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UK expats around Tampa Bay talk 'Brexit' (w/video)

It wasn't just another day at work on Friday for Laurie Black, a 67-year-old expatriate from the United Kingdom. He was filled with a bit more pride than the day before while behind the coun …

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New Major League Baseball stadiums face high prices and shrinking lifespans

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TECO Energy CEO John Ramil will retire Aug. 31

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  1. Time for a new Tampa Bay takeover in U.S. Olympic swimming?

    Swimming

    Melanie Margalis was 7 months old when former Lakewood High standout Nicole Haislett won three gold medals at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona.

    Melanie Margalis competes in the 200-meter breaststroke at the Atlanta Classic swim meet Saturday, May 14, 2016, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
  2. Tampa police investigate shooting on N 18th Street

    Crime

    TAMPA — Police are investigating a shooting that has left a man seriously injured on the 2600 block of N 18th Street.

  3. In year of political turmoil, Florida candidates stampede to ballot

    State Roundup

    TALLAHASSEE — Florida is poised for a volatile political season as a large crop of candidates met Friday's deadline to get on the ballot for the 2016 elections.

    Visitors snap pictures outside of Florida's Capitol building in Tallahassee. (SCOTT KEELER    |  Times)
  4. Geltz sent back to Durham after givng up another homer

    Blogs

    Struggling RHP Steve Geltz was sent back to Triple-A Durham after Friday's game in which he allowed his 10th homer of the season.

    Geltz has worked 20 innings over 21 games and allowed 18 hits, 10 of which have been home runs.

    "It's like every time I make a mistake this year, it's hit out,'' Geltz …

  5. Orlando rolls over Tampa Bay Storm

    Storm

    ORLANDO — A motivated Orlando rolled the Storm 56-33 Friday night before 13,527 at Amway Center.

  6. Ben Bishop stays put with Lightning but Stamkos' status grows shakier

    Lightning Strikes

    BUFFALO, N.Y. — Goalie Ben Bishop is still with the Lightning, at least for now, his chances of starting the season in Tampa Bay seeming to increase after not getting dealt during Friday's first round of the NHL draft.

    Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop (30) makes a save during the first period of game five between the Tampa Bay Lightning and New York Islanders in the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla., on Sunday, May 8, 2016.
  7. Moore, Rays fall to Orioles for eighth straight loss (w/video)

    The Heater

    BALTIMORE — With three quick runs in the top of the first and Matt Moore taking a perfect game into the fifth, Friday looked to be the first night in a while when things would go right for Rays.

    J.J. Hardy gets ready to tag out the Rays’ Taylor Motter on an attempted steal of second during the fourth inning.
  8. Hedman's agent optimistic that extension will happen with Lightning

    Lightning Strikes

    BUFFALO, N.Y. — Lightning fans worrying that D Victor Hedman's contract talks will drag out as long as C Steven Stamkos' might be reassured.

    Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman (77) in the tunnel before the start of game six of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Pittsburgh Penguins at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla. on Tuesday, May 24, 2016.
  9. Rays acquire Twins outfielder Oswaldo Arcia

    The Heater

    BALTIMORE — The Rays made a low-risk move to try to bolster their injury-depleted outfield Friday by acquiring Oswaldo Arcia from the Twins.

    The Oswaldo Arcia scouting report: hits better against right-handers, a little undisciplined at the plate and not the greatest fielder.
  10. St. Pete Pride opening concert crowd small but enthusiastic

    Human Interest

    ST. PETERSBURG — The St. Pete Pride kickoff concert on Friday night drew significantly fewer people than organizers expected.

    Jennifer Real performs on stage Friday at SP2 for St. Pete Pride at 2600 Central Ave. in St. Petersburg. The concert kicked off St. Pete Pride weekend in St. Petersburg.

No contest: Fourth of Legislature elected without opposition

More candidates are running for the Florida Legislature than in past cycles, but one of every four seats was decided with no opposition. The lucky lawmakers are 12 senators (eight Republicans and four Democrats) and 30 state representatives (16Rs and 14Ds)....

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Geltz sent back to Durham after givng up another homer

Struggling RHP Steve Geltz was sent back to Triple-A Durham after Friday's game in which he allowed his 10th homer of the season.

Geltz has worked 20 innings over 21 games and allowed 18 hits, 10 of which have been home runs.

"It's like every time I make a mistake this year, it's hit out,'' Geltz said. "I don't know what exactly to pinpoint it on.''

After rejoining the Rays on Friday, he had two relatively clean outings then allowed two homers on Wednesday and one Friday in the eighth inning to Manny Machado.

"He's staying positive,'' manager Kevin Cash said. "It's a little unexplainable what's going on right now. We continue to support him and have to get him right.''...

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Bucs join NFL in $400,000 donation to Orlando shooting victims

The Bucs are the latest Tampa-area team to join in supporting the victims of the Orlando mass shooting, as the NFL Foundation and the Bucs, Dolphins and Jaguars have combined for a $400,000 donation to the OneOrlando Fund to help victims' families and survivors....

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