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Mighty Mussels split series with Blue Jays

Dunedin one-hits Fort Myers in Sunday finale FORT MYERS – The Dunedin Blue Jays held the Mighty Mussels to just one hit Sunday, earning a split of the series with a 3-0 win at Hammond Stadium. Jesus Feliz notched the lone knock for Fort Myers, a single to center with two outs in the seventh ...

Fort Myers Mussels shut out by Dunedin Blue Jays, 8-0

FORT MYERS – The Dunedin Blue Jays’ pitching staff limited the Mighty Mussels to just two hits in an 8-0 victory at Hammond Stadium Thursday. Blue Jays (36-44) hurlers faced just two batters over the minimum, issuing two walks while also rolling a pair of double plays. Dunedin starter Sem ...

Florida to spend training camp in hotel to combat COVID-19

By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida will spend at least part of its training camp in a hotel as coach Dan Mullen searches for ways to avoid another COVID-19 outbreak within the program. The Gators begin three weeks of fall practice today, with Mullen ...

Sabato’s multi-homer day highlights Mighty Mussels’ split with Dunedin

FORT MYERS – Aaron Sabato clobbered a pair of home runs Wednesday, helping the Fort Myers Mighty Mussels split a doubleheader with the Dunedin Blue Jays at Hammond Stadium. Sabato drove in six runs in the twin bill, logging three RBI in each game. With the Mussels (41-36) trailing 5-1 in the ...

Dolphins WR Williams joins 3 TEs on the team’s COVID-19 list

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins receiver Preston Williams joined three tight ends already on the team's COVID-19 reserve list, and co-offensive coordinator George Godsey was absent Monday for medical reasons. Williams was added to the list Monday. Tight ends Mike Gesicki, Cethan ...

Mussels’ Sawyer Gipson-Long named Low-A Southeast Pitcher of the Week

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Fort Myers Mighty Mussels’ right-hander Sawyer Gipson-Long has been named the Low-A Southeast Pitcher of the Week, the league office announced Monday. Gipson-Long spun a career-best seven innings July 27 at Clearwater, allowing just one unearned run on three hits. He ...

Mussels drop two close games to Clearwater

CLEARWATER, Fla. – The Fort Myers Mighty Mussels out-hit the Clearwater Threshers Thursday, but dropped a doubleheader by scores of 4-2 and 3-2 at BayCare Ballpark. The Mighty Mussels (40-35) had the tying run in scoring position in the bottom of the final inning in Game 1, but were unable ...

Dolphins’ Howard reports despite unhappiness with contract

By STEVEN WINE AP Sports Writer MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — All-Pro cornerback Xavien Howard defused some drama from the start of the Miami Dolphins' training camp by showing up for work. Howard joined the rest of the Dolphins reporting Tuesday after he sat out mandatory minicamp because ...

NFL player’s brother, 2nd man jailed in 2016 student slaying

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Two Florida men, one of them the brother of an NFL player, have been arrested on murder charges in the 2016 shooting death of a college student. Donterio Rashad Fowler, 25, and Keondre Quamar Fields, 23, were being held without bail Tuesday following their ...