Environment and nature

Justin Thomas prepares to putt on the first green of the Silverado Resort North Course during the final round of the Safeway Open PGA golf tournament Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, in Napa, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
October 01, 2019 - 1:01 pm
What began as a group text in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian led to a simple question from Justin Leonard: What can we do? Leonard and his wife, Amanda, have property at Baker's Bay just east of Great Abaco in the Bahamas, and she was on a text chain with a woman who lives in Ponte Vedra Beach,...
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Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky (10) scrambles away from Minnesota Vikings outside linebacker Anthony Barr (55) during the half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)
September 29, 2019 - 6:54 pm
Only four weeks into the regular season and it's already been a rough time health-wise for several NFL starting quarterbacks. The Steelers' Ben Roethlisberger is out for the season with an elbow injury. The Saints' Drew Brees is out several weeks with a thumb injury. The Panthers' Cam Newton has a...
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Florida State coach Willie Taggart reacts to a call during the second half of an ACC college football game against Virginia in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Shurtleff)
September 18, 2019 - 10:21 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The mistakes — a false start here, a facemask penalty there — keep piling up for some Atlantic Coast Conference teams expected to contend for division titles. Syracuse and Florida State were picked to finish behind reigning national champion Clemson in the Atlantic Division,...
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In this Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, photo, 10-year-old twin brothers Ryan left, and Jack Ykoruk, play in the Lincoln Financial Field sensory room before a preseason NFL football game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Baltimore Ravens in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
September 07, 2019 - 9:42 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — If the chorus of "Fly! Eagles! Fly!" or "E-A-G-L-E-S" chants become too overwhelming for fans with sensory needs at Lincoln Financial Field, the Philadelphia Eagles took a big step to make sure those fans don't have to leave the event. The Eagles partnered with Children's...
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FILE - In this Aug. 8, 2019, file photo, Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone talks to reporters after an NFL football preseason game against the Baltimore Ravens in Baltimore. Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette insists he’s made professional progress. Coach Doug Marrone is hesitant to agree. Marrone says “we are going to see.” This much everyone is certain: Fournette’s performance on and off the field will go a long way toward determining whether the Jaguars remain at the bottom of the AFC South or return to being conference contenders in 2019. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
September 02, 2019 - 9:52 am
AP Sports Writer (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars will have one less day to prepare for their season opener. The Jags canceled practice and meetings scheduled for Wednesday because of the threat of Hurricane Dorian, leaving them to cram two days of work into one before hosting the Kansas City Chiefs...
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This GOES-16 satellite image taken Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, at 14:20 UTC and provided by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), shows Hurricane Dorian, right, moving over open waters of the Atlantic Ocean. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Dorian was expected to grow into a potentially devastating Category 3 hurricane before hitting the U.S. mainland late Sunday or early Monday somewhere between the Florida Keys and southern Georgia. (NOAA via AP)
August 29, 2019 - 3:32 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The college football season opener for Boise State and Florida State will kick off a few hours sooner and a little further inland with discounted ticket prices because of the threat of Hurricane Dorian. Officials announced Thursday that the game will be played Saturday at...
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FILE - At left, in an Aug. 6, 2019, file photo, Miami head football coach Manny Diaz prepares to blow his whistle during an NCAA college football practice at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Fla. At right, in an Oct. 6, 2018, file photo, Florida head coach Dan Mullen watches players warm up before an NCAA college football game against LSU in Gainesville, Fla. Florida and Miami have the college football stage to themselves for 3 ½ hours Saturday, a new chapter in their once-heated and forever-storied rivalry.(AP Photo/File)
August 23, 2019 - 9:55 am
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Florida and Miami have the college football stage to themselves for 3 ½ 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...
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FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2012, file photo, Nick Buoniconti, former Miami Dolphins player and member of the 1972 undefeated team, in introduced during the half time show of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, in Miami. Pro Football Hall of Fame middle linebacker Nick Buoniconti, an undersized overachiever who helped lead the Miami Dolphins to the NFL's only perfect season, has died at the age of 78. Bruce Bobbins, a spokesman for the Buoniconti family, said he died Tuesday, July 30, 2019, in Bridgehampton, N.Y. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, FIle)
July 31, 2019 - 2:15 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Pro Football Hall of Fame middle linebacker Nick Buoniconti, an undersized overachiever who helped lead the Miami Dolphins to the NFL's only perfect season and became a leader in the effort to cure paralysis, has died. He was 78. Buoniconti died Tuesday in Bridgehampton, New York, said...
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Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson catches a pass during practice at the NFL football team's training camp in Philadelphia, Thursday, July 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
July 29, 2019 - 1:32 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — DeSean Jackson zipped across the field, caught Carson Wentz's perfectly thrown pass in stride and kept going. Then he did it again. And again. Jackson is back in Philadelphia five years after former Eagles coach Chip Kelly released the three-time Pro Bowl pick following his best...
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Chicago Cubs second baseman Addison Russell, right, throws out Cincinnati Reds' Phillip Ervin at first after forcing out Yasiel Puig at second during the eighth inning of a baseball game in Chicago, Wednesday, July 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
July 24, 2019 - 5:14 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs optioned shortstop Addison Russell to Triple-A Iowa on Wednesday, about two months after he completed a suspension for violating Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy. The struggling Russell was sent down to make room for All-Star catcher Willson...
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