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The Latest: Jerry, Lorena, Mario to become hurricanes

Sep. 18, 2019 6:15 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on tropical weather (all times local): 6 a.m. Tropical Storm Jerry has become the 10th named storm of the Atlantic Hurricane Season. It's still far from land, but it's gaining intensity and forward speed on a path to approach the Leeward Islands as a hurricane on Thursday night or...

Seager drives in 4 runs in Dodgers' 7-5 win over Rays

Sep. 18, 2019 2:51 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kenley Jansen has got his groove back with the playoffs nearing. He got four outs for his 30th save of the season, Corey Seager drove in four runs, including a go-ahead two-run double in the seventh, and the Los Angeles Dodgers rallied to beat the Tampa Bay Rays 7-5 Tuesday night. Jansen...

Bail hearing set for man charged in plane sabotage case

Sep. 18, 2019 1:04 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A bail hearing is scheduled for a mechanic charged with sabotaging an American Airlines jetliner as part of a labor dispute. Prosecutors are seeking pretrial detention for 60-year-old Abdul-Majeed Marouf Ahmed Alani at Wednesday's hearing. Defense attorneys are expected to argue that he should...

Reimer, Forsberg lead Hurricanes in shutout of Lightning

Sep. 18, 2019 12:17 AM EDT

James Reimer and Anton Forsberg combined for a shutout as the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-0 in an NHL preseason game in Tampa, Florida, on Tuesday night. Reimer and Forsberg each played half the game for the Hurricanes, who reached the Eastern Conference final last spring after missing the...

Yanks' Stanton to be activated Wednesday or Thursday

Sep. 17, 2019 11:38 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton will be back with the New York Yankees on Wednesday or Thursday, hoping to salvage an injury-decimated season. Stanton has been limited to nine games this year and will see time at designated hitter and left field, an unsettled position for much of the season. The...

Pirates closer Vázquez arrested on child sex charges

Sep. 17, 2019 7:51 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Pirates closer Felipe Vázquez was arrested Tuesday on multiple felony charges, including statutory sexual assault, soliciting a child and pornography, and was placed on administrative leave by Major League Baseball. Vázquez was taken into custody by Pennsylvania State...

Patriots place tackle Isaiah Wynn on injured reserve

Sep. 17, 2019 6:40 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Patriots have placed left tackle Isaiah Wynn on injured reserve, marking the latest blow to an already injury-riddled offensive line. Wynn suffered a foot injury in the first quarter of New England's 43-0 win at Miami on Sunday and did not return to the game. The Patriots...

Ramsey wants out, doesn't want to be distraction for Jaguars

Sep. 17, 2019 6:28 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jalen Ramsey arrived for the season in the back of an armored truck , sending a clear message to the Jacksonville Jaguars about his worth. It would be fitting if he departed in a dump truck, assuming the Jaguars (0-2) unload their disgruntled defender. Without saying why or...

Vols' offensive line preparing for matchup vs No. 9 Florida

Sep. 17, 2019 3:53 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee has used three different starting offensive lines in as many games as the Volunteers try to find an effective combination. That unsettled unit faces the team that leads all Football Bowl Subdivision programs in sacks when Tennessee opens Southeastern Conference competition...

Dolphins GM Chris Grier says turnaround can come quickly

Sep. 17, 2019 3:20 PM EDT

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins general manager Chris Grier says this year's roster dismantling has been more drastic than he expected, but a turnaround can come quickly because the team will be aggressive in free agency in 2020. In the wake of the deal that sent disgruntled defensive back Minkah...