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Mattingly to rejoin Marlins on Friday after bout with virus

MIAMI (AP) — Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly, sidelined since he tested positive for COVID-19 on July 31, is expected to rejoin the team Friday. The 60-year-old Mattingly, who was vaccinated in mid-April, experienced mild symptoms. The last-place Marlins began a series at San Diego on ...

Henderson’s future with Jaguars uncertain as absences mount

By MARK LONG AP Pro Football Writer JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — CJ Henderson's NFL debut was better than anyone anticipated. The rookie cornerback and ninth overall pick in the 2020 draft had five tackles and three pass breakups, including an interception and a fourth-down swat in the final ...

Mighty Mussels split series with Blue Jays

Dunedin one-hits Fort Myers in Sunday finale FORT MYERS – The Dunedin Blue Jays held the Mighty Mussels to just one hit Sunday, earning a split of the series with a 3-0 win at Hammond Stadium. Jesus Feliz notched the lone knock for Fort Myers, a single to center with two outs in the seventh ...

Fort Myers Mussels shut out by Dunedin Blue Jays, 8-0

FORT MYERS – The Dunedin Blue Jays’ pitching staff limited the Mighty Mussels to just two hits in an 8-0 victory at Hammond Stadium Thursday. Blue Jays (36-44) hurlers faced just two batters over the minimum, issuing two walks while also rolling a pair of double plays. Dunedin starter Sem ...

Florida to spend training camp in hotel to combat COVID-19

By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida will spend at least part of its training camp in a hotel as coach Dan Mullen searches for ways to avoid another COVID-19 outbreak within the program. The Gators begin three weeks of fall practice today, with Mullen ...

Sabato’s multi-homer day highlights Mighty Mussels’ split with Dunedin

FORT MYERS – Aaron Sabato clobbered a pair of home runs Wednesday, helping the Fort Myers Mighty Mussels split a doubleheader with the Dunedin Blue Jays at Hammond Stadium. Sabato drove in six runs in the twin bill, logging three RBI in each game. With the Mussels (41-36) trailing 5-1 in the ...

Dolphins WR Williams joins 3 TEs on the team’s COVID-19 list

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins receiver Preston Williams joined three tight ends already on the team's COVID-19 reserve list, and co-offensive coordinator George Godsey was absent Monday for medical reasons. Williams was added to the list Monday. Tight ends Mike Gesicki, Cethan ...

Mussels’ Sawyer Gipson-Long named Low-A Southeast Pitcher of the Week

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Fort Myers Mighty Mussels’ right-hander Sawyer Gipson-Long has been named the Low-A Southeast Pitcher of the Week, the league office announced Monday. Gipson-Long spun a career-best seven innings July 27 at Clearwater, allowing just one unearned run on three hits. He ...

Mussels drop two close games to Clearwater

CLEARWATER, Fla. – The Fort Myers Mighty Mussels out-hit the Clearwater Threshers Thursday, but dropped a doubleheader by scores of 4-2 and 3-2 at BayCare Ballpark. The Mighty Mussels (40-35) had the tying run in scoring position in the bottom of the final inning in Game 1, but were unable ...