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FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2018, file photo, Clay County Sheriff Darryl Daniels addresses the audience from the stage as the MC at a rally for Ron DeSantis in Jacksonville, Fla. Officials said Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, that Daniels, who is facing a primary contest within days, has been arrested following a sex scandal investigation at his previous job. (Bob Self/The Florida Times-Union via AP, File)

Florida sheriff removed following sex scandal investigation

Aug. 14, 2020 7:01 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida sheriff facing a primary contest next week was suspended from office Friday, a day after his arrest in connection to a sex scandal investigation at his previous job, officials said. Gov. Ron DeSantis issued an executive order removing Clay County Sheriff Darryl Daniels...

FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2018, file photo, Clay County Sheriff Darryl Daniels addresses the audience from the stage as the MC at a rally for Ron DeSantis in Jacksonville, Fla. Officials said Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, that Daniels, who is facing a primary contest within days, has been arrested following a sex scandal investigation at his previous job. (Bob Self/The Florida Times-Union via AP, File)

Florida sheriff arrested following sex scandal investigation

Aug. 13, 2020 11:54 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida sheriff facing a primary contest within days was arrested Thursday following a sex scandal investigation at his previous job, authorities said. Clay County Sheriff Darryl Daniels turned himself in to the jail in nearby Jacksonville on a felony charge of tampering with...

FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2019, file photo, Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Yannick Ngakoue (91) rushes New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14) during the first half of an NFL football game, in Jacksonville, Fla. When or if Yannick Ngakoue returns to the Jacksonville Jaguars, the disgruntled defensive end will need several introductions. The Jaguars have been forced to revamp their defensive line during the first two weeks of training camp, and they don’t appear done. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton, File)

Injuries, opt-outs force Jags to retool D-line sans Ngakoue

Aug. 13, 2020 4:01 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — If or when Yannick Ngakoue returns to the Jacksonville Jaguars, the disgruntled defensive end will need several introductions. The Jaguars have been forced to revamp their defensive line during the first two weeks of training camp, and they don’t appear done. Veteran...

Coast Guard rescues boaters off Florida's Atlantic Coast

Aug. 12, 2020 9:16 AM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard rescued three men after their boat became disabled off Florida's Atlantic Coast on Tuesday night. The agency said in an email that a Jayhawk helicopter crew located the boat some 18 miles off of Ponce de Leon Inlet near Jacksonville after the wife of one of...

FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2019, file photo, Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette (27) rushes for yardage against the New York Jets during the first half of an NFL football game, in Jacksonville, Fla. Fournette used to be considered a building block in Jacksonville. Then he ended up on the trading block. Now, the bruising running back is entering the final year of his rookie contract and facing an uncertain future with the franchise. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)

Once Jags' centerpiece, Fournette now at career crossroads

Aug. 11, 2020 12:05 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Leonard Fournette used to be considered a building block in Jacksonville. Then he ended up on the trading block. Now, the bruising running back is entering the final year of his rookie contract and facing an uncertain future with the franchise. Will he pick up Jay Gruden’s...

Jaguars lose 2 more defensive linemen, sign 3 vets for depth

Aug. 9, 2020 8:23 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars are down two more defensive linemen, bringing their total to five just a week into training camp. The Jaguars placed defensive tackles Brian Price (knee) and Dontavius Russell (hip) on injured reserve Sunday, adding to a depth problem created when...

Jaguars release 5, including Middleton, to cut roster to 80

Aug. 8, 2020 12:17 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars parted ways with five players Saturday, including third-year safety Doug Middleton, to reduce their roster to 80. The team also waived running back Tavien Feaster, place-kicker Brandon Wright and offensive linemen Tyler Gauthier and Steven Nielsen....

President Donald Trump speaks during a briefing with reporters in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, in Washington.(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Trump considering giving convention speech from White House

Aug. 5, 2020 3:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday he'll probably deliver his Republican convention acceptance speech from the White House now that plans to hold the event in two battleground states have been foiled by coronavirus concerns and restrictions. Such a move would mark an unprecedented use...

FILE - In this July 12, 2020, file photo, Miami Marlins' Jonathan Villar, left, Jesus Aguilar, center, and Jon Berti wait to bat during a baseball scrimmage at Marlins Park in Miami. Marlins CEO Derek Jeter blamed the team's coronavirus outbreak on a collective false sense of security that made players lax about social distancing and wearing masks. Infected were 21 members of the team's traveling party, including at least 18 players. None is seriously ill, Jeter said Monday, and he expects all to return this season.  (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

The Latest: Marlins a late arrival for 1st game in 9 days

Aug. 4, 2020 6:36 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Miami Marlins are scheduled to end an eight-day hiatus with a game at Camden Yards, although getting to that point has not been easy. Major League Baseball released a statement around three hours before the scheduled 7:35...

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis addresses the panel during a roundtable discussion in Jacksonville, Fla., Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. DeSantis returned to a familiar theme: protecting the state’s most vulnerable from the coronavirus. The governor said he was looking for “a pathway to get families access” to the 1.5 million loved ones who are finding themselves socially and emotionally isolated in nursing homes and senior facilities. (Bob Self/The Florida Times-Union via AP)

Florida: coronavirus hospitalizations down, deaths up

Aug. 4, 2020 4:25 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — During a Tuesday round table at a nursing home in Jacksonville, Gov. Ron DeSantis returned to a familiar theme: protecting the state’s most vulnerable from the coronavirus. The governor said he was looking for “a pathway to get families access” to the 1.5...