UF, Miami set to kick off 2019 season

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Florida and Miami have the college football stage to themselves for 3 1/2 hours Saturday, a new chapter in their once-heated and storied rivalry.

The eighth-ranked Gators and the rebuilding Hurricanes will usher in the 2019 season inside a packed stadium in Orlando, surrounded by sideline celebrities and in front of a coast-to-coast television audience.

"Everybody's watching," Florida receiver Freddie Swain said. "Who doesn't like attention?"

Quintana looks to cool Nats at Wrigley

Washington right-hander Joe Ross, who left his most recent start after getting struck on the right leg by a comebacker, is expected to return for a start Friday as the Nationals continue their three-game road series against the Chicago Cubs.

The Nationals hammered the Cubs 9-3 on Friday afternoon at Wrigley Field, with Anibal Sanchez allowing just two runs (one earned) on one hit over 8 1/3 innings. It was Washington's 10th win in 12 games. (MORE)

Hot Braves try to build on thrilling win

The Atlanta Braves might have recorded their most exhilarating win of the season Friday night. The New York Mets can only hope they didn't endure their most damaging loss.

The Braves will look to build on the momentum of their 14-inning victory when they visit the Mets in the middle game of a three-game series. Left-hander Max Fried (14-4, 3.84 ERA) is scheduled to take the mound for Atlanta against New York right-hander Zack Wheeler (9-7, 4.40 ERA). (MORE)

Kuzma out of World Cup with ankle injury

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) USA Basketball said Saturday that Kyle Kuzma of the Los Angeles Lakers has a left ankle injury that will keep him from playing in the FIBA World Cup.

Kuzma's absence finalized the U.S. roster for the tournament, which starts Aug. 31 in China. The Americans had 13 players and needed to get down to 12 for the World Cup. (MORE)

Australia ends USA's 78-game win streak

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The World Cup is a week away, and the United States is no lock for gold.

Australia delivered that message to the world on Saturday. (MORE)

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