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Sunshine State showdown: Lightning-Panthers in NHL's Round 1

May. 15, 2021 13:30 PM EDT

There used to be a thing called the Governor’s Cup, a trophy presented to whichever team won the annual regular season series between the Florida Panthers and Tampa Bay Lightning. It was supposed to be a way of drumming up hockey interest around the Sunshine State. It...

At 16, she drove drunk and killed a man. It happened again.

May. 15, 2021 03:18 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Five years ago, a diminutive teenage girl with striking brown eyes stood shackled and weeping in a Tampa courtroom. Jennifer Carvajal admitted she was drunk early one morning a few weeks shy of her 17th birthday. She admitted that she’d blown...

Mavericks beat Raptors to clinch top-6 spot, avoid play-in

May. 14, 2021 23:54 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic had his 11th triple-double of the season with 20 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists and the Dallas Mavericks guaranteed themselves a top-six finish in the Western Conference, to avoid the NBA's play-in next week, with a 114-110 victory over Toronto on Friday night....

Phillips, Rays rally late, end Mets' 7-game winning streak

May. 14, 2021 23:17 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Brett Phillips hit an RBI single with two outs in the ninth inning and the Tampa Bay Rays stopped the Mets’ seven-game winning streak, rallying past New York 3-2 Friday night. After starters Tyler Glasnow and David Peterson both pitched...

'No secrets' and no certainty in one-of-a-kind NHL playoffs

May. 14, 2021 17:04 PM EDT

There will be no mysteries when Tampa Bay and Florida meet in the first round of the playoffs after facing off eight times this season and twice in the past week. Same deal for Montreal and Toronto, who have played 10 times since mid-January. “I don’t want to say it...

Hill strikes out 9, Rays beat COVID-19 impacted Yankees 9-1

May. 13, 2021 23:35 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Rich Hill joined Cy Young and Nolan Ryan as the only pitchers to strike out nine against the Yankees at age 41 or older, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat coronavirus-impacted New York 9-0 Thursday night to avoid getting swept in a three-game series. ...

Yankees' Torres positive for COVID despite being vaccinated

May. 13, 2021 20:29 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees shortstop Gleyber Torres tested positive for COVID-19 despite being fully vaccinated and having previously contracted the coronavirus during the offseason. Torres is among eight so-called breakthrough positives among the...

DeSantis: Florida will fill void if small cruise lines leave

May. 13, 2021 14:02 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Calling Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings “not one of the bigger ones,” Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said Thursday that if smaller cruise lines want to leave the state because of bans on vaccine requirements, their void will be filled. Miami-based...

Cole strikes out 12 in eight innings, Yankees beat Rays 1-0

May. 12, 2021 22:58 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Gerrit Cole struck out 12 over eight stellar innings, Aaron Hicks had a sacrifice fly and the New York Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays 1-0 on Wednesday night amid a coronavirus outbreak that sidelined shortstop Gleyber Torres. Cole (5-1)...

7 Yanks coaches, staff have virus, Torres out as precaution

May. 12, 2021 18:39 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees shortstop Gleyber Torres was kept out of Wednesday night’s starting lineup at Tampa Bay as a precaution as the number of confirmed positive COVID-19 tests among the team’s coaching and support staff reached seven. Manager...