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Stolen smokes: Florida man gets 20 years for cigarette theft

Sep. 23, 2018 8:39 AM EDT

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man who stole $600 worth of cigarettes from a convenience store has been sentenced to 20 years in state prison. A jury in Pensacola convicted 48-year-old Robert Spellman of burglary and grand theft in August. Authorities say Spellman took 10 cartons of cigarettes from a...

Cullen powers Penguins past Blue Jackets

Sep. 23, 2018 1:24 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Matt Cullen scored two goals and had an assist to lead the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 7-3 preseason win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday. Zach Trotman, Garrett Wilson, Adam Johnson, Juuso Riikola and Kris Letang also scored for Pittsburgh. Fourteen Penguins players recorded at...

AP Top 25 Takeaways: When good isn't good enough, switch QBs

Sep. 23, 2018 1:12 AM EDT

Making a quarterback switch with a good team can be a tricky maneuver. But sometimes good isn't good enough. No. 8 Notre Dame made the move Saturday at Wake Forest. No. 21 Miami did the same, with the relative ease you might expect against Florida International. Meanwhile, the QB rotation continued at No. 3...

Cronkrite's 80-yard TD run helps USF beat ECU 20-13

Sep. 23, 2018 12:25 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — East Carolina's bid to wrap up an extended weather-related Florida stay with a victory came up just short. Jordan Cronkrite had the go-ahead 80-yard touchdown run early in the fourth quarter and South Florida beat Hurricane Florence-impacted East Carolina 20-13 in the American Athletic...

Gators benefit from turnovers in 47-21 blowout of Tennessee

Sep. 23, 2018 12:08 AM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's inability to hang on to the football assured that Florida would continue its mastery of this annual series. Feleipe Franks threw touchdown passes to three different receivers and ran for a fourth score Saturday as Florida capitalized on six Tennessee turnovers in a 47-21...

Cronkrite's 80-yard TD run helps USF beat ECU 20-13

Sep. 22, 2018 11:29 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Jordan Cronkrite had the go-ahead 80-yard touchdown run early in the fourth quarter and South Florida beat Hurricane Florence-impacted East Carolina 20-13 in the American Athletic Conference opener for both teams on Saturday night. East Carolina relocated to Orlando, Florida by bus Sept...

Rookie Dean's homer and 3 RBIs help Marlins beat Reds 5-1

Sep. 22, 2018 10:41 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Between innings, Miami Marlins left fielder Austin Dean gestured to the crowd for more noise, and rewarded the loudest fans by tossing a warmup ball their way. For a rookie like Dean, meaningless late-season games can still be fun. Dean homered and drove in three runs, and Miami won a battle...

Bonnet's big day carries FAMU past Savannah State 31-13

Sep. 22, 2018 10:33 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Bishop Bonnett ran for 94 yards and a touchdown on just nine carries and hooked up with Ryan Stanley for a 69-yard score to propel Florida A&M to a 31-13 victory over Savannah State on Saturday in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference opener for both teams. JaMichael Baldwin's...

Orlando City snaps back-to-back loses, tie Dynamo 0-0

Sep. 22, 2018 10:14 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Joe Willis made four saves and Orlando City played to a scoreless draw with the Houston Dynamo on Saturday night. Orlando (7-18-4) was coming off back-to-back shutout defeats. The Dynamo (8-13-8) have just one win in their last 11 games, a 4-1 home victory over the Portland Timbers on...

Francois throws 2 TD passes as Seminoles hold off NIU 37-19

Sep. 22, 2018 9:20 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State has been seeking improvement on offense after managing just 10 combined points in its two FBS losses. The Seminoles found some reasons to be optimistic for a turnaround on Saturday. Deondre Francois threw for a season-high 352 yards and two touchdown passes as Florida...