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ADDS NAMES - From left to right, Miami Marlins left fielder Magnerius Sierra, right fielder Matt Joyce and center fielder Lewis Brinson celebrate after they shut out the New York Yankees in a baseball game Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

For Marlins, playoff berth could be start of a new era

Sep. 28, 2020 1:43 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Marlins' first playoff appearance since 2003 is not supposed to last long. They're regarded as young, inexperienced overachievers who benefited from the short season and expanded playoff format. They were outscored by 41 runs this year, and no team has longer odds of winning the...

FILE - In this Dec. 28, 2019, file photo, Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields throws a pass against Clemson during the first half of the Fiesta Bowl NCAA college football playoff semifinal in Glendale, Ariz. When Fields got together with some of his teammates last Saturday to watch college football on TV, the mood was dark. “Distraught,” Fields said. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)

AP Top 25 Reality Check: Big Ten back in poll, not on field

Sep. 28, 2020 9:45 AM EDT

There was no way this was going to turn out anything but odd, and it's not going to get easier going forward. The college football season will not have all 10 FBS conferences playing until the first week of November. In the Associated Press college football poll, however, all Division I teams that plan to play in...

Bawi UK, 22, is photographed in his apartment in Providence, R.I., Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. UK was a small child when his parents fled Myanmar, leaving him and his siblings to be cared for by their maternal grandmother. UK said the family suffered discrimination as Christians in a predominantly Buddhist nation. The military government was also trying to forcibly conscript his father.

New US citizen refugees excited for first presidential vote

Sep. 28, 2020 5:00 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — They came fleeing war and persecution in countries like Myanmar, Eritrea and Iraq, handpicked by the United States for resettlement under longstanding humanitarian traditions. Now, tens of thousands of refugees welcomed into the U.S. during the Obama administration are American citizens,...

Miami Heat's Jimmy Butler, right, goes over the top of Boston Celtics' Marcus Smart (36) during the second half of an NBA conference final playoff basketball game Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Jimmy Butler was an easy get for NBA Finals-bound Heat

Sep. 28, 2020 2:03 AM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — It was June 30, 2019. The Miami Heat had an evening all planned out for their recruitment of free agent Jimmy Butler, down to every detail. They greeted him with music from Irish singer Dermot Kennedy, one of his favorites. A buffet dinner was set up, tables overlooking the...

FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2019, file photo, Brad Parscale, then-campaign manager for President Donald Trump, speaks during a campaign rally at the Target Center in Minneapolis. Parscale was hospitalized Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, after he threatened to harm himself, according to Florida police and campaign officials. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Trump ex-campaign boss hospitalized amid threat to harm self

Sep. 28, 2020 2:00 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Brad Parscale has been hospitalized after he threatened to harm himself, according to Florida police and campaign officials. Police officers talked Parscale out of his Fort Lauderdale home after his wife called police to...

Los Angeles Lakers head coach Frank Vogel, center, watches the action during the first half of an NBA conference final playoff basketball game between the Lakers and the Denver Nuggets Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

At long last, Lakers' Frank Vogel set to see the NBA Finals

Sep. 27, 2020 11:51 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Los Angeles Lakers coach Frank Vogel was smiling when he was asked what it felt like to finally reach the NBA Finals for the first time, after getting into the league in 2001. “I actually came in in ’98,” Vogel said, offering a polite correction. Either...

The Miami Heat celebrate their NBA conference final playoff basketball game win over the Boston Celtics with the Eastern Final trophy Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Back to the Finals: Heat oust Celtics, move to title series

Sep. 27, 2020 11:24 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — It was exactly one year ago Sunday when Jimmy Butler walked into the Miami Heat practice gym, took a seat on a makeshift stage and said he wanted to be part of the team’s next title run. He’ll have that chance. The Heat are going to the NBA Finals —...

A woman walks among the Spanish flags placed in memory of coronavirus (COVID-19) victims in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020. An association of families of coronavirus victims has planted what it says are 53,000 small Spanish flags in a Madrid park to honor the dead of the pandemic. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

The Latest: Mexico virus data may not be available for years

Sep. 27, 2020 11:03 PM EDT

Mexico City — Mexico’s top coronavirus official said Sunday that definitive data on the country’s death toll from COVID-19 won’t be available for “a couple of years.” The statement by Assistant Health Secretary Hugo López-Gatell is likely to revive debate about...

Miami Heat's Jae Crowder (99) and teammate Andre Iguodala (28) celebrate a basket during the second half of an NBA conference final playoff basketball game against the Boston Celtics Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

The Finals are set: LeBron, Lakers will meet Butler, Heat

Sep. 27, 2020 10:20 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — LeBron James vs. the Heat. Pat Riley vs. the Lakers. Get ready for the NBA Finals — a title series like none other, to end a season like none other. The matchup is set, with the Miami Heat and the Los Angeles Lakers emerging as the last two teams standing in the chase...

FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2019, file photo, Brad Parscale, then-campaign manager for President Donald Trump, speaks during a campaign rally at the Target Center in Minneapolis. Parscale was hospitalized Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, after he threatened to harm himself, according to Florida police and campaign officials. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Trump ex-campaign boss hospitalized amid threat to harm self

Sep. 27, 2020 10:15 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Brad Parscale was hospitalized Sunday after he threatened to harm himself, according to Florida police and campaign officials. Police officers talked Parscale out of his Fort Lauderdale home after his wife called police to...