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Thompson wins LPGA finale, Jutanugarn wins Race to CME Globe

Nov. 18, 2018 6:03 PM EST

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Lexi Thompson was the best this week, and Ariya Jutanugarn was the best all season. Neither left any doubt about that Sunday. Thompson shot a 2-under 70 to finish at 18-under 270 and win the LPGA's season-ending CME Group Tour Championship by four strokes over Nelly Korda. The win makes...

US Sen Nelson concedes to Gov. Scott as Florida recount ends

Nov. 18, 2018 5:30 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Sen. Bill Nelson, a Florida political icon who first arrived on Capitol Hill in the decades when Democrats dominated this presidential battleground state, conceded his bitterly close re-election bid to Republican Rick Scott on Sunday, ceding a razor-thin race to the outgoing...

The Latest: Kyle Larson wins 2nd stage of championship race

Nov. 18, 2018 5:21 PM EST

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on NASCAR's Cup Series championship (all times local): 5:15 p.m. Kyle Larson has won the second stage of NASCAR's championship race, passing Kevin Harvick just before the start-finish line. Harvick was second, followed by fellow championship contenders Joey Logano and...

Roethlisberger leads Steelers to comeback win over Jags

Nov. 18, 2018 4:51 PM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger was far from perfect until the fourth quarter, and that was all that mattered for the Pittsburgh Steelers. One week after Roethlisberger had a perfect quarterback rating, he overcame three interceptions and a 16-0 deficit by leading two late scoring drives. He...

Johnson, Knaus reach checkered flag of championship pairing

Nov. 18, 2018 4:39 PM EST

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson walked into a Hendrick Motorsports family reunion on pit road. Hall of Fame driver Jeff Gordon chatted near the No. 48 car while Johnson's wife cradled crew chief Chad Knaus' baby boy. They needed baby wipes as much a checkered flag. "It's all about this moment right...

No. 12 Tennessee women roll to 96-31 win over Florida A&M

Nov. 18, 2018 4:22 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Meme Jackson scored 19 points and Rennia Davis had a double-double to lead No. 12 Tennessee to a 96-31 victory over Florida A&M on Sunday. Jackson made three 3-pointers and was 7 of 12 overall with six steals while Davis had 14 points on 6-of-8 shooting and grabbed 11 rebounds...

Ferreira has 8 3s, 34 points, No. 21 South Florida women win

Nov. 18, 2018 4:14 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Laura Ferreira had career highs of eight 3-pointers and 34 points and No. 21 South Florida responded to the loss of star Kitija Laksa with an 87-70 victory over Oklahoma on Sunday. Laksa, the only senior on the roster besides Ferreira, averaged 21.1 points last season and was expected to...

The Latest: Trump tweets Scott will be a 'great Governor'

Nov. 18, 2018 4:13 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on Florida's election recount (all times local): 3:45 p.m. U.S. Sen Bill Nelson says in giving up his re-election bid that "things worked out a little differently than ... I had hoped." The veteran Capitol Hill Democrat conceded his razor-thin race Sunday to Republican...

Govan, Akinjo leads Georgetown to 76-73 OT win over USF

Nov. 18, 2018 3:10 PM EST

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica (AP) — Jessie Govan scored 27 points, James Akinjo added 14 and Georgetown rallied from a double-digit deficit in the second half before beating South Florida 76-73 in overtime Sunday in the Jamaica Classic. Govan scored 18 points on 7-of-8 shooting after the first half including a...

Beard scores 36, FIU rallies past Youngstown State 102-93

Nov. 18, 2018 2:27 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Brian Beard Jr. scored 26 of his career-high 36 points in the second half, Devon Andrews added 18 points and Florida International rallied to beat Youngstown State 102-93 Sunday at the Johnny Bach Classic. Osasumwen Osaghae scored 14 points, Beard made seven assists, and the Golden Panthers...