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Scientists look for link between wastewater and algae in bay

TAMPA (AP) — Scientists are looking for any links to dreaded algae blooms and the pumping of 215 gallons of wastewater into Tampa Bay from the site of an old fertilizer plant two months ago. Scientists want to know whether the specific nutrients found in wastewater at the Piney Point plant ...

Dolphins, LB Baker agree on 3-year, $39 million extension

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — The Miami Dolphins and linebacker Jerome Baker have agreed on a three-year, $39 million contract extension, agent Drew Rosenhaus said Sunday. The deal includes $28.4 million in guaranteed money, Rosenhaus said. Baker has played in all 48 games in his first three seasons ...

No. 2 Texas completes sweep of South Florida for CWS berth

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Trey Faltine drove in three runs with a pair of doubles and Cam Williams hit a two-run home run in the seventh inning after walking his first four times up and scoring three times as No. 2 overall seed Texas breezed into the College World Series with a 12-4 victory over ...

Mussels’ bats erupt in 19-3 domination of Jupiter

    JUPITER, Fla. – The Fort Myers Mighty Mussels scored a season-high 19 runs Thursday, carrying a no-hitter into the seventh inning at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium in a 19-3 dismantling of the Jupiter Hammerheads. The Mighty Mussels (18-15) set a season high in runs, hits (20) and ...

Former NFL star Warrick Dunn tackles housing inequalities

By ROB MAADDI AP Pro Football Writer Former NFL star Warrick Dunn is hosting a conversation centered on diversity and inclusion as part of his charity's Juneteenth celebration. Dunn, a three-time Pro Bowl running back with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Atlanta Falcons, will sit down with NFL ...

Sooners top Florida State 6-2, force decisive Game 3 at WCWS

By CLIFF BRUNT AP Sports Writer OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Jocelyn Alo knew her hit was gone as soon as she made contact. Oklahoma's slugger blasted a go-ahead homer in the sixth inning, and the Sooners beat Florida State 6-2 on Wednesday night to force a decisive Game 3 for the Women's College ...

Brady’s Bucs focused on getting better, repeating as champs

By FRED GOODALL AP Sports Writer TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — There's no room for complacency in Tom Brady's world. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are hoping to become the first team to repeat as Super Bowl champions since Brady's 2003 and 2004 New England Patriots, and the 43-year-old quarterback doesn't ...

Minor leaguer released from hospital after struck in head

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Minor league pitcher Tyler Zombro was released from the hospital and will transition to outpatiant occupational and speech therapy in Durham, North Carolina, after being struck in the head by a line drive last week. Zombro, a right-hander in the Tampa Bay Rays ...

Back to work: Brady throws at camp, champs reward Arians, GM

By FRED GOODALL AP Sports Writer TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — No keeping Tom Brady off the practice field. The 43-year-old quarterback was a full participant Tuesday at mandatory minicamp for the Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers, taking part in individual drills and doing some 7-on-7 and ...

Harding leads Florida State past Oklahoma 8-4 in WCWS Game 1

By CLIFF BRUNT AP Sports Writer OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Florida State freshmen Kalei Harding and Kaley Mudge have the Seminoles knocking on the door of a national title. Harding homered and drove in four runs and Mudge had three hits, leading Florida State past No. 1 seed Oklahoma 8-4 in the ...