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James Byrd, left, and Richard Clark, right, load their sandbags in a truck Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, at Newtown Estates Recreation Center in Sarasota, Fla., as they prepare for Hurricane Irma. The each got their ten bags before Sarasota County ran out of sandbags for residents. The county still has plenty of dirt but residents must bring and fill their own bags. A new shipment of sandbags is expected Thursday. (Mike Lang/Sarasota Herald-Tribune via AP)
September 06, 2017 - 5:40 pm
MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Irma and its impact on sports (all times local): ___ 5:25 p.m. USF is hoping for a fast game Saturday, with hopes of beating Hurricane Irma's arrival in Florida. The 21st-ranked Bulls will play at Connecticut as scheduled — with a new kickoff time Saturday of 10...
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Race cars leave pit road as they drive toward the recently named Earnhardt Towers during qualifying for the NASCAR Xfinity auto race at Darlington Raceway, Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, in Darlington, S.C. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)
September 06, 2017 - 5:37 pm
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR suspended a slew of crew chiefs Wednesday for violations that included Denny Hamlin's winning cars in his weekend sweep at Darlington, as well as loose lug nuts on Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s car. Hamlin won both the Cup and Xfinity races in South Carolina, but NASCAR...
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FILE - In this Aug. 9, 2013, file photo, Miami's athletic director Blake James speaks to the news media during an NCAA football media day in Coral Gables, Fla. No. 16 Miami canceled its game at Arkansas State, in part out of concern that the Hurricanes may get stranded away from home if Hurricane Irma strikes South Florida. "This is about what's best for our students, coaching staff and their families," Miami athletic director Blake James said, after telling Arkansas State about the decision that wasn't exactly warmly received. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
September 06, 2017 - 3:26 pm
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — The Miami Hurricanes decided to take the weekend off, the Miami Dolphins were given the weekend off, and many other teams around the state of Florida kept a very cautious eye Wednesday on powerful and destructive Hurricane Irma as it churned across the Atlantic on a path...
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Employees of a building supply store load sheets of plywood for a customer in the back of a truck during preparation for Hurricane Irma, Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, in Orlando, Fla. Throughout Florida, officials and residents are making preparations, but forecasts indicate the Keys could take the country's first blow from the Category 5 storm. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
September 06, 2017 - 3:19 pm
MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Irma and its impact on sports (all times local): ___ 3:15 p.m. The Florida Panthers are about to take their first road trip of the season, before the season even starts. Wary of Hurricane Irma's potential effect on the South Florida area, the Panthers' ownership...
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CoCo Vandeweghe, of the United States, serves to Karolina Pliskova, of Czech Republic, during the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Jason Decrow)
September 06, 2017 - 2:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open, the year's last Grand Slam tennis tournament (all times local): ___ 1:55 p.m. CoCo Vandeweghe has become the third American into the U.S. Open women's semifinals, beating top-seeded Karolina Pliskova 7-6 (4), 6-3. The No. 20 seed matched her best result...
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Anthony Mirto fills tanks as he prepares for Hurricane Irma, Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, in Key Largo, Fla. Irma roared into the Caribbean with record force early Wednesday, its winds shaking homes and flooding buildings on a chain of small islands along a path toward Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Cuba and likely Florida by the weekend. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
September 06, 2017 - 1:12 pm
MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Irma and its impact on sports (all times local): ___ 1:05 p.m. Connecticut officials say they're working with the American Athletic Conference and No. 21 South Florida to review contingency plans for the planned game Saturday between the Huskies and Bulls. They'...
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FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2012, file photo, Craig Carton talks during the National Football League Back to Football Run at Central Park in New York. Federal officials said the New York sports radio host is in custody and details of the charges against the host of WFAN-AM’s “Boomer and Carton” show were not immediately made public Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017. (John Minchillo/AP Images for NFL, File)
September 06, 2017 - 1:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Sports radio host Craig Carton was arrested Wednesday on fraud charges alleging he operated a Ponzi scheme and engaged in a ticket-selling scam that raised over $5 million, partly to repay millions of dollars in gambling debts. Conspiracy, securities and wire fraud charges were...
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FILE - In this May 1, 2017, file photo, Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady attend an event at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The NFL and the players’ union have found no evidence of deviation by New England’s medical staff from the league’s concussion protocol regarding Tom Brady last season. League spokesman Brian McCarthy said in a statement Wednesday, Sept. 6,2017, that Brady released his medical records for review as part of the process. McCarthy said the review also identified no evidence that Brady sustained a concussion or reported signs or symptoms consistent with one in 2016. Brady's wife, supermodel Gisele Bundchen, told "CBS This Morning" in May that Brady played through a concussion on his way to a fifth Super Bowl title.(Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
September 06, 2017 - 12:00 pm
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The NFL and the players' union have found no evidence of deviation by New England's medical staff from the league's concussion protocol regarding Tom Brady last season. League spokesman Brian McCarthy said in a statement Wednesday that Brady released his medical records for...
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FILE - In this April 22, 2017, file photo, Baylor's new president Linda A. Livingstone waves to the fans as she is introduced during the first half of the NCAA college football team's Green and Gold spring game, in Waco, Texas. Baylor University settled a federal lawsuit filed by a former student who said she was gang raped by two football players and alleged the program at the nation's largest Baptist school fostered a "culture of violence." Details of the settlement announced Tuesday were not disclosed. The woman's attorney, John Clune, said the deal was reached within the last week. Clune credited new Baylor President Linda Livingstone with pushing Baylor to address the lawsuits and how it can improve its response to sexual assault in the future. (Jerry Larson/Waco Tribune Herald via AP, File)
September 06, 2017 - 9:43 am
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Baylor University settled a federal lawsuit filed by a former student who said she was gang raped by two football players and alleged the program at the nation's largest Baptist school fostered a "culture of violence." The settlement is one of several in recent weeks as Baylor...
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Beatriz Bustamante and her dog Simon wait as Qawrence Symonette secures sheets of plywood on her car at The Home Depot store in North Miami, Fla., Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017. Florida residents are preparing for the possible landfall of Hurricane Irma, the most powerful Atlantic Ocean hurricane in recorded history. (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier)
September 06, 2017 - 8:35 am
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — No. 16 Miami's game at Arkansas State on Saturday has been cancelled over concerns about Hurricane Irma, a powerful Category 5 storm that forecasters believe will affect Florida this weekend. Getting to Arkansas for the game would not be the problem for Miami. Getting back...
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