09/04/15 TV and Radio
Autos F1: Italian Grand Prix qualifying 8 a.m. NBCSN Sprint Cup: Southern 500 practice 10 a.m. NBCSN Xfinity: Help a Hero 200 qualifying 11:30 a.m. NBCSN Xfinity: Help a Hero 200 3:30 p.m. Ch. 8 Sprint Cup: Southern 500 qualifying 1:30 p.m. NBCSN Baseball Rays at Yankees 1 p.m. FS1; 620-AM Pirates at Cardinals 4 p.m. FS1 Twins at Astros 7 p.m. MLB Mets at Marlins 7 p.m. FSF Cubs at Dodgers 10 p.m. MLB Golf PGA Europe: Russian Open 7 a.m. Golf PGA: Deutsche Bank Championship 2:30 p.m. Golf Rugby Australia vs. United States 7:30 p.m. NBCSN Soccer Euro qualifier: Sweden at Russia 11:50 a.m. ESPND Euro qualifier: England at San Marino noon FS2 Euro qualifier: Slovakia at Spain 2:30 p.m. ESPND Euro qualifier: Slovenia at Switzerland 2:30 p.m. FS2 Euro qualifier: Belarus at Ukraine (taped) 4:45 p.m. ESPND NASL: New York at Rowdies 7:30 p.m. Ch. 38 MLS: Orlando at New England 7:30 p.m. Sun Sports Mexican: Leon at Chivas 10:30 p.m. Unimas Tennis U.S. Open 11 a.m. ESPN2 U.S. Open 7 p.m. ESPN2
09/04/15 The Heater
Rays at Yankees
When/where: 1:05 today, Yankee Stadium, New York
TV/radio: Fox Sports 1; 620-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)
rays: LH Matt Moore (1-3, 8.78)
yankees: RH Nathan Eovaldi (14-2, 4.17)
On Moore: Replaces Nathan Karns in rotation to make first start after a month-long demotion to Triple A, going 2-1, 3.30 in five starts for Bulls. Is 5-2, 3.83 in nine starts vs. Yankees, last in September 2013....
09/04/15 The Heater
NEW YORK — After another vexing night involving Yankees catcher Brian McCann in a 5-2 loss, Rays starter Jake Odorizzi said he was done discussing what had been a painfully one-sided matchup.
"I'm just not going to talk about it anymore," Odorizzi said, "so no further questions on that."
Maybe not pitching against him would be a better idea.
Odorizzi faced McCann three times Friday, and all three worked against him....
Man sought after pulling gun on driver
Police were searching Friday for a man who ran from a car crash in north St. Petersburg, then held another driver at gunpoint, demanding to be driven out of the area.
The crash happened about 12:20 p.m. A Toyota Camry was heading south on Fourth Street when it collided with another car at the intersection of 110th Avenue N, according to St. Petersburg police....
TAMPA — As DE Larry English was carted off the field at Sun Life Stadium with a "significant"' knee injury in Thursday's 22-17 preseason-finale win over the Dolphins, the wheels started turning in the head of Bucs coach Lovie Smith. He knew the team would need to scour the waiver wire for defensive ends.
Injuries are part of the game, but they're worse for a team if it has an outbreak at one position. Starting right DE Jacquies Smith has been sidelined with a shoulder injury and played only 13 snaps in the preseason. Adding to the Bucs' woes Thursday, T.J. Fatinikun suffered a shoulder injury....
09/04/15 The Heater
NEW YORK — Rays manager Kevin Cash said he "definitely" still has confidence in RHP Brad Boxberger and has no plans to take him out of the de facto closer's role.
Though Boxberger leads the American League with 33 saves, on Wednesday against the Orioles he blew his fifth save — and third in the past month — to go along with a major-league-relief-high nine losses, six by walkoff....
ST. PETERSBURG — St. Petersburg's NAACP branch is in the midst of a revival.
