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Lovie Smith confident return of injured players will help

Lovie Smith confident return of injured players will help

TAMPA — The last thing Lovie Smith wanted to do in his first year as coach of the Buccaneers was to get off to the kind of start that made 2013 the last year of the Greg Schiano era. Yet here he is, saddled with an 0-3 record and contemplating...
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Terrapins hang tough in Premier

TAMPA — Tampa Prep girls volleyball coach Andrew Wilson said his goal for the program entering the 24-team Berkeley Premier tournament this weekend was to win the pool and advance to the championship bracket.
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Freedom boys win Pirate Invitational

CRYSTAL RIVER — The Freedom boys had three of the top 10 finishers in winning the 11th annual Pirate Invitational at Crystal River High, the Patriots’ third title in four meets.
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Hillsborough weighing crush of testing in schools

TAMPA — The Hillsborough County school district is joining others across the state in scrutinizing the crush of tests given to students throughout the school year.
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Vinik open to med school in downtown Tampa

TAMPA — A push to bring the University of South Florida medical school to downtown Tampa has received a shot in the arm, with key landowner Jeff Vinik saying he will support the school’s leaders as they explore the concept....
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County aims to clean up Ed Radice Sports Complex

County aims to clean up Ed Radice Sports Complex

TAMPA — The Ed Radice Sports Complex is Hillsborough County’s premier center for amateur soccer tournaments.
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St. Petersburg has seldom approved increases for some ex-firefighters

ST. PETERSBURG — Bob Christy put out fires in St. Petersburg for 21 years until retiring from St. Petersburg Fire and Rescue in 2006 and receiving a pension worth about $16,000 per year.
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Volunteers target trash along Hillsborough shorelines

Volunteers target trash along Hillsborough shorelines

TAMPA — Thousands of pounds of plastic bottles, dirty diapers, old fishing nets and other trash were hauled away from Hillsborough County shorelines Saturday.
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Oktoberfest helps ring in fall in Tampa Bay area

Oktoberfest helps ring in fall in Tampa Bay area

ST. PETERSBURG — It felt vaguely like fall Saturday morning with a cool, cloudy blanket covering the sky, the right kind of weather for this downtown neighborhood’s annual German beer festival.
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