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Semyon Varlamov, Islanders beat Lightning 2-1 in Game 1

Jun. 13, 2021 18:15 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Semyon Varlamov made 30 saves and the New York Islanders got goals from Mathew Barzal and Ryan Pulock to beat the defending champion Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 on Sunday in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup semifinals. Varlamov won his fourth straight playoff...

Riley homers, Smyly wins on birthday, Braves top Marlins 6-4

Jun. 13, 2021 17:28 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — For his 32nd birthday, Drew Smyly got the following: an early lead, a big day from Austin Riley and some nifty defense from Ehire Adrianza. And the Atlanta Braves held on for a needed win. Riley homered and drove...

Arozarena slam, Rays 'pen hand Orioles 15th road loss in row

Jun. 13, 2021 17:05 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Randy Arozarena hit his first career grand slam, Tampa Bay relievers threw seven no-hit innings, and the Rays handed the Baltimore Orioles their 15th consecutive road loss, 7-1 on Sunday. The Orioles extended a dubious team record, the worst...

2 Florida men accused of defrauding investors

Jun. 13, 2021 16:31 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Securities and Exchange Commission has filed fraud charges against a Florida man investigators say misappropriated more than $1 million in investor funds for personal use. The SEC also says it caught Larry Brodman using money from newer investors to pay a portion of the...

Florida zoo announces birth of southern white rhino

Jun. 13, 2021 16:06 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida zoo announced the birth of a southern white rhino, the eighth to be born in Tampa as part of a plan to help the species. Officials at ZooTampa at Lowry Park said the baby was born to a 20-year-old rhino named Alake last week. The female calf...

Dolphins, LB Baker agree on 3-year, $39 million extension

Jun. 13, 2021 15:56 PM EDT

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — The Miami Dolphins and linebacker Jerome Baker have agreed on a three-year, $39 million contract extension, agent Drew Rosenhaus said Sunday. The deal includes $28.4 million in guaranteed money, Rosenhaus said. Baker has played in...

Biologists try to protect bats from deadly fungus in Utah

Jun. 13, 2021 08:03 AM EDT

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — When bats come to mind, people generally think of horror movies and vampires, but bats actually play an important role in the ecosystem. But they’re in danger. White Nose Syndrome, WNS, was discovered in New York in 2006 and has been affecting...

Cigar company wants to bring Cuban tobacco back to Tampa

Jun. 13, 2021 03:09 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The J.C. Newman Cigar Company claims to have the nation’s last bale of Cuban tobacco. Purchased just prior to the U.S. government cutting off all business relations with the socialist nation in 1962, the Newman family now stores it in their Ybor...

Eviction looms for mobile home residents in Miami

Jun. 13, 2021 03:05 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Leaning against the wooden gate in front of the mobile home she boarded up and painted herself, Brandy Sarut realizes that, at 24, she’s facing the threat of eviction for the second time in her life. The first time was when she was still a kid, growing up...

Kennedy, Texas top USF 4-3; 1 win from CWS berth

Jun. 13, 2021 01:09 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Eric Kennedy hit a two-out walk-off double and Texas beat South Florida 4-3 on Saturday in the first game of the best-of-3 Austin Super Regional. The Longhorns can clinch a trip to the College World Series on Sunday with another win over USF. ...