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Temps reach 100 degrees as heat records fall in Deep South

May. 26, 2019 2:37 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The unofficial start of summer feels more like its blistering peak in parts of the Deep South, where temperatures at or near 100 degrees are setting heat records during the Memorial Day weekend. Heat and humidity were forecast to combine for a dangerous heat index of 105 degrees...

Fighter pilots saw small plane crash off Florida coast

May. 25, 2019 8:01 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — U.S. Coast Guard crews are searching for a small airplane that crashed hundreds of miles off the coast of Florida shortly after it was approached by U.S. military jets. News outlets report that Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport air traffic controllers lost communication with...

3 soccer teammates killed by driver while waiting for bus

May. 25, 2019 7:10 PM EDT

NORTH MIAMI, Fla. (AP) — A driver has crashed into three South Florida soccer teammates who were waiting for their bus, killing the teens. The Miami Herald reports the crash occurred Saturday morning in North Miami. Authorities say the unidentified driver survived the wreck and was hospitalized in serious...

Family tradition: Chargers' Bosa switches to familiar No. 97

May. 25, 2019 2:53 AM EDT

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Joey Bosa is hoping to return to form with the Los Angeles Chargers wearing a new, yet familiar, number. The defensive end has switched from No. 99 to 97. Bosa wore that number at St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and Ohio State. It is also a significant...

Mets reach minor league deals with Kemp, Santana

May. 25, 2019 12:40 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Looking to replenish their depth, the banged-up New York Mets agreed to minor league contracts Friday with veteran outfielder Matt Kemp and pitcher Ervin Santana. Each move is pending a successful physical, and both players are expected to report to the club's spring training complex in...

Florida State's Van Eyk stymies Wolfpack, 11-0

May. 24, 2019 11:05 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — CJ Van Eyk allowed just one hit over six innings and Florida State had 16 hits Friday night in an 11-0 victory against North Carolina State in the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament. Van Eyk (9-3) struck out 11 before J.C. Flowers worked the final inning. Flowers and Drew Mendoza each...

Dos Santos early goal lifts Galaxy past Orlando City 1-0

May. 24, 2019 9:30 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Jonathan dos Santos scored in the 19th minute, David Bingham made six saves for his fourth shutout and the Los Angeles Galaxy beat Orlando City 1-0 on Friday night to end a four-game losing streak. The Galaxy (8-5-1) played their second game without Zlatan Ibrahimovic, the star forward...

Manslaughter charge dropped against officer in Florida

May. 24, 2019 5:48 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Prosecutors in Florida have decided to drop a manslaughter charge against a police officer a week after a grand jury indicted him. The state attorney's office in Orlando said in a statement Friday that prosecutors had decided not to pursue charges against Officer Anthony Wongshue....

Jags' Fournette focuses on 'clean start' after dismal season

May. 24, 2019 3:45 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Leonard Fournette slipped off his sweaty cleats, signed each one and then handed them to a young fan after practice. The youngster carefully walked away with Fournette's gold-colored shoes, making sure not to touch the drying ink. After all, the memorabilia could appreciate in...

Paxton still has knee issue; Gregorius to start 20-day clock

May. 24, 2019 2:37 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees pitcher James Paxton still has discomfort in his ailing left knee, and shortstop Didi Gregorius planned to start a minor league injury rehabilitation assignment that Saturday that has him returning to the big league team by mid-June. Paxton allowed one hit in four...