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For starters: Rays at Yankees, with Jake Faria on the mound

For starters: Rays at Yankees, with Jake Faria on the mound

The Rays will try again tonight to end their struggles at Yankee Stadium and will have RHP Jake Faria on the mound.With Tuesday's 4-1 defeat, the Rays have now lost 14 of their 17 games at Yankee Stadium since the start of last season, and 29 of 38 s...
Updated: 2 minutes ago
Bucs pleasantly surprised at what a great leader they got in Jason Pierre-Paul

Bucs pleasantly surprised at what a great leader they got in Jason Pierre-Paul

NASHVILLE — The Bucs didn't know what they were getting when they traded for Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul. They believed he would be a good pass rusher to help the league's worst defense.But they got so much more.The Bucs have been im...
Updated: 10 minutes ago
Video shows driver intentionally run over gopher tortoise outside Pinellas County school

Video shows driver intentionally run over gopher tortoise outside Pinellas County school

The Pinellas County Sheriff’s office is looking for a driver who appeared to intentionally drive over an endangered gopher tortoise Saturday afternoon.The driver was in the parking lot of the San Jose Elementary School in Dunedin at around 3:20 p.m. ...
Updated: 19 minutes ago
Bucs receivers come out ‘smoking’ hot against Titans

Bucs receivers come out ‘smoking’ hot against Titans

NASHVILLE — DeSean Jackson turned Titans cornerback Malcolm Butler around and hauled in a deep pass from quarterback Jameis Winston during one-on-one drills. Mike Evans leaped over Logan Ryan, plucking the ball with two hands off the top of the...
Updated: 27 minutes ago
College football can learn from Jordan McNair. Will it?

College football can learn from Jordan McNair. Will it?

Today, every college football program in the country should be having a discussion that starts with these two words:Jordan McNair.Jordan should be getting ready for the upcoming season with his University of Maryland teammates. He should be getting r...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Former boxing champion Antonio Tarver accused of punching girlfriend’s son over Waffle House bill

Former boxing champion Antonio Tarver accused of punching girlfriend’s son over Waffle House bill

LAND O’LAKES — Former world-champion boxer Antonio Tarver was arrested Monday, after deputies said he punched his girlfriend’s teenage son in the face in a dispute over a Waffle House bill.Pasco County Sheriff’s deputies on Monday responded to Tarver...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Northeast High student, 16, threatened shooting, police say

Northeast High student, 16, threatened shooting, police say

ST. PETERSBURG — A 16-year-old Northeast High School student was arrested Wednesday on allegations that he threatened a shooting attack at the school, according to St. Petersburg police.The student made statements in front of other students that he w...
Updated: 1 hour ago
This Buc was named to ESPN’s Perfect 53-Man NFL Roster

This Buc was named to ESPN’s Perfect 53-Man NFL Roster

If you were putting together the NFL's Perfect 53-Man Roster, you might overlook the Bucs altogether.If you were inclined to include a player, you might consider defensive tackle Gerald McCoy. Or wide receiver Mike Evans. Linebacker Lavonte Davi...
Updated: 1 hour ago
For this Marjory Stoneman Douglas student, start of school is ‘beginning of the end’

For this Marjory Stoneman Douglas student, start of school is ‘beginning of the end’

Barbara Ojago saw her grandson’s first day back at school as the beginning of the end.Her grandson, Emea, will finish his senior year at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in Parkland. But Emea returns to a school forever changed by a former student he pe...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Meet the Maryland coach and former Gator assistant at the center of a calamity

Meet the Maryland coach and former Gator assistant at the center of a calamity

Is Maryland’s DJ Durkin overly intense or just passionate? It depends on whom you ask.At the end of 2015, DJ Durkin addressed the Maryland football team for the first time. Some players viewed him with skepticism, the natural reaction of hypercompeti...
Updated: 1 hour ago