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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 ...

Dolphins’ season hinges on rookie QB Tagovailoa’s progress

By STEVEN WINE AP Sports Writer MIAMI (AP) — Miami Dolphins lore says that when rookie Dan Marino showed up for his first NFL training camp, his passing arm wowed coach Don Shula and other observers from Day 1. The reaction to Tua Tagovailoa's first few practices was different. "Some ...

Brady-led Buccaneers look to end long playoff drought

By FRED GOODALL AP Sports Writer TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are learning Tom Brady is lot more than a six-time Super Bowl winner whoís determined to help transform them into champions, too. "He's the G.O.A.T. on and off the field ... a superstar, the most accomplished ...

Sheriff: Missing dad of Bengals player found safe in Florida

By FREIDA FRISARO and TERRY SPENCER Associated Press FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The missing father of Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Mackensie Alexander turned up early Thursday at a ranger station at a Florida state park, sheriff's officials said. Jean Alexandre, 65, was reported to be ...

No. 8 Florida gets WRs Grimes, Toney, Copeland back at camp

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — No. 8 Florida has its top two receivers back at practice and ready to play this season. Coach Dan Mullen confirmed Tuesday that Trevon Grimes and Kadarius Toney have returned after missing the first few days of fall camp. Jacob Copeland also rejoined the Gators after ...

Glasnow records 13 strikeouts as Rays beat Orioles 4-2

By MARK DIDTLER Associated Press ST. PETERSBURG. Fla. (AP) — Tyler Glasnow struck out a career-high 13 over seven innings and the AL East-leading Tampa Bay Rays beat the Baltimore Orioles 4-2 on Tuesday night. Glasnow (1-1) fanned nine of his final 10 batters. The 6-foot-8 right-hander ...

Palat’s OT goal lifts Lightning over Bruins 4-3 in Game 2

TORONTO (AP) — The pressure of overtime hardly fazes the Tampa Bay Lightning, who have been as resilient as any team in the NHL playoffs. Ondrej Palat scored less than five minutes into yet another extra period for the second-seeded Lightning, who beat the Boston Bruins 4-3 on Tuesday to even ...

Marlins pitch a pair of shutouts, sweep Mets in twinbill

By JERRY BEACH Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Rookie left-handers Dan Castano and Trevor Rogers gave Miami good starts and the Marlins went on to pitch a pair of seven-inning shutouts, completing a doubleheader sweep of the New York Mets with a 3-0 win Tuesday night. Rogers, making his ...