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Jaguars lose 2 more defensive linemen, sign 3 vets for depth

Aug. 9, 2020 8:23 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars are down two more defensive linemen, bringing their total to five just a week into training camp. The Jaguars placed defensive tackles Brian Price (knee) and Dontavius Russell (hip) on injured reserve Sunday, adding to a depth problem created when...

Jaguars release 5, including Middleton, to cut roster to 80

Aug. 8, 2020 12:17 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars parted ways with five players Saturday, including third-year safety Doug Middleton, to reduce their roster to 80. The team also waived running back Tavien Feaster, place-kicker Brandon Wright and offensive linemen Tyler Gauthier and Steven Nielsen....

President Donald Trump speaks during a briefing with reporters in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, in Washington.(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Trump considering giving convention speech from White House

Aug. 5, 2020 3:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday he'll probably deliver his Republican convention acceptance speech from the White House now that plans to hold the event in two battleground states have been foiled by coronavirus concerns and restrictions. Such a move would mark an unprecedented use...

FILE - In this July 12, 2020, file photo, Miami Marlins' Jonathan Villar, left, Jesus Aguilar, center, and Jon Berti wait to bat during a baseball scrimmage at Marlins Park in Miami. Marlins CEO Derek Jeter blamed the team's coronavirus outbreak on a collective false sense of security that made players lax about social distancing and wearing masks. Infected were 21 members of the team's traveling party, including at least 18 players. None is seriously ill, Jeter said Monday, and he expects all to return this season.  (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

The Latest: Marlins a late arrival for 1st game in 9 days

Aug. 4, 2020 6:36 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Miami Marlins are scheduled to end an eight-day hiatus with a game at Camden Yards, although getting to that point has not been easy. Major League Baseball released a statement around three hours before the scheduled 7:35...

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis addresses the panel during a roundtable discussion in Jacksonville, Fla., Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. DeSantis returned to a familiar theme: protecting the state’s most vulnerable from the coronavirus. The governor said he was looking for “a pathway to get families access” to the 1.5 million loved ones who are finding themselves socially and emotionally isolated in nursing homes and senior facilities. (Bob Self/The Florida Times-Union via AP)

Florida: coronavirus hospitalizations down, deaths up

Aug. 4, 2020 4:25 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — During a Tuesday round table at a nursing home in Jacksonville, Gov. Ron DeSantis returned to a familiar theme: protecting the state’s most vulnerable from the coronavirus. The governor said he was looking for “a pathway to get families access” to the 1.5...

FILE - In this Dec. 29, 2019, file photo, Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew II (15) rolls out to throw a pass during the second half of an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts Sunday,, in Jacksonville, Fla. Minshew was ready for Jacksonville’s “first day of school.” Then Minshew got a call saying he had been in close contact with a teammate who tested positive for the coronavirus and would be forced to quarantine for two days. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)

Jaguars QB Minshew returns from brief, 'brutal' quarantine

Aug. 4, 2020 1:32 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Quarterback Gardner Minshew was ready for Jacksonville’s “first day of school.” “Had my outfit picked out and everything,” he quipped. Then Minshew got a call saying he had been in close contact with a teammate who tested positive for the...

Police: Boy paralyzed by bullet shot into Jacksonville home

Aug. 4, 2020 7:22 AM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A 12-year-old Jacksonville boy was paralyzed by a bullet that struck him as he was in his bed late Saturday night, police said. Jacksonville Sheriff's spokesman Christian Hancock told news outlets that they've been told the boy may never walk again as a result of his injuries. The...

In this July 13, 2020 photo made available by Rosecastle at Deerwood assisted facility in Jacksonville, Fla,, Mary Daniels and her husband Steve, sit together in his room Monday, July 13, 2020. Mary went 114 days without seeing her husband who has early onset of Alzheimers, after the coronavirus forced the facility to ban all visitors. She took a job as a part-time dishwasher at the facility so that she is able to see her husband. (Rosecastle at Deerwood via AP)

Can I get a job? Wife tries it all for nursing home reunion

Jul. 29, 2020 7:18 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — One hundred and 14 days. That’s how long Mary Daniel went without seeing her husband after the coronavirus banned visitors from his nursing home, separating the couple for the first time since he was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's seven years ago. When the...

Officer shoots fleeing driver in leg after high-speed chase

Jul. 27, 2020 8:15 AM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A police officer in Jacksonville shot a man in the leg after he fled from a vehicle involved in a high speed chase late Sunday, officials said. Officers had stopped the car for a red light violation when it sped away at speeds between 90 and 100 mph, Jacksonville Sheriff's Chief...

President Donald Trump boards Air Force One at Morristown Municipal Airport in Morristown, N.J., Sunday, July 26, 2020. Trump is returning to Washington after spending the weekend at his golf club in nearby Bedminster, N.J. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Trump now says he won't throw first pitch at Yankees game

Jul. 26, 2020 8:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump won’t throw out the first pitch at Yankee Stadium next month after all. In a tweet Sunday, Trump blamed the turn of events on his “strong focus” on the coronavirus, vaccines and the economy. “We will make it later in the season!”...