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Rougned Odor homers twice as Rangers sweep Rays

Rougned Odor homered twice, including back-to-back drives with Carlos Gomez in the eighth inning, and the Texas Rangers rallied to beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6-5 Sunday and complete a three-game sweep.

Odor’s two-run drive off Brad Boxberger (2-2) tied the score, and Gomez put the Rangers ahead 6-5 two pitches later.

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Oldsmar City Council picks Al Braithwaite for city manager

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The Oldsmar City Council ended a year-long search for its next city manager after selecting Al Braithwaite with a unanimous vote Thursday.

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Blake Dowling: The almighty email

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Ray Tomlinson invented email in 1972. Tomlinson was an ARPANET contractor and picked the @ symbol to reference digital communications between computers. Since then, things have changed — just a wee bit.

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As trade deadline approaches, Rays already made a good move

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The Major League Baseball trading deadline ends in 10 days. During the recent past, the Tampa Bay Rays have not been in contention to be a deadline buyer for a player that would get them over the top and into the post season. Being a Tampa Bay buyer and a buyer for teams like the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees are two distinctly different things. With their financial situation, the Rays pursue transactions at the Flea Market, while…

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Karl Nurse endorsing Rick Kriseman for St. Pete mayor

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St. Pete City Council member Karl Nurse is endorsing Rick Kriseman for re-election as mayor. Nurse, term-limited from running again, has served on the Council for nearly a decade, first elected in 2008.

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Ryan Torrens, political outsider running for Attorney General, says he’s what Florida Democrats need

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Consumer protection attorney Ryan Torrens is quite aware that he’s not an established political presence, but he says that should be an argument for his fledgling candidacy to become Florida’s next Attorney General. “Look, I get it,” the 32-year-old told an audience who gathered Friday morning at Tampa’s Oxford Exchange to hear the Hillsborough County resident speak as part of the Cafe Con Tampa lecture series. “I’m young. First-time candidate. A lot of people look at me and think, ‘Can…

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State-run audit at Tampa International now underway

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For the Tampa Bay legislative delegation, it was one of the more combustible moments of the 2017 Legislative Session. We’re referring to when Republicans Jack Latvala and Dana Young pushed back forcefully against Tom Lee‘s insistence of an audit of Tampa International Airport’s $2.6 billion master plan. Actually, what they were really pushing back against was Lee’s provocative comment that “potential public corruption” was taking place at TIA. Airport CEO Joe Lopano confirmed Thursday that state audit is now underway.…

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Dolphins fan Marco Rubio ponders a Tom Brady-free NFL

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Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, a lifelong fan of the Miami Dolphins, has grown weary of watching the New England Patriots rack up Super Bowl wins while his team watches from afar. Operating on the theory that misery loves company, he tried Thursday to sell a fellow Patriot antagonist on a plan he’s cooked up to sideline New England’s star quarterback, Tom Brady.

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