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Garver hits 2 of Twins' 5 home runs in 8-6 win over Yankees

Jul. 23, 2019 2:33 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Mitch Garver hit two of Minnesota's five home runs, and the Twins held on for an 8-6 victory over the New York Yankees after a tone-setting triple play in the first inning of a series opener between AL division leaders Monday night. Jorge Polanco, Nelson Cruz and Max Kepler also went...

Martinez lifts Boston 9-4; Rays pitch position player down 5

Jul. 23, 2019 2:06 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Boston Red Sox are creeping into playoff contention, and the Tampa Bay Rays didn't have the pitching depth to give them a full fight Monday night. The defending World Series champions pulled within a game of Tampa Bay for third place in the AL wild card standings with a 9-4...

Jaguars rookie safety Woods retires instead of reporting

Jul. 22, 2019 8:19 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars safety Zedrick Woods, an undrafted rookie from Mississippi, has submitted retirement paperwork with the NFL instead of reporting to training camp. The Jaguars made the announcement Monday after rookies arrived at the facility. Woods was placed on the team's...

Tropical depression forms offshore from South Florida

Jul. 22, 2019 4:44 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A tropical depression has formed in warm waters offshore of South Florida. The National Hurricane Center in Miami says the tropical depression emerged Monday afternoon about 120 miles (195 kilometers) southeast of West Palm Beach and has top sustained winds of 30 mph (45 kph). It's moving to...

Florida man accused of conspiring to violate Iran embargo

Jul. 22, 2019 4:10 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted a Florida businessman on allegations of conspiring to violate the U.S. embargo against Iran. The five-count indictment against the Pensacola entrepreneur, James P. Meharg, came after a joint investigation between the FBI and the U.S. Department of...

Ex-candidate admits lying about operating on Pulse survivors

Jul. 22, 2019 4:08 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A former candidate for the Florida Legislature acknowledged to state investigators that she lied when she said she was a medical doctor who had removed 77 bullets from 32 victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting in 2016. The Florida Department of Health last week issued a cease and...

Cops: Groper tells victim's husband 'Go back' to his country

Jul. 22, 2019 2:06 PM EDT

TARPON SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman is charged with misdemeanor battery after she allegedly groped another woman aboard a ship and then told the victim's husband "you should go back to the country you came from" after he objected. According to Tarpon Springs police report, the 58-year-old woman was...

Buccaneers Training Camp Capsule

Jul. 22, 2019 11:42 AM EDT

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (5-11) OPEN CAMP: July 25, Tampa, Florida LAST YEAR: Started 2-0 without Jameis Winston, who was serving suspension for violating NFL's personal conduct policy, but won just three of nine games young quarterback started rest of way to miss playoffs for 11th consecutive season. Led league in...

Jaguars Training Camp Capsule

Jul. 22, 2019 11:33 AM EDT

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS (5-11) OPEN CAMP: July 25, Jacksonville, Florida LAST YEAR: One of league's most disappointing teams in 2018. Coming off berth in AFC championship game, Jaguars looked nothing like championship contender after 3-1 start. They routed New England in AFC title game rematch in September, but then...

Dolphins Training Camp Capsule

Jul. 22, 2019 11:24 AM EDT

MIAMI DOLPHINS (7-9) OPEN CAMP: July 25, Davie, Florida LAST YEAR: Dolphins made it 18 consecutive seasons without postseason victory. They ranked 31st in offense, and defense was also awful, allowing franchise-record 6,257 yards. That prompted owner Stephen Ross to fire coach Adam Gase and hire Patriots...