Good afternoon! Here's a look at how AP's general news coverage is shaping up in Florida. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Miami bureau at 305-594-5825 or Ian Mader is the news editor and can be reached at Curt Anderson is on the desk and can be reached at A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date. All times are Eastern.



NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Jameis Winston is expected to watch from the Tampa Bay bench Saturday night as Marcus Mariota starts for the Tennessee Titans in the teams' second preseason game. Ryan Fitzpatrick is starting for the Bucs with Winston suspended for the first three games of the season. By Pro Football Writer Teresa M. Walker. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 8 p.m. ET.


MINNEAPOLIS — Kirk Cousins makes his first appearance at Minnesota's U.S. Bank Stadium, as the Vikings send their quarterback out to face the Jacksonville Jaguars and the AFC's stingiest defense of last season. By Pro Football Writer Dave Campbell. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 1 p.m. EDT.



WASHINGTON — Jeffry Rodriguez takes the mound for the Nationals in the second game of their series with the Miami Marlins, which Washington hopes is another step back toward the top of the NL East. By Bobby Bancroft. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7:05 p.m. EDT


BOSTON — The Tampa Bay Rays visit the Boston Red Sox for the second game of a three-game series. Tyler Glasnow faces David Price. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. First pitch 7 p.m.


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