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Monday, Jun 29, 2015

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Bay area prospects drawn to college-like atmosphere at IMG

Bay area prospects drawn to college-like atmosphere at IMG

Instead of transferring within the school districts, high-profile football players are leaving the area for an opportunity to play at IMG Academy in Bradenton, one of the nation’s top academies for youth sports.
Published: 06/28/15
LeBron James bypasses option, becomes free agent

LeBron James bypasses option, becomes free agent

For the third time in six seasons, LeBron James is an unrestricted free agent.
Published: 06/28/15

Rays Beat: Workload could mean bullpen needs relief

There is a code among relief pitchers that when the phone rings and the manager wants you in the game, you go in the game. The phone has been ringing a lot down in the Rays bullpen.
Published: 06/28/15
From racing to Rays? Dog tracks eyed as stadium sites

From racing to Rays? Dog tracks eyed as stadium sites

Sitting on the Pinellas County side of the Gandy Bridge, with 130 acres and plenty of parking, the Derby Lane greyhound track just might be an ideal spot for a new baseball stadium the Tampa Bay Rays are seeking.
Published: 06/28/15

Moore set to return to rotation

LHP Matt Moore (Tommy John surgery) and RHP Jake Odorizzi (oblique) are on pace to rejoin the Rays rotation, Moore this week and Odorizzi after what likely will be two minor-league rehab starts.
Published: 06/28/15
Take caution when looking for scallops

Take caution when looking for scallops

GO FISHING is a look at the area fishing scene through the eyes of local charter boat captains and fishing guides. Today: Bill Miller.
Published: 06/28/15
Amateur football team marching in right direction

Amateur football team marching in right direction

HUDSON — The West Coast Soldiers adult amateur football team has found plenty of success in its first three seasons of operation.
Published: 06/28/15
Dade City boxer splits bouts at Junior Olympic Championship

Dade City boxer splits bouts at Junior Olympic Championship

DADE CITY — Amateur boxer Manny Tarango, who won a regional amateur boxing title in May, returned from the USA Boxing Junior Olympic Championship in Charleston, West Virginia, with mixed results.
Published: 06/28/15
Boxing club the cornerstone of a dad’s life

Boxing club the cornerstone of a dad’s life

ST. PETERSBURG — When Raymond Montchal decided to start a boxing club in 2013, he converted his fence company building into a gym, got a boxing promoter license and lined up a partner — his son Nicholas.
Published: 06/27/15
Lightning go heavy on forwards in NHL draft

Lightning go heavy on forwards in NHL draft

A year ago, the Tampa Bay Lightning draft was top heavy with defensemen. This year, they reversed the trend, going with forwards in five of their first six picks Saturday.
Published: 06/27/15