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Seattle takes down Phoenix, Mercury lose Taurasi late

Aug. 8, 2020 11:49 PM EDT

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Jewell Loyd scored 20 points, Breanna Stewart had 15 and Seattle used the second quarter to take control in a 74-68 win over Phoenix on Saturday. Phoenix's Diana Taurasi left with 5:18 remaining due to injury. She walked off the court to the locker room without assistance. Mercury...

New York Yankees' Gerrit Cole pitches to the Tampa Bay Rays during the first inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader game Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Meadows, Rays split with Yankees in 7-inning doubleheader

Aug. 8, 2020 9:10 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Austin Meadows hit a two-run single, and the Tampa Bay Rays held off the New York Yankees 5-3 for a split of seven-inning games in a doubleheader Saturday. The Yankees won the opener 8-4 as ace Gerrit Cole came within one strike of earning his 20th straight regular-season win....

Quigley's 22 PTs sends the Sky over the Sun 100-93

Aug. 8, 2020 7:23 PM EDT

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Allie Quigley scored 22 points and Cheyenne Parker scored 20 and the Chicago Sky beat the Connecticut Sun 100-93 on Saturday. Kahleah Copper scored 17, Diamond DeShields 14 and Courtney Vandersloot grabbed 11 rebounds for Chicago (5-2), winners of three of four. The Sky finished...

Ogunbowale scores 24 PTs, Wings contain Dream in 85-75 win

Aug. 8, 2020 4:46 PM EDT

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Arike Ogunbowale scored 24 points and Kayla Thornton 17 points and the Dallas Wings beat the Atlanta Dream 85-75 on Saturday. Following Chennedy Carter's career-high 35 points against Seattle on Thursday night, the Wings, specifically Thornton, held her to 14 points on 5-of-14...

FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2020, file photo, Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber speaks during the Major League Soccer 25th Season kickoff event in New York. Major League Soccer said Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, it will resume its season once the MLS is Back tournament in Florida wraps up.  The league's 26 teams will each play 18 games, with the first between FC Dallas and Nashville set for Aug. 12.(AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

MLS to resume regular season following Florida tournament

Aug. 8, 2020 4:09 PM EDT

Buoyed by the MLS is Back tournament and confident of its coronavirus protocols, Major League Soccer will resume its regular season with teams playing in their home cities. The league's 26 teams will each play 18 games, with the first between FC Dallas and Nashville set for Wednesday. Dallas and Nashville will...

Bob Garick stands by the entrance to his home Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in Oviedo, Fla. Garick was looking forward to being a field supervisor during the door-knocking phase of the 2020 census, but as the number of new coronavirus cases in Florida shot up last month, he changed his mind and decided not to take the job. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Census Bureau drop-outs complicate door-knocking efforts

Aug. 8, 2020 2:44 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Bob Garick was looking forward to being a field supervisor during the door-knocking phase of the 2020 census, but as the number of new coronavirus cases in Florida shot up last month, he changed his mind. With widespread home visits for the 2020 census set to begin next week, the...

FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2010, file photo, then-Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey shakes hands with Miami Dolphins coach Tony Sparano after an NFL football game in Orchard Park, N.Y. Enjoying a life filled with golf and grandkids, Gailey was three years into a pretty typical retirement when it took a twist. Miami Dolphins coach Brian Flores called and offered Gailey a job as offensive coordinator. “I was taken aback a little bit,” Gailey said Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, looking back on that transformative phone conversation seven months ago. (AP Photo/ Derek Gee, File)

Retirement on hold: Chan Gailey back at work for Dolphins

Aug. 8, 2020 1:59 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Living a life of golf and grandkids, Chan Gailey was three years into a pretty typical retirement when it took a twist. Miami Dolphins coach Brian Flores called and offered Gailey a job as offensive coordinator. “I was taken aback a little bit,” Gailey said Saturday, reflecting...

Jaguars release 5, including Middleton, to cut roster to 80

Aug. 8, 2020 12:17 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars parted ways with five players Saturday, including third-year safety Doug Middleton, to reduce their roster to 80. The team also waived running back Tavien Feaster, place-kicker Brandon Wright and offensive linemen Tyler Gauthier and Steven Nielsen....

Vote-by-mail ballots are shown in sorting trays, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, at the King County Elections headquarters in Renton, Wash., south of Seattle. Never in U.S. history will so many people exercise the right on which their democracy hinges by marking a ballot at home. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Vote-by-mail worries: A 'leaky pipeline' in many states

Aug. 8, 2020 11:03 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Brace yourself for what’s expected to be the first U.S. presidential election conducted mostly by mail. It could be messy. Amid the coronavirus pandemic, voting by mail in a contactless and socially distant way seems like a no-brainer. States have made the option widely available --...

President Donald Trump speaks during an event at Burke Lakefront Airport in Cleveland, Ohio, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump misleads on mail ballots, virus vaccine

Aug. 8, 2020 8:41 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was a week of relentless attacks by President Donald Trump and his allies on mail-in voting for the November election, and truth took a beating at every turn. Fearing a pandemic-induced surge in such voting will work against him, Trump persisted in arguing that fraud is rampant for...