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BERTHA STRIKES THE CARIBBEAN

Tropical Storm Bertha will not move into the Gulf of Mexico but tropical storm advisories are posted for areas of the Caribbean. This is the 2nd named storm of the Atlantic Basin hurricane season.

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Last Update on August 01, 2014 19:14 GMT

HEAT-WILLIAMS

MIAMI (AP) -- Forward Shawne Williams, who spent part of last season with the Los Angeles Lakers, has signed with the Miami Heat.

A six-year NBA veteran, Williams has averaged 5.7 points and 3.1 rebounds in 251 career games, including 36 starts. He averaged 5.6 points and 4.6 rebounds last season in 36 games with the Lakers, including 13 starts.

Williams also played last season with the Los Angeles D-Fenders of the NBA Development League. He was the 17th overall pick in the 2006 draft by Indiana.

DOLPHINS BLOCKING

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) -- The biggest test yet for the Miami Dolphins' revamped offensive line will come Saturday when the team scrimmages at its stadium.

One week into training camp, exchanges between the center and quarterback have been a persistent problem, and blocking is an even bigger worry. The Dolphins will have five new starters in the season opener, and two positions remain up for grabs.

Miami's set at tackle with veteran newcomer Braden Albert on the left side and first-round draft pick Ja'Wuan James on the right. Daryn Colledge, a ninth-year veteran who signed in June, has plugged the hole at left guard. But the Dolphins have tried three centers with the first team and done even more shuffling at right guard, with spotty results.

JAGUARS-ROBINSON

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Jacksonville Jaguars rookie receiver Allen Robinson will miss extended time with another hamstring injury.

Robinson strained his right hamstring in practice Thursday. It's the same leg that kept him out during organized team activities.

A second-round draft pick from Penn State, Robinson had been one of the stars of training camp. But his injury may keep him out for the rest of camp and maybe the entire preseason.

Because of injury and suspension, Jacksonville was down to six receivers for Friday's practice.

Cecil Shorts III (hamstring), Tandon Doss (ankle) and Damien Copeland (wrist) are out indefinitely. Ace Sanders has taken a leave of absence to seek counseling following his four-game suspension for violating the league's substance-abuse policy.

Rookie receiver Marqise Lee got Friday's practice off.

MIAMI-BARROW

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) -- Miami linebackers coach Micheal Barrow is taking a sabbatical and will not be with the Hurricanes this season to tend to an undisclosed family matter.

The Hurricanes announced the move Friday, four days before the team will have its first practice of training camp.

Hurlie Brown is moving from running backs coach to replace Barrow with the linebackers. Tim Harris will replace Brown with the running backs, and former Hurricanes wide receiver Kevin Beard has been hired to fill Harris' role as assistant director of football operations.

Barrow played for the Hurricanes before 13 seasons in the NFL and was part of Miami's coaching staff for seven seasons.

REDS-MARLINS

MIAMI (AP) -- The Cincinnati Reds benefited from Major League Baseball's new instant replay system and the rule preventing catchers from blocking the plate in a 3-1 victory over the Miami Marlins on Thursday night.

Reds starter Johnny Cueto (12-6) struck out nine and allowed one run in seven innings and Ryan Ludwick drove in two runs. Aroldis Chapman pitched the ninth for his 24th save.

Giancarlo Stanton hit his 25th home run for Miami and Tom Koehler (7-8) took the loss allowing two unearned runs in seven innings.

With the Marlins leading 1-0 in the top of the eighth, the Reds loaded the bases with one out. Todd Frazier flied to right fielder Stanton whose throw to the plate easily beat Zack Cozart for what appeared to be the final out of the inning. After a 6-minute, 10-second instant replay review, the call was overturned because catcher Jeff Mathis was ruled to be blocking the plate, tying the game 1-1.

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