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Guard Isaiah Wong decides to remain with Miami Hurricanes

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Miami Hurricanes guard Isaiah Wong has decided to return next season rather than pursue a pro career. Wong had entered his name into consideration for the NBA draft, which is set for July 29. He averaged 17.1 points, 4.8 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.1 steals per ...

Pentagon chief allows Naval Academy grad to pursue NFL job

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said Tuesday that the U.S. military will allow Naval Academy graduate Cameron Kinley to pursue a career in the NFL with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Acting Navy Secretary Tom Harker had denied Kinley's request to delay his commissioning. But ...

Lightning look to be 1st team to win Cup at home since 2015

By STEPHEN WHYNO AP Hockey Writer TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — When the Chicago Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup on home ice for the first time since before World War II,  Jon Cooper could not bear to watch the joyful aftermath. "I'm looking away from the whole thing," he said. Cooper's Tampa Bay ...

MMA gym owner offers NIL deal for Miami football players

MIAMI (AP) — A Florida business owned by a longtime Miami football fan has committed to a large financial deal for Hurricanes football players to profit from use of their name, image and likeness. American Top Team, a chain of mixed martial arts gyms, is offering a $500 monthly contract to ...

Florida high school ex-quarterback dies in gunfire barrage

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — A star Florida high school quarterback playing for a Georgia university died after more than 50 gunshots were fired into the car he was driving. Ladarius Clardy, 18, was found dead with several gunshot wounds before dawn Thursday after the vehicle he was driving ...

Mussels’ bullpen dazzles in 1-0 loss to Bradenton

FORT MYERS – The Mighty Mussels’ bullpen tossed five scoreless innings Thursday, but the offense couldn’t muster a run in a 1-0 loss to the Bradenton Marauders at Hammond Stadium. The Fort Myers’ relievers surrendered only one hit and two walks over five innings, striking out seven. ...

Two men who ran onto Super Bowl field given year of probation

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Two men who ran onto the field during the final quarter of Super Bowl LV in February have pleaded no contest to trespassing and agreed to a year of probation. The two reached the deal Tuesday during a virtual hearing in Tampa, Florida. Under the terms of their probation, ...

‘Continue to pray’: In Surfside, NBA’s Haslem offers support

By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer MIAMI (AP) — Udonis Haslem had one arm draped over the shoulders of Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava as they walked slowly toward the Champlain Towers condo collapse memorial site Tuesday. The Miami Heat captain didn't know what to say. He simply ...

Tight end Pitts is last of Falcons’ 9 draft picks to sign

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons have signed first-round pick Kyle Pitts, the tight end from Florida. Pitts signed the four-year deal with a fifth-year option on Tuesday. The Falcons have signed each of their nine selections in this year's NFL draft. Pitts, the No. 4 overall ...

Miami Hurricanes’ guard McGusty to return for another season

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Guard Kameron McGusty said Tuesday he has decided to play another season with the Miami Hurricanes after going through the pre-draft process with NBA teams. McGusty has averaged 12.8 points and 3.9 rebounds in two seasons with the Hurricanes. He also spent two ...