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Mussels’ bullpen dazzles in 1-0 loss to Bradenton

FORT MYERS – The Mighty Mussels’ bullpen tossed five scoreless innings Thursday, but the offense couldn’t muster a run in a 1-0 loss to the Bradenton Marauders at Hammond Stadium. The Fort Myers’ relievers surrendered only one hit and two walks over five innings, striking out seven. ...

Two men who ran onto Super Bowl field given year of probation

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Two men who ran onto the field during the final quarter of Super Bowl LV in February have pleaded no contest to trespassing and agreed to a year of probation. The two reached the deal Tuesday during a virtual hearing in Tampa, Florida. Under the terms of their probation, ...

‘Continue to pray’: In Surfside, NBA’s Haslem offers support

By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer MIAMI (AP) — Udonis Haslem had one arm draped over the shoulders of Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava as they walked slowly toward the Champlain Towers condo collapse memorial site Tuesday. The Miami Heat captain didn't know what to say. He simply ...

Tight end Pitts is last of Falcons’ 9 draft picks to sign

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons have signed first-round pick Kyle Pitts, the tight end from Florida. Pitts signed the four-year deal with a fifth-year option on Tuesday. The Falcons have signed each of their nine selections in this year's NFL draft. Pitts, the No. 4 overall ...

Miami Hurricanes’ guard McGusty to return for another season

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Guard Kameron McGusty said Tuesday he has decided to play another season with the Miami Hurricanes after going through the pre-draft process with NBA teams. McGusty has averaged 12.8 points and 3.9 rebounds in two seasons with the Hurricanes. He also spent two ...

Mussels drop opener to Bradenton, 7-2

  Four Mighty Mussels hitters reached base multiple times Tuesday, but the Bradenton Marauders topped Fort Myers 7-2 in the series opener at Hammond Stadium. The win pulls the Marauders (33-16) into a first-place tie with the Tampa Tarpons, who were rained out Tuesday night. However, it ...

Blue Jays acquire OF Dickerson, RHP Cimber from Marlins

MIAMI (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays acquired injured outfielder Corey Dickerson and reliever Adam Cimber in a trade Tuesday with the Miami Marlins. Miami obtained infielder Joe Panik and minor league reliever Andrew McInvale. Dickerson is sidelined with a bruised left foot and is expected to ...

Mighty Mussels split six in Palm Beach, now 28-20 on season

  JUPITER – The Fort Myers Mighty Mussels extended their winning streak to seven games Wednesday, but ultimately split a six-game series with the Palm Beach Cardinals at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium last week. TUESDAY – Mighty Mussels 7, Cardinals 4 (8 innings) Yunior Severino ...

UConn pitcher, family barely escaped Florida tower collapse

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — UConn pitcher Justin Willis and his family were among those fortunate enough to escape the collapse of a Miami-area apartment tower last week that has left more than 100 people still missing. The 22-year-old West New York, New Jersey, man told news outlets that he and ...

Heat send help: After building collapse, NBA team rallies

By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer MIAMI (AP) — Miami Heat guard Tyler Herro was working out Thursday morning with assistant coaches Chris Quinn and Eric Glass, when they were told there was a more pressing need. Before long, Herro, Quinn and Glass had left the team's arena for the short ...