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Juliet Roa takes a selfie as supporters of President Donald Trump wave flags outside of an early voting location at the John F. Kennedy Library, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, in Hialeah, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Florida man charged with changing governor's voting address

Oct. 28, 2020 8:22 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis couldn't initially cast his ballot this week because someone illegally changed his address online, a complication that resulted in a suspect's arrest on felony charges and raised questions about the security of the state’s online registration...

Jimmie Johnson, left, speaks about joining the team of Chip Ganassi, right, for the IndyCar series at a press conference during the IndyCar race weekend Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)

Johnson jump-starts IndyCar move with online auto retailer

Oct. 24, 2020 6:14 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson needed funding for his move to IndyCar so the seven-time NASCAR champion transitioned into a salesman for the first time. He'll continue selling all next year as representative for the online auto retailer Carvana. Johnson and Chip Ganassi Racing announced...

Denny Hamlin smiles during NASCAR Daytona 500 auto racing media day at Daytona International Speedway, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Daytona Beach, Fla. Picking the car number for Michael Jordan's new NASCAR team was a slam dunk: Bubba Wallace will drive the No. 23 car when the team makes its debut next season. Jordan and Hamlin announced last month they had formed a NASCAR team with Bubba Wallace as the driver. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

23XI Racing name for new Jordan NASCAR team bit of balance

Oct. 23, 2020 2:33 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Denny Hamlin said there was never a question about the car number for Michael Jordan's new NASCAR team in partnership with the three-time Daytona 500 champion. Determining the name and a logo were a bit more of a balance. The team name 23XI Racing — that’s pronounced...

FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2020 file photo, former basketball superstar Michael Jordan speaks during a news conference ahead of NBA basketball game between Charlotte Hornets and Milwaukee Bucks in Paris. Picking the car number for Michael Jordan's new NASCAR team was a slam dunk: Bubba Wallace will drive the No. 23 car when the team makes its debut next season. Jordan and Denny Hamlin announced last month they had formed a NASCAR team with Bubba Wallace as the driver. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)

Slam Dunk: Jordan picks 23 for car number of new NASCAR team

Oct. 22, 2020 2:16 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Picking the car number for Michael Jordan's new NASCAR team was a slam dunk: Bubba Wallace will drive the No. 23 car when the team makes its debut next season. Jordan named his team 23XI Racing — that's pronounced twenty-three eleven — in honor of both his retired...

FILE - In this Aug. 8, 2020, filer photo, Erik Jones waits to enter his car before a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich. Jones will drive NASCAR's iconic No. 43 next season for Richard Petty Motorsports, a pairing of a driver and a team both in need of fresh starts. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

Jones lands iconic No. 43 with Richard Petty Motorsports

Oct. 21, 2020 11:57 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Erik Jones will drive NASCAR's iconic No. 43 next season for Richard Petty Motorsports, a pairing of a driver and a team both in need of fresh starts. Jones in August was dropped by megateam Joe Gibbs Racing after six seasons, while Bubba Wallace and RPM are splitting at the end of...

The road to the Masters is a long way from Augusta National

Oct. 14, 2020 6:39 PM EDT

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — This is no ordinary road to the Masters. Instead of the tropical warmth of Florida in the spring, it starts in the hot desert air of Nevada in October. Instead of a series of PGA Tour events some 500 miles south of Augusta National with an occasional detour into Texas, this...

Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James (23) reacts during the first half in Game 6 of basketball's NBA Finals against the Miami Heat Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Analysis: LeBron James has done it again, and did it his way

Oct. 11, 2020 11:16 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — He went to Miami and became a champion. He went back to Cleveland and won another title. He went to Los Angeles and now the Lakers are back atop the basketball world. LeBron James, love him or hate him, is in his own category now. He has led three franchises to NBA titles,...

Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James (23) looks on with Miami Heat's head coach Erik Spoelstra in the back ground during the first half in Game 3 of basketball's NBA Finals, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Finals notebook: Around the world, fans are watching

Oct. 10, 2020 12:40 AM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Miami coach Erik Spoelstra makes no effort to hide his excitement or appreciation when journalists from the Philippines join virtual news conferences to ask him questions during the NBA Finals. In his mother’s homeland, they are most definitely watching the playoffs....

Bubba Wallace (43) drives in traffic during the YellaWood 500 NASCAR auto race at Talladega Superspeedway, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020, in Talladega, Ala. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

NASCAR's upcoming economic model spurs interest in new teams

Oct. 9, 2020 4:38 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Justin Marks tried three times to buy the NASCAR equivalent of a franchise license that guarantees a car a spot in each week’s race. Twice he was outbid, he said, and a third deal fell apart. Without that charter, Marks had almost no chance to get his team on track in 2021....

FILE - In this Aug. 24, 2020, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers center JaVale McGee (7), guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (1) and forward Anthony Davis (3) walk in front of the boards remembering late Los Angeles Lakers player Kobe Bryant in the first half of Game 4 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Portland Trail Blazers in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The jerseys will be hanging in their lockers when the Los Angeles Lakers arrive for Game 2 of the NBA Finals on Friday night, Oct. 2. Black jerseys, trimmed in gold, a snakeskin print on the exterior to make it further unique.T hey are the Black Mamba jerseys. Designed by Kobe Bryant — and now worn for Kobe Bryant. “We never want to lose in these jerseys,” Lakers forward Anthony Davis said.(Kim Klement/Pool Photo via AP, File)

Finals notebook: Mamba jerseys back, Heat facing must-win

Oct. 8, 2020 5:38 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Mamba jerseys are coming back for a closeout opportunity. The Los Angeles Lakers will wear the black jerseys with a snakeskin look — all designed by Kobe Bryant and now worn by the team in his honor — for Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Friday night. The original...