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  1. Super Bowl prediction: Patriots 28, Seahawks 24

    News

    With the NFL playoffs upon us, many around the nation are debating which team will emerge from the slugfest. Countless storylines have been swirling, including whether defending champion Seattle Seahawks will be able to reclaim their title and whether the aging Tom Brady can sustain another deep run in the postseason …

    Russell Wilson of the Seattle Seahawks runs against the Carolina Panthers during the NFC Divisional Playoff game in Seattle earlier this week. Our prediction is that the defending champ Seahawks make it back to the Super Bowl but come up empty.
  2. Leshawn Williams learns to cope with life after lost leg

    Life

    In the quiet home of Bonita Copeland and her son Leshawn Williams, life seems ordinary. A flat-screen television hums in the living room, where Williams, a walker by his side, sits on the plush red sofa, surrounded by Xbox controllers. But for the former athlete, adjusting to life as an amputee, nothing is ordinary.

    Leshawn Williams, whose injury during a Northeast High football game led to amputation of his leg, is upbeat. “I’m not starting my life over,” he says. “It’s just a little setback, and I’m just ready to start walking again. I’ll be all right.”
  3. Sporting spotlights: Skylar Martinez

    Life

    Long-time softball athlete Skylar Martinez didn't injure herself playing softball. It was during a middle school flag football game in January 2013 that Martinez damaged her shoulder, ending her softball career.

    After an arm injury left Skylar Martinez unable to play softball, the athlete is trying out soccer.
  4. Sporting spotlight: Sara Varsames

    News

    Sara Varsames never planned on becoming a rower. The Berkeley Prep senior, who recently signed to Duke University, played several sports competitively before trying crew, on a whim, as a sophomore.

    Sara Varsames
  5. Picks for top high school athletes

    Life

    Tampa Bay Times' all-Tampa Bay football

    Armwood’s Jordan Griffin, left, a linebacker, has reopened his recruitment after a coaching change at Wisconsin. Sickles running back Ray Ray McCloud III, right, will be heading to Clemson.
  6. Tampa Bay Rays name Kevin Cash new manager

    News

    The Tampa Bay Rays have officially named Kevin Cash as the team's new manager. The Tampa native was one of three candidates to take over after the departure of Joe Maddon.

    Kevin Cash new Tampa Bay Rays Manager attends the Major League Baseball winter meetings.
  7. Joe Maddon moves on

    News

    Nine years ago a saving grace came to Tampa Bay to help a struggling baseball franchise that had become the joke of the American League East.

    Joe Maddon signs autographs before a game against the Philadelphia Phillies on March 18, 2008, at Bright House Field in Clearwater.
  8. Gators football coach Will Muschamp says he has no hard feelings about his dismissal

    College

    GAINESVILLE — Deep down, Will Muschamp knew after Saturday afternoon's overtime loss to South Carolina that his days as the Gators head coach were probably coming to an end.

    Florida Gators head football coach Will Muschamp talks to reporters at a news conference Monday, a day after school officials announced he would coach two more games but would not return next year. [University of Florida]
  9. Northeast lineman Leshawn Williams loses leg after football injury

    Life

    ST. PETERSBURG — Northeast High School senior defensive lineman Leshawn Williams suffered a severe knee injury Friday night in a football game that eventually required the amputation of his lower right leg due to blood clots.

    Leshawn Williams [Northeast High School]
  10. Would the Bucs draft Jameis Winston?

    Bucs

    You can see where this is headed, can't you?

    Jameis Winston escapes from Sheldon Day during No. 2 Florida State's victory over then-fifth-ranked Notre Dame. [Getty Images]

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