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Rays enter their season flooded with more questions than answers

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Questions. We have questions. The Tampa Bay Rays? The Rays, on the other hand, have answers. At least, they hope they have answers. The Rays, 80-82 in an injury-plagued season a year ago, will attempt to contend for the AL East title this year. But that might be easier said than done. A lot of people seem to be picking the Toronto Blue Jays to win the division, and if not them the Boston Red Sox, and if not them…

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As Rays begin spring training play, there are questions to answer

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The Tampa Bay Rays begin to tackle their questions Wednesday afternoon. The Rays play their first preseason game Wednesday against the Nationals at Charlotte Sports Park. Game time is 1:05 p.m. For the Rays, not a lot is certain about the coming season. Tampa Bay is coming off an injury-plagued season it finished 80-82. Among the questions: Will Chris Archer, the ace of the staff, be a bigger winner this year? He was only 12-13 last year, and he is…

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10 college football questions: FSU’s Dalvin Cook could have been even better

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How many yards would Dalvin Cook have by now if he were healthy? And how many if his offensive line was more cohesive? The mind soars. As good as Cook has been for FSU this season, you can only imagine if he hadn’t had the hamstring problems that have nagged him. Then there is the offensive line, where three positions (left guard, center, right tackle) have been in constant flux. That’s been the main problem as the Seminoles have tried…

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10 questions: Can a good Clemson team do to FSU what it did to Miami?

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Can FSU avoid the fate that Miami suffered against a powerful Clemson team? No one anticipates it’s going to end up 58-0, but that doesn’t mean the Seminoles aren’t decided underdogs against Clemson. This Tigers team is fast and strong, and FSU has had a lot of moments when it seemed out of sync this year. But the FSU defense is far superior to Miami’s, and it doesn’t have the sideline drama of the Hurricanes. The Seminoles problem is simply…

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For Gators, the burning questions begin at quarterback

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Say this for Jim McElwain. The new Florida coach is a happy enough guy. Despite inheriting a University of Florida football team that has been mediocre for a while, despite a difficult schedule and despite meager expectations, McElwain is an enternal good mood. He talks about his team having “15 opportunities” to play this fall, which would include a playoff and a national title game. Along the way, however, McElwain has some questions to answer. Here they are, then. The…

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Submit your questions for Pinellas School Board candidates

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Got a question you’re dying to ask the Pinellas school board candidates? Well then, fire away. Right here. The Gradebook is rounding up questions for an Aug. 3 candidates forum that is being co-sponsored by the Pinellas Education Foundation, the Pinellas County Council of PTAs, WPDS-Channel 14 and the St. Petersburg Times. All the questions posed to candidates that night will be taken from this Gradebook post. The deadline for submission is Friday, July 16. If you want to remain…

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Marco Rubio: It’s fair to ask questions about Charlie Crist pick

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Florida Republican and U.S. Senate candidate Marco Rubio spoke to NRO about Gov. Charlie Crist’s pick of attorney George LeMieux to serve the remainder of retiring senator Mel Martinez’s term: George LeMieux is a very successful political operative, as well as a successful and effective lobbyist. Plus, he’s the governor’s best friend, but that’s not the criteria we’re looking for in the next U.S. Senator from Florida. What Republicans want is someone to go to Washington and stand up to…

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