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  1. Breaking down the Republican presidential debate

    State Roundup

    The final GOP presidential debate ahead of the New Hampshire primary was Saturday night at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, N.H.

    It was moderated by ABC's David Muir and Martha Raddatz. Here's your watercooler recap.

    Jeb Bush, 62, former governor of Florida (1999-2007), son of former President George H.W. Bush and brother of former President George W. Bush.

    Quote: "What Donald Trump did was use eminent domain to try to take the property of an elderly woman on the strip in Atlantic City. That is not public purpose, that is downright wrong."...

    MANCHESTER, NH - FEBRUARY 06:  Republican presidential candidate New Jersey Governor Chris Christie participates in the Republican presidential debate at St. Anselm College February 6, 2016 in Manchester, New Hampshire. Sponsored by ABC News and the Independent Journal Review, this is the final televised debate before voters go to the polls for the New Hampshire primary on February 9.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) 600718759
  2. Sunday's sports on TV/radio

    TV and Radio

    TODAY

    Baseball
    Caribbean Series final: Venezuela vs. Cuba-Mexico winner2:30 p.m.ESPNews
    Bowling
    PBA Tournament of Champions2 p.m.ESPN
    College basketball
    East Carolina at UConnnoonCBSSN
    Women: LSU at KentuckynoonSEC
    Miami at Georgia Tech1 p.m.ESPNU
    Iowa at Illinois1 p.m.Big Ten
    Women: Duke at Miami1 p.m.Fox Sun
    Women: St. John's at Seton Hall1:30 p.m.FS1
    St. Louis at St. Bonaventure2 p.m.NBCSN
    SMU at USF2 p.m.CBSSN; 1040-AM
    Women: Notre Dame at Louisville2 p.m.ESPN2
    Women: Auburn at Alabama2 p.m.SEC
    Houston at Tulsa3 p.m.ESPNU
    Women: N.C. State at Wake Forest3 p.m.Fox Sun
    Women: Minnesota at Northwestern3 p.m.Big Ten
    Utah at Oregon4 p.m.ESPN2
    Women: Tennessee at Texas A&M4 p.m.ESPN
    Golf
    PGA Europe: Dubai Desert Classic3:30 a.m.Golf
    PGA: Phoenix Open1 p.m.Golf
    PGA: Phoenix Open3 p.m.Ch. 8
    Champions: Allianz Championship3 p.m.Golf
    NBA
    Hawks at Magic1 p.m.FSF
    Clippers at Heat2 p.m.Ch. 28; 620-AM
    NFL, Super Bowl 50
    Broncos vs. Panthers6:20 p.m.Ch. 10, ESPND; 1040-AM, 820-AM
    NHL
    Flyers at CapitalsnoonCh. 8
    Soccer
    EPL: Arsenal at Bournemouth8:15 a.m.NBCSN
    German: Koln at Hamburg9:30 a.m.FS1
    EPL: Manchester United at Chelsea10:45 a.m.NBCSN
    German: Darmstadt at Hoffenheim11:30 a.m.FS1
    Mexican: Pachuca at Pumas1 p.m.Univision
    ...

  3. Parents of slain black males attend event remembering Andrew Joseph III

    Human Interest

    TAMPA — Andrew and Deanna Joseph know what it feels like to lose a son.

    So do Samaria Rice and Michael Brown Sr.

    Their late children were young black males whose deaths made headlines: Tamir Rice, 12, Michael Brown, 18.

    And on Saturday night, those families gathered to remember Andrew Joseph III, and their own sons, during a ball and fundraiser in the Marshall Student Center at the University of South Florida....

    Andrew Joseph, 14, died in 2014 crossing I-4 after being kicked out of the Florida State Fair.
  4. Rays happy with roster, could still make moves to improve

    The Heater

    With two weeks until the opening of spring training, the Rays feel good about their roster, especially their depth and versatility.

