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Tampa Bay's Nikita Kucherov wins Hart, Lindsay at NHL Awards

Jun. 19, 2019 11:14 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nikita Kucherov gratefully accepted the Hart Trophy and the Ted Lindsay Award on Wednesday night in recognition of his spectacular 128-point regular season in Tampa Bay. He might even be able to enjoy the trophies someday, whenever the sting of the Lightning's first-round postseason loss...

The Latest: Tampa Bay's Nikita Kucherov wins Hart Trophy

Jun. 19, 2019 10:22 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the NHL Awards show (all times local): 7:20 p.m. Nikita Kucherov of the Tampa Bay Lightning has won the Hart Trophy as the NHL's most valuable player. The Russian right wing won the award for the first time after his prolific 128-point regular season. He beat out two-time MVP...

Officer fired after video appears to show him choking teen

Jun. 19, 2019 7:22 PM EDT

LARGO, Fla. (AP) — Officials say a white Florida police officer who appears to be choking a black teenager on video has been fired. The Tampa Bay Times reports that Largo police announced the termination Tuesday of 43-year-old Brian Livernois. An internal investigation found he had violated department...

After piggybacking on baseball, NFL stood tall in expansion

Jun. 19, 2019 1:04 PM EDT

George Halas wanted an NFL team in Dallas, and in 1960 the influential founder of the Chicago Bears helped Clint Murchison get one. Less than 10 years later, a league that for decades piggybacked geographically on baseball went from 16 to 26 franchises in a merger with the rival American Football League, making...

Sharks re-signing Karlsson sets table for busy NHL offseason

Jun. 18, 2019 7:41 PM EDT

Erik Karlsson had no wanderlust to test the free agent market before re-signing in San Jose. "I never thought outside that box," Karlsson said. "I'm happy that it didn't get to that." A handful of other teams aren't so happy because the two-time Norris Trophy-winning defenseman would have been the best...

Yankees welcome back injured slugger Giancarlo Stanton

Jun. 18, 2019 6:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Yankees outfielder Giancarlo Stanton returned from the injured list and was in the lineup for Tuesday night's scheduled game against division rival Tampa Bay. The 2017 National League MVP was to bat fifth and play right field. Stanton last appeared in a big league game on March 31,...

Florida parking lot shooter wants sheriff as defense witness

Jun. 18, 2019 11:07 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Attorneys for a white man accused of fatally shooting an unarmed black man during a dispute over a parking space want to call a Florida sheriff as an expert witness. The Tampa Bay Times reports that Michael Drejka's attorneys have filed a motion to call Pinellas County Sheriff Bob...

Lightning re-sign Coburn to $3.4M, 2-year deal

Jun. 18, 2019 9:40 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning have re-signed defenseman Braydon Coburn to a $3.4 million, two-year deal. Coburn will count $1.7 million against the salary cap in each of the next two seasons. General manager Julien BriseBois announced the contract Tuesday. The 34-year-old had four goals and 19...

Icelandair stops Tampa service over grounded 737 Max planes

Jun. 18, 2019 9:00 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Icelandair has pulled out of Tampa International Airport because the grounding of the Boeing 737 Max jets has left it short of planes. The airline told the Tampa Bay Times on Monday that it was immediately halting flights from Florida. It said the grounded planes made up 14 percent of...

Road once adopted by KKK is sponsored by gay pride group

Jun. 17, 2019 10:48 AM EDT

NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. (AP) — A stretch of road on Florida's Gulf Coast that was adopted by the Ku Klux Klan 25 years ago is now being sponsored by a gay rights group. Pasco Pride recently adopted the stretch of Moon Lake Road in New Port Richey. WUSF in Tampa reports that the KKK adopted the 1-mile...