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  1. Lawrence Samuels out as Tampa Bay Storm coach

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    Lawrence Samuels, who has been the coach of the Tampa Bay Storm since Sept. 5, 2013, is no longer with the team. It was a mutual parting of ways, according to the Storm.

    Tampa Bay Storm coach Lawrence Samuels during team practice at Skyway Park in Tampa on Tuesday, March 22, 2016. (Octavio Jones, Times)
  2. Storm's season ends with playoff loss in Philadelphia

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    ALLENTOWN, PA. — The Storm's season came to an end Sunday night with a 63-41 loss to Philadelphia in the first round of the Arena Football League playoffs.

  3. Storm starting a new season with nothing to lose

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    TAMPA — Lawrence Samuels won three Arena Football League championships as a player with the Storm. Each one of his rings has a large stone and engraved on it the year of the title and the Storm's record that season.

  4. Storm drops Arena League regular-season finale; faces Philadelphia in playoffs

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    JACKSONVILLE — After jumping to a 21-13 lead Saturday, the Storm went scoreless for nearly a full half of play, losing 54-35 to the host Sharks in the regular-season Arena League finale for both teams.

  5. Tampa Bay Storm defensive back James Harrell charged with DUI

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    TAMPA — The day before the Tampa Bay Storm finish the regular season with a game at Jacksonville, defensive back James Harrell was arrested early Friday morning on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence.

    The day before the Tampa Bay Storm finish the regular season with a game at Jacksonville, defensive back James Harrell was arrested early Friday morning on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence. [Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office]
  6. Blocked FG in final second helps Storm win 41-40

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    TAMPA — In the swarm of players at the line of scrimmage, it was hard to identify which Storm defensive lineman got his hand up to block Portland's potential winning field goal in the final second.

  7. Storm QB Kennedy gets another chance to start

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    TAMPA — Quarterback Adam Kennedy came on in relief and played a big part in the Storm nearly pulling off an upset of Philadelphia last week. Saturday, he'll get a shot from the opening drive.

    Tampa Bay Storm's quarterback Adam Kennedy lines up a pass during the Tampa Bay Storm's game against the Philadelphia Soul on Saturday afternoon, July 16, 2016 at Amalie Arena in Tampa.
ZACK WITTMAN  |  Times
  8. Fennelly: No quit in T.T. Toliver, AFL's oldest player

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    TAMPA — Yes, it's Arena Football.

    Yes, it's 1-13 Arena Football.

    But then there's T.T. Toliver.

    "He's inspiring," Tampa Bay Storm president and Bucs great Derrick Brooks said. "No, the season hasn't gone as planned, but we have something special here."

    That kid at receiver.

    You know, …

    Tampa Bay Storm wide receiver T.T. Toliver during team practice at Skyway Park in Tampa on Tuesday, March 22, 2016. (Octavio Jones, Times)
  9. Storm stays close but falls to 1-13 with loss to Philadelphia

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    TAMPA — The Storm stayed within striking distance and took a brief lead in the second half, but Philadelphia proved too much, winning 56-51 Saturday before 8,406 at Amalie Arena.

    Tampa Bay Storm's Prechae Rodriguez throws his fist into the air in celebration after scoring a touchdown during the Tampa Bay Storm's game against the Philadelphia Soul on Saturday afternoon, July 16, 2016 at Amalie Arena in Tampa.
ZACK WITTMAN  |  Times
  10. Multi-game week trying for Storm

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    TAMPA — The schedule hasn't been kind to the Storm this year. Neither have the schedule makers.