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Cole strikes out 12 in eight innings, Yankees beat Rays 1-0

May. 12, 2021 22:58 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Gerrit Cole struck out 12 over eight stellar innings, Aaron Hicks had a sacrifice fly and the New York Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays 1-0 on Wednesday night amid a coronavirus outbreak that sidelined shortstop Gleyber Torres. Cole (5-1)...

7 Yanks coaches, staff have virus, Torres out as precaution

May. 12, 2021 18:39 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees shortstop Gleyber Torres was kept out of Wednesday night’s starting lineup at Tampa Bay as a precaution as the number of confirmed positive COVID-19 tests among the team’s coaching and support staff reached seven. Manager...

New Florida law seeks to protect state from sea level rise

May. 12, 2021 16:18 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida — one of the most vulnerable places in the world to sea level rise — will spend hundreds of millions of dollars over the next few years to protect against coastal flooding under a bill Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis signed Wednesday. ...

Vulture invasion besets residents of Florida neighborhood

May. 12, 2021 15:38 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Residents of a Florida neighborhood say they are beset by an invasion of turkey vultures that are damaging homes and causing major messes. Resident Judy Oliveri told WFLA-TV that her neighborhood in the Tampa suburb of Westchase is overrun with the...

CSX railroad buys chemical trucking business

May. 12, 2021 12:42 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — CSX railroad is buying a trucking company that specializes in hauling liquid chemicals. The Jacksonville, Florida-based railroad said Wednesday that it had agreed to buy Quality Carriers Inc. to help it offer chemical makers a combination of...

Florida woman pleads guilty in fatal drug overdose

May. 12, 2021 04:56 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman faces a possible life sentence for selling drugs that led to a man's fatal overdose. Joamary Rosario, 30, pleaded guilty Tuesday in Tampa federal court to knowingly and intentionally distributing a substance containing a mixture of...

LEADING OFF: Padres depleted by virus, Harvey vs Mets

May. 12, 2021 04:12 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ PADRES DEPLETED San Diego shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. and outfielder Wil Myers tested positive for COVID-19, and the Padres are shorthanded heading into a doubleheader...

Analysis: McDavid NHL's MVP front-runner in condensed season

May. 12, 2021 02:52 AM EDT

Using any metric, Connor McDavid’s 100-plus point season makes the Edmonton Oilers captain the clear frontrunner for the NHL MVP award. Other than teammate Leon Draisaitl’s 81 points entering play Tuesday, no one else was within 30 points of McDavid in his bid to win...

Montgomery goes 6 strong innings, Yankees beat Rays 3-1

May. 12, 2021 01:00 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla (AP) — Jordan Montgomery pitched six strong innings, Aaron Judge and Gary Sánchez homered, and the New York Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-1 on Tuesday night. About two hours before the game started, it was announced that Yankees third base coach...

Clippers lead all the way in 115-96 win over Raptors

May. 11, 2021 23:04 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Kawhi Leonard scored 20 points, Paul George added 16 and the Los Angeles Clippers led all the way Tuesday night in a 115-96 win over the Toronto Raptors. Terance Mann also scored 20 points and Ivica Zubac had 18 points and 10 rebounds for the...