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Florida Panthers head coach and former Chicago Blackhawks coach, Joel Quenneville acknowledges the crowds applause during the first period of an NHL hockey game between the Blackhawks and Panthers, marking Quenneville's return as a head coach Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Quenneville coaches Panthers to 4-3 win over Blackhawks

Jan. 21, 2020 11:26 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Florida Panthers got Joel Quenneville a win in his return to Chicago, using a hat trick by Frank Vatrano to beat the Blackhawks 4-3 on Tuesday night for their sixth consecutive victory. The 61-year-old Quenneville coached Chicago to three Stanley Cup championships and nine playoff...

Williams, Mays help LSU hold on against Florida, 84-82

Jan. 21, 2020 11:16 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU guard Skylar Mays could afford to have a sense of humor after the Tigers nearly blew a 10-point lead in the final 1:11 against Florida, but escaped with yet another narrow victory. “We've got to keep it close,” Mays said with a relieved smile. “It's worked...

Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone stands on the sideline during the second half of an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

AP source: Jaguars close to landing Jay Gruden as next OC

Jan. 21, 2020 10:20 PM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A person familiar with the search says former Washington coach Jay Gruden is close to finalizing a deal to become Jacksonville's offensive coordinator. The person spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity Tuesday night because the sides have not agreed to terms....

Etienne carries Wichita St. over South Florida 56-43

Jan. 21, 2020 9:28 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tyson Etienne registered 13 points as Wichita State topped South Florida 56-43 on Tuesday night. Wichita State went nearly six minutes without a point to start the game, but rallied to take the halftime lead at 25-23 when Etienne made a long 3-pointer just before the buzzer. Dexter...

FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, file photo, New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown (17) on the sidelines,during the first half at an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins in Miami Gardens, Fla. Authorities say NFL wide receiver Antonio Brown's trainer has been arrested following accusations that he and Brown attacked another man near Brown's Florida home. Hollywood police say officers responded to a disturbance call Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020 where the alleged victim said Brown and his trainer, Glen Holt, hit him. Holt was arrested and charged with one count of burglary with battery.  (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

Police respond to Florida home of NFL player Antonio Brown

Jan. 21, 2020 9:22 PM EST

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) — NFL wide receiver Antonio Brown's trainer was arrested Tuesday following accusations that he and Brown attacked another man near Brown's Florida home, authorities said. Officers responded to a disturbance call, where the alleged victim said Brown and his trainer, Glen Holt, hit him,...

Cold-stunned iguanas expected to fall from Florida trees

Jan. 21, 2020 8:42 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The National Weather Service routinely warns people about falling rain, snow and hail, but temperatures are dropping so low in South Florida the forecasters warned residents Tuesday about falling iguanas. “This isn't something we usually forecast, but don't be surprised if you see...

Florida creates task force on sea-level rise

Jan. 21, 2020 7:14 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — After years of mostly ignoring climate change, Florida lawmakers waded deeper into the matter on Tuesday , advancing a proposal that would create a statewide Office of Resiliency and establish a task force to begin looking into how best to protect the state's 1350 miles (2,173...

Pro Bowl to let scoring team keep possession, face 4th down

Jan. 21, 2020 6:44 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Pro Bowl is adding a new twist that could reward teams for taking a risk. The NFL announced Tuesday that its upcoming all-star game in Orlando will feature a rule change that allows a team to keep the ball after it scores. The scoring team can retain possession at its own 25-yard...

Florida lawmakers weigh raising age for smoking, vaping

Jan. 21, 2020 6:40 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Raising alarm over the boom in e-cigarettes among young people, Florida lawmakers Tuesday moved to raise the age limit on tobacco products from 18 to 21. At least 18 other states now have laws setting the minimum age for vaping at 21, and efforts are underway in the remaining...

Florida clemency panel gives felons path to regain vote

Jan. 21, 2020 6:07 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Board of Executive Clemency voted unanimously Tuesday to allow felons to apply to have their voting rights restored upon completion of their sentences, even if they have unpaid fines and other legal debts. The move, which comes amid ongoing clashes over...