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Sunday, Apr 26, 2015

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Making sure: Buccaneers vetted Winston, off the field

Making sure: Buccaneers vetted Winston, off the field

TAMPA — Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht thinks he and coach Lovie Smith are on the brink of the most important decision in franchise history, one that could chart the team’s course for decades....
Updated: 5 hours ago

Rays Notes: Archer says carryover is unlikely

ST. PETERSBURG — Rays RHP Chris Archer is not expecting any carryover today from his last start against the Blue Jays on April 16 when he hit two batters and Jays RHP Marco Estrada retaliated by hitting 3B Evan Longoria on the hip....
Updated: 5 hours ago
Hillsborough commissioners exploiting term limits loophole

Hillsborough commissioners exploiting term limits loophole

TAMPA — Term limits, popular among Florida voters, have shown limited success in breaking the cycle of career politicians.
Updated: 5 hours ago
Health care money divides Legislature

Health care money divides Legislature

TALLAHASSEE — As lawmakers continue to debate the possible loss of $2 billion in federal health care money and how it could impact the state, the latest financial reports show some hospitals would maintain healthy profits even without the fede...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Documents: Many players contribute to standoff on Medicaid expansion

Documents: Many players contribute to standoff on Medicaid expansion

TALLAHASSEE — The first casualty of the legislative process often is clarity.
Updated: 5 hours ago

Ratings shed light on retailers that are thriving and fading

TAMPA — Perhaps there never will be a simple reason why one retailer prospers while another falters. Why did Victoria’s Secret attract pretty much 99 percent of the women’s underwear market while Frederick’s of Hollywood c...
Updated: 5 hours ago
USF grads to wear caps, gowns made of recycled plastic

USF grads to wear caps, gowns made of recycled plastic

TAMPA — The University of South Florida is going green for commencement — and that doesn’t just mean the color of its new robes.
Updated: 7 hours ago
Do Derby Day right, throw a party

Do Derby Day right, throw a party

There’s an old saying about Louisville, Kentucky, this time of year: It’s the only place where folks party for two weeks to celebrate a two-minute horse race.
Updated: 8 hours ago

Rays Notes: Offense hasn’t been giving away many at-bats

ST. PETERSBURG — Maybe the end result of every at-bat hasn’t been ideal, and maybe the batting averages are a bit low, and maybe there have been too many called third strikes, and maybe the 2015 Rays offense has looked at times too much...
Updated: 11 hours ago

Police: Two people wounded in Tampa shooting

Two people were wounded when suspects opened fire on a gathering in Tampa late Saturday, police said.
Updated: 2 hours ago