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Butler scores 40, Heat top Bucks 115-104 for 1-0 series lead

By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Jimmy Butler kept hearing the same message from teammates in every conversation Monday night. "Win the game." He listened to them, and delivered. Butler scored 14 of his playoff career-high 40 points in the fourth ...

Giants acquire left-handed reliever Banda from Rays for $75,000

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants acquired left-hander Anthony Banda from the Tampa Bay Rays for $75,000 on Monday, adding depth to their bullpen. Banda went 1-0 with a 10.29 ERA in four outings with one save over seven innings for the Rays before being designated for assignment ...

Glasnow overpowers Yanks as Rays go to 7-1 vs New York this season

By JAKE SEINER AP Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Tyler Glasnow flummoxed the Yankees for six innings, Ji-Man Choi and Kevin Kiermaier homered off Gerrit Cole, and the Tampa Bay Rays extended their mastery of New York with a 5-3 victory Monday night. The AL East leaders improved to 7-1 ...

Adames hits grand slam, surging Rays beat Marlins for sweep

MIAMI (AP) — Willy Adames hit a grand slam and the surging Tampa Bay Rays beat the Miami Marlins 12-7 on Sunday to finish a three-game sweep. Joey Wendle, Yoshi Tsutsugo and Kevin Kiermaier also went deep for the Rays, who have won 12 of their last 14 and have beaten Miami eight straight ...

Dolphins’ Fitzpatrick back at practice after mother’s death

MIAMI (AP) — Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick returned to practice Monday after missing a scrimmage following his mother's death. Fitzpatrick left just before the scrimmage began Saturday after learning of the death of his mother, Lori. He also missed an earlier practice because ...

NFL stunner: Jags waive Fournette after failing to trade him

By MARK LONG AP Pro Football Writer JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jaguars moved another step closer to purging Tom Coughlin's tumultuous tenure in Jacksonville. The team waived running back Leonard Fournette on Monday, a stunning decision many outsiders view as the latest in a series of ...

Jags ‘feel good with compensation’ from Vikings for Ngakoue

By MARK LONG AP Pro Football Writer JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars never got the first-round draft pick they wanted for pass rusher Yannick Ngakoue. But coach Doug Marrone says the team "feels good with the compensation" they received in return for a guy with 37 1/2 ...

Baylor, BC, Kentucky and USF call off football practices

By The Associated Press Football practice was canceled at Boston College, Kentucky, South Florida, and other schools Thursday, joint decisions made by coaches and players and inspired by NBA players protesting racial injustice. Baylor players decided to forgo practice to unite around the ...

Mets, Marlins walk off field in social injustice protest

By JERRY BEACH Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets and Miami Marlins jointly walked off the field after a moment of silence, draping a Black Lives Matter T-shirt across home plate as they chose not to play Thursday night. After other games around baseball were postponed to ...

Dolphins CB Howard practices for 1st time since October

MIAMI (AP) — Miami Dolphins cornerback Xavien Howard practiced Friday for the first time since October, when he was sidelined by a season-ending left knee injury. Howard had surgery in December and began training camp on the active-physically unable to perform list. He also was on the ...