09/02/14 TV and Radio
Baseball Blue Jays at Rays 7 p.m. Sun Sports; 620-AM Red Sox at Yankees 7 p.m. MLB Mets at Marlins 7 p.m. FSF Basketball World Cup: New Zealand vs. United States 11:30 a.m. ESPN2 World Cup: Korea vs. Slovenia 2 p.m. NBA Golf Ryder Cup: Europe captain's picks 7 a.m. Golf Ryder Cup: U.S. captain's picks 6 p.m. Golf Tennis U.S. Open 11 a.m. ESPN, Tennis U.S. Open 7 p.m. ESPN WNBA playoffs West final, Game 3: Minnesota at Phoenix 10 p.m. NBA
Fitzgerald teacher charged with DUI
Police arrested a Morgan Fitzgerald Middle School teacher they said drove under the influence and caused a multi-vehicle crash on Labor Day.
Lisa Micalizzi, 35, was booked into the Pinellas County Jail on Monday evening on a charge of misdemeanor DUI involving property damage.
Clearwater police officers said they stopped Micalizzi about 5:30 p.m. Monday at N Fort Harrison Avenue and Fairmont Street because she was at fault in a five-vehicle crash, according to an arrest affidavit. ...
TALLAHASSEE — Florida State WR Jesus Wilson is no longer suspended.
Wilson will be eligible to play against Citadel on Saturday, Seminoles coach Jimbo Fisher announced Monday.
Per athletic department policy, the sophomore was suspended after he was charged with a felony for stealing a scooter on campus in June. The felony charge was dropped to two misdemeanors in July....
Lightning may have sparked house fire
One person was sent to the hospital after Hillsborough Fire Rescue units extinguished a fire caused by a possible lightning strike Monday night, authorities said.
Hillsborough County Fire Rescue responded to a report of a structure fire about 8:15 p.m. at 15255 Bellamy Road. Firefighters saw smoke coming from the attic. The crews were able to contain and extinguish the fire....
Tampa anesthesiologist Dr. Rafael Miguel helped lead the fight against a surging prescription drug abuse crisis in Florida.
As vice chair of the state's Board of Medicine, Miguel called for legislative change to stem the flow of drugs that led to thousands of overdose deaths each year.
Eventually, people listened.
Laws tightened. Police stepped up enforcement. And deaths declined by 23 percent from 2010 to 2012....
09/01/14 The Heater
ST. PETERSBURG — RHP Grant Balfour knows that you've heard this before.
But after a third straight solid, successful, stress-free outing, working the 10th inning in Monday's 4-3 win over the Red Sox, he feels he may have corrected the issues that have marred what has been a mutually frustrating season.
"I know what I'm doing out there. I've got a few little things," he said. "I know I've said that before this year, but I like where I'm at right now. The last three outings, the stuff that I've done, it kind of feels good right now. So I feel good about what I'm doing, minimizing pitches and getting outs."...
09/01/14 The Heater
Rays vs. Blue Jays
When/where: 7:10 tonight; Tropicana Field
TV/radio: Sun Sports; 620-AM
Tickets: $11-$200, available at Tropicana Field box office, Ticketmaster, raysbaseball.com, team Tampa store; $3 surcharge within 5 hours of game time.
RAYS: RH Jeremy Hellickson (1-2, 2.98)
BLUE JAYS: RH R.A. Dickey (10-12, 4.00)...
TAMPA — Both sides in the battle between local regulators and ride-share company Uber are taking their fight to the public, despite claims of an imminent compromise.
Uber sent an email blast to its riders last Tuesday urging them to contact Hillsborough County Public Transportation Commission Chairman Victor Crist telling him they "want access to safe, affordable, and reliable rides like Uber." Crist's office said it received more than 750 emails by the end of the day....
TAMPA — Bucs CB Mike Jenkins, sidelined all August with a hamstring injury, returned to practice Monday, an encouraging step toward his playing in Sunday's season opener against Carolina.
Several other key players were held out, and coach Lovie Smith is maintaining every strategic advantage, disclosing only what information the league requires, which isn't until later in the week for injuries....
Target Tuesday: The Glazer Children's Museum and Target join together to offer free admission to everyone from 2 to 7 p.m. It's at 110 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa. Free. (813) 443-3861.
Spirited: Prohibition in America: This exhibit takes you back in time when flappers, suffragists and bootleggers took sides in the battle against the bottle. Opens at 10 a.m. at Tampa Bay History Center in Tampa. $12.95 adults, $10.95 seniors and students, $7.95 children under 4-12. ...
Trendy clothing store Zara landed in a world of trouble last week over its release of a children's pajama top that resembles a Nazi concentration camp uniform.
The shirt, with its dark stripes and yellow star, caused an avalanche of criticism on social media, with many Twitter and Facebook posts accusing the clothing retailer of anti-Semitism and heartlessness.
"I can't believe a major multi-national company could be so clueless and insensitive," wrote one person on Facebook....
GAINESVILLE — Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley said Monday a multitude of factors are under consideration as officials from Florida and Idaho try to decide what to do about Saturday night's suspended game but he hopes to have a resolution by Wednesday.
The Gators and Vandals got just one play in before the game was suspended. The start was delayed nearly three hours due to heavy rain and lightning in the area....
09/01/14 The Heater
. UP NEXT
vs. Blue Jays
What's new: Since losing two of three to the Rays the weekend before last, the Blue Jays have gone 3-3 vs. the Red Sox and Yankees to cap a disappointing 9-17 August that dropped them to the fringe of the playoff race. OF Jose Bautista is on a power trip, homering in five straight games, giving him 29 overall, one more than 1B/DH Edwin Encarnacion. OF Melky Cabrera is second in the American League with 169 hits, but the overall offense is lacking. As usual, pitching and defense are issues. The Jays dumped OF Nolan Reimold and acquired John Mayberry Jr. from the Phillies....
NASA reported the sun emitted a mid-level solar flare on Aug. 24. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured the images of the flare, which erupted on the left side of the sun.
09/01/14 The Heater
The Rays haven't had much to celebrate this season.
So the mass explosion out of the dugout, the hugs, the high-fives and the other accompanying gestures were understandable Monday after Matt Joyce's fly-ball single gave them a 4-3 10-inning victory over the Red Sox that was their first walkoff win in more than three months.
"I knew it was a while," manager Joe Maddon said. "It's good to get that lovin' feeling back."...