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Mari Faiello - Sports reporter

Sports reporter

Mari Faiello is a 2019 Tampa Bay Times intern.

  1. Football teams across Tampa Bay were in action Friday night.
    The Bulls notch their first shutout and district win of the season.
  2. The family of George Edmondson poses in front of the mural honoring Mr. Two Bits before Saturday's Gators home opener.
    George Edmondson was known as one of Florida’s most passionate fans for more than 60 years.
  3. Week 2 of high school football kicked off across Tampa Bay on Friday.
    Sharks click on offense under a sophomore quarterback and clamp down on defense to thwart a late field goal.
  4. Michelle Waterson, left, in action against Karolina Kowalkiewicz during their mixed martial arts bout at UFC Fight Night, Saturday, March 30, 2019, in Philadelphia. Waterson won via decision. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan)
    Fans can start purchasing tickets on Aug. 23.
  5. Fans begin arriving to Amalie Arena before the Tampa Bay Lightning take on the Columbus Blue Jackets for the first round of the Eastern Conference final of the Stanley Cup playoffs on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 in Tampa.  LUIS SANTANA   |   Times
    Fans can start purchasing tickets at 10 a.m.
  6. Members of the Bolts Brigade wave a flag while the Tampa Bay Lightning take on the Columbus Blue Jackets for the first round of the playoffs April 10, 2019 in Tampa. (LUIS SANTANA  | Times)
    After a surprising-to-many collapse at the end of last season, Tampa Bay is the favorite to go the distance.
  7. The Lightning have promoted and hired nine people within hockey operations.
    The network aired 12 games involving the team last season.
  8. The Tampa Bay Lightning announced its newest member Tuesday morning, a yellow lab named Bolt. (Courtesy of the Lightning)
    The yellow lab will serve as the team ambassador while training to be a service dog.
  9. Tim McGraw leans on his mic stand while performing June 2, 2012 at Raymond James Stadium during the "Brothers of the Sun" concert. [Times (2012)]
    The country star will headline the Bucs’ pregame show at 2 p.m. on Sept. 8.
  10. Miami, FL - November 11, 2014: (L to R) Portrait of Jon " Stugotz " Weiner and Dan Le Batard
(Photo by Rodrigo Varela / ESPN Images)
    The ESPN radio host violated the company’s’ no politics policy’ in Thursday’s show following the “send her back” chants at a Donald Trump rally on Wednesday night.