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The Latest: Kickers had 7 missed XPs in afternoon games

Dec. 05, 2021 19:54 PM EST

The Latest from Week 13 of the NFL (all times EST): ___ 7:50 p.m. It’s been another rough day for NFL kickers. With only the Sunday night matchup between the Broncos and Chiefs remaining, kickers have...

Battle of Florida: Gators vs. UCF in Gasparilla Bowl

Dec. 05, 2021 18:02 PM EST

UCF (8-4, American Athletic) vs. Florida (6-6, SEC), Dec. 23, 7 p.m. ET LOCATION: Tampa, Florida. TOP PLAYERS UCF: DE Big Kat Bryant, all-AAC first-team selection, team leader with six sacks, 14 tackles for loss and eight...

Investors are buying Tampa Bay homes at a record rate

Dec. 04, 2021 03:14 AM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — For Lou Brown, a Realtor with a firm in Midtown St. Petersburg, it used to be unusual to represent a prospective buyer who lost their desired house in a bidding war to an investor. Now, it’s harder to think of instances where that hasn’t...

Arians urges NFL look at vaccination status of more teams

Dec. 03, 2021 17:37 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians would like to see the NFL expand an investigation of the COVID-19 vaccination status of two players on his team to include other rosters around the league. Responding publicly for the first time to the league...

Brady, Buccaneers look to sweep season series with Falcons

Dec. 03, 2021 00:20 AM EST

TAMPA BAY (8-3) at ATLANTA (5-6) Sunday, 1 p.m. EST, Fox BETTING LINE: Buccaneers by 11, according to FanDuel SportsBook. AGAINST THE SPREAD: Buccaneers 5-6; Falcons 5-6. SERIES RECORD: Tied 28-28. ...

Falcons try to put some heat on Brady, Bucs in NFC South

Dec. 02, 2021 23:41 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are cruising in the NFC South. The Atlanta Falcons would like to put a little pressure on the defending Super Bowl champions. After losing at Tampa Bay in Week 2, the Falcons get another crack at...

Hedman has 2 goals, 1 assist as Lightning beat Blues 4-2

Dec. 02, 2021 22:50 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Victor Hedman had two goals and an assist, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the St. Louis Blues 4-2 on Thursday night. Tampa Bay also got goals from Ondrej Palat and Anthony Cirelli, and Andrei Vasilevskiy made 26 saves. Hedman,...

Rams' 'All-Stars,' rebuilding Jags look to snap 3-game skids

Dec. 02, 2021 18:45 PM EST

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams faced one of the NFL's worst teams at home in December last season. The New York Jets left SoFi Stadium with their first victory, and the Rams were left with the most embarrassing loss of coach Sean McVay's career. So...

Rays, pitcher Kluber finalize $8 million, 1-year contract

Dec. 02, 2021 12:05 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Two-time Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber and the Tampa Bay Rays finalized an $8 million, one-year free-agent contract on Wednesday. The deal includes an additional $5 million in performance bonuses based on starts: $500,000 each for 10 and...

Ball for 1st Black St. Pete mayor canceled over circus theme

Dec. 02, 2021 11:12 AM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A ball planned for the first Black mayor of a major Florida city has been canceled amid concerns its circus theme was inappropriate in the once-segregated city. The Junior League of St. Petersburg, which has thrown such balls since 2006,...