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Clark's 18 lift No. 3 Virginia past Florida St in ACC opener

Dec. 03, 2022 16:38 PM EST

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Kihei Clark scored 18 points and No. 3 Virginia overcame poor shooting to beat Florida State 62-57 on Saturday and win its 15th straight Atlantic Coast Conference opener. Virginia (7-0) trailed 22-21 after both teams shot under 30% in the first half. The...

Antisemitic celebrities stoke fears of normalizing hate

Dec. 03, 2022 10:54 AM EST

A surge of anti-Jewish vitriol, spread by a world-famous rapper, an NBA star and other prominent people, is stoking fears that public figures are normalizing hate and ramping up the risk of violence in a country already experiencing a sharp increase in antisemitism. Leaders of the...

Poisons killed beloved owls in Tampa Bay

Dec. 03, 2022 03:19 AM EST

SAFETY HARBOR, Fla. (AP) — Mark Schocken took thousands of pictures of the great horned owls in Philippe Park, but he didn’t often capture them eating. Then one clear afternoon, binoculars slung over his shoulder and camera in hand, he watched the mother bird plop a rat in front...

Fate of Confederate monuments still undecided

Dec. 03, 2022 03:13 AM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — When a group supporting Confederate monuments flew a banner Sunday over TIAA Bank Field before the Jaguars game, it drove home that a year after City Council pledged to make a decision on the future of a Confederate monument in Springfield Park, none of the long-promised...

Harris leads South Florida over Charleston Southern 79-59

Dec. 02, 2022 23:07 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tyler Harris' 15 points helped South Florida defeat Charleston Southern 79-59 on Friday night. Harris shot 5 for 8 from beyond the arc for the Bulls (3-6). Russel Tchewa added 14 points while shooting 4 of 5 from the field and 6 for 6 from the line, and he also...

Puisis, Tsineke lead S. Florida past No. 22 Texas 70-65

Dec. 02, 2022 22:03 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Sammie Puisis scored 25 points and Elena Tsineke scored 22 and South Florida beat No. 22 Texas 70-65 on Friday night ending the Longhorns' two-game win streak. The unranked Bulls improved to 8-2 following a seven-game win streak to start the season. The...

Georgia beats Florida A&M 68-46 for coach White's 250th win

Dec. 02, 2022 21:48 PM EST

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Mardrez McBride had 15 points, nine rebounds and four steals, Jabri Abdur-Rahim added 14 points and Georgia beat Florida A&M 68-46 on Friday night for coach Mike White's 250th career victory. White, who has averaged more than 22 wins per season in 11...

North Carolina women beat defending champ FSU in College Cup

Dec. 02, 2022 20:36 PM EST

CARY, N.C. (AP) — Tori Hansen and Julia Dorsey scored seven minutes apart in the second half and North Carolina held off No. 1 overall seed Florida State 3-2 on Friday night in the semifinals of the NCAA Division I women’s soccer championship. North Carolina (20-4-1), making its...

Tampa Bay Rays enter bid to redevelop Tropicana Field site

Dec. 02, 2022 19:14 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays, in partnership with a global real estate investment and development firm, have submitted a bid to redevelop Tropicana Field and surrounding land on the edge of downtown St. Petersburg. The club said Friday that in addition to a new...

Florida formally dismisses QB Kitna amid child porn charges

Dec. 02, 2022 17:27 PM EST

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida has formally dismissed quarterback Jalen Kitna from the team following his arrest on five child pornography charges that police said included an image of a man having sex with a young girl. The Gators scrubbed Kitna's name from their roster and his...