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Franchise futility: Jaguars’ QB history filled with failure

By MARK LONG AP Pro Football Writer JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Doug Marrone can't help but chuckle when reminded what he's had at quarterback during his NFL head coaching career. Gardner Minshew might just be the best of the bunch. Marrone's QB depth charts read like a who's who of ...

Lightning re-sign F Patrick Maroon, D Luke Schenn

By STEPHEN WHYNO AP Hockey Writer Even though the realities of a salary cap prevented the Tampa Bay Lightning from keeping their entire Stanley Cup-winning team together, they were able to bring back two key depth players who helped make it happen. Tampa Bay re-signed forward Patrick Maroon ...

Arians feels Brown has matured, will be good fit for Bucs

By FRED GOODALL AP Sports Writer TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are off to their best start in 10 years and betting on Antonio Brown to not derail a promising season. The suspended receiver who hasn't caught a pass in the NFL in more than 13 months is reuniting with Tom Brady ...

Dolphins players say they’re excited about Tua’s 1st start

By STEVEN WINE AP Sports Writer MIAMI (AP) — Tua Tagovailoaís winning personality helped the Miami Dolphins avoid any locker room backlash when he was promoted to replace popular veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick. Plus, Tagovailoa's teammates believe he's really good. "You wouldn't think he was a ...

No. 10 Florida, Mullen return to work after COVID outbreak

By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — No. 10 Florida resumed meetings and practices for the first time in two weeks Monday, getting back to work after a COVID-19 outbreak caused the Southeastern Conference to postpone two of the team's games. The Gators (2-1) are ...

Jags’ Lambo poised to return at Chargers, who cut him in ’17

By MARK LONG AP Pro Football Writer JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars placekicker Josh Lambo is returning in time to face the team that cut him three years ago. The Jaguars (1-5) activated Lambo from the injured reserve/designated for return list Thursday and cut former ...

Tua’s promotion stirs memories of Marino’s 1st start in 1983

By STEVEN WINE AP Sports Writer MIAMI (AP) — It was 1 p.m. on an October Sunday in 1983, and Miami Dolphins rookie Dan Marino was about to take the field for his first NFL start when veteran teammate Lyle Blackwood approached him on the sideline. "I was always joking around too much," ...

Gasparilla Bowl college football game gets new title sponsor

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Gasparilla Bowl has a new title sponsor. The annual college football game scheduled to be played this season in Raymond James Stadium, home of the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers, will be sponsored by Union Home Mortgage. A date has not been announced. The game, once ...

Flores: Decision to replace Fitzpatrick with Tua was tough

By STEVEN WINE AP Sports Writer MIAMI (AP) — Miami Dolphins coach Brian Flores says he regrets that his players found out about the team's switch to quarterback Tua Tagovailoa through social media rather than from him. And Flores says the decision to bench popular veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick ...

Marlins, Jeter part with exec Michael Hill after 19 seasons

By STEVEN WINE AP Sports Writer MIAMI (AP) — Miami Marlins executive Michael Hill's 19-season tenure with the franchise has ended. Hill was president of baseball operations for the past six years and provided continuity after a 2017 change in ownership, but his contract expired and he will ...