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Week 4 preview: Saban-Fisher redux in SEC; Ducks face test

Sep. 21, 2018 2:43 AM EDT

For the second straight year, Nick Saban and Jimbo Fisher will meet in a mentor-mentee matchup. All signs point toward Saban teaching him another lesson when top-ranked Alabama hosts 22nd-ranked Texas A&M on Saturday in one of two games between Top 25 teams. The other has No. 7 Stanford at No. 20 Oregon....

Reed earns 1st win as starter, Reds top Marlins 4-2

Sep. 20, 2018 11:12 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Cody Reed is enjoying his starter's role. After spending the majority of his three-year career in the bullpen, Reed joined the Cincinnati Reds rotation last month, and on Thursday night the left-hander won his first decision as a starter. Reed pitched six shutout innings and Scooter Gennett...

Police: Suspect dead after shootout near Miami airport

Sep. 20, 2018 10:46 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Authorities in Florida say a wanted suspect is dead after he used an assault rifle to fire upon officers near Miami International Airport. News outlets report the suspect was fatally shot a few blocks away from the airport Thursday night. Officials did not immediately release the identity of...

Bucs ready to showcase potent offense against Steelers

Sep. 20, 2018 8:20 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — So much for struggling without Jameis Winston. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are not only thriving in the suspended quarterback's absence, they're evolving into an offensive juggernaut that's set to perform on a national stage when the Pittsburgh Steelers visit Monday night. Thanks to Ryan...

Jeter: Mattingly expected to return in '19 as Miami manager

Sep. 20, 2018 6:39 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Derek Jeter signaled Thursday that Don Mattingly is expected to return next year as manager of the Miami Marlins, providing some dugout continuity for a last-place team in transition. Mattingly has one season to go on a four-year contract he signed when he joined the Marlins for the 2016...

DeSantis not returning cash to donor who called Obama N-word

Sep. 20, 2018 6:00 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis' campaign for Florida governor said Thursday he will no longer accept money from a donor who used the N-word in a tweet about former President Barack Obama, but said contributions the donor's company made won't be returned because they were already...

Florida man accused of shooting, injuring a pit bull

Sep. 20, 2018 5:39 PM EDT

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida man who shot a pit bull multiple times has been arrested. The Lee County Sheriff's Office tells news outlets that 34-year-old Derrick Lee Vasquez was arrested Tuesday at his home in Lehigh Acres after he shot and injured the 3-year-old dog Aug. 15....

Florida Woman charged with threatening coworkers in emails

Sep. 20, 2018 5:38 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida woman threatened to kill her coworkers in a series of emails. A Jacksonville Sheriff's Office arrest report says 20-year-old Tamera Roberta Monique Gibson was arrested last week and charged with a felony count of sending written threats. The report says...

No longer strong suit? Titans defense struggling vs the run

Sep. 20, 2018 5:23 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans aren't close to panicking over sloppy run defense, and the Jacksonville Jaguars gives them a chance to show just how much better they can be. Leonard Fournette left the Jaguars' season opener with a tight hamstring and sat out Jacksonville's win over New England...

Florida student pilot charged with attempt to steal plane

Sep. 20, 2018 5:17 PM EDT

MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) — A 22-year-old student pilot suspected of boarding a vacant passenger plane at a central Florida airport early Thursday has been charged with criminal attempt to steal an airplane, officials said. The Joint Terrorism Task Force is investigating and trying to determine a motive in the...