DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — The last remaining dog-racing park in Iowa is closing amid a shortage of available greyhounds and the overall collapse of the racing industry.
The Iowa Greyhound Park in Dubuque is hoping for one last season in 2022, The Telegraph Herald reports.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — BUFFALO (0-1) at MIAMI (1-0)
Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT, Fox
OPENING LINE: Buffalo by 3, according to FanDuel SportsBook
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Police video shows a Florida woman who disappeared during a cross-country journey in a converted camper van had an emotional fight with her boyfriend in a Utah tourist town before she vanished.
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — There are a few simple explanations about why Texas Tech hasn't really spread the ball around that much on offense.
Erik Ezukanma makes things look so easy with all those big plays while leading the nation in receiving.
DETROIT (0-1) at GREEN BAY (0-1)
Monday, 8:15 p.m., EDT, ESPN
OPENING LINE: Packers by 11 1/2, according to FanDuel SportsBook
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida’s Dameon Pierce flashed an ear-to-ear grin as he contemplated his response.
“How’s it feel to be such huge underdogs at home against top-ranked Alabama?”
If anyone was going to say anything controversial, it likely would have been the outspoken and vivacious running back.
No. 1 Alabama (2-0) at No. 11 Florida (2-0), Saturday at 3:30 p.m. EDT (CBS).
Line: Alabama by 14 ½, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
Wake Forest and Florida State are in very different positions heading into Saturday's meeting to open Atlantic Coast Conference play.
The Demon Deacons (2-0) didn’t face much of a test in either of its first two wins against overmatched opponents, offering little insight as to how they will respond in a close game.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — More than 20 cats were killed when a fire broke out at an Orlando animal shelter, officials said.
Orange County Fire Rescue found flames “through the roof" when they arrived at the center shortly after 10:21 p.m.
Detroit Tigers (70-76, third in the AL Central) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (90-56, first in the AL East)
St. Petersburg, Florida; Thursday, 7:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Tigers: Tyler Alexander (2-2, 4.09 ERA, 1.27 WHIP, 71 strikeouts) Rays: Louis Head (1-0, 2.67 ERA, .96 WHIP, 27 strikeouts)
Here are things to watch in the Southeastern Conference in Week 3:
GAMES OF THE WEEK
No. 1 Alabama (2-0) visits No. 11 Florida (2-0). It's a rematch of the Crimson Tide's 52-46 SEC Championship Game victory, but without a number of the bigtime playmakers from that game.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX’s first private flight streaked into orbit Wednesday night with two contest winners, a health care worker and their rich sponsor, the most ambitious leap yet in space tourism.
MIAMI (AP) — A federal judge declined Wednesday to block a ban imposed by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis to prevent mandating masks for Florida school students amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The four people on SpaceX’s first private flight are fairly ordinary, down-to-Earth types brought together by chance.
They’ll circle Earth for three days at an unusually high altitude — on their own without a professional escort — before splashing down off the Florida coast.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman who vanished while on a nomadic cross-country trip in a converted camper van with her boyfriend is the subject of a nationwide search while authorities labeled him Wednesday as a person of interest in her disappearance.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tropical Depression Nicholas hovered over Louisiana on Wednesday, raining on a region struggling to recover from Hurricane Ida and deluging coastal Mississippi, Alabama and northwest Florida.
OCALA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman who was floating on a paddleboard in the Silver River used her paddle to push away a large alligator that swam directly toward her in a frightful, up-close encounter captured in startling videos and photographs.
NEW YORK (AP) — A Florida businessman who admitted that his fraud-busting business was a fraud is citing the coronavirus threat in prisons as he asks a judge to release him early from his one-year prison term.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Urban Meyer rarely, if ever, experienced anything like this at Ohio State or Florida.
Ten penalties, six dropped passes, three turnovers, down 20 at halftime. Confusion on the sideline and in the huddle.
A GOP lawyer who advised former President Donald Trump in his campaign to overturn the 2020 election results and the lawmaker leading Republicans' efforts to win back a Senate majority, are among speakers planned for a South Carolina gathering billed as a must-stop on the road to the state’s first-in-the-South primary.
Atlantic Coast Conference teams have some work to do when they step up in competition and play football programs from other Power Five leagues.
Through two weeks of the season, some ACC teams have expectedly dominated lower division programs, but the ACC is just 2-6 against Power Five teams — and Notre Dame.
Southeastern Conference defenses are stealing the show for some of the top contenders after a season when the league championship game featured stratospheric offensive stats.
The SEC's seven ranked teams all have formidable — or at least improved — defenses.
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — A Florida teenage driver was high on an illegal form of cannabis when he sped through a red light at more than 100 mph and caused a July crash that killed four people, authorities said.
SURFSIDE, Fla. (AP) — Commissioners in Surfside, Florida, have rejected a proposal to trade public beachfront to the eventual buyer of the condominium collapse site so that a memorial to the 98 victims could be built there.
New York Red Bulls (6-11-5) vs. Inter Miami CF (9-9-5)
Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Friday, 7 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Inter Miami CF -115, New York -105
MIAMI (AP) — A former University of Miami professor, his wife and his sister are facing federal charges related to purchasing genetic sequencing equipment from U.S. manufacturers and illegally shipping it to Iran, prosecutors said.
