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Harris leads Miami to season-opening win over UAB

By SANTOS PEREZ Associated Press MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Cam'Ron Harris ran for 134 yards and scored twice to lead Miami to a 31-14 season-opening win over UAB Thursday night. Harris' second touchdown from 4 yards late in the third period gave Miami a 24-14 lead after the Blazers of ...

Fournette excited for fresh start with Brady-led Buccaneers

By FRED GOODALL AP Sports Writer TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Leonard Fournette feels he and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are an ideal match. The former Jacksonville running back practiced with his new team for the first time Tuesday, and the two-time 1,000-yard rusher is excited about having an ...

Florida State women’s coach taking leave to be with ill mom

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State women's basketball coach Sue Semrau is taking a leave of absence to be with her mother, who is recovering from ovarian cancer, the school announced Tuesday. Semrau, who will spend time with her family in Seattle, has led the program for the past 23 ...

Sanchez, 4 relievers throw 4-hitter as Marlins blank Braves

By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer ATLANTA (AP) — Sixto Sanchez is helping the Miami Marlins match up with the Braves, even in Atlanta. Sanchez combined with four relievers on a four-hitter, Jorge Alfaro hit one of three homers for Miami and the Marlins beat the Atlanta Braves 8-0 on Tuesday ...

Soto returns, Nats beat Rays 5-3 to finish 2-game sweep

By BOBBY BANCROFT Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Juan Soto drove in a run in his return to the lineup and the Washington Nationals used strong relief pitching to beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-3 on Tuesday night to sweep the two-game series. After missing five games with left elbow ...

Butler, Heat punch a ticket into the NBA’s final four

By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Jimmy Butler set the tone for the Miami Heat season on the first day of training camp. He got to the gym at 3:30 a.m., letting teammates know how hard he expected them to work. And then he filmed himself singing throughout ...

Bucs add QB Josh Rosen, K Greg Joseph to practice squad

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Quarterback Josh Rosen has landed on the practice squad of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, where he'll get to learn from Tom Brady. The Bucs also announced Tuesday the signing of kicker Greg Joseph to the practice squad, which still has one opening following the release of ...

Marlins beat Braves 5-4 in 10th inning on Rojas’s 4th hit

By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer ATLANTA (AP) — Miguel Rojas had four hits, including a go-ahead double in the 10th inning, and the Miami Marlins beat the Atlanta Braves 5-4 on Monday. Pinch-hitter Adam Duvall led off the ninth with a tying homer off Brandon Kintzler (2-3), the closer's ...

Scherzer cools off Rays, Nats win 6-1 with makeshift lineup

By BEN NUCKOLS AP Sports Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — For one night in this dud of a season for Washington, the defending World Series champion Nationals looked like themselves — getting a solid start from Max Scherzer, timely hitting and crisp defense. That they did it with recently signed ...

Minor League president retires amid contraction talks

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Minor League Baseball President and CEO Pat O'Conner abruptly announced his impending retirement amid talks between the minors and Major League Baseball to dramatically restructure baseball's developmental pipeline. O'Conner was with MiLB for 28 years, including a ...