    Assuming all key players make it through spring, the only thing they seemingly have to do by April is find a way to dispose of 1B James Loney, who is said to be in tremendous shape.

    That would allow Logan Morrison and Steve Pearce to share first, with Corey Dickerson getting a chunk of his at-bats at DH and their preferred outfield alignment of Desmond Jennings in left, Kevin Kiermaier in center and Steven Souza Jr. in right, with Brandon Guyer as the top backup (and starter somewhere vs. lefty pitchers)....

    Tampa Bay Rays left fielder Desmond Jennings (8) in the dugout during the game between the Baltimore Orioles and the Tampa Bay Rays.
  5. Halladay targets PED users at Ted Williams Hall event

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — Roy Halladay was thrilled along with the other honorees at Saturday's Ted Williams Hitters Hall of Fame induction, more so since he was a pitcher.

    And he showed he still had his fastball, explaining why he spoke out on Twitter last month against Hall of Fame candidates Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds over their use of performance-enhancing drugs.

    "There were a lot of opinions and a lot of debate, but I didn't hear the views of anybody who competed against any of them and had so much to lose," he said before the Dinner with Chris Archer & Friends event....

  6. Tough goalie call in Lightning's future

    Lightning Strikes

    For nearly a decade, the Lightning desperately searched for a No. 1 goaltender.

    Now Tampa Bay has two in All-Star Ben Bishop and prized prospect Andrei Vasilevskiy, with coach Jon Cooper dubbing them a "1 and 1A" tandem.

    "A lot of people think they're very, very close as far as ability," NBCSN analyst Eddie Olczyk says.

    That's a good problem to have — for now — with Bishop, 29, and Vasilevskiy, 21, the primary reasons the Lightning even sniffed a playoff position during an inconsistent first half of the season....

    Ben Bishop, who has developed into one of the league’s top goalies, has one more season left on his contract at $5.95 million. Andrei Vasilevskiy, considered a future star by some, has one year left on his entry-level deal at $925,000. He can be a restricted free agent after next season. Their futures could be tied in part of the Lightning’s other contract situations.
  7. Photo gallery: A look back at coach Tony Dungy over the years

    Blog

    Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Tony Dungy was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday. 

    As Rick Stroud writes, Dungy started in Tampa Bay in 1996, after he had been passed over time and time again for head coaching jobs. Twice in Philadelphia. Once in Jacksonville....

    Former NFL player and head coach Tony Dungy visits the SiriusXM set at Super Bowl 50 Radio Row at the Moscone Center on Friday, Feb. 5, 2016 in San Francisco, California.
  8. Is Super Bowl 50 Peyton Manning's final ride?

    Bucs

    SAN FRANCISCO

    For the first time in his career, Peyton Manning did not take a team to the Super Bowl, but he went with one. • At 39, Manning likens himself to an aging fastball pitcher who can't throw 95 mph anymore, the loss of arm strength a result of four neck surgeries. "He can still work the corners and get guys out," Manning said. This season, he was pulled from a game for the first time as a pro after throwing four interceptions, missed six others recovering from a torn plantar fascia near his left heel and watched backup Brock Osweiler go 5-2. In Week 17, he was a backup for the first time since the start of his freshman season at Tennessee, then came off the bench to rally the Broncos to a win. • Yet with a win today in Super Bowl 50 over Carolina, Manning could enjoy the perfect ending to his storied career, riding off in the proverbial sunset on a white Bronco....

    Peyton Manning missed part of the season with an injury, then was a reserve for the first time since his freshman year at Tennessee. Brock Osweiler, far left, started late in the season for the Broncos, but Manning took over again and starts today.
  9. No debates or fundraisers needed to become President of the United States at the Florida State Fair

    Human Interest

    TAMPA

    Dan Newman of Land O'Lakes sat in the Oval Office and issued a stern warning to Russian President Vladimir V. Putin.

    "Go ahead," the 66-year-old Marine and Vietnam veteran growled into the phone and hung up.

