NEW YORK -- Grady Sizemore has had eight surgeries since 2009. He's been released by a team in each of the last two Junes. He bats leadoff for the Tampa Bay Rays.
TAMPA -- The boxer stands in the corner of the ring, the robe's hood shadowing his face. The Santa sits, his head bowed, surrounded by Christmas presents. The biker is on his beloved Harley, his hand twisting the throttle.
Pinellas County sheriff's deputies say a woman who drove her SUV through her own home in Seminole on Saturday was driving under the influence. According to deputies, witnesses saw Cheri Tenney, 46, driving her 2005 GMC Envoy into the garage of her home at 12274 Windtree Blvd., hitting a
EMERALD ISLE, N.C. -- A deck collapsed at a North Carolina beachhouse as a family got set to take a group photo Saturday evening, leaving at least 14 injured with two of those in critical condition, authorities said.
NEW YORK - Billy Joel married girlfriend Alexis Roderick in a surprise ceremony at the couple's annual July 4 party. The singer's spokeswoman Claire Mercuri says New York Gov. Andre Cuomo presided over Saturday's nuptials at Joel's Long Island estate.
St. Petersburg police are investigating after a teenager was shot this evening. About 7 p.m., police responded to 2011 Queensboro Ave. S for a call about a shooting victim. When police arrived, they found a wounded 17-year old boy.
TAMPA -- Those seeking approval to open a charter school in Florida can expect to face an extra layer of scrutiny from now on. The state Board of Education last week voted to throw a new requirement into the application process -- for charter school hopefuls to
NEW YORK -- The Yankees scored twice off RHP Nathan Karns before Karns could record his second out of the afternoon, but that was all they would get against the rookie, who turned in his best outing of the season.
LOS ANGELES - Diana Douglas, the first wife of Kirk Douglas and mother of Michael Douglas, has died in Los Angeles. She was 92. Michael Douglas's production company says she died of cancer today at a movie industry retirement home in Woodland Hills.
LAND O' LAKES -- Pasco County has won two federal grants totaling nearly $600,000 to identify and clean up contaminated properties. The Environmental Protection Agency awarded almost $200,000 to remove contaminated soil in Lacoochee that was discovered during construction of the Lewis
MARIA LA GORDA, Cuba -- The coral reefs and gin-clear waters off the coast of Cuba offer some of the best diving in the Caribbean and some of the best-preserved reefs on Earth.
BRANDON -- At the conclusion of the Lightning's 3-on-3 tournament to cap off development camp, a championship cup is carried onto the ice. The winning players pose for a picture, then lift it up in triumph, and a couple of players often give the trophy a gentle kiss of appreciation.
BEIJING - Officials say a shoe factory has collapsed in eastern China during a weekend shift, killing at least nine people and injuring more than 30. The collapse happened Saturday afternoon in the Zhejiang Province city of Wenling.
DENVER - Authorities say a Southwest Airlines plane finishing a flight from Baltimore to Denver was parked in a remote area at Denver International Airport Saturday evening because of an unspecified security threat.
TAMPA -- While many people held barbecues and watched fireworks Saturday evening to celebrate the Fourth of July, about 200 descendants and supporters of Confederate soldiers gathered to honor their heritage in a different way.
WASHINGTON - Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush says he is personally offended by rival Donald Trump's recent remarks about Mexico and immigrants and calls the remarks far outside the mainstream of Republican thought.
ARIPEKA -- Pasco County's long-anticipated SunWest Park opened to the public today, culminating a $4 million project that transformed the former limerock mine into a beach park centered around a spring-fed lake.
Sarasota police and Sarasota County lifeguards are credited with rescuing a man from possibly drowning off Lido Beach this afternoon. About 5 p.m., a man and a woman in their early 20's were canoeing, when their canoe tipped over.
TAMPA -- It has probably been a decade or so since any local builders were willing to put up their own funds to build $1 million-plus homes with no contract for a buyer.
BEIRUT -- A video has been posted online purporting to show Islamic State fighters killing some 25 Syrian government soldiers in the historic town of Palmyra in central Syria. The video released Saturday showed the soldiers being taken in pickup trucks from the town's notorious Tadmur
VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Abby Wambach remembers the date by heart: July 17, 2011. That was the day the United States lost to Japan in the Women's World Cup title match in Germany.
TAMPA -- It's still up in the air as to whether a new Tampa Bay Rays ballpark will land in Pinellas County or Hillsborough County. More certain is that any new stadium will be one part of a much larger and more complex real estate deal.
PLANT CITY -- Two stalled park projects, including the re-opening of Snowden Park and construction of six fields at Ellis-Methvin Park, are expected to be completed in December. Work at both parks was expected to be finished months ago but unexpected problems arose, including restroom plans
CARLSBAD, Calif. - Authorities say two people were injured after a small plane crashed on a crowded beach in Southern California. Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor says the single-engine Piper PA18 lost engine power and hit the beach in Carlsbad shortly after 3 p.m.
TALLAHASSEE - Authorities say they've taken down a Confederate flag someone raised unauthorized on a pole outside Tallahassee City Hall. Police said in a report released Saturday that an anonymous caller alerted them to the flag found flying Friday afternoon outside City Hall.
DAYTONA BEACH - Dale Earnhardt Jr. earned the pole for Sunday's race at Daytona International Speedway because his crew chief correctly predicted the weather. Greg Ives instructed Earnhardt to go flat-out at the start of Friday's first practice session because the rules state
ST. PETERSBURG -- City Councilman Steve Kornell moved into the Skyway Marina area 16 years ago, drawn by the quiet and diverse neighborhoods he discovered while working for the city's recreation department.
MIAMI BEACH - Green Bay Packers tight end Andrew Quarless was arrested today after police said he allegedly fired two shots into the air during an argument outside a Miami Beach parking garage, authorities said.
TAMPA -- Most of the 21 homicides and more than two dozen shootings Tampa police have investigated this year have several factors in common. The violence primarily is a result of neighborhood feuds among groups of mostly young black men, police say.
ORLANDO - The largest Ferris wheel on the East Coast reopened today, one day after 66 riders were stranded on The Orlando Eye and had to be evacuated from the towering 400-foot attraction.