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Rays' insurance runs pay off in bottom of 9th

It looked like extra runs when the Rays scored four times in the top of the ninth against Baltimore. But then the Orioles batted. The Rays hung on, 8-6. Sports, 1C

Burrell hurt: Designated hitter Pat Burrell returns to St. Petersburg ahead of the team to have his stiff neck evaluated. 4C

'American Idol' final set: Kris vs. Adam

The ax drops on Danny Gokey, setting up next week's showdown between dark horse Kris Allen and Simon's favorite, Adam Lambert. Etc, 2B

Live chat! Talk with Sean Daly about the Idol final today at 11:30 a.m. at blogs.tampabay.com/popmusic.

Continental to shut down Tampa facility

The airline expanded its reservation center near the airport in 2000 with plans to employ more than 1,500 people. On Wednesday, it announced plans to close the center by July. Tampa Bay, 1B

Obama changes stance on photos

The president says he wants to block the court-ordered release of photos showing U.S. troops abusing foreign prisoners. Nation, 2A

To fight cell costs, pay as you go

As the price of prepaid phone plans goes down, so does the stigma attached to them. A primer on going without a contract. BayLink, 1F

today In Weekend 05/13/09 [Last modified: Wednesday, May 13, 2009 11:33pm]
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  1. Bucs' annual Women of RED preseason party attracts nearly 2,000

    Bucs

    TAMPA — Theresa Jones is primarily a college football fan, but she wanted to get a taste of the Bucs. So the 46-year-old Tampa resident bought a ticket for the team's Women of RED Ultimate Football Party at Raymond James Stadium on Friday.

    Lee White of Seminole tries on a helmet at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla. on Friday, August 18, 2017.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers female fans descended upon Raymond James Stadium for the ultimate football party, the 2017 Women of RED: The Takeover, supported by Moffitt Cancer Center. CHARLIE KAIJO   |   Times

  2. Bucs' Ali Marpet: Move to center could pay off big

    Bucs

    TAMPA — No player works as closely with Jameis Winston as the center. Only those two touch the ball on every play. Together they make — if you will — snap judgements about defensive alignments.

     Jameis Winston #3 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Ali Marpet #74 warm up prior to preseason game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field on August 17, 2017 in Jacksonville, Florida.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images) 700069805
  3. Inside the Rays continuing historically bad slump

    Blogs

    The numbers tell the story of the Rays inexplicable ongoing offensive slump, and the words detail how tough it has been to deal with.

  4. How Rays' Chris Archer is branching out on Twitter

    The Heater

    Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Chris Archer (22) leans on the railing of the dugout during the All-Star game at Marlins Park in Miami, Fla. on Tuesday, July 11, 2017. WILL VRAGOVIC   |   Times

  5. Candidates for governor get emotional talking about their gay siblings

    Blogs

    Occasionally in today's hyper-rehearsed and contrived world of political campaigns one witnesses moments that are so honest and real, we can't help but understand we're not just listening to another politician give his or her stump speech; We're listening to a human being who understands personal pain at least as well …

    Chris King talking to reporters in Tallahassee