    Debbie Newman, 58, took a photo of her husband to capture the historic moment.

    The Newmans were among the first of thousands who will get to pretend they're running the country at the White House Exhibit at the Florida State Fair, which opened Thursday and runs through Feb. 15....

    Debbie Newman, 58, of Land O’Lakes photographs her husband, Dan, 66, while he “takes a call” from Vladimir Putin in the replica of the Oval Office in the White House exhibit at the Florida State Fair.
  10. Ex-Bucs coach Tony Dungy makes Hall of Fame

    Bucs

    SAN FRANCISCO — Tony Dungy was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday.

    He will be right there in Canton, Ohio, with Bill Walsh, Chuck Noll, Don Shula and Vince Lombardi.

    He didn't look like them, and in his quietude, he never sounded like them. But he won like them, managing to kick down a few color barriers along the way.

    Nobody knew that when he started in Tampa Bay in 1996, after he had been passed over time and time again for head coaching jobs. Twice in Philadelphia. Once in Jacksonville....

    Dungy shows off the Vince Lombardi Trophy to fans while riding a float in the RCA Dome at a Super Bowl Rally in Indianapolis, days after winning the NFL championship.
  11. Lightning Nuts & Bolts: Stralman okay on guitar, great with Ikea furniture

    Lightning Strikes

    Short shift w/ D Anton Stralman

    Go-to karaoke song: I don't think I've ever done karaoke. I sang Enter Sandman by Metallica, had to sing on my bachelor party because they sent me to a music studio to make fun of me. But I nailed it.

    What can you play on your guitar? I actually started when I first moved in with (wife) Johanna. Kind of had to give up the video game there. I played some music growing up, played jazz flute for how many years in school. I probably picked it to please my mom. I always wanted to play guitar, and I picked it up, self-taught myself to somewhat of a (bad) level. I play mostly grunge stuff, like Alice in Chains....

    Associated Press
  12. Argument leads to fatal stabbing in Tampa

    Crime

    TAMPA — An argument on a stretch of Nebraska Avenue left one man dead late Friday, Tampa police said.

    The victim, who has not yet been identified by police, died of a stab wound to his torso.

    Donnie Lee Mathis, 45, was charged with second-degree murder, a felony.

    According to police, the men crossed paths on Nebraska Avenue after the victim saw Mathis push a woman into a puddle. The victim came over and scolded Mathis for mistreating a woman, according to the police report. He and the woman walked away....

  13. How to watch the GOP debate in New Hampshire on Saturday night

    National

    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....

    People say the Pledge of Allegiance at the beginning of a campaign rally for Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio in the Hood Middle School gymnasium on Friday in Derry, New Hampshire. Hundreds of people came to see Rubio speak on the eve of the last GOP televised debate before voters go to the polls in the "First in the Nation" presidential primary.  [Chip Somodevilla | Getty Images]
  14. Clearwater police looking for man who attacked 6-year-old girl in mall bathroom

    Crime

    CLEARWATER

    Police seek man who assaulted girl in mall

    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....

    Clearwater police are looking for this man, who they say assaulted a 
6-year-old girl in a restroom.
  15. One dead, seven injured in Tampa strip club shooting (w/video)

    Crime

    Times Staff Writers

    TAMPA — The bass was thumping, the disco lights flashing when fatal gunfire erupted inside a packed Tampa strip club early Saturday.

    The shooting at Club Rayne, 8123 N Nebraska Ave., left 21-year-old Marvin Lancaster of Brandon dead and eight others wounded. Their injuries ranged from minor to serious, Tampa police Lt. John Preyer said late Saturday....

    The scene outside of Club Rayne Gentlemen's Club at 8123 N. Nebraska Ave in Tampa where Tampa Police investigated an early morning shooting that left 1 dead and 7 other injured by gunshot wounds.  [Saturday, February 6, 2016] [LUIS SANTANA | Times]