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Rams tab Morris to replace Staley as defensive coordinator

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams have hired Raheem Morris to be their new defensive coordinator. ...

Brady, talented Buccaneers playmakers developing chemistry

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — When Tom Brady drops back in the pocket he has a bunch of options to attack opposing defenses, including a...

Super Host? Bucs can become 1st to play Super Bowl at home

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have a chance to make history at Green Bay on Sunday. If they do, it might come with an asterisk. ...

‘Shameful’: US virus deaths top 400K as Trump leaves office

As President Donald Trump entered the final year of his term last January, the U.S. recorded its first confirmed case of COVID-19. Not to...

Sarah Thomas to be 1st female to officiate at Super Bowl

NEW YORK (AP) — Sarah Thomas will cap her sixth NFL season by becoming the first female to officiate the Super Bowl in NFL...

US virus death toll tops 400,000 in Trump’s final hours

The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus eclipsed 400,000 on Tuesday in the waning hours in office for President Donald Trump, whose handling of...

Saints’ Brees sees playoff clash with Brady’s Bucs as fate

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Drew Brees periodically discusses his long, extraordinary NFL journey in terms of fate and destiny. ...

The Latest: Browns open 28-0 lead over Steelers

The Latest on wild-card Sunday in the NFL playoffs (all times EST): ...

Brady and Bucs, plus Bills and Rams win NFL wild-card games

Old hat for Brady, new thrills for Buffalo. ...

The Latest: Heinicke starts for Washington vs. Brady, Bucs

The Latest on wild-card Saturday in the NFL playoffs (all times EST): ...

The Latest: Raptors, Lightning to play without fans for now

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ...

Welcome to the postseason, Cleveland. Cleveland? Yep

Welcome to the postseason, Cleveland. ...

Brady throws for 4 TDs, Bucs pull away from Falcons 44-27

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are heating up at the right time. Hardly surprising where Brady is concerned. ...

NFL races go down to the wire in AFC South and NFC East

As the calendar turns to 2021, the NFL is experiencing pretty much what it covets. Try two division races, and five wild-card berths out...

The Latest: Duke-Florida State basketball game postponed

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ...

No. 7 Indiana excited to be in Outback Bowl against Ole Miss

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — No. 7 Indiana is not going to let anything dampen its enthusiasm. ...

The Latest: 2 Temple basketball games postponed due to virus

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ...

No preseason, no problem: NFL rookies shine in strange year

Facing fourth-and-goal at the 1 in the third quarter against the Los Angeles Rams, the New York Jets turned to veteran Frank Gore —...

Brady-led Bucs top Lions 47-7 to end 13-year playoff drought

DETROIT (AP) — Tom Brady was so dominant in Detroit that he could've left Ford Field at halftime to get his favorite chicken wings...

Lions’ Bevell can’t coach vs Bucs due to COVID protocols

Detroit Lions interim coach Darrell Bevell is the NFL’s first head coach to miss a game because of COVID-19 protocols even though he has...

NHL schedule: 868 games in 116 days, back-to-backs and more

The Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning will host the Chicago Blackhawks in one of five games to open the NHL’s coronavirus pandemic-shortened 2021...

‘Mom’s worth it’: US holiday travel surges despite outbreak

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Some are elderly and figure they don’t have many Christmases left. Others are trying to keep long-distance romance alive. Some...

Bieniemy, Saleh among minorities in running for top jobs

One year ago, Eric Bieniemy and Robert Saleh missed out on the coaching carousel despite being coordinators of the two Super Bowl teams. ...

The Latest: Wake Forest’s Tariq Ingraham out for season

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ...

We The South: The Raptors settling into their Tampa home

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Just like last year, the Toronto Raptors are opening the season at home, against the New Orleans Pelicans, and every...

AP All-Big Ten: Ohio State’s Fields, Indiana’s Allen honored

Quarterback Justin Fields repeated as offensive player of the year and is joined by three of his teammates on The Associated Press All-Big Ten...

The Latest: Lions kicker Prater ties NFL record

The Latest on Week 15 in the NFL (all times EST): ...

NHL, players reach tentative deal for 56-game season

The National Hockey League and players reached a tentative deal Friday to hold a 56-game season in 2021, pending the approval of each side’s...

Mick Jagger gets some shelter, buying Florida mansion

LAKEWOOD RANCH, Fla. (AP) — Mick Jagger, Florida Man? ...

Rays sign pitcher Michael Wacha to $3 million, 1-year deal

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The American League champion Tampa Bay Rays signed right-hander Michael Wacha to a $3 million, one-year contract on Friday...

MLB tells managers to expect on-time spring training start

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Big league managers say Major League Baseball instructed them to prepare for spring training to start on time in...

The Latest: Taiwan sets 60% of population vaccination goal

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Taiwan has set a goal to vaccinate 60% of its population with a COVID-19 vaccine, or 15 million people, a health...

Brady throws for 2 TDs, Buccaneers wear down Vikings 26-14

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — If the Tampa Bay Buccaneers don't end the NFL's second-longest playoff drought, they can only blame themselves. ...

