The final Republican presidential debate before Tuesday's New Hampshire primary will begin at 8 p.m. Saturday on ABC.
The debate, held at St. Anselm College in Manchester, N.H., will offer Donald Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz, Sen. Marco Rubio, Dr. Ben Carson, former Gov. Jeb Bush, Gov. Chris Christie and Gov. John Kasich one more opportunity to make their case to Granite State voters....
CLEARWATER — Investigators are looking for a man who police say assaulted a 6-year-old girl Friday night in a restroom at Westfield Countryside Mall.
According to the Clearwater Police Department, the man entered the women's restroom at Macy's about 8 p.m. and forced open the stall with the girl inside. He pushed her to the floor and tried to cover her mouth but let go and left the restroom after she screamed....
TAMPA — A shooting at a strip club early Saturday left one person dead and seven injured.
According to Tampa Police, officers responded just after 2 a.m. to Club Rayne at 8123 N Nebraska Ave., where they found six people hurt and one dead by gunshot wounds. The injured were taken to area hospitals. An eighth person hurt in the shooting was taken to a hospital by private transportation, according to police....
SAN FRANCISCO — On an outdoor television set for CBS, dressed in a brown suit, Jameis Winston took aim at a passing target a few feet off the faux football field after tumbling over from a gust of wind. From about 12 yards, he pumped four spirals through the narrow opening in five attempts.
With all of his Super Bowl appearances, the formal attire has come in handy this week, because Winston seems well-suited to perform under any circumstance....
Each week, our HomeTeam staffers nominate male and female Hot Shot athletes from each of the counties we cover. Then we turn the voting over to readers. These nominations span Saturday, Jan. 30 through Friday, Feb. 5. Read up on all of our nominees then vote until noon Monday.
Chelsie Hall, basketball, Seffner Christian: The junior guard had 38 points and eight steals to help lead Seffner Christian to a 62-47 victory against Indian Rocks Christian in the region quarterfinals. Hall averages more than 20 points and five steals per game. ...
02/05/16 TV and Radio
Baseball Caribbean Series semifinal 2:20 p.m. ESPND Caribbean Series semifinal 6:40 p.m. ESPND College basketball Florida State at Wake Forest noon Fox Sun; 1010-AM Kansas at TCU noon ESPN Cincinnati at Memphis noon ESPN2 Temple at UCF noon ESPNU Boston College at Louisville noon Ch. 44 Marquette at Xavier noon FS1 George Washington at VCU noon CBSSN Women: Nebraska at Iowa noon Big Ten Davidson at Duquesne 12:30 p.m. NBCSN N.C. State at Duke 2 p.m. ESPN Michigan State at Michigan 2 p.m. Ch. 10 Iowa State at Oklahoma State 2 p.m. ESPN2 Rutgers at Nebraska 2 p.m. ESPNU Marshall at Texas-San Antonio 2 p.m. Ch. 38 DePaul at Creighton 2 p.m. Fox Sun Northern Iowa at Drake 2 p.m. CBSSN Women: USF at Temple 2 p.m. 1040-AM Delaware at William & Mary 2:30 p.m. NBCSN Villanova at Providence 2:30 p.m. FS1 Women: Texas at Iowa State 2:30 p.m. FS2 Missouri at Alabama 3 p.m. SEC Purdue at Maryland 4 p.m. ESPN Stanford at Cal 4 p.m. ESPN2 South Carolina at Texas A&M 4 p.m. ESPNU Florida at Kentucky 4 p.m. Ch. 10; 620-AM Clemson at Virginia Tech 4 p.m. FSF New Mexico at San Diego State 4 p.m. CBSSN Arizona at Washington 4:30 p.m. Ch. 13 Butler at St. John's 4:30 p.m. Fox Sun Western Kentucky at UTEP 5 p.m. FS1 Auburn at Georgia 5:30 p.m. SEC Mississippi State at LSU 6 p.m. ESPN2 Oklahoma at Kansas State 6 p.m. ESPNU North Carolina at Notre Dame 7 p.m. ESPN Vanderbilt at Mississippi 8 p.m. ESPNU Baylor at West Virginia 8 p.m. ESPN2 Tennessee at Arkansas 8 p.m. SEC Indiana at Penn State 8 p.m. Big Ten Georgetown at Seton Hall 9 p.m. CBSSN Hawaii at Cal Poly 10 p.m. ESPNU Wichita State at Illinois State 10 p.m. ESPN2 Gonzaga at Pepperdine midnight ESPN2 College hockey Penn State at Minnesota 5 p.m. FS2 Michigan at Michigan State 5 p.m. Big Ten Golf PGA Europe: Dubai Desert Classic 4 a.m. Golf PGA: Phoenix Open 1 p.m. Golf PGA: Phoenix Open 3 p.m. Ch. 8 LPGA: Coates Championship 3 p.m. Golf Champions: Allianz Championship 5 p.m. Golf High school soccer, girls state final Class 5A: Miami Lourdes vs. Oviedo noon BHSN NBA Thunder at Warriors 9 p.m. ESPN NHL Rangers at Flyers 1 p.m. NHL Blackhawks at Stars 8 p.m. NHL Soccer EPL: Leicester City at Manchester City 7:30 a.m. NBCSN German: Borussia Dortmund at Hertha Berlin 9:30 a.m. FS1 German: Wolfsburg at Schalke 9:30 a.m. FS2 EPL: Watford at Tottenham 9:45 a.m. NBCSN EPL: Sunderland at Liverpool 10 a.m. USA German: Bayern Munich at Bayern Leverkusen 12:30 p.m. Ch. 13 Mexican: Santos Laguna at America 5:45 p.m. Univision Mexican: Toluca at Guadalajara 10 p.m. Unimas UFC Hendricks vs. Thompson 10 p.m. FS1
It's pretty easy to drink local in the Tampa Bay area these days.