MIAMI (AP) — A South Florida man claiming to be a film financier was sentenced Tuesday to 13 years in prison for running a scheme to steal over $60 million from investors and producers seeking financing for movies and Broadway shows.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A former political rival of a Republican Florida congressional candidate made repeated violent threats to “take her out,” even claiming he could summon a Russian and Ukrainian hit squad to kill her, according to trial testimony Tuesday.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said Tuesday that people who decide not to get a COVID-19 vaccine might be making the wrong choice, but defended their right to make that choice.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Tuesday that he will ask the Legislature to drop the current annual standardized testing in public schools and replace it with assessments taken throughout the year to better gauge individual student progress.
MIAMI (AP) — A South Florida woman has pleaded guilty to making death threats against Vice President Kamala Harris.
Niviane Petit Phelps, 39, pleaded guilty last week in Miami federal court to six counts of making threats against the vice president, according to court records.
Greg Seitz has been at Jacksonville State for nearly three decades, through a Division II national championship, conference titles and FCS playoff runs.
But the Gamecocks athletic director and longtime staffer has never seen anything quite as big as that walk-off Hail Mary to beat Florida State 20-17 last Saturday night.
OSTEEN, Fla. (AP) — Two teenagers were killed and two others injured in a rollover crash, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
The crash happened Monday night in Osteen, which is in central Florida, troopers said in a report.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A panel of South Florida jurors was sent home after defense lawyers claimed that they were potentially poisoned by welcoming comments from the clerk of courts.
MIAMI (AP) — Spencer Knight ended last season as Florida’s heir apparent at goaltender.
Thing is, it’s just not apparent to Knight yet.
Set to begin his first full pro season, Knight is tuning up for training camp by going through a development camp with the Panthers that ends Tuesday and a showcase tournament that will be hosted by the Tampa Bay Lightning this weekend.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Mike Norvell said he believes in his players and that Florida State has lost two games to start the season they should have won. But they haven’t.
Any ascent from a 3-6 season in 2020 has instead been halted by a demoralizing loss where the Seminoles took two steps back.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida backup quarterback Anthony Richardson, one of college football's more dynamic players through two games, is expected to practice this week while recovering from a strained right hamstring.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Urban Meyer expected some jitters from his young team, even a few mistakes. After all, Meyer and the Jacksonville Jaguars were on the road with a rookie quarterback to start the franchise’s latest rebuild.
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) — Fire suppression equipment exploded in a South Florida casino Monday morning as crews performed maintenance work, causing six people to be hospitalized and 20 others to be treated at the scene, officials said.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday threatened local governments with $5,000 fines per violation for requiring their employees to get vaccinated against the coronavirus that has overrun hospitals and killed tens of thousands across the state.
LAKE WORTH, Fla. (AP) — Rescue workers pulled a horse out of a small well Monday afternoon in South Florida, officials said.
Firefighters responding to a Lake Worth field found a horse with its hind legs stuck in the ground, Palm Beach County Fire Rescue posted on Facebook.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Top-ranked Alabama is hoping to get three starting defenders back from injury in time for its road game at No. 11 Florida.
Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban said Monday that the news on preseason All-America linebacker Will Anderson Jr.
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — A 70-year-old man has been accused of slamming a child to the ground at a Florida playground after yelling that kids were making too much noise.
Police arrested the man on a child abuse charge in Clearwater, Florida and took him to the Pinellas County Jail, arrest records show.
CF Montreal (8-8-7) vs. Orlando City SC (10-5-8)
Orlando, Florida; Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Orlando City SC -150, Montreal +388, Draw +287; over/under is 2.5 goals
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jameis Winston and the hurricane-displaced Saints looked right at home in northeast Florida against Green Bay with a 38-3 victory — no doubt to the delight of fans rebuilding homes and lives back in New Orleans.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jameis Winston and the hurricane-displaced Saints looked right at home in northeast Florida — no doubt to the delight of fans rebuilding homes and lives back in New Orleans.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers has rarely had an NFL performance like this.
It was nearly a new Sunshine State low for a quarterback with plenty of Florida woes.
The league’s reigning MVP completed 15 of 28 passes for 133 yards, with no touchdowns and two interceptions in a 38-3 drubbing to hurricane-displaced New Orleans on Sunday.
CHICAGO AT LA RAMS
Bears: QB Nick Foles; WR Breshad Perriman; DB Duke Shelley; LB Joel Iyiegbuniwe; OL Lachavious Simmons; TE Jesper Horsted; DL Eddie Goldman.
Rams: QB Bryce Perkins; DB JuJu Hughes; DB JR Reid; OL Alaric Jackson; WR Ben Skowronek; DL Bobby Brown.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man has been arrested on several indecent exposure charges at various toll booth workers over a week's span.
The Florida Highway Patrol said in a statement that the man was booked into the Osceola County Jail on Saturday.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge has canceled the trial for rock icon Rod Stewart and his adult son and scheduled a hearing next month to discuss a plea deal to resolve charges stemming from a New Year's Eve altercation with a hotel security guard nearly two years ago.