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FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2019 file photo, Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Jacob Stallings (58) bats in the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Denver Rockies in Denver.  Stallings did whatever he could to extend his career. Now the 30-year-old Pittsburgh Pirates catcher who was once an afterthought now figures to be the starter on opening day, a testament to his perseverance and the team's move to become more defensively oriented in 2020. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Jacob's Ladder; Stallings' persistence pays off for Pirates

Feb. 16, 2020 6:25 PM EST

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — The son's stay in town has outlasted the father's. The irony isn't lost on Jacob Stallings. It wasn't necessarily supposed to be this way. Stallings was still a catching prospect — and not necessarily a young one — in the Pirates' organization four years ago when his...

Shelton's 1st workout as Pirates' manager 'cool' experience

Feb. 12, 2020 2:08 PM EST

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — The smile never seemed to leave Derek Shelton’s face as he walked from one practice field to another while watching the Pittsburgh Pirates’ pitchers and catchers go through their first spring training workout. Shelton was hired as general manager of the Pittsburgh...

Woman sees missing dog on beer cans promoting shelter dogs

Feb. 3, 2020 2:02 PM EST

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — A Florida brewery that recently began placing shelter dogs' faces on beer cans helped reunite a Minnesota woman with her dog, Hazel, who went missing three years ago. Earlier this month, Motorworks Brewing in Bradenton teamed up with the Manatee County Animal Shelter to turn beer...

Florida man arrested for pointing lasers as planes landed

Jan. 25, 2020 1:51 PM EST

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — A man was arrested for pointing lasers at planes trying to land at a Florida airport and injuring a pilot in the process, authorities said. Charlie Chapman Jr. aimed his laser pointer toward a plane four times and toward a sheriff's helicopter once as they tried to land last week at...

Dallas midfielder Brandon Servania added to US roster

Jan. 11, 2020 1:08 PM EST

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Dallas midfielder Brandon Servania has been added to the United States' training camp roster ahead of a Feb. 1 exhibition against Costa Rica at Carson, California. Thirteen of the 26 players in camp have never appeared for the national team, and Servania is the seventh training with...

FILE - In this Friday, Sept. 6, 2019 file photo, United States head coach Gregg Berhalter shouts instructions to his team during an international friendly soccer match against the Mexico in East Rutherford, N.J. United States coach Gregg Berhalter is optimistic his team will train in Doha at some point before that nation hosts the 2022 World Cup. The American men U.S. planned to train at the Aspire Academy from Jan. 5-25 but the U.S. Soccer Federation called off the trip after a U.S. military air strike killed a top Iranian military commander. The camp was relocated to IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, where the team held a two-hour workout on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020.  (AP Photo/Steve Luciano, File)

Berhalter optimistic US will train in Qatar before World Cup

Jan. 7, 2020 7:12 PM EST

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Having canceled a training camp in Qatar that was to have started this week, U.S. coach Gregg Berhalter is optimistic his team will train in Doha at some point before that nation hosts the 2022 World Cup. The American men planned to train at the Aspire Academy from Jan. 5-25, but the...

US men's soccer team cancels plan to train in Qatar

Jan. 4, 2020 1:18 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. men’s soccer team has canceled its plan to train in Doha, Qatar, from Jan. 5-25 “due to the developing situation in the region.” The U.S. Soccer Federation announced the decision Friday, a day after a U.S. military air strike killed a top Iranian military...

Use of Taser on 70-year-old woman spurs investigation

Dec. 31, 2019 7:57 AM EST

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — A Florida sheriff's office said Monday it would launch an internal investigation into why deputies used a Taser three times on a 70-year-old woman after she tried to stop them from coming into her home on her birthday. The Manatee County Sheriff's Office will look into whether the...