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Giants waive Baker, cornerback facing armed robbery charges

By TOM CANAVAN AP Sports Writer EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants have waived cornerback DeAndre Baker with the 22-year-old facing armed robbery charges relating to an incident in Florida in May. The Giants announced the move on Tuesday, less than a week after co-owner John ...

Fournette planning to sign with Brady-led Buccaneers

By FRED GOODALL AP Sports Writer TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Leonard Fournette intends to join the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who are stockpiling playmakers to help Tom Brady be successful with his new team. The former Jacksonville Jaguars running back tweeted an image of himself carrying a football and ...

Butler makes FTs with no time left, lifts Heat past Bucks

By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Jimmy Butler loves soccer, and the final scene from Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals resembled a penalty shot in a shootout. Only there was no goalie. This was just a free throw, no time on the clock, nobody ...

Brosseau gets payback as Rays beat Yankees again, 5-2

By LARRY FLEISHER Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Mike Brosseau got some payback against the New York Yankees, hitting two home runs as the Tampa Bay Rays topped their AL East rivals again with a 5-2 victory Wednesday night. A night after Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman threw a 101 mph ...

More charges brought in college admissions bribery scandal

By MARK PRATT Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — Another wealthy parent was charged Wednesday with trying to bribe his child's way into an elite university as a fake athletic recruit, a day after two former college coaches caught up in the nationwide admissions bribery scandal were hit with ...

Florida has potential for championships in Mullen’s 3rd year

By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida coach Dan Mullen declined to release a roster, openly mocked a predicted depth chart he saw online and refused to delve too deep into his plans for any position — even quarterback. Mullen insisted he's merely trying to keep ...

Marte’s homer gives Marlins 3-2 win over Blue Jays

MIAMI (AP) — Starling Marte celebrated his Miami debut with a tiebreaking homer in the eighth inning, helping the Marlins top the Toronto Blue Jays 3-2 on Tuesday night. Marte, who was acquired in a trade with Arizona on Monday, drove a 1-0 pitch from Shun Yamaguchi (1-3) deep to left-center ...

Rays’ Cash makes threat after Chapman’s 101 mph brush back

By LARRY FLEISHER Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — If Aroldis Chapman's 101 mph brush-back pitch Tuesday night didn't push the Yankees-Rays rivalry to its boiling point, Tampa Bay manager Kevin Cash's threat certainly did. "Somebody's got to be accountable," Cash said. "And the last thing ...

D’Eriq King is the key to Miami’s hopes for success in 2020

By TIM REYNOLDS AP Sports Writer Miami coach Manny Diaz waited until about a week before the start of training camp before he announced that D'Eriq King would be the team's starting quarterback. It was a formality. From the moment King announced that he was transferring to Miami last ...

Norvell should have easy act to follow at Florida State

By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer Mike Norvell has a relatively easy act to follow. Norvell's first season at Florida State should be an upgrade from the Willie Taggart era, which was one of college football's biggest coaching debacles in recent years. Taggart went 9-12 in 21 games in ...