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Florida collects 18 hits in 13-1 victory over Mississippi St

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Freshman Sterlin Thompson had a two-run double and a solo home run, and No. 6 seed Florida opened the second round of the SEC Tournament on Wednesday with a 13-1 victory over third-seeded Mississippi State in seven innings. Florida (38-19) plays in the winner's bracket on ...

Marlins 3B Anderson sidelined for at least several weeks

MIAMI (AP) — Miami Marlins third baseman Brian Anderson will be sidelined for at least several weeks with a partial shoulder dislocation and was put on the 10-day injured list Tuesday. Surgery is a possibility, general manager Kim Ng said. "The most important thing for us right now is to ...

Lawrence says Tebow is ‘a guy you want to be around’

By ROB MAADDI AP Pro Football Writer Trevor Lawrence is excited to have Tim Tebow as a teammate. The Jacksonville Jaguars signed Tebow last week, giving the former Florida star and 2007 Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback an opportunity to revive his pro career as a tight end catching passes ...

Florida governor signs bill for Seminole sports betting deal

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Seminole Tribe would be able to operate sports betting and add roulette and craps to its casinos and Florida would potentially receive $20 billion over the next 30 years, under legislation signed by the governor Tuesday. Gov. Ron DeSantis had worked out the ...

Mighty Mussels revise health and safety protocols at Hammond Stadium

In accordance with Major League Baseball and Lee County health and safety guidelines, the Fort Myers Mighty Mussels have revised their health and safety protocols for the 2021 season. Effective for the team’s next homestand beginning Tuesday, June 1 – Hammond Stadium capacity will increase ...

Florida adds Oklahoma State’s Erik Pastrana to hoops staff

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida coach Mike White added Oklahoma State assistant Erik Pastrana to his staff Monday. Pastrana spent the past two seasons as an assistant who also served as Oklahoma State's recruiting coordinator. The Cowboys signed the fourth-ranked recruiting class in 2020, a ...

Double take: Teen twins 1st to sign in pro hoops prep league

By PAT GRAHAM AP Sports Writer Teenage twins from Florida are skipping college basketball to become the first to sign with a new basketball league created for standout high school players. Brothers Matt and Ryan Bewley signed Friday with Overtime Elite, which markets itself to elite players ...

After tough year, Butler says Heat are ‘ready for anything’

By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer MIAMI (AP) — This was not the season the Miami Heat envisioned. They spent 65% of the season mired in seventh place or lower in the Eastern Conference standings. They spent two weeks spanning late January and early February in 13th place. It took until ...

Reunited: Tebow signs with Jags, rejoins Meyer as tight end

By MARK LONG AP Pro Football Writer JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Tim Tebow and Urban Meyer are together again, this time in the NFL and with Tebow playing a new position. The former Florida star and 2007 Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback signed a one-year contract with the Jacksonville ...

Marlins, Rays fans no longer need masks at home games

MIAMI (AP) — Baseball fans in Florida won't be required to wear masks the next time they watch the Miami Marlins or the Tampa Bay Rays play at their home fields. Both teams updated their coronavirus mask policies on Wednesday following recent changes to Centers for Disease Control and ...