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‘U’ can go home again: Miami to visit FIU at Marlins Park

Nov. 22, 2019 10:58 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Miami is going home again, for a road game. Marlins Park is built on the Hurricanes’ roots, atop the soil where the Orange Bowl sat for more than 70 years. The Orange Bowl was where Miami won three of its five national championships, where it beat rivals like Notre Dame and Florida and...

2020 LPGA Schedule

Nov. 22, 2019 10:16 AM EST

Jan. 16-19 — Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions, Four Seasons Golf and Sports Club Orlando, Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Jan. 23-26 — Gainbridge LPGA at Boca Rio, Boca Rio GC, Boca Raton, Fla. Feb. 6-9 — ISPS Handa Vic Open, 13th Beach GL, Barwon Heads, Australia. Feb. 13-16 — ISPS...

Spacewalking astronauts repairing cosmic ray detector

Nov. 22, 2019 8:43 AM EST

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Spacewalking astronauts ventured out for the second week in a row Friday to repair a cosmic ray detector, this time actually cutting into the $2 billion instrument. The International Space Station’s Luca Parmitano and Andrew Morgan needed to slice through eight stainless...

Sheriff: Missing girl’s taken to jail after suicide attempt

Nov. 22, 2019 7:47 AM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The 27-year-old mother of a missing 5-year-old girl has been released from the hospital and taken to jail on charges of child neglect and giving false information to law enforcement. Jacksonville Sheriff’s officials said Brianna Williams tried to kill herself after remains...

Jones leads No. 18 Xavier to 73-51 victory over Towson

Nov. 21, 2019 11:21 PM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — No. 18 Xavier came down to the Charleston Classic with something to prove. The Musketeers took the first step toward that goal Thursday night. Tyrique Jones had 12 and 12 rebounds as Xavier put away Towson 73-51 to start the eight-team tournament. The Musketeers have heard the...

Panthers score 5 straight goals to beat Ducks 5-4 in OT

Nov. 21, 2019 11:07 PM EST

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Panthers are showing a capacity for comebacks the NHL hasn’t seen since Wayne Gretzky’s prime. Aaron Ekblad scored his second goal of the game 22 seconds into overtime and the Panthers rallied with five straight goals to stun the Anaheim Ducks 5-4 Thursday...

Champagnie leads Pitt over Arkansas-Pine Bluff 66-41

Nov. 21, 2019 10:26 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — At one point, it looked like Justin Champagnie might not have a freshman season with Pittsburgh. Champagnie, a 6-foot-6 wing from Brooklyn, New York, suffered a knee injury in the lead-up to the season that was feared to be season ending. But after a second opinion, he was allowed to...

Western Carolina beats Jacksonville 96-94 in 2OT

Nov. 21, 2019 10:24 PM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Mason Faulkner, playing in his first game with Western Carolina, scored five of his 28 points in the second overtime and the Catamounts beat Jacksonville 96-94 on Thursday night. Faulkner made two layups and his free throw with 10 seconds to play capped the scoring in the...

Garza leads Iowa in 83-68 win over North Florida

Nov. 21, 2019 9:58 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Luka Garza missed his first five shots in the first six minutes. But the Iowa junior center knew it was still early, and he could find spots in and around North Florida’s zone defense. Garza then scored 29 points as Iowa beat North Florida 83-68 in a Las Vegas Invitational...

Collins scores 17 to lead South Florida past Wofford 69-55

Nov. 21, 2019 9:56 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — David Collins had 18 points on 7-of-11 shooting and South Florida beat Wofford 69-55 on Thursday night. Justin Brown scored 16 points, including three 3-pointers, and Laquincy Rideau added 11 points for South Florida (2-2). Nathan Hoover had 11 points for the Terriers (2-4), who have now...