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Cattle drive draws focus to Florida’s cowboy history

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Some cowboys had selfie-sticks, and others posted regularly on Facebook while helping to herd more than 400 head of cattle more than 50 miles through central Florida. Despite their efforts to re-create the life of Florida cowboys from the 19th century by wearing bonnets, suspenders and cowboy hats, and sleeping in sod fields at night, the more than 400 participants who took part in the once-in-a-decade cattle drive through the heart of Florida this week couldn’t help but allow for…

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Late penalty flag gives Bucs’ fresh hope in win over Dallas

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Everything changed. One piece of cloth, and the world was different. One call, and everything changed. For the Tampa Bay Bucs, disaster turned to fresh hope, and catastrophe turned to a second chance. Because of it, the Bucs won a game that appeared to be lost Sunday afternoon against the Dallas Cowboys. To reset the situation, the Bucs trailed Dallas by a field goal with 54 seconds to play, and quarterback Jameis Winston was going to try to vault the…

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NFL teams creating mini-theme parks to get fans off sofas

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Little kids bounce around on inflatables. Teenagers rock to a local band. Huge screens showing sports from around the country, and celebrities signing autographs. A fair or theme park? Try MetLife Stadium before an NFL game. Many hardcore NFL fans prefer watching at home or in sports bar, where they can watch multiple games on huge screens and keep track of their fantasy stats or gambling results. The league is trying to bring more people to stadiums by turning games…

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