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Families in Miami and Cuba mourn relatives missing at sea

Feb. 05, 2023 03:14 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The last time Lázaro Artiles spoke to his wife, he was in the ocean just off Cuba’s northern coast in a small boat. He and his friends had intended to make it to Florida. But now the boat was sinking. Artiles — whose relatives had no clue he had...

DNA could crack a notorious Florida cold case

Feb. 05, 2023 03:11 AM EST

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — The Walkers’ wood frame cottage stood plain and white, surrounded by pasture land and hardwood forest. There in tiny Osprey, on the southern tip of the vast Palmer Ranch, the family’s nearest neighbor was half a mile away. As daylight broke on Dec. 20,...

Kentucky posts wire-to-wire 72-67 victory over Florida

Feb. 04, 2023 23:38 PM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Freshman Cason Wallace scored 20 points, Jacob Toppin had a double-double and Kentucky never trailed in a 72-67 victory over Florida on Saturday night. Wallace made 7 of 10 shots from the floor with a 3-pointer and all five of his free throws for the Wildcats...

Ortiz has 19, North Alabama defeats FGCU 87-85 in OT

Feb. 04, 2023 22:26 PM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Daniel Ortiz had 19 points in North Alabama's 87-85 overtime win over FGCU on Saturday night. Chase Johnston hit two 3-pointers in the final minute to get Florida Gulf Coast within a point, 86-86, but he missed a 3-pointer for the lead with three seconds...

Meren powers Florida A&M to 76-69 win over Texas Southern

Feb. 04, 2023 21:08 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Noah Meren posted a double-double to power Florida A&M to a 76-69 victory over Texas Southern on Saturday. Meren finished with 20 points, 10 rebounds and three steals for the Rattlers (5-16, 3-7 Southwestern Athletic Conference). Byron Smith hit four 3-pointers...

Placer's 21 help North Florida knock off Jacksonville 65-58

Feb. 04, 2023 20:25 PM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jose Placer scored 21 points as North Florida beat Jacksonville 65-58 on Saturday night. Placer added five assists for the Ospreys (10-14, 5-7 Atlantic Sun Conference). Carter Hendricksen scored 16 points, going 6 of 13 (3 for 9 from distance). Oscar Berry...

MVP Matthew Tkachuk lifts Atlantic to NHL All-Star Game win

Feb. 04, 2023 19:08 PM EST

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's Matthew Tkachuk was right at home at the NHL All-Star Game. Again. Detroit's Dylan Larkin had a hat trick, Toronto's Mitch Marner had three assists and the Atlantic Division topped the Central Division 7-5 in the All-Star Game final on...

Blackmon's 27 lead Stetson over Central Arkansas 99-80

Feb. 04, 2023 17:47 PM EST

DELAND, Fla. (AP) — Jalen Blackmon's 27 points helped Stetson defeat Central Arkansas 99-80 on Saturday. Blackmon shot 9 for 16, including 7 for 12 from beyond the arc for the Hatters (13-10, 8-4 Atlantic Sun Conference). Josh Smith scored 16 points while finishing 7 of 9 from the...

No. 25 South Florida women rally past SMU 65-63

Feb. 04, 2023 17:27 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Dulcy Fankam Mendjiadeu scored 21 points, Sammie Puisis had a double-double, and No. 25 South Florida rallied past SMU 65-63 on Saturday. USF coach Jose Fernandez won for the 119th time in the American Athletic Conference and passed UConn coach Geno Auriemma for first...

Cleveland, Florida State hold off Louisville, win 81-78

Feb. 04, 2023 16:45 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Matt Cleveland drove the baseline for a layup with 1:32 left to allow Florida State to fend off a late, 17-2 run by Louisville to escape with an 81-78 victory on Saturday. After picking up their first Atlantic Coast Conference win of the season, a 68-58 win...