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The Coral Princess cruise ship arrives at PortMiami during the new coronavirus outbreak, Saturday, April 4, 2020, in Miami. According to Princess Cruises, disembarkation of guests is expected to take several days due to limited flight availability. Guests requiring shoreside medical care will be prioritized to disembark first. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Another cruise ship with virus victims docks in Florida

Apr. 4, 2020 9:09 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Another cruise ship with coronavirus victims on board, including two fatalities, docked in Florida on Saturday. Princess Cruises spokeswoman Negin Kamali said in an email that the Coral Princess ship was docking in Miami. The ship with 1,020 passengers and 878 crew members had...

Passengers that came off the cruise ship Rotterdam Thursday, board a charter plane at Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport, Friday, April 3, 2020, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The Zaandam and a sister ship sent to help it, the Rotterdam, were given permission to unload passengers at Port Everglades on Thursday, after days of negotiations with officials who feared it would divert resources from a region with a spike in virus cases. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Florida finally takes cruise passengers, some on stretchers

Apr. 3, 2020 7:17 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Passengers from an ill-fated cruise were carefully freed from their cabins and allowed to touch dry land Friday for the first time in weeks, after the removal of 14 critically ill people who were wheeled off to Florida hospitals bracing for an onslaught of coronavirus patients....

Orlando Magic coach Steve Clifford reacts during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies on Tuesday, March 10, 2020, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)

The Waiting Game: For NBA coaches, that's the new schedule

Apr. 2, 2020 9:44 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Orlando’s Steve Clifford figures he’s like every other NBA coach right now: Wake up, go to whatever now serves as the office, study his own team, maybe think about possible opponents, and resume planning. Of course, nobody knows what they’re planning for — or when...

FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2019, file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady waves to the crowd after an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals in Cincinnati. The Miami Dolphins signed seven potential starters, but none will help their chances of overtaking the New England Patriots in the AFC East as much as Tom Brady did by bolting from Boston for Tampa Bay. (AP Photo/Frank Victores, File)

Miami, Jets, Bills hope to capitalize on Brady's departure

Apr. 1, 2020 4:24 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The biggest free agent deal for the Miami Dolphins this offseason has been one they didn't make. The Dolphins spent more than $237 million last month and signed seven potential starters. But none will help their chances of overtaking the Patriots in the AFC East as much as Tom Brady did by...

The Olympic rings are seen Monday, March 30, 2020, in Tokyo. The Tokyo Olympics will open next year in the same time slot scheduled for this year's games. Tokyo organizers said Monday the opening ceremony will take place on July 23, 2021. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

The Latest: NJ Devils make donation for medical equipment

Mar. 31, 2020 4:58 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The owners of the NHL's New Jersey Devils have made a six-figure donation to the state’s largest health care system for medical equipment to ensure the safety and proper protection of all healthcare workers and first...

Miami Heat guard Goran Dragic (7) looks to pass the ball as New Orleans Pelicans center Derrick Favors (22) and guard Frank Jackson (15) defend during the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Friday, March 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Rusty Costanza)

Heat's Dragic says he's not going to Slovenia during layoff

Mar. 31, 2020 4:26 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Goran Dragic of the Miami Heat said Tuesday that he is prepared to forgo his annual offseason move back to his native Slovenia if that is what the NBA schedule necessitates. Dragic, his wife and their two children are in Miami and have no plans to leave for Slovenia amid the global coronavirus...

President Donald Trump and Defense Secretary Mark Esper, right, walk as the U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort takes off from the pier at Naval Station Norfolk in Norfolk, Va., Saturday, March 28, 2020. The ship is departing for New York to assist hospitals responding to the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

The Latest: WHO warns `far from over' in Asia and Pacific

Mar. 31, 2020 1:11 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — WHO warns COVID-19 epidemics “far from over”...

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis answers a question about his new daughter, Monday, March 30, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla. DeSantis and his wife Casey announced on Twitter on Monday morning the arrival of their third child, a girl named Mamie. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Gov. DeSantis, wife Casey announce birth of baby Mamie

Mar. 30, 2020 4:49 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and his wife Casey announced Monday on Twitter the arrival of their third child, a girl named Mamie. And then the governor crossed the state to update Floridians on the coronavirus. DeSantis remained a proud dad in frantic and strange times. He was in the...

In this image provided by Gulfstream Park, Tiz the Law, riddren by Manuel Franco, wins the Florida Derby horse race at Gulfstream Park, Saturday, March 28, 2020, in Hallandale Beach, Fla. (Lauren King/Coglianese Photos, Gulfstream Park via AP)

Tiz the Law wins a very unusual Florida Derby at Gulfstream

Mar. 28, 2020 8:09 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — If there is a Kentucky Derby this year, Tiz the Law will have a shot to be there. And if he runs the way he did in the Florida Derby, he could very easily be a contender. Tiz the Law ran away in the stretch Saturday to easily win the Florida Derby, wrapping up a spot in the Kentucky Derby...

Zac Giparas, 28, takes a picture of the Covid-19 update beach closure sign along the sand at North Shore Park on Friday, March 20, 2020 in St. Petersburg. Giparas is a USF grad student currently on spring break. (Dirk Shadd/Tampa Bay Times via AP)

Florida orders Louisiana arrivals into quarantine

Mar. 27, 2020 8:53 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday ordered anyone arriving from Louisiana to self-quarantine like those from New York in a bid to blunt the coronavirus pandemic. DeSantis said he is expanding his quarantine order to include Louisiana after officials in the lightly hit...