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An entrance at Jackson Memorial Hospital is shown, Thursday, July 9, 2020, in Miami. Florida reported on Thursday the biggest 24-hour jump in hospitalizations, with more than 400 patients being admitted. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Florida's curve no longer flat amid new surge of virus cases

Jul. 10, 2020 2:37 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Fighting a surge in coronavirus cases in the spring, Florida appeared to be “flattening the curve” as theme parks shuttered, sugar sand beaches closed and residents heeded orders to stay home. Now, it's almost as if that never happened. Bars, restaurants and gyms began reopening...

New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone during a baseball workout at Yankee Stadium in New York, Saturday, July 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

The Latest: Yankees' LeMahieu, Cessa test positive for virus

Jul. 4, 2020 7:34 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on sports around the world: ___ Yankees All-Star infielder DJ LeMahieu and right-hander Luis Cessa tested positive for the coronavirus before traveling to New York for preseason camp and are self-isolating at home. Manager Aaron Boone said LeMahieu was...

Tampa Bay Rays' Blake Snell, left, talks with bullpen catcher Jean Ramirez during baseball practice Friday July 3, 2020, in St. Petersburg, Fla. Snell made headlines in May when he said he opposed the idea of players taking further pay reductions to start the season during a pandemic — that it was not worth the health risk. But he said Friday it wasn't difficult to start playing again after the players' agreement with Major League Baseball included their full pro-rated salaries. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)

Rays lefty Snell puts comments behind, gets back to work

Jul. 3, 2020 4:12 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay Rays ace Blake Snell reported for work, after all. The 27-year-old Snell made headlines in May when he said he opposed the idea of players taking further pay reductions to start the season during a pandemic — that it was not worth the health risk. But he said...

Insurer Centene plans 3,200 jobs at new N.C. regional hub

Jul. 1, 2020 2:55 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Government health insurance provider Centene Corp. said on Wednesday it will build an East Coast campus in Charlotte, North Carolina, developing a $1 billion construction project that's expected to create more than 3,200 new jobs by 2032. Gov. Roy Cooper described the expansion as the...

In this 1984 photo, Tampa Bay Buccaneers owner Hugh Culverhouse, left, and general manager Phil Krueger laugh during NFL football practice in Tampa. Fla. Krueger, who helped build a dominant defense as an assistant for 1967 national champion Southern California and later became part of the first coaching staff in Buccaneers' history, died Monday, June 22, 2020, at his home in Pembroke Pines, Fla. He was 90. Krueger coached offense, defense and special teams during more than three decades in the NFL and college. (Fraser Hale/Tampa Bay Times via AP)

Former NFL, college coach Krueger dies at 90; Bucs' 1st GM

Jun. 28, 2020 1:54 PM EDT

PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. (AP) — Phil Krueger, who helped build a dominant defense as an assistant for 1967 national champion Southern California and later became part of the first coaching staff in Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ history, has died. He was 90. Krueger died Monday at his home, his family said....

State attorney: Tampa police justified in fatal shooting

Jun. 25, 2020 3:16 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — There will be no charges filed against Tampa police officers who fatally shot a 26-year-old Black man who pulled a gun on them and rammed a patrol car during a traffic stop in April, Florida prosecutors said Thursday. Jonas Joseph, who was suspected in a drive-by shooting five days...

Not kidding around: Woman sues for paternity test on goats

Jun. 24, 2020 11:51 AM EDT

ODESSA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman has filed a lawsuit seeking either a paternity test on her goats or a refund — and she's not kidding. Kris Hedstrom filed the suit against her neighbor, Heather Dayner, last month seeking DNA for the goats she purchased. Hedstrom paid Dayner $900 for five Nigerian...

Rays sign first-round draft pick Nick Bitsko for $3 million

Jun. 23, 2020 7:16 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays have reached terms with first-round draft pick Nick Bitsko, giving the Pennsylvania high school pitcher a $3 million signing bonus. The 18-year-old right-hander was the 24th overall selection this month after going 4-2 with a 1.27 ERA and 68 strikeouts in two...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers NFL football quarterback Tom Brady, far right, is seen along with other players during a private workout Tuesday, June 23, 2020, at Berkeley Preparatory School in Tampa, Fla. (Chris Urso/Tampa Bay Times via AP)

Brady continues group workouts despite NFLPA recommendation

Jun. 23, 2020 3:31 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tom Brady continues to prepare for his first season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, working out with teammates at a private school despite a union recommendation that players not conduct any more group practices before training camp. The six-time Super Bowl champion was joined on the...

This March 26, 2020 file photo shows an empty Yankee Stadium on opening day due to COVID-19 coronavirus restrictions in the Bronx borough of New York. The Yankees and Mets would train in New York if Major League Baseball and its players try to start the coronavirus-delayed season. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo made the announcement Saturday, June 20, 2020, and the teams confirmed the decisions. (John Woike/Samara Media via AP)

Yankees, Mets to train in New York if MLB resumes

Jun. 20, 2020 4:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees and Mets would train in New York if Major League Baseball and its players try to start the coronavirus-delayed season. Gov. Andrew Cuomo made the announcement Saturday, and the teams confirmed the decisions. The Democrat said he would like to stop by to see them training....