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By Michelle Deal-Zimmerman | February 1, 2009
Some 150,000 fans are expected to pile into Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla., today for Super Bowl XLIII. It's the fourth time the city has hosted the sports spectacle, with the last time being in 2001, when the Baltimore Ravens won. And while Tampa may have the big-city skyline, it shares the big blue sky with nearby resort cities of St. Petersburg and Clearwater. Here are five things to do. 1 Get rockin' : The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino has 3,300 gaming machines, 50 poker tables (blackjack and baccarat, too)
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By Jeff Zrebiec and The Baltimore Sun | October 13, 2014
Ravens coach John Harbaugh woke up Monday and watched the tape from Sunday's game again. It was even more enjoyable than witnessing it from his spot on the sideline. "It was a lot more fun watching the tape … when I already know the outcome," said Harbaugh, a day after the Ravens had one of their most explosive offensive performances in team history and routed the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 48-17 at Raymond James Stadium. "But any time you see a touchdown, it's fun. It's a joy, it's just a great feeling.
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ENTERTAINMENT
By Olivia Ignacio | June 13, 2012
Auditions continue in Tampa, Fla. and we're off to a great start with a kiddie dance troupe called The Untouchables. They previously auditioned for the show with a bigger group, but the size proved problematic. Now they're back with fewer people and the cutbacks have payed off. I mean, not only are they super lively and precise, 8-year-olds are lifting and spinning one another above their heads! Judge Howard Stern, who has said at least three times this season that he normally fast forwards through the dance acts when he watches the show at home, calls them “captivating” and tells the cute, younger dancers that puberty is their “worst enemy.” “Shirley Temple didn't listen to me,” Howard says.
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Mike Preston | October 12, 2014
TAMPA, FLA. -- NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has several other issues going on right now, but there is another one he needs to address. The quality of play in the league continues to drop off, and it was certainly evident Sunday as the Ravens routed the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 48-17. League loyalists like to talk about parity, but some of these games and teams have become an embarrassment, and several are still on the Ravens schedule like Atlanta, which struggles to win a game on the road, and Jacksonville, which finds it hard to win anywhere.
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By Jon Morgan and Jon Morgan,Sun Staff Writer | December 28, 1994
Trustees selling the Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- who have done everything but beg for offers -- got their wish this week in the form of a verbal bid from investors interested in keeping the team local.Team officials, citing a confidentiality agreement with the bidders, declined to say how much the bid was for, but said it was "meaningful" and hoped it would spark other offers.They also said they expected an offer from Orioles managing partner Peter Angelos this week, something Angelos declined to comment on.Angelos, who had two attorneys and an accountant in Tampa yesterday going over the details of a proposal for the team, did say he was not surprised or concerned about the rival bid.The offer came Monday during a meeting in Tampa with a group that includes Florida-based developer Tommy Shannon and Outback Steakhouse executives Chris Sullivan and Bob Basham.
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By KEN ROSENTHAL | January 12, 1995
The headline in yesterday's St. Petersburg Times said, "Three bids with Baltimore ties." Steve "Tell Us A" Story couldn't have written it better himself.Story is one of three trustees conducting the sale of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and he's doing his best to scare up a local bid. The greater the panic, the more likely he will succeed.Oh, Story rejected one local offer this week, but that $163.3 million was small change. By forcing a bid out of Peter Angelos, Story already has driven up the price $40 million -- and the fun is just beginning.
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By ROSENTHAL KEN | November 12, 1992
For sheer heartbreak, nothing can match the trauma of a team packing up and leaving in the middle of the night. It's different for baseball fans in Tampa-St. Petersburg. The moving vans keep approaching -- and always get turned around.Which is the greater anguish, losing a team or never getting one? Civic leaders in Baltimore and Tampa-St. Pete could stage a lively debate on that topic. The prize would be anything the winner desired -- so long as it wasn't an expansion team.Die-hard Colts fans might disagree, but Tampa-St.
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By Vito Stellino and Vito Stellino,Sun Staff Correspondent | January 28, 1991
TAMPA, Fla. -- War and football usually don't mix, but they were intermingled in two of the most poignant stories of the Super Bowl this year.They involve an 8-year-old girl, Heidi Hill, and a 23-year-old mechanic, Barry Small, who are both from Tampa.Hill, a 4-foot-2 blonde, has been studying dance for four years and won a spot dancing in the Disney-sponsored halftime show at the Super Bowl.You would expect her mother to be beaming, but she won't be in Tampa to share the experience.Her mother, Spec.
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By Bill Madden and Bill Madden,New York Daily News | October 7, 1992
TORONTO -- After three tumultuous seasons (and one World Series title) in Cincinnati, Lou Piniella has decided to go home.Piniella resigned as manager of the Reds yesterday, following a bittersweet season in which he won 90 games with an injury-riddled team but finished a distant second to the Atlanta Braves in the National League West. Upon tendering his resignation to Reds owner Marge Schott in a four-hour meeting Monday, Piniella drove from Cincinnati to his home in Allendale, N.J., to ponder his options.
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By Vito Stellino and Vito Stellino,Staff Writer | December 9, 1993
TAMPA, Fla. -- Two decades ago, when the late Carroll Rosenbloom was sending out signals that he might be interested in moving the Baltimore Colts here, bumper stickers started appearing in Baltimore with the message: "Don't Tampa With Our Colts."Things have come full circle.Now, football fans here are worried that Baltimore -- or some other city -- might come after the Buccaneers."I have concerns. Yes, definitely, I think it's going to be a sad day if we ever let them go," said Gene Anderson, an accounts manager for a Tampa-based corporation, as he tailgated outside Tampa Stadium last Sunday.
