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Marlins pitch a pair of shutouts, sweep Mets in twinbill

By JERRY BEACH Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Rookie left-handers Dan Castano and Trevor Rogers gave Miami good starts and the Marlins went on to pitch a pair of seven-inning shutouts, completing a doubleheader sweep of the New York Mets with a 3-0 win Tuesday night. Rogers, making his ...

Aguilar drives in 3 runs, Marlins outlast Nationals 11-8

By BOBBY BANCROFT Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Jesus Aguilar drove in three runs and the Miami Marlins defeated the Washington Nationals 11-8 on Monday night, taking three of the five games in the series. Miami entered the series on a five-game losing streak. They now exit Nationals ...

Butler gets first sweep with Heat, and now some rest

By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer Jimmy Butler finally got to enjoy a playoff sweep. Butler's first postseason series with the Miami Heat was like none other in his career — a 4-0 win. The Heat are off to the Eastern Conference semifinals for the first time since 2016, after ousting the ...

Gronkowski looks like old self with Brady-led Buccaneers

By FRED GOODALL AP Sports Writer TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A refreshed Rob Gronkowski is back on the practice field with Tom Brady, sweating in the hot Florida sun, preparing for the duo's first season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The four-time All-Pro who was one of the most dominant tight ...

Marlins’ Rojas homers in return from COVID; Miami tops Nats

By BOBBY BANCROFT Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Miguel Rojas hit a three-run homer in his first at-bat after being activated from the COVID-19 injured list, and the Miami Marlins snapped a five-game skid by beating the Washington Nationals 3-2 on Friday night. Rojas connected in the ...

Blue Jays beat Rays 6-5 in 10 for 6th straight win

By MARK DIDTLER Associated Press ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Cavan Biggio and Lourdes Gurriel Jr. each drove in a run during the 10th inning to help the Toronto Blue Jays win their sixth consecutive game, 6-5 over the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday night. Biggio knocked in Brandon Drury from ...

Dolphins’ Fitzpatrick returns to camp after 1-day absence

MIAMI (AP) — Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick returned to practice Saturday after a one-day absence for personal reasons. Top draft pick Tua Tagovailoa and former Arizona Cardinals first-round pick Josh Rosen had so-so performances Friday in Fitzpatrick's absence, coach Brian ...

QB-turned-WR Jeff Smith catching on again at Jets camp

By DENNIS WASZAK JR. AP Pro Football Writer FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Jeff Smith was a quarterback for as long as he can remember, running around would-be tacklers and tossing passes all over football fields in Florida. He was exceptional by the time he got to high school in Clearwater, ...

Two positive tests in Mets organization; two games postponed

By STEVEN WINE AP Sports Writer MIAMI (AP) — The New York Mets received two positive tests for COVID-19 in their organization Thursday, Major League Baseball said, prompting the postponement of two games. The finale of the Mets' four-game series at Miami was called off an hour before it ...

Bucks bounce back, beat Magic 111-96 in Game 2 to tie series

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks still haven't figured out how to slow down Nikola Vucevic. They did shut down his Orlando Magic teammates well enough to tie the Eastern Conference first-round series. Giannis Antetokounmpo had 28 points and 20 rebounds and Milwaukee rode a ...