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Nationals pile up seven runs in third inning in rout of Shaun Anderson, Marlins

By PATRICK STEVENS (Associated Press) WASHINGTON (AP) — Lane Thomas homered to highlight a seven-run third inning, and the Washington Nationals routed the Miami Marlins 8-1 on Friday night in the opener of a three-game series. MacKenzie Gore struck out 10 over seven innings for Washington, which has won six of seven and improved to 5-0 against Miami this season. The Marlins, who are an NL-worst 23-46, have lost three in a row and nine of their last 11. Miami fell to 3-21 when facing a left-handed starter. Gore (6-5) won for the fourth time in five starts, giving up a run on five hits while matching...

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Trump paints dark picture of America, promises rosy future if he defeats Biden

Celebrating his birthday, former President Donald Trump presented a dark vision of America that he said could only be transformed one way — with his return as president. He said the country was hobbled by rising prices, endangered by criminals from other countries  and threatened by terrorists he claimed are roaming the nation. “This is the most important election that our country has ever had because we’re a failing nation. And we can’t be a failing nation for long,” he said. Trump’s declarations came Friday night during a combination rally and birthday celebration in West Palm Beach before...

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1 dead, 4 hospitalized in apparent drive-by shooting in Fort Lauderdale, police say

One person died and four others were hospitalized after an apparent drive-by shooting in Fort Lauderdale on Friday night, police said. Officers and Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue responded to the 2300 block of Northwest Eighth Street shortly after 7 p.m. and found five men who had been shot, Det. Ali Adamson, a spokesperson for the police department, said in an email. Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue took all five men to Broward Health Medical Center. Adamson said late Friday that one man was pronounced dead at the hospital and one man is in critical condition. The three others injured are expected...

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Panthers now one game away from first-ever Stanley Cup with road win vs. Edmonton

Panthers captain Aleksander Barkov returned to the ice after suffering an injury that kept him out of the end of Game 2, but he got his revenge in Game 3 and helped put his team one win away from lifting its first Stanley Cup. The Florida captain scored the game-winning goal as the Panthers beat the Oilers 4-3 at Rogers Place in Edmonton on Thursday night. With the win, Florida took a 3-0 lead in the Stanley Cup Final. The Panthers can clinch the franchise’s first title on Saturday night in Edmonton. Some bad blood from the Barkov hit and injury may have lingered into Game 3, as the Oilers and...

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South Floridian J.D. Martinez hits two-run homer in ninth as Mets rally past Marlins

By LARRY FLEISHER (Associated Press) NEW YORK (AP) — J.D. Martinez hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the New York Mets a 3-2 victory over the Miami Marlins on Thursday night. The one-out drive off Tanner Scott made a winner of Edwin Díaz (2-1) in his return from the injured list. The star closer threw his first pitch to the backstop but worked a perfect inning with one strikeout. Francisco Lindor drew a leadoff walk in the Mets ninth before Brandon Nimmo struck out. Lindor stole second and Martinez won it one pitch later by hitting Scott’s 3-1 slider into the Marlins’...

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Dolphins to sign DE Calais Campbell, acquiring one of NFL’s and UM’s best

The Miami Dolphins, seeking pass-rushing help on the defensive line, will get a noteworthy boost by signing defensive end Calais Campbell, bringing home a University of Miami Hurricane and one of the NFL’s most-respected players, the Sun Sentinel has confirmed. NFL Network first reported the Campbell acquisition.  In the last three seasons, Campbell has made 45 starts in 46 games, totaling 13.5 sacks for Baltimore (2021-22) and Atlanta (2023). The Dolphins would likely look for Campbell, arguably a Hall of Fame player with 105.5 career sacks, to be a rotational player for defensive coordinator...

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Mets hit three homers in blowing past Garrett, Marlins

By MIKE FITZPATRICK (AP Baseball Writer) NEW YORK (AP) — Harrison Bader hit an early two-run homer, Starling Marte and Francisco Lindor also went deep, and the New York Mets took advantage of shoddy defense by the last-place Miami Marlins in a 10-4 victory Wednesday night. Tyrone Taylor went 4 for 5 for his second career four-hit game and Francisco Alvarez had two RBIs in his second game back from the injured list as the Mets (29-37) won for the seventh time in 11 games following a 4-15 skid. Marte and Bader both knocked in two runs and scored twice. Alvarez and J.D. Martinez each delivered...

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Parkland school building demolition postponed; other cancellations and closures

The heavy rains and flooding in South Florida have led to closures and cancellations. The planned start of the demolition of the 1200 building at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School was postponed from Thursday until Friday morning, the Broward School District said. The building was the site of the 2018 school massacre that killed 17 people. Schools All Broward schools will be closed, and there will be no on-campus activities, including camps. Broward College and Nova Southeastern University canceled Wednesday night classes. Airports South Florida’s three main airports in Fort Lauderdale, Miami...

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Tim Anderson provides spark for Marlins in win over Mets

By JERRY BEACH NEW YORK — Tim Anderson returned from the bereavement list and produced his first two-hit game in three weeks Tuesday night, sparking the Miami Marlins to a 4-2 win over the New York Mets. The 2019 AL batting champion, who entered hitting .188 this season, had an RBI single in the second inning before singling and scoring in the fifth when Bryan De La Cruz doubled off the glove of Harrison Bader in deep center field. Jazz Chisholm Jr. scored the go-ahead run two batters later, when Jake Burger hit a hard smash and reached on a two-out throwing error by Mets third baseman Mark...

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Dan Hurley rejecting Lakers evokes memories of Billy Donovan embarrassing Magic | Commentary

Hey, at least Dan Hurley didn’t accept the Los Angeles Lakers job, waver, waffle, change his mind and back out a couple of days later. That’s what Billy Donovan did to the Orlando Magic 17 years ago when, just like Hurley, he was coming off back-to-back NCAA championships and was the most coveted coach in all of basketball. Billy D. took the Magic’s blockbuster contract offer, was introduced at a press conference and Central Florida was overtaken by Donovan delirium. “It’s exciting to get the hottest coach in America to coach our team,” said Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, sitting front and center...

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