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  1. Defense carries Manning to Super Bowl title


    SANTA CLARA, Calif.

    If Peyton Manning played his last game by winning Super Bowl 50 and decides to ride off into the sunset, it will be on the shoulders of the Broncos defense that carried him Sunday. Manning won his first Super Bowl with his arm. He won his second with his brain. The quarterback who used to be …

    Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning wins his second Super Bowl title despite only 194 total yards and 11 first downs.
  2. Best and worst from Super Bowl Sunday TV


    tom jones' two cents

    Tampa Bay Times columnist Tom Jones looks back at the best and worst from Sunday's Super Bowl television coverage.

    Game coverage
  3. PolitiFact Florida: Scott says state revenues are growing even after 50 tax cuts

    Gov. Rick Scott's $1 billion tax-cut request is giving the Florida Legislature plenty to chew on, especially after state economists warned that revenues won't be as high as once thought.

  4. Broncos' Manning, Ware deliver emotional pregame messages


    SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Broncos QB Peyton Manning and DE DeMarcus Ware gave emotional speeches at their team meeting Saturday night before Super Bowl 50. "Both were very emotional and near tears," team president Joe Ellis told ESPN.

    big ending: From left, Beyonce, Chris Martin of Coldplay and Bruno Mars come together to bring their halftime show to a close. Coldplay and the two singers also performed individually.
  5. A dozen photos from Super Bowl 50 halftime show with Beyonce, Coldplay, Bruno Mars


    The halftime show at Super Bowl 50 opened with Coldplay doing a mashup of Yellow and Vida la Vida.

    Beyonce performs during halftime of the NFL Super Bowl 50 football game in Santa Clara, Calif. Beyonce is working overtime this weekend: After releasing a new song Saturday and performing at the Super Bowl on Sunday, she has announced a new stadium tour. The Grammy-winning singer announced her 2016 Formation World Tour in a commercial after she performed at the halftime show with Bruno Mars and Coldplay.
  6. Super Bowl halftime show: Colorful Coldplay can't compete with Beyonce, Bruno Mars


    All throughout Super Bowl 50, CBS hyped the halftime show with Coldplay, Beyonce and Bruno Mars as “a musical celebration of past, present and future” – as if we somehow weren’t watching a collection of artists between the ages of 30 and 38.

  7. 'Mickey D' DeMariano, 102, Pasco golfing legend dies


    HUDSON — Mickey DeMariano's buddies celebrated his 100th birthday two years ago with coffee and cake for breakfast at Dunkin' Donuts. That afternoon, he went to his favorite local golf course and shot a round in the high 70s.

    Mickey DeMariano also was a regular at a Dunkin’ Donuts where traded jokes.
  8. Beyonce's 'Formation World Tour' coming to Raymond James Stadium in Tampa


    Hot on the heels of performing at halftime of Super Bowl 50, Beyonce has announced plans for "The Formation World Tour" -- and it's coming to Tampa.

  9. Return to Ottawa finds Lightning's Condra in a different spot

    Lightning Strikes

    BRANDON — When the Lightning takes on the Senators tonight, it will be a homecoming of sorts for forward Erik Condra. It will be his first trip to Ottawa to face the team that drafted him since he left in free agency in July.

    Tampa Bay Lightning Erik Condra (22) works the puck along the boards against the Calgary Flames during second period action at the Amalie Arena in Tampa Thursday evening (11/12/15).
  10. New Pasco ordinance will push sex offenders farther away; could it also push them to re-offend?


    Earl Reyes Villagomeza's sex offender designation follows him everywhere, and now, in Pasco County, might make him homeless.

    Earl Reyes Villagomeza, 31, was forced to leave his family’s home in Lutz.
  11. Tampa man with toddler in vehicle rams police car, charged with child abuse


    TAMPA — A Tampa man was arrested on a charge of child abuse Friday night after he fled during a traffic stop and rammed the vehicle into a marked Tampa Police Department cruiser while his 2-year-old daughter was sitting beside him, according to a police report.

  12. Seeking gangster lore, bidders crowd auction of Santo Trafficante's possessions

    Real Estate


    Originally, it was Dom for the Don. Now a new owner can decide whether to open a 1975 bottle of Dom Perignon that once belonged to the late Tampa mob boss Santo Trafficante Jr.

    Auctioneer Joseph Magnani tracks the bidding during the auction that included items from Santo Trafficante Jr.’s estate at Joseph’s Auction Gallery in St. Petersburg on Saturday evening.
  13. USF suffers worst defeat of season against No. 12 SMU


    TAMPA — Of all the issues USF second-year coach Orlando Antigua has been forced to address in this destitute season, playing time isn't one of them. These days, every Bull gets ample minutes.

    Every healthy Bull, that is.

    SMU guard Nic Moore (11) passes around South Florida guard Jahmal McMurray (0) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Brian Blanco) FLBB108
  14. Marco Rubio's debate oops threatens to shift momentum of race


    SALEM, N.H. — We've heard Donald Trump swear, insult and offend. We've winced as Jeb Bush flailed during debates. We've wondered on occasion whether Ben Carson was fully awake.

    Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., works to charge up a crowd during a campaign stop in a high school cafeteria, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, in Londonderry, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)