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Newcomers, bullpen lead Mussels past Dunedin, 4-3

DUNEDIN, Fla. – A pair of newcomers and a strong performance from the Fort Myers bullpen helped the Mighty Mussels edge the Dunedin Blue Jays 4-3 at TD Ballpark Tuesday. Patrick Winkel and Alerick Soularie each made major contributions in their Mussels’ debuts. Meanwhile, the Fort Myers ...

Miami has experience, and that could be the key in 2021

By TIM REYNOLDS AP Sports Writer CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Plenty of Miami players had decisions to make when last season came to a close, and the time had come to choose whether to pursue the NFL or remain with the Hurricanes for one more season. For some, it was not easy. And then ...

Tough task for No. 13 Florida: replacing Pitts, Toney, Trask

By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's most prolific offensive trio in decades, maybe even in school history, is gone. Tight end Kyle Pitts, receiver Kadarius Toney and quarterback Kyle Trask left behind gaping holes for the 13th-ranked Gators to fill this ...

Tim Tebow’s comeback story ends with Jaguars cutting him

By MARK LONG AP Pro Football Writer JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Tim Tebow's NFL comeback is seemingly over. The Jacksonville Jaguars waived Tebow on Tuesday, parting with the 2007 Heisman Trophy winner who switched from quarterback to tight end in hopes of rejuvenating his pro football ...

Udonis Haslem signs for 19th season with Miami Heat

By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer MIAMI (AP) — Udonis Haslem is officially back with the Miami Heat. Haslem signed another contract — the 10th of his career — with the Heat on Sunday, assuring that he will return for a 19th season with Miami. It is a one-year deal worth about $2.8 ...

Weather cuts short Mighty Mussels series with Marauders

Sabato homers again in extra innings loss Saturday BRADENTON, Fla. – Aaron Sabato launched his fourth home run of the series Saturday, but the Bradenton Marauders walked off with a 2-1 win in 10 innings at LECOM Park. Sabato cranked a game-tying solo shot to left center in the top of the ...

AP source: Rebuilding Jags trade LB Joe Schobert to Steelers

By MARK LONG AP Pro Football Writer JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have agreed to trade linebacker Joe Schobert to the Pittsburgh Steelers, according to a person familiar with the deal. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Thursday night ...

Joe Thornton, 42 and not done yet, signs with Panthers

By TIM REYNOLDS AP Sports Writer SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Joe Thornton's pursuit of the elusive Stanley Cup is bringing him to the Florida Panthers. The 42-year-old Thornton signed a one-year deal with the Panthers on Friday, making Florida his fourth franchise in a now 24-year NHL career. He ...

Mattingly to rejoin Marlins on Friday after bout with virus

MIAMI (AP) — Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly, sidelined since he tested positive for COVID-19 on July 31, is expected to rejoin the team Friday. The 60-year-old Mattingly, who was vaccinated in mid-April, experienced mild symptoms. The last-place Marlins began a series at San Diego on ...

Henderson’s future with Jaguars uncertain as absences mount

By MARK LONG AP Pro Football Writer JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — CJ Henderson's NFL debut was better than anyone anticipated. The rookie cornerback and ninth overall pick in the 2020 draft had five tackles and three pass breakups, including an interception and a fourth-down swat in the final ...