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The Times purchases the Tampa Tribune

TAMPA — The Tampa Bay Times, Florida's largest newspaper, on Tuesday purchased the Tampa Tribune from Revolution Capital Group, saying it intends to create one financially secu …

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History notes the scrap, heart and camaraderie of the Tampa Tribune

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In Tampa's bid to lure Rays, Hillsborough tourism could help build a stadium

TAMPA — What does good news about Hillsborough County's tourism industry have to do with Tampa's hopes of luring the Tampa Bay Rays? In a word: everything. Visit Tampa Bay presid …

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St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman shelves plans to ask voters for permission to expand Al Lang

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Countersuit escalates feud between bay area real estate agents

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  1. Robot stitches tissue by itself, a step to more automated OR (w/video)

    Science

    WASHINGTON — Getting stitched up by Dr. Robot may one day be reality: Scientists have created a robotic system that did just that in living animals without a real doctor pulling the strings.

    Dr. Azad Shademan and Ryan Decker supervise autonomous in-vivo bowel anastomosis performed by the Smart Tissue Autonomous Robot (STAR). [Axel Krieger/Science Translational Medicine]
  2. Ex-Utah Sen. Bob Bennett, ousted in tea party wave, has died

    Obituaries

    SALT LAKE CITY — Former U.S. Sen. Bob Bennett of Utah, who shied away from the spotlight but earned a reputation as someone who knew how to get things done in Washington, has died. He was 82.

    Former U.S. Sen. Bob Bennett addresses a crowd in Ivins, Utah. [Associated Press, 2012]
  3. Prince's addiction and an intervention too late

    Celebrities

    CHANHASSEN, Minn. — Prince Rogers Nelson had an unflinching reputation among those close to him for leading an assiduously clean lifestyle. He ate vegan and preferred to avoid the presence of meat entirely. He was known to eschew alcohol and marijuana, and no one who went on tour with him could indulge either.

    Prince performs at the Billboard Music Awards on May 19, 2013, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Last month, friends sought urgent medical help, alarmed by his hidden dependency on painkillers. [Chris Pizzello | Invision via AP]
  4. What's the origin of Cinco de Mayo celebration in the U.S.?

    Nation

    WASHINGTON — Now comes the time of year for stressed office workers and the college-age party crowd to cut loose, don culturally stereotypical outfits, turn up the appropriate folk music and drink.

    A large Mexican flag is carried during the 52nd annual Cinco de Mayo parade on Sunday in Detroit. [Associated Press]
  5. Rays hit four homers in win over Dodgers

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — As much as Rays manager Kevin Cash wants to stick with the struggling members of his lineup to build their confidence, he also has to find ways to get the hot hitters more playing time.

    Tampa Bay Rays first baseman Steve Pearce (28) gets a high five from Tampa Bay Rays third base coach Charlie Montoyo (25) on his three run home run in the sixth inning of the game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Los Angeles Dodgers in Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Wednesday, May 4, 2016.
  6. Gov. Rick Scott says Donald Trump will 'have a big win both in Florida and in the United States'

    Blogs

    Gov. Rick Scott predicted Wednesday that Donald Trump would “have a big win both in Florida and in the United States,” while saying he is not interested in serving as Trump’s vice president.

  7. Here's how 'President Trump' says his first 100 days would look

    National

    Donald Trump is now the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, but he is also keenly aware that many in his own party — and many Americans, frankly — are scared and anxious about the idea of him in the Oval Office. Even he is not sure how a divided nation would adjust to the first 100 days of a Trump …

  8. Rays may pull Matt Moore from scheduled start against Angels

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — The Rays are thinking about tinkering with their rotation.

    Matt Andriese, coming off a 14-strikeout performance for Triple-A Durham, could make a spot start for the Rays against the Angels on Sunday.
  9. Kentucky Derby favorite Nyquist gets No. 13 post position

    Horseracing

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Doug O'Neill was all smiles after early 3-1 favorite Nyquist drew the No. 13 post Wednesday for the 142nd Kentucky Derby.

    Nyquist is thriving with all the positive attention he is getting, trainer Doug O’Neill says.
  10. NHL makes right call not to suspend Lightning's Brian Boyle (w/ video)

    Lightning Strikes

    NEW YORK

    Brian Boyle is not going to be suspended. Nor should he be.

    NEW YORK, NY - MAY 03:  Brian Boyle #11 of the Tampa Bay Lightning scores the game winning goal at 2:48 of the first overtime against Thomas Greiss #1 of the New York Islanders in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Second Round during the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Barclays Center on May 03, 2016 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.  The Lightning defeated the Islanders 5-4 in overtime.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) 634358301

Gov. Rick Scott says Donald Trump will 'have a big win both in Florida and in the United States'

Gov. Rick Scott predicted Wednesday that Donald Trump would “have a big win both in Florida and in the United States,” while saying he is not interested in serving as Trump’s vice president....

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Brian Boyle said Tuesday there was no malicious intent and he didn't expect to get disciplined.

No hearing for Brian Boyle over Hickey hit

While Islanders coach Jack Capuano expected Lightning center Brian Boyle to be suspended for his overtime hit on Thomas Hickey, that will not be the case....

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Drew Smyly will be on the mound for the Rays.

For starters: Rays vs. Dodgers, looking to get rolling

UPDATE, 5:54:  After the Rays originally posted that they were starting LHP Matt Moore on Sunday, but now say it is TBD. Since they need a fifth starter at some point on this trip that could mean they are considering dropping in Erasmo Ramirez or Matt Andriese on Sunday vs. the Angels. .... LHP Blake Snell started Wednesday, so if he is the call-up they would have to wait until Monday....

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