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List takes 1-shot lead at Honda Classic with Woods 7 back

Feb. 24, 2018 8:10 PM EST

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Luke List can understand why he might be overlooked in the Honda Classic, even with a shot at his first PGA Tour victory. He felt that Saturday while taking the lead. List and Jamie Lovemark were trading birdies and keeping clean cards on the front nine at PGA National...

NRA, Florida face backlash after latest school shooting

Feb. 24, 2018 8:08 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The National Rifle Association, and now the State of Florida, faced a growing backlash Saturday as companies cut ties to the gun industry following the latest school massacre, and student survivors called for tourism boycotts of their home state until gun control measures are enacted. The...

AP source: Jaguars finalizing $54M extension with QB Bortles

Feb. 24, 2018 7:55 PM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A person with knowledge of negotiations says the Jacksonville Jaguars are finalizing a three-year, $54 million extension that will keep quarterback Blake Bortles under contract through the 2020 season. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Saturday on the condition of...

The Latest: Colleges lend support to student protesters

Feb. 24, 2018 7:40 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the backlash against the National Rifle Association after a deadly school shooting in Florida (all times local): 6:05 p.m. Dozens of college and universities are telling students who may face discipline at their high schools for participating in gun control demonstrations to...

Bethune-Cookman cruises to 121-92 win over Savannah State

Feb. 24, 2018 7:34 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Armani Collins sank seven 3-pointers and finished with a career-high 27 points Saturday, Isaiah Bailey got his first triple-double and Bethune-Cookman defeated Savannah State 121-92 in a showdown of Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference leaders. Both teams entered the game tied for...

Seniors shine as No. 18 USF women top Cincy 84-65

Feb. 24, 2018 7:00 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Maria Jespersen had 26 points and a season-high 16 rebounds on Senior Day and classmate Laia Flores had 12 assists and they picked up a record 99th win of their career with an 84-65 romp over Cincinnati on Saturday. Kitija Laska added 22 points for the Bulls (24-5, 13-2 American Athletic...

Walker's 3 pointer lifts Miami past Boston College 79-78

Feb. 24, 2018 6:47 PM EST

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — The final shot was designed for a teammate but Lonnie Walker IV had different ideas. And Miami's heralded freshman guard delivered. Walker's 3-pointer with 2.3 seconds remaining capped a 14-point comeback and lifted Miami over Boston College 79-78 Saturday afternoon. "I knew there...

Germany's Peter Gojowczyk reaches Delray Beach final

Feb. 24, 2018 6:40 PM EST

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Peter Gojowczyk of Germany has had good fortune of late when playing against American opponents. On Saturday, the 64th-ranked Gojowczyk won his eighth consecutive ATP tour-level match against an American by beating Steve Johnson 7-6 (3), 6-3 in the Delray Beach Open semifinal....

Grizzlies' Tyreke Evans to undergo MRI on injured ribs

Feb. 24, 2018 6:30 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Memphis Grizzlies guard Tyreke Evans will undergo a precautionary MRI Sunday on injured right ribs that forced him to miss their game at Miami. Coach J.B. Bickerstaff said he doesn't anticipate a long absence for Evans, who is averaging a team-high 19.4 points per game. Evans left Friday's...

After years of dejection, proponents of gun laws see hope

Feb. 24, 2018 6:04 PM EST

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The progression has become numbingly repetitive — mass bloodshed unleashed by a gunman, followed by the stories of the fallen, the funerals, the mourning, the talking heads and the calls for change that dwindle into nothingness. The shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High...