TAMPA — In mid June, two days after the Lightning's remarkable run to the Stanley Cup final ended, general manager Steve Yzerman was asked what his top priority was for the summer. …
JACKSONVILLE — The first major gay rights showdown since Houston's rancorous vote to repeal its anti-discrimination ordinance is shaping up here in Jacksonville, the largest city in the nation whose leaders have never enacted civil rights protections for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people.
A federal judge has dismissed a complaint filed by a Muslim advocacy organization claiming that an Inverness gun shop violated the Civil Rights Act by declaring itself a "Muslim-free zone."
Part of the Rays' organizational philosophy is that bullpens are fungible, essentially made to be rebuilt each season. That process is obviously underway, as they have dropped four more relievers from last year's crew that made an American League-most 530 appearances.
TAMPA — In mid June, two days after the Lightning's remarkable run to the Stanley Cup final ended, general manager Steve Yzerman was asked what his top priority was for the summer.
COLORADO SPRINGS — The injured man staggered into the grocery store, his face and chest bloodied. Customers stopped and stared. "He lifted his shirt up and he had holes in his chest," said Miranda Schilter, 17, who had been waiting for a drink at an in-store coffee shop.
ORLANDO — Someone was suspicious of Zelda King and her gang of gambling grandmas.
TAMPA — With a busy off-ramp just 50 feet away, the former church on Palm Avenue exists in the shadow of Interstate 275, and for two decades the state has planned to bulldoze the red-brick building to make way for a major highway expansion.
ST. PETERSBURG — Marci Girard Emerson's neighbors along brick-paved 17th Avenue NE send their children to private schools and magnet programs: St. Raphael Catholic School, Shorecrest Prep, Canterbury School of Florida, Jamerson Elementary. Her backyard neighbors go to St. Paul's Catholic School. Another family …
D'Qwell Jackson has played a decade in the NFL, but gets his first shot at his hometown team Sunday as the Bucs travel to play his Colts.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A loner from North Carolina who liked to spend time in his mountain cabin and avoided eye contact with neighbors was in custody Saturday after police said he opened fire at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic and killed three people.
NBCSN hockey analyst Pierre McGuire said he's seen most of the Lightning games this season....
For the third time this season, Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston has been voted as the Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week, this after throwing for five touchdowns and no interceptions in the Bucs' 45-17 rout at the Eagles last week....
Looks like at least 2,000 people are on hand so far to see Donald Trump in Sarasota, and based on our conversations with folks lined up outside the Robarts Arena, all the attacks in the world from his critics won't dampen the enthusasm for the reality TV star who has upended the GOP primary....