- Associated Press - Thursday, January 23, 2014

MIAMI (AP) - A man prosecutors say fired the fatal shots in the 2007 killing of Washington Redskins star Sean Taylor faced sentencing Thursday afternoon in a courtroom in Miami. Eric Rivera Jr. was convicted in November of second-degree murder and armed burglary. Rivera faces a maximum life sentence but could get less.

MIAMI (AP) - Miami Marlins President David Samson is among 18 castaways on the new season of “Survivor,” which begins Feb. 26 on CBS. The cast also includes a high-stakes poker player, an ex-NFL cheerleader, a nuclear engineer and former NBA All-Star Cliff Robinson.

TOKYO (AP) - Masahiro Tanaka says he chose to play for the New York Yankees because they appreciated him the most, granting him a $155 millon, seven-year deal. Tanaka expressed appeciation for the team which has its spring training facility in Florida, calling them “world-famous.”