One year after the branch was mysteriously shuttered by the national office, the local branch installed new officers Thursday night after an election held at McCabe United Methodist Church.
"It is finding its legs again," said state Rep. Darryl Rouson, a past president of the local branch and a member of the new executive committee. ...
Alexa Dammage arrived on the first day of her junior year at Gibbs High School expecting to roam through the same bland hallways as she did the past two years.
Instead, she found bold, blue and gold posters promoting "Respect. Excellence. Pride." Banners waved from the lampposts in the courtyard, and shiny decals plastered across the gym staked the territory as "Gladiator Nation."...
09/04/15 Local Government
ST. PETERSBURG — Responding to local pressure, city officials announced Friday that they will tweak language in a document seeking businesses to develop, lease and operate a restaurant at the new pier.
The key change emphasizes opportunities for local businesses.
The revision comes amid an online campaign launched by St. Petersburg-based LocalShops1 urging the city to drop the words "nationally or regionally recognized chain restaurant" as one of the qualifications to operate the new waterfront establishment....
TAMPA — A couple is facing animal cruelty charges after they left two dogs inside a sweltering car Friday at the University Mall, according to Hillsborough sheriff's officials.
Two people spotted the dogs, a 5-year-old Staffordshire terrier named "Beast" and a 10-month-old dachshund-maltese mix named "Scooby Doo," inside a 2004 Mazda about 11:45 a.m. Beast was unconscious and convulsing and Scooby Doo was panting heavily, authorities said....
09/04/15 Local Government
TAMPA — The City Council wants to make changes to Mayor Bob Buckhorn's new Citizens Review Board for police, but the changes do not include giving the panel the authority to subpoena police officers.
They should, say activists who see the ability to compel testimony as a key to making the review board effective and credible.
As established by Buckhorn, the 11-member board would review closed internal affairs cases involving the use of force or police pursuits. It also could consider Police Department policies, procedures or any matter of public interest and make recommendations for improvement, Chief Eric Ward said. In a vote Thursday, the council signaled it wants to pick most of the members on the board....
09/04/15 Volleyball Preps
Cambridge Chr. d. Brooks-DeBartlo 25-17, 25-12, 25-17
Admiral Farragut d. Lakeside Chr. 17-25, 25-20, 25-18, 25-18
Academy at the Lakes d. Citrus Park Chr. 25-6, 25-11, 25-5
St. Petersburg d. Lakewood 25-4, 25-12, 25-14
Academy of the Holy Names d. Calvary Chr. 25-21, 25-18, 26-28, 25-21
Keswick Chr. d. Bradenton Chr. 25-15, 25-10, 21-25, 25-10...
"We're the most highly taxed nation in the world."
Donald Trump, Aug. 24, in an interview on Fox & Friends
During a recent interview on Fox & Friends, Donald Trump offered a digression on tax policy — at times an unorthodox one, at least for a Republican.
For instance, Trump said that hedge fund managers — some of them the billionaire counted as "friends" — are "not paying enough tax." He also rejected a flat tax, an idea supported by some Republicans, countering that progressivity in the tax code is important. "As you make a certain amount of money, I think you should have to graduate upward" in tax rates, Trump said....
TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott on Friday appointed a county judge to the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Court and an Army reservist to the Hillsborough County Court.
Judge Kim Hernandez Vance has served as a Hillsborough County Court judge since 2014 and previously worked with GrayRobinson, P.A., Cohn & Cohn P.A. and Rahdert, Anderson, McGowan & Steele. She was named to the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Court, where she will replace Judge Bernard Charles Silver, who resigned....
Tampa's Walter Investment Management Corp. agreed to pay $29.63 million to resolve allegations that it submitted false claims related to a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development program that insures reverse mortgages.
The settlement was announced Friday by the U.S. Department of Justice. It resolves claims that Walter violated the federal False Claims Act through its servicing of mortgages insured under HUD's Home Equity Conversion Mortgages program....