TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Jimbo Fisher lauded Florida State University President John Thrasher Tuesday for seeing the big picture the day after the school announced the coachs contract extension.Fisher, 77-17 in seven seasons at Florida State, signed a two-year extension that will keep him at the school through the 2024 season. It is the second time in two years Fisher has had his contract redone by Thrasher.Weve really built something really special and I want to continue it for a long time, Fisher said. I think President Thrasher has been awesome with that and seeing the big picture with everything that goes on. He loves it and understands what we do. We understand our importance to this university too and how we represent it and things that go on.Since Fisher took over the program in 2010 after the retirement of Bobby Bowden, Florida State has redone its practice fields, built an indoor facility, overhauled the locker room and added a players lounge.A bigger renovation of Doak Campbell Stadium is a long-term priority but something that is more immediate is adding new athlete dorms along with an athletics academic center. Thrasher said he is hopeful that he can begin adding private funding for that early next year and is hopeful that more concrete plans can be finalized before the fall.Even though he received plenty of questions from reporters about the opening at LSU after Les Miles was fired, Fisher said wasnt asked about it too many times from members of his coaching staff, players or potential recruits.The 10th-ranked Seminoles (9-3) wrapped up the first portion of practices for their Dec. 30 game against No. 6 Michigan in the Orange Bowl. The players are off until Saturday, when they will travel to South Florida and resume preparations.Fisher said he would have preferred spending Christmas in Tallahassee but that the timetable did not work out.Well practice a little bit on Christmas day then well have a dinner that night and everything together like a family and try to spend a lot of time with them, he said. 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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Andy Pettitte finally stopped beating himself up long enough to look at video of his past couple of outings, subpar efforts by any stretch and certainly his own lofty standards. It turned out that all the 40-year-old left-hander needed to do was a make a couple of minor adjustments -- alter his arm angle ever so slightly, for one thing -- to get back on track. Pettitte pitched seven stellar innings Saturday night, and Vernon Wells hit a go-ahead two-run homer before making a long running catch for the final out, giving the New York Yankees a 3-2 win over the Kansas City Royals. Pettitte (4-2) allowed seven runs against Houston and only lasted five innings his last time out against Oakland. But he looked more like he did early in the season against the Royals, with a piercing cutter and pinpoint control that kept Kansas City at bay all night. "Whenever you get knocked around, its not a good feeling. You never want that doubt to creep in that youre not able to get it done," Pettitte said. "Hopefully I can continue to get sharper and sharper." Pettitte allowed only a run-scoring groundout by Lorenzo Cain and a solo homer by Billy Butler while improving to 15-3 in his career against the Royals. Kansas City hasnt beaten him in 14 starts dating to Sept. 4, 2000. "I really dont think hes forgotten how to pitch, forgotten how to throw a cutter or any of that," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. "I always say, when youre old or overweight -- and you dont want to be both -- and youre struggling, people are always going to be saying, Is something wrong? Is something wrong? Its baseball. Everyone struggles." Everyone except Mariano Rivera, it seems. After David Robertson struck out the side in the eighth, Rivera worked around a two-out double by Salvador Perez for his 14th save. 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Shields wound up going eight innings for the third time in his last four outings, and each of those times hes failed to pick up the win. He dropped to 7-15 in his career against New York. "Youve got to pitch better," Shields said. "Thats it." It was the Royals fifth loss in six games. "Andy Pettitte threw the ball great," Royals manager Ned Yost said. "Kept the ball down. Changes speeds. Hit his spots really well. We never mounted much of an attack." The bounces certainly seemed to be going the Yankees way most of the night. Travis Hafner hit a slow grounder toward first base in the fourth inning, and Shields and first baseman Eric Hosmer had trouble deciding who should grab it. Neither of them did until it was too late, and Hafner coasted across the bag for an infield single. Lyle Overbay hit another grounder in the sixth inning that Elliot Johnson fielded at second base, but only after shortstop Alcides Escobar bumped into him. The slight hiccup allowed Jayson Nix to reach second safely and Overbay to be safe at first. Meanwhile, a hard-hit ball by Moustakas leading off the seventh inning caromed off Pettittes glove and right to Robinson Cano. The Yankees second baseman made the soft toss to first, turning a potential base hit into an easy groundout. Cano had another rough night in Kansas City, though. The Yankees All-Star was booed mercilessly for the second straight night by Royals fans who no doubt still remember his decision to snub Butler for the AL squad during last years home run derby, which was hosted by the Royals as part of All-Star festivities. Cano went 0 for 4 and struck out looking in the seventh, arguing with plate umpire Mark Wegner over the third strike. First base coach Mick Kelleher got between them and Girardi also ran onto the field to make sure Cano wouldnt be tossed from the game. NOTES: The Yankees plan to use a pitcher to fill the 26th player on the roster for Mondays doubleheader at Cleveland. Girardi didnt know who it would be. ... Royals RF Jeff Francoeur was back in the starting lineup after having Friday night off. ... RHP Hiroki Kuroda (4-2) will pitch Sundays series finale for the Yankees against Kansas City RHP Ervin Santana (3-1). ' ' '
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