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From the beginning, Derrick Brooks was Carol’s ‘Bo’

From the beginning, Derrick Brooks was Carol’s ‘Bo’

TAMPA — “I’ve known Derrick since fourth grade. Let me just start right there.”
Updated: 9 hours ago
North Tampa softball team plays for World Series title

North Tampa softball team plays for World Series title

The North Tampa Athletic Association, formerly known as New Tampa Little League, has qualified a team to play in a world series for the first time in the league’s 15-year existence.
Updated: 16 hours ago
ESPN suspends Smith for comments on abuse

ESPN suspends Smith for comments on abuse

NEW YORK – ESPN has suspended outspoken sportscaster Stephen A. Smith for a week because of his comments about domestic abuse suggesting women should make sure that they don’t do anything to provoke an attack.
Updated: 19 hours ago
Judge: Need more time to consider NCAA deal

Judge: Need more time to consider NCAA deal

CHICAGO — A federal judge in Chicago stopped short of granting preliminary approval for class-action concussions lawsuit against the NCAA. He says he needs more time to decide if it’s a good deal.
Updated: 21 hours ago
USF picked to finish sixth in American by media

USF picked to finish sixth in American by media

NEWPORT, R.I. — Cincinnati has been picked to win the American Athletic Conference, with defending champion Central Florida second.
Updated: 23 hours ago
Derrick Brooks elected to Hall of Fame

Derrick Brooks elected to Hall of Fame

EDITORS NOTE: This story was originally published Feb. 1, 2014
Published: 07/29/14
For Derrick Brooks, philanthropy as important as football

For Derrick Brooks, philanthropy as important as football

TAMPA — Natasha Spencer met him when she was 12. She dreamed of being a doctor, but didn't know how she'd get there, or even escape her crime-ridden Tampa neighborhood.
Published: 07/28/14
Updated: 07/29/14
Third chikungunya case in Pinellas involved Rays’ Peralta

Third chikungunya case in Pinellas involved Rays’ Peralta

State health officials said Monday they received confirmation of a third case of mosquito-borne chikungunya virus in Pinellas County. Rays pitcher Joel Peralta said he likely acquired the virus was visiting the Domincan Republic over the All-Star break.
Published: 07/28/14
Updated: 07/29/14
Those affected by Derrick Brooks share stories

Those affected by Derrick Brooks share stories

Some of the young men and women whose lives have been touched by former Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Derrick Brooks share their stories.
Published: 07/28/14

Derrick Brooks: What community peers are saying

What community peers are saying about Derrick Brooks:
Published: 07/28/14