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Energy milestone: Florida utility topples last coal chimney

Jun. 16, 2021 13:28 PM EDT

INDIANTOWN, Fla. (AP) — Florida Power & Light imploded the towering chimney stack of its last coal-fired generating plant on Wednesday, a milestone in its transition to cleaner energy sources. Puffs of smoke came from the base of the 495-foot (150-meter) stack and...

US moves within a win of qualifying for Olympic baseball

Jun. 05, 2021 01:34 AM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The United States moved within a win of qualifying for the Olympic baseball tournament, routing Canada 10-1 Friday night in a game that included a 30-minute delay in the eighth inning when a ball initially called a two-run homer was changed to an RBI double. ...

US to play Canada, Venezuela for Olympic baseball berth

Jun. 03, 2021 16:10 PM EDT

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — The United States will play Canada on Friday night and Venezuela on Saturday for a berth in the Olympic baseball tournament next month. Manager Mike Scioscia's American team finished the first round 2-0 after its game against Puerto Rico was...

Mariners prospects help Dominicans advance in OLY qualifying

Jun. 02, 2021 21:18 PM EDT

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — Seattle Mariners prospects Julio Rodriguez and Luis Liberato hit early home runs, and the Dominican Republic coasted to a 13-3 rout of Nicaragua on Wednesday and a berth in the super round of the Americas Olympic qualifying tournament. ...

Scioscia ejected, US beats Dom Rep 8-6 in Olympic qualifier

Jun. 02, 2021 00:15 AM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — U.S. manager Mike Scioscia was ejected after Philadelphia prospect Luke Williams hit a two-run triple in a four-run sixth inning, and the United States rallied to beat the Dominican Republic 8-6 Tuesday night in Olympic baseball qualifying to advance to the...

US beats Nicaragua to open 2nd chance at Olympic baseball

May. 31, 2021 23:31 PM EDT

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — Todd Frazier hit a go-ahead sacrifice fly in a two-run first inning, St. Louis prospect Matthew Liberatore pitched one-run ball for five innings and manager Mike Scioscia’s U.S. team beat Nicaragua 7-1 Monday night in the first game of its second chance to...

Wieters dropped from US Olympic qualifying roster

May. 30, 2021 12:55 PM EDT

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — Catcher Matt Wieters has been dropped from the U.S. roster for Olympic baseball qualifying that starts Monday. “He'll be on our radar if we do get the opportunity to move forward,” U.S. manager Mike Scioscia said Sunday. ...

West Palm Beach down more than 10 inches of rain

May. 29, 2021 03:22 AM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — South Florida’s wet season is tardy this year, leaving double-digit rain deficits, a drought-stricken river of grass and increasing angst over wildfires. But an atmosphere constipated by high pressure is finally on the move, promising...

Scioscia says US Olympic roster fluid, changes with call-ups

May. 28, 2021 12:48 PM EDT

Mike Scioscia was planning on having Alek Manoah for the U.S. rotation for Olympic qualifying next week. Instead, the Toronto Blue Jays called up 23-year-old right-hander, who pitched six scoreless innings against the New York Yankees this week in his major league debut. ...

Cuban baseball player defects after arriving in Florida

May. 27, 2021 00:01 AM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — The Cuban Baseball Federation confirmed Wednesday night that one of the players on the national team defected a few hours after the squad arrived in Florida to participate in a qualifying tournament for the Summer Olympics in Tokyo. The organization...