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Close doesn't count for winless Dolphins; Bills are next

Oct. 14, 2019 5:21 PM EDT

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Chart the Miami Dolphins' week-by-week point differential on a graph, and the trend suggests they'll win their next game and beat teams by 50 points in December. Don't count on that. The Dolphins (0-5) must play seven of their final 11 games on the road. They face one of their toughest...

Clemson's Elliott says No. 3 Tigers back on right track

Oct. 14, 2019 5:07 PM EDT

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson offensive coordinator Tony Elliott believes the third-ranked Tigers are the right track to get back to playing aggressive, dominant football, —something the team had to be reminded of the past couple of weeks. Elliott said Monday the Tigers (6-0, 4-0 Atlantic Coast...

No. 9 Florida could be without Greenard, Zuniga at Carolina

Oct. 14, 2019 3:56 PM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — No. 9 Florida could be without its top two pass-rushers at South Carolina on Saturday. Coach Dan Mullen said Monday that linebacker Jon Greenard and defensive end Jabari Zuniga will be game-time decisions against the Gamecocks (3-3, 2-2 Southeastern Conference). Mullen says "we'll...

Redskins feel good after 1st win, prepare for unbeaten 49ers

Oct. 14, 2019 2:39 PM EDT

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — There was a different feel at the Washington Redskins' practice facility the day after their first victory of the season. It didn't matter that Washington held on to beat the winless Miami Dolphins who missed a 2-point conversation attempt in the final seconds. After Jay Gruden was...

Sheriff: Man sought in Florida crimes arrested in Atlanta

Oct. 14, 2019 2:13 PM EDT

FROSTPROOF, Fla. (AP) — A man accused of killing one woman and sexually battering and abducting another in Florida earlier this month has been arrested in Atlanta. News outlets quote authorities as saying 30-year-old Taiwan Blandin of Frostproof, Florida, was captured Saturday after fleeing from Atlanta...

Jaguars need more receiving options for rookie Minshew

Oct. 14, 2019 1:46 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have to find more options for rookie quarterback Gardner Minshew. Chris Conley? Dede Westbrook? Maybe rookie tight end Josh Oliver? New Orleans clamped down on burgeoning receiver DJ Chark in its 13-6 victory at Jacksonville on Sunday, and the Jaguars...

Mariota, Winston may have cloudy futures with shaky showings

Oct. 14, 2019 2:53 AM EDT

Marcus Mariota might be out as the starting quarterback in Tennessee, while the Tampa Bay Buccaneers might have to decide how many more interceptions they can afford from Jameis Winston. For the top two picks in the 2015 draft, the future might not be so bright. Mariota was pulled in the third quarter of a 16-0...

The Latest: Cincinnati, Miami now NFL's only winless teams

Oct. 14, 2019 1:36 AM EDT

The Latest on the NFL's Week 6 (all times EDT): ___ 7:25 p.m. The NFL is down to just a pair of winless teams with the New York Jets and Washington Redskins finally getting their first victories of the season. Washington won the battle of winless teams by edging Miami 17-16 with the Redskins smothering a 2-point...

Celtics, Zion remain sizzling to start preseason

Oct. 13, 2019 10:21 PM EDT

Preseason numbers often mean almost nothing. Rotations are unusual, starters rarely play much, and few if any teams are putting a premium on winning games. As such, it's tough to glean much from exhibition stats. But what the Boston Celtics and New Orleans rookie Zion Williamson — the No. 1 pick in this...

Police: No evidence of shooting after Florida mall lockdown

Oct. 13, 2019 9:54 PM EDT

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Reports of possible shots at an upscale Florida mall sent panicked people running and triggered a lockdown for several hours Sunday, but a SWAT team's search found no evidence of any shooting and police issued an all-clear after nightfall. One person was injured, apparently leaving...