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McDonald's All-American Game: Kevin Knox attracts pint-sized media moguls

McDonald's All-American Game: Kevin Knox attracts pint-sized media moguls

CHICAGO — Hayden McCain started playing basketball three years ago. His younger brother, Hudson, joined him a year later.Since then, the sport has played a dominant role in their lives. The two hone their skills night and day on the family's ba...
Updated: 1 hour ago
NFL overtime proposal takes aim at a problem that doesn't exist

NFL overtime proposal takes aim at a problem that doesn't exist

UPDATE (4 p.m.): Owners have tabled a vote on a proposal that would have put a 10-minute time limit on overtime. It is not clear when they will reconsider the recommendation.• • •NFL owners will vote today on a proposal that would l...
Updated: 1 hour ago
King of the comebacks? Lightning makes a case this season

King of the comebacks? Lightning makes a case this season

TAMPA — When exactly did you give up on the Lightning?Was it when captain Steven Stamkos suffered a knee injury in mid-November, forcing him to miss most of the season? Or when Tampa Bay fell to last place in the Eastern Conference on Feb. 4?Ma...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Hassan Childs dismissed from USF football team

Hassan Childs dismissed from USF football team

USF senior safety Hassan Childs, arrested Monday for his part in a suspected road-rage incident, is no longer part of the Bulls program, first-year coach Charlie Strong announced Tuesday.Childs, 22, was shot after twice pointing a gun at a car carryi...
Updated: 7 hours ago
HomeTeam 25: Baseball rankings

HomeTeam 25: Baseball rankings

1. Jesuit (14-1)This week: Tuesday vs. Blake, Thursday vs. Spoto, Saturday at SarasotaScoop: The Tigers won the Saladino Tournament, then rattled off three straight wins last week. So forget about any hangover. They have won 13 straight. Saturday's g...
Updated: 8 hours ago
Florida coach, Auburn player clash after softball game

Florida coach, Auburn player clash after softball game

GAINESVILLE — Florida softball coach Tim Walton was involved in an altercation with Auburn shortstop Haley Fagan on Monday night after Walton gave Fagan a slight push during postgame handshakes. The Tigers beat Florida 1-0, and when Fagan left...
Updated: 9 hours ago
Fennelly: Tyler Clippard's Marine Corps salute: a Yankee pitcher's pin of pride

Fennelly: Tyler Clippard's Marine Corps salute: a Yankee pitcher's pin of pride

TAMPA — For Yankees relief pitcher and Tampa resident Tyler Clippard, just playing in the World Baseball Classic was a dream come true. Last Wednesday, it got dreamier. Clippard and his teammates became gold medalists. He raced from the bullpen...
Published: 03/27/17
Updated: 03/28/17
Bucs GM Jason Licht is willing to take a very much calculated risk on players

Bucs GM Jason Licht is willing to take a very much calculated risk on players

PHOENIX — Two years ago, Bucs general manager Jason Licht had a trail of microphones and reporters chasing him through the NFL annual meeting at the Biltmore resort. That's the kind of attention that comes with owning the No. 1 overall pick in ...
Published: 03/27/17
Updated: 03/28/17
Rays' risk assessment: Backgrounding Derek Norris

Rays' risk assessment: Backgrounding Derek Norris

PORT CHARLOTTE — Sitting in front of his locker during his first day as a Ray on Saturday, Derek Norris pointed to the iPad sitting atop a travel bag as a key tool in his challenging task: learning an entire new pitching staff with just a week ...
Published: 03/27/17
Updated: 03/28/17
Night hike: A feast for the senses

Night hike: A feast for the senses

TAMPA — As program coordinator for Hillsborough County's Conservation and Environmental Lands Management Department, one of Chris Kiddy's jobs is to come up with ways the public can enjoy the parks. Bird watching, canoeing and kayaking, camping...
Published: 03/27/17