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MIAMI, FL - FEBRUARY 20: A customer picks out a smoking tip for her electronic cigarette at the Vapor Shark store on February 20, 2014 in Miami, Florida. As the popularity of E- cigarettes continue to grow, leading U.S. tobacco companies such as Altria Group Inc. the maker of Marlboro cigarettes are annoucing plans to launch their own e-cigarettes as they start to pose a small but growing competitive threat to traditional smokes. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Florida GI Bill, E-Cigarette Ban, Among New Laws July 1

On Tuesday, the state’s record-setting, $77 billion election-year budget goes into effect, along with 157 other bills approved by the Legislature and signed by Gov. Rick Scott.

06/26/2014

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 09: Matt Greene #2 of the Los Angeles Kings checks Derek Dorsett #15 of the New York Rangers during the second period of Game Three of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Final at Madison Square Garden on June 9, 2014 in New York, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Quick Pushes Kings To Brink Of Stanley Cup

Jonathan Quick and the Los Angeles Kings are finishing off the New York Rangers in a big hurry.

06/09/2014

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Lightning Sign Ondrej Palat To Three Year Deal

The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed forward Ondrej Palat to a three-year contract.

06/09/2014

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FL House Backs Stadium Process, Seeks Help For Cuban Baseball Players

The House on Friday approved a process to help determine whether to use tax dollars for professional sports stadium projects but would exclude Major League Baseball from potential funding unless changes are made in how Cuban players are treated.

04/25/2014

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Panthers Jump Sabres To Win NHL Draft Lottery

The Florida Panthers bucked the odds by jumping up a spot to win the NHL draft lottery and earn the right to the top pick in June.

04/15/2014

Tampa Bay Lightning v Nashville Predators

Lightning Coach: Malone’s Charges Not Distraction

Tampa Bay Lightning coach Jon Cooper does not think left wing Ryan Malone’s DUI and cocaine possession charges will be a distraction to the playoffs-bound team.

04/13/2014

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Stamkos, Callahan Help Lightning Beat Panthers 5-4

Steven Stamkos scored his first goal since returning from a major injury, Ryan Callahan had his first goal with Tampa Bay, and the Lightning beat the Florida Panthers 5-4 on Thursday night.

03/13/2014

Florida Panthers v Boston Bruins

Krejci Scores 3 For Bruins In 4-1 Win Over Florida

David Krejci scored three goals for the Boston Bruins in a 4-1 win over Florida on Tuesday night, hours after the Panthers made a series of deals to retool their lineup.

03/04/2014

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Report: Panthers CEO Heading To Jay-Z’s Agency

It looks like the Florida Panthers could be in need of another top man with the franchise. According to Sports Business Daily, Panthers CEO Michael Yormark will be leaving the franchise to join up with hip-hop mogul Jay-Z.

CBS Miami–03/03/2014

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Weatherford: No New Stadium ‘Checks’ This Year

House Speaker Will Weatherford, R-Wesley Chapel, indicated Wednesday he’s not in favor of the state setting aside money for any professional-sports stadium projects this year, after also opposing a high-profile effort in 2013 to direct tax dollars to improvements at the home of the Miami Dolphins.

02/12/2014

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