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Ryan Newman (6) goes airborne after crashing into Corey LaJoie (32) during the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. Sunday's running of the race was postponed by rain. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Hamlin and Newman contrast risk and reward at Daytona 500

Feb. 18, 2020 9:57 AM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — In a single thrilling lap around NASCAR's most storied track, Denny Hamlin and Ryan Newman displayed the risks and rewards of the dangerous sport they both love. Hamlin won his second consecutive Daytona 500 and third in five years on Monday night as he surged past Newman on the...

Watchman sentenced to 16 years in killing of Florida tourist

Feb. 18, 2020 8:26 AM EST

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — A hotel watchman has been convicted of killing a Florida tourist staying at an Airbnb lodging in Costa Rica and was sentenced to 16 years in prison. The court in Pavas found on Monday that Bismark Espinoza Martínez had taken advantage of his position at the Villa Le Mas...

Ryan Newman slides down the track after he was involved in a crash on the final lap of the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, in Daytona Beach, Fla. Sunday's race was postponed because of rain. (AP Photo/David Graham)

Ryan Newman's latest terrifying crash sends him to hospital

Feb. 17, 2020 11:33 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Ryan Newman has barrel-rolled his way through many terrifying crashes over his 20-year NASCAR career. This one, though, caused the sport to pause. Newman slid across the finish line in a crumpled heap of metal, sparks flying as his car skidded to a halt with fuel pouring onto the...

NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, in Daytona Beach, Fla. Sunday's race was postponed because of rain. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Denny Hamlin wins 3rd Daytona 500; Ryan Newman hospitalized

Feb. 17, 2020 10:52 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Ryan Newman flipped across the finish line, his Ford planted upside down and on fire, a grim reminder of a sport steeped in danger that has stretched nearly two decades without a fatality. At the finish line, Denny Hamlin made history with a second straight Daytona 500 victory in...

Md.-Eastern Shore defeats Florida A&M 81-71

Feb. 17, 2020 10:47 PM EST

PRINCESS ANNE, Md. (AP) — Da'Shawn Phillip scored 14 points with eight rebounds and Maryland-Eastern Shore beat Florida A&M 81-71 on Monday night. Ahmad Frost made eight of the Hawks' season-high 20 assists and had two steals and scored seven points. Canaan Bartley added five assists. Glen Anderson...

FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2019, file photo, Taylor Swift arrives at Billboard's Women in Music at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles. Swift's father recently fought a burglar who broke into his $4 million Florida penthouse. The Tampa Bay Times reports that Scott Swift returned to his home in the Vinoy Place Towers on Jan. 17, 2020, just moments after 30-year-old Terrence Hoover used an emergency stairwell to climb 13 floors to enter it. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

Taylor Swift's father safe after fight with burglar

Feb. 17, 2020 10:25 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Taylor Swift's father recently fought a burglar who broke into his $4 million Florida penthouse, a newspaper is reporting. The Tampa Bay Times said that Scott Swift returned to his home in the Vinoy Place Towers in St. Petersburg on Jan. 17 just moments after 30-year-old...

NASCAR says Ryan Newman in serious condition with non-life-threatening injuries following Daytona 500 crash

Feb. 17, 2020 10:08 PM EST
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR says Ryan Newman in serious condition with non-life-threatening injuries following Daytona 500 crash.
Jimmie Johnson greets fans during driver introductions before the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/David Graham)

Johnson fails to finish following wreck in final Daytona 500

Feb. 17, 2020 9:03 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson tugged at his baseball cap, walked to a golf cart and sat backward on the dash for a ride out of the Daytona garage. After a Speedweeks where Johnson was hailed by many of his peers as the greatest NASCAR driver of all time, Johnson's expected final Daytona 500...

Florida Panthers' Mike Hoffman, right, celebrates after scoring a goal against the San Jose Sharks in the second period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Hoffman, Ekblad lead Panthers past Sharks 5-3

Feb. 17, 2020 8:29 PM EST

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Evgenii Dadonov and Mike Hoffman scored, Aaron Ekblad had two assists and the slumping Florida Panthers beat the San Jose Sharks 5-3 Monday. Colton Sceviour, Anton Stralman and Vincent Trocheck also scored for Florida, which had lost six of seven. Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 29 shots,...

Japan's Nishioka rallies past Millman at Delray Beach Open

Feb. 17, 2020 8:18 PM EST

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Yoshihito Nishioka rallied past No. 5-seeded John Millman 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 on the opening day of the Delray Beach Open on Monday. It was Millman's first match since a wrenching loss to Roger Federer at the Australian Open last month. Wild card Ryan Harrison of the United States...