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LEADING OFF: Cy Young matchup in SD, Story powers Sox vs Sox

May. 24, 2022 04:23 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ MAKE YOUR PITCH A pair of Cy Young Award winners are on the mound when Corbin Burnes and the Milwaukee Brewers visit Blake Snell and the San Diego Padres in a matchup between two of the National...

Defending Stanley Cup champion Lightning back in East finals

May. 24, 2022 02:39 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Jon Cooper had every reason to be confident the two-time defendin Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning could keep their bid for a three-peat alive. “Our story is not finished being written,” the coach said earlier this month with his team on the brink of...

Vasilevskiy, Lightning beat Panthers 2-0 in Game 4 for sweep

May. 23, 2022 22:56 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Andrei Vasilevskiy had 49 saves and the Tampa Bay Lightning completed a four-game sweep of the Florida Panthers with a 2-0 victory Monday night that sent the two-time defending Stanley Cup champions back to the Eastern Conference final for the sixth time in eight years. ...

Stamkos, Kucherov lead Lightning past Panthers 5-1 in Game 3

May. 22, 2022 18:42 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Andrei Vasilevskiy is a not-so-secret key ingredient in the Tampa Bay Lightning's recipe for success in the playoffs. The reigning Conn Smythe Trophy recipient won his fifth straight postseason game Sunday, stopping 34 of 35 shots to help the two-time defending...

Panthers face challenge of back-to-back on brink of sweep

May. 22, 2022 18:02 PM EDT

While acknowledging the Tampa Bay Lightning are showing why they are back-to-back Stanley Cup champions, the Florida Panthers know the have only themselves to blame for going down 3-0 in the second round. It could be pop country artist Kane Brown's fault if their series ends less...

Startups push into Tampa Bay’s competitive housing market

May. 22, 2022 03:11 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — For nearly a month, Julie Youngblood has been traveling across Florida to meet with real estate agents. She’s helping the Austin-based company Homeward — which pays cash for homes upfront while homebuyers finalize their own financing — launch in the...

Two-time defending champion Lightning chasing NHL history

May. 21, 2022 18:48 PM EDT

The Tampa Bay Lightning don’t want to get ahead of themselves in their bid to become the first team in 40 years to win three consecutive Stanley Cup titles. The two-time defending champions are up 2-0 on the Presidents Trophy-winning Florida Panthers in the Eastern Conference...

Surviving a day of doom at a Florida prepper convention

May. 21, 2022 03:11 AM EDT

ELKTON, Fla. (AP) — Someday, when your commute or supermarket run gets interrupted by the collapse of society, there will be certain considerations to make. Jeff Smith seemed to know them all. Pacing under the sweeping metal roof of an open-air rodeo pavilion on the woodsy St....

Colton scores late, Lightning beat Panthers 2-1 in Game 2

May. 19, 2022 23:39 PM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — In four games over a pressure-filled week, the Tampa Bay Lightning have gone from the brink of playoff elimination to a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals. Ross Colton scored with 3.8 seconds remaining, giving the two-time defending Stanley Cup...

Sheriff: Caretaker kills terminally ill women, then himself

May. 19, 2022 08:12 AM EDT

RIVERVIEW, Fla. (AP) — A 64-year-old Florida man who said caring for his terminally ill wife and stepdaughter had become overwhelming fatally shot the women and then called 911 before killing himself, authorities said. Thomas Schultz told the dispatcher on Wednesday morning that...