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Tua’s promotion stirs memories of Marino’s 1st start in 1983

By STEVEN WINE AP Sports Writer MIAMI (AP) — It was 1 p.m. on an October Sunday in 1983, and Miami Dolphins rookie Dan Marino was about to take the field for his first NFL start when veteran teammate Lyle Blackwood approached him on the sideline. "I was always joking around too much," ...

Gasparilla Bowl college football game gets new title sponsor

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Gasparilla Bowl has a new title sponsor. The annual college football game scheduled to be played this season in Raymond James Stadium, home of the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers, will be sponsored by Union Home Mortgage. A date has not been announced. The game, once ...

Flores: Decision to replace Fitzpatrick with Tua was tough

By STEVEN WINE AP Sports Writer MIAMI (AP) — Miami Dolphins coach Brian Flores says he regrets that his players found out about the team's switch to quarterback Tua Tagovailoa through social media rather than from him. And Flores says the decision to bench popular veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick ...

Marlins, Jeter part with exec Michael Hill after 19 seasons

By STEVEN WINE AP Sports Writer MIAMI (AP) — Miami Marlins executive Michael Hill's 19-season tenure with the franchise has ended. Hill was president of baseball operations for the past six years and provided continuity after a 2017 change in ownership, but his contract expired and he will ...

Glasnow, Snell to start first 2 World Series games for Rays

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Tyler Glasnow will start Tuesday night's World Series opener for the Tampa Bay Rays against the Los Angeles Dodgers, and Blake Snell will be on the mound for Game 2 on Wednesday night. Glasnow, a 27-year-old right-hander, was 5-1 with a 4.08 ERA in 11 starts during ...

AP source: Jets agree to trade McLendon to Buccaneers

By DENNIS WASZAK Jr. AP Pro Football Writer NEW YORK (AP) — A person with direct knowledge of the move says the New York Jets have agreed to terms on a trade that sends veteran nose tackle Steve McLendon to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Tampa Bay will also acquire New York's 2023 seventh-round ...

Jaguars on verge of NFL record with ‘crazy’ kicking carousel

By MARK LONG AP Pro Football Writer JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Quarterback Gardner Minshew wouldn't even try to name every kicker who's suited up for the Jacksonville Jaguars this season. He surely would have missed one or two — or more. The Jaguars (1-4) will set an NFL record by using ...

Jags acquire LB Correa from Titans for 6th-rounder in 2021

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars acquired linebacker Kamalei Correa from the Tennessee Titans on Wednesday for a late-round pick. The Jaguars sent a sixth-round selection in 2021 to the Titans for Correa and a seventh-rounder. Tennessee coach Mike Vrabel said earlier in ...

SEC postpones LSU-Florida game as Gators deal with outbreak

By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — No. 10 Florida and defending national champion LSU are now scheduled to play in December. Unfortunately for coach Dan Mullen, the stadium still won't be packed. The Southeastern Conference postponed Saturday's LSU-Florida game a day ...

LSUs’ Orgeron says QB Brennan ‘doubful’ vs. No. 10 Florida

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU quarterback Myles Brennan has not been able to practice this week, placing his availability for Saturday's game at No. 10 Florida in question, coach Ed Orgeron said Wednesday. "He's doubtful," Orgeron said on the Southeastern Conference's weekly coaches' ...