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Jacksonville survives late 3, beats Lipscomb 89-85 in OT

Jan. 23, 2020 10:33 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — David Bell grabbed a career-high 17 rebounds and made key free throws late to help Jacksonville beat Lipscomb 89-85 in overtime on Thursday night. Bell's two free throws with 4 seconds left in regulation stretched the Sharks' lead to 75-72. Following a Lipscomb (7-13, 2-5 Atlantic...

3 US firefighters who died in Australia crash identified

Jan. 23, 2020 10:11 PM EST

SYDNEY (AP) — The three American firefighters who were killed when the aerial water tanker they were in crashed while battling wildfires in Australia have been identified by their employer. The men who died Thursday in the crash of the C-130 Hercules were Capt. Ian H. McBeth, 44, of Great Falls, Montana;...

Bricks and Mortar pulls off an Eclipse Awards sweep

Jan. 23, 2020 9:55 PM EST

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Best horse. Best trainer. Best owner. Best jockey. Best breeder. Bricks and Mortar had a perfect year, and the Eclipse Award voters gave his team a historic night. After going 6 for 6 — all on the turf — at six tracks last year, Bricks and Mortar and his...

Stetson rallies from 17 down to edge NJIT 65-64

Jan. 23, 2020 9:52 PM EST

DELAND, Fla. (AP) — Mahamadou Diawara scored 19 points and Stetson erased a 17-point deficit in the second half to beat NJIT 65-64 on Thursday night. Down 43-27 less than two minutes into the second half, the Hatters went on a quick 18-4 run to close within two following a Christiaan Jones 3-pointer midway...

No. 14 Florida State women hold off Wake Forest 70-65

Jan. 23, 2020 9:38 PM EST

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — River Baldwin scored all 12 of her points in the second half to help No. 14 Florida State turn back Wake Forest 70-65 on Thursday night. Nicki Ekhomu scored all 14 of her points and Kiah Gillespie eight of her 14 in the first half when the Seminoles (16-3, 5-3 Atlantic Coast...

Gandia-Rosa lifts North Florida over Liberty 71-70

Jan. 23, 2020 9:37 PM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Ivan Gandia-Rosa had 19 points to lead five North Florida players in double figures as the Ospreys edged past Liberty 71-70 on Thursday night. North Florida closed the game on an 11-0 run. Garrett Sams capped the rally, making 1 of 2 free throws to give the Ospreys the lead with...

Young scores 24 points as Charlotte rallies past FAU 70-68

Jan. 23, 2020 9:35 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jahmir Young matched his season high with 24 points and Jordan Shepherd made a layup with 44 seconds left to give Charlotte the lead en route to a 70-68 win over Florida Atlantic on Thursday night. Later in the final minute, Shepherd hit two free throws, Drew Edwards made one of two...

Lovett sparks Florida International past Old Dominion 83-80

Jan. 23, 2020 9:16 PM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Eric Lovett came off the bench to hit six 3-pointers, scoring 21 points, and Florida International held off Old Dominion 83-80 on Thursday night. Lovett sank 6 of 9 from beyond the arc for the Panthers (14-6, 5-2 Conference USA). Devon Andrews added 17 points and Osasumwen Osaghae...

Robert Eugene Koehler in court at his first appearance before Judge David Silverman via closed circuit Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020 at the Brevard County Jail in Sharpes, Fla. Several law enforcement agencies believe the 60-year-old Palm Bay, Fla. man to be the infamous Pillow Case Rapist, who is thought to have attacked over 40 victims when in South Florida in the early 1980s. He was arrested on Saturday, January 18, 2020. (Tim Shortt/Florida Today via AP)

Prosecutor: DNA match leads to Florida 'pillowcase rapist'

Jan. 23, 2020 8:24 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Prosecutors announced Thursday that a sophisticated DNA match has led to the cold case arrest of a Florida man believed to be the “pillowcase rapist" who terrorized greater Miami with a series of assaults on women in the 1980s. Robert Koehler, 60, was arrested over the weekend and was...

Jarren Williams tells Miami he will enter transfer portal

Jan. 23, 2020 7:48 PM EST

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Jarren Williams informed Miami on Thursday that he is entering the transfer portal, a move that comes three days after former Houston quarterback D’Eriq King decided to join the Hurricanes. Williams started 10 of Miami’s 13 games this past season, after beating out...