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Family tradition: Chargers' Bosa switches to familiar No. 97

May. 25, 2019 2:53 AM EDT

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Joey Bosa is hoping to return to form with the Los Angeles Chargers wearing a new, yet familiar, number. The defensive end has switched from No. 99 to 97. Bosa wore that number at St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and Ohio State. It is also a significant...

Mets reach minor league deals with Kemp, Santana

May. 25, 2019 12:40 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Looking to replenish their depth, the banged-up New York Mets agreed to minor league contracts Friday with veteran outfielder Matt Kemp and pitcher Ervin Santana. Each move is pending a successful physical, and both players are expected to report to the club's spring training complex in...

Florida State's Van Eyk stymies Wolfpack, 11-0

May. 24, 2019 11:05 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — CJ Van Eyk allowed just one hit over six innings and Florida State had 16 hits Friday night in an 11-0 victory against North Carolina State in the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament. Van Eyk (9-3) struck out 11 before J.C. Flowers worked the final inning. Flowers and Drew Mendoza each...

Dos Santos early goal lifts Galaxy past Orlando City 1-0

May. 24, 2019 9:30 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Jonathan dos Santos scored in the 19th minute, David Bingham made six saves for his fourth shutout and the Los Angeles Galaxy beat Orlando City 1-0 on Friday night to end a four-game losing streak. The Galaxy (8-5-1) played their second game without Zlatan Ibrahimovic, the star forward...

Manslaughter charge dropped against officer in Florida

May. 24, 2019 5:48 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Prosecutors in Florida have decided to drop a manslaughter charge against a police officer a week after a grand jury indicted him. The state attorney's office in Orlando said in a statement Friday that prosecutors had decided not to pursue charges against Officer Anthony Wongshue....

Jags' Fournette focuses on 'clean start' after dismal season

May. 24, 2019 3:45 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Leonard Fournette slipped off his sweaty cleats, signed each one and then handed them to a young fan after practice. The youngster carefully walked away with Fournette's gold-colored shoes, making sure not to touch the drying ink. After all, the memorabilia could appreciate in...

Paxton still has knee issue; Gregorius to start 20-day clock

May. 24, 2019 2:37 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees pitcher James Paxton still has discomfort in his ailing left knee, and shortstop Didi Gregorius planned to start a minor league injury rehabilitation assignment that Saturday that has him returning to the big league team by mid-June. Paxton allowed one hit in four...

Marshal, officers kill fugitive outside Florida mosque

May. 24, 2019 2:19 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A U.S. marshal's task force fatally shot a fugitive wanted for attempted murder outside a Florida mosque. The marshal for South Florida, Gadyaces Serralta, told reporters a deputy marshal and officers from the Fort Lauderdale and Plantation police departments confronted the man...

Ndamukong Suh headed to Tampa Bay to replace Gerald McCoy

May. 24, 2019 2:14 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Ndamukong Suh is headed to Tampa Bay. Suh, who helped the Rams make the Super Bowl last season, has agreed to terms with the Buccaneers as a replacement for Gerald McCoy. McCoy was released earlier this week after nine seasons with the Bucs, who selected him third overall in the 2010...

Florida zoo celebrates its first lion birth in 30 years

May. 24, 2019 11:45 AM EDT

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — A Florida zoo is celebrating the birth of three African lion cubs. The Naples Daily News reports this is the first time in 30 years that the Naples Zoo has had lion cubs. The zoo announced the birth of the cubs Thursday; one was born May 13 and two were born May 14. The cubs and their...