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  1. Plant High Football players work out in June 2019 in Tampa. Hillsborough County student-athletes can return to sports on June 15. [HERRING, ANGELIQUE  |  Tampa Bay Times]
  2. Kevin Kiermaier has earned three Gold Gloves (and one Platinum), and a $50 million contract since being taken with a 31st-round pick. [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD  |  Times]
  3. Tampa Bay Devil Rays starting pitcher James Shields, shown during his 2006 rookie season, was a 16th-round pick in 2010. [SHADD, DIRK  |  St. Petersburg Times]
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  5. The IndyCar season that was supposed to start in St. Petersburg will instead open in Texas. [DIRK SHADD  |  Times]
  6. Protesters take to the streets of St. Petersburg on Saturday over the death of George Floyd. [MARTHA ASENCIO-RHINE  |  Times]
  7. Jose Pupo holds the Custodian, who has a way with the ladies. [MARTHA ASENCIO-RHINE  |  Times]
  8. In this Feb. 25, 2020, file photo, former Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm speaks at the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis. Fromm, who was drafted by the Buffalo Bills, apologized for using the phrase "elite white people" in a text conversation from more than a year ago, and posted on social media on Thursday, June 4, 2020. [MICHAEL CONROY  |  AP]
  9. “The league’s demand for additional concessions was resoundingly rejected," Major League Baseball Players Association boss Tony Clark, shown here in 2017, said on Thursday, June 4, 2020. [MORRY GASH  |  AP]
  10. Carl Crawford was a second-round draft pick by the then-Devil Rays in 1999, played for them for nine major-league seasons (2002-10) and was a four-time All-Star outfielder. [ZUPPA, CHRIS  |  St. Petersburg Times]
  11. Florida State's Marvin Wilson was quick to call out new coach Mike Norvell over what he felt was a misleading quote, but Wilson also was quick to forgive and use the moment to shine attention on needed reforms. [CHUCK BURTON  |  Associated Press (2019)]
  12. Tampa Bay Rowdies players work out on the field together at Al Lang on May 19 in St. Petersburg. [DIRK SHADD  |  Times]
  13. The NHL announces Thursday, June 4, 2020, that every playoff series will be a best-of-seven following the opening qualifying round if the league is able to return later this summer. [DAVID ZALUBOWSKI  |  AP]
  14. Bruce Arians has used his authority as a coach to trumpet diversity, and his coaching staff is the only one in the NFL to have three black coordinators. [JAMES KENNEY  |  AP]
  15. A sign marking the entrance to the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex at Walt Disney World is seen Wednesday. The NBA's board of governors Thursday approved a 22-team plan to restart the season at the complex, The Associated Press reported. [JOHN RAOUX  |  AP]
  16. Bucs head coach Bruce Arians, pictured during training camp in July at the AdventHealth Training Center in Tampa. [MONICA HERNDON  |  Tampa Bay Times]
  17. Rays Radio broadcaster Andy Freed, left, calls the action with Neil Solondz, center and Dave Wills during the second game of a doubleheader between the Rays and Oakland Athletics in 2017 at Tropicana Field. [Times (2017)]
  18. USF cornerback KJ Sails, father of a 2-year-old boy, has emerged as one of the Bulls' most visual and vocal team leaders. [USF Athletics]
  19. Family and friends of 14-year-old Hezekiah B. Walters assist funeral staff in carrying out the casket that holds Walters as they exit his funeral on June 22, 2019, in Temple Terrace. Walters, a Middleton High football player, collapsed and subsequently died after running conditioning drills at the school. [Times (2019)]
  20. Speaking to the media for the first time since the end of last season, Russell Wilson didn't care to talk about the game that’s helped make him famous. [MATT ROURKE  |  AP]
  21. A reduced Olympics could include the possibility of reduced seating — if any fans at all — tests for all athletes, fans and staff, and a quarantine-like situation at the Athletes Village. [JAE C. HONG  |  AP]
  22. New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees leaves the field after a loss to the host Los Angeles Rams on Sept. 15, 2019. [MARCIO JOSE SANCHEZ  |  AP]
  23. Florida State defensive tackle Marvin Wilson (21) tweeted that there were no one-on-one conversations between coach Mike Norvell and players in the wake of George Floyd's death. The coach and players finally came together on Thursday. [GARY MCCULLOUGH  |  AP]
  24. Security personnel use wands to screen fans before they enter Raymond James Stadium for a Bucs game against the Panthers on Dec. 5, 2011. [JOSH GREEN/STAFF  |  Tampa Bay Times]
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