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Two veteran cornerbacks in danger of not making Buccaneers’ 53-man roster

Despite losing Jordan Whitehead to the New York Jets, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have invested in improving their defensive backfield this offseason. The franchise re-signed rising star Carlton Davis while drafting cornerback Zyon McCollum in the fifth round back in April. The Buccaneers also added two veterans on the free agent market, Logan Ryan and Keanu Neal.
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Teen shot in face while leaving her own birthday party, family says

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WREG) — An 18-year-old was shot in the face while leaving her own birthday party over the weekend, family says. Breanna Keys was hit by a stray bullet Friday in the 500 block of Marianna Street just before 9:30 p.m. WREG went to the scene and found several vehicles with bullet holes in them. Her mother, Latrice Kennon, said Keys and her boyfriend were both struck while leaving her birthday party.

NFC Notes: Leonard Fournette, Buccaneers, Panthers, Saints

Buccaneers RB Leonard Fournette detailed during a recent media appearance how QB Tom Brady got him a new offer from the team when he was considering signing with the Patriots this offseason. “At this time, I was a free agent, so I didn’t know if I was going to return...

Man pleads guilty for killing drug dealer in botched Valrico robbery

VALRICO, Fla. - A man accused of shooting and killing a drug dealer during a botched robbery in Valrico agreed to plead guilty to a reduced charge of second-degree murder. Murder defendant Henry McGall apologized in court Monday. "I’m sorry that I, in fact, destroyed your family. I hope that...
Sporting News

Does Stanley Cup loss to Avalanche signify end of Lightning dynasty? Steven Stamkos says 'no' -- and he's right

The Lightning's chance at an historic three-peat vanished when the Avalanche won Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final on Sunday night, but that doesn't mean their dynasty is over. "Who says we're done?" Lightning captain Steven Stamkos said after the Game 6 loss. "This core is here. We battled. We've been through everything you can think of and, for the most part, we’ve found a way to come out on top. It's nothing to be ashamed of."

Gov. DeSantis expands eligibility for Bright Futures scholarships

TAMPA - Florida high school students applying for the state's college and vocational school scholarship program will be able to substitute paid work experience for volunteering under a bill signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday. Students who apply for the Bright Futures program starting in the next school year will be able to fulfill the volunteer requirement by working 100 hours. During a bill signing ceremony at Hillsborough Community College in Tampa, DeSantis said the change will help low-income families whose teenagers need to work. The scholarships are awarded to students who attain high grade=point averages and test scores. They receive various amounts based on what level they achieve. In the 2020-21 school year, the state distributed about $650 million to about 120,000 students - an average of $5,400 each.