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All Eyes photo gallery: USF Pro Day

South Florida Bulls defensive back Jamie Byrd (2) runs the 40 yard sprint during the USF Pro Day at Morsani Football Practice Complex at the University of South Florida in Tampa on Tuesday.

CHARLIE KAIJO | Times

South Florida Bulls defensive back Jamie Byrd (2) runs the 40 yard sprint during the USF Pro Day at Morsani Football Practice Complex at the University of South Florida in Tampa on Tuesday.

For the first half of USF's annual pro day, the two most prominent figures remained on the sideline. While nearly two-dozen of their old teammates lunged, leaped and lifted, Rodney Adams and Marlon Mack balked.

Few could blame them.

Less than three weeks after posting solid performance numbers at the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis, Adams and Mack opted not to gamble on tarnishing them Tuesday, participating only in position drills before a plethora of scouts at the Morsani Complex.

At least 20 NFL clubs were represented, with Bucs coach Dirk Koetter among the observers.

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Photo gallery: University of Florida Gators vs. Virginia Cavaliers

Florida Gators guard Kasey Hill (0) celebrates the lead over the Virginia Cavaliers during the first half in the second round of the 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida on Saturday, March 18, 2017.

OCTAVIO JONES | Times

Florida Gators guard Kasey Hill (0) celebrates the lead over the Virginia Cavaliers during the first half in the second round of the 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida on Saturday, March 18, 2017.

View a gallery of images from the University of Florida Gators 65-39 win over the Virginia Cavaliers during the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Second Round at the Amway Center in Orlando. Florida will face Wisconsin on March 24 at Madison Square Garden in New York.

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Photo gallery: University of Florida Gators vs. East Tennessee State Buccaneers

Florida Gators forward Devin Robinson (1) leaps with the ball during the second half in the 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at the Amway Center in Orlando on Thursday, March 16, 2017. The Florida Gators defeated the East Tennessee State Buccaneers 80 to 65.

OCTAVIO JONES | Times

Florida Gators forward Devin Robinson (1) leaps with the ball during the second half in the 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at the Amway Center in Orlando on Thursday, March 16, 2017. The Florida Gators defeated the East Tennessee State Buccaneers 80 to 65.

View a gallery of images from the University of Florida Gators 80-65 win over the East Tennessee State Buccaneers during the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball First Round at the Amway Center in Orlando. The Gators will play again on Saturday.

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Photo gallery: Florida State Seminoles vs. Florida Gulf Coast Eagles

Florida Gulf Coast Eagles guard Christian Terrell (11) and Florida State Seminoles guard Terance Mann (14) battle for the loose ball during the first half in the first round of the 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida on Thursday, March 16, 2017.

OCTAVIO JONES | Times

Florida Gulf Coast Eagles guard Christian Terrell (11) and Florida State Seminoles guard Terance Mann (14) battle for the loose ball during the first half in the first round of the 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida on Thursday, March 16, 2017.

View a gallery of images from the Florida State Seminoles 86-80 win over the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles during the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball First Round at the Amway Center in Orlando. The Seminoles will face the Xavier on Saturday.

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Photo gallery: Sunday, Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

IndyCar drivers Alexander Rossi, left, laughs with Tony Kanaan and Scott Dixon backstage during driver introductions at the start of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on Sunday.

DIRK SHADD | Times

IndyCar drivers Alexander Rossi, left, laughs with Tony Kanaan and Scott Dixon backstage during driver introductions at the start of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on Sunday.

View a gallery of images from the final day of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. Sebastien Bourdais of St. Petersburg held of the field to win the Verizon IndyCar race. Simon Pagenaud finished second followed by Scott Dixon.

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Photo gallery: Saturday, Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

The morning sun casts shadows of palm trees along the track as USF2000 cars race below near Al Lang Stadium  on day two of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Saturday.

DIRK SHADD | Times

The morning sun casts shadows of palm trees along the track as USF2000 cars race below near Al Lang Stadium on day two of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Saturday.

View a gallery of images from Saturday at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. The Grand Prix takes over the streets of St. Petersburg this weekend. The green flag drops at 12:30 p.m. Sunday for 110 laps of the Verizon IndyCar Series.

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Photo gallery: Friday, Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

The shadows of fans are visible on the track from the observation deck at the Mahaffey Theater as cars race by during the second IndyCar practice session on the opening day of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.

DIRK SHADD | Times

The shadows of fans are visible on the track from the observation deck at the Mahaffey Theater as cars race by during the second IndyCar practice session on the opening day of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.

View a gallery of images from Friday at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. The Grand Prix takes over the streets of St. Petersburg this weekend. The green flag drops at 12:30 p.m. Sunday for 110 laps of the Verizon IndyCar Series.

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DeSean Jackson in photos: A look at the receiver poised to sign with the Bucs

DeSean Jackson (10) returns a punt for a touchdown to win the game on the last play in Philadelphia's victory over the New York Giants on Dec. 19, 2010 at  Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. Jackson is reportedly poised to sign with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File

DeSean Jackson (10) returns a punt for a touchdown to win the game on the last play in Philadelphia's victory over the New York Giants on Dec. 19, 2010 at Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. Jackson is reportedly poised to sign with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

With the Bucs poised to sign wide receiver DeSean Jackson, here's a look at his NFL career in pictures.

