Government Cut channel near Miami early Sunday morning, according to a report released by the Miami-Dade County Medical examiner's office.

 

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EDGEWATER -- A sense of relief came over me with the arrest of George Zimmerman on the charge of second-degree murder in the Sanford shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. As much as the whole state of Florida is a tinderbox of dryness prone to fire, I was more and more feeling that this situation was also a tinderbox that was on the verge of exploding into violence.