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HomeTeam Hot Shots: Nominations for Sept. 16-22

Each week, our HomeTeam staffers nominate male and female Hot Shot athletes from each of the counties we cover. Then we turn the voting over to readers. These nominations span Saturday, Sept. 16-Friday, Sept. 22. Read up on all of our nominees then v...
Updated: 2 hours ago

Rays morning after: Wilson Ramos showing glimpses of what's possible in 2018

The real payoff for the Rays signing C Wilson Ramos last off-season will come in 2018, when he can play a full season fully recovered from right knee surgery. And Ramos is giving the Rays a pretty good glimpse of what that can be like. In Friday's 8...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Review: Arcade Fire open hearts, play with passion at the USF Sun Dome in Tampa

Review: Arcade Fire open hearts, play with passion at the USF Sun Dome in Tampa

Gloves off, hearts open and disco balls glittering, Arcade Fire scaled the stage for the first time ever in Tampa, pouncing and flailing and performing with all the passion that’s made them one of the world’s most celebrated rock bands th...
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Steven Souza Jr. vindicating big trade for Rays

Steven Souza Jr. vindicating big trade for Rays

BALTIMORE — There was a time when the three-team, 11-player transaction the Rays orchestrated to get Steven Souza Jr. from the Nationals looked liked a bad deal. Not as bad of a move as leaving Josh Hamilton exposed in the Rule 5 draft, or taki...
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Lightning's Steven Stamkos looks close to top form in first game since November

Lightning's Steven Stamkos looks close to top form in first game since November

TAMPA — The wait felt like forever for Lightning captain Steven Stamkos, having gone 10 months without playing in a game. It had been so long that Stamkos, 27, said he forgot some of his pregame routines as he headed to Amalie Arena to face the...
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Hurricane evacuations halted for lack of ambulances at VA's Young center

Hurricane evacuations halted for lack of ambulances at VA's Young center

As many as 30 patients who should have been evacuated from the C.W. Bill Young VA Medical Center were left behind during Hurricane Irma because the hospital and Pinellas County couldn't agree on where they should go. Young center officials blame the ...
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Bucs journal: Vikings rule QB Sam Bradford out for Sunday's game

Bucs journal: Vikings rule QB Sam Bradford out for Sunday's game

TAMPA — Vikings QB Sam Bradford was ruled out for Sunday's game against the Bucs with a knee injury. That means Minnesota will start Bucs killer Case Keenum, who has beaten Tampa Bay each of the past two years with the Rams. Keenum has passed f...
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Fennelly: Lightning's Manon Rheaume made history 25 years ago Saturday

Fennelly: Lightning's Manon Rheaume made history 25 years ago Saturday

The name is part of Lightning history, hockey history, sports history.She was a sideshow. She was an inspiration.But it wasn't King versus Riggs, the "Battle of the Sexes."All Manon Rheaume wanted to do was play."When I was in Tampa Bay, I didn't rea...
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South Florida poaches debris pickup trucks once headed to Tampa Bay

South Florida poaches debris pickup trucks once headed to Tampa Bay

The Tampa Bay area has an estimated 2 million cubic yards of debris from Hurricane Irma waiting at the curb — enough to fill a line of dump trucks stretching 735 miles, or from Tampa to Tupelo, Miss. But many trucks that could help make those t...
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Ryan Callahan encouraged by his return

Captain Steven Stamkos wasn't the only key Lightning player to make a triumphant return Friday night against Nashville. Veteran wing Ryan Callahan, 32, played in his first game since Jan. 7, his season ending with a February follow-up procedure on hi...
Updated: 4 hours ago