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Fort Myers Mighty Mussels break strikeout record in 5-2 win over Tampa

FORT MYERS – The Mighty Mussels broke the franchise record for strikeouts in a season Wednesday, taking the opener of the series with the Tampa Tarpons 5-2 at Hammond Stadium. Fort Myers (58-53) struck out 10 batters in the win, surpassing the single-season record of 1,188 punchouts set by ...

Mistakes, penalties big factors in Florida State’s 0-2 start

By BOB FERRANTE Associated Press TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Mike Norvell said he believes in his players and that Florida State has lost two games to start the season they should have won. But they haven't. Any ascent from a 3-6 season in 2020 has instead been halted by a demoralizing loss ...

Florida’s Mullen ignoring QB calls for Richardson over Jones

By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida backup quarterback Anthony Richardson, one of college football's more dynamic players through two games, is expected to practice this week while recovering from a strained right hamstring. How much or how early he plays against ...

Zalatoris wins PGA Tour award as rookie of the year

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Will Zalatoris has been voted PGA Tour rookie of the year, the first player in 20 years to receive the award without being a full PGA Tour member. Zalatoris played well enough on the Korn Ferry Tour in 2020 to earn a spot in the U.S. Open at Winged Foot, which ...

No. 24 Miami loses RB Don Chaney for season with knee injury

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — No. 24 Miami has lost running back Don Chaney Jr. for the remainder of the season with a knee injury, and starting linebacker Keontra Smith will miss several weeks with a leg injury. Both were injured in the Hurricanes' 25-23 win over Appalachian State this past ...

Mussels take five of six from Cards with 7-6 Sunday win

  FORT MYERS – All nine Mighty Mussels recorded hits Sunday, as Fort Myers defeated Palm Beach 7-6 to win the series five games to one at Hammond Stadium. The Mighty Mussels (57-53) scored all seven runs in the first two innings, getting just enough pitching to hold on to the win. With ...

Jaguars select 7 captains, including rookie Trevor Lawrence

By MARK LONG AP Pro Football Writer JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Rookie quarterback and No. 1 overall pick Trevor Lawrence was voted one of Jacksonville's seven team captains for the season. Coach Urban Meyer unveiled the list during a team meeting Wednesday by showing a 3-minute video ...

Florida’s Carter scrambling for tickets to Tampa homecoming

By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Zach Carter might have an easier time replicating his season-opening performance than filling ticket requests for No. 13 Florida's next game. The fifth-year senior and Tampa native is pleading with teammates to help him land enough ...

Mussels and Cardinals suspended in fourth inning Wednesday

FORT MYERS – The Mighty Mussels and Palm Beach Cardinals were suspended due to unplayable field conditions and impending weather at Hammond Stadium with the Mussels leading 3-2 in the fourth inning. The game will be resumed at 5 p.m. today with Fort Myers batting with two outs and the bases ...

A trade for Watson? Dolphins coach says Tua is his QB

By ALAIN POUPART Associated Press MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins coach Brian Flores publicly expressed his support for quarterback Tua Tagovailoa on Wednesday, which may or may not tamp down speculation about the team's interest in Houston quarterback Deshaun Watson. Tagovailoa ...