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The Latest: Maduro says Trump sounds almost Nazi-like

Feb. 18, 2019 10:57 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump addressing the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 7:30 p.m. Venezuela's embattled president, Nicolas Maduro, is rejecting President Donald Trump's call for a new day in Venezuela and comparing the tone of the American president's speech in...

Raynor-Powell helps SC State beat FAMU 57-54

Feb. 18, 2019 10:50 PM EST

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — Janai Raynor-Powell shot 7 of 12 from the field and finished with 16 points, including the go-ahead jumper with 50 seconds left, to help South Carolina State beat Florida A&M 57-54 Monday night. Damani Applewhite added 13 points for South Carolina State. The Bulldogs (7-21, 5-7...

Trump pleads with Venezuela's military to back Guaido

Feb. 18, 2019 8:33 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday pleaded with Venezuela's military to support opposition leader Juan Guaido and issued a dire warning if they continue to stand with President Nicolas Maduro's government. "You will find no safe harbor, no easy exit and no way out. You will lose everything,"...

Cabrera faces pitcher for 1st time since June arm injury

Feb. 18, 2019 6:09 PM EST

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Miguel Cabrera hit against a pitcher Monday for the first time since rupturing a tendon in his left biceps on June 12. The 35-year-old hit, fielded, threw and ran the bases Monday during the Detroit Tigers' first full-squad workout of spring training. "I feel good about being back on...

Rays' Kiermaier motivated to rebound from subpar season

Feb. 18, 2019 5:51 PM EST

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) — Kevin Kiermaier says his body feels as good as ever and he's determined to bounce back from a subpar season marked by injuries and inconsistency to help the Tampa Bay Rays contend for a playoff berth. "I'm going to sound like a broken record all spring," the defensive whiz said,...

Trump the pundit handicaps 2020 Democratic contenders

Feb. 18, 2019 5:48 PM EST

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Kamala Harris had the best campaign roll-out. Amy Klobuchar's snowy debut showed grit. Elizabeth Warren's opening campaign video was a bit odd. Take it from an unlikely armchair pundit sizing up the 2020 Democratic field: President Donald Trump. In tweets, public remarks and...

Jaguars exercise $12 million option on Pro Bowl DE Campbell

Feb. 18, 2019 5:41 PM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have exercised a $12 million option on Pro Bowl defensive end Calais Campbell for 2019. The team also picked up options on defensive end and special teams captain Lerentee McCray and backup safety Cody Davis on Monday. Campbell signed a four-year, $60...

Column: Daytona 500 was action-packed opener NASCAR needed

Feb. 18, 2019 5:27 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Jim France told 'em to race and NASCAR's next generation didn't disappoint. The Daytona 500 packed an unforeseen punch that, if nothing else, entertained Sunday's sun-drenched, sold-out crowd at the famed "World Center of Racing." There were a ton of wrecks, especially during the...

Cards manager Shildt says Goldschmidt better than advertised

Feb. 18, 2019 5:22 PM EST

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — St. Louis manager Mike Shildt's phone lit up with texts and calls praising the character of Paul Goldschmidt after the Cardinals traded for the slugging first baseman in December. "A lot of times the hyperbole doesn't meet what's real," Shildt said. "In this case it's exceeded it. He's...

Man with banner scales crane before Trump speech in Florida

Feb. 18, 2019 5:13 PM EST

SWEETWATER, Fla. (AP) — A man with a banner and an American flag climbed a construction crane near a Florida campus where President Donald Trump came to speak Monday about the political turmoil in Venezuela. The man spent about two hours atop the crane at the edge of Florida International University's...