Pete Couture, tbt* Editor

Pete Couture

tbt* Editor

“I just love the tbt*.” That was a common reaction I’d get after telling people I worked for the Tampa Bay Times’ free daily tabloid. I’m a lifelong St. Petersburg resident and USF grad, and nothing made me feel connected to our community than hearing from people who liked our newspaper’s fun take on delivering “fast news you can use.” Even though tbt* is no longer a daily, I’m proud to be the editor now that it’s returned to its weekly roots. (I’m especially pleased with our unique coverage of LBGTQ issues.) I’ve also worked in various news departments - from Sports to Features - for the St. Petersburg/Tampa Bay Times and wrote the the Daily Drivers auto-review column. Still, nothing makes me happier than writing a fun headline. My favorite? KOOK WITH A NUKE. Yes. that North Korea crisis has been front-page news for a long time ...

What’s happening in Tampa Bay sports: Warrior Games, catch the best U.S. soccer team back in action

The U.S. women were criticized back home for celebrations like this in the June 11 rout of Thailand. Alex Morgan, second right, scored a tournament record five goals during the game. [Associated Press]
The squad of American women look to win their group at the World Cup, plus “murderball” comes to town.

What’s happening in Tampa Bay sports: Rays show their Pride, Race the Gulf

On Friday, the Tampa Bay Rays will celebrate Pride Night. The crowd from 2016 is shown here at St. Petersburg’s Tropicana Field. [Times (2016)]
Community kayaking, a shot at the Jell-O slide and Tampa Roller Derby round out the fun.

What’s happening in Tampa Bay sports: Rays watch party on the beach, skateboard jam

On Sunday, watch the Tampa Bay Rays play the Boston Red Sox at the TradeWinds Island Resorts in St. Pete Beach. [Luis Santana | Times]
Cyclists roll through the Hills of Temple Terrace and roller derby fans cheer on Tampa vs. Lakeland, too.

What’s happening in Tampa Bay sports: Tee off at the home of the Bucs with Stadiumlinks

A golfer tees off at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City. We bet Tampa stadium Raymond James, which will host the traveling golf experience Saturday, is a tougher course. [Stadiumlinks]
The traveling golf experience turns Raymond James Stadium into a golf course, plus baseball and a skateboard party.

What’s happening in Tampa Bay sports: Rays, Rowdies in action at home
You can run, walk and play Ping-Pong, too.