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FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2015, file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady holds up the game ball after an NFL divisional playoff football game against the Baltimore Ravens in Foxborough, Mass. Brady was selected to the 2010s NFL All-Decade Team announced Monday, April 6, 2020, by the NFL and the Pro Football Hall of Fame. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

Brady: It was 'just time' to leave Pats for new challenge

Apr. 9, 2020 3:26 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tom Brady entered his final season in New England with a strong inkling that it would be his last with the Patriots. The six-time Super Bowl champion who signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in free agency last month said Wednesday on SiriusXM’s “The Howard Stern...

In this handout released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tuesday, April 7, 2020, from left, wide receiver Chris Godwin, linebacker Lavonte David, and linebacker Devin White, wear the team's new uniforms that they will debut during the 2020 NFL football season. (Tampa Bay Buccaneers via AP)

Buccaneers unveil new, yet familiar look for next season

Apr. 7, 2020 3:09 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are all in for a new look in 2020. Building on momentum created by the signing of six-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady in free agency, the Bucs on Tuesday unveiled new uniforms for next season — a move that also figures to be embraced by fans. Gone are...

Bike, motorcycle crash in Florida kills 2 on popular street

Apr. 5, 2020 11:39 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A crash involving a motorcycle and a bicycle has killed two people along one of the best-known promenades in Tampa, Florida. Authorities say the crash happened about 11 a.m. Saturday along Bayshore Boulevard as the cyclist was attempting to cross the street. Bayshore is a popular stretch...

Man killed in plane crash flew to see his new grandchild

Apr. 5, 2020 3:01 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Andy Meyer refused to let a pandemic stop him from seeing his first grandchild. An avid pilot, Meyer considered taking a commercial flight to Philadelphia last week to visit his daughter and her new baby, Aria. But with the coronavirus spreading rapidly, he didn’t want to risk the...

FILE - In this Dec. 29, 2019, file photo, Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Breshad Perriman (19) pulls in a 24-yard touchdown reception in front of Atlanta Falcons outside linebacker De'Vondre Campbell (59) during the first half of an NFL football game in Tampa, Fla. Perriman agreed to terms Tuesday with the New York Jets on a one-year deal worth up to $8 million and includes $6 million guaranteed, agent Drew Rosenhaus told The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken, File)

Jets' Perriman says late-season breakout was just sneak peek

Apr. 4, 2020 3:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Breshad Perriman insists his late-season breakout last year was merely just a promising start. For him to live up to his own expectations. And, to finally prove the doubters wrong. “I think that was just a sneak peek of what’s to come for this season and many other seasons...

Pandemic can’t stop this Pasco teacher from running

Apr. 4, 2020 3:01 AM EDT

PORT RICHEY, Fla. (AP) — Kristin Parmenter was gearing up for her fifth marathon when she got word that the race had been canceled. The Rock 'n' Roll D.C. Marathon, scheduled for March 28, was supposed to be a solo trip to Washington, D.C., and another step in reaching a later-life goal to run a marathon...

FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2018, file photo, Paul

The biggest bad guy at WrestleMania is coronavirus

Apr. 3, 2020 8:12 PM EDT

WrestleMania planned for Gronk Gone Wild. Rob Gronkowski is set to host WWE’s signature show. But the frivolity -- and perhaps the physicality if a wrestler dare gets in the retired New England Patriots star’s face -- is now playing strictly to an audience of TV and streaming media viewers. For...

Buccaneers re-sign backup QB Blaine Gabbert

Apr. 3, 2020 5:27 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have re-signed free agent backup quarterback Blaine Gabbert to a one-year contract. The 10th-year veteran spent all of last season on injured reserve after hurting his shoulder during the preseason. Gabbert signed with the Bucs last year after spending the first...

Wendy Lopez helps distribute free meals for curbside delivery for residents that signed up online at a restaurant Wednesday, April 1, 2020, in Orlando, Fla. Workers from several restaurants helped give out fresh meals, part of a #ChefsForAmerica event, providing meals to residents today and tomorrow. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Florida jobless claims rise as does anger among unemployed

Apr. 2, 2020 9:10 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Unemployment claims in Florida skyrocketed Thursday — as did frustrations among the newly jobless who have struggled for weeks to file for financial relief amid the coronavirus outbreak that has crippled the state's economy and sidelined much of its workforce. To alleviate...

This photo provided by Bibb County Sheriff's Office shows Caesar Crockett Jr.  The Bibb County Sheriff's Office says officials are looking for Crockett Jr. He's accused of getting into a fight with his child's mother Tuesday, March 31, 2020 in Macon, Ga. During the fight, the sheriff's office says he pulled out a gun and fatally shot the woman's mother, stepfather and sister. (Bibb County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Triple-slaying suspect surrenders after standoff; child safe

Apr. 1, 2020 8:44 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — After a prolonged standoff, Florida state troopers arrested a Georgia man accused of fatally shooting three people in his child's mother's family and kidnapping his child, authorities said Wednesday. Caesar Zamien Lamar Crockett Jr. safely handed his 2-year-old son over to authorities...