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Cano homers in 2nd straight game, Mets top Marlins 6-2

Jul. 14, 2019 5:56 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Jeff McNeil joked with manager Mickey Callaway moments before leading off the game about hitting a home run on the first pitch. Callaway requested McNeil have an 11-pitch at-bat ending with a homer, but McNeil had other plans. "I just laughed and I said I'll do it on the first pitch," McNeil...

Cano's two-run homer in the 8th lifts Mets past Marlins, 4-2

Jul. 13, 2019 10:31 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Manager Mickey Callaway said before the Mets played Saturday night that he was not concerned with Robinson Cano's lack of power thus far. Why not? "Because I knew he was going to hit a bomb tonight to win it," Callaway quipped. "You guys didn't realize that?" Cano hit a tiebreaking, two-run...

Dolphins assistant Caldwell to take leave for health issue

Jul. 13, 2019 12:13 PM EDT

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins assistant coach Jim Caldwell will take a leave of absence to address health issues that he says "require my full attention." Caldwell was hired in February to be the Dolphins' assistant head coach and quarterbacks coach. He was expected to help in the development of...

Florida scheme to smuggle weapons to Argentina busted

Jul. 13, 2019 10:50 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Another person has been charged in Florida with taking part in a massive weapons smuggling operation to Argentina and elsewhere in South America. Federal court records filed in Miami show that 47-year-old Cristian German Barrera of Palm Beach County is charged with violating arms export laws...

Cooper, Granderson help power Marlins past Mets, 8-4

Jul. 12, 2019 11:25 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Marlins are last in the majors in home runs. When they do hit them, they've made them count. Garrett Cooper, Curtis Granderson and Brian Anderson all homered and drove in two runs to power the Marlins to an 8-4 victory over the New York Mets on Friday night in the first game after...

Van Wagenen disappointed with Mets' first half

Jul. 12, 2019 7:17 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Brodie Van Wagenen expressed confidence in the New York Mets shortly after the former agent was hired for his first general manager job in the offseason. He urged the rest of the NL East to "come get us," and they have. "I wasn't shy in the offseason, but they came and got us," Van Wagenen...

Acosta exits; Trump's big Cabinet turnover keeps growing

Jul. 12, 2019 6:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Adding to the lengthy list of departures from President Donald Trump's Cabinet, Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta said Friday he's stepping down amid the tumult over his handling of a 2008 secret plea deal with wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein, who is accused of sexually abusing underage...

Bleday, Misner reach deals with Marlins ahead of deadline

Jul. 12, 2019 6:10 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Vanderbilt outfielder J.J. Bleday, the fourth overall pick in last month's amateur draft, agreed to a minor league contract with the Miami Marlins that includes a $6.67 million signing bonus. The deal signed Friday was just above the $6,664,000 slot value for the No. 4 pick. Missouri...

How Epstein's secret deal could affect sex trafficking case

Jul. 11, 2019 12:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Financier Jeffrey Epstein awaits a bail hearing after pleading not guilty this week to sex trafficking charges in a case brought a decade after he secretly cut a deal with prosecutors to dispose of nearly identical allegations. Epstein is accused of paying underage girls hundreds of dollars...

Mexican actor Pablo Lyle request 'Stand Your Ground' hearing

Jul. 11, 2019 11:36 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Mexican actor Pablo Lyle says he wants his manslaughter case dismissed under Florida's "Stand Your Ground" self-defense law for fatally punching a driver during a road-rage incident in Miami. Miami Herald reports lawyers for Lyle told judges Thursday that it was self-defense. Circuit Judge...