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Vinik-Ville? Waterside? SoDo? Plan to reshape Tampa lacks a name

TAMPA — Next month, $35 million worth of infrastructure and roadway construction will begin on the project that will transform downtown Tampa. Roads will be extended, sidewalks widened and m …


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  1. Analysis: IOC's Russia ruling comes at cost of trust


    If this turns out to be Thomas Bach's defining moment, here's what the leader of the International Olympic Committee will be remembered for: Keeping Russia as part of the club but losing the trust of thousands of athletes who thought that, maybe this year, they would get the answers they've been looking for.

    FILE - In this July 13, 2014 file photo International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach, left, talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin before the World Cup final soccer match between Germany and Argentina at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The IOC's ruling 15-member executive board will meet Sunday, July 24, 2016 via teleconference to weigh the unprecedented step of excluding Russia as a whole from the 2016 Rio Olympic Games because of systematic, state-sponsored cheating. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, file) FOS105
  2. Rays' Ramirez: good pitch, bad result in loss to A's

    The Heater

    OAKLAND, Calif. — RHP Erasmo Ramirez insisted the pitch to Billy Butler wasn't that bad, but the result certainly was, the difference in another close loss, 3-2 to the A's on Sunday

    Rays reliever Erasmo Ramirez pitches against the Athletics in the eighth inning, when he gave up a go-ahead home run to Billy Butler.
  3. DE DeMarcus Walker confident in FSU defense


    Florida State defensive end DeMarcus Walker knows what a dominant defense looks like. He started three games as a true freshman in 2013, when the Seminoles led the nation in scoring defense and won the national championship.

    Defensive end DeMarcus Walker, left, is optimistic for the season, saying the defense could be “the best that FSU ever had.”
  4. 'Like a freight train': California wildfire guts 18 homes (w/video)


    LOS ANGELES — Flames raced down a steep hillside "like a freight train," leaving smoldering remains of homes and forcing thousands to flee the wildfire churning through tinder-dry canyons in Southern California, authorities said Sunday.

    A wildfire burns in the East Walker Ranch open space on Placerita Caynon Road in Santa Clarita, Calif., Sunday, July 24, 2016. Flames raced down a steep hillside "like a freight train," leaving smoldering remains of homes and warnings that more communities should be ready to flee the wildfire churning through tinder-dry canyons in Southern California, authorities said Sunday. (Katharine Lotze/The Santa Clarita Valley Signal via AP) CASCN208
  5. Food, family at heart of fundraiser for electrocution victim


    WEST TAMPA — Nancy Salegio's jet black ponytail swished back and forth as she delegated in Spanish and English, and bustled to make sure food was hot, people were served and money was collected to help raise $15,000 to send Alfredo Jimenez's body back to his homeland, Guatemala.

    Alicia Orozco takes a video that includes a photo of Alfredo Jimenez during a fundraiser at Al Lopez Park. Jimenez, a landscaper, was electrocuted by power lines while trimming trees. Family members say Jimenez was hardworking and generous.
  6. Behaviors offer clues that dementia could be brewing


    WASHINGTON — Memory loss may not always be the first warning sign that dementia is brewing — changes in behavior or personality might be an early clue.

  7. Clinton campaign says Russians are behind DNC document leak


    A top official with Hillary Clinton's campaign on Sunday accused the Russian government of orchestrating the release of damaging Democratic Party records to help the campaign of Republican Donald Trump — and some cyber security experts agree.

    Hillary Clinton speaks at a campaign event in Miami on Saturday. [Photo by Patrick T. Fallon | Bloomberg]
  8. Kyle Busch completes weekend sweep with Sprint Cup win at Indy

    Auto racing

    INDIANAPOLIS — Kyle Busch spent most of this weekend hearing about a historic sweep.

    Kyle Busch celebrates with his crew after winning the Brickyard 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup on Sunday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.   {Associated Press}
  9. At almost 300 pounds, a Lealman woman battles food addiction

    Human Interest

    LEALMAN — From a faded green recliner in her tiny mobile home, Cheryl Dixon punched a number into her phone. Behind her, kitchen cabinets burst with Hamburger Helper and ramen noodles, bags of doughnuts and Cocoa Diamonds cereal.

    As Cheryl Dixon neared 300 pounds, her doctor warned that she would likely die if she didn’t change her eating habits.
  10. PolitiFact: Donald Trump errs in comparing gifts to Tim Kaine, Bob McDonnell


    Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton spent the weekend between political party conventions knocking the other nominee's choice in a running mate.

Obama, Clinton praise Debbie Wasserman Schultz amid controversy

President Obama, Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden released statements reacting to Debbie Wasserman Schultz resigning as DNC chairwoman. Bernie Sanders issued a critical statement....


For starters: Rays at A's, trying to get even

UPDATE, 3:19: RHP Brad Boxberger (oblique) will make at least two more rehab appearances on Tuesday and Wednesday with the Stone Crabs before rejoining the Rays. ... RHP Alex Cobb (Tommy John surgery) wiill throw a bullpen on Tuesday and then the team will decide if he is ready to get back to minor-league games. ... 1B Logan Morrison (forearm tendinitis) is feeling better but Cash said they likely will wait until after Monday's off-day to get him back in the lineup....


Julian Dennison and Sam Neill star in Taika Waititi's Hunt for the Wilderpeople.

Review: 'Hunt for the Wilderpeople€™' finds small pleasures in vast New Zealand bush

In what will be his last indie before tackling Thor: Ragnarok, New Zealand filmmaker Taika Waititi starts thinking bigger — if only slightly bigger — in Hunt for the Wilderpeople....