Thursday, November 16, 2017
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Vikings 49, Giants 17

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Vikings wrap up spot with rout

MINNEAPOLIS — Adrian Peterson ran for 104 yards and a touchdown over three quarters, safety Harrison Smith took one of Eli Manning's three interceptions into the end zone and the Vikings clinched a playoff spot by routing the Giants on a frigid night.

Teddy Bridgewater turned in a sharp performance, Blair Walsh chipped in five field goals and the Vikings set up an NFC North championship game next week at Green Bay.

With Peterson on the sideline, Jerick McKinnon rushed for two touchdowns in the fourth quarter, including a 68-yard romp through a disinterested defense with the temperature down to 11 degrees.

Manning and the Giants badly missed suspended wide receiver Odell Beckham and his 1,396 yards and 13 touchdowns.

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Lightning pummels Stars for fifth straight win

Lightning pummels Stars for fifth straight win

TAMPA — The Lightning welcomed Ben Bishop back with a classy, fitting video tribute in Thursday’s first period. The sellout crowd of 19,092 at Amalie Arena gave Bishop, the greatest goalie in franchise history, a standing ovation. It was an emotional...
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Joey Knight’s takeaways from USF-Tulsa

Joey Knight’s takeaways from USF-Tulsa

1. Senior RB D’Ernest Johnson, woefully underutilized as a pass receiver this season, had two receptions for 38 yards in the game. The team’s second-leading receiver in 2016 (28 catches, 293 yards), Johnson had only seven receptions in the first nine...
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State volleyball: Berkeley Prep claims 16th crown in thriller

State volleyball: Berkeley Prep claims 16th crown in thriller

JACKSONVILLE — Berkeley Prep won the school’s 16th state volleyball championship Thursday night, and the Bucs had to work hard to get it. They were stretched to five games before finally prevailing 24-26, 25-21, 25-17, 23-25, 15-10 over Orlando Lake ...
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No. 23 USF shaky in 27-20 victory over Tulsa

No. 23 USF shaky in 27-20 victory over Tulsa

TAMPA — The senior night festivities and Tulsa formality didn’t go according to script for USF on a crisp Thursday evening.Hardly romp-and-circumstance stuff. To the contrary, the effort was barely sufficient against a two-win foe.USF’s 27-20 victory...
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Basketball: Gators romp; key player hurt for Hurricanes

Basketball: Gators romp; key player hurt for Hurricanes

GAINESVILLE — Behind a balanced effort and six double-figure scorers, No. 8 Florida dominated North Florida 108-68 Thursday. Junior KeVaughn Allen led the Gators with 18 points. The balanced scoring helped Florida (2-0) dismantle the Ospreys (0-4) fr...
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USF Bulls journal: Linebacker Auggie Sanchez breaks school’s career tackles record

USF Bulls journal: Linebacker Auggie Sanchez breaks school’s career tackles record

TAMPA — After a redshirt season spent at fullback in 2013, USF’s Auggie Sanchez asked then-coach Willie Taggart if he could be moved to linebacker.Sanchez, who played on the defensive line at St. Petersburg’s Northeast High, got his wish the next sea...
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Franken draws swift condemnation in Congress after woman claims he groped her

Franken draws swift condemnation in Congress after woman claims he groped her

WASHINGTON — Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., faced swift condemnation and bipartisan calls for an ethics investigation Thursday after he was accused of forcibly kissing and groping a broadcaster and model while traveling overseas in 2006.The allegations ag...
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Black residents question arrest spike during search for Seminole Heights killer

Black residents question arrest spike during search for Seminole Heights killer

TAMPA — Members of the black community expressed appreciation on Thursday for police efforts to find the person responsible for killing four residents of southeast Seminole Heights in recent weeks.But at a meeting organized by the local chapter of th...
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Middle school student hit, killed by vehicle in Tampa after getting off school bus

TAMPA — A middle school student died after he was hit by a vehicle Thursday afternoon moments after getting off of a bus, according to 10News WTSP.The student, who has not been identified, was hit near the intersection of Orient Road and Dr. Martin L...
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Tampa’s historic Kress block sells to the Wilson Company for $9 million

Tampa’s historic Kress block sells to the Wilson Company for $9 million

TAMPA — The historic city block containing the old S.H. Kress & Co. department store and a former F.W. Woolworth’s, where 1960s sit-ins led to the peaceful desegregation of the city’s lunch counters, was sold this week for $9 million.The buyer is the...
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