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Slowly, baseball rolls out pitch clock in spring training

Feb. 23, 2019 10:56 PM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Baseball is on the clock. The traditionally timeless sport implemented a pitch clock all around major league spring training for the first time Saturday in an attempt to hurry up both pitchers and hitters and keep the modern fan from tuning out the increasingly lengthy games....

Scherzer: Pitch clock messes with 'fabric' of baseball

Feb. 23, 2019 10:53 PM EST

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — If three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer has his way, Major League Baseball's pitch clock will die in the South Florida humidity. "I know as players that's something that MLB is trying to negotiate," the Washington Nationals ace said Saturday night. "I don't think...

Pistons reach 7th in East, top reeling Heat 119-96

Feb. 23, 2019 10:50 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — If there's been an area of concern for Detroit coach Dwane Casey in this playoff push, it's been the play of the Pistons' second unit. The concern was unfounded Saturday. Ish Smith scored 22 points off the bench, fellow backup Langston Galloway added 15 points in the first five minutes of the...

English qualifier Evans upsets Isner in Delray Beach semis

Feb. 23, 2019 10:47 PM EST

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — English qualifier Daniel Evans upset second-seeded John Isner 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 on Saturday to reach the Delray Beach Open final. "I just play every match as it comes," Evans said. "I know it sounds very cliche." The semifinal victory marked the 40th tour-level match victory for...

Scott lifts Florida Gulf Coast over Kennesaw State 78-56

Feb. 23, 2019 10:05 PM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Zach Scott came off the bench to score 16 points to lift Florida Gulf Coast to a 78-56 win over Kennesaw State on Saturday night, the Eagles' seventh straight home victory. Dinero Mercurius had 14 points for Florida Gulf Coast (13-17, 8-7 Atlantic Sun Conference). Christian Carlyle...

Jarreau, Davis lead No. 9 Houston to 71-59 win over USF

Feb. 23, 2019 9:34 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — When South Florida closed within one late in the first half, Corey Davis Jr. said the Cougars got greedy. Houston quickly extended its lead and never looked back. DeJon Jarreau scored 17 points, Davis added 15 and No. 9 Houston won its 11th straight with a 71-59 victory over South Florida on...

Cooks steals and scores as NJIT rallies for 77-73 win

Feb. 23, 2019 9:06 PM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Zach Cooks had two steals, resulting in a layup and a 3-pointer, in the final minutes to help NJIT retake the lead and then hold off Jacksonville 77-73 on Saturday. The Dolphins were up 71-67 at the 2:59 mark after DeAnthony McCallum drove for a layup. NJIT's Shyquan Gibbs...

Panthers score 3 goals in 2nd period, top Kings 6-1

Feb. 23, 2019 8:51 PM EST

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's Jonathan Huberdeau was at the perfect place at just the right time against the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday. Huberdeau dashed out of the penalty box and scored on a breakaway to help lift the Panthers to a 6-1 win over the Kings, as Florida closed out a seven-game homestand....

Maitland, Pope team to lead Bethune-Cookman to victory

Feb. 23, 2019 8:30 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Malik Maitland and Cletrell Pope scored 20 points each and Bethune-Cookman defeated Florida A&M 67-54 on Saturday. Maitland added seven assists and four steals while Pope grabbed 12 rebounds for his 19th double-double this season. The Wildcats (13-15, 8-6 Mid-Eastern Athletic...

Sams scores 20 to lead North Florida over Liberty, 75-70

Feb. 23, 2019 8:13 PM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Garrett Sams had 20 points, including six 3-pointers, as North Florida narrowly beat Liberty 75-70 on Saturday. Caleb Homesley's 3-pointer drew Liberty to within two points, 72-70 with six seconds remaining. The Flames then fouled J.T. Escobar who made both free throws to seal the...