Saturday, April 14, 2018

News Roundup

Capabal dogs finish 1-2 in Derby Lane Distance Classic

ST. PETERSBURG — Sometimes, dreams aren't meant to happen.For Capabal kennel owner Henry Parker and trainer Belinda Parker, theirs came to fruition in 37.92 seconds — the time it took to decide the winner of the $75,000 Distance Classic o...
Updated: 4 hours ago
Colome gives up run in ninth, Rays fall 2-1 to Phillies

Colome gives up run in ninth, Rays fall 2-1 to Phillies

ST. PETERSBURG — Close games are going to be an accepted part of the Rays' 2018 season, and the bullpen hasn't made that a particularly good part so far.Closer Alex Colome, already with two blown saves, gave up the lead in the ninth inning, and...
Updated: 5 hours ago

Calvary Christian makes it 50 straight after edging Carrollwood Day

TAMPA — Calvary Christian made it 50 straight wins Friday night after a thrilling 5-4 victory in eight innings over Carrollwood Day. Throughout the streak, which started on Feb. 21, 2016, with a 6-0 win over Largo, there has been a whole lot of...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Track: East Lake sweeps districts thanks to running depth

Track: East Lake sweeps districts thanks to running depth

EAST LAKE — After seven events in the Class 3A-10 district championships on Friday afternoon, something felt off.East Lake was in second place.Osceola crept out to lead both the girls and boys fields behind triple jumper Sophia Masut,...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Track: Sunlake doubles down on the statement victories

Track: Sunlake doubles down on the statement victories

WESLEY CHAPEL — Every time you turned around on the track at Cypress Creek High School on Friday afternoon, there was a Sunlake jersey.Many times the jersey was crossing the finish line in first place and almost aways one of those jerseys finis...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Rays journal: Patience finally pays off for Field

Rays journal: Patience finally pays off for Field

ST. PETERSBURG — When OF Johnny Field got the news he was getting called up to the majors by the Rays, the 26-year-old called his father, John, then his mother, Maureen, both of whom were expected to be in attendance for Friday night's game aga...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Rays takeaways: Need for speed, nice day for Jake, no margin for error

Rays takeaways: Need for speed, nice day for Jake, no margin for error

The Rays are giving away Carl Crawford bobbleheads tonight, commemorating his getting six steals in a game in 2009. Tampa Bay sure could use some of that speed: Entering Friday, the Rays had a total of five steals in their first 12 games.Encouraging ...
Updated: 6 hours ago
‘I handled all of it,’ Soaring Paws pilot said of bank records in charity probe

‘I handled all of it,’ Soaring Paws pilot said of bank records in charity probe

TAMPA — The investigators showed up Dec. 5. They had questions for pilot Albert Lonzo Adams III but weren’t scheduled to ask them because his attorney didn’t approve an interview. Instead, they were to question his wife as part of a state inquiry int...
Updated: 6 hours ago
Mural artist Matt Callahan, 40, dies after clash outside South Tampa bar

Mural artist Matt Callahan, 40, dies after clash outside South Tampa bar

TAMPA — A respected mural artist died at Tampa General Hospital on Friday after sustaining a severe blow to the head in a fight outside a South Tampa bar earlier this week. Matt Callahan, 40, owner of Man Made Murals in St. Petersburg, was rushed to ...
Updated: 6 hours ago
U.S. launches missile strikes against Syria

U.S. launches missile strikes against Syria

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump ordered a military attack against Syrian President Bashar Assad on Friday, joining allies Britain and France in launching missile strikes in retaliation for what Western nations said was the deliberate gassing of S...
Updated: 6 hours ago