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No. 5 Florida will open season without starting O-lineman

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — No. 5 Florida will open the season short-handed up front. Coach Dan Mullen said Monday that center/guard Ethan White had knee surgery and will miss Saturday's game at Ole Miss. Mullen added "we expect him to be back shortly, though." White was expected to start at ...

Dalbec homers for 5th straight game, Red Sox beat Rays 4-3

By MARK DIDTLER Associated Press ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Rookie Bobby Dalbec homered for his fifth consecutive game, Rafael Devers homered and drove in three runs and the AL-worst Boston Red Sox beat the AL-best Tampa Bay Rays 4-3 on Thursday night. Devers hit a two-run drive in the ...

Marlins rally past Phils, open 1st 7-game series since ’67

MIAMI (AP) — Starling Marte hit a tying, three-run double off Brandon Workman in the eighth inning, Jorge Alfaro singled home the winning run in the ninth and the Miami Marlins beat the Philadelphia Phillies 7-6 Thursday night in the opener of a seven-game series, the longest in a major ...

Ex-Penn State WR Shorter gets waiver to play now at Florida

By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Former Penn State receiver Justin Shorter is eligible to play for No. 8 Florida this season. The Gators confirmed Friday that the NCAA granted Shorter's request to waive a one-year transfer rule, meaning he doesn't have to sit out the ...

Harris leads Miami to season-opening win over UAB

By SANTOS PEREZ Associated Press MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Cam'Ron Harris ran for 134 yards and scored twice to lead Miami to a 31-14 season-opening win over UAB Thursday night. Harris' second touchdown from 4 yards late in the third period gave Miami a 24-14 lead after the Blazers of ...

Fournette excited for fresh start with Brady-led Buccaneers

By FRED GOODALL AP Sports Writer TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Leonard Fournette feels he and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are an ideal match. The former Jacksonville running back practiced with his new team for the first time Tuesday, and the two-time 1,000-yard rusher is excited about having an ...

Florida State women’s coach taking leave to be with ill mom

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State women's basketball coach Sue Semrau is taking a leave of absence to be with her mother, who is recovering from ovarian cancer, the school announced Tuesday. Semrau, who will spend time with her family in Seattle, has led the program for the past 23 ...

Sanchez, 4 relievers throw 4-hitter as Marlins blank Braves

By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer ATLANTA (AP) — Sixto Sanchez is helping the Miami Marlins match up with the Braves, even in Atlanta. Sanchez combined with four relievers on a four-hitter, Jorge Alfaro hit one of three homers for Miami and the Marlins beat the Atlanta Braves 8-0 on Tuesday ...

Soto returns, Nats beat Rays 5-3 to finish 2-game sweep

By BOBBY BANCROFT Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Juan Soto drove in a run in his return to the lineup and the Washington Nationals used strong relief pitching to beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-3 on Tuesday night to sweep the two-game series. After missing five games with left elbow ...

Butler, Heat punch a ticket into the NBA’s final four

By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Jimmy Butler set the tone for the Miami Heat season on the first day of training camp. He got to the gym at 3:30 a.m., letting teammates know how hard he expected them to work. And then he filmed himself singing throughout ...