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Makar scores in 6th round of shootout, Avs beat Lightning

Oct. 23, 2021 23:15 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Cale Makar scored in the sixth round of the shootout to give the Colorado Avalanche a 4-3 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday night. Makar beat Andrei Vasilevskiy with a wrist shot after Darcy Kuemper denied Anthony Cirelli to begin the sixth...

Police arrest Florida boy after girl dies with gunshot wound

Oct. 23, 2021 12:04 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A 15-year-old boy is facing manslaughter charges for being suspected of shooting a 15-year-old girl, who later died of complications. The Tampa Bay Times reports police first found the girl with a gunshot wound and she told officers her friend had...

May-Stringer House owns its ‘Florida’s most haunted’ title

Oct. 23, 2021 03:19 AM EDT

BROOKSVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The May-Stringer House looks like a gingerbread-trimmed Victorian home overlooking the city of Brooksville. It’s reportedly one of Florida’s most haunted spots. The back story, as in most ghost stories, lies in tragedy. With more than 160...

Friday's Scores

Oct. 23, 2021 00:52 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= All Saints 55, Old Plank Christian 0 Alonso 52, Robinson 17 Armwood 41, Wiregrass Ranch 11 Atlantic Community 41, Blanche Ely 13 Auburndale 37, Eau Gallie 23 ...

Bobrovsky gets 300th win, unbeaten Panthers top Avs 4-1

Oct. 21, 2021 23:19 PM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Sam Bennett scored the go-ahead goal and Sergei Bobrovsky earned his 300th NHL win as the Florida Panthers remained undefeated with a 4-1 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday night. The 4-0-0 start is the best in Panthers history. They had...

Bucs say Bears' offense better than anemic stats suggest

Oct. 21, 2021 17:31 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers don’t trust the numbers when it comes to the struggling Chicago offense. Coach Bruce Arians likes what he’s seen of rookie Justin Fields, noting the young quarterback not only has a strong arm but also the ability to give...

A perfect example of the difficulties of NFL short weeks

Oct. 20, 2021 19:39 PM EDT

For those who oppose Thursday night NFL games, be it players, coaches, fans or bettors, this week is a perfect example of why. It's difficult enough to prepare for a Sunday game when you have key injuries, particularly at quarterback. And when both teams are uncertain...

Barkov breaks tie in 3rd, Panthers defeat Lightning 4-1

Oct. 19, 2021 23:15 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Aleksander Barkov scored the go-ahead goal 3:40 into the third period and the Florida Panthers won their third straight game by beating the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-1 on Tuesday night. Barkov slammed a loose puck in the crease past Andrei Vasilevskiy...

District attorneys refuse to prosecute some GOP-led laws

Oct. 19, 2021 10:40 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — When Republican lawmakers in Tennessee blocked a policy to ease up on low-level marijuana cases, Nashville's top prosecutor decided on a workaround: He just didn't charge anyone with the crime. Meanwhile, in Georgia, the Gwinnett County...

Lightning's Kucherov out indefinitely with lower-body injury

Oct. 18, 2021 15:10 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay Lightning star Nikita Kucherov will be out indefinitely with a lower-body injury he suffered late in the two-time defending Stanley Cup champions' overtime win over the Washington Capitals last weekend. “It’s definitely not a day-to-day...