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Rays journal: Kevin Kiermaier returns, Mallex Smith sent to Triple A

Rays journal: Kevin Kiermaier returns, Mallex Smith sent to Triple A

ST. PETERSBURG — It didn't take CF Kevin Kiermaier long to make his presence felt during his return Friday to the Rays lineup. Kiermaier pretended to have Mariners DH Nelson Cruz's first-inning line drive lined up even as the ball went past him...
Updated: 12 minutes ago
'Road to Nowhere' is back: Next phase of Suncoast Parkway coming

'Road to Nowhere' is back: Next phase of Suncoast Parkway coming

Despite intense public opposition and dubious traffic projections, the Florida Department of Transportation has announced that construction of the toll road known as "Suncoast 2" is expected to start in early 2018.The 13-mile, four-lane extension of ...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Despite pain, woman in court faces ex-boyfriend who lit her on fire

Despite pain, woman in court faces ex-boyfriend who lit her on fire

PORT RICHEYSheron Pasco sat in the wheelchair as her mother pushed it toward the man in the orange jail suit.His name was John Riggins, her former boyfriend. More than a year ago, he doused Pasco with gas as she lay in bed and flicked on a lighter. S...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Sen. Bill Nelson ready to campaign on GOP failure to fix Obamacare

Sen. Bill Nelson ready to campaign on GOP failure to fix Obamacare

For years, Sen. Bill Nelson has faced a steady barrage of partisan attacks over the Affordable Care Act, but as he begins the 2018 re-election campaign, the Democrat stands to benefit from a flipped script:Republicans, who have a complete lock on Con...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Jameis Winston's hardest lesson: He can't always save the day

Jameis Winston's hardest lesson: He can't always save the day

TAMPA — Ever wonder what in the world goes through Jameis Winston's mind when he tries to fit the ball in a keyhole as he is being dragged to the turf like he was during Thursday night's 12-8 preseason win over the Jaguars?"I just felt hot," Wi...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Grocery and hotel deals in reach for Tampa Encore project

Grocery and hotel deals in reach for Tampa Encore project

TAMPA — After failing to land both Publix and Walmart, the Tampa Housing Authority says it is close to a deal to bring another well-known grocer to its Encore project.The agency expects to enter into a contract in the next 30 days for the sale ...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Bucs journal: Starting defense disappointed holding Jags to 1 rushing yard

Bucs journal: Starting defense disappointed holding Jags to 1 rushing yard

JACKSONVILLE — The Bucs' starting defense held the Jaguars to a total of 1 rushing yard on seven carries in the first half of Thursday's 12-8 preseason win.And its members were disappointed."We want them to have negative-90 (yards), negative-80...
Updated: 3 hours ago

A sports rout on Wall Street

NEW YORK — Sporting goods retailers can't shake their losing streak. Shares of stores that mostly sell sneakers and sporting gear plummeted Friday after Foot Locker and smaller rival Hibbett Sports reported a drop in sales in the latest quarter...
Updated: 3 hours ago

Monument debate renews push by Red Sox to rename Yawkey Way

BOSTON ­— A dark blue banner with red letters reads "Welcome to Yawkey Way," and on Friday morning it still hung over a street lined on one side by shops selling Red Sox gear and souvenirs, and on the other by the brick facade of the team'...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Chasing 125: Bucs hope to hit rushing goal more often

Chasing 125: Bucs hope to hit rushing goal more often

Ever so often, Bucs coach Dirk Koetter pulls back the curtain a bit and shares some of the stats that matter to him most as a coach. On Friday, he was happy to report that the Bucs, by rushing for 130 yards in Thursday's 12-8 preseason win over the J...
Updated: 3 hours ago