There are dozens of craft breweries for beer drinkers. We've even got micro-distilleries and some wineries.
Between Kahwa Coffee, Buddy Brew Coffee and a slew of other local coffee shops, you can get organic beans brewed just for you on both sides of the bay.
But when it comes to local tea, there's pretty much only TeBella Tea Co. ...
ST. PETERSBURG — All season, St. Petersburg had one of the best guard combinations in the bay area with Serrel Smith and Darius Banks providing a 1-2 scoring punch.
Now, the Green Devils have added a third option with the return of Travis Bianco.
The senior guard, who already has committed to Eckerd, played sparingly during the regular season because of a groin injury. He sat out the past two weeks to be ready for the Class 7A, District 10 tournament....
Gibbs made a habit this season of pulling out close games with eight wins that were decided by five points or fewer.
On Friday, the Gladiators had another tight one in the Class 5A, District 11 final. This time, Gibbs was unable to come though, falling 78-77 to Bradenton Southeast.
It was the first time the Gladiators had lost to a district opponent this season. Now Gibbs will have to go through the playoffs on the road as a runnerup....
02/05/16 Lightning Strikes
TAMPA — If any concern still lingered over the slow season start by Lightning center Tyler Johnson, it disappeared in Friday night's 6-3 win over the Penguins.
The 2015 All-Star followed up a strong performance Wednesday against the Red Wings with his first multipoint game since November, scoring once and adding two assists to help Tampa Bay earn its 10th win in its past 11 games.
"I think he's kind of coming into his own," wing Alex Killorn said....
SEFFNER — It was the biggest game of its season to date, but from the first whistle, Armwood seemed to be falling apart.
The Hawks, which beat Hillsborough the last time they played, couldn't seem to hold onto the ball in the first half of the Class 6A, District 8 championship game. And even when they did, the shots just weren't falling. Moments into the second quarter, the Terriers, in the hunt for their first district title since 2009, went up by 17 points. ...
SAN FRANCISCO — Tony Dungy was ready to walk away from the NFL when he was fired as Bucs coach after the 2001 season. A second straight lopsided loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC playoffs hastened his departure, even as the team had been in failed secret discussions with Bill Parcells to succeed him as coach.
Other teams wanted to talk to Dungy about openings, and in his six seasons with Tampa Bay, he already had become its all-time wins leader, reaching the playoffs four times....
MELBOURNE — Newsome's exit from the Class 5A state tournament Friday night came down to a goal that could have been disallowed and a goal that was.
Miami Lourdes scored in the 14th minute after poking a shot from Wolves' goalkeeper Madison Rowe, then withstood constant second-half pressure to hang on for a 1-0 win at Melbourne High School. Newsome scored a goal in the 42nd minute on a free kick. But after a discussion by the referees the goal was disallowed because it was an indirect kick. The refs ruled the ball did not touch another player before it went in the goal....
RUSKIN — A woman was killed after she lost control of her car and crashed into a guardrail Friday morning on U.S. 41, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
Arminda Solier-Irizarry, 54, of Ruskin was driving her 2001 Ford F-150 south on U.S. 41 south of Saffold Park Drive at about 10:40 a.m. She had a medical emergency and lost control of her vehicle, according the Highway Patrol. She left the roadway and hit the guardrail....
02/05/16 Lightning Strikes
TAMPA — During Thursday's practice, Lightning C Cedric Paquette took a slap shot off his right shin and buckled to the ice in pain.
After getting helped off to the Ice Sports Forum dressing room, Paquette returned after practice ended, drawing a large ovation from teammates.
"It's not my year," he said.
Paquette was fine, and he played Friday night against the Penguins. But he has had his share of bad luck this season. It started with a left foot/ankle injury during the preseason blocking a shot, and later he missed a month after aggravating it in mid November....