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Germany routs Brazil 7-1, reaches World Cup final

Germany routs Brazil 7-1, reaches World Cup final

With Neymar out injured, just about everyone in Brazil knew it would be tough against Germany. Nobody ever expected this.
Published: 07/08/14

Pasco commissioners grant extension for baseball complex

DADE CITY — Retired baseball player Gary Sheffield earned his legendary status as a home run hitter. On Tuesday, he was the one doing the pitching.
Published: 07/08/14

Wicks named Anclote athletic director

Anclote High football coach Matt Wicks will be doubling up his work load at the school. The only coach the Sharks have known in their short history will add the responsibility of athletic director to his duties, Wicks said Tuesday.
Published: 07/08/14
Surge aside, there’s a mountain to climb for Rays

Surge aside, there’s a mountain to climb for Rays

For 10 days, the Rays played like they were supposed to play this season, that or they were master illusionists, enough to invoke “anything is possible.” That said, Martin Fennelly says, the Rays still face huge odds as they try to climb back into contention.
Published: 07/07/14
Updated: 07/08/14
Plant City boxer not ready to hang up her gloves

Plant City boxer not ready to hang up her gloves

During her nearly 20 years as a professional boxer, Chevelle Hallback, nicknamed “Fist of Steel,” has captured four boxing titles.
Published: 07/07/14
Updated: 07/08/14
Bolts notes: Callahan does part to get Boyle to Tampa

Bolts notes: Callahan does part to get Boyle to Tampa

After hearing rave reviews on the Lightning — not to mention living in Tampa — Brian Boyle opted to join forces with Ryan Callahan once again and signed a three-year contract with Tampa Bay worth $6 million.
Published: 07/08/14

Rohrberg to coach Newsome baseball

Sunlake High’s Dick Rohrberg was named the baseball coach at Newsome, Wolves athletic director Paul Lindstrom announced Monday.
Published: 07/08/14
Shields dominant in return; Rays’ bats fall silent in 6-0 loss to Royals

Shields dominant in return; Rays’ bats fall silent in 6-0 loss to Royals

It was just like old times Monday night at Tropicana Field — James Shields was on the mound and the Rays couldn’t score.
Published: 07/07/14
Updated: 07/08/14
Rays Notes: ‘Anxious’ Hellickson making return to mound

Rays Notes: ‘Anxious’ Hellickson making return to mound

Rays RHP Jeremy Hellickson returns to the mound tonight for the first time since Oct. 8, when he started Game 4 of the AL division series against the Red Sox.
Published: 07/07/14
Judge approves NFL concussion settlement

Judge approves NFL concussion settlement

A federal judge on Monday granted preliminary approval to a landmark deal that would compensate thousands of former NFL players for concussion-related claims.
Published: 07/07/14