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Lightning gets off on right foot vs. Montreal

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A hot goalie. A hotter center. A slump-breaking forward. For the Tampa Bay Lightning, it added up to just enough for a 2-1 win in double-overrime as the Bolts got off a good start in their second-round playoff against the Montreal Canadiens Friday night. Tampa Bay stole the home ice advantage against the remarkable Carey Price, eliminating the possibilitly of a second-straight sweep at the hands of Montreal. The Lightning’s own goaltender, Ben Bishop, actually outplayed Price, stopping 43 out…

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Mitch Perry Report for 4.27.15 — Bruce Jenner’s journey

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A really unusual thing happened this weekend — ABC’s much hyped interview with Bruce Jenner wasn’t terrible. If fact, it was riveting, as the former Olympic hero acknowledged what has hardly been a secret over the past year or so –- he’s transitioning to becoming a female. “My whole life has prepared me for this moment,” Jenner said, adding that he was apprehensive to come out because he didn’t want to “disappoint” people. It was extraordinary, non-exploitive television, as Jenner…

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For MLB, the other woman isn’t prettier than the Rays

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The other woman isn’t pretty enough. Not yet, anyway. Still, there is time. If you are a fan of baseball in Tampa Bay, you could not help but notice when Commissioner Rob Manfred flirted a bit this week with Montreal, which is expected to be the other option if things don’t work in Tampa Bay. It is a role that long-time fans of St. Petersburg should know well. After all, we were the ones that baseball dallied with for years.…

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