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Does the Rays’ pitching staff have an ace, and if so, who is he?

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As the Tampa Bay Rays’ pitchers report for training camp, it starts with a simple question. Who’s the ace? And if there isn’t one, who’s, say, the Jack of Clubs? The Rays want to believe they have a good staff, a staff that will keep them in the AL East race. For that to happen, however, a lot of guys are going to have to have a lot better seasons than they did last year. For instance: Chris Archer led…

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Storm’s 50-mile difference between disaster and catastrophe

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Hurricane Matthew’s close-but-not-quite-direct-hit path along the Florida and Georgia coasts skirted the difference between disaster and catastrophe, meteorologists said. Even though Matthew eventually made landfall in South Carolina as a minimal hurricane Saturday, the path it took in the days before was a stroke of luck for the United States that meteorologists will spend years trying to understand and explain. Here are some questions and answers about Matthew’s path that one meteorologist likened to threading a needle: — Q: How…

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