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Florida teen charged after Instagram school shooting threat

Sep. 25, 2018 5:41 AM EDT

PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. (AP) — A Florida 13-year-old who threatened to shoot up a school in a group chat on Instagram now faces a felony charge after another juvenile alerted adults. A Pembroke Pines police news release says the boy was arrested Monday on a charge of making a false report concerning the use...

Winston's suspension, Bucs not saying if he's still No. 1

Sep. 25, 2018 3:01 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers can't avoid questions about Jameis Winston's return much longer. The young quarterback's three-game suspension for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy officially ended after Monday night's 30-27 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, however it's unclear if...

As training camps open, here's 10 NBA stories worth noting

Sep. 25, 2018 2:52 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Training camps for most NBA teams open Tuesday, and with the season fast approaching, here's 10 items of note as the league heads into the 2018-19 campaign: ___ JIMMY BUTLER As media days were ending Monday, Jimmy Butler was still with the Minnesota Timberwolves. It's temporary. The first big...

Aaron Hicks hurts hamstring as Yankees beat Rays 4-1

Sep. 25, 2018 1:14 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The players who combined for the run that clinched the New York Yankees' postseason berth are both hurt. Aaron Hicks injured his left hamstring running up the first-base line in the Yankees' 4-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday night, another concern for New York heading...

Roethlisberger shines, Steelers hold off Buccaneers 30-27

Sep. 25, 2018 1:11 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — It was not the way Ben Roethlisberger would draw it up, but the Pittsburgh Steelers will take it. In desperate need of a win, the two-time defending AFC North champions capped a tumultuous week in which star receiver Antonio Brown made headlines by shouting at an assistant coach on the...

Yankees CF Aaron Hicks injures left hamstring

Sep. 24, 2018 9:43 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees center fielder Aaron Hicks left Monday night's game at Tampa Bay with left hamstring tightness. Hicks appeared to get hurt in the third inning while running to first base on a grounder to shortstop, successfully beating a relay throw and avoiding a double play....

Dan Mullen expects 'lot of passion' in return to Miss State

Sep. 24, 2018 9:27 PM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Dan Mullen will forever be tied to Starkville, Mississippi. It's where he landed his first head coaching job. It's where his two children were born. It's the place he called home for nearly a decade. It's "StarkVegas" to Mullen, and he takes a lot of pride in everything he did to...

Steelers OL DeCastro, Gilbert inactive vs. Buccaneers

Sep. 24, 2018 7:33 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers are without All-Pro guard David DeCastro and right tackle Marcus Gilbert for Monday night's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. DeCastro is out for the second straight week while recovering from a fractured right hand suffered during Pittsburgh's Week 1 tie...

Offensive inconsistency continues to plague Bortles, Jaguars

Sep. 24, 2018 6:57 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Up, down. Good, bad. This is nothing new for the Jacksonville Jaguars. Offensive inconsistency has become as much a part of the team's identity as defensive proficiency under coach Doug Marrone. It's Jacksonville's biggest downfall and a main reason why many outsiders refuse to...

Jets get back to work with focus on Jags, not loss to Browns

Sep. 24, 2018 6:57 PM EDT

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Sam Darnold and the New York Jets were back on the practice field after some time away. Time enough to mostly clear their heads of the miserable 21-17 loss at Cleveland last Thursday , not that the sting was easy to brush off in the few days since. "Yeah, they've been pretty...