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For a new Key West resident, Irma was her welcome-to-town

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Prudence Duchene will never forget the day she moved to Key West. It was Aug. 30 — the day a storm brewing in the Atlantic got named Irma.

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Rob Manfred says 2 groups still in Miami Marlins’ bidding

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Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred says two groups are still bidding to buy the Miami Marlins from Jeffrey Loria. Former New York Yankees captain Derek Jeter and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush are involved in one of the groups. Bloomberg reported Tuesday that the Jeter/Bush group won an auction for the team with a $1.3 billion bid. Manfred said some reports on the sale have been premature. “There are multiple bidders for the Marlins,” Manfred said Thursday at the groundbreaking for…

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Rays swept by New York Yankees; fall back to .500 for season

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Suddenly, they look like the Rays you remember from last season. The Tampa Bay Rays lost their third straight game Thursday night, getting swept by the New York Yankees and falling back to .500 on the season and dropping to fourth in the AL East. This time, the Rays lost 3-2, striking out 15 times against the Yankees. Starting pitcher Luis Severino struck out 11. Aaron Hicks hit two home runs and drove in all three runs for the Yankees.…

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Rays fall to Yankees; lose back-to-back games for the first time this season

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The Tampa Bay Rays are suffering their first losing streak of the season. The Rays fell to 5-4 and to third place in the AL East, losing an 8-4 decision to the New York Yankees. In back-to-back games, the Rays have given up 16 runs. The Rays were particularly sloppy Wednesday, blowing a 3-0 lead, committing two errors and having two runners thrown out trying to stretch singles into doubles. Rays’ starter Blake Snell went only 4 2/3 innings, allowing…

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Rays’ Alex Cobb makes triumphant return against New York Yankees

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For Alex Cobb, it was only 957 days. It just felt longer. Cobb, the pitcher for the Tampa Bay Rays who struggled last September in his comeback, wowed Rays’ fans Wednesday night in a 4-1 victory over the New York Yankees. Cobb went 5 2/3 innings and allowed only one run and four hits in the victory. “I thought it was a battle,” Cobb said. “I was definitely the best I’ve been on the mound since the Tommy John (surgery).…

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Rookie Brayden Point leads the Lightning as its hot streak continues

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So how did you spend your 21st birthday? Odds are, Brayden Point has you beat. On Monday night, the rookie Point took over Madison Square Garden, scoring two goals to lead the Lightning to a 3-2 victory and brought the team to within one point of the final wild-card spot. Point scored in the first and third periods, bringing his season total to 11 goals. “I know this is cliché, it’s been used a million times, but he’s a hockey…

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Fueled by Donald Trump opponents, Rachel Maddow’s popularity rises

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Rachel Maddow can trace the mood of her audience by looking at the ratings. Her MSNBC show’s viewership sank like a stone in the weeks following Donald Trump‘s election, as depressed liberals avoided politics, and bottomed out over the holidays. Slowly, they re-emerged, becoming active and interested again. Maddow’s audience has grown to the point where February was her show’s most-watched month since its 2008 launch. Maddow has emerged as the favorite cable news host for presidential resistors in the…

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