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Rays reopen ballpark site search; opening delayed until 2024

Dec. 11, 2018 9:33 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Rays owner Stuart Sternberg will reopen the site search for a new ballpark after concluding plans for a stadium in Tampa's Ybor City area can't be finalized by this month's deadline. Sternberg said any new ballpark can't open until at least 2024 and the team must start thinking about where...

Cannibal Corpse guitarist charged with burglary, assault

Dec. 11, 2018 3:22 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say the lead guitarist for the death metal band Cannibal Corpse broke into a Florida house and tried to attack a deputy. A Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office news release says 53-year-old Patrick O'Brien was arrested Monday and charged with aggravated assault and burglary....

Florida mom ruled incompetent for trial in girl's drowning

Dec. 11, 2018 1:36 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman accused of drowning her screaming 4-year-old daughter in a river in Tampa has been declared incompetent to stand trial. Hillsborough Circuit Judge Kimberly Fernandez on Tuesday reviewed reports from three doctors who have examined 26-year-old Shakayla Denson since her...

Stamkos hat trick sparks Lightning to 6-3 win over Rangers

Dec. 11, 2018 1:52 AM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Steven Stamkos had three goals to become the first player from the 2008 draft to reach 700 points, and the NHL-leading Tampa Bay Lightning won their seventh consecutive game by beating the New York Rangers 6-3 on Monday night. Stamkos scored power-play goals that tied the game in the...

Stamkos has 3 goals, Lightning beat Rangers 6-3

Dec. 10, 2018 11:23 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Steven Stamkos and the Tampa Bay Lightning are piling up points. Stamkos had three goals to become the first player from the 2008 draft to reach 700 points, and the NHL-leading Lightning won their seventh consecutive game by beating the New York Rangers 6-3 on Monday night. "Stammer is...

The Latest: Rangers claim INF Asuaje off waivers

Dec. 10, 2018 8:37 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on Major League Baseball's winter meetings (all times local): 5:33 p.m. The Texas Rangers have claimed infielder Carlos Asuaje off waivers from San Diego. Asuaje was designated for assignment Friday after spending parts of the past three seasons with the Padres, hitting .240 in...

Man with backyard bomb pleads guilty to explosives charge

Dec. 10, 2018 4:37 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man accused of setting off a pipe bomb in his backyard has pleaded guilty to an explosives charge. Court records show that 61-year-old Joseph Caltagirone pleaded guilty Monday in Tampa federal court to possessing an unregistered destructive device. He faces up to 10 years in...

Brees leads 2nd-half comeback, Saints beat Buccaneers 28-14

Dec. 9, 2018 10:57 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The New Orleans Saints are a long way from where they want to be. For now, though, repeating as NFC South champions for the first time in franchise history feels pretty good. "Goal No. 1 was to win the division again and we were able to do that," Drew Brees said Sunday after throwing for...

Bucs sputter after taking double-digit lead against Saints

Dec. 9, 2018 8:06 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay's bid to escape a deep hole and climb back into the race for a NFC playoff berth is all but over. The Buccaneers (5-8) weren't eliminated by Sunday's 28-14 loss to the New Orleans Saints, however the team is assured of finishing no better than .500 after sputtering offensively...

Stamkos has 4 points, Lightning beat Avalanche 7-1

Dec. 8, 2018 10:45 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The NHL-leading Tampa Bay Lightning beat one of the Western Conference's top teams in very convincing fashion. Steven Stamkos had two goals and two assists as the Lightning won their sixth consecutive game, romping over the Colorado Avalanche 7-1 on Saturday night. "It was fun to be a...