ARLINGTON, Texas — Jameis Winston threw for 370 yards and scored on a 28-yard run as No. 1 Florida State held off Oklahoma State 37-31 to begin defending its national title Saturday.
TAMPA — Led by their coach, USF's players emerged from their tunnel after a 69-minute weather delay Saturday and made a beeline for the north end zone, where they slapped fives and ingested the adulation of those shoehorned into the Bulls' student section.
Put this one in the "rich get richer" category.
It was late in the evening, and goodness knows, it was past time for something special.
ST. PETERSBURG — Normally, having five batters hit by pitches and one team's star player knocked out — and possibly concussed — by a player on the other team in a Rays-Red Sox game would more than fill the headlines and the highlights.
GAINESVILLE — Following multiple lengthy rain and lightning delays, Florida's season-opener against Idaho was cancelled late Saturday after officials determined the field was unsafe to play on.
Randall Jordan-Aparo died weeping and gasping for breath on the concrete floor of his prison isolation cell, naked except for his white boxer shorts.
To anyone with a long memory in Pinellas County politics, there's a question worth asking about three young Republican state House candidates.
BROOKSVILLE — George Mason III spent a lot of time at the little cream-colored house at 820 Peach St.
PINELLAS PARK — Two years ago, a man in a 1973 Rolls-Royce blew through a red light and killed an 81-year-old man driving with his wife to Walmart.
TAMPA — The Bucs made their final eight cuts Saturday to arrive at their 53-man roster, with three Gators among the most surprising players released.
HUDSON — A Hudson couple missing since last Sunday has been located by the U.S. Coast Guard about 10 miles northwest of Anclote Key.
TAMPA — After eight years representing a Republican stronghold, can Hillsborough County Commissioner Al Higginbotham broaden his appeal enough to win countywide, where Democrats have the advantage?
DUBLIN — UCF might have found its replacement for quarterback Blake Bortles. Unfortunately, the Knights didn't find him until the second half Saturday in a 26-24 loss to Penn State.
TAMPA — A pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle traveling on U.S. 41 in Tampa Friday night.