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Gerald McCoy, Tampa Bay defense hope to keep the pressure on Philip Rivers

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The defense of the Tampa Bay Bucs has evidently awoken. Whether it keeps up its excellent play against San Diego Chargers’ quarterback Philip Rivers, however, will be another challenge. The Bucs, who have won three games in a row, and allowed only three touchdowns while doing so, travel to San Diego to face Rivers, tight end Antonio Gates and running back Melvin Gordon. “It’s a new week,” said Bucs’ defensive tackle Gerald McCoy. “We’ve got to bring something all new…

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Monday night football reunites Phillip Rivers-Jay Cutler Rivalry

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An old rivalry rekindles itself on Monday night football when Philip Rivers of the San Diego Chargers goes against the Bears’ Jay Cutler. The two, who went at it frequently when Cutler was with the Broncos, meet in an effort by each to offset a slow start by their teams. The Chargers are 2-6 and the Bears are 2-5. Cutler and Rivers are both accomplished quarterbacks, though neither seems to be held in particularly high regard by their fans. The…

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Bruce Ritchie: Enough secrecy! After voting on water plan, tri-state rivers group should vote to disband

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A group calling itself ACF Stakeholders was formed in 2010 with great promise in trying to create consensus among the various user groups along the Apalachicola, Chattahoochee and Flint (ACF) rivers. But when the group meets in Florida next week, it should vote to disband. Because the river system and the people who depend on it don’t need any more secrecy. And that’s what the group now seems to be largely about. ACF Stakeholders started off with great promise, in…

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Dave Aronberg: Florida must ban near-shore drilling, provide disaster relief

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Dave Aronberg offers this op-ed: As our state reels from the impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, it is simply not enough to amend our Constitution to prohibit near-shore drilling. With all the understandable anger surrounding this disaster, which will surely have long-term economic and environmental effects on Florida, some are seeking a special session of the Legislature to ensure we will never see oil rigs near our coast. While I support that measure – and have consistently opposed…

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