Thursday's Sports in Brief

COLLEGE FOOTBALL A major college football season that was in peril six week ago as conferences succumbed to concerns about COVID-19 is reconstituting. The West Coas...

Patriots owner Kraft cleared of massage parlor sex charge

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida prosecutors dropped a misdemeanor charge against New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft on Thursday, saying they couldn't go forward after courts blocked their us...

Ozuna, Braves beat Miami, clinch 3rd straight NL East title

ATLANTA (AP) — Bryse Wilson pitched five scoreless innings, Marcell Ozuna drove in five runs with four hits that included two homers and the Atlanta Braves clinched their third straight NL East title ...

Florida decision likely clears Pats owner of solicitation

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida prosecutors said Monday that they will not appeal a court ruling throwing out video recordings allegedly showing New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft paying for...

Hemingway's favorite Key West bar reopen from virus shutdown

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — Sloppy Joe’s, the iconic Key West bar that Ernest Hemingway frequented during the 1930s, reopened Thursday after closing six months ago because of the coronavirus pandemic. ...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's torrent of falsehoods, Biden missteps

WASHINGTON (AP) — Playing defense on his handling of the coronavirus, President Donald Trump is letting the falsehoods fly. Over the weekend, he railed against cases of voting fraud ...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump vs. Trump on virus; Biden missteps

WASHINGTON (AP) — Explaining his deceptive assurances about the pandemic, President Donald Trump suggested he was doing what Winston Churchill had done, soothing the public in a time of danger. That's...

Tropical depression off South Florida forecast to strengthen

MIAMI (AP) — A tropical depression that is forecast to strengthen to near hurricane intensity by early next week formed Friday afternoon in warm waters off South Florida. The U.S. Na...

Braves set franchise record for runs, hammer Marlins 29-9

ATLANTA (AP) — Adam Duvall drove in nine runs with three homers, including a grand slam, and the Atlanta Braves obliterated their franchise scoring record in a 29-9 romp over the Miami Marlins on Wedn...

AP FACT CHECK: Clean air, dirty ballot claims not so clear

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is muddying up claims about clean air and dirty election ballots in the U.S., falsely taking credit for lower gasoline prices and misrepresenting Democratic ri...

Trump says he is expanding offshore drilling moratorium to Florida's Atlantic coast, Georgia and South Carolina

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Trump says he is expanding offshore drilling moratorium to Florida's Atlantic coast, Georgia and South Carolina.

Trump claims environmental progress, but he's weakened rules

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is out to claim the mantle of environmental steward on Tuesday as he highlights conservation and restoration projects in Florida. But his administration has ov...

Trump to campaign in Florida, N.C. battlegrounds on Tuesday

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will highlight his environmental agenda as he campaigns in the battleground states of Florida and North Carolina on Tuesday. The White House...

Jakob van Zyl, key Jet Propulsion Laboratory engineer, dies

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Jakob van Zyl, an engineer who held crucial positions at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and was involved in numerous space exploration missions over decades, has died. He was...

Rojas returns after being sidelined by Marlins' outbreak

MIAMI (AP) — Miami Marlins shortstop Miguel Rojas became the first player sidelined by the team's coronavirus outbreak to return when he was activated before Thursday's game against the New York Mets....