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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis attends an event with President Donald Trump on the environment at the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, in Jupiter, Fla. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Florida reopens state's economy despite ongoing pandemic

Sep. 25, 2020 6:19 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Gov. Ron DeSantis lifted all restrictions on restaurants and other businesses in Florida on Friday, and banned local fines against people who refuse to wear masks as he seeks to reopen the state's economy despite the spread of the coronavirus. The Republican governor's order...

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew, right, fumbles the ball as he is hit by Miami Dolphins outside linebacker Andrew Van Ginkel, left, and middle linebacker Kyle Van Noy during the second half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)

Reality check: Jags look like many expected in lopsided loss

Sep. 25, 2020 2:45 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — This is what the Jacksonville Jaguars were expected to look like in 2020. The Jaguars did little right in a 31-13 home loss to Miami on Thursday night. They dug themselves another early hole, were downright dysfunctional in all three phases — especially on defense —...

Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick laughs with coaches as he comes off the field after defeating the Jacksonville Jaguars in an NFL football game, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Fitzpatrick keeps his job as Dolphins QB for another week

Sep. 25, 2020 2:35 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Ryan Fitzpatrick emerged early Friday from the Miami Dolphins’ first victorious locker room of the year wearing a tropical print shirt adorned with purple pineapples as a complement to his beachcomber beard. It was a Dad shirt, which is OK because the 37-year-old Fitzpatrick has seven...

Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick laughs with coaches as he comes off the field after defeating the Jacksonville Jaguars in an NFL football game, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Fitzpatrick handles Jaguars again, this time with Dolphins

Sep. 25, 2020 2:48 AM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Ryan Fitzpatrick handles the Jacksonville Jaguars as well as anyone in the NFL. It doesn’t matter which uniform the journeyman quarterback is wearing, either. Fitzpatrick accounted for three touchdowns and led Miami to a 31-13 victory Thursday night, becoming the first NFL...

File-Miami quarterback D'Eriq King (1) leaps for a second-quarter touchdown against UAB during an NCAA college football game in Miami Gardens, Fla., Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020. King will lead Miami against Florida State Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. (Al Diaz/Miami Herald via AP, File)

Week 4 Preview: FSU-Miami has King in spotlight; SEC begins

Sep. 25, 2020 2:41 AM EDT

The stakes have not recently been what they used to be for the Florida State-Miami rivalry, but the Seminoles and Hurricanes usually put on a good show. Before Miami won easily last year, the ‘Canes and ’Noles played five straight games decided by five points or fewer. A pandemic-altered college...

Miami Dolphins wide receiver Preston Williams, left, catches a pass in the end zone for a touchdown as Jacksonville Jaguars strong safety Josh Jones (29) tries to defend during the first half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Jaguars stumble out of gate again, lose 31-13 to Dolphins

Sep. 25, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville coach Doug Marrone might be done deferring. The Jaguars allowed a touchdown on the game’s opening drive for the third straight week, leaving them in another hole before quarterback Gardner Minshew even stepped on the field. This one set the tone for a 31-13...

FILE - In this Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, file photo, Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly watches his team during spring training baseball practice in Jupiter, Fla. Don Mattingly returns this weekend to Yankee Stadium, where his best years as a player always ended when the regular season did. Now Mattingly is enjoying perhaps his best year as a manager, and his surprising Miami Marlins could be playoff-bound for the first time since 2003.(AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

Mattingly's Marlins could clinch berth at Yankee Stadium

Sep. 25, 2020 12:35 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Don Mattingly returns this weekend to the Bronx, where his best years as a player always ended when the regular season did. Now Mattingly is enjoying perhaps his best year as a manager, leading the Miami Marlins as they try to extend their improbable season into next week. His young Marlins...

Miami Heat guard Tyler Herro (14) celebrates a basket against the Boston Celtics late in the second half of Game 4 of an NBA basketball Eastern Conference final, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Heat get chance Friday to oust Celtics, reach NBA Finals

Sep. 24, 2020 5:33 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The volume of text messages that Miami guard Tyler Herro got after Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals was overwhelming. He didn’t have time to reply to most, including close friends who reached out to celebrate the best game of his life. Among those who did get...

Miami running back Cam'Ron Harris (23) cartwheels over a UAB defender in the third quarter during an NCAA college football game in Miami Gardens, Fla., Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020. (Al Diaz/Miami Herald via AP)

No. 12 Hurricanes hope to beat FSU for 4th straight time

Sep. 24, 2020 3:07 PM EDT

Florida State (0-1, 0-1 ACC) at No. 12 Miami (2-0, 1-0), Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET (ABC). Line: Miami by 11. Series record: Miami 34-30. WHAT’S AT STAKE? Both teams are trying to bounce back from disappointing seasons in 2019, and Miami is off to the better start, with an upset win last week at No. 18...

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver D.J. Chark (17) makes a catch as he is defended by Tennessee Titans cornerback Johnathan Joseph (33) and cornerback Malcolm Butler (21) in the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)

Jaguars rule out Chark for Thursday night game vs Dolphins

Sep. 24, 2020 2:31 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars receiver DJ Chark won't play Thursday night against Miami. The team downgraded Chark from questionable to out a little more than six hours before kickoff. Chark injured his chest and back making a 45-yard catch in the first quarter of last Sunday's loss at...