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As always, Miami’s Olynyk ready for anything in NBA Finals

By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Kelly Olynyk might play no minutes for the Miami Heat on Tuesday, a scenario that popped up twice in the last three games of the Eastern Conference finals. Or he might play meaningless minutes, like what he got in Game 1 of ...

Kyle Trask leads Florida into venue that inspired his name

By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — When Florida quarterback Kyle Trask walks into Kyle Field this weekend, it surely will feel a little surreal. That's because Trask will come face to face with his namesake. Yes, Trask's parents named their son after Texas A&M's ...

Not yet Tua time: Fitzpatrick to remain Dolphins’ starter

By STEVEN WINE AP Sports Writer MIAMI (AP) — Ryan Fitzpatrick will remain the Miami Dolphinsí starting quarterback for at least another week, further delaying the NFL debut of Tua Tagovailoa. The Dolphins announced Tuesday on Twitter that Fitzpatrick will get the nod Sunday at San ...

Tua time? Even at 1-3, Dolphins’ Flores says not so fast

By STEVEN WINE AP Sports Writer MIAMI (AP) — When asked Monday about the Miami Dolphins' quarterback situation, coach Brian Flores paused for nearly 8 seconds before he answered. That was plenty of time to stir up even more speculation regarding when top draft pick Tua Tagovailoa might ...

Beleaguered Jaguars dealing with more injuries on defense

By MARK LONG AP Pro Football Writer JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have a three-game losing streak and one of the worst defenses in franchise history, a unit that could be down three more starters at winless Houston. The D was mostly inept in a 33-25 loss at Cincinnati ...

Former FSU coach Bobby Bowden, 90, tests positive for virus

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Former Florida State coach Bobby Bowden has tested positive for the coronavirus and was home Monday monitoring his symptoms. Family friend and Bowden's former publicist Kim Shiff said the 90-year-old Hall of Fame coach had been hospitalized for about two weeks, being ...

Yankees vs. Rays: the Savages vs. the Stable

By RONALD BLUM AP Baseball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The Stable vs. The Savages. Just another way to say top-seeded Tampa Bay and the No. 5 Yankees meet in the best-of-five AL Division Series starting Monday at neutral site San Diego. Tampa Bay players wear blue T-shirts with four horses ...

Clemson five-star RB Bowman puts name in transfer portal

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson freshman running back Demarkcus Bowman has put his name in the transfer portal. Team spokesman Ross Taylor said Thursday that Bowman talked with Clemson coaches about his desire to transfer. Bowman is a 5-foot-10, 190-pound tailback from Lakeland, Florida, who ...

Heat are ailing, but insist NBA Finals vs Lakers aren’t over

By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Jimmy Butler had a bandage on his right knee and a wrap on his left ankle. His team's starting point guard and center are both doubtful to play in Game 2 of the NBA Finals. And his Miami Heat are coming off a one-sided loss ...

Lightning lift Stanley Cup in capping NHL’s marathon season

By JOHN WAWROW AP Hockey Writer Defenseman Ryan McDonagh was preparing to answer one last question regarding the Tampa Bay Lightning's Stanley Cup championship when teammates Nikita Kucherov and Alex Killorn crashed the room, putting an abrupt and celebratory end to the news ...