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Police: High school football coach fatally shot in home

Sep. 21, 2020 8:22 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A South Florida high school football coach was fatally shot at his home Monday morning, authorities said. Responding officers found Miami Senior High School football coach Corey Smith, 46, suffering from several gunshot wounds, according to a Miami-Dade police news release. Fire rescue...

FILE - In this May 19, 2018, file photo, Amy Coney Barrett, United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit judge, speaks during the University of Notre Dame's Law School commencement ceremony at the university, in South Bend, Ind. Barrett, a front-runner to fill the Supreme Court seat vacated by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, has established herself as a reliable conservative on hot-button legal issues from abortion to gun control. (Robert Franklin/South Bend Tribune via AP, File)

Top contenders for Ginsburg's seat on Supreme Court

Sep. 21, 2020 7:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has said he would nominate a woman to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died Friday at the age of 87 and was a champion of gender equality. A look at the top contenders: ___ AMY CONEY BARRETT Barrett, 48, is widely considered to be the front-runner. She was...

FILE - In this Oct. 21, 2019, file photo, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft points to fans as his team warms up before an NFL football game against the New York Jets in East Rutherford, N.J.  Florida prosecutors said Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, that they will not appeal a court's decision to block video allegedly showing Kraft paying for massage parlor sex, making it likely the charges against him will be dropped. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File)

Florida decision likely clears Pats owner of soliciting sex

Sep. 21, 2020 7:02 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida prosecutors said Monday that they won't appeal a court's decision blocking video that allegedly shows New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft paying for massage parlor sex, making it likely the charges against him will be dropped. If the state challenged the decision...

Florida won't appeal decision in Patriots owner's prostitution case; charges will likely be dropped

Sep. 21, 2020 5:50 PM EDT
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida won't appeal decision in Patriots owner's prostitution case; charges will likely be dropped.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Leonard Fournette (28) runs off the field with quarterback Tom Brady (12) after Fournette ran 46-yards for a score against the Carolina Panthers during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark LoMoglio)

Fournette gradually carving role with Brady-led Buccaneers

Sep. 21, 2020 5:24 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — It didn’t take Leonard Fournette long to show the Tampa Bay Buccaneers what he can mean to their offense moving forward. The fourth-year pro released in a surprise move by the Jacksonville Jaguars rushed for 103 yards and two touchdowns in his second game with his new team despite...

U.S. Circuit Judge Barbara Lagoa, of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, is shown in this official undated photo released by the Florida Supreme Court. (AP Photo/Florida Supreme Court)

Cuban-American judge from Florida on Trump high court list

Sep. 21, 2020 5:01 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A daughter of Cuban exiles who has had a swift rise as a lawyer and judge is on President Donald Trump's short list to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the U.S. Supreme Court. The president said Monday that he does not personally know Barbara Lagoa, but praised her as “terrific.”...

FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2019, file photo, Florida head coach Dan Mullen watches from the sideline during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Missouri in Columbia, Mo. Mullen had several players miss the team’s opening training camp practice Monday, Aug. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

No. 5 Florida will open season without starting O-lineman

Sep. 21, 2020 4:17 PM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — No. 5 Florida will open the season short-handed up front. Coach Dan Mullen said Monday that center/guard Ethan White had knee surgery and will miss Saturday’s game at Ole Miss. Mullen added “we expect him to be back shortly, though.” White was expected to start...

Florida governor seeks new penalties for violent protesters

Sep. 21, 2020 3:14 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The state of Florida is going to get tough on people who engage in violence during protests, Florida's Republican governor said Monday in announcing new legislation. Gov. Ron DeSantis said his proposed legislation will impose felony-level penalties on anyone who damages property,...

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver D.J. Chark (17) signals a first down after a reception against Tennessee Titans cornerback Malcolm Butler (21) in the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)

High-scoring Jaguars are efficient, creative, entertaining

Sep. 21, 2020 3:05 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — It’s been a while since anyone could honestly say this about the Jacksonville Jaguars: They’re fun to watch on offense. The Jaguars (1-1) are off to their best two-game start on that side off the ball in two decades, scoring a combined 57 points against division...

North Texas safety Makyle Sanders (10) puts SMU's running back Ulysses Bentley IV, left, on his head with a strong tackle during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, in Denton, Texas. (Al Key/The Denton Record-Chronicle via AP)

STAT WATCH: Bentley's 227-yard day ranks among best for SMU

Sep. 21, 2020 2:40 PM EDT

SMU's Ulysses Bentley IV already has made his mark for a program that has produced some of the biggest-name running backs in college football history. The redshirt freshman ran for 227 yards and three touchdowns on 19 carries in the Mustangs' 65-35 win over North Texas for the top rushing performance in the...