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After a year’s delay, Will Power has his sights on third Grand Prix title

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For Will Power, it all seemed destined. He had won the pole for the St. Petersburg Grand Prix. Again. A lot of analysts thought he was going to win it for the third time. It was going to be smooth sailing, right? And then it wasn’t. After a crash in practice, Power was held out of last year’s race with concerns about a possible concussion (he didn’t have one) just before the race and had to sit and watch as…

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Mitch Perry Report for 5.29.15 –The Rays stadium situation in St. Pete seriously needs to change soon

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The St. Pete City Council huddled for over four hours yesterday to settle….absolutely nothing regarding the impasse with the Tampa Bay Rays and the stadium situation. For a blow-by-blow account, check out my colleague Janelle Irwin’s recount. While the Rays and the Council battle against each other, I’m going to take a look at one of the real culprits in this saga: baseball fans in the Tampa Bay area, or the lack of them. Depending on what happens tonight in Madison Square Garden,…

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Indy 500 finish? It happened in St. Pete first

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The final results of the Indy 500 probably shouldn’t have surprised anyone around here. After all, they had seen it before. The 1-2 finish of Juan Pablo Montoya and Will Power, it turns out, was the exact finish the two had in the St. Pete Grand Prix this year. This time, Montoya started only 15th, and he was last after an unscheduled pit stop. But he cruised to his second Indy title. Montoya had flirted with winning it again after…

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Rick Kriseman bests Bob Buckhorn in trash talking Go Kart race

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There’s an unspoken – alright, sometimes spoken – feud between St. Pete and Tampa over which side is better. Well, Thursday morning St. Pete bested its big brother across the Bay in a go-cart race between several local mayors. Sorry Bob Buckhorn, but you also got bested by Gulfport Mayor Sam Henderson and Palmetto Mayor Shirley Groover Bryant, who wasn’t even trying to win. And it came after some serious, serious trash talking. None of these cars have training wheels,…

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