FSU football players flagged for tweeting

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FSU football players flagged for tweeting

From Comcast SportsNet

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida State's football coach has told his players they can't use their Twitter accounts for the rest of the year.

Jimbo Fisher's move came after some players tweeted objectionable material on their Twitter sites in recent weeks, including one that quoted rap lyrics about killing police officers. The third-year Seminole coach wants his players to be as focused as possible and believes that social media can be a distraction, especially during the season.

Many players shut down their participation on Twitter last year after an early three-game losing streak wiped out their championship hopes.

Florida State is a runaway preseason favorite to win the Atlantic Coast Conference this year behind fifth-year senior quarterback EJ Manuel and a veteran defensive unit that ranked among the nation's best last season.

Georgetown falls to St. Johns, 86-80

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Georgetown falls to St. Johns, 86-80

NEW YORK  -- Shamorie Ponds scored 24 points on 10-of-15 shooting to become the third freshman in St. John's history to score 500 points in a season, and the Red Storm rallied to beat Georgetown 86-80 on Saturday to end a two-game skid.

Bashir Ahmed and Frederico Mussini scored 16 apiece for St. John's (13-16, 7-9 Big East), which was outrebounded 36-29 but scored 25 points off 22 Georgetown turnovers.

Ahmed's 3-pointer put St. John's up by seven, 48-41, early in the second half. Georgetown closed to within a point four times but the Red Storm found answers and led by nine, 76-67, on Amar Alibegovic's dunk with 2:14 left. Georgetown scored six straight and closed to 78-77, then to 82-80 on L.J. Peak's 3-point play with 25 seconds left. Marcus Lovett and Malik Ellison each hit two from the line and St. John's held on.

Mussini scored 11 in a 17-0 St. John's run for a 29-18 lead, but Georgetown rallied with a 17-0 run and led 36-35 at halftime.

Rodney Pryor scored 22 points with five 3-pointers and Peak added 20 for Georgetown (14-15, 5-11), which has lost three straight.

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Game 61: Capitals at Predators date, time, how to watch, game thread

Game 61: Capitals at Predators date, time, how to watch, game thread

The Capitals have a quick turnaround after their Friday night home win over the Oilers as the team heads to Nashville to take on Filip Forsberg, P.K. Subban and the Nashville Predators.

Forsberg, as many of you will remember, was the Capitals' first-round pick in the 2012 NHL Draft. The team then traded him to Nashville for Martin Erat and Michael Latta. Forsberg is now one of the Predators top stars and just recently recorded back-to-back hat tricks.

What: Washington Capitals at Nasahville Predators

Where: Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tenn.

When: 5:00 p.m. ET. (Capitals GameTime gets things started at 4:30 p.m. ET)

How to Watch: Capitals vs. Predators will be broadcast on CSN Mid-Atlantic. (Channel Finder)

Live Stream: You can watch the Capitals vs. Predators game on the NBC Sports live stream

WHEN IS THE CAPITALS VS. PREDATORS GAME?

The Capitals (41-12-7) take on the Predators (29-22-9) Saturday, Feb. 25 at 5:00 p.m. ET at Bridgestone Arena.

WHAT CHANNEL IS THE CAPITALS VS. PREDATORS GAME ON?

The Capitals vs. Predators game will be broadcast on CSN Mid-Atlantic. Capitals GameTime gets things started at 4:30 p.m. ET with Capitals Extra recapping the all the action following the game.

CAPITALS-PREDATORS OPEN THREAD

Use the comment section below to discuss the game action with other Capitals fans. 

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