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Rays' Ramirez delivers winning hit in 10th to beat Bucs 4-3

Jun. 24, 2022 22:40 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Harold Ramirez scored Vidal Brujan with a game-ending pinch-single in the 10th inning, lifting the Tampa Bay Rays over the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-3 Friday night. Brujan took second as Tampa Bay's automatic runner and stole third against Yerry De Los...

Avalanche a win away from dethroning 2-time champ Lightning

Jun. 23, 2022 16:11 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Cale Makar and the Colorado Avalanche weren't all that interested in glancing back at the simmering controversy over the way Game 4 ended in overtime. Of way more importance was looking ahead to this: A chance to clinch the franchise's first Stanley Cup title since...

Sheriff: 2 divers drown in Florida cave diving expedition

Jun. 23, 2022 15:03 PM EDT

BROOKSVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Two men drowned while on a diving expedition in a mazelike Florida cave system that extends deep below the surface, authorities said Thursday. The Hernando County Sheriff's Office said three teenagers saw the two divers go into the Buford Springs Cave on...

Publix supermarkets not offering COVID vaccine to young kids

Jun. 23, 2022 13:47 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida-based Publix grocery store chain is not offering the COVID-19 vaccine to children younger than 5 but has not explained its decision. The supermarket chain with 1,288 stores in seven Southern states was instrumental in distributing the...

'A movement not a moment': NHL focuses on racial diversity

Jun. 23, 2022 13:11 PM EDT

Anson Carter remembers watching in high school as some of his friends abandoned hockey for being “too white" as he forged ahead, eyes set on a pro career. By the time he reached the National Hockey League, dreadlocks were flowing out from underneath his helmet as he skated. “It...

Kadri scores in OT in return, Avs move to brink of title

Jun. 23, 2022 12:10 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche are on the verge of their first Stanley Cup title since 2001, thanks to Nazem Kadri's overtime goal. Even if the two-time defending champion Tampa Bay Lightning don't believe it should have counted. Kadri scored at 12:02 of...

Lightning 3-peat in trouble after Game 4 loss to Colorado

Jun. 23, 2022 01:23 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay coach Jon Cooper took one question during his postgame media session. Without getting into specifics about whether Colorado had too many men on the ice, he suggested the Avalanche’s overtime goal shouldn’t have counted. “This one is going to sting...

Judge homers twice, Yankees come back to beat Rays 5-4

Jun. 23, 2022 00:07 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Aaron Judge hit his major league-leading 26th and 27th home runs, Jose Trevino delivered a two-run shot that put New York ahead in the eighth inning and the Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-4 on Wednesday night. Judge's 22nd career multi-homer game...

Colorado's Nazem Kadri back for Game 4 of Stanley Cup Final

Jun. 22, 2022 20:19 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche got a key player back with the return of center Nazem Kadri for Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Wednesday night. Kadri been out since injuring his thumb when he was boarded by Evander Kane in Game 3 of...

Tampa high school will retire its Native American mascot

Jun. 22, 2022 10:19 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida school board sided with student leaders who asked to change the school's Native American mascot despite emotional testimony from alumni and an online petition with more than 6,000 signatures seeking to keep the “Chiefs." Chamberlain High School's...