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Rays’ Shane McClanahan delivers a strong start

The Rays wanted Shane McClanahan to get back to what he was doing back in the old days, like in late April and early May when he was first called up — essentially, manager Kevin Cash said, to let it rip. The rookie lefty did just that Sunday, delivering arguably...
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Rays call up top prospect Wander Franco

The Rays have decided the future is now and are calling up top prospect Wander Franco for Tuesday’s game. Franco, 20, has been playing for Triple-A Durham, where he is hitting .315 with seven homers, 35 RBIs and a .954 OPS in 39 games. He was told the news as the Bulls were busing from Norfolk, Va., to Jacksonville for their next series.
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Rays at Mariners: Shane McClanahan on the mound

The Rays are looking to snap a season-high, five-game losing streak and put a good finish on a bad road trip when they take on the Mariners this afternoon in Seattle, first pitch at 4:10. Rookie lefty Shane McClanahan will be on the mound, looking to pitch better and deeper...
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Bicyclist in Largo in critical condition after car crash

A bicyclist in Largo is in critical condition after being hit by a car Sunday afternoon, according to Largo Police Department. At about 12:15 p.m., the bicyclist was crossing Oval Drive headed east on Walsingham Road. The driver of the car was making a left turn onto Oval Drive from Walsingham Road when the two crashed, according to police.
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5 things Lightning need to do to pull out Islanders series

It’s been awhile since the Lightning found themselves in this situation. More than two years, to be precise. Following Saturday night’s 3-2 loss in New York, their Stanley Cup semifinal series against the Islanders is tied at 2 heading to Game 5 Monday at Amalie Arena. It’s the first time Tampa Bay is 2-2 after four games of a postseason series since the 2018 Eastern Conference final against the Capitals.
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VA to offer gender surgery to transgender vets for the first time

The Department of Veterans Affairs for the first time will offer gender confirmation surgery to transgender veterans, Secretary Denis McDonough announced Saturday. The move follows repeated promises by VA officials to make the department “more welcoming” to all veterans and was accompanied by an announcement that the Veterans Health Administration will rename its LGBT health program to the LGBTQ+ program to “reflect new community standards of inclusiveness and anticipate future changes in terms.”
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How video review failed the Lightning in Game 4

UNIONDALE, N.Y. — When Lightning coach Jon Cooper has challenged a call this season, he’s usually been proven right. But when the Tampa Bay bench thought Islanders forward Jean-Gabriel Pageau was offside before a late second-period goal that gave the Islanders a 3-0 lead, coaches didn’t have the usual resources at their disposal.
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The right to bear arms does not extend to Black people | Column

Conservatives have a special purgatory for uppity black women who dare question America’s founding myths. New York Times journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones now lives there. Her 1619 essay, which won the 2020 Pulitzer in commentary, centralized slavery in America’s origin story, a heresy that inspired laws banning her work from classrooms. And she’s about to have company.
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Here’s why Florida is a Red State | Letters

I enjoyed David Byler’s Perspective article on the Red State trending of Florida. But nowhere does he delve into the make-up of the Republicans moving into Florida’s smaller cities. It seems safe to assume that most new residents from the north are here to escape the state income tax in their home state. The demographic of a person who can keep a home in the northlands and buy or long-term lease a residence in Florida likely heavily tilts to a Republican demographic. They establish an address in Florida, get in line and exchange their driver’s licenses (no test required, thank you) and register to vote. Florida has no follow-up on how long they are actually here, but these snowbirds are usually here in November to vote.
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Rays lose season-high fifth game in a row

The week started going badly Monday, when the Rays lost top starter Tyler Glasnow to an injury that will sideline him most — possibly all — of the rest of the season. By Saturday night, they had lost a season-high five straight games and their hold on first place in the American League East, dropping behind the Red Sox. The latest loss was another cruel one, 6-5 to the Mariners in 10 innings.
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Lightning’s Erik Cernak leaves in third period after hit into boards

The Lightning dodged another bullet to their blue line Saturday when Erik Cernak returned to play after a hit into the boards from Islanders forward Matt Martin. With just under 12 minutes to go in their 3-2 loss at Nassau Coliseum, Cernak was skating toward the corner to grab the puck off the wall when he was checked sideways into the boards by Martin.
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Lightning-Islanders Game 4 report card: Giving it away

You can’t be at your best every night during the two-month slog that is the NHL playoffs. And for the second period of Game 4 Saturday at Nassau Coliseum, the Lightning weren’t anything close. A third-period push got them within a goal and Ryan McDonagh nearly tied it in the...