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Sean Johnson, Jordan Morris leave US training camp

Jan. 20, 2021 3:57 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Goalkeeper Sean Johnson left U.S. national team training camp because of a knee strain the staff described as minor and will miss a Jan. 31 exhibition against Trinidad and Tobago at Orlando, Florida. Matt Turner is the only senior goalkeeper training with the team. Three players are with the...

US men to play Trinidad and Tobago on Jan. 31 in Orlando

Jan. 19, 2021 7:58 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. men's soccer team will open its 2021 schedule with an exhibition against Trinidad and Tobago on Jan. 31 at Orlando, Florida. A roster missing all Europe-based regulars has been working out in preparation for the match, which is not on a FIFA international match date. Fans will be...

Golf really getting busy with four major tours in action

Jan. 19, 2021 12:36 PM EST

PGA TOUR THE AMERICAN EXPRESS Site: La Quinta, California. Courses: PGA West, Stadium Course (Yardage: 7,147. Par: 72) and Nicklaus Tournament (Yardage: 7,181. Par: 72). Prize money: $6.7 million. Winner's share: $1.134 million. Television: Thursday-Sunday, 3-7 p.m. (Golf Channel). Defending champion: Andrew...

United States midfielder Samantha Mewis (3) scores a goal on a penalty kick during the second half of an international friendly soccer match against Colombia, Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Mewis' hat trick leads US women past Colombia 4-0

Jan. 18, 2021 10:54 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Having collected her first career hat trick, the celebration continued for Samantha Mewis as she cheered on her big sister Kristie. Samantha Mewis scored three goals and Kristie added another to give the United States a 4-0 exhibition victory over short-handed Colombia on Monday. ...

More backlash for GOP's Hawley as Loews Hotel cancels event

Jan. 16, 2021 5:36 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Loews Hotels said Saturday it has canceled an upcoming fundraiser for U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley, the latest fallout for the Republican lawmaker after the U.S. Capitol uprising. The Republican senator from Missouri helped staged an Electoral College challenge the day President Donald...

Orlando Magic head coach Steve Clifford shouts instructions to his players during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter)

More NBA games off, as league continues struggles with virus

Jan. 15, 2021 8:15 PM EST

Another three NBA games were postponed Friday, including one in Minnesota only a couple hours before game time, as the league's struggle with increasing coronavirus numbers continued. Among the revelations Friday: Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns , whose mother and six other relatives have died from...

Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens gestures during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Miami. (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier)

Celtics plan to play Friday, another Suns game called by NBA

Jan. 14, 2021 11:14 PM EST

The Boston Celtics expect their unplanned weeklong hiatus because of coronavirus-related issues to end Friday, when they’re scheduled to play host to the Orlando Magic. The Phoenix Suns, however, have a bit more time off coming. The Celtics will be without at least three players Friday, including All-Star...

Feds seize nearly 300 bricks of cocaine at Florida airport

Jan. 14, 2021 6:41 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Federal authorities seized nearly 300 bricks of cocaine during a routine X-ray baggage inspection after a U.S. Virgin Islands charter flight landed at an executive airport in South Florida on Tuesday night. Six people, including two police officers, were arrested after agents found 328...

Waitress credited with helping boy after noticing bruises

Jan. 14, 2021 4:57 PM EST

A Florida waitress who noticed bruises on an 11-year-old boy flashed him a handwritten note asking him if he needed help, and when he nodded yes, she called the police, authorities said. Orlando police credited Flaviane Carvalho, a waitress at Mrs. Potato Restaurant, with coming to the boy's aid on New Year's Eve...

FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2021, file photo, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, right rear, watches as Carlos Dennis, left, 65, rolls up his sleeve so that Miami-Dade County Fire Rescue paramedic, Capt. Javier Crespo, can administer a COVID-19 vaccine shot at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami. Florida was one of the first states to throw open vaccine eligibility to members of the general public over 65, leading to rumors that tourists and day-trippers are swooping into the state solely for the jab.  (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

Florida to begin statewide appointment system for vaccine

Jan. 14, 2021 2:49 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida’s director of emergency management said Thursday that a statewide appointment system for COVID-19 vaccinations should be ready within weeks, bringing order to the chaos marking Florida's rollout of vaccines to its most vulnerable residents. Director Jared Moskowitz...