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Rays blank Orioles to clinch third place in East

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Evan Longoria and Logan Morrison homered Friday night and the Tampa Bay Rays clinched third place in the AL East with a 7-0 victory over the Baltimore Orioles. Longoria led off the fifth with his 20th homer off Baltimore starter Wade Miley, marking Longoria’s fifth straight 20-homer season and the ninth of his 10-year career.

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Mitch Perry Report for 3.29.16 – Bernie Sanders camp says Hillary Clinton a “weak front-runner”

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The Democratic race for president is already pretty well decided, right? Hillary Clinton is at least 250 pledged delegates ahead of Bernie Sanders in the race for the nomination, and is up by more than 400 super delegates.  That’s with 32 states having participated to date. The Sanders camp, though, is feeling very optimistic at the moment, as conveyed in a conference call conducted on Monday afternoon with campaign manager Jeff Weaver, senior adviser Tad Devine and pollster Ben Tulchin. “I believe,…

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Cal Ripken Jr. comes to Tampa to unveil new youth baseball field in Sulphur Springs

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The economically challenged Sulphur Springs region of Tampa was energized on Monday with the official opening of the latest youth baseball field built by the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation. The facility, built next to the Springhill Park Community Center, was built for $1.025 million with the city of Tampa contributing $500,000 to it. It has an all-weather, low maintenance field with new dugouts, scoreboard, backstop and bleachers for youth baseball throughout the city, though foundation vice chairman Cal Ripken Jr. says…

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