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The Baltimore Sun | October 12, 2014
Jeff Zrebiec, reporter: The Tampa Bay Buccaneers stink -- let's get that out of the way first. But the Ravens still needed an offensive performance like this on the road. It was extremely beneficial to get Torrey Smith going, and also to incorporate a couple of more targets, like Michael Campanaro and Kamar Aiken, into the offense. Not to be outdone, the defense played well until it let down in the second half. They got a rare interception from a defensive back and a rare - at least lately - sack from Terrell Suggs.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | October 11, 2014
Some sports name three stars of the game after the game. I'll do that one better: I'm going to name them before the Ravens even play. These will be the three stars when the Ravens travel to Tampa Bay to face the Buccaneers on Sunday. 1. Tight end Owen Daniels When Daniels caught a pair of scores on play-action passes in Week 2 against the Pittsburgh Steelers, the football world collectively slapped its head, as if to say: "Why didn't we think of that?" Daniels was a frequent red-zone target for Gary Kubiak when the Ravens offensive coordinator was in Houston, and the plays he scored on were textbook Kubiak sets.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | October 8, 2014
Every Wednesday, I'll serve up five stats you should know heading into that week's Ravens game. This week's stats, pertaining to Sunday's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, focus on what the Ravens do well and what the Buccaneers don't - which is kind of a lot. 30 - The Buccaneers have the ignominy of ranking 30th in the league in total offense and total defense. The latter is dragged down by the Thursday night dismantling at the hands of the Atlanta Falcons a few weeks ago, but this is a team that's really struggling on both sides of the ball.
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By Matt Zenitz and Baltimore Sun Media Group | September 25, 2014
Shawn Taylor has been on the football coaching staff at Robinson High School in Tampa, Fla., since 2001. The school has produced former Alabama star Javier Arenas as well as other successful Football Bowl Subdivision players. For years, Taylor said, dozens of colleges would stop by and check in about players during the spring. Maryland wasn't really a presence, he said. This year, in particular, is different. The Terps have been down there. They are coming up in conversations.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | September 8, 2014
BOSTON -- If the Orioles end up with a American League East division, AL or World Series title this year, they are going to have to wait a few extra days to display the banner next April. The club will open its 2015 season at Tampa Bay on Monday, April 6, according to the schedule released Monday. The Orioles will play three consecutive road games versus the Rays to begin the season before coming home for one day off. The home opener at Camden Yards will be Friday, April 10, at 3:05 p.m. against the Toronto Blue Jays.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | September 6, 2014
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.   - Orioles manager Buck Showalter has been coy in recent days about the availability of his late-inning arms, but before Friday night's series opener against the Tampa Bay Rays, he disclosed that five of his relievers wouldn't be available. Later Friday, that would put the fate of a scoreless game in the hands of recently recalled relievers who joined the club when rosters expanded earlier this week. And the Orioles bullpen, devoid of many of the arms they would turn to in a tight game, allowed three runs in the eighth inning of an eventual 3-0 before an announced 14,632 at Tropicana Field.
BUSINESS
By NICK MADIGAN and NICK MADIGAN,SUN REPORTER | July 18, 2006
Denise E. Palmer, the publisher and chief executive officer of The Sun, will step down on July 28 after leading the paper for four years. She will become publisher of The Tampa Tribune on Aug. 21. Palmer, 49, will be replaced temporarily by Bob Gremillion, a vice president for The Sun's parent, Chicago-based Tribune Co., and publisher of its South Florida Sun-Sentinel, until a permanent replacement is appointed. "I wouldn't call it a shake-up," Palmer said yesterday. "This is me thinking about what I want to do" in the future.
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By Vito Stellino and Vito Stellino,Sun Staff Correspondent | January 24, 1991
TAMPA, Fla. -- National Football League officials, warily keeping one eye on the war in the Persian Gulf and the other on security at Tampa Stadium, said this has been their most difficult Super Bowl as they braced for the influx of fans starting today.Because most hotel reservations for Super Bowl weekend are for a minimum of four days, the majority of the fans will start arriving today, but they won't find the festive atmosphere that has been associated with the first 24 Super Bowls.Not only can't the league guarantee the game even will be played, but the emphasis also will be much more on security than on parties.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | September 5, 2014
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -   Coming off their historic 9-2 homestand, the Orioles get back to playing AL East teams with a three-game series at Tropicana Field against the Tampa Bay Rays. That homestand was the Orioles' best homestand of 11 games or more since they went 10-2 during a span in June and July 1979. The Orioles have won five of six games in St. Pete this season and lead the season series against the Rays, 11-5. With a 9 ½ game lead in the AL East, the Orioles' final 23 games will be against division teams.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | August 29, 2014
Despite his obvious power and previous success, Orioles infielder Chris Davis has been struggling so much this season that it has become business as usual when pitchers challenge him. So, in the Orioles' 5-4 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday, it was somewhat surprising that Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon chose to have rookie right-hander Kirby Yates (0-2) intentionally walk Davis with two outs and a runner on second base in a tied game. Shortstop J.J. Hardy made the move backfire, dumping a bloop single into right field to score Nelson Cruz from second base for the eventual game-winner in front of an announced 16,915 at Camden Yards.
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