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Recount adds to Florida's reputation for bungling elections

Nov. 17, 2018 9:25 AM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Mark Toepfer came to this spit of sand on the Tampa Bay shore to soak up the sun, drink a beer and maybe do a little fishing — not to talk about elections. But talk he did when asked for his thoughts on whether Florida, as a judge recently put it, is "the laughingstock of...

Bell becomes favorite after eking into Xfinity Series finale

Nov. 16, 2018 3:46 PM EST

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Christopher Bell's last race could prove more daunting than his next one. Bell faced a must-win scenario in the semifinal round of the Xfinity Series playoffs at Phoenix last week, needing to beat 39 other drivers to earn the fourth and final spot in the championship field at...

Brightline to become Virgin Trains USA

Nov. 16, 2018 2:43 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Brightline is set to become Virgin Trains USA less than a year after launching its passenger train service in South Florida. Brightline and London-based Virgin Group announced a partnership Friday to rebrand the fledgling intercity rail company in 2019. A news release says Virgin Group will...

When things go sour in the NFL, QBs often are changed

Nov. 16, 2018 10:42 AM EST

When things go sour, an NFL team's fan base often points to two people: the guy calling plays on the sideline, and the man behind center trying to execute them. As we get deeper into the 2018 schedule, the futures of some coaches could be tied to how their quarterbacks have struggled — or outright flopped....

Mompremier leads No. 24 Miami women over No. 19 Marquette

Nov. 16, 2018 12:03 AM EST

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Beatrice Mompremier set career highs with 24 points and 21 rebounds to help the No. 24 Miami women beat No. 19 Marquette 63-55 on Thursday night. The Golden Eagles closed the deficit to 56-55 with 4:55 left. Both teams then went scoreless for over four minutes and the Hurricanes...

New colors and logo for Derek Jeter's Marlins

Nov. 15, 2018 9:49 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Marlins are in the midst of a rebranding campaign, and it's unclear whether the effort will include keeping National League Most Valuable Players for a change. As of now, the Marlins are merely making cosmetic tweaks, unveiling a new logo and color scheme for Derek Jeter's year-old...

The Latest: Davidson's late rally tops Wichita State 57-53

Nov. 15, 2018 9:37 PM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the Charleston Classic (all times local): 9:40 p.m. Jon Axel Gudmundsson scored 33 points including Davidson's final 12 to lift the Wildcats to a 57-53 victory over Wichita State on cap the opening round of the Charleston Classic on Thursday night. Gudmundsson tied the...

Report: Key design flaws in bridge that had deadly collapse

Nov. 15, 2018 5:31 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Designers overestimated the strength of a critical section of a Florida International University pedestrian bridge that collapsed, killing six people, and they underestimated the load on that same section, federal investigators reported Thursday. Cracks that were observed in the bridge before...

Moffitt, Gragson, Sauter, Haley race for NASCAR Truck title

Nov. 15, 2018 5:19 PM EST

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The biggest rivalry in the Truck Series this season had nothing to do with the guys behind the wheel. Put this on the promotional poster: It's engine vs. engine. NASCAR has provided teams with cheaper, spec engines in an attempt to cut costs for teams. But some teams —...

It's The Big Three and Joey Logano in NASCAR's title race

Nov. 15, 2018 4:58 PM EST

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick and Martin Truex Jr. sat on a bench, scrolling through their phones , oblivious to their surroundings and the stakes. Joey Logano was a room away, mingling in the back of a ballroom, grinning ear-to-ear and totally at ease. "It's the Big Three and me,"...