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Miami Marlins players Lewis Brinson (25) Magneuris Sierra, center, and Jon Berti celebrate after the Marlins beat the Atlanta Braves 8-2 in a baseball game, Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Most Marlins who had virus are cleared to return to field

Aug. 15, 2020 3:58 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Most of the Miami Marlins players sidelined by a coronavirus outbreak have been approved to return to the field. The team said Saturday those cleared will begin rehabilitation workouts and could be activated as early as next week. The Marlins placed 17 players on the injured list following the...

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis answers a question during a roundtable meeting with transportation industry leaders at the Hilton Orlando-Bonnet Creek Resort in Orlando, Fla., Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. DeSantis addressed coronavirus and state transportation construction concerns. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel via AP)

Florida records another 200 deaths from the coronavirus

Aug. 15, 2020 3:57 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida officials reported an additional 204 deaths from the coronavirus Saturday, pushing the state's reported COVID-19 death toll to nearly 9,500. Since the start of the pandemic five months ago, nearly 570,000 Floridians have become infected. On Saturday, state health officials...

Young, hot-shooting Aces beat Mystics for 7th straight win

Aug. 15, 2020 3:46 PM EDT

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Jackie Young had 16 points to lead five Las Vegas players scoring in double figures and the Aces beat the Washington Mystics 88-73 on Saturday for their seventh consecutive win. Dearica Hamby had 14 points and five assists, Sugar Rodgers and A'ja Wilson scored 12 points apiece, and...

Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) makes a basket as Philadelphia 76ers guard Furkan Korkmaz (30) and forward Norvel Pelle (14) defend during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)

Surprising Suns ready to build off bubble success

Aug. 15, 2020 3:02 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Coach Monty Williams could sense a few eye rolls earlier this summer when the Phoenix Suns and their extremely mediocre 26-39 record were invited to the NBA's bubble. A few months later, the Suns are the talk of the league after winning all eight games in Florida and nearly making a run all...

FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2020, file photo, Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) drives to the basket past Washington Wizards' Anzejs Pasecniks, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The Orlando Magic and Milwaukee Bucks open the Eastern Conference playoffs Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020, at Disney’s Wide World of Sports. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool, File)

Bucks seeking return to form as they open against Magic

Aug. 15, 2020 1:14 PM EDT

The Milwaukee Bucks head into the playoffs seeking to regain the form that enabled them to earn the NBA's best record. Milwaukee (56-17) has gone 3-5 since the NBA resumed play at Walt Disney World after a 4 ½-month hiatus caused by the coronavirus pandemic. After losing only nine of their first 62 games...

Driver Austin Dillon sits next to his car before a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., Thursday, July 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

NASCAR driver Austin Dillon out after positive COVID-19 test

Aug. 15, 2020 10:41 AM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR driver Austin Dillon tested positive for COVID-19 and will not compete in Sunday’s Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway’s road course. Richard Childress Racing said Dillon tested positive Saturday morning. He experienced mild symptoms and sought...

FILE- In this Oct. 21, 2019 file photo, former Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel appears before the Senate Rules Committee concerning his dismissal by Gov. Ron DeSantis, in Tallahassee, Fla. Israel is running against Sheriff Gregory Tony in the upcoming Florida primary. (AP Photo/Steve Cannon, File)

Florida sheriff race hinges on massacre, old shooting

Aug. 15, 2020 9:54 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The two shootings dominating the Democratic primary for sheriff in Broward County, Florida, couldn't be more different. The 2018 massacre that pushed former sheriff and current challenger Scott Israel out of office left 14 students and three adults dead at Marjory Stoneman...

Miami's Vizcaya seeks public donations

Aug. 15, 2020 3:01 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Vizcaya Museum and Gardens has been a meeting place for presidents, a monarch and a pope. But the Italianate villa and gardens have also been the backdrop for countless quinceañera and wedding portraits that grace many a Miami living room. “A lot of people have this perception...

New Fat Albert model makes last service stop before debut

Aug. 15, 2020 3:01 AM EDT

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — When U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Rick Rose took the new C-130 J Super Hercules “Fat Albert” model into the skies of Cambridge, England, for its first check flight July 20, the pilot said he was quite simply blown away. Fourteen months of work put into prepping the new...

Officials: Florida panther struck and killed by vehicle

Aug. 15, 2020 3:00 AM EDT

LABELLE, Fla. (AP) — An endangered Florida panther has died after being struck by a vehicle. It's the 14th panther death attributed to fatal collisions, out of 16 total deaths this year, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. The remains of the 3-year-old female panther were...