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Miami Heat guard Goran Dragic (7), forward Kelly Olynyk, center Bam Adebayo (13) and guard Duncan Robinson (55) watch during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Wizards see a 5th consecutive game postponed by virus issues

Jan. 18, 2021 6:44 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The Washington Wizards are now assured of going at least 11 days between games, after yet another postponement while the team deals with COVID-19 issues. The Wizards' game that was scheduled to be played Wednesday in Charlotte is now off, the NBA said Monday. That is the 14th postponement...

Bucs designate Vita Vea to return from reserve/injured list

Jan. 18, 2021 6:23 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have designated nose tackle Vita Vea to return from the reserve/injured list and the third-year pro is expected to resume practice ahead of Sunday’s NFC championship game at Green Bay. Vea has been sidelined since breaking an ankle during a 20-19 loss at...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers inside linebacker Devin White, right, celebrates after his interception with cornerback Sean Murphy-Bunting (23) against the New Orleans Saints during the second half of an NFL divisional round playoff football game, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

Confident Buccaneers defense reverts to form at right time

Jan. 18, 2021 6:20 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tom Brady’s quest for a seventh Super Bowl ring continues, thanks to a young defense that’s regained its swagger when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers needed it most. The Bucs (13-5) advanced to the NFC championship game for the first time in 18 years, with Brady outplaying Drew...

Disneyland ending annual pass program with parks closed

Jan. 18, 2021 2:22 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Looking to buy an annual pass at Disneyland Resort? You're out of luck. The California theme park resort said last week that it's ending its passholder program. Disneyland Resort in California made the announcement last week after it allowed county health officials to use its parking...

Ex-Florida employee in jail after arrest warrant issued

Jan. 18, 2021 12:19 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A former Florida Department of Health employee who was fired for insubordination after repeatedly violating the agency's policy about communicating with the media turned herself in to sheriff's officials on Sunday night on charges of accessing computer equipment without...

FILE - In this Wednesday, March 7, 2018 file photo, England head coach Phil Neville walks onto the field before a SheBelieves Cup women's soccer match against the United States, in Orlando, Fla. Neville is leaving his job as coach of England's women's team ahead of an anticipated switch to men’s soccer in the United States, it was announced Monday, Jan. 18, 2021. The Football Association has released Neville from his contract immediately after being informed he was in talks to become coach of Inter Miami, the Major League Soccer franchise partly owned by David Beckham.  (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, file)

Blend it with Beckham: Neville hired to coach Inter Miami

Jan. 18, 2021 11:25 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Phil Neville and David Beckham won Premier League championships together at Manchester United. They’re teaming up again with hopes of winning more trophies with Inter Miami. Neville was hired Monday as Inter Miami’s coach, reuniting with Beckham — a co-owner of the MLS...

El quarterback Tom Brady (12), de los Buccaneers de Tampa Bay, delante del outside linebacker Demario Davis, de los Saints de Nueva Orleans, en la segunda mitad de su duelo divisional en los playoffs de la NFL, el domingo 17 de enero de 2021, en Nueva Orleans. (AP Foto/Butch Dill)

Column: Brady moves on, making history with every throw

Jan. 18, 2021 9:32 AM EST

Tom Brady is one win away from the Super Bowl, two wins away from a seventh ring. If that doesn’t get you excited about the final weeks of the strangest NFL season ever, perhaps the thought of Brady heading to Green Bay next weekend to take on Aaron Rodgers and the Packers will. Lambeau Field will be as...

Police: Man in custody in Virginia after Florida kidnapping

Jan. 18, 2021 8:02 AM EST

PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. (AP) — A man wanted in the weekend kidnapping of a South Florida family is now in custody in Alexandria, Virginia, police said Monday morning. Pembroke Pines police said in a social media post that Jaddier T. Sanchez, 37, was taken into custody early Monday. The 18-year-old woman he is...

Galaxy star Bautista offers reward for Trump carved manatee

Jan. 18, 2021 4:45 AM EST

“Guardians of the Galaxy” actor Dave Bautista is offering a $20,000 reward to catch whoever etched “Trump” into a Florida manatee's back. A video showing the gentle sea cow emerged with the word “TRUMP” scraped in algae on its back went viral after it was spotted in the...

Bay County Republican Party won't acknowledge Biden win

Jan. 18, 2021 4:10 AM EST

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — The Bay County Republican Party said it won't recognize President-elect Joe Biden as legitimate unless President Donald Trump concedes and acknowledges that the 2020 election was fair. The Florida Panhandle organization's executive committee voted last month, deciding that its...