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Denver Broncos defensive end DeShawn Williams (90) sacks Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (1) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Dolphins optimistic Tua will face Jets despite sore thumb

Nov. 26, 2020 9:22 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Tua Tagovailoa's sore thumb was better Thursday, and Miami Dolphins coach Brian Flores expressed optimism his rookie quarterback will be able to play Sunday against the New York Jets. Tagovailoa hurt the thumb on his throwing hand in practice and was limited Wednesday. “He got banged up...

Haley Moore tees off on the first hole during the first round of the LPGA Pelican Women's Championship golf tournament Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, in Belleair, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

From bullied to birdies: Haley Moore's LPGA story resonates

Nov. 26, 2020 9:18 AM EST

BELLEAIR, Fla. (AP) — Haley Moore will never forget the shot. It was in April 2019 when she stood on the 16th tee at Augusta National, home of the Masters, 156 yards from the flag with a short iron in her hands and watched the ball take flight. It landed a few yards to the left of the hole on the sharply...

King leads E. Kentucky over North Florida 80-67

Nov. 25, 2020 11:45 PM EST

RALIEGH, N.C. (AP) — Tre King had 15 points, 10 rebounds and four steals to lead Eastern Kentucky to an 80-67 win over North Florida on Wednesday. Curt Lewis had 13 points for Eastern Kentucky (1-0). Wendell Green Jr. added 12 points and six assists. Cooper Robb had 10 points, eight rebounds and five...

Clemson beats Mississippi St. 53-42 in Space Coast Challenge

Nov. 25, 2020 11:16 PM EST

MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) — PJ Hall had 10 points on 5-of-6 shooting and grabbed seven rebounds to help Clemson open the season with a 53-42 win over Mississippi State in the Space Coast Challenge on Wednesday night. The tournament, originally planned as the Cancun Challenge, was hosted by Eastern Florida...

Catto carries Florida Gulf Coast over Florida A&M 65-56

Nov. 25, 2020 11:08 PM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Caleb Catto scored 13 points as Florida Gulf Coast defeated Florida A&M 65-56 on Wednesday night. Dakota Rivers added 11 points for Florida Gulf Coast. Kamron Reaves had 15 points for the Rattlers. Johnny Brown added 13 points, eight rebounds and three blocks. MJ Randolph had...

Daye, Jr. scores 24 to lead FIU past Flagler 85-81

Nov. 25, 2020 10:02 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Antonio Daye, Jr. had a career-high 24 points as Florida International defeated Flagler 85-81 on Wednesday night in a season opener. Radshad Davis had 15 points for Florida International. Tevin Brewer added 10 points as did Eric Lovett. Jaizec Lottie had 29 points for the Saints. Marcus...

Edey a force with 19 points as Purdue tops Liberty 77-64

Nov. 25, 2020 8:33 PM EST

MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) — Zach Edey scored 19 points on 9-of-10 shooting in his collegiate debut and Purdue fended off Liberty 77-64 in the opener of the Space Coast Challenge on Wednesday night. Edey, a 7-foot4 freshman, led four Boilermakers into double-figure scoring with Jaden Ivey adding 12 and Aaron...

Taylor scores 21 to lead Austin Peay over Omaha 72-66

Nov. 25, 2020 8:16 PM EST

ESTERO, Fla. (AP) — Terry Taylor had 21 points and 12 rebounds as Austin Peay beat Nebraska Omaha 72-66 on Wednesday at the Gulf Coast Showcase. Jordyn Adams had 18 points for Austin Peay (1-0). Reginald Gee added 14 points. Mike Peake had four blocks. Marlon Ruffin had 20 points for the Mavericks (0-1)....

Collins lifts South Florida past Florida College 94-84

Nov. 25, 2020 7:24 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — David Collins had 17 points as South Florida defeated Florida College 94-84 on Wednesday in a season opener. Justin Brown had 15 points for South Florida. Jamir Chaplin added 14 points and seven rebounds. Michael Durr had 11 points. Jalon Perry had 28 points for the Falcons. Matt Simpson...

Gayman lifts Abilene Christian past E. Tennessee St. 70-47

Nov. 25, 2020 7:19 PM EST

ESTERO, Fla. (AP) — Clay Gayman had 17 points off the bench to lead Abilene Christian to a 70-47 win over East Tennessee State on Wednesday in a season opener. Coryon Mason had 13 points for Abilene Christian. Kolton Kohl added 12 points and 10 rebounds. Reggie Miller had six rebounds. David Sloan had 11...