Thursday, September 20, 2018
News Roundup

The DayStarter: Keeping an eye on the gulf for a potential tropical storm

Today gets started with partly sunny skies and temperatures in the upper 70s, though things will heat up quickly, according to 10Weather WTSP. Storms will be moving west through the area from about 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. And we've got our eye on Tropical Depression Nine, expected to develop into a tropical storm by midday.

• Planning to vote in the primary on Tuesday? Read our Know Your Candidates 2016 Election Guide. It's a handy summary on more than 100 state and local candidates that will help make you an even more informed voter.

• Miss the Rays game last night? Check out Marc Topkin's take here. He says Chris Archer "escaped the ignominy of tying Tanyon Sturtze's team record of 18 losses with a sharp seven-inning outing in a 10-4 win over the Astros."

• Plan your week! Here are the top things to do this week around Tampa Bay, including a heads up on Labor Day weekend and the Summer of Rum festival coming to Tampa.

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How do you really feel, Carlos Gomez?

How do you really feel, Carlos Gomez?

Rays veteran OF Carlos Gomez made his feelings about being ejected from Thursday's game by home plate umpire Andy Fletcher quite clear in a series of Twitter posts and a live video.Gomez was in the dugout complaining about being called out on strikes...
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How to kill playoff chances? Rays blow six-run lead in 9th, lose 9-8 to Jays

How to kill playoff chances? Rays blow six-run lead in 9th, lose 9-8 to Jays

TORONTO — The Rays had done so much right in making their entertaining, exciting and endearing September run to make it a race for the final American League playoff spot.But it was what they couldn't do Thursday night, get the final three outs ...
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Marc Topkin’s takeaways from Thursday’s Rays-Blue Jays game

Marc Topkin’s takeaways from Thursday’s Rays-Blue Jays game

As if the Rays haven't been innovative enough — with relievers starting and starters relieving, with pitchers playing infield spots and infielders playing the outfield — Thursday they unveiled a four-man outfield.Thursday was another exam...
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Carrollwood Day-Admiral Farragut postponed until Oct. 4

ST. PETERSBURG — The prep football game between Admiral Farragut and Carrolllwood Day was suspended with four minutes remaining in the second quarter and the Blue Jackets holding a 14-6 lead. The game will be resumed on Oct. 4.Admiral Farragut ...
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Rays journal: Austin Meadows gets called up, but there’s nowhere to put him

Rays journal: Austin Meadows gets called up, but there’s nowhere to put him

TORONTO — After taking his first look at OF Austin Meadows in Rays colors, manager Kevin Cash said the promising prospect is a "huge part" of their future. But he also acknowledged that they might not get much of a look at that future over the ...
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High school scoreboard for Thursday, September 20

Thursday’s scoreboardVolleyballSt. Petersburg Catholic d. Cambridge Christian 25-21, 25-13, 25-8
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Bucs DT Vita Vea, CB Brent Grimes return to practice, could play vs. Steelers

Bucs DT Vita Vea, CB Brent Grimes return to practice, could play vs. Steelers

TAMPA — For the first time in seven weeks, Vita Vea played football Thursday.At least it looked like the rookie defensive tackle was playing football when he walked to the Bucs' practice field wearing a helmet and full pads and took a three-poi...
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St. Pete approves biggest budget in city history: $717 million

St. Pete approves biggest budget in city history: $717 million

ST. PETERSBURG — The City Council blessed the largest budget in city history on Thursday night, adopting a $717 million budget that starts Oct. 1.The 2019 budget is about $200 million more than the current budget. That massive increase was driven by ...
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Confederate group banned from Temple Terrace country club, may take legal action

Confederate group banned from Temple Terrace country club, may take legal action

TEMPLE TERRACE — After complaints from city residents, the Temple Terrace Golf & Country Club has notified the City Council that it will not rent space again to the Sons of Confederate Veterans for its annual banquet.The country clubȁ...
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