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Marte’s homer gives Marlins 3-2 win over Blue Jays

MIAMI (AP) — Starling Marte celebrated his Miami debut with a tiebreaking homer in the eighth inning, helping the Marlins top the Toronto Blue Jays 3-2 on Tuesday night. Marte, who was acquired in a trade with Arizona on Monday, drove a 1-0 pitch from Shun Yamaguchi (1-3) deep to left-center ...

Rays’ Cash makes threat after Chapman’s 101 mph brush back

By LARRY FLEISHER Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — If Aroldis Chapman's 101 mph brush-back pitch Tuesday night didn't push the Yankees-Rays rivalry to its boiling point, Tampa Bay manager Kevin Cash's threat certainly did. "Somebody's got to be accountable," Cash said. "And the last thing ...

D’Eriq King is the key to Miami’s hopes for success in 2020

By TIM REYNOLDS AP Sports Writer Miami coach Manny Diaz waited until about a week before the start of training camp before he announced that D'Eriq King would be the team's starting quarterback. It was a formality. From the moment King announced that he was transferring to Miami last ...

Norvell should have easy act to follow at Florida State

By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer Mike Norvell has a relatively easy act to follow. Norvell's first season at Florida State should be an upgrade from the Willie Taggart era, which was one of college football's biggest coaching debacles in recent years. Taggart went 9-12 in 21 games in ...

Butler scores 40, Heat top Bucks 115-104 for 1-0 series lead

By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Jimmy Butler kept hearing the same message from teammates in every conversation Monday night. "Win the game." He listened to them, and delivered. Butler scored 14 of his playoff career-high 40 points in the fourth ...

Giants acquire left-handed reliever Banda from Rays for $75,000

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants acquired left-hander Anthony Banda from the Tampa Bay Rays for $75,000 on Monday, adding depth to their bullpen. Banda went 1-0 with a 10.29 ERA in four outings with one save over seven innings for the Rays before being designated for assignment ...

Glasnow overpowers Yanks as Rays go to 7-1 vs New York this season

By JAKE SEINER AP Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Tyler Glasnow flummoxed the Yankees for six innings, Ji-Man Choi and Kevin Kiermaier homered off Gerrit Cole, and the Tampa Bay Rays extended their mastery of New York with a 5-3 victory Monday night. The AL East leaders improved to 7-1 ...

Adames hits grand slam, surging Rays beat Marlins for sweep

MIAMI (AP) — Willy Adames hit a grand slam and the surging Tampa Bay Rays beat the Miami Marlins 12-7 on Sunday to finish a three-game sweep. Joey Wendle, Yoshi Tsutsugo and Kevin Kiermaier also went deep for the Rays, who have won 12 of their last 14 and have beaten Miami eight straight ...

Dolphins’ Fitzpatrick back at practice after mother’s death

MIAMI (AP) — Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick returned to practice Monday after missing a scrimmage following his mother's death. Fitzpatrick left just before the scrimmage began Saturday after learning of the death of his mother, Lori. He also missed an earlier practice because ...

NFL stunner: Jags waive Fournette after failing to trade him

By MARK LONG AP Pro Football Writer JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jaguars moved another step closer to purging Tom Coughlin's tumultuous tenure in Jacksonville. The team waived running back Leonard Fournette on Monday, a stunning decision many outsiders view as the latest in a series of ...