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At the Florida Man Games, tank-topped teams compete at evading police, wrestling over beer

Feb. 24, 2024 11:18 AM EST

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) — They rose up by the dozens from across Florida, caricatured competitors in tank tops and cutoff shorts, for a showdown that treats evading police and wrestling over beer like Olympic sports. Promoted as “the most insane athletic showdown on Earth,”...

Florida A&M hosts Madlock and Alabama State

Feb. 24, 2024 04:21 AM EST

Alabama State Hornets (12-14, 7-6 SWAC) at Florida A&M Rattlers (4-20, 2-11 SWAC) Tallahassee, Florida; Saturday, 4 p.m. EST FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Hornets -3.5; over/under is 137 BOTTOM LINE: Alabama State faces the Florida A&M Rattlers after...

Miami (FL) faces Georgia Tech, looks to stop 5-game skid

Feb. 24, 2024 04:17 AM EST

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (11-16, 4-12 ACC) at Miami Hurricanes (15-12, 6-10 ACC) Coral Gables, Florida; Saturday, 4 p.m. EST FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Hurricanes -8; over/under is 148 BOTTOM LINE: Miami (FL) looks to break its five-game skid when the...

Goldin and Florida Atlantic host Memphis

Feb. 24, 2024 04:05 AM EST

Florida Atlantic Owls (21-6, 11-3 AAC) at Memphis Tigers (19-8, 8-6 AAC) Memphis, Tennessee; Sunday, 2 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Florida Atlantic plays the Memphis Tigers after Vladislav Goldin scored 21 points in Florida Atlantic's 80-70 victory against the SMU Mustangs....

South Florida takes on SMU in conference matchup

Feb. 24, 2024 04:02 AM EST

SMU Mustangs (19-8, 10-4 AAC) at South Florida Bulls (20-5, 13-1 AAC) Tampa, Florida; Sunday, 12 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Kasean Pryor and the South Florida Bulls host Zhuric Phelps and the SMU Mustangs. The Bulls are 13-2 in home games. South Florida ranks...

Private US spacecraft is on its side on the moon with some antennas covered up, the company says

Feb. 23, 2024 22:16 PM EST

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A private U.S. lunar lander tipped over at touchdown and ended up on its side near the moon’s south pole, hampering communications, company officials said Friday. Intuitive Machines initially believed its six-footed lander, Odysseus, was upright after...

McCray's 16 lead Jacksonville past North Florida 62-50

Feb. 23, 2024 22:15 PM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Robert McCray scored 16 points as Jacksonville beat North Florida 62-50 on Friday night. McCray added eight rebounds for the Dolphins (14-14, 5-9 Atlantic Sun Conference). Bryce Workman added 13 points while shooting 5 of 9 from the field and 3 for 8 from...

Florida refuses to bar unvaccinated students from school suffering a measles outbreak

Feb. 23, 2024 17:48 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's controversial surgeon general is drawing criticism for his handling of an elementary school's measles outbreak, telling parents of unvaccinated children it is their choice whether their students attend class — a contravention of federal guidelines calling...

Why is there a pants problem in Major League Baseball during spring training?

Feb. 23, 2024 15:55 PM EST

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Major League Baseball is showing off new uniforms during this year's spring training. The biggest problem is they might be showing too much. A series of pictures have shown a slightly embarrassing problem with MLB's new look: At least a handful of...

Bloomin' Brands: Q4 Earnings Snapshot

Feb. 23, 2024 07:12 AM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Bloomin' Brands Inc. (BLMN) on Friday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $43.3 million. On a per-share basis, the Tampa, Florida-based company said it had net income of 45 cents. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, were 75 cents...