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Miami dismisses Williams after arrest on battery charges

MIAMI (AP) — Miami has dismissed second-year freshman safety Avantae Williams from the football program after his arrest on battery charges. The school issued a statement Thursday on Williams' dismissal. That came hours after announcing he was suspended from all team activities. Williams ...

Fort Myers Mighty Mussels shut out Tortugas, 5-0

  FORT MYERS – Three Mighty Mussels pitchers combined on a four-hit shutout Thursday, taking the lead in the series with a 5-0 win over the Daytona Tortugas at Hammond Stadium. Thursday’s shutout was Fort Myers’ (38-31) league-high seventh of the season, but the Mussels' first in ...

Hall of Famer Bobby Bowden has terminal medical condition

By STEVE REED AP Sports Writer Hall of Fame college football coach Bobby Bowden announced Wednesday he has been diagnosed with a terminal medical condition. "I've always tried to serve God's purpose for my life, on and off the field, and I am prepared for what is to come,î Bowden said in a ...

Gipson-Long punches out 11 but Fort Myers Mighty Mussels fall to Daytona, 7-1

  FORT MYERS – Sawyer Gipson-Long matched a career high with 11 strikeouts over six quality innings Wednesday, but the Daytona Tortugas defeated the Mighty Mussels 7-1 at Hammond Stadium. Gipson-Long (4-4) threw a season-high 95 pitches, fanning nine of the first 17 batters he faced. He ...

Mighty Mussels rally to stun Daytona 8-7

FORT MYERS – The Fort Myers Mighty Mussels rallied for six runs on just one hit in the eighth inning Tuesday, shocking the Daytona Tortugas with an 8-7 comeback win at Hammond Stadium. The Tortugas’ (31-36) bullpen walked six batters in the fateful inning, coughing up 12 free passes for ...

Dolphins unveil new complex hoping players will be inspired

By STEVEN WINE AP Sports Writer MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — A 30-foot slide in the Miami Dolphins' new training complex will quickly take players from the second floor to their enormous first-floor weight room. Anything to expedite the process of building a champion. The Dolphins held a ...

Her story: 1st time all-female broadcast crew calls MLB game

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — There was history — and her story, too — in the broadcast booth at Tropicana Field on Tuesday night. For the first time in Major League Baseball history, an all-female announcing crew called a game as the Tampa Bay Rays played the Baltimore Orioles. The ...

Jaguars sign final 3 from draft class, including RB Etienne

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Running back Travis Etienne, cornerback Tyson Campbell and left tackle Walker Little signed four-year rookie deals with the Jacksonville Jaguars on Tuesday. The Jaguars now have their entire 2021 draft class, including quarterback and No. 1 pick Trevor Lawrence, ...

Baby giraffe Stanley named after Tampa Bay Lightning Cup win

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is welcoming a new baby giraffe, named Stanley in honor of the Tampa Bay Lightning's second consecutive NHL championship. The park announced on Twitter this week that Stanley was born July 7, the same day the Lightning won their final game against ...

Mussels drop two against Hammerheads

FORT MYERS – Justin Washington homered and Sawyer Gipson-Long spun a quality start, but the Fort Myers Mighty Mussels dropped a doubleheader with the Jupiter Hammerheads at Hammond Stadium Thursday. Washington’s home run was his first in the Twins’ organization, a solo shot to left in ...