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Scott, Miami down UCF for 72-50 victory

Scott, Miami down UCF for 72-50 victory

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Durand Scott scored 17 points and Reggie Johnson added 16 points and 13 rebounds to help Miami to an easy 72-50 victory over Central Florida.

Shane Larkin had 11 points and six assists and Kenny Kadji scored 10 for the Hurricanes (7-1), who led wire-to-wire in winning their sixth straight game.

Keith Clanton led UCF with 15 points and nine rebounds. The Knights (6-3) didn't have another player in double figures after shooting only 35.4 percent (17 of 48) for the game.

Miami jumped out to a 37-21 halftime lead behind Johnson and Larkin. UCF got within 11 points on a 3-pointer by Matt Williams with 11:04 left in the game, but that was as close as it would come.

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Kelvin Harmon's reported torn ACL is quite a blow to Washington's depth at receiver

Kelvin Harmon's reported torn ACL is quite a blow to Washington's depth at receiver

Washington's already questionable depth at receiver is now looking even worse after critical news dropped Tuesday.

Kelvin Harmon, who was set to take on at least a decent role and possibly much more in his second season with the team, tore his ACL while training for 2020, according to Ian Rapoport.

After that story broke, the wideout sent out this series of tweets:

Harmon's positive outlook on the situation is encouraging and will be useful as he looks to come back from the injury. That being said, this is really unfortunate for both the player and the position he was ready to contribute to.

Harmon's 2019 stats — 30 catches for 365 yards — won't wow anyone, but 23 of those grabs came after Dwayne Haskins took over as the full-time starter. Those two displayed a real connection, and it was going to be fun to watch that develop further this year.

Just last month, in fact, Terry McLaurin spoke to how he had noticed some true improvement from the former sixth-round selection during their offseason workouts together.

"Kelvin is moving really well," McLaurin said. "He has a great burst in the way he’s running his routes. His feet are clean, he’s always had really good hands. When we’re connecting on deep balls, usually everybody kind of expects me, being the fast guy, that I’m going to hit on them all and things like that, but Kelvin’s timing has been great and he and Dwayne are really building that chemistry."

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As for the offense overall, some analysts had labeled it the weakest collection of targets in the NFL, and Harmon's absence obviously won't help that. Ron Rivera is now down someone who could've been a reliable, tough presence to go alongside the likes of the dynamic McLaurin and Steven Sims.

With Harmon sidelined, guys such as rookie Antonio Gandy-Golden and Cody Latimer will have more chances come their way (though Latimer's future is unsteady, too, thanks to some potential legal trouble). Third-round choice Antonio Gibson, who's listed as a running back but made plays on the outside at Memphis, could take on some added responsibilities as well. 

Serious injury news like this is always disappointing, but in the case of Harmon, it hits even harder. His career appeared to be on the upswing, plus the team as a whole was ready to count on him in 2020. The former is now delayed, however, while the latter won't come to fruition.

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Trademark squatter's Twitter spree reiterates his desire to give Washington football team's naming rights

Trademark squatter's Twitter spree reiterates his desire to give Washington football team's naming rights

Yes, Martin McCaulay holds trademarks to several potential name changes for the Washington football team. And yes, under normal circumstances, someone like him could make it difficult for a team by requesting payment for the naming rights. 

But as was highlighted Monday and McCaulay reiterated on Twitter Tuesday, he is here to help. 

McCaulay wants the name to be changed and has the ability to help Washington move through the process faster than if they went through trademark disputes with Arkansas State for the rights to "Red Wolves."

"I wish [Washington] would tell me what I need to do to get out of their way to change the name if I am some obstacle," McCaulay wrote

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In an interview with The Sports Junkies, McCaulay said he reached out to the NFL the day after Washington announced a "thorough review" of its name, telling them if they need the rights to any of his trademarks, he'd happily give them up for free. The league did not respond to him. 

Now that McCaulay is known as the guy with all the trademarks, whenever there's a bit of news regarding Washington experiencing trademark issues, most of the blame falls on him. 

"The USPTO website for filing new trademark applications has been down since last Friday," he wrote. "If [Washington is] having a trademark issue it is not me."

If one of Washington's main goals with their name change is to get everything squared away by the start of the 2020 season, going through McCaulay may be the only way to do that. At least, that's what he claims. 

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Of the four options he has listed, "Redtails" is the only one that's received significant attention from fans and current/former Washington players. In a Yahoo! Sports poll, "Redtails" had the most support from fans who voted.

All McCaulay is doing is saving a spot for Washington if they need to use one of his names. He's trying to be the exact opposite person the public seems to believe.

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