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Starbucks chairman questions country’s ‘moral fiber’

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Starbucks chairman Howard Schultz says the events surrounding a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, last weekend have put the “moral fiber” of the country in question.

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Joe Henderson: Miami trial shines light on smuggling Cuban baseball players to U.S.

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It is not unusual when a Major League Baseball team signs a Cuban defector. There is a lengthy list of players who fled that island nation so they could barter their skills for the considerable cash that comes with playing in the United States. Usually, those stories have been treated as valiant escapes from a repressive government and the search for a better life. A trial that concluded Wednesday in a Miami courtroom though painted a different story. Instead of…

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Falcons follow quarterback Matt Ryan to big win over Seattle

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If your vote isn’t in for Matt Ryan as the NFL’s Most Valuable Player, it might be time to buy a stamp. Ryan, the quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons who threw 38 touchdowns in the regular season, was stellar Saturday night as the Falcons beat Seattle 36-20 to advance to the NFC Championship Game. The Falcons will play against either Dallas or Green Bay next week. Ryan threw for 338 yards and three touchdowns against the vaunted Seattle secondary. In…

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Bucs’ believe win over Seahawks could have been even bigger

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A day after the Tampa Bay Bucs’ biggest win in years, Dirk Koetter wanted more. Perhaps that says something about Koetter, who has guided the Bucs to a 6-5 record so far. But after his offense scored on its first two possessions against Seattle, Koetter was disappointed that more points didn’t come. “Those first two drives were really good execution and we have a ton of respect for what Seattle does on defense, one of the best and they have…

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Bucs win another game, this time dumping the highly rated Seahawks

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Finally, the Tampa Bay Bucs are a team worth taking seriously. Finally, you can talk about the future, or the playoffs, or the progress, and not sound silly. Finally, they matter. The Bucs won their third straight game, and their second against a bona fide Super Bowl contender, with a 14-5 victory over the Seattle Seahawks. It was the team’s biggest win in, well, a week, since the team went into Kansas City and beat the Chiefs. The win could have been even…

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Bucs’ defense playing better going into game against Seattle

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The numbers still aren’t very good, but the defense of the Tampa Bay Bucs has been playing better as of late. The Bucs have given up only 27 points in their last two games, victories over Chicago and Kansas City. Over the course of the season, the Bucs are giving up 25.9 points per game. “They’re playing with a lot more confidence, we’re playing faster, we’re communicating better,” said Tampa Bay coach Dirk Koetter. “It starts with that and success…

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Match-up between Mike Evans and Richard Sherman highlights game

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For once, it isn’t just about the quarterbacks. For once, the highlight matchup in a Tampa Bay Bucs’ game will feature Jameis Winston in a supporting cast. This week, when Seattle visits the Bucs on Sunday afternoon, the marquee matchup will be between Mike Evans, the NFL’s third-leading receiver, and the Seahawks’ Richard Sherman, who recently ranked second in a Foxsports.com rating of the league’s top 10 corners. Can Winston get open? Will Sherman shut him down? “I would think…

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