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Keyontae Johnson at No. 5 K-State to face ex-Gator teammates

Jan. 27, 2023 11:48 AM EST

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — There are still a handful of players left at Florida who remember the exact moment, during a timeout against rival Florida State more than two years ago, that Keyontae Johnson collapsed to the floor and time seemed to stand still. Johnson was loaded onto a...

Clemson starter Galloway will miss time after surgery

Jan. 27, 2023 00:16 AM EST

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson starter Brevin Galloway is expected to miss games for the 24th-ranked Tigers after having surgery on his groin area Thursday. The 6-foot-3 Galloway has started 20 of 21 games after transferring from Boston College this past offseason. ...

No. 7 Irish dominate second half to beat No. 24 FSU 70-47

Jan. 26, 2023 22:54 PM EST

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Sonia Citron scored 19 points and No. 7 Notre Dame recovered from a poor-shooting first half on Thursday night to cruise past No. 24 Florida State, 70-47. The Seminoles led 23-22 at the half before the Fighting Irish rang up 48 points over the final two...

No. 16 Duke women pull away in 4th, beat No. 12 Hokies 66-55

Jan. 26, 2023 22:31 PM EST

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Shayeann Day-Wilson scored 18 points and No. 16 Duke used a 10-0 run in the fourth quarter to pull away from 12th-ranked Virginia Tech for a 66-55 win on Thursday night. Elizabeth Balogun scored all nine of her points in the fourth quarter that included four...

No. 15 UNC women beat Pitt 72-57 behind big 4th quarter

Jan. 26, 2023 20:06 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Deja Kelly scored 23 points, Kennedy Todd-Williams added 22 points and No. 15 North Carolina used a big fourth quarter to beat Pittsburgh 72-57 on Thursday night. It was tied at 44-all after three quarters until North Carolina opened the fourth on a 17-1 run to...

Fake nursing diploma scheme in Florida; 25 arrested

Jan. 26, 2023 19:41 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Federal authorities in Florida have charged 25 people with participating in a wire fraud scheme that created an illegal shortcut for aspiring nurses to get licensed and find employment. Recently unsealed federal grand jury indictments allege the defendants took part...

Ex-Florida police officers accused of beating homeless man

Jan. 26, 2023 18:39 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Two former South Florida police officers turned themselves in Thursday morning to face felony charges over the beating of a homeless man who had been drinking outside a shopping center last month, officials said. Lorenzo Orfila, 27, and Rafael Otano, 22, were booked...

Latest Santos chaos: 'Hiring' treasurer who turned down job

Jan. 26, 2023 15:00 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Rep. George Santos’ campaign committee told federal regulators Wednesday that it had hired a new treasurer amid lingering questions about the source of his wealth and irregularities in the committee's financial reports. The only problem? The man Santos...

NASA marks 20 years since space shuttle Columbia disaster

Jan. 26, 2023 13:24 PM EST

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA marked the 20th anniversary of the space shuttle Columbia tragedy with somber ceremonies and remembrances during its annual tribute to fallen astronauts on Thursday. More than 100 people gathered under a gray sky at Kennedy Space Center to remember...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Jan. 25, 2023 21:52 PM EST

South Florida Sun Sentinel. January 24, 2023. Editorial: DeSantis violates two constitutions, but it’s a no-win situation Try as he might, Gov. Ron DeSantis can’t spin vindication out of a judge’s decision that flayed him for violating the state and federal...