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Henderson Alvarez #37 of the Miami Marlins pitches in the first inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on May 28, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Marlins’ Alvarez Declared To Start Tuesday

Marlins right-hander Henderson Alvarez has been cleared to pitch Tuesday after complaining of a sore elbow in his most recent start. The severity of right-hander Carter Capps’s elbow injury is still unclear.


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Lotto Suspends 11 Retailers From Selling Tickets

A fraud investigation has triggered the Florida Lottery to suspend 11 retailers from selling game tickets.


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Alligator Interrupts Florida Death Investigation

Deputies shot an alligator that was threatening to disturb a dead man’s body, according to Tampa Bay-Area authorities.


NEW YORK, NY - MAY 08:  Mike Evans of the Texas A&M Aggies poses w NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after he was picked #7 overall by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on May 8, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Bucs Select WR Mike Evans 7th Overall In NFL Draft

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected Texas A&M receiver Mike Evans with the seventh overall pick in the NFL draft on Thursday night.


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Governor Scott Names New DCF Secretary

Since David Wilkins’s, DCF’s former secretary, abrupt resignation last July, Esther Jacobo has been in charge. Governor Rick Scott, on Monday, will announce a new secretary for the state’s child welfare agency.


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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.


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Video of Topless Woman In McDonalds Goes Viral

A video of a topless woman, caught by surveillance cameras, vandalizing a Tampa Bay area McDonald’s went viral.



Panthers Look For A Win Against Stars

With five games remaining, a number of clichés can be applied to the Dallas Stars’ push toward the playoffs.



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.


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Family Hospitalized After Eating Meat With LSD

Authorities say a Tampa Bay area family was hospitalized after eating meat tainted with LSD.