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Brittney Griner Sentenced To Nine Years In Russian Jail For Drug-SmugglingBrittney Griner, WNBA star, was convicted of deliberately smuggling drugs into Russia and sentenced to nine years of jail time Thursday in a case that has raised concerns she is being used as a political pawn in Russia's war against Ukraine.
NFL Suspends Miami Dolphins Owner And Strips Team Of A Draft Pick After Tampering And Tanking ProbeThe NFL stripped the Miami Dolphins of two draft picks and suspended and fined owner Stephen Ross after a probe into allegations of tampering and tanking found that his team had impermissible contact with star quarterback Tom Brady and the agent of former coach Sean Payton.
Miami Marlins' Daniel Castano Hit In The Head By 104mph Line DriveMiami Marlins pitcher Daniel Castano was struck in the head by a 104 mph line drive from the bat of Cincinnati Reds third baseman Donovan Solano in the game's first inning on Thursday.
Chase Ealey Claims Gold And Becomes The First American Woman To Win Shot Put World TitleChase Ealey became the first American woman to win the shot put world title at the World Athletics Championships on Saturday, July 16. 
Lia Thomas Nominated For NCAA 2022 Woman Of The Year AwardThe University of Pennsylvania nominated swimmer Lia Thomas, for the 2022 NCAA Woman of the Year award.
Tampa Bay Gets New Male and Female Indoor Soccer TeamIt’s a pro-indoor soccer team called The Strikers, and will give women and men an equal playing field for the first time in Tampa Bay history!

USF Bulls

USF Receives A $5 Million Gift For On-Campus Football StadiumThe University of South Florida’s plan to build an on-campus football stadium received a significant vote of confidence and generous philanthropic support today with the announcement of a $5 million gift from Jeff and Penny Vinik.
Local Military Veteran Turns DIY Idea Into Sports HobbyWhatever you decide to call it, just don’t call it a job. After being diagnosed with cancer, one local military veteran is using woodworking as a hobby to help find peace and support his local teams.
UCF Shuts Out South Florida 16-0Justin Holman threw for one touchdown and Rannell Hall picked up another on the ground to lead UCF in a 16-0 shutout over South Florida on Friday.
(AUDIO) Coach Willie Taggart Looks Ahead to USF-UCF Match-up with Kirk & KageThe Bulls suffered a tough loss to the Memphis Tigers on Saturday. Coach Willie Taggart joined us Monday morning with a quick look back at the loss that puts the Buss at 4-7 on the season.
History Awaits For Mack And Davis V SMUAnother bye week has come and gone. The USF Bulls (3-6, 2-3 AAC) are licking their wounds from a 27-3 defeat at the hands of the Houston Cougars back on November 1 in which they were kept out of the end zone for the first time all season.
Four Games Remain But Bulls Staying FocusedIt’s been a frustrating season, to say the least, for the USF Bulls football team. Expectations were not sky high but a noticeable improvement over last year’s 2-10 finish was definitely...

Rays

Several Tampa Bay Rays Players Decline To Wear LGBTQ Logos On Uniforms For Pride NightSeveral players on the Tampa Bay Rays did not wear LGBTQ logos on their uniforms for the team's Pride Night celebration during Saturday's game against the Chicago White Sox.
Local Military Veteran Turns DIY Idea Into Sports HobbyWhatever you decide to call it, just don’t call it a job. After being diagnosed with cancer, one local military veteran is using woodworking as a hobby to help find peace and support his local teams.
St. Petersburg Mayor At Stand-Still With Tampa Bay Rays Over Stadium PlansSt. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman says the city and the Tampa Bay Rays remain at a stand-still. Right now, the team and the city are disagreeing on ownership of the land Tropicana Field sits on and the future development of the property.
Former TB Rays Prospect Found Guilty Of Triple Murder In CaliforniaA former Tampa Bay Rays prospect and former first round draft pick in 2011 has been convicted of a gruesome triple murder of his father, uncle and an ADT employee in California. 
Tampa Bay Rays Unveil Plans For New StadiumTeam and city officials revealed the design for the potential new stadium that would be built in the Ybor City neighborhood.
Struggling Rays Match Worst 22-Game Stretch in Club HistoryThe team lost for the 19th time in 22 games on Thursday, falling 5-1 to the Los Angeles Angels, who had dropped 12 of 14 before taking three of four from the Rays and leaving town with their longest winning streak in nearly two months.

Bucs

Tom Brady Announces He Will Return To Tampa Bay Buccaneers Next SeasonTom Brady will return to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers next season, the seven-time Super Bowl winner announced Sunday.
Tampa Bay Residents React To Tom Brady's RetirementMayor of St. Petersburg, Ken Welch, said on Tuesday, that he is happy for the star football player’s decision.
Local Veterans, Former Buccaneer Hold Wheelchair Flag Football GameTