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  1. FSU to face Duke in NCAA women's soccer semifinals


    Defending national champion Florida State will play Duke in the women's soccer College Cup semifinals Friday in Cary, N.C.

    Florida State (18-2-4) beat Texas A&M 5-0 on Saturday to reach the College Cup for the fifth season in a row and the ninth time overall. Duke (13-5-5) advanced with a 3-2 penalty-kick shootout victory over Stanford on Sunday. The Seminoles and Blue Devils meet at 7:30 p.m. Friday....

  2. Photo Gallery: Florida State vs Florida


    Florida State vs Florida in Gainesville

    Florida Gators quarterback Treon Harris (3) avoids a sack in the first quarter of a football game between the Florida State Seminoles and Florida Gators at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Fla., on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015.
  3. Florida State rolls past Florida at Swamp


    GAINESVILLE — After Florida State's national and ACC championship hopes ended Nov. 7 in a loss to Clemson, coach Jimbo Fisher reminded his team that the Seminoles' previous dynasty wasn't built on national championships.

    It was built on consistent success, even after heartbreaking losses and collapses. It was built on double-digit victories during transition years.

    It was built on seasons like the one No. 14 FSU capped Saturday night with a 27-2 win over No. 10 Florida. FSU beat UF for the third time in a row on the road — a first in school history — and secured a fourth consecutive 10-win season during a year of reconstruction....

    Florida running back Kelvin Taylor runs during the third quarter. Taylor rushes for 136 yards, more than half of the Gators’ total of 262 yards in the game.
  4. Sunday's sports on TV/radio

    TV and Radio


    F1: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix8 a.m.NBCSN, Unimas
    CFL Grey Cup
    Ottawa vs. Edmonton6:30 p.m.ESPN2
    College basketball
    AdvoCare Invitational, third place: USC vs. Monmouth12:30 p.m.ESPN2
    Utah State at Duke12:30 p.m.ESPNU
    Jackson State at Marquette1:30 p.m.FS1
    Savannah State at USF2 p.m.820-AM
    Women: USF at St. John's2 p.m.FS2; 1040-AM
    Wisconsin at Oklahoma2:30 p.m.ESPN2
    Wooden Legacy, fifth place: Evansville vs. UC-Irvine2:30 p.m.ESPNU
    Women: Texas at Tennessee2:30 p.m.ESPN
    AdvoCare Invitational, final: Xavier vs. Dayton4:30 p.m.ESPN2; 1250-AM
    Wooden Legacy, third place: Arizona vs. Boise State4:30 p.m.ESPNU
    AdvoCare Invitational, fifth place: Notre Dame vs. Alabama7 p.m.ESPNU
    Wooden Legacy, final: Providence vs. Michigan State10 p.m.ESPN2
    PGA Europe: Dunhill Links Championship6 a.m.Golf
    Celtics at Magic6 p.m.FSF
    76ers at Grizzlies6 p.m.NBA
    Bucs at Colts1 p.m.Ch. 13; 620-AM, 103.5-FM
    Dolphins at Jets1 p.m.Ch. 10
    Cardinals at 49ers4 p.m.1040-AM, 102.5-FM
    Steelers at Seahawks4:30 p.m.Ch. 10
    Patriots at Broncos8:25 p.m.Ch. 8; 1040-AM
    Panthers at Red Wings3:30 p.m.NHL
    Aspen Winternational3 p.m.Ch. 8
    EPL: Tottenham at Chelsea6:30 a.m.USA
    EPL: West Brom at West Ham9 a.m.USA
    German: Stuttgart at Borussia Dortmund9:30 a.m.FS1
    EPL: Swansea City at Liverpool11 a.m.NBCSN
    German: Wolfsburg at Augsburg11:15 a.m.FS2
    German: Schalke at Bayer Leverkusen11:30 a.m.FS1
    Mexican: Veracruz at Pumas1 p.m.Univision
    MLS, West final: Portland at Dallas5 p.m.ESPN, ESPND
    Mexican: Puebla at Toluca5:45 p.m.Univision
    MLS, East final: Columbus at New York7:30 p.m.FS1

  5. Florida State at Florida: 5 things you might have missed


    GAINESVILLE — Some of the most notable stories from Saturday night's rivalry game between No. 10 Florida and No. 14 Florida State started showing up before kickoff. Here are a few things you might have missed:

    1. The Gators were without one of their top offensive weapons, but were aided by a bolstered defensive line. UF announced before the game that WR Demarcus Robinson was suspended for a violation of team rules. The 6-foot-1 junior entered Saturday as the Gators' leader in receptions (47) and yards (505) and has also caught two touchdown passes and earned eight starts. It was unclear whether he will be available in next week's SEC championship game against Alabama. Junior Chris Thompson started in Robinson's place. UF was also without Cam Dillard (leg), who had started every game at center. Trip Thurman took his place. The Gators did, however, get some reinforcements on defense. DL Joey Ivie (Pasco High) returned to the starting lineup after missing the previous three games with injuries and recorded UF's first tackle. DT Jon Bullard also started with his knee in a brace, though coach Jim McElwain called him "probably out" earlier last week....

  6. Pinellas forensic specialist uses Sheriff's Office van to stop unconscious driver's car


    CLEARWATER — A quick-thinking Pinellas Country Sheriff's Office forensic specialist used his vehicle as a blockade to stop a car with an unconscious driver from rolling into cross traffic Saturday.

    At about 1:40 p.m. John Huff, the forensic specialist, was on duty when he saw Claude Ricciotti, 60, of Largo, run a red light while traveling westbound on 118th Avenue approaching 49th Street, deputies said. Ricciotti, driving a 1994 Nissan pickup, crossed the intersection and slammed into a 2008 Ford Mustang waiting for a green arrow to turn left. Deputies said the impact of the crash knocked out the Mustang's driver, Katie Scott, 23, of Alabama. She was slumped over the wheel and lost control of her car, deputies said. ...

  7. Photo gallery: Pope Francis visits Africa


    The pope got a taste of Kenyan slum life on Friday, writes Jeffrey Gettleman for the New York Times

    He stepped out of his car on a muddy street and walked slowly past hundreds of poor children who live in shanties. He heard stories of gangs preying on women, of people dying from homemade alcohol and of sinister plots by businessmen to flood children out of their schools and steal land....

    A family waits outside the University of Nairobi grounds despite the rain on November 26, 2015, to attend a mass delivered by Pope Francis in Nairobi, Kenya. Pope Francis makes his first visit to Kenya on a five day African tour that is scheduled to include Uganda and the Central African Republic. Africa is recognised as being crucial to the future of the Catholic Church with the continents Catholic numbers growing faster than anywhere else in the world.
  8. Tampa police: Friends say missing 19-year-old smoked synthetic marijuana before he drowned

    Public Safety

    TAMPA — A 19-year-old college student went missing and was later found dead on Sept. 7, floating in the Hillsborough River. A two-month investigation into Bruce Rivera's death concluded with a medical examiner's ruling that his death was an accidental drowning.

    A police report, released this month after Tampa police closed the case, revealed additional details about the circumstances of Rivera's disappearance. Among them: two witnesses said Rivera smoked synthetic marijuana before he vanished....

    Bruce Kevin Rivera, 19, was found in the Hills-borough River on Sept. 7.
  9. Ancient Floridians knew how to cope with rising seas, archaeologists find

    Global Warming

    The 2012 emergency call sent archaeologists scrambling. Rising seas were washing away an ancient Indian burial ground near Cedar Key. They had to dig up the remaining graves and collect the bones before the whole thing disappeared into the Gulf of Mexico.

    But while digging, University of Florida archaeologist Ken Sassaman discovered something that surprised him. The burial ground of some 1,300 graves was actually a re-burial ground. The skeletons had been buried somewhere else, then moved to this spot....

    Archaeologist Ken Sassaman, standing in the hole, with UF graduate students Josh Goodwin, Terry Barbour and Anthony Boucher, examine the contents of the mound in October.
  10. Sunday morning quarterback


    Team of the Week

    Jesuit: Jesuit's defensive players said a shutout is the goal every week. In their first two playoff games, the Tigers gave up late touchdowns in blowout wins, which didn't really matter to anyone — except the Jesuit defense.

    Friday night, Jesuit shut out Fort Myers Dunbar 42-0, its fifth shutout this season. The defense was so dominant that it allowed 55 total yards, scored two of its six touchdowns and caused five turnovers....

    Jesuit enters a rematch against Bishop Moore after shutting out Dunbar 42-0 and outscoring playoff opponents 111-15.
  11. Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows


    News shows

    Here is a listing of today's television news shows.

    Ch. 10, 8:30 a.m.: 10News Sunday Morning With the Tampa Bay Times — As the Pinellas Trail marks its 25th anniversary, staff writer and bicyclist Tony Marrero reports on the challenges overcome in building the 47-mile route, which could someday cover 75 miles and unite the entire county.

    Ch. 13, 9 a.m.: Fox News Sunday — Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina; Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C....

  12. Pinellas County Sheriff's Office investigating near-drowning of Seminole boy


    SEMINOLE — A boy suffered life-threatening injuries in a near-drowning at a home Saturday afternoon, Pinellas County sheriff's officials said.

    The boy was taken to Largo Medical Center after the incident at the 92nd Avenue N just before 3 p.m.

    Deputies did not release any other details.

  13. Bucs-Colts lineups




    QB Jameis Winston 3

    RB Doug Martin 22

    WR Mike Evans 13

    WR Vincent Jackson 83

    TE Luke Stocker 88

    TE Brandon Myers 82

    LT Donovan Smith 76

    LG Logan Mankins 70

    C Joe Hawley 68

    RG Evan Smith 62

    RT Gosder Cherilus 78


    DE Jacquies Smith 56...

  14. Motorcyclist dead after St. Petersburg crash


    ST. PETERSBURG — A motorcyclist died Saturday after he was thrown from his vehicle without a helmet.

    Christopher Shaw, 34, was driving his Harley Davidson southbound in the 1500 block of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street South about 1 a.m. when he veered to the left and struck a raised concrete median and roadway sign, according to the St. Petersburg Police Department. Shaw's body landed in the roadway. ...

  15. Skydiver dangles in a tree before rescuers arrive

    Human Interest

    PLANT CITY — Alexandra Ladyzhensky needs a new altimeter.

    It told her she was higher than she really was Saturday afternoon. So when the 20-year-old Bradenton skydiver began her landing pattern at what appeared to be 800 feet, she was already too low.

    Knowing she wouldn't hit her intended landing spot, Ladyzhensky searched for another suitable landing area, and settled on a field at 9002 Paul Buchman Highway. But her 16th jump as a student hit a snag when she couldn't clear a tree and her parachute got caught in the branches. Ladyzhensky was left dangling 25 feet in the air....

    Ladyzhensky dangled for more than an hour Saturday before Hillsborough County Fire Rescue crews cut her down.