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PRESS BOX: Florida's Muschamp jabs at former Gators coach

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The current Florida coach took at verbal jab at a former Gators coach on Tuesday.

Speaking at the Southeastern Conference media days in Hoover, Ala., Florida coach Will Muschamp offered his take on Ohio State and coach Urban Meyer apparently turning in Florida for a secondary recruiting violation last month.

"That's really a dead issue with me," said Muschamp, who replaced Meyer as Florida's coach after the 2010 season. "In both situations, we were turned in by Ohio. We didn't do anything wrong. The University of Florida didn't do anything wrong. And so we appreciated our friends from Ohio making sure we're compliant with NCAA rules. They certainly know a little bit about that subject."

According to reports, Meyer has turned in Florida, which he led to the national championship in 2006 and 2008, for two secondary recruiting violations. The latest involved what is called a bump, when a coach makes illegal contact with a recruit. The "bump" was reported to be between Florida running backs coach Brian White and recruited running back Curtis Samuel of Erasmus High School in Brooklyn, N.Y. ESPN reported that the SEC and the NCAA found no violation occurred.

NFL

The Cincinnati Bengals signed Carlos Dunlap to a long-term extension Tuesday, which will keep the defensive end in town through 2018.

Dunlap had one year left on his original four-year rookie deal. The team didn't announce financial terms, but multiple reports said the total value was $40 million.

In three seasons with the Bengals, Dunlap has 20.0 sacks in 38 games, along with four forced fumbles.

---Pilot J, the truck-stop restaurant chain owned by Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam has agreed to refund companies that were cheated out of fuel rebates, according to The Tennessean.

A class-action lawsuit had sought to recover monies owed plus interest, and was given preliminary approval Tuesday on a settlement by an Arkansas federal judge.

Earlier this year, federal agents raided the Knoxville-based headquarters of Pilot Flying J after an employee alleged the company was bilking clients, leading to five employees eventually pleading guilty to charges.

NHL

The Chicago Blackhawks traded rugged forward Daniel Carcillo to the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday for a sixth-round pick in the 2015 NHL Draft.

According to terms of the deal, if Carcillo plays in 40 or more games for the Kings next season, the Blackhawks would receive a fifth-round draft pick in 2015.

Carcillo, 28, had two goals and an assist in 23 regular-season games and one assist in the postseason for the Stanley Cup-winning Blackhawks.

The Blackhawks also signed defenseman Ryan Stanton to a one-year contract. The 23-year-old made his NHL debut with April 27 at St. Louis. He had a career-high 22 assists and 25 points in 73 regular-season games for Rockford in the American Hockey League last season.

---The Tampa Bay Lightning re-signed defenseman Mark Barberio to a one-year contract on Tuesday, the team announced.

Barberio, 23, played in two games for the Lightning last season and in 73 games for Syracuse of the American Hockey League. With the Crunch, Barberio had eight goals and 42 points during the regular season and three goals and 15 points in the playoffs..

POKER

The final table for the 2013 World Series of Poker was set early Tuesday, when J.C. Tran busted Carlos Mortensen at the Rio in Las Vegas.

Ten gamblers had remained from the 6,352-player field, but one more had to go to determine the final table of nine. On the 14th hour of play on Day 7 of the no-limit Texas Hold 'em tournament, Tran went heads-up with Mortensen, who won the main event in 2001. Holding a seven and an eight, Tran went in against Mortensen's ace-nine.

Tran eventually drew a straight and Mortensen missed a flush draw, ending his run.
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