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Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff (16) throws a pass as he is pressured by Tampa Bay Buccaneers inside linebacker Lavonte David (54) and defensive end William Gholston (92) during the first half of an NFL football game Monday, Nov. 23, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark LoMoglio)

Goff throws for 376 yards, 3 TDs in Rams' 27-24 win vs Bucs

Nov. 24, 2020 1:58 AM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Jared Goff likes how the Los Angeles Rams are shaping up. “We can be as good as we want to be, honestly,” the fifth-year quarterback said after Monday night's 27-24 victory over Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. “We’ve got it all in front of us....

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) reacts after throwing an interception to Los Angeles Rams strong safety Jordan Fuller during the second half of an NFL football game Monday, Nov. 23, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken)

Bucs' playoff prospects take a hit with 27-24 loss to Rams

Nov. 24, 2020 1:46 AM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tom Brady-led Tampa Bay Buccaneers are currently the sixth seed in the NFC and remain a good bet to make the playoffs as a wild card. They've struggled to play their best football against the NFL’s top teams, though. The Bucs came up short again in a 27-24 loss to the Los...

FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2020, file photo, Auburn coach Bruce Pearl talks to players during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Arkansas in Fayetteville, Ark. Pearl has another rebuilding job of sorts at Auburn, but this time he starts out with a better foundation and assemblage of talent. The Tigers must replace virtually all their key players, including possible NBA lottery pick Isaac Okoro, after the best three-year run in program history. (AP Photo/Michael Woods, File)

Pearl: Top Auburn recruit not yet declared eligible by NCAA

Nov. 23, 2020 8:36 PM EST

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Auburn's top recruit, point guard Sharife Cooper, hasn't been cleared to play by the NCAA. Tigers coach Bruce Pearl said Monday on Auburn's weekly radio show that the NCAA is still conducting Cooper's initial eligibility review but didn't give details. “We are hopeful for a...

NFL officials, from left, umpire Barry Anderson, side judge Anthony Jeffries, down judge Julian Mapp, referee Jerome Boger, back judge Greg Steed, field judge Dale Shaw (104), line judge Carl Johnson (101) pose for a photo before an NFL football game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Los Angeles Rams Monday, Nov. 23, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. The game is the first in NFL history to feature an all African-American officiating crew. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken)

NFL makes history with all-Black officiating crew for MNF

Nov. 23, 2020 7:50 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — An all-Black officiating crew worked an NFL game for the first time in league history when the Los Angeles Rams faced the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday night. Referee Jerome Boger led the crew, which also included umpire Barry Anderson, down judge Julian Mapp, line judge Carl Johnson,...

Bucs' OL Marpet misses 3rd straight game due to concussion

Nov. 23, 2020 7:08 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are without offensive lineman Ali Marpet against the Los Angeles Rams due to a concussion that’s sidelined the left guard for three games. Marpet was a full participant in practice last Thursday, sat out Friday and then worked on a limited basis Saturday...

Vehicles wait in line at a COVID-19 testing site at Hard Rock Stadium, Monday, Nov. 23, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Florida postpones popular waterfront parade due to pandemic

Nov. 23, 2020 6:49 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A popular waterfront festival in Tampa has been postponed amid a surge in confirmed coronavirus cases and hospitalizations in Florida. The annual parade Gasparilla Pirate Fest that attracts about 200,000 people to Tampa’s downtown waterfront is typically held every January but is...

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Bud Dupree (48) and linebacker T.J. Watt, right, celebrate a big play against the Jacksonville Jaguars during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Tunnel vision: Unbeaten Steelers focused on 1-0, not 16-0

Nov. 23, 2020 6:41 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger doesn't want to get into the comparison game. The Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback doesn't see the point. So while the wins keep piling up — the latest a drama-free 27-3 victory over Jacksonville on Sunday that pushed Pittsburgh to 10-0 — Roethlisberger...

A woman waits to be attended at a Western Union office on its last day of business in Havana, Cuba, Monday, Nov. 23, 2020. Restrictions from the Trump administration on the military-controlled operator that handles cash deposits will go into effect Monday at 6 p.m. local, keeping Cubans from being able to retrieve money sent from abroad through Western Union – the main source of cash remittances for many families. (AP Photo/Ismael Francisco)

Cubans receive last of remittances via Western Union

Nov. 23, 2020 6:15 PM EST

HAVANA (AP) — Western Union closed its 407 locations across Cuba on Monday, a sanctions-driven move that will leave thousands bereft of remittances on an island that depends heavily on them — or force them to use less reliable ways to bring in money. The closure of offices that have operated for...

Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (1) watches the final minutes from the sidelines during the second half of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

Dolphins' Tagovailoa will try to bounce back from benching

Nov. 23, 2020 5:05 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The masked man standing idly on the sideline in the final minutes of the Miami Dolphins' first loss since early October no longer looked so much like a surefire franchise quarterback. Tua Tagovailoa's benching was temporary, but coach Brian Flores took him down a peg by replacing him with...

Florida tight end Kyle Pitts (84) tires to get past Georgia defensive back Lewis Cine (16) after a reception during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

No. 6 Florida getting TE Pitts back after 2-week absence

Nov. 23, 2020 4:18 PM EST

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — No. 6 Florida will have standout tight end Kyle Pitts back for Saturday’s game against Kentucky. Pitts missed the last weeks following a vicious hit against Georgia that caused a concussion and did enough damage to his nose that he needed surgery. “He’s...