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No. 2 Alabama clinches playoffs with SEC title triumph over Florida

With a Heisman-worthy performance from Derrick Henry and another dose of dominating defense, No. 2 Alabama cruised into the four-team playoff with a 29-15 victory over No. 18 Florida in …


No. 2 Alabama’s SEC dominance shows no signs of letting up

Alabama has set the bar high for the rest of the Southeastern Conference.


Florida football coach Jim McElwain regrets outburst

Two days after berating running back Kelvin Taylor on the sideline, Florida coach Jim McElwain expressed regrets about his behavior. “I’m not proud about it and neither is my mother,” …


In brief: Lauren Haeger guides Florida to Women’s College World Series title

Softball: Florida got everything right – except its championship celebration. As the Gators reveled in their second straight national softball title following their 4-1 win over Michigan on Wednesday night …


Michigan forces third game at Women’s College World Series

OKLAHOMA CITY – Haylie Wagner hadn’t started in more than two weeks. She was ready when called upon. The senior threw a complete-game shutout, and Michigan beat Florida and ace …


In a twist, fight for medical pot goes to Florida Statehouse

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Republicans lawmakers in Florida who once opposed medical pot are now embracing it, motivated by the strong show of support from voters and worried that …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 16, 2015

U.S. Supreme Court will decide gay marriage issue

Setting the stage for a potentially historic ruling, the Supreme Court announced Friday it will decide whether same-sex couples have a right to marry everywhere in America under the Constitution.


USA suspends Phelps after DUI arrest

SWIMMING: USA Swimming on Monday suspended Michael Phelps for six months, forced him to withdraw from next year’s world championships and took away his funding from the sport’s national governing …


Hedrick-Miller combo lifts Broncos

Grant Hedrick threw two touchdowns to Matt Miller and caught one from the senior receiver on a trick play as Boise State beat UConn 38-21 on Saturday afternoon in East …


Beavers top seed

OMAHA, Neb. – Oregon State has proved itself as the best in the West. The NCAA Division I Baseball Committee also thinks the Beavers are best in the nation. The …


Stakes higher this time around for UConn, Florida

ARLINGTON, Texas – The last time Florida lost there were still 23 shopping days until Christmas. The Gators have won every game since that loss on Dec. 2 at Connecticut. …


No Cinderellas this year in Final Four

The road to redemption goes through North Texas for a fearsome Final Four of power programs with something to prove. Florida, the top overall seed, returns to the Final Four …


Florida Rep. Radel pleads guilty to cocaine charge

CAPE CORAL, Fla. — Florida Republican Rep. Henry “Trey” Radel, who pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of cocaine possession and received a year’s probation, is taking a leave of …


Massive explosions rock central Fla. gas plant

TAVARES, Fla. — A series of explosions rocked a central Florida propane gas plant and sent “boom after boom after boom” through the neighborhood around it. Eight people were injured, …


US sues Fla. over disabled kids in nursing homes

MIAMI — The U.S. Justice Department is suing Florida, accusing the state of unnecessarily keeping children with disabilities in nursing homes.


Young Wolverines advance to Final Four

ARLINGTON, Texas – Trey Burke and Michigan had the perfect response for everyone who said they were too young or not tough enough to make it all the way to …


Free attractions in Florida can help offset hotel, food costs

PENSACOLA, Fla. – The gleaming white sand beaches and turquoise waters of Florida’s Panhandle draw millions of visitors each year, but this area isn’t known for glitz, glamour and high-end …


Best bet on the Tube

No. 7 Florida has mostly dominated the Southeastern Conference this season, winning 9 of 10 men’s basketball games by double figures and most of those by lopsided margins. But Florida …


It’s hard to beat Florida when it comes to dog-friendly destinations

FORT DE SOTO PARK, Fla. — Picture this: You’re sitting on a white sand beach, warm sun on your skin. Coconut-scented sunscreen wafts through the air. A splashing noise comes …


Man dies after winning roach-eating contest

Broward County authorities say the winner of a roach eating contest died shortly after eating dozens of roaches and worms.


Isaac aims at north Gulf Coast after raking Fla.

KEY WEST, Fla. — Tropical Storm Isaac rolled over the open Gulf of Mexico today, where it was expected to grow into a hurricane before hitting land somewhere between Louisiana …


Q&A on shooting of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin

Editor’s note: This article contains explicit language. SANFORD, Fla. – The fatal shooting of a black teenager by a neighborhood watch captain who then went free has led to nationwide …


Florida, South Carolina meet in CWS final series

Florida and South Carolina don’t immediately come to mind when you’re talking about Southeastern Conference rivalries – unless it’s baseball. The Gators (53-17) and defending national champion Gamecocks (53-14) play …


Butler a win away from returning to Final Four

NEW ORLEANS – Florida coach Billy Donovan looks at the Butler Bulldogs and sees a team built to succeed in the NCAA tournament. And that’s just what Butler has done …


Spokane organized crime fugitive arrested in Florida

A Spokane fugitive accused of orchestrating an elaborate identity theft scheme was arrested Wednesday at a state park in Florida.


Spill now hitting all Gulf states

TEXAS CITY, Texas – Tar balls from the Gulf oil spill found on a Texas beach were the first evidence that gushing crude from the Deepwater Horizon well has reached …


Hints of success in Gulf cleanup

MIAMI – The first hint of a nearing end to the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico was voiced Friday by the Coast Guard admiral in charge there. …


BP’s failures create image problem likely to last

NEW YORK — BP is probably sturdy enough to survive the worst oil spill in U.S. history. But investors are shaving billions of dollars off its value with every day …


Buffett will open hotel despite spill

PENSACOLA BEACH, Fla. – The timing might be a bit off for tourists hoping to waste away in Margaritaville. But that doesn’t bother Jimmy Buffett. The singer – whose tunes …


Oil nearing Florida beaches

PENSACOLA, Fla. – The BP oil slick drifted perilously close to the Florida Panhandle’s famous sugar-white beaches Wednesday as a risky gambit to contain the leak by shearing off the …