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The captain: Miami’s Udonis Haslem now an 18-year player

By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer MIAMI (AP) — Udonis Haslem finally played, and made an immediate impact for the Miami Heat. He scored twice, making both his shots. He took a charge. And then he got ejected. Haslem can finally say that he has played in 18 NBA seasons — and it was ...

Julien delivers game-winner in Mighty Mussels’ 6-5 win over Threshers

  FORT MYERS – Minnesota Twins' first round picks Aaron Sabato and Keoni Cavaco each reached base four times Wednesday, and Edouard Julien delivered the game-winning hit in a 6-5 Mighty Mussels’ victory over the Clearwater Threshers at Hammond Stadium. After both teams traded runs ...

Reunion tour: College teammates getting back together in NFL

By MARK LONG AP Pro Football Writer JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Trevor Lawrence was fielding calls, posing for pictures and still hugging everyone in sight when he realized the Jacksonville Jaguars were about to be back on the clock during the first round of the NFL draft. The No. 1 overall ...

Leigh Perkins, who took Orvis beyond fly fishing, dies at 93

By WILSON RING Associated Press The man who transformed the Vermont-based Orvis company from a niche fly-fishing supply company into a global retailer of outdoor supplies, apparel and protector of the environment has died. Leigh H. Perkins was 93. The Sunderland-based Orvis company says ...

Report: Tebow-Meyer reunion on verge of becoming official

By MARK LONG AP Pro Football Writer Tim Tebow and Urban Meyer are apparently getting back together, this time in the NFL. The former Florida star and 2007 Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback is expected to team up with his college coach by signing a one-year contract to play for the ...

U.S. wins Walker Cup, beating GB&I 14-12 at Seminole

JUNO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Austin Eckroat and Pierceson Coody got the United States off to a fast start, and Cole Hammer and Stewart Hagestad finished off Great Britain & Ireland in the Walker Cup. Ricky Castillo won again, too, and the Americans took five of the 10 afternoon singles ...

Mussels suffer first loss 3-1 in Bradenton

BRADENTON – The Fort Myers Mighty Mussels managed just two hits Thursday night, dropping their first game of the season 3-1 to the Bradenton Marauders at LECOM Park. The Mighty Mussels (2-1) got runners into scoring position in each of the final three innings, but were only able to push ...

Magic, AdventHealth teaming up for fan vaccination event

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Orlando Magic are offering the coronavirus vaccine to as many as 2,300 Central Florida residents next week, becoming the latest NBA team to host such an event. The Magic partnered with AdventHealth and city officials to arrange the May 13 event at Amway Center, the ...

Mussels show their might in 13-4 barrage over Bradenton

  BRADENTON, Fla. – The Fort Myers Mighty Mussels scored nine runs in the first two innings Wednesday and cruised to a 13-4 win over the Bradenton Marauders at LECOM Park. Mussels (2-0) right-hander Hunter McMahon (1-0) went 4.2 innings of scoreless relief, allowing only two hits while ...

AP source: Jaguars fire 4 execs who spent 66 years with team

By MARK LONG AP Pro Football Writer The Jacksonville Jaguars have fired four longtime scouting executives, including two who had been with the team more than two decades, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press on Wednesday. The person said the Jaguars parted with Chris ...