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EXPLAINER: How Florida is struggling to get aid to tenants

Jul. 30, 2021 11:50 AM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A federal freeze on most evictions enacted last year is scheduled to expire Saturday, after President Joe Biden's administration extended the original date by a month. The moratorium, put in place by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in September,...

Guerrero hits 3-run homer out of Fenway as Jays rout Red Sox

Jul. 29, 2021 23:48 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit a three-run homer all the way out of Fenway Park, Hyun Jin Ryu held Boston to two hits over six innings and the Toronto Blue Jays routed the Red Sox 13-1 on Thursday night. Teoscar Hernández hit a two-run double for the Blue...

Not left out: Yankees get big lefty bats with Gallo, Rizzo

Jul. 29, 2021 22:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Desperate for a powerful, left-handed bat to park balls in the short porch at Yankee Stadium, the New York Yankees got two of them. Hours after announcing their trade to acquire All-Star slugger Joey Gallo from Texas, the playoff-chasing Yankees worked...

Yankees get Cubs 1B Anthony Rizzo, cash for 2 minor leaguers

Jul. 29, 2021 22:42 PM EDT

The New York Yankees acquired Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo for two minor leaguers Thursday in their second major trade this week for desperately needed left-handed bats. Chicago will pay the Yankees $5,652,403 as part of the trade, covering all but $202,435 of...

Left turn: Boone says Yankees 'a lot better' with Gallo

Jul. 29, 2021 18:37 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Yankees have answered questions about how they would proceed heading into Friday's trade deadline. They are big-time buyers. All-Star slugger Joey Gallo's trade to New York from the Texas Rangers was completed...

Patiño blanks Yanks as Rays pound Cole, bullpen in 14-0 rout

Jul. 29, 2021 17:32 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Luis Patiño outpitched Gerrit Cole, Brett Phillips hit a grand slam during a 10-run sixth inning, and the Tampa Bay Rays avoided a three-game sweep by routing the New York Yankees 14-0 on Thursday. Patiño (2-2) allowed three hits in six...

WWE star: Ringside seats, beer for return of stolen necklace

Jul. 29, 2021 09:39 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — WWE star Sheamus is offering ring-side seats and “many beers" to anyone who returns a prop cross necklace that was stolen from an arena on the campus of the University of South Florida. Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay is also offering a $5,000 reward...

Judge hits tiebreaking single in 10th, Yankees beat Rays 3-1

Jul. 29, 2021 00:25 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Aaron Judge went from being a late scratch to hitting a tiebreaking single in a two-run 10th inning as the New York Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays for the second straight day, 3-1 on Wednesday night. Judge was taken out of the lineup about...

Yankees star Aaron Judge a late scratch vs Rays

Jul. 28, 2021 20:53 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees star Aaron Judge was scratched from the starting lineup about 30 minutes before the start of Wednesday night's game at Tampa Bay. Although there was no announcement on why Judge was taken out of the lineup, he pinch-hit in...

5 years' prison for Florida man in arson at racial protest

Jul. 28, 2021 15:43 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man was sentenced Wednesday to five years in federal prison for torching a sporting goods store during racial protests in 2020. A Tampa federal judge imposed the sentence on 21-year-old Terrance Lee Hester Jr., who pleaded guilty to an arson...