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Frank Pastor - Assistant Sports Editor

Assistant Sports Editor

I was spoiled by sports from a young age, growing up in Pittsburgh at a time when the Steelers were winning four Super Bowls in six years and the World Series champion Pirates were a "Family". I'm also a voracious reader. There was a time I subscribed to five different sports magazines (my brother got a sixth) and a daily newspaper and read them all cover to cover. My love of sports and sports writing came together at Notre Dame, where the Irish won the national championship during my sophomore year and my major was, essentially, covering sports for the student paper. Drawn by its reputation as a writer's paper, I've spent the past 20 years at the Tampa Bay Times, working as a reporter, editor and digital editor — and reading some of my favorite writers. I arrived in time for the "Hit Show" and was fortunate to experience the Bucs' Super Bowl victory, the Lightning's Stanley Cup and the Rays' magical 2008 and 2011 seasons. Almost as fun as watching the games themselves? Reading and writing about them.

  1. Ruslan Fedotenko, left, celebrates his first-period goal in Game 7, along with teammates Pavel Kubina (13), Brad Richards, Cory Stillman and Fredrik Modin, back right. [SHADD, DIRK  |  St. Petersburg Times]
  2. The Bucs on Friday claimed former Bears and Ravens kicker Elliot Fry off waivers, according to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network. [AMR ALFIKY  |  AP]
  3. Iowa offensive lineman Tristan Wirfs (74) looks to block during a game in September. [STEPHEN MALLY  |  hawkeyesports.com]
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  5. ESPN, NFL Network, ABC and ESPN Deportes are carrying the live television broadcasts, resuming with rounds 2 and 3 starting tonight at 7 p.m. [WAYNE PARRY  |  AP]
  6. Auburn defensive tackle Derrick Brown reacts after a stop against Georgia during a 2019 game in Auburn, Ala. [BUTCH DILL  |  ASSOCIATED PRESS]
  7. Louisville offensive lineman Mekhi Becton (73) is the second-ranked offensive tackle in the draft, according to NFL.com. [TIMOTHY D. EASLEY  |  AP]
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  9. Bucs wide Receiver Chris Godwin, left, linebacker Lavonte David, center, and linebacker Devin White, right, debut the team's new uniform combinations. [Tampa Bay Buccaneers]
  10. Tom Brady looks downfield during a game against the Redskins in October in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) [NICK WASS  |  AP]
  11. Roger Staubach, right, is one of several quarterbacks Terry Bradshaw, left, considers greater than Tom Brady. [AP Photo/File] [AP]
  12. Guard Logan Mankins (70), playing for the Patriots, helps protect quarterback Tom Brady during a game against Gerald McCoy and the Bucs. Both Makins and Brady were named to the NFL's 2010s All-Decade Team. [JAY CONNER  |  Tampa Bay Times]
  13. Jameis Winston, right, has teamed with surgeon Dr. Scott Kelley to launch a toll-free hotline to answer the public's questions about the coronavirus. [Twitter]
  14. Jameis Winston married longtime girlfriend Breion Allen in a private ceremony late last month at the couple’s home, Allen revealed in an Instagram post. [Instagram]
  15. Along with his son, Jace, Feely — who was born in Odessa and starred at Jesuit High School — is purchasing meals from Phoenix-area restaurants and delivering them to healthcare workers and first responders, according to the Arizona Republic. [PHOTO PROVIDED BY JANICE KLEIN  |  Tampa Tribune]
  16. If you step outside to walk the dog or go for a jog today, you can probably leave your umbrella behind.
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  19. A woman struck by DaBaby at a Tampa nightclub has filed a lawsuit against the rapper, according to TMZ. [Courtesy of Beau Williams Presents]
  20. Police launched “pepper balls” Tuesday night in an attempt to disperse a “large, disorderly crowd” of students at the University of Dayton. [Twitter]
  21. Jeffrey O’Kelley, 34, of Clearwater faces charges of possession of child pornography. [Pinellas County Sheriff's Office]
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  23. From  left, Nahlia Wade, 4; Iyana Sailor, 8; Noelle Wade, 1; Shaunque Kiana Sailor, 25. [Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office]
  24. Wearing goggles and a respirator to protect him from the toxic gases, Wallenda on Wednesday walked over top of the 2,083 -foot-high Masaya Volcano near Managua. [YouTube]