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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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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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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 March 5, 2017, file photo, Buffalo Sabres' Jack Eichel (15) takes the ice during an NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh. Eichel is focused on taking on a larger leadership role, and not concerning himself with contract talks. Eichel says both sides know where they stand in negotiations. He adds if a deal isn't reached in the coming weeks, he would have no problem playing out the final year of his rookie contract and waiting until next offseason to negotiate an extension. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
September 05, 2017 - 3:27 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Sabres star center Jack Eichel is focused on taking on a larger leadership role, and not concerning himself with contract talks — even it means waiting until next year to sign a new deal. "I have no problem playing the season out and just trying to earn whatever," Eichel said...
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CORRECTS THAT MOVIE'S TITLE IS TWO WORDS, "SLAP SHOT," NOT "SLAPSHOT." - FILE - In this May 2, 2015, file photo, Johnstown hockey fans celebrate at Cambria County War Memorial arena after the announcement that Johnstown, Pa., was named the Kraft, Hockeyville, USA winner of their online contest that awarded $150,000 worth of arena upgrades and an NHL preseason hockey game. A regional bank and Cambria County officials announced on Tuesday Aug. 29, 2017, that the bank is paying $720,000 for naming rights to the rink made famous in the 1977 cult hockey comedy film "Slap Shot." The deal means the building will now be known as 1st Summit Arena @ Cambria County War Memorial. (Todd Berkey/The Tribune-Democrat via AP, File)
August 30, 2017 - 11:05 am
JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A regional bank is paying $720,000 for naming rights to a Pennsylvania hockey rink made famous in the cult hockey comedy "Slap Shot." The deal means the building will now be known as 1st Summit Arena @ Cambria County War Memorial. The 67-year-old arena was home to the defunct...
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FILE - In this April 4, 2014 file photo, fans enjoy pre-game festivities along Yawkey Way outside Fenway Park in Boston. Boston Red Sox principal owner John Henry says he wants to take steps to rename all of Yawkey Way, a street that has been an enduring reminder of the franchise's complicated racial past. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
August 17, 2017 - 6:35 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox will ask the city to rename Yawkey Way, the street alongside Fenway Park, to erase what owner John Henry called a haunting reminder of the ballclub's history of racial intolerance. Henry told the Boston Herald on Thursday that he welcomes changing the name of the...
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August 16, 2017 - 2:57 pm
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Edmonton Oilers have signed center Leon Draisaitl to an eight-year contract extension with an average annual value of $8.5 million. The extension runs through the 2024-25 season, similar to the eight-year, $100-million extension superstar captain Connor McDavid signed...
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Rescue personnel help injured people after a car ran into a large group of protesters after an white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017. The nationalists were holding the rally to protest plans by the city of Charlottesville to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. There were several hundred protesters marching in a long line when the car drove into a group of them. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
August 13, 2017 - 1:42 am
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the white nationalist rally being held in Charlottesville (all times local): 11:54 p.m. Three more men have been arrested in connection to the violent clashes between white supremacists and counter-protesters in Charlottesville. The Virginia State Police...
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Rescue personnel help injured people after a car ran into a large group of protesters after an white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017. The nationalists were holding the rally to protest plans by the city of Charlottesville to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. There were several hundred protesters marching in a long line when the car drove into a group of them. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
August 12, 2017 - 11:06 pm
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the white nationalist rally being held in Charlottesville (all times local): 11 p.m. A white nationalist blames police for the violence that erupted before and after a rally where he was scheduled to speak before it turned deadly. Richard Spencer told The...
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