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Rays beat Tigers 5-2, extend AL East lead to 8 1/2 games

Sep. 16, 2021 22:46 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Yandy Díaz hit a leadoff home run and Mike Zunino later connected, reliever Dietrich Enns pitched four solid innings and the AL East-leading Tampa Bay Rays beat the Detroit Tigers 5-2 on Thursday night. The Rays lead second place Boston and...

Brady, Gronk still a winning combination for SB champs

Sep. 16, 2021 18:20 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Two touchdown connections in the Super Bowl, then two more in a season-opening victory. The long-running Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski show rolls on with no real signs of slowing down. The prolific duo — now in their second...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Sep. 15, 2021 14:49 PM EDT

Orlando Sentinel. September 13, 2021. Editorial: At least one legislator is standing up for Florida’s diminished public records law It’s good to see that not every lawmaker has surrendered to the relentless, decades-long, bipartisan legislative...

Choi and Lowe HR, Rays beat Jays 2-0 to reach 90-win mark

Sep. 15, 2021 02:28 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Drew Rasmussen combined with four relievers on a three-hitter. Brandon Lowe and Ji-Man Choi homered and the Tampa Bay Rays became the first AL team to reach 90 wins by beating the Toronto Blue Jays 2-0 Tuesday night. After losing four of their previous...

After splashy start, Panthers' goalie Knight preps for camp

Sep. 14, 2021 02:29 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Spencer Knight ended last season as Florida’s heir apparent at goaltender. Thing is, it’s just not apparent to Knight yet. Set to begin his first full pro season, Knight is tuning up for training camp by going through a development...

Guerrero hits MLB-leading 45th HR, Blue Jays rout Rays 8-1

Sep. 14, 2021 00:14 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — All on one swing, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. topped his Hall of Fame father and moved ahead of Shohei Ohtani. Guerrero hit his major league-leading 45th home run, Alek Manoah set a career high by pitching eight shutout innings of one-hit ball, and the Toronto...

Saints' Winston showing why he won over Payton, teammates

Sep. 13, 2021 20:50 PM EDT

With one game in the books as the Saints' successor to all-time leading NFL passer Drew Brees at quarterback, Jameis Winston has five touchdowns and no interceptions. And the Saints (1-0) have bolted out of the gate with a lopsided 38-3 victory over a projected Super Bowl...

Sunshine State woes: Rodgers struggles in loss to Saints

Sep. 12, 2021 21:08 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers has rarely had an NFL performance like this. It was nearly a new Sunshine State low for a quarterback with plenty of Florida woes. The league’s reigning MVP completed 15 of 28 passes for 133...

Tampa Bay area man wins Alligator Lighthouse open water meet

Sep. 12, 2021 03:17 AM EDT

ISLAMORADA, Fla. (AP) — A 29-year-old swimmer from the Tampa Bay area posted the fastest time among more than 460 participants at an 8-mile open water swimming competition in the Florida Keys. Connor Signorin finished Saturday’s Swim for Alligator Lighthouse in three...

3 minimum-wage jobs needed to make rent in Tampa Bay area

Sep. 12, 2021 03:13 AM EDT

Rent increases across Tampa Bay this year aren’t just breaking records. They’re obliterating them. As of late August, asking rents for apartments have increased since the beginning of the year by 21.7 percent, according to data from CoStar Group, a real estate data...