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  1. Pinellas Sheriff: Kenneth City teen run over, driver arrested for leaving scene


    KENNETH CITY — The driver of a pickup truck that authorities said ran over a Kenneth City teenager Sunday morning, killing him, has been arrested.

  2. Hillsborough's offense pounds Pinellas early


    ST. PETERSBURG — Hillsborough County had five runs in the first inning and never looked back against Pinellas in Sunday night's baseball Senior All-Star Game at Tropicana Field. Hillsborough defeated Pinellas 6-3 in front of an announced crowd of 759 thanks not only to an explosive first inning, but solid pitching …

    The Tampa Bay High School Baseball Classic was held at Tropicana Field on Sunday May 29. 2016. The Hillsboro All Stars defeated the Pinellas All Stars 6-3. Pinellas second baseman Matt Tharp (28) charges hard for a grounder and makes the throw.
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  3. Martin Truex sets record for dominance in winning Sprint Cup Coca-Cola 600

    Auto racing

    CONCORD, N.C. — Martin Truex led a Sprint Cup-record 588 of 600 miles to win the Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday night, racing away from his bad-luck past at NASCAR's longest race.

    Martin Truex had strong runs at Texas and Kansas ruined this year but held up Sunday. “I had confidence. I had faith,” he says.
  4. Pasco Sheriff: Man shot in Dade City following argument


    DADE CITY — A man was shot Sunday night after an argument in north Dade City, authorities said.

  5. UF, FSU lose baseball conference tournament finals but will host regions


    Florida and Florida State lost baseball conference tournament finals on Sunday but were still chosen among 16 region hosts in the NCAA tournament, as was Miami. Region play starts this week.

  6. Weekend tragedy illustrates danger on busy waters


    ST. PETERSBURG — Memorial Day weekend was just kicking off Friday night when, authorities said, a motorboat cut through Bayboro Harbor, hitting another vessel before it rammed into the seawall and spun out of control.

    This is what’s left of one of the boats involved in Friday night’s crash in Bayboro Harbor, which killed a man and injured two others. It is unknown whether alcohol played a factor.
  7. What Memorial Day really honors


    The quiet pace of working at Dover Port Mortuary ended for John Harper when hijackers crashed a Boeing 757 passenger jet into the Pentagon on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001.

    The transfer cases containing the remains of Army Pfc. Michael C. Olivieri, left, of Chicago; Army Pfc. Christopher B. Fishbeck of Victorville, Calif.; Army Pfc. Michael B. Cook of Middletown, Ohio; and Army Pfc. Emilio J. Campo Jr. of Madelia, Minn., sit inside an Air Force C-5 cargo plane upon arrival at Dover Air Force Base. They died supporting Operation New Dawn in Iraq, the military said.
  8. Storm earns first victory, snapping seven-game skid


    TAMPA — T.T. Toliver became the second player to catch 100 touchdowns with two teams near the end of Sunday's game against Arizona. But his 101st, in the final seconds, was the catch that finally ended the Storm's misery.

  9. Rays closer Boxberger ready to return from disabled list

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — The back of the Rays bullpen receives a boost tonight when RHP Brad Boxberger returns after missing the first 48 games of the season because of adductor surgery in spring training.

    Rays reliever Brad Boxberger, who has been out all season, says he’s happy to work his way back into the closer role.
  10. PolitiFact Florida: Fact-checking Todd Wilcox's claim that waterboarding works

    State Roundup

    U.S. Senate candidate Todd Wilcox said the controversial interrogation practice of waterboarding isn't torture but an effective tool in the global war on terror.

    It gets results, he said.

    U.S. Senate candidate Todd Wilcox speaks at the Plant City Republican Women Federated Women’s Club meeting in April.
Sen. Marco Rubio speaks with reporters on May 26, 2016

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For starters: Brad Boxberger says he;s ready to return, lineups vs NYY

The Rays finish their five-game homestand today against the Yankees with a chance to leap over the Yankees into fourth place in the AL East with a win....