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Rays take down Royals 4-1 as pitching continues to dominate

Rays take down Royals 4-1 as pitching continues to dominate

ST. PETERSBURG — This isn't absolutely the best run of pitching the Rays have ever had, the fifth-inning home run Blake Snell allowed to Ryan O'Hearn snapping their latest scoreless streak at 27 innings, tying the franchise record set in the 20...
Updated: 14 minutes ago
Rays journal: C.J. Cron gets caught in numbers game

Rays journal: C.J. Cron gets caught in numbers game

ST. PETERSBURG — 1B/DH C.J. Cron is in a difficult spot with the Rays, trying to build on career-high numbers without the opportunity for regular playing time.Now the question is whether he ends the season playing somewhere else.Cron has cleare...
Updated: 26 minutes ago
Poll: Ron DeSantis vs. Adam Putnam could be photo finish

Poll: Ron DeSantis vs. Adam Putnam could be photo finish

A just-released poll by  the Florida Atlantic University Business and Economics Polling Initiative shows Gwen Graham comfortably ahead in the Democratic gubernatorial primary and Ron DeSantis and Adam Putnam in a dead heat on the Republican...
Updated: 1 hour ago
The Daystarter: What do the ‘Women in Red’ think about Jameis Winston?; Republicans still sweet on sugar (donations); and Graham Brink writes about the bull market’s long run.

The Daystarter: What do the ‘Women in Red’ think about Jameis Winston?; Republicans still sweet on sugar (donations); and Graham Brink writes about the bull market’s long run.

Catching you up on overnight happenings, and what to know today.• The usual summertime weather: Highs in the low 90s, up to 30 percent chance of rain in the Tampa Bay region, and even higher inland, according to the National Weather Service.• As you...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Donald Trump: With one ‘bing-bing,’  I catapulted Ron DeSantis

Donald Trump: With one ‘bing-bing,’ I catapulted Ron DeSantis

President Donald Trump in West Virginia today boasted about his bigly role in turning Ron DeSantis into the frontrunner for Florida's Republican gubernatorial nominee:"I don't want to brag about it, but man do I have a good record of endorsements. In...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Bucs journal: Jason Pierre-Paul urges teammates not to take anything for granted

Bucs journal: Jason Pierre-Paul urges teammates not to take anything for granted

TAMPA — Jason Pierre-Paul no longer takes playing in the NFL for granted. He said Tuesday that was his message when he addressed his teammates after practice last week in Nashville.The former USF defensive end's career nearly ended after a horr...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Bucs hopeful Donovan Smith’s 48-game starting streak continues despite injury

Bucs hopeful Donovan Smith’s 48-game starting streak continues despite injury

TAMPA — Donovan Smith sat at a table at the Nashville Airport's Marriott hotel after Friday morning's walk-though practice and talked of how he had become the ironman, of sorts, for the Buccaneers.It was one day before the team played the Titan...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Cohen’s claim about Trump may spark calls for impeachment but is unlikely to lead to charges

Cohen’s claim about Trump may spark calls for impeachment but is unlikely to lead to charges

The assertion by President Donald Trump’s former lawyer that he broke campaign finance laws at the direction of then-candidate Trump could spark calls for impeachment hearings - but probably will not have any legal consequences for the president whil...
Updated: 4 hours ago
High lead levels found in the water at Azalea Elementary in St. Petersburg

High lead levels found in the water at Azalea Elementary in St. Petersburg

Pinellas County school officials have notified families at Azalea Elementary in St. Petersburg that lead levels in the water there are above the federal safety threshold, and they are using water bottles as a precaution.District spokeswoman Lisa Wolf...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Michael Cohen says he arranged payments to women at Trump’s direction

Michael Cohen says he arranged payments to women at Trump’s direction

NEW YORK — Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former fixer, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to breaking campaign finance laws and other charges. He made the extraordinary statement that he arranged payments to two women "at the direction of the candid...
Updated: 5 hours ago