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Aguilar and Cooper agree to 1-year deals with Marlins

Dec. 2, 2020 11:34 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — First baseman Jesus Aguilar agreed to terms Wednesday on a $4.35 million, one-year deal to remain with the Miami Marlins, an agreement reached just before the deadline for teams to offer contracts to unsigned players on their 40-man rosters. First baseman-outfielder Garrett Cooper agreed to a...

Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Tyler Glasnow throws against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the first inning in Game 5 of the baseball World Series Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Rays tender Glasnow, 6 other arbitration-eligible players

Dec. 2, 2020 8:37 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The AL champion Tampa Bay Rays offered 2021 contracts to all seven of their arbitration-eligible players Wednesday, including starting pitcher Tyler Glasnow. The others were left-handers Ryan Yarbrough and José Alvarado, right-hander Yonny Chirinos, first baseman Ji-Man...

Florida police officer, 1 other wounded in shooting

Dec. 2, 2020 7:13 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A Florida police officer and at least one other person were wounded in a shooting Wednesday, authorities said. The shooting occurred Wednesday afternoon, according to a St. Petersburg police Facebook post. The wounded officer was taken to a nearby hospital for medical treatment,...

Rays' 1st-round draft pick Bitsko has shoulder surgery

Dec. 2, 2020 6:13 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The most recent first-round draft pick of the Tampa Bay Rays has undergone surgery on his right shoulder. Pitcher Nick Bitsko had the operation Tuesday to repair a labrum issue. Dr. David Altchek did the surgery. The 18-year-old Bitsko was picked out of high school in...

FILE - Toronto Raptors' head coach Nick Nurse yells to his players during the first half of an NBA basketball conference semifinal playoff game against the Boston Celtics in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., in this Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020, file photo. Nick Nurse isn’t exactly sure yet how the practice setup for the Raptors will work this season at the team’s temporary home in Tampa, Florida. He is certain of this much: It won’t be the most challenging of his career.(AP Photo/Ashley Landis, File)

Good news for Raptors: In Tampa, no conflict with badminton

Dec. 2, 2020 2:01 PM EST

Nick Nurse isn’t exactly sure yet how the practice setup for the Toronto Raptors will work this season. He is certain of this much: It won’t be the most challenging of his career. Go back to 30 years ago, when the Raptors coach and reigning NBA coach of the year was in England leading the Derby...

NFL sets schedule for Week 16 tripleheader on Dec. 26

Nov. 30, 2020 9:18 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The NFL has set its schedule for the league's Saturday tripleheader on Dec. 26. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will visit the Detroit Lions at 1 p.m. EST followed by the San Francisco 49ers at Arizona Cardinals (4:30 p.m. EST) and Miami Dolphins at Las Vegas Raiders (8:15 p.m. EST). The early...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) congratulates Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) after their NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken)

Slow start undermines Buccaneers in 27-24 loss to Chiefs

Nov. 29, 2020 10:31 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Another slow start doomed Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Bucs (7-5) rebounded from falling behind by three scores in the opening quarter Sunday, but ultimately couldn't catch the Kansas City Chiefs in a 27-24 loss t o the reigning Super Bowl champions. Tampa Bay has been...

Los Angeles Rams running back Cam Akers (23) celebrates his rushing touchdown with Robert Woods (17) during the second half of an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

The Latest: 49ers, Rams tied at 20 late

Nov. 29, 2020 6:59 PM EST

The Latest on Week 12 in the NFL (all times EST): ___ 6:55 p.m. Robbie Gould kicked a 44-yard field goal to pull San Francisco into a 20-all tie with the Los Angeles Rams with 3:11 left in the fourth quarter. The 49ers squandered a 17-3 lead in the second half. The Rams scored on a fumble return and then took a...

In this image provided by Vanderbilt Athletics, Vanderbilt kicker Sarah Fuller, right, slaps hands with a teammate during NCAA college football practice, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. Fuller, a goalkeeper on the Commodores' women's soccer team, will don a football uniform on Vanderbilt's sideline and she is poised to become the first woman to play in a Power 5 game when the Commodores take on Missouri.  (Vanderbilt Athletics via AP)

Column: Sports hanging by the thread of the almighty dollar

Nov. 27, 2020 7:40 PM EST

The games will go on, hanging by the thread of the almighty dollar. Even as the coronavirus rages out of control over wide swaths of the country, and some facets of society are beginning to shut down again in hopes of stemming the deadly tide, there are no plans to shutter sports like they did back in March. Too...

Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff (16) celebrates as he leaves the field after the team defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during an NFL football game Monday, Nov. 23, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken)

Surging Rams still wary after 3 straight losses to Niners

Nov. 27, 2020 1:46 PM EST

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams returned from their bye week this month and promptly jumped into first place in the NFC West with impressive wins over conference elites Seattle and Tampa Bay. The San Francisco 49ers stumbled through three straight injury-plagued losses to NFC contenders...