ST. PETERSBURG — The American flag flew at half-staff Saturday in front of the Allendale Terrace home of Gary and Marie Stempinski. It was a symbol of loss for the Stempinskis, whom po …
ST. PETERSBURG — The Rays have to do a lot better offensively over the next five months if they are to make something of this season.
TAMPA — A spoiled brat. That's what he was called. A selfish, arrogant, self-entitled punk. A quitter and a whiner. A rotten, no-good, waste-of-talent know-it all.
It's barely 10 a.m., and the school day is already starting to unravel.
TAMPA — Trading up to the second round of the NFL draft and using two picks to take Florida State kicker Robert Aguayo was either the dumbest thing the Bucs have ever done or a move that will bring them pots of gold, Super Bowl rings and limousines.
TAMPA — Caleb Benenoch's path NFL draft started with a miscommunication.
TAMPA — A year after finding a small-school gem by drafting Ali Marpet out of Division III Hobart College, the Bucs went the same route in the fourth round Saturday, taking Division I-AA North Carolina Central's Ryan Smith, who could help Tampa Bay at safety and on returns.
During a decade-plus with the Rays organization, Andrew Friedman never swung a bat or threw a ball, except for the omnipresent pink rubber one he would toss around the office and hallways for fun.
BRADENTON — Two men died Saturday afternoon when their kayak flipped over on Lake Manatee, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officials said.
TAMPA — The Rev. Russell Meyer said he has never seen a bicyclist stopped where he lives in Tampa Palms.
TAMPA — Tampa police are seeking the public's help finding Raymond James Thomas, 83, who was last seen on Thursday.
Rep. David Jolly is in a fight with the NRCC, which has accused him of lying about fundraising practices. Jolly has returned the fire....
Lightning defenseman Anton Stralman made an appearance Friday, skating in full gear on his own before the team's practice at the Ice Sports Forum....
UPDATE, 4:17: Cash said he needs to find ways to get Guyer involved more since he has been swinging well and a number of Rays are struggling. ... He also said he is leaning towards making Souza the No. 5 hitter, which means dropping Jennings to 7 when they face a lefty. .... Boxberger threw a 30-pitch bullpen and will throw another early next week and then advance to two live batting practice sessions. ... Cobb and Whitley also threw bullpen sessions.
Blue Jays lineup: