FSU gives Jimbo Fisher 8-year extension

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher has been rewarded with a contract extension to keep him with the program through the 2022 season. The school announced the deal Tuesday, less than a year after Fisher’s last contract extension.

The No. 3 Seminoles are 58-10 since Fisher replaced Bobby Bowden before the 2010 season. Florida State won the national championship last year and quarterback Jameis Winston became the third Heisman winner in school history. The team is in the midst of a school record 29-game win streak.

Details of the contract were not immediately available. His current deal pays about $4.1 million per season.

O’s claim Lavarnway off waivers from Cubs

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles have claimed catcher Ryan Lavarnway off waivers from the Chicago Cubs.

Lavarnway played in 10 games with the Boston Red Sox in 2014, going hitless in 10 at-bats. He also hit .283 in 62 games with Triple-A Pawtucket.

Lavarnway was claimed off waivers by the Cubs last week from Boston. In 97 career games, he has a .201 batting average with five home runs.

To clear room for Lavarnway on the 40-man roster, the Orioles released outfielder Quintin Berry.

Broncos top Pro Bowl selections

NEW YORK (AP) — The AFC West champion Denver Broncos led the NFL with nine players selected for the Pro Bowl on Tuesday.

Quarterback Peyton Manning was picked for the 14th time. Joining Manning from the Broncos will be Ryan Clady, Chris Harris, Von Miller, Aqib Talib, Demaryius Thomas, Julius Thomas, T.J. Ward and DeMarcus Ware.

The NFC East champion Dallas Cowboys were second with six selections for the Jan. 25 game in Glendale, Arizona, site of the Super Bowl.

Tony Romo will be going for the fourth time. Dez Bryant, Travis Frederick, Zack Martin, DeMarco Murray and Tyron Smith were also honored.

For the second consecutive season, players will be selected without regard to conference in voting by fans, coaches and players.

New England Patriots players that were selected were: Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski, Darrelle Revis, Stephen Gostkowski and Matthew Slater.

Hall of Famers Cris Carter and Michael Irvin will serve as alumni team captains for their Pro Bowl teams.

Smith admits to appearance at McDonald’s home night of alleged assault

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco outside linebacker Aldon Smith acknowledged Tuesday that he visited Ray McDonald’s home for a short time the day the ex-49ers defensive lineman is accused of sexually assaulting a woman.

Smith said he didn’t drink any alcohol and that he is regularly checked for sobriety. He served a nine-game suspension this year for violations of the NFL’s substance-abuse and personal-conduct policies.

“As far as it’s concerned, I was over at Ray’s house for close to an hour,” Smith said at his locker. “I didn’t drink one thing. And as far as it goes, relating to that, I have nothing else to say. It’s not my issue or my problem.”

Court documents unsealed Monday said the encounter occurred Dec. 14, a few hours after the 49ers returned from a 17-7 loss to the Seahawks in Seattle.



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