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Clemson five-star RB Bowman puts name in transfer portal

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson freshman running back Demarkcus Bowman has put his name in the transfer portal. Team spokesman Ross Taylor said Thursday that Bowman talked with Clemson coaches about his desire to transfer. Bowman is a 5-foot-10, 190-pound tailback from Lakeland, Florida, who ...

Heat are ailing, but insist NBA Finals vs Lakers aren’t over

By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Jimmy Butler had a bandage on his right knee and a wrap on his left ankle. His team's starting point guard and center are both doubtful to play in Game 2 of the NBA Finals. And his Miami Heat are coming off a one-sided loss ...

Lightning lift Stanley Cup in capping NHL’s marathon season

By JOHN WAWROW AP Hockey Writer Defenseman Ryan McDonagh was preparing to answer one last question regarding the Tampa Bay Lightning's Stanley Cup championship when teammates Nikita Kucherov and Alex Killorn crashed the room, putting an abrupt and celebratory end to the news ...

The NBA Finals: Why the Heat will win the championship

By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — This pick doesn't make much sense. The best scorer on the Miami Heat might be a baby-faced rookie. The best player had never been past the second round of the playoffs before this season. The starting center wasn't good ...

Dolphins’ Tagovailoa misses practice because of illness

MIAMI (AP) — Miami Dolphins rookie quarterback Tua Tagovailoa missed practice Wednesday because of an illness that wasn't related to the coronavirus, coach Brian Flores said. The Dolphins' top draft pick and former Alabama star has yet to play as the backup to Ryan Fitzpatrick. Their other ...

QBs Costello, Trask set pace with big numbers in SEC openers

By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer Southeastern Conference fans expecting defenses to be ahead of offenses could not have been prepared for the big passing games from Mississippi State's K.J. Costello and Florida's Kyle Trask to open the season. Trask and Costello were the league's biggest ...

Brady, Barrett lead Buccaneers past Broncos 28-10

By ARNIE STAPLETON AP Pro Football Writer DENVER (AP) — Before kickoff, Tom Brady sauntered over to Peyton Manning, who owns four fewer Super Bowl rings but has something Brady desperately craves: a championship with a second team. "It was good to see him," Brady said after leading the ...

Marlins beat Yanks 5-0 for winning season, face Cubs

By LARRY FLEISHER Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Miami heads to its first postseason appearance since the Marlins' 2003 World Series title with its first winning record in more than a decade. Rookie Jazz Chisholm had a home run and three RBIs on Sunday in a 5-0 win over the New York ...

Jimmy Butler was an easy get for NBA Finals-bound Heat

By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — It was June 30, 2019. The Miami Heat had an evening all planned out for their recruitment of free agent Jimmy Butler, down to every detail. They greeted him with music from Irish singer Dermot Kennedy, one of his favorites. ...

Lopez, Marlins boost playoff hopes by beating Braves 4-2

ATLANTA (AP) — Pablo Lopez delivered big in a must-win situation, even after a long rain delay gave the right-hander and the Miami Marlins more time to think about what was at stake. Jon Berti had three hits, including a two-run double, Lopez allowed only two hits in five scoreless innings ...