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Yankees reliever Betances to start season on injured list

Mar. 19, 2019 11:57 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Yankees reliever Dellin Betances has inflammation in his right shoulder and will start the regular season on the injured list. New York general manager Brian Cashman said Betances has an MRI on Tuesday after the 6-8, 265-pound right-hander lacked velocity in his fastball. "He's had a...

At low point after own goal, Gonzalez called Berhalter

Mar. 19, 2019 8:50 PM EDT

DAVENPORT, Fla. (AP) — After the worst moment of his soccer life, after his own goal at Trinidad and Tobago helped cost the United States a World Cup, Omar Gonzalez called Gregg Berhalter. Gonzalez was 20 when he joined the LA Galaxy in 2009 and Berhalter was a 35-year-old fellow defender. "From that point...

NCAA decides to grant Miami QB Tate Martell eligibility

Mar. 19, 2019 8:03 PM EDT

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Tate Martell practiced with the Miami Hurricanes for the first time on Tuesday. Hours later, he got his first win. Martell is eligible to play for the Hurricanes this season and will not have to sit out the customary transfer year, after the NCAA approved a waiver for the former...

Sheriff: Florida deputy kills suicidal man armed with knife

Mar. 19, 2019 7:30 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida deputy fatally shot a suicidal man who was armed with a knife. Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister said during a news conference that 52-year-old Jesus Calderon was shot Tuesday afternoon at a Tampa-area home. Officials say Deputy Kevin Stabins had...

Vermont's Lamb among players to watch from 1-bid conferences

Mar. 19, 2019 6:51 PM EDT

Vermont's Anthony Lamb is among several players from one-bid conferences capable of leading their teams to major upsets in the NCAA Tournament. The 6-foot-6 junior forward scored 24 points against Kansas and 25 points against Louisville in the NIT Season Tip Off in November. Although Vermont lost both games, Lamb...

Survivor: Bus in fatal crash swerved like a 'roller coaster'

Mar. 19, 2019 5:40 PM EDT

KINGWOOD, Va. (AP) — A survivor described a bus swerving "like a roller coaster" and tumbling "five or six times" as it overturned early Tuesday along a Virginia interstate, killing two passengers and injuring others aboard. Bus driver Yui Man Chow of Staten Island, New York, has been charged with two...

Isner returns to scene of 1st Masters 1000 title in Miami

Mar. 19, 2019 5:39 PM EDT

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — When John Isner first got to town for his Miami Open title defense, he went for a practice session at the old tournament site in Key Biscayne instead of the new location at the stadium used by the NFL's Dolphins. It wasn't that he wasn't sure where to go, of course. Nor was he...

House bill would teach human trafficking in Florida schools

Mar. 19, 2019 4:58 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Children in Florida public schools would be taught about the dangers and warning signs of human trafficking under a bill moving in the state House. A House Education subcommittee voted unanimously Tuesday for the bill sponsored by Democratic Rep. Patricia Williams of Fort...

Kentucky's Washington in walking boot ahead of NCAA tourney

Mar. 19, 2019 4:41 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky says scoring and rebounding leader PJ Washington is wearing a walking boot "as a precaution" before the No. 2 seed Wildcats open Midwest Region play in the NCAA Tournament. Kentucky basketball spokesman Eric Lindsey said in a text Tuesday that Washington has worn the boot...

Patriots owner Kraft offered plea deal in prostitution case

Mar. 19, 2019 4:35 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida prosecutors have offered a plea deal to New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and other men charged with paying for illicit sex at a massage parlor. The Palm Beach County State Attorney's Office confirmed Tuesday it has offered Kraft and 24 other men charged with...