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  1. After 8 years, 54 court hearings, 5 times in jail, Lohan off probation


    For the first time in nearly eight years, Lindsay Lohan is not on probation.

  2. Here are the top 20 global concert tours by average box office gross per city

    Music & Concerts

    The Top 20 Global Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows worldwide. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers.

    John McVie and Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac perform in 2014. (Getty Images)
  3. Find A Friend: Milley the hound


    Her foster mom calls this shelter hound named Milley "the perfect mix." At age 7, she's a calm companion that's also got plenty of pep in her step. Milley is fully vaccinated, spayed, microchipped, housetrained, good in the car and great with kids. But Milley's temporary family must move north and find her a …

    Milley, who will be featured in the May 29 Pet of the Week feature in the Hillsborough regional editions. Milley's photos are courtesy of the Hillsborough Pet Resource Center.
  4. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Sunday May 31


    Monet to Matisse Exhibit: This the last day to see the exhibit of Impressionist and Modernist visions including Boudin, Renoir and Picasso in addition to the headliners Claude Monet and Henri Matisse. The museum will open at 11 a.m. instead of noon, Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg. $17, …

    Claude Monet (French, 1840-1926)  The Customs House at Varengeville (1897)  Oil on canvas
  5. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Saturday May 30


    Clearwater Centennial Parade and Block Party: Clearwater celebrates its 100th birthday with a parade followed by a community bock party and fireworks. Cozi Zuehlsdorff, who played Hazel in the Dolphin Tale movies, will serve as the parade grand marshal and will attend the block party. 6:30 p.m., Drew …

    Cozi Zuehlsdorff narrates the new documentary about Winter the Dolphin.

    'Tweaked' hamstring sidelines Evans

    A Thursday OTA that began with the Bucs' first overall draft choice absent ended with one of its 1,000-yard receivers out of commission as well.

    WR Mike Evans exited in the waning stages of Thursday's non-padded workout with an apparent right hamstring injury, but Coach Lovie Smith didn't seem fazed afterward. Evans injured his left hamstring during the first OTA last year and missed an extended period of summer work.

    "My hammy is even a little sore right now. You get through it," Smith said. "You say he tweaked it last (summer), how did he do this past year? Pretty well (1,051 yards, 12 TDs), so it's not something we're concerned about at all. He tweaked it a little bit; he'll be fine."

    Also nursing a sore hamstring is second-round draft choice Ali Marpet, who didn't participate. The offensive lineman from Division III Hobart attended Thursday's workout, albeit in a baseball cap. His fellow second-round pick, Donovan Smith, logged some second-team reps at left tackle.

    "Offseason, every day I'm gonna talk about a little tweak, and that's about all it is. Eventually they'll get back."...


    Flier against Shawn Harrison

    New political group hits Florida House Republicans on budget

    A new Democratic issue advocacy group called Florida Strong is taking aim at Florida House members in swing districts for opposing the Florida Senate approach to expanding health coverage and balancing the budget. Here's the flier against Tampa Republican Shawn Harrison, but Florida Strong is also targeting Republican state Reps. Bob Cortes, Mike Miller, Rene Plasencia, Kathleen Peters, Jose Oliva, and Michael Bileca....


    Ryan Brett off DL, optioned to Durham Bulls