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Tom Brady taking 11-day break from Bucs for personal reasons

Aug. 11, 2022 13:25 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tom Brady was excused from training camp on Thursday, the first day of what Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Todd Bowles said was a planned, 11-day absence from the team to address “personal things.” Bowles said the 45-year-old quarterback's break from practice was...

Tagovailoa on Miami tampering with Brady: 'I'm still here'

Aug. 11, 2022 09:21 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tua Tagovailoa would rather chat with Tom Brady than answer questions about him taking his job. Tagovailoa spent time talking with Brady while the Miami Dolphins and Tampa Bay Buccaneers held a joint practice Wednesday. He had a simple reply when asked about...

Brewers break out of recent slide with 5-3 victory over Rays

Aug. 10, 2022 00:21 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — With each of Milwaukee's top two closer options unavailable, Matt Bush stepped in and showcased the depth of the Brewers' bullpen as they adapt to life without four-time All-Star Josh Hader. Bush, acquired from the Texas Rangers last week, struck out two batters...

Joint practices allow coaches to hold players out of games

Aug. 09, 2022 18:20 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tom Brady will get his reps in joint practices against the Miami Dolphins this week instead of an exhibition game. Aaron Rodgers hasn’t played a preseason snap since 2018. Justin Herbert is expected to again watch from the sideline this month. ...

Florida prosecutor vows to fight Gov. DeSantis suspension

Aug. 07, 2022 14:20 PM EDT

ST. PETERSURG, Fla. (AP) — A Florida prosecutor vowed Sunday to fight his suspension from office by Gov. Ron DeSantis over his promise not to enforce the state's 15-week abortion ban and support for gender transition treatments for minors. Andrew Warren, a Democrat suspended last...

Tigers beat McClanahan, Rays 9-1 on Lou Whitaker Night

Aug. 06, 2022 22:48 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Harold Castro drove in two runs and scored twice as the Detroit Tigers ended a three-game skid with a 9-1 win Saturday over All-Star Shane McClanahan and the Tampa Bay Rays on Lou Whitaker Night. Playing in front of their first sellout crowd since opening day, the...

Afghan refugees find stability in senior communities

Aug. 06, 2022 03:16 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Noman Raoufi came home from work to find every window shattered, doors unhinged, light bulbs popped. In northern Kabul, on the street where his family lived, a bomb had sent a police car flying 30 feet before it landed in a flaming heap. It knocked men off chairs...

Injured WR Godwin back on practice field for Buccaneers

Aug. 05, 2022 16:46 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Seven months after undergoing knee surgery, Tampa Bay Buccaneers receiver Chris Godwin is back in pads on the practice field. Godwin, who signed a three-year, $60 million contract in March, worked out in full uniform at training camp Friday — running and...

Lowe, Arozarena power Tampa Bay to 6-2 win over Tigers

Aug. 04, 2022 23:02 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Brandon Lowe had a two-run home run among his three hits and drove in three runs as the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Detroit Tigers 7-2 Thursday night. “It's nice to swing the bat and not hurt,” said Lowe, who returned in mid-July from a back injury. “I didn't...

DeSantis suspends elected prosecutor over new abortion law

Aug. 04, 2022 17:05 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis suspended the elected state prosecutor of Tampa on Thursday for pledging not to enforce the state's new 15-week abortion ban and for supporting gender transition treatments for minors. The Republican governor announced the...