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  1. Bucs meet goal of adding speed in NFL draft


    TAMPA — The goal still is written on a grease board in Jason Licht's office. The Bucs general manager left it there after a meeting several months ago as a constant reminder that his team had a need for speed.

    Penn State wide receiver Chris Godwin, the Bucs’ third-round draft choice, runs a 4.42 40 at 6-1, 209 pounds.
  2. Despite 12-13 record, Rays show resilience during first four weeks

    The Heater

    TORONTO — The result obviously wasn't what the Rays wanted Saturday in a 4-1 loss to the Blue Jays, but there was some good in the circumstances, as Matt Andriese spared the worn-out bullpen by working seven innings and Steven Souza Jr.'s left hand was only bruised and not broken after being hit by a pitch.

    Tampa Bay Rays' Evan Longoria reacts after striking out in the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays in Toronto on Saturday April 29, 2017. (Fred Thornhill/The Canadian Press via AP) FJT114
  3. Washington's 'nerd prom' loses some of its shine (w/video)


    WASHINGTON — Washington's once-glitzy "nerd prom" was briefly upstaged Saturday as comedians and Hollywood stars gathered for jokes and jests about President Donald Trump for a tongue-in-cheek event to counter the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner.

    Samantha Bee said that she cares deeply about the press.
  4. Trump marks 100 days by rallying supporters in Pennsylvania (w/video)


    HARRISBURG, Pa. — President Donald Trump marked his 100th day in office Saturday with a factory tour and a rally of the faithful in central Pennsylvania, returning to the populist and protectionist themes that fueled his improbable path to the White House.

    President Donald Trump speaks at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center on Saturday in Harrisburg, Pa., to mark the 100th day of his presidency. Trump discussed media coverage, foreign relations and domestic policies.
  5. Climate March draws massive crowd to Washington in sweltering heat


    WASHINGTON — On a sweltering April day, tens of thousands of demonstrators assembled in Washington on Saturday for the latest installment of the regular protests that punctuate the Trump era. This large-scale climate march marked President Donald Trump's first 100 days in office, which have already seen multiple …

    People march from the U.S. Capitol to the White House during the People’s Climate March to protest the policies of President Donald Trump on Saturday in Washington, D.C. The president has rolled back regulations put in by Obama.
  6. Gateway condo fire injures St. Petersburg firefighter


    A condominium fire in St. Petersburg's Gateway neighborhood was extinguished without injury to its residents Saturday, but a firefighter was taken to an area hospital for a heat-related injury.

  7. Peaceful gatherings mark 25th anniversary of Rodney King riots


    LOS ANGELES — Twenty-five years ago, a jury acquitted four white police officers in the beating of black motorist Rodney King, sparking looting and violence that would turn into one of the deadliest race riots in American history.

    Peace rally participant Dennis Ojogho, 22, stands at Florence and Normandie avenues in Los Angeles on Saturday to remember the 25th anniversary of the rioting and looting sparked by the verdict in the Rodney King case.
  8. Lightning gets 14th overall pick in NHL draft lottery

    Lightning Strikes

    Amid all the craziness in Saturday's NHL draft lottery, the Lightning got the pick it was supposed to, 14th overall.

    Tampa Bay Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman gestures as he speaks to the media about recent trades during a news conference before an NHL hockey game against the Carolina Hurricanes Wednesday, March 1, 2017, in Tampa, Fla. The Lightning, over the past few days, have traded goaltender Ben Bishop to the Los Angeles Kings, forward Brian Boyle to the Toronto Maple Leafs, and forward Valtteri Filppula to the Philadelphia Flyers. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara) TPA101
  9. Judge blocks new trauma center at St. Petersburg's Northside Hospital


    ST. PETERSBURG — Northside Hospital can't immediately move forward with plans to open a trauma center, a circuit court judge ruled late Friday.

    Northside Hospital in St. Petersburg from immediately opening a new Level 2 trauma center. [LARA CERRI   |   Times]
  10. It's not just hot, it's record-breaking hot in Tampa Bay for the month of April


    Saturday's scorching heat broke records in Tampa Bay for the month of April, with the temperature at Tampa International Airport reaching 96 degrees and St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport recording 95 degrees, according to the National Weather Service in Ruskin.

    Children cool off at the Curtis Hixon Park fountains in Tampa. Saturday’s scorching heat broke records in Tampa Bay for the month of April, with the temperature at Tampa International Airport reaching 96 degrees, according to the National Weather Service in Ruskin.
  11. Man escapes being hit by stolen Jeep in Clearwater


    A man narrowly escaped being hit by a out-of-control vehicle Saturday before the stolen Jeep hit a parked van and a corner of his house in Clearwater.

  12. As state budget talks wind down, which local projects are making the cut?


    TALLAHASSEE —With the big ticket items in the state budget resolved or in the hands of the top leaders in the House and Senate, the rest of the Florida Legislature hunkered down into marathon negotiations over the weekend to dole out hundreds of millions of dollars for local projects back home.

    With time running out to negotiate next year's proposed $83 billion budget, the Florida Senate has included $1 millions for the 

Clearwater Marine Aquarium. But the Florida House hasn't included any money for the aquarium so far. [DOUG CLIFFORD | Tampa Bay Times]
  13. All-eyes photo gallery: Meek and Mighty Triathlon


    View a gallery of images from Saturday, April 29, 2017 of young athletes competing in the Meek and Mighty Triathlon. Children ranging in ages from 7-11 and some older competed in a swim of 100-200 yards, biked 3.6-5.4 miles and a run from half a mile to a mile.

    Hudson McCain, 9, left, and Karrington Hansen, 9, both of St. Petersburg, tuck in their hair before entering the pool to swim 100 yards in the St. Anthony's Meek and Mighty Triathlon Saturday, April 29, 2017.
  14. Red-hot Steven Souza Jr. injured in Rays' loss to Blue Jays (w/video)

    The Heater

    TORONTO — The Rays lost not only Saturday's game to the Blue Jays 4-1 but also one of their top all-around players as Steven Souza Jr. had to leave after being hit by a pitch on his left hand.

    Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Matt Andriese walks off the mound after giving up a 2-run home run to Toronto Blue Jays' Justin Smoak in the sixth inning of a baseball game in Toronto on Saturday April 29, 2017. (Fred Thornhill/The Canadian Press via AP) FJT117