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Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) passes against the San Francisco 49ers during the first half of an NFL divisional playoff football game, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, in Santa Clara, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Vikings pick up 5 additions to Pro Bowl, including Cousins

Jan. 21, 2020 3:54 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have five additions to the NFC Pro Bowl roster, giving them eight players in the all-star game for their highest total in 10 years. The NFL announced Tuesday that quarterback Kirk Cousins, defensive end Everson Griffen, fullback C.J. Ham, linebacker Eric Kendricks...

Minnesota Wild's goalie Alex Stalock (32) blocks the shot of Dallas Stars' Denis Gurianov, of Russia, in the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)

Stalock shuts out Stars, Wild win 7-0

Jan. 19, 2020 1:03 AM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Coach Bruce Boudreau altered Minnesota’s practice plans with a snowstorm hitting the state, having his team come in early for a Friday practice and canceling Saturday’s morning skate before the evening game against the Dallas Stars. The lack of a warmup on Saturday...

FILE - In this May 22, 2019, file photo, Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator Todd Monken watches a drill during an NFL football organized team activity session at the team's training facility in Berea, Ohio. Todd Monken, the former offensive coordinator for the Cleveland Browns and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, is Kirby Smart's choice to lead Georgia's offense. Monken was named on Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, to replace James Coley as the Bulldogs' offensive coordinator. Coley will remain on staff as assistant head coach.(AP Photo/Ron Schwane, File)

Georgia's Smart hires Todd Monken as offensive coordinator

Jan. 17, 2020 2:01 PM EST

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Todd Monken, the former offensive coordinator for the Cleveland Browns and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, is Kirby Smart's choice to lead Georgia's offense. Monken, 53, was named on Friday to replace James Coley as the Bulldogs' offensive coordinator. Coley will remain on staff as assistant head...

FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2019, file photo, Atlanta Braves second baseman Adeiny Hechavarria throws out San Francisco Giants' Evan Longoria at first base after forcing out Buster Posey at second for a double play during the first inning of a baseball game in Atlanta. The Braves have boosted their infield depth by re-signing Hechavarria to a $1 million, one-year deal. (AP Photo/John Amis, File)

Hechavarría stays with Braves for $1 million, 1-year deal

Jan. 16, 2020 8:10 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Adeiny Hechavarría agreed to a $1 million, one-year contract to remain with the Braves, a move Thursday that boosted Atlanta's infield depth. The 30-year-old signed with the Braves on Aug. 16, two days after he was released by the New York Mets. Hechavarria, known for defense, hit .328...

Los Angeles Kings right wing Dustin Brown (23) screens Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) on a goal by left wing Kyle Clifford (not shown) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Stamkos' shootout goal lifts Lightning over Kings 4-3

Jan. 14, 2020 11:32 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — With a blistering shot that glanced off the goalie's shoulder and into the net, Nikita Kucherov saved the night for the Tampa Bay Lightning. The reigning NHL MVP and scoring champion scored with a little over a minute left in regulation and Steven Stamkos delivered the game-deciding goal...

Police: Woman tried to light explosive device in Walmart

Jan. 14, 2020 2:52 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A woman tried to build an explosive device inside a Walmart store in Florida, authorities said. Emily Stallard was charged with attempted arson of a structure, fire bombing, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, child abuse and battery on an officer, the Hillsborough County...

Smith, Herrmann agree to minor league deals with Rays

Jan. 13, 2020 4:04 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Catchers Kevan Smith and Chris Herrmann have agreed to minor league contracts with the Tampa Bay Rays and will report to major league spring training. The team also announced minor league deals Monday with outfielder Ryan LaMarre and right-handed pitcher Aaron Slegers and lefty...

Glasnow, 3 others agree with Rays, avoid arbitration

Jan. 10, 2020 5:07 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tyler Glasnow agreed to a $2.05 million, one-year contract with the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday that avoided arbitration and fellow right-hander Oliver Drake struck a $1,025,000, one-year deal. Outfielder Hunter Renfroe agreed at $3.3 million after making $582,100 while hitting 33...

This image still provided by WFTS-TV shows traffic near the MacDill Air Force base in Tampa, Fla., on Friday, Jan. 10, 2020. MacDill Air Force base was put on lockdown but officials wouldn't immediately say why.
Adam Shanks of the base's public affairs office told The Associated Press the base  was on lockdown but he didn't have any other information.  (WFTS-TV via AP)

MacDill AFB on brief lockdown after report of armed suspect

Jan. 10, 2020 12:05 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida, was briefly put on lockdown Friday morning after a report of an armed suspect outside the base. The base was put on lockdown after local authorities notified the base there was an armed suspect near one of the base's gates, a news release said. MacDill...

Nets going up to prevent suicides at Sunshine Skyway bridge

Jan. 10, 2020 10:48 AM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Nets will be going up along a portion of Florida's Sunshine Skyway Bridge, which spans the mouth of Tampa Bay and has become a magnet for suicides. The Tampa Bay Times reported Friday that the steel mesh nets will be installed along a 1.5-mile (2.4-kilometer) section of the...