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Florida prosecutor vows to fight Gov. DeSantis suspension

Aug. 07, 2022 13:34 PM EDT

ST. PETERSURG, Fla. (AP) — A Florida prosecutor vowed Sunday to fight his suspension from office by Gov. Ron DeSantis over his promise not to enforce the state's 15-week abortion ban and support for gender transition treatments for minors. Andrew Warren, a Democrat suspended last...

Tigers beat McClanahan, Rays 9-1 on Lou Whitaker Night

Aug. 06, 2022 22:48 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Harold Castro drove in two runs and scored twice as the Detroit Tigers ended a three-game skid with a 9-1 win Saturday over All-Star Shane McClanahan and the Tampa Bay Rays on Lou Whitaker Night. Playing in front of their first sellout crowd since opening day, the...

Afghan refugees find stability in senior communities

Aug. 06, 2022 03:16 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Noman Raoufi came home from work to find every window shattered, doors unhinged, light bulbs popped. In northern Kabul, on the street where his family lived, a bomb had sent a police car flying 30 feet before it landed in a flaming heap. It knocked men off chairs...

Injured WR Godwin back on practice field for Buccaneers

Aug. 05, 2022 16:46 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Seven months after undergoing knee surgery, Tampa Bay Buccaneers receiver Chris Godwin is back in pads on the practice field. Godwin, who signed a three-year, $60 million contract in March, worked out in full uniform at training camp Friday — running and...

Lowe, Arozarena power Tampa Bay to 6-2 win over Tigers

Aug. 04, 2022 23:02 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Brandon Lowe had a two-run home run among his three hits and drove in three runs as the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Detroit Tigers 7-2 Thursday night. “It's nice to swing the bat and not hurt,” said Lowe, who returned in mid-July from a back injury. “I didn't...

DeSantis suspends elected prosecutor over new abortion law

Aug. 04, 2022 17:05 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis suspended the elected state prosecutor of Tampa on Thursday for pledging not to enforce the state's new 15-week abortion ban and for supporting gender transition treatments for minors. The Republican governor announced the...

Hits by Siri, Peralta lift Rays to 3-2 win over Blue Jays

Aug. 03, 2022 16:56 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Hits by newly acquired Jose Siri and David Peralta produced the winning run for the Tampa Bay Rays in a 3-2 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday. Siri led off the Tampa Bay sixth with a single off Adam Cimber (8-4). He stole second, moved to...

Gausman allows 1-hit over 8 innings, Blue Jays beat Rays 3-1

Aug. 02, 2022 22:58 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Kevin Gausman allowed one hit and struck out 10 over eight masterful innings and the Toronto Blue Jays opened a nine-game trip with a 3-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night. The Blue Jays have won 11 of 13 and increased their lead over Tampa...

Orioles get OF Brett Phillips from Rays for $100,000

Aug. 02, 2022 18:43 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles acquired outfielder Brett Phillips from the Tampa Bay Rays for $100,000 on Tuesday. The 28-year-old Phillips hit .147 in 75 games for the Rays this year, but he could bring defensive value to a Baltimore team that is still in the...

Former Georgia star, NFL RB Lars Tate dies of cancer at 56

Aug. 02, 2022 18:16 PM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Lars Tate, part of a long line of Georgia running back greats who went on to play three seasons in the NFL with Tampa Bay and Chicago, has died, the school announced Tuesday. He was 56. Tate died late Monday in St. Petersburg, Florida, about a month after being...