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Rays journal: Sergio Romo extremely thankful for career save No. 100

Rays journal: Sergio Romo extremely thankful for career save No. 100

BOSTON — Sergio Romo tries — though not always successfully — to keep his emotions in check on the mound. You kind of have to in logging 100 career saves, the milestone he reached in Sunday's 2-0 win over the Red Sox.But walking int...
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DeCalon Brooks ready to make a name for himself at Florida State

TALLAHASSEE — DeCalon Brooks doesn't only want to be known as Derrick Brooks' son.Yes, he plays the same position (linebacker) at the same school (Florida State) where his father won a national title in 1993 before becoming a Bucs legend a...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Nothing is going to stand in way of Peyton Barber and his goal to be Bucs’ starting running back

Nothing is going to stand in way of Peyton Barber and his goal to be Bucs’ starting running back

TAMPA – Ask Peyton Barber his approach to training camp or preseason games, and his answer is meant to bull over the questioner as if it's all that's standing between him and the goal line."I think the end-all goal for me is to be the star...
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VP Biden or porn star lawyer for 2020 Democratic nominee? Michael Avenatti makes his case in Tampa

VP Biden or porn star lawyer for 2020 Democratic nominee? Michael Avenatti makes his case in Tampa

Probably it’s only natural that in today’s reality TV political culture, a media-savvy porn star lawyer and cable news fixture could be a plausible presidential candidate.And so it is that Stormy Daniels lawyer Michael Avenatti on Saturda...
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Marc Topkin’s takeaways from Sunday’s Rays-Red Sox game

Marc Topkin’s takeaways from Sunday’s Rays-Red Sox game

Manager Kevin Cash always gives the credit for success to the players, but his deft handling of the bullpen Sunday was illustrative of how well his planning and decision-making can work when the pitches are executed and the plays are made.INF Joey We...
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Three dead in two-vehicle crash on County Road 54 at Berry Road in Zephyrhills

Three dead in two-vehicle crash on County Road 54 at Berry Road in Zephyrhills

ZEPHYRHILLS — Three people are dead and there are "serious injuries to other passengers" following a two-vehicle crash that occurred at 7:08 p.m. on Sunday on County Road 54 west of Berry Road, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.Motorists should...
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Jalen Beeks shines for Rays in winning return to Boston

Jalen Beeks shines for Rays in winning return to Boston

BOSTON — Jalen Beeks called it a complicated question.Then he gave a convoluted answer.Just what, he was asked after leading the Rays to a 2-0 win Sunday over the Red Sox, did it mean to come back to Fenway Park for the first time and beat...
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North Carolina fugitives, charged with shooting at cops, found and arrested in Treasure Island

North Carolina fugitives, charged with shooting at cops, found and arrested in Treasure Island

TREASURE ISLAND — Two men on the run from law enforcement in North Carolina were found hiding in Treasure Island — armed with an AR-15, a machete and a pipe bomb, deputies said — leading to a standoff with a SWAT team that ended early Sunday morning....
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Winner and loser of the week in Florida politics

Winner and loser of the week in Florida politics

Winner of the week. Tommy Gregory. The Sarasota Republican state House candidate no longer has a primary opponent. Rival Melissa Howard dropped out after finally  fessing up to lying about her university degree and even creating a fake diploma i...
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Tampa holds a birthday vigil for Lillia Raubenolt, the young girl killed on Bayshore

Tampa holds a birthday vigil for Lillia Raubenolt, the young girl killed on Bayshore

Somewhere Over the Rainbow was the first song Lillia Raubenolt’s parents sang to her as a newborn, according to her uncle, John Reisinger."They were just so happy when she was born," he said.But on May 23, while the family was visiting Tampa from Ohi...
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