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‘U’ can go home again: Miami to visit FIU at Marlins Park

Nov. 22, 2019 10:58 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Miami is going home again, for a road game. Marlins Park is built on the Hurricanes’ roots, atop the soil where the Orange Bowl sat for more than 70 years. The Orange Bowl was where Miami won three of its five national championships, where it beat rivals like Notre Dame and Florida and...

2020 LPGA Schedule

Nov. 22, 2019 10:16 AM EST

Jan. 16-19 — Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions, Four Seasons Golf and Sports Club Orlando, Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Jan. 23-26 — Gainbridge LPGA at Boca Rio, Boca Rio GC, Boca Raton, Fla. Feb. 6-9 — ISPS Handa Vic Open, 13th Beach GL, Barwon Heads, Australia. Feb. 13-16 — ISPS...

Man accused of spitting in woman’s face in road rage fight

Nov. 22, 2019 10:06 AM EST

LARGO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man is accused of spitting food into a woman’s mouth following a road rage incident. Pinellas County Sheriff’s deputies arrested 61-year-old David Paul Wipperman Thursday on felony battery charges for the incident that took place Oct. 29. An arrest report says...

Spacewalking astronauts repairing cosmic ray detector

Nov. 22, 2019 8:43 AM EST

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Spacewalking astronauts ventured out for the second week in a row Friday to repair a cosmic ray detector, this time actually cutting into the $2 billion instrument. The International Space Station’s Luca Parmitano and Andrew Morgan needed to slice through eight stainless...

Florida man sentenced to 20 years in crash that killed teen

Nov. 22, 2019 8:20 AM EST

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man got 20 years in prison for a hit-and-run crash that killed a 13-year-old. The Naples Daily News reports that 35-year-old Pedro Silva-Diaz was sentenced Thursday after being convicted of leaving the scene of a crash involving death and driving without a license causing...

Killer removed from courtroom after cursing at Florida judge

Nov. 22, 2019 8:10 AM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A convicted killer was removed from a Florida courtroom after jumping up from his seat and yelling expletives at the judge. Markeith Loyd was sentenced to life in prison last month in the death of his pregnant girlfriend, and awaits trial in the killing of an Orlando police officer. He...

Sheriff: Missing girl’s taken to jail after suicide attempt

Nov. 22, 2019 7:47 AM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The 27-year-old mother of a missing 5-year-old girl has been released from the hospital and taken to jail on charges of child neglect and giving false information to law enforcement. Jacksonville Sheriff’s officials said Brianna Williams tried to kill herself after remains...

Florida Woman found guilty of Hurricane Irma relief fraud

Nov. 22, 2019 4:20 AM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman has been convicted of fraudulently obtaining Hurricane Irma disaster relief money. Court records show that 37-year-old Karen Latrice Houston was convicted by a jury in Tampa federal court this week of three counts of theft of government funds. She faces up to 10 years in...

Jones leads No. 18 Xavier to 73-51 victory over Towson

Nov. 21, 2019 11:21 PM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — No. 18 Xavier came down to the Charleston Classic with something to prove. The Musketeers took the first step toward that goal Thursday night. Tyrique Jones had 12 and 12 rebounds as Xavier put away Towson 73-51 to start the eight-team tournament. The Musketeers have heard the...

Panthers score 5 straight goals to beat Ducks 5-4 in OT

Nov. 21, 2019 11:07 PM EST

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Panthers are showing a capacity for comebacks the NHL hasn’t seen since Wayne Gretzky’s prime. Aaron Ekblad scored his second goal of the game 22 seconds into overtime and the Panthers rallied with five straight goals to stun the Anaheim Ducks 5-4 Thursday...