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FILE - In this July 24, 2019, file photo, then-Washington Redskins head football coach Jay Gruden gestures during a news conference at the Redskins NFL training camp in Charlottesville, Va. The Jacksonville Jaguars have hired former Washington coach Jay Gruden as their offensive coordinator. Gruden signed his contract Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, and replaces John DeFilippo, who was fired earlier this month after just one season. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

Jaguars hire former Redskins coach Jay Gruden as OC

Jan. 22, 2020 4:27 PM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars coach Doug Marrone didn't really have time to break in a new offensive coordinator. That's why Marrone interviewed four former head coaches with play-calling experience for the job. Marrone ended up hiring former Washington coach Jay Gruden on Wednesday....

Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker (9), long snapper Morgan Cox, center, and running back Mark Ingram joke around during an NFC practice for the NFL Pro Bowl football game Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, in Kissimmee, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Role reversal: Pro Bowl provides chance for position swap

Jan. 22, 2020 4:01 PM EST

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Pittsburgh’s Cameron Heyward jogged through the end zone, stretched out his right arm and made a one-handed catch to start Pro Bowl practice Wednesday. Not bad for a defensive lineman. And no one should be surprised to see Heyward do it again in the NFL’s...

1 suspect killed, 1 wounded in Florida police shooting

Jan. 22, 2020 3:44 PM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida police officers opened fire on three armed robbery suspects in a late-night confrontation, killing one and wounding another, authorities said early Wednesday. Officers had set up an undercover operation after someone attempted to buy a mobile phone through a social media...

Panthers' McCaffrey gives Marine 2 tickets to Super Bowl

Jan. 22, 2020 3:10 PM EST

Carolina Panthers All-Pro running back Christian McCaffrey is sending a U.S. Marine to the Super Bowl. McCaffrey is teaming up with USAA, the NFL’s Salute to Service partner, and the Marine Corps Association & Foundation to send Sgt. Maj. Luis “Chino” Leiva to the game between the San...

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) passes against the San Francisco 49ers during the first half of an NFL divisional playoff football game, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, in Santa Clara, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Vikings pick up 5 additions to Pro Bowl, including Cousins

Jan. 21, 2020 3:54 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have five additions to the NFC Pro Bowl roster, giving them eight players in the all-star game for their highest total in 10 years. The NFL announced Tuesday that quarterback Kirk Cousins, defensive end Everson Griffen, fullback C.J. Ham, linebacker Eric Kendricks...

Aninye scores 15 points as Stetson holds off Jacksonville

Jan. 18, 2020 9:33 PM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Kenny Aninye scored 15 points as Stetson defeated Jacksonville 64-59 on Saturday night. Rob Perry had 13 points for Stetson (9-11, 3-2 Atlantic Sun Conference), which has won four straight on the road. Mahamadou Diawara added 11 points, nine rebounds and three blocks. Joel Kabimba...

FILE - In this June 3, 2014, image provided by the U.S. Navy, Navy Capt. John R. Nettleton, then-commanding officer of Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, speaks during a Battle of Midway commemoration ceremony.  Nettleton was convicted Friday, Jan. 17, 2020 of interfering with an investigation into the death of a civilian with whom the commander had fought and argued over his alleged affair with the man's wife. A federal jury in Jacksonville convicted Nettleton on charges of obstruction of justice, concealing material facts, falsifying records and making false statements.(Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jacob Goff/U.S. Navy via AP)

Ex-Guantanamo commander convicted of lying about man's death

Jan. 17, 2020 4:07 PM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A former commander of the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay was convicted Friday of interfering with an investigation into the death of a civilian with whom the commander had fought and argued over his affair with the man's wife. A federal jury in Jacksonville convicted Navy Capt....

Sams sparks North Florida to 75-68 win over Jacksonville

Jan. 16, 2020 10:15 PM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Garrett Sams had a season-high 24 points as North Florida defeated Jacksonville 75-68 on Thursday night. Sams sank 7 of 11 shots from the floor, hit all eight of his free throws and added seven rebounds and five assists for the Ospreys (11-9, 4-1 Atlantic Sun Conference). Carter...

In this Oct. 14, 2019 photo a CSX locomotive rests on railroad tracks at a rail yard, in Framingham, Mass. CSX Corp. reports financial results Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

CSX 4Q profit declines 9% as railroad hauls less freight

Jan. 16, 2020 6:43 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — CSX said its profit declined 9% in the fourth quarter as the railroad hauled 7% less freight. The Jacksonville, Florida, based railroad said Thursday it earned $771 million, or 99 cents per share, in the quarter. That's down from $843 million, or $1.01 per share, a year ago. The results...

Thousands rallied and marched from the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center to the Florida Historic Capitol to demand more money for public schools Monday, Jan. 13, 2020. Thousands of school workers from around the state thronged Florida's Capitol on Monday to press Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Legislature to more than double the nearly $1 billion the governor is proposing for teacher raises and bonuses.  (Tori Lynn Schneider/Tallahassee Democrat via AP)

Educators throng Florida Capitol to fight for more money

Jan. 13, 2020 5:52 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Thousands of school workers from around the state thronged Florida's Capitol on Monday to press Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Legislature to more than double the nearly $1 billion the governor is proposing for teacher raises and bonuses. Large crowds of demonstrators streamed into the...