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ADDS NAMES - From left to right, Miami Marlins left fielder Magnerius Sierra, right fielder Matt Joyce and center fielder Lewis Brinson celebrate after they shut out the New York Yankees in a baseball game Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

For Marlins, playoff berth could be start of a new era

Sep. 28, 2020 1:43 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Marlins' first playoff appearance since 2003 is not supposed to last long. They're regarded as young, inexperienced overachievers who benefited from the short season and expanded playoff format. They were outscored by 41 runs this year, and no team has longer odds of winning the...

Miami Heat's Jimmy Butler, right, goes over the top of Boston Celtics' Marcus Smart (36) during the second half of an NBA conference final playoff basketball game Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Jimmy Butler was an easy get for NBA Finals-bound Heat

Sep. 28, 2020 2:03 AM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — It was June 30, 2019. The Miami Heat had an evening all planned out for their recruitment of free agent Jimmy Butler, down to every detail. They greeted him with music from Irish singer Dermot Kennedy, one of his favorites. A buffet dinner was set up, tables overlooking the...

The Miami Heat celebrate their NBA conference final playoff basketball game win over the Boston Celtics with the Eastern Final trophy Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Back to the Finals: Heat oust Celtics, move to title series

Sep. 27, 2020 11:24 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — It was exactly one year ago Sunday when Jimmy Butler walked into the Miami Heat practice gym, took a seat on a makeshift stage and said he wanted to be part of the team’s next title run. He’ll have that chance. The Heat are going to the NBA Finals —...

Miami Heat's Jae Crowder (99) and teammate Andre Iguodala (28) celebrate a basket during the second half of an NBA conference final playoff basketball game against the Boston Celtics Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

The Finals are set: LeBron, Lakers will meet Butler, Heat

Sep. 27, 2020 10:20 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — LeBron James vs. the Heat. Pat Riley vs. the Lakers. Get ready for the NBA Finals — a title series like none other, to end a season like none other. The matchup is set, with the Miami Heat and the Los Angeles Lakers emerging as the last two teams standing in the chase...

Miami Heat advance to NBA Finals against Los Angeles Lakers, beating Boston Celtics 125-113 in Game 6 of Eastern finals

Sep. 27, 2020 10:05 PM EDT
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Miami Heat advance to NBA Finals against Los Angeles Lakers, beating Boston Celtics 125-113 in Game 6 of Eastern finals.
Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James (23) talks with players as confetti falls after the Lakers beat the Denver Nuggets in an NBA conference final playoff basketball game Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The Lakers won 117-107 to win the series 4-1. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

James, Lakers beat Nuggets in Game 5 to reach NBA Finals

Sep. 27, 2020 1:14 AM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — LeBron James wore out the path to the NBA Finals in the Eastern Conference, making annual trips out of Miami and Cleveland. Now he's the best in the West. And for the first time in a decade, so are the Los Angeles Lakers. James punctuated his 27th postseason triple-double with...

Miami lineman Jaelan Phillips celebrates after  intercepting a pass from Florida State during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (Michael Laughlin/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)

King throws 2 TD passes, No. 12 Miami routs Florida State

Sep. 27, 2020 12:49 AM EDT

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Miami avoided a lightning delay, amped up the offense and overwhelmed its in-state rival. D’Eriq King threw for 267 yards and two touchdowns and the No. 12 Hurricanes beat Florida State 52-10 on Saturday night. The kickoff appeared headed for a delay because of lightning...

Informant in top Venezuela case accused of lying to feds

Sep. 26, 2020 6:35 PM EDT

MEDELLIN, Colombia (AP) — A key informant against one of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro’s closest aides has been accused of lying to his law enforcement handlers in a case involving millions of dollars transported on private jets in violation of U.S. sanctions, The Associated Press has...

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis attends an event with President Donald Trump on the environment at the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, in Jupiter, Fla. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Florida reopens state's economy despite ongoing pandemic

Sep. 25, 2020 6:19 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Gov. Ron DeSantis lifted all restrictions on restaurants and other businesses in Florida on Friday, and banned local fines against people who refuse to wear masks as he seeks to reopen the state's economy despite the spread of the coronavirus. The Republican governor's order...

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew, right, fumbles the ball as he is hit by Miami Dolphins outside linebacker Andrew Van Ginkel, left, and middle linebacker Kyle Van Noy during the second half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)

Reality check: Jags look like many expected in lopsided loss

Sep. 25, 2020 2:45 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — This is what the Jacksonville Jaguars were expected to look like in 2020. The Jaguars did little right in a 31-13 home loss to Miami on Thursday night. They dug themselves another early hole, were downright dysfunctional in all three phases — especially on defense —...