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Mullen brushes aside criticism for wanting to ‘pack Swamp’

By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida coach Dan Mullen was given several more chances Monday to clarify any confusion regarding his comments about wanting to pack 90,000 screaming fans inside Florida Field during the coronavirus pandemic. He declined each of them, ...

After surprise run to NBA Finals, the Heat future is bright

By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Jimmy Butler and Goran Dragic had their arms slung over the other's shoulders as they walked out of the arena following the final game of Miami's season, helping each other in the most painful of moments. That was the Heat ...

Florida Atlantic has third game postponed due to COVID-19

By The Associated Press Florida Atlantic's game at Southern Mississippi on Saturday has been postponed because COVID-19 issues. The schools said they will work with Conference USA to reschedule. FAU has already had two nonconference games called off. The Owls were unable to play Georgia ...

Bucs TE O.J. Howard ruptures Achilles tendon, out for season

By FRED GOODALL AP Sports Writer TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end O.J. Howard will miss the remainder of the season after rupturing his right Achilles tendon. The Bucs placed the fourth-year pro on injured reserve Tuesday, the third time in Howard's career that an injury ...

Lakers top Heat 102-96, take 3-1 lead in NBA Finals

By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — LeBron James woke up from his gameday nap Tuesday and decided it was time to send his Los Angeles Lakers teammates a message. He grabbed his phone and told the Lakers they were facing a must-win game. "I felt that vibe. I ...

As always, Miami’s Olynyk ready for anything in NBA Finals

By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Kelly Olynyk might play no minutes for the Miami Heat on Tuesday, a scenario that popped up twice in the last three games of the Eastern Conference finals. Or he might play meaningless minutes, like what he got in Game 1 of ...

Kyle Trask leads Florida into venue that inspired his name

By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — When Florida quarterback Kyle Trask walks into Kyle Field this weekend, it surely will feel a little surreal. That's because Trask will come face to face with his namesake. Yes, Trask's parents named their son after Texas A&M's ...

Not yet Tua time: Fitzpatrick to remain Dolphins’ starter

By STEVEN WINE AP Sports Writer MIAMI (AP) — Ryan Fitzpatrick will remain the Miami Dolphinsí starting quarterback for at least another week, further delaying the NFL debut of Tua Tagovailoa. The Dolphins announced Tuesday on Twitter that Fitzpatrick will get the nod Sunday at San ...

Tua time? Even at 1-3, Dolphins’ Flores says not so fast

By STEVEN WINE AP Sports Writer MIAMI (AP) — When asked Monday about the Miami Dolphins' quarterback situation, coach Brian Flores paused for nearly 8 seconds before he answered. That was plenty of time to stir up even more speculation regarding when top draft pick Tua Tagovailoa might ...

Beleaguered Jaguars dealing with more injuries on defense

By MARK LONG AP Pro Football Writer JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have a three-game losing streak and one of the worst defenses in franchise history, a unit that could be down three more starters at winless Houston. The D was mostly inept in a 33-25 loss at Cincinnati ...