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LEADING OFF: Gausman brings bat, arm for NL West-leading SF

Sep. 20, 2021 19:14 PM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors on Tuesday: ___ PITCH AND POP Kevin Gausman returns to the mound -- and plate -- as he tries to help the Giants protect their lead in the NL West. Gausman (14-6,...

Alcohol banned at beach to discourage Georgia-Florida party

Sep. 20, 2021 18:52 PM EDT

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Officials are banning alcohol at a Georgia beach for the weekend of the Georgia-Florida football matchup, hoping to discourage big crowds amid a high rate of coronavirus infections. Commissioners in Glynn County voted 6-to-1 to prohibit...

Mullen: QB Richardson to 'do a little bit more at practice'

Sep. 20, 2021 17:01 PM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida quarterback Anthony Richardson will “probably do a little bit more at practice” this week before the 11th-ranked Gators host Tennessee, coach Dan Mullen said Monday. Richardson was held out of Saturday’s 31-29 loss to Alabama as a...

FBI searches Florida home of Gabby Petito's boyfriend

Sep. 20, 2021 16:27 PM EDT

NORTH PORT, Fla. (AP) — FBI agents and police Monday searched the home of the boyfriend wanted for questioning in the death of 22-year-old Gabby Petito, whose body was discovered over the weekend at a Wyoming national park months after the couple set out on a cross-country road trip. ...

Tests on Tagovailoa's ribs gives Miami hope he plays Week 3

Sep. 20, 2021 16:11 PM EDT

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — For the Miami Dolphins, Sunday was bad. Monday was at least somewhat better. A battery of tests run on quarterback Tua Tagovailoa failed to show any serious problems other than bruised ribs, raising at least the possibility that he could play...

Backup defenders making impact for defending SB champions

Sep. 20, 2021 15:02 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — For all that’s been made about the importance of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers returning all 22 starters from last season, the team’s depth is one of the keys to the 2-0 start for the defending Super Bowl champions. Yes, Tom Brady has a personal-best...

NFL infamy in sight: Jaguars 9 losses shy of dubious mark

Sep. 20, 2021 14:46 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — NFL infamy is in sight for the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Jaguars have dropped 17 consecutive games, including six in a row by double digits, and have provided little evidence they are nearing a turnaround. So there's a...

AP Top 25 Reality Check: No. 1 rarely slips after ranked win

Sep. 20, 2021 09:34 AM EDT

The teams that started the season ranked in the top four all won Saturday, none in particularly impressive fashion. The result Sunday was Oklahoma, Clemson and Ohio State all dropped in The Associated Press college football poll for the second time this season. The...

Miami waiting to see status of QB King's injured shoulder

Sep. 20, 2021 08:01 AM EDT

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Miami quarterback D’Eriq King has a shoulder injury that will need further evaluation this week, the latest blow to the reeling Hurricanes. King will meet with doctors again on Tuesday, coach Manny Diaz said. The Hurricanes, who fell out of...

Fire destroys Jacksonville church; officials investigating

Sep. 20, 2021 07:54 AM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Officials are trying to determine the cause of an overnight fire that destroyed a Jacksonville church on Monday. St. Demiana Coptic Orthodox Church was fully engulfed in flames when Jacksonville firefighters arrived at about 2 a.m. The roof...