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Blackshear’s 20 lift Florida to 78-58 win over Miami

Nov. 22, 2019 2:49 PM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Florida coach Mike White’s not sure where his Gators will end up this season. He just finally likes the direction they’re headed. Kerry Blackshear Jr. had 20 points and 11 rebounds as Florida beat state rival Miami 78-58 Friday to advance to the Charleston Classic...

Sheriff: Missing girl’s mother jailed after suicide attempt

Nov. 22, 2019 2:30 PM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The 27-year-old mother of a missing 5-year-old girl has been released from the hospital and taken to jail on charges of child neglect and giving false information to law enforcement. Jacksonville Sheriff’s officials said Brianna Williams tried to kill herself after remains...

Spacewalking astronauts slice into cosmic ray detector

Nov. 22, 2019 2:19 PM EST

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Spacewalking astronauts ventured out Friday for the second week in a row to repair a cosmic ray detector, this time actually cutting into the $2 billion instrument. The International Space Station’s Luca Parmitano sliced through eight stainless steel tubes, using hardware...

LPGA schedule features 32 events with record prize money

Nov. 22, 2019 1:46 PM EST

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — The LPGA Tour has two new tournaments in Florida as part of a 2020 schedule that features a record $75.1 million in prize money and 500 hours of television, huge gains from a decade ago. Sixteen of the 33 tournaments have prize money of at least $2 million. The LPGA starts its season...

No. 17 Cincinnati tries to clinch AAC East vs pesky Owls

Nov. 22, 2019 12:59 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — The 17th-ranked Bearcats have been living on the edge. In their last two road games, they needed last-second field goals to beat East Carolina and South Florida. These ‘Cats have managed to stay alive in the American Athletic race, taking it down to the two final games. Cincinnati...

Impeachment story illustrates news industry changes

Nov. 22, 2019 12:25 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — For readers of some prominent regional newspapers, following the impeachment inquiry is a far different experience depending on whether you seek out newsprint or go digital. Copies of The Charlotte Observer, Tampa Bay Times, Indianapolis Star, St. Louis Post-Dispatch and Idaho Statesman...

‘U’ can go home again: Miami to visit FIU at Marlins Park

Nov. 22, 2019 10:58 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Miami is going home again, for a road game. Marlins Park is built on the Hurricanes’ roots, atop the soil where the Orange Bowl sat for more than 70 years. The Orange Bowl was where Miami won three of its five national championships, where it beat rivals like Notre Dame and Florida and...

2020 LPGA Schedule

Nov. 22, 2019 10:16 AM EST

Jan. 16-19 — Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions, Four Seasons Golf and Sports Club Orlando, Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Jan. 23-26 — Gainbridge LPGA at Boca Rio, Boca Rio GC, Boca Raton, Fla. Feb. 6-9 — ISPS Handa Vic Open, 13th Beach GL, Barwon Heads, Australia. Feb. 13-16 — ISPS...

Jones leads No. 18 Xavier to 73-51 victory over Towson

Nov. 21, 2019 11:21 PM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — No. 18 Xavier came down to the Charleston Classic with something to prove. The Musketeers took the first step toward that goal Thursday night. Tyrique Jones had 12 and 12 rebounds as Xavier put away Towson 73-51 to start the eight-team tournament. The Musketeers have heard the...

Panthers score 5 straight goals to beat Ducks 5-4 in OT

Nov. 21, 2019 11:07 PM EST

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Panthers are showing a capacity for comebacks the NHL hasn’t seen since Wayne Gretzky’s prime. Aaron Ekblad scored his second goal of the game 22 seconds into overtime and the Panthers rallied with five straight goals to stun the Anaheim Ducks 5-4 Thursday...