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Baseball organizer ran out of balls at Olympic qualifying

Jul. 29, 2021 06:17 AM EDT

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Baseball's world governing body ran out of baseballs during the Americas qualifying tournament, causing teams to switch to a different model. “We used the WBSC balls, which are slightly smaller and a little softer. It didn't seem like they flew...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Jul. 28, 2021 15:42 PM EDT

South Florida Sun Sentinel. July 28, 2021. Editorial: A rare and healthy dose of outrage from ethics watchdogs From its earliest days in 1974, the Florida Commission on Ethics has been criticized as too lax in punishing politicians and candidates for...

Florida jury acquits driver in retrial of fatal 2017 crash

Jul. 21, 2021 08:52 AM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A driver in a crash that killed a college soccer player in 2017 was acquitted by a jury during a retrial that centered around a dispute over speed calculations. The jury decided on Tuesday that Kevin Brown, 29, was not guilty of vehicular...

Former deputy gets 3 years for trying to rape woman

Jul. 19, 2021 19:42 PM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A former Florida deputy has been sentenced to three years in prison for trying to rape a woman he met during a call. Jason Nebergall, 42, was sentenced Thursday in Palm Beach County circuit court after pleading guilty to battery and...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Jun. 23, 2021 17:07 PM EDT

South Florida Sun Sentinel. June 18, 2021. Editorial: Florida election supervisors must keep asking hard questions Imagine for a moment that you do terrific work, but you have a job where the rules keep changing and the people changing the rules...

Energy milestone: Florida utility topples last coal chimney

Jun. 16, 2021 13:28 PM EDT

INDIANTOWN, Fla. (AP) — Florida Power & Light imploded the towering chimney stack of its last coal-fired generating plant on Wednesday, a milestone in its transition to cleaner energy sources. Puffs of smoke came from the base of the 495-foot (150-meter) stack and...

US moves within a win of qualifying for Olympic baseball

Jun. 05, 2021 01:34 AM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The United States moved within a win of qualifying for the Olympic baseball tournament, routing Canada 10-1 Friday night in a game that included a 30-minute delay in the eighth inning when a ball initially called a two-run homer was changed to an RBI double. ...

US to play Canada, Venezuela for Olympic baseball berth

Jun. 03, 2021 16:10 PM EDT

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — The United States will play Canada on Friday night and Venezuela on Saturday for a berth in the Olympic baseball tournament next month. Manager Mike Scioscia's American team finished the first round 2-0 after its game against Puerto Rico was...

Mariners prospects help Dominicans advance in OLY qualifying

Jun. 02, 2021 21:18 PM EDT

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — Seattle Mariners prospects Julio Rodriguez and Luis Liberato hit early home runs, and the Dominican Republic coasted to a 13-3 rout of Nicaragua on Wednesday and a berth in the super round of the Americas Olympic qualifying tournament. ...

Scioscia ejected, US beats Dom Rep 8-6 in Olympic qualifier

Jun. 02, 2021 00:15 AM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — U.S. manager Mike Scioscia was ejected after Philadelphia prospect Luke Williams hit a two-run triple in a four-run sixth inning, and the United States rallied to beat the Dominican Republic 8-6 Tuesday night in Olympic baseball qualifying to advance to the...