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As Rays search for stadium site, Oldsmar gets into game

As Rays search for stadium site, Oldsmar gets into game

OLDSMAR — To city officials in this 14,000-resident community — a place of historic bungalows, civic parades, a renowned BMX Supercross facility and a new zip line course — it is not a shock-the-world movement.
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Tampa girl wins 15 gold medals at National Junior Disability Championships

Tampa girl wins 15 gold medals at National Junior Disability Championships

An 11-year-old Tampa girl whose left arm was amputated below the elbow won 15 gold medals and set a national record in 13 events during her team’s recent participation in the National Junior Disability Championships.
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Joy Culverhouse didn’t want her children to get a penny of her estate, court motion says

Joy Culverhouse didn’t want her children to get a penny of her estate, court motion says

Even in her 90s, Joy Culverhouse was a woman of “strong will’’ who made one thing perfectly clear — she didn’t want her children to inherit any of her millions.
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Tampa resident Tianna Bartoletta wins Olympic long jump gold

Tampa resident Tianna Bartoletta wins Olympic long jump gold

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil — Two-time world champion Tianna Bartoletta finally has an Olympic gold medal, the Tampa resident winning the long jump final with a career-best jump of 23 feet, 61/4 inches Wednesday night.
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Fennelly: Carelessness in USF’s Big 12 pitch makes a fine school a joke

Fennelly: Carelessness in USF’s Big 12 pitch makes a fine school a joke

ST. PETERSBURG — Bigg 12, here they come!
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Fairgrounds not discussed as potential Rays stadium site at meeting of team, Hillsborough officials

Fairgrounds not discussed as potential Rays stadium site at meeting of team, Hillsborough officials

TAMPA — Tampa Bay Rays executives met with Tampa and Hillsborough officials Monday to go over a half-dozen or more potential sites for a new ballpark, but this time the Florida State Fairgrounds was not in the mix.
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Wil Myers’ emergence coming too late to help Rays

Wil Myers’ emergence coming too late to help Rays

NEW YORK — Wil Myers has good reason, besides seeing some old mates, to look forward to returning to the Trop tonight.
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Tourism tax eyed for Rays ballpark by most Hillsborough commission candidates

Tourism tax eyed for Rays ballpark by most Hillsborough commission candidates

Whoever wins the District 6 seat is likely to face this hot-button question early in the term: Should the county try to lure the Rays with the promise of taxpayer money for a stadium? For five of the six, the answer is, “Possibly, if it comes from tourists.”
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Some things you might have missed during Bucs’ loss to Eagles

Some things you might have missed during Bucs’ loss to Eagles

Some things you may have missed from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ 17-9 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in the preseason opener Thursday night.
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Bucs to debut Mike Smith’s defense in preseason opener at Eagles

Bucs to debut Mike Smith’s defense in preseason opener at Eagles

Imagine what it was like for former Falcons head coach Mike Smith when he was hired as Bucs defensive coordinator to watch film of what he inherited. A year ago, the Bucs defenders weren’t just schooled. They were taken out at recess in front ...
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