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Neighbor says couple talked of martyrdom

The man who purchased the assault rifles used in the San Bernardino shootings tells the FBI that Syed Farook and his soon-to-be wife spoke of jihad before they married. Nation, 2A

Chicago mayor offers apology

Rahm Emanuel says the police shooting of Laquan McDonald "happened on my watch." Nation, 2A

Nelson, Rubio file opposing visa bills

Sen. Bill Nelson wants to slash the specialized visas for foreign workers. Sen. Marco Rubio wants to triple them. Nation, 7A

Oscar Ray Bolin's execution nears

A Lutz woman's claim that someone other than Oscar Ray Bolin tried to abduct her is at the center of his final appeal. Local, 1B

Stolen ball glove united generations

Julius Pfau got the glove from his aging grandfather on his sixth birthday. Now he prays for its return. Local, 1B

Stamkos tweet sets Toronto abuzz

The Lightning superstar feeds the Maple Leafs rumor mill with an accidental "like.'' Sports, 1C • Triplets line reunited. 2C

Market raises price of pitching

The Rays' pitching talent suddenly seems more valuable. Sports, 1C

Carrot Top talks props, punch lines

As he comes to the Capitol Theatre on Sunday, he's become one of comedy's most bankable acts. Etc, 2B

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  1. Jordan Spieth wins British Open (w/ video)

    Golf

    SOUTHPORT, England — Someday, perhaps soon, there will be a plaque at Royal Birkdale for Jordan Spieth, much like the one off the 16th hole that celebrates Arnold Palmer and the 6-iron he slashed out of the rough in 1961 to win the British Open and usher in a new era of golf.

    Matt Kuchar plays out of the bunker on the 18th hole and finishes with bogey for 1-under 69. He had a one-shot lead after 13 holes.
  2. Fennelly: Brutal weekend could be start of something worse for Rays

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — Well, that was lovely.

    Brad Boxberger suffers his second loss in the three-game series, this time by allowing back-to-back homers in the eighth inning when called on to protect a 5-3 lead. “Just bad pitches,” he says.
  3. Wesley Chapel hockey camp impresses youth players, parents

    Lightning Strikes

    WESLEY CHAPEL — As a 17-year-old Triple-A hockey player, MacCallum Brown regularly plays against elite talent. As a Palm Harbor resident, he often has to travel to face that talent.

  4. Rays journal: Rays gamble on Sergio Romo's track record, heart

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — Some of RHP Sergio Romo's numbers this season with the Dodgers were the worst of his career, yet the Rays feel he can be a good fit for their bullpen.

    LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 26:  Sergio Romo #54 of the Los Angeles Dodgers throws a pitch in the 9th inning against the Los Angeles Angels at Dodger Stadium on June 26, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images)
  5. Rays claim not to be panicking after third straight brutal loss to Rangers (w/ video)

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — There was no "here we go again" moment in the dugout as Rougned Odor's two-run homer in the eighth inning arced across Tropicana Field and toward the rightfield seats, even though when it landed, the score was tied and another late-inning Rays lead was blown.

    Rays third baseman Evan Longoria heads back to the dugout after fouling out in the ninth inning with the potential tying run on first.