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Casimir, Day lead Florida Gulf Coast to 76-53 win over UMBC

Dec. 16, 2018 9:53 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — Schadrac Casimir and Decardo Day scored 14 points apiece to help Florida Gulf Coast beat UMBC 76-53 Sunday night. Day hit 4 of 6, and Casimir — a graduate transfer who scored 1,112 points at Iona — made 3 of 5, from 3-point range as the Eagles, who snapped a six-game skid...

AP source: Wilson Ramos, Mets agree to $19M, 2-year deal

Dec. 16, 2018 8:42 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets have agreed to a $19 million, two-year contract with free agent catcher Wilson Ramos, according to a person familiar with the negotiations. The agreement signals an end to the Mets' pursuit of Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto. Instead, New York turned to a two-time All-Star...

Jags' latest odd call: Fournette on sideline in crunch time

Dec. 16, 2018 7:24 PM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Leonard Fournette spent most of the second half on the sideline, a spectator in a tight game. Jacksonville's best offensive player and one of five team captains touched the ball once in the final 30 minutes — a 25-yard carry in the fourth quarter. It made no sense, not even...

Johnson leads Redskins to late scores, 16-13 win at Jaguars

Dec. 16, 2018 5:58 PM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Josh Johnson's Madden rating should get a bump after his first NFL start in seven years. Johnson, who played Madden NFL 19 to learn his new teammates' names, led Washington on two scoring drives in the fourth quarter to beat the Jacksonville Jaguars 16-13 on Sunday. With a lot of...

Dawkins, UCF peel out to fast start in win over Stetson

Dec. 16, 2018 5:20 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Aubrey Dawkins scored 19 points, collected 13 rebounds and Central Florida smashed Stetson 90-65 on Sunday for its third straight win. The Knights have won eight of their last nine. UCF (9-2) raced to a 15-0 lead with the help of B.J. Taylor's layup and three foul shots. Jahlil...

Next-generation of GPS satellites are headed to space

Dec. 16, 2018 5:19 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — After months of delays, the U.S. Air Force is about to launch the first of a new generation of GPS satellites, designed to be more accurate, secure and versatile. But some of their most highly touted features will not be fully available until 2022 or later because of problems in a companion...

Hof scores 20, No. 24 Miami women top Md-Eastern Shore 71-53

Dec. 16, 2018 3:04 PM EST

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Emese Hof scored 20 points, Beatrice Mompremier picked up her seventh double-double of the season and No. 24 Miami defeated Maryland-Eastern Shore 71-53 on Sunday. Mompremier had 13 points and 14 rebounds for the Hurricanes (9-2), who never trailed after scoring the first seven...

Coast Guardsman kills wife, son, self at Florida home

Dec. 16, 2018 2:16 PM EST

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Officials say a Coast Guardsman killed his wife and their 7-year-old son and then critically wounded their 8-year-old daughter before killing himself. Miami-Dade police and Coast Guard officials say 44-year-old Petty Officer First Class John Presnar fatally shot his 39-year-old wife...

Coast Guard ends search for missing cruise ship passenger

Dec. 16, 2018 10:59 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The Coast Guard has suspended its search for a 26-year-old cruise ship passenger who went overboard off the Florida coast. The Coast Guard says its helicopters, planes, and cutters covered nearly 2,100 square miles (nearly 5,440 square kilometers) during the 32 hours that crews searched for...

Waters, Williams help LSU beat Saint Mary's 78-74

Dec. 16, 2018 2:45 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — LSU played flawlessly in the first five minutes of the second half against Saint Mary's — and that was the difference. Tremont Waters scored 18, while Emmitt Williams added 15 and six rebounds to lead LSU past Saint Mary's 78-74 as the Tigers survived a late Gaels' run on Saturday...