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Anything can, and often does, happen in Florida-LSU rivalry

By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — No one can truly predict what will happen when No. 20 Florida and LSU play Saturday. Anything is possible, everything is on the table and nothing is out of reach. Just look at the recent history of the Southeastern Conference ...

Buccaneers remove Jon Gruden from franchise’s Ring of Honor

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have removed Super Bowl-winning coach Jon Gruden from the team's Ring of Honor at Raymond James Stadium. Gruden, who resigned as coach of the Las Vegas Raiders following the discovery of emails he sent containing racist, homophobic and misogynistic ...

Jaguars sign veteran CB Lawson in case Henderson can’t play

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars signed cornerback Nevin Lawson to a one-year contract Wednesday, giving them an experienced veteran in case CJ Henderson can't play against Arizona. The team placed tight end James O'Shaughnessy (ankle) on injured reserve to make room for ...

D’Eriq King’s injured shoulder means Miami will play new QBs

By TIM REYNOLDS AP Sports Writer MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Miami is planning to play without quarterback D'Eriq King on Saturday when it takes on Central Connecticut State. King injured his shoulder in last weekend's 38-17 loss to Michigan State, an outcome that knocked the Hurricanes ...

Dolphins say Tagovailoa broke ribs, won’t play vs. Raiders

By TIM REYNOLDS AP Sports Writer MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Tua Tagovailoa has fractured ribs and will not play Sunday when the Miami Dolphins visit the Las Vegas Raiders. The Dolphins announced the updated diagnosis Wednesday, after initial tests suggested Tagovailoa was dealing with ...

No. 11 Florida finds success despite dumping pass-happy ways

By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Later, Gators. Chameleons might be a better team name for Florida this season. Coach Dan Mullen has successfully transformed his finesse offense — the one that led the nation in passing in 2020 behind Kyle Trask, Kyle Pitts and ...

NFL infamy in sight: Jaguars 9 losses shy of dubious mark

By MARK LONG AP Pro Football Writer JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — NFL infamy is in sight for the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Jaguars have dropped 17 consecutive games, including six in a row by double digits, and have provided little evidence they are nearing a turnaround. So there's a ...

Miami waiting to see status of QB King’s injured shoulder

By TIM REYNOLDS AP Sports Writer CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Miami quarterback D'Eriq King has a shoulder injury that will need further evaluation this week, the latest blow to the reeling Hurricanes. King will meet with doctors again on Tuesday, coach Manny Diaz said. The Hurricanes, who ...

Fort Myers Mighty Mussels end season with 5-4 comeback win over Tampa Tarpons

FORT MYERS – The night after their first no-hitter in 10 years, the Mighty Mussels finished the season with an exciting 5-4 comeback win over the Tampa Tarpons at Hammond Stadium. The victory wraps up the franchise’s seventh winning season in the past eight years, finishing the campaign ...

Fort Myers Mighty Mussels break strikeout record in 5-2 win over Tampa

FORT MYERS – The Mighty Mussels broke the franchise record for strikeouts in a season Wednesday, taking the opener of the series with the Tampa Tarpons 5-2 at Hammond Stadium. Fort Myers (58-53) struck out 10 batters in the win, surpassing the single-season record of 1,188 punchouts set by ...