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Kiermaier knocks in 4, Rays beat Red Sox 8-4 at Fenway

Jul. 06, 2022 00:01 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Kevin Kiermaier hit an early three-run double and broke a tie with an RBI grounder during a four-run sixth inning that sent the Tampa Bay Rays past the Boston Red Sox 8-4 on Tuesday night. Yandy Díaz had three hits and an RBI as the Rays evened the three-game series...

Tradition of baking Cuban bread with palmetto leaves at risk

Jul. 04, 2022 03:14 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — For as far back as anyone can remember, Tampa bakers have used palmetto leaves to make Cuban bread. And for the last three decades, the same man has traveled the state collecting the palmetto leaves needed by La Segunda Bakery, which bakes more than seven million...

Donations to pay for abortions surge

Jul. 03, 2022 03:12 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — When the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade last Friday, dismantling its nearly 50-year precedent protecting the right to an abortion, Marin Fehl was furious. The 20-year-old college student from Hillsborough County had seen the leaked draft decision the...

Winnipeg Jets closing in on Rick Bowness as head coach

Jul. 02, 2022 00:02 AM EDT

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — The Winnipeg Jets are closing in on Rick Bowness as their head coach. A Jets spokesman told The Canadian Press on Friday that while nothing was finalized, the 67-year-old Bowness “is the person we’re focusing on as our next head coach.” ...

Lightning retain Nick Paul with 7-year, $22 million contract

Jul. 01, 2022 12:22 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning have accomplished one of their top offseason priorities, retaining forward Nick Paul with a seven-year contract worth just over $22 million. General manager Julien BriseBois announced deal Friday, three days after saying the club was...

Tellez's 2 HRs, Davis' super catch send Brewers over Rays

Jun. 29, 2022 17:38 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Rowdy Tellez hit two home runs and Milwaukee center fielder Jonathan Davis made a spectacular catch, sending the Brewers over the Tampa Bay Rays 5-3 on Wednesday. Tellez has five home runs and eight RBIs in his past six games. Tellez hit...

St. Pete mayor reopens talks on future of Rays stadium site

Jun. 29, 2022 11:46 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The mayor of St. Petersburg, Florida, is reopening talks about the future of the Tropicana Field site where baseball's Tampa Bay Rays play their home games. Mayor Ken Welch said Wednesday that two previous proposals for the 86-acre (348,000-square-meter)...

Woodruff fans 10 in return from IL, Brewers beat Rays 5-3

Jun. 28, 2022 23:39 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Brandon Woodruff struck out 10 over five innings in his return from the injured list, Andrew McCutchen and Luis Urías homered during a four-run sixth, and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-3 on Tuesday night. Woodruff, who hurt his right...

Lightning confident they're set up for continued success

Jun. 28, 2022 20:02 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Three consecutive trips to the Stanley Cup Final, two championships and a strong — though ultimately unsuccessful — bid for a third. Any way you list the accomplishments, it’s been quite a run for the Tampa Bay Lightning, who feel they are nowhere close to...

Florida man pleads guilty to role in 2021 US Capitol riot

Jun. 28, 2022 18:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Florida man has pleaded guilty to three felony charges related to the insurrection and storming of the U.S. Capitol in January 2021. Mitchell Todd Gardner II, 34, of Seffner, Florida, pleaded guilty Monday in federal court in the District of Columbia to civil...