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All Eyes photo gallery: Opening day of 2017 legislative session

 Florida Governor Rick Scott Addresses joint session of the Florida Legislature, 3/7/17 in Tallahassee.

SCOTT KEELER | Times

Florida Governor Rick Scott Addresses joint session of the Florida Legislature, 3/7/17 in Tallahassee.

Gov. Rick Scott kicked off the 2017 legislative session Tuesday by recounting what has been a difficult and tragic year for Florida.

He recalled the nation’s deadliest mass shooting, when a gunman killed 49 people at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, though Scott did not mention that Pulse was an LGBTQ club or that it was Latin night and the victims were members of those communities. A second shooter killed five people at the Ft. Lauderdale Airport. The state was the epicenter of a Zika virus outbreak. And for the first time in a decade, hurricanes hit Florida — two of them.

Then, Scott turned toward what he wants to accomplish this year.

In his State of the State address before a joint session of the Legislature, Scott outlined plans for tax cuts on businesses and military veterans, increased state spending on counterterrorism and defended a pet agency that has already been a source of conflict between him and the Republican-controlled House.

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Ash Wednesday Mass at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Tampa.

Rev. George Corrigan, O.F.M. conducts Ash Wednesday Mass held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church March 1, 2017 in Tampa. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, which is a season of fasting and prayer. The ashes, which are from palm branches, are blessed on the previous year's Palm Sunday and placed in the form of a cross on the forehead.

CHRIS URSO | Times

Rev. George Corrigan, O.F.M. conducts Ash Wednesday Mass held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church March 1, 2017 in Tampa. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, which is a season of fasting and prayer. The ashes, which are from palm branches, are blessed on the previous year's Palm Sunday and placed in the form of a cross on the forehead.

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, which is a season of fasting and prayer. The ashes, which are from palm branches, are blessed on the previous year's Palm Sunday and placed in the form of a cross on the forehead.

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Gasparilla Distance Classic

Runners pause for the national anthem before the start of the 2017 Gasparilla Distance Classic half marathon in Tampa.

Luis Santana | Times

Runners pause for the national anthem before the start of the 2017 Gasparilla Distance Classic half marathon in Tampa.

Runners from all over the country participated in the annual Gasparilla Distance Classic Half-Marathon in Tampa on Sunday, February 26, 2017. 

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Photo gallery: Saturday at Daytona International Speedway

Drivers make their way around the track during the Xfinity Series at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. on Saturday, February 25, 2017.

CHARLIE KAIJO | Times

Drivers make their way around the track during the Xfinity Series at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. on Saturday, February 25, 2017.

NASCAR's season opener puts the spotlight on Daytona International Speedway as Dale Earnhardt Jr. returns to racing after missing half of 2016 Cup Series. Forty drivers will take to the track Sunday with Chase Elliot and Matt Kenseth in the front row. The Daytona 500 start flag drops at 2:00 p.m. E.S.T. Sunday, Feb. 26.

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Photo gallery: Too Good for Drugs Jr. Gasparilla Distance Classic

Five year-olds prepare to run a race during the Jr. Gasparilla Distance Classic for ages 2 to 10 year-olds at Thomas Jefferson High School in Tampa, Fla. on Saturday, February 18, 2017.

CHARLIE KAIJO | Times

Five year-olds prepare to run a race during the Jr. Gasparilla Distance Classic for ages 2 to 10 year-olds at Thomas Jefferson High School in Tampa, Fla. on Saturday, February 18, 2017.

Runners from 2-10 years-old competed Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017 in the annual Too Good for Drugs Jr. Gasparilla Distance Classic held at Thomas Jefferson High School in Tampa. Younger runners, 2-4 years-old raced for 30 yards while olders runners ran one mile on the school's track.

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Photo gallery: Massive brush fire in Polk County scorches land and homes

A home destroyed by fire is seen in a burnt area next to Highway 630 East near Indian Lake Estates on Friday, Feb. 17, 2017.

LOREN ELLIOTT | Times

A home destroyed by fire is seen in a burnt area next to Highway 630 East near Indian Lake Estates on Friday, Feb. 17, 2017.

While investigators are still working to determine the cause of the fire, the state's abnormally dry weather — and particularly strong winds on Thursday created the perfect conditions to help form and fuel the blaze. Widespread drought conditions caused by above-average heat and minimal humidity have increased the threat of brush fires in Florida. The dry season runs through April, and more fires are possible if the below-average rain and moisture trend persists.

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All Eyes photo gallery: Ivanka Trump's children check out grandpa's helicopter at the White House

President Donald Trump boards Marine One with his grandchildren Arabella and Joseph Kushner, while departing from the White House on Friday. President Trump was traveling to South Carolina to visit the Boeing plant.

Mark Wilson | Getty Images

President Donald Trump boards Marine One with his grandchildren Arabella and Joseph Kushner, while departing from the White House on Friday. President Trump was traveling to South Carolina to visit the Boeing plant.

President Donald Trump spent some time Friday with two of his grandchildren on the South Lawn of the White House. 

Trump walked across the lawn with Arabella and Joseph Kushner, the two oldest children of Ivana Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner. 

At one point, Trump had Arabella, 5, and Joseph, 3, stop and wave to the cameras recording the scene. Then the trio continued their walk to Marine One, the president's helicopter. 

 

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