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Ex-Buc QB McCown agrees to three-year deal with Browns

Ex-Buc QB McCown agrees to three-year deal with Browns

Josh McCown, who went 1-10 as the Bucs' starter last season, agreed to terms on a deal worth a reported $15 million. McCown will likely compete for the starting job, but if he doesn't win it, he can serve as a mentor for Johnny Manziel and Connor Shaw.
Published: 02/27/15
Updated: 02/28/15
Vinik asks county to pay half of Amalie Arena upgrades

Vinik asks county to pay half of Amalie Arena upgrades

Lightning owner Jeff Vinik, who has already invested $60 million in the arena, would pay for the $25 million improvements himself and is asking Hillsborough to reimburse $12.5 million from bed taxes.
Published: 02/27/15
Updated: 02/28/15

Gonzalez delivers walk-off hit

BROOKSVILLE — Nature Coast Technical senior center fielder Kat Gonzalez came through with her third hit, a bases-loaded RBI single up the middle with two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning, to lift the Sharks past Zephyrhills 5-4 on Frida...
Published: 02/27/15

Leslie, Nichols shine for Wolves

VALRICO — The Newsome High baseball team entered Friday night’s neighborhood battle against Bloomingdale looking to remain hot and hoping to spoil the season pitching debut for Bulls ace Logan Crouse.
Published: 02/27/15
Jefferson hits end of road

Jefferson hits end of road

LAKELAND — On Friday at the Lakeland Center, Jefferson High’s boys basketball team made the program’s first state tournament appearance in 41 years, rejuvenating a program that just four years ago had won only three games, one of...
Published: 02/27/15

Nothing goes as planned for Gibbs in rout

LAKELAND — Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons walked into The Lakeland Center for the Class 5A boys basketball state semifinal against Gibbs ranked the 13th-best team in the nation by USA Today and exited leaving no doubt....
Published: 02/27/15

Frustrating finish to Tarpon Springs’ sensational season

LAKELAND — The Tallahassee Rickards High boys basketball team flipped the script on Tarpon Springs in Friday’s Class 5A semifinals at The Lakeland Center.
Published: 02/27/15
Gregory steps down as Tampa Catholic football coach

Gregory steps down as Tampa Catholic football coach

Mike Gregory has resigned from his position as head football coach at Tampa Catholic, the school announced Friday.
Published: 02/27/15

Braves OF Melvin Upton to miss rest of spring with injury

KISSIMMEE — Atlanta Braves outfielder and former Tampa Bay Rays player Melvin Upton is expected to miss the rest of spring training because of inflammation in his left foot.
Published: 02/27/15
Earl Lloyd, first black player in NBA, dies at 86

Earl Lloyd, first black player in NBA, dies at 86

Earl Lloyd was a player and coach, an NBA champion and later a Hall of Famer. Within the basketball world, he’s something much bigger.
Published: 02/27/15