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Ravens, Patriots, 49ers remain top 3 teams in AP Pro32 poll

Nov. 19, 2019 6:13 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Heading into the stretch run of the regular season, the NFL’s top teams are trying to find and maintain their winning form as they get ready for the playoffs. The top seven teams in the latest AP Pro32 poll remained the same from last week. In fact, eight of the top 10 teams all won...

Tampa philanthropist, mayoral candidate David Straz has died

Nov. 19, 2019 2:08 AM EST

HOMOSASSA, Fla. (AP) — A retired banker and wealthy philanthropist who lost his bid to be mayor of Tampa earlier this year has died. Seventy-six-year-old David Straz was found dead Monday near Homosassa, about 75 miles (117 kilometers) north of Tampa. According to the Tampa Bay Times, his spokesman Jarrod...

Arians says struggling Buccaneers won’t give up on season

Nov. 18, 2019 8:24 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are running out of time to save their season. The struggling team has lost five of six games following a 2-2 start and likely will miss the playoffs for the 12th straight year. The only team currently with a longer active streak of futility is the Cleveland...

Florida sheriff cracks down on human trafficking, sex trade

Nov. 18, 2019 1:18 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities in Florida’s Tampa Bay area say they’ve arrested 104 people in connection with human trafficking charges during a five-month long investigation. Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister said 76 men were arrested for trying to buy sex, and 28 were women who...

Brees throws for 228 yards, 3 TDs as Saints beat Bucs 34-17

Nov. 17, 2019 6:53 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The New Orleans Saints played with the urgency of a team determined to get back on track. “You lose a game, you move forward. The next game can’t come quick enough,” coach Sean Payton said Sunday after the NFC South leaders rebounded from an ugly loss to last-place...

Officials: Florida security guard shoots man dead at club

Nov. 17, 2019 11:57 AM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a security guard shot a man dead as the guard was trying to break up a fight outside a Florida nightclub. The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said the fight happened in the parking lot of Aqua Lounge in Tampa, Florida, early Sunday. Sheriff’s Capt....

Kuemper records shutout, Coyotes beat Flames 3-0

Nov. 16, 2019 10:31 PM EST

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Darcy Kuemper stopped 37 shots and slammed an opponent to the ice during a brawl in the second period, and the Arizona Coyotes beat the Calgary Flames 3-0 Saturday. After Calgary’s Johnny Gaudreau cross-checked Arizona’s Jason Demers late in the second period while...

Hellebuyck lifts Jets over TB; Stamkos gets 400th goal

Nov. 16, 2019 8:42 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Winnipeg Jets spoiled a milestone night for Tampa Bay Lightning star Steven Stamkos. Connor Hellebuyck made 31 saves and the Jets overcame Stamkos’ 400th goal to beat the Lightning 4-3 Saturday night. Mathieu Perreault, Nikolaj Ehlers, Jack Roslovic and Kyle Connor scored for...

Walmart worker fatally shot while on break behind store

Nov. 16, 2019 3:01 AM EST

PINELLAS PARK, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Walmart employee was targeted and killed while taking a break behind a Florida store. The Tampa Bay Times reports that the shooting occurred Friday near the Walmart Neighborhood Market in Pinellas Park. Police say the man in his early 20s was hanging out behind...

A man’s journey from cleaning schools to teaching in them

Nov. 16, 2019 3:01 AM EST

DADE CITY, Fla. (AP) — Kevin Knibbs stood before the 20 third-grade students in his second-floor classroom at Cox Elementary School and pointed to the clock on the wall. Today, he said, the class will begin a new math objective — time as a measurement. "A lot of you keep asking me, What time is it?"...