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Florida governor pushes to reschedule UF-FSU football game

By BRENDAN FARRINGTON TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said he will push to get the annual football game between Florida State and the University of Florida rescheduled, saying Thursday that keeping the famed rivalry going will be good for the state. He made ...

76ers waiting, bracing for word on Simmons’ knee injury

  By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Philadelphia's Ben Simmons is seeking treatment options on his injured left knee, and the 76ers are unsure the extent of the issue or how many games the All-Star could miss. Simmons left Philadelphia's game ...

Verdugo, Chavis homer to back Perez as Red Sox beat Rays 5-0

By MARK DIDTLER Associated Press ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Martin Perez pitched out of trouble all night, and Alex Verdugo and Michael Chavis homered to help the Boston Red Sox stop a four-game skid Wednesday with a 5-0 victory over the slumping Tampa Bay Rays. Perez (2-1) allowed ...

Surprising first-place Marlins stay hot, sweep Orioles

By DAVID GINSBURG AP Sports Writer BALTIMORE (AP) — Don Mattingly feels like he's been working all summer, even though his Miami Marlins have played only six games. And lately, the Marlins manager is making every right move for a gritty team that's overcome a COVID-19 outbreak and a ...

Magic’s Gordon hurt, Raptors continue to roll in 109-99 win

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Fred VanVleet had 21 points and 10 assists, and the Toronto Raptors held on to beat the Orlando Magic 109-99 on Wednesday night. Pascal Siakam added 15 points and Kyle Lowry finished with eight points, nine rebounds and 10 assists. Toronto (49-18) has won its ...

NBA releases testing results, no players confirmed positive

  By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The NBA's bubble is still working. The league released its latest results Wednesday for coronavirus tests performed on players participating in the restarted season at Walt Disney World, and the numbers are still ...

Panthers avoid elimination, beat Islanders 3-2 in Game 3

  By JOHN WAWROW AP Hockey Writer TORONTO (AP) — Mike Hoffman and Brian Boyle scored 2:07 apart in the opening minutes of the third period, and the Florida Panthers avoided elimination with a 3-2 win over the New York Islanders in Game 3 of their preliminary round playoff series on ...

Dolphins believe Howard, Breida represent upgrade at RB

  By STEVEN WINE AP Sports Writer MIAMI (AP) — With two new running backs, the Miami Dolphins' ground game will look a lot different in 2020, and that's good. "There aren't a whole lot of things that we can be certain of this year," quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick said, "but I would ...

Warren’s hot hand sends Pacers past Magic for 3rd straight

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — T.J. Warren scored 32 points, tying Jermaine O'Neal's franchise record for most in a three-game span, to send the Indiana Pacers past the Orlando Magic 120-109 on Tuesday for their third consecutive victory. Warren has topped the 30-point mark in each game at ...

No Butler, no problem as Miami Heat beat Celtics 111-106

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — With or without Jimmy Butler, the Miami Heat felt they needed to send a message to the Boston Celtics. Bam Adebayo had 21 points and 12 rebounds, and the Heat never trailed in beating the Celtics 111-106 on Tuesday to remain alone in the fourth spot in the ...