Minor league teams accepting new reality following MLB cuts

Jackson Generals boss Marcus Sabata had a surprising reaction when he learned his Double-A Southern League franchise had been officially booted from the affiliated...

Arrest made in break-in at Tom Brady-Gisele Bundchen mansion

BROOKLINE, Mass. (AP) — Police arrested a man Monday they say broke into a mansion owned by former New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady...

Doubling up: Some NBA teams to stay longer in road cities

Some NBA teams are going to have longer-than-usual road trips to certain cities this season. ...

The Latest: 49ers, Rams tied at 20 late

The Latest on Week 12 in the NFL (all times EST): ...

Hinton promoted with all 4 Denver QBs out

With their four quarterbacks all out, the Denver Broncos have promoted rookie receiver Kendall Hinton from their practice squad Sunday to play QB against...

Surging Rams still wary after 3 straight losses to Niners

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams returned from their bye week this month and promptly jumped into first place in the NFC...

A perfect 10, Steelers again rule atop AP Pro32 poll

NEW YORK (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers are a perfect 10. ...

Goff throws for 376 yards, 3 TDs in Rams’ 27-24 win vs Bucs

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Jared Goff likes how the Los Angeles Rams are shaping up. ...

NFL makes history with all-Black officiating crew for MNF

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — An all-Black officiating crew worked an NFL game for the first time in league history when the Los Angeles Rams...

Sheriff: Florida rapper made music, then fatally shot 2 men

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida rapper spent an evening recording music in a makeshift studio and then fatally shot two men who were...

Ronald Jones proving his worth to surging Buccaneers offense

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Ronald Jones may be the least heralded component of the success of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' star-filled offense, but the...

Rams activate Gay but McVay won’t name starting kicker yet

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Thanks to an effective sports medicine program and a little bit of luck, Los Angeles Rams coach Sean McVay...

Donald loves seeing Rams defense dominate on weekly basis

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Aaron Donald recognizes this iteration of the Los Angeles Rams defense is special. ...

Raptors denied permission to play in Canada, head to Tampa

TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Raptors will start the NBA season next month in Tampa, Florida, because of travel restrictions by the Canadian government...

Brady-led Buccaneers aim to end prime-time woes against Rams

LA RAMS (6-3) at TAMPA BAY (7-3) ...

The Latest: LA Rams player tests positive for coronavirus

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ...

Unbeaten Steelers still on top of AP Pro32 poll

NEW YORK (AP) — After some recent close games, the Pittsburgh Steelers didn't need nine lives to get to 9-0. ...

The Latest: Quarterbacks drafted No. 1 shine around NFL

The Latest on Week 10 in the NFL (all times EST): ...

Tropical Storm Iota forms, could follow Eta’s deadly path

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Just as the remnants of Eta finally blew out to sea on Friday, another storm formed that could follow...

Tropical Storm Eta races off Carolinas after soaking Florida

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tropical Storm Eta raced off the Southeast Atlantic seacoast late Thursday, spreading heavy rains and gusty winds around the...

The Weeknd to headline the Pepsi Super Bowl halftime show

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Weeknd will bring his popular falsetto vocals to the 2021 Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show. ...

Saints’ defensive front gaining steam at season’s midpoint

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — One week after battering Tampa Bay’s Tom Brady into one of the worst games of his career, a New Orleans...

Eta remains a tropical storm as Florida prepares for 2nd hit

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Eta remained a tropical storm Wednesday afternoon as it prepared to skirt past the heavily populated Tampa Bay region...

Kevin Cash, Don Mattingly win Manager of the Year awards

Tampa Bay’s Kevin Cash won the AL Manager of the Year award on Tuesday night, and Miami’s Don Mattingly took home the NL honor....

Brees throws 4 TD passes, Saints rout Brady, Buccaneers 38-3

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Drew Brees vs. Tom Brady, and the battle for supremacy of the NFC South, was a one-sided affair. ...

Brown practices, excited for opportunity with Buccaneers

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Antonio Brown says he’s grateful to be back in the NFL and reunited with Tom Brady. ...

Unbeaten Steelers maintain top spot in AP Pro32 poll

NEW YORK (AP) — All the votes are in. ...

Saints acquire Alexander from 49ers for Alonso, draft pick

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Saints and 49ers have agreed to a trade sending linebacker Kwon Alexander to New Orleans in exchange for linebacker...

High court rejects appeal from Florida death row inmate

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from a Florida death row inmate whose conviction was based in part on the...

Video altered to make it look like Biden greeted wrong state

It's an awkward moment when a presidential candidate greets the audience at a rally and names the wrong state. ...

Road to 270: Biden has options, Trump walks narrow path

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden each has a path to the 270 Electoral College votes needed to...

The Latest: Trump meets troops involved in al-Baghdadi raid

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): ...

Trump fights headwinds as he and Biden battle over Florida

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Pressing against stiff headwinds from the pandemic, President Donald Trump steered toward what he hoped was safer political ground with...

Fitting finale: Dodgers win title, Turner tests positive

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — No large dogpile, no champagne and a mask on nearly every face — the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrated their first...

Cash’s bullpen blunder joins Little, others in playoff lore

Rays manager Kevin Cash stepped out of the dugout, and Blake Snell turned his head to curse. ...

Cashed Out: Rays manager roasted for pulling Snell in Game 6

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Blake Snell turned away from his manager and yelled an expletive as Kevin Cash headed to the mound. In control...

The Latest: Dodgers’ Turner tests positive for coronavirus

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Latest on Game 6 of the World Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Tampa Bay Rays (all times...

World Series sets another low for television viewers

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers’ 6-2 Game 3 win over the Tampa Bay Rays was the least-watched World Series game ever,...

Rays, Dodgers grateful to have fans at neutral-site Series

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Individual whistles echo during quieter moments, and a single fan with enough persistence can leave an impression with a chant...

Stanley Cup visits children’s cancer center in Tampa

Remy Heberlein’s grandmother joked he shouldn’t touch the Stanley Cup with chocolate on his hands. ...

Several Raiders active against Bucs after time on COVID list

Las Vegas starting offensive linemen Kolton Miller, Denzelle Good, Rodney Hudson and Gabe Jackson are active for the Raiders against Tampa Bay after spending...

Stumbling stunner! Rays shock Dodgers in 9th, tie Series 2-2

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Brett Phillips squatted on the field crying, Randy Arozarena sprawled in the dirt pounding his hands on home plate. ...

AP source: Antonio Brown agrees to 1-year deal with Bucs

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Suspended receiver Antonio Brown has agreed to return to the NFL with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on a one-year deal,...

Buehler leads Dodgers over Rays 6-2 for 2-1 Series lead

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Walker Buehler pitched in the World Series like the Los Angeles Dodgers' aces of old. ...

Morton merely mortal for Rays, question becomes what’s next

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Charlie Morton made the slow stroll to the dugout after one of the worst starts of his stellar, and somewhat...

The Latest: LA leads Series 2-1 after dominant Buehler start

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Latest on Game 3 of the World Series (all times local): ...

Barnes back behind plate for Dodgers in World Series Game 3

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Austin Barnes was back behind the plate to catch Los Angeles Dodgers ace Walker Buehler in Game 3 of the...

Charlie Morton quietly becomes dominant postseason pitcher

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Charlie Morton has slowly and quietly become one of the most dominant postseason pitchers ever. ...

Arenas, stadiums find new life as safer options for voting

ATLANTA (AP) — With long waits making headlines during early voting across the country, professional sports venues have emerged as bright spots, repurposing huge...

Florida’s Pinellas County is one to watch on election night

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Latricia Robinson donned a surgical mask and marched into the Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections office on a recent...

Few fans, masked umps, muted celebrations for World Series

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — A World Series like no other opens Tuesday night with Clayton Kershaw’s Los Angeles Dodgers pursuing redemption, Kevin Kiermaier’s Tampa...

Florida begins early voting with no major problems reported

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Floridians began early voting in much of the state Monday with no serious problems reported as the Trump campaign...

Dodgers-Rays rare wild-card era matchup of baseball’s best

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The World Series matchup between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Tampa Bay Rays is a rare meeting of baseball’s best...

Brady outplays Rodgers, Buccaneers rout Packers 38-10

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — So much for Tom Brady vs. Aaron Rodgers. ...

The Latest: Brady, Bucs roll to win, give Packers first loss

The Latest on Week 6 in the NFL (all times EDT): ...

Tampa Bay’s Godwin, Green Bay’s Adams return from injuries

Tampa Bay’s Chris Godwin and Green Bay’s Davante Adams are back in their respective lineups after missing time because of hamstring injuries. ...

Braves, Dodgers set for just 2nd NLCS Game 7 in 15 seasons

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Ian Anderson doesn’t remember the last time the Atlanta Braves were in a Game 7. ...

Rays-Yankees get most viewers during Division Series

NEW YORK (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays and New York Yankees drew the five-most watched games of the Division Series, boosted by prime-time...

Lightning Effect: Skilled NHL teams add grit to go for Cup

A skilled team that got eliminated early in the playoffs by a tougher opponent a few years removed from a Stanley Cup Final loss...

Chargers’ Bosa off to fast start despite feeling pressure

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Joey Bosa thought when he signed his contract extension in July that it would be a relief. ...

LEADING OFF: Fans back as Braves, Dodgers open NLCS in Texas

A look at what's happening around the majors on Monday: ...

Several Stanley Cup winners breaking up championship core

While Braden Holtby saw his split with the Washington Capitals coming, Patric Hornqvist, Corey Crawford and Alex Pietrangelo weren't so lucky. ...

LEADING OFF: Rays thwart Yankees, seek revenge vs Astros

A look at what's happening around the majors Saturday: ...

Goalies get shuffled in NHL free agency; Lightning depleted

It didn’t take long for the bubble to begin bursting on the Tampa Bay Lightning's Stanley Cup party. ...

LEADING OFF: Homers fly in playoffs, Atlanta arms dominate

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ...

LEADING OFF: Stanton’s HR streak, Kershaw at home, Acuña hit

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ...

LEADING OFF: Stanton’s HR streak, Kershaw at home, Acuña hit

A look at what's happening around the majors on Wednesday: ...

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