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Judge won't dismiss parent lawsuit in Gabby Petito slaying

Jul. 01, 2022 12:15 PM EDT

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit in which the parents of Gabby Petito claim that Brian Laundrie told his parents he had killed her before he returned home alone from their western trip. The decision Thursday by Sarasota County Circuit Judge...

Rays' Hess returns from cancer treatment, pitches in minors

Jun. 07, 2022 17:58 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay minor league pitcher David Hess threw one inning for the rookie-level FCL Rays on Tuesday, his first game since undergoing treatment for a cancerous tumor in his chest. Hess announced last October after experiencing chest tightness and...

Texas wins second consecutive NCAA rowing championship

May. 29, 2022 16:24 PM EDT

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Texas won the first eights final on Sunday by more than five seconds to win a tie-breaker over Stanford and claim the Longhorns' second consecutive NCAA rowing title. Texas and Stanford finished each with 124 points and Princeton finished third with 118. ...

ESPN's Vitale rings bell in celebration of being cancer free

Apr. 15, 2022 16:06 PM EDT

Dick Vitale smiled. “Hey, ring that bell baby,” he said. “Ring that bell.” This time, Vitale wasn't calling a big dunk or a clutch play by another college basketball star. It was his own victory, his own Big Dance in April. The famed college basketball figure,...