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Hold my beer and watch this! July Fourth fireworks light up ER

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As the long July 4 holiday weekend continues, Sachs Media Group’s Breakthrough Research Division wanted to look on the brighter side of our independence-declaring holiday — and by that, we mean fireworks, of course! Specifically, we consulted the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS) to look at the volume of recorded injuries involving fireworks since 1997. We were illuminated to learn from Jim Rosica of FloridaPolitics.com that Floridians purchasing fireworks promise to use them “solely and exclusively in frightening birds…

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It’s December. Do you know where your Bucs are? (Hint: First place)

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It’s December, and the Tampa Bay Bucs matter. And when is the last time that happened? Do you count 2010, when the Bucs finished 10-6 but missed the playoffs? How about 2008, when they entered the last four games at 9-3 and lost four straight? How about 2007 when they made the playoffs (and were beaten in the first game). Or 2005, when they reached the playoffs (and lost in the first game). Or 2003, after the 2002 season, when…

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Hold my beer and watch this! July Fourth fireworks light up ER

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As the July Fourth weekend approaches, Sachs Media Group’s Breakthrough Research Division wanted to look on the brighter side of our independence-declaring holiday — and by that, we mean fireworks, of course! Specifically, we consulted the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS) to look at the volume of recorded injuries involving fireworks since 1997. We were illuminated to learn from Jim Rosica of FloridaPolitics.com that Floridians purchasing fireworks promise to use them “solely and exclusively in frightening birds from agricultural…

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Indians victimize slumping Erasmo Ramirez as Rays lose another game

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There for a while, Erasmo Ramirez couldn’t help but win baseball games. If the Rays won, it was more often than not Ramirez who got the victory. He won six of his first seven games, and he had a 1.13 ERA. It was a Ramirez world. Since then, however, Ramirez has struggled. He had a 4.81 ERA in his next 17 appearances. Then came a forgettable Monday night in a 7-4 loss to the Cleveland Indians. Ramirez entered the game…

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Might the Rays be interested in bringing Carl Crawford home?

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Might the Tampa Bay Rays be interested in bringing an old star home? The Rays, beaten up in the outfield, might be looking for a bit of help. Former left-field all-star Carl Crawford, just released by the Los Angeles Dodgers, might be looking for a job. Could the two be right for each other once again? Maybe. But Crawford was hitting only .185 when he was released. He’d be a short-stay option until Kevin Kiermaier, Steven Souza and Brandon Guyer…

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Injured linebackers Jaylon Smith, Miles Jack go in 2nd round

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If the linebackers are not ready, well, the NFL is willing to wait. In the first several picks of the second round, both the Dallas Cowboys and Jacksonville Jaguars took talented players who had suffered injuries. Dallas took Notre Dame linebacker Jaylon Smith at No. 34, and Jacksonville took UCLA linebacker Myles Jack at No. 36. Knee injuries caused both to fall out of the top 10. Smith is expected to miss the entirety of the 2016 season with a…

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Lightning blows 2-goal lead, but clinches playoff spot

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It doesn’t matter that they backed into playoffs. The way things are going for the Tampa Bay Lightning, they’re happy to be there at all. Tampa Bay blew a two-goal lead and lost to the New York Rangers Tuesday night, but clinched a post-season berth when the Boston Bruins lost to the Carolina Panthers in a shootout. The Bolts took a 2-0 lead on goals by Vlad Namestnikov and Brian Boyle. But the Rangers charged back to beat a depleted…

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