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Stamkos, Kucherov lead Lightning past Panthers 5-1 in Game 3

May. 22, 2022 18:42 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Andrei Vasilevskiy is a not-so-secret key ingredient in the Tampa Bay Lightning's recipe for success in the playoffs. The reigning Conn Smythe Trophy recipient won his fifth straight postseason game Sunday, stopping 34 of 35 shots to help the two-time defending...

Panthers face challenge of back-to-back on brink of sweep

May. 22, 2022 18:02 PM EDT

While acknowledging the Tampa Bay Lightning are showing why they are back-to-back Stanley Cup champions, the Florida Panthers know the have only themselves to blame for going down 3-0 in the second round. It could be pop country artist Kane Brown's fault if their series ends less...

Alcantara shuts down Braves with six-hitter

May. 22, 2022 17:48 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Sandy Alcantara pitched a six-hitter and the Miami Marlins beat the Atlanta Braves 4-3 on Sunday. The 26-year-old-Alcantara (4-2) limited the Braves to three unearned runs and six hits. He walked two and struck out seven for his fourth career complete game. ...

2 separate groups of Cuban migrants land in South Florida

May. 22, 2022 17:06 PM EDT

GOLDEN BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Two separate groups of migrants from Cuba landed in South Florida on Sunday, authorities said. The first group of 10 migrants made landfall in the Florida Keys early Sunday. They were taken into custody and are the subjects of an investigation, Chief...

Biden says monkeypox cases something to 'be concerned about'

May. 22, 2022 15:27 PM EDT

PYEONGTAEK, South Korea (AP) — President Joe Biden said Sunday that recent cases of monkeypox that have been identified in Europe and the United States were something “to be concerned about.” In his first public comments on the disease, Biden added: “It is a concern in that...

Presumptive case of monkeypox probed in South Florida

May. 22, 2022 15:07 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A “presumptive" case of monkeypox is being investigated in South Florida, state health officials said Sunday. Health officials in Broward County and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are investigating the case which appears to be related...

Florida suspends abortion clinic after hospitalizations

May. 22, 2022 14:32 PM EDT

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — An abortion clinic that serves women from all over the U.S. South had its license suspended this weekend under an emergency order from Florida health officials after two women who had undergone procedures at the clinic were hospitalized this year. The state...

In 107 years, Rose Borusovic has seen a lot

May. 22, 2022 03:12 AM EDT

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Rose Borusovic was born during World War I in Czechoslovakia and moved to the U.S. in 1939, a year when the World’s Fair opened in New York and Adolf Hitler invaded her homeland. On Wednesday, she turned 107, the oldest resident ever to walk the halls of...

Startups push into Tampa Bay’s competitive housing market

May. 22, 2022 03:11 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — For nearly a month, Julie Youngblood has been traveling across Florida to meet with real estate agents. She’s helping the Austin-based company Homeward — which pays cash for homes upfront while homebuyers finalize their own financing — launch in the...

Contreras homers twice as Acuña, Braves beat Marlins 4-3

May. 21, 2022 22:55 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — William Contreras homered twice, Ronald Acuña Jr. extended his two-season on-base streak to 28 games and the Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 4-3 Saturday night. Acuña singled, walked twice, stole a base and scored a run. His string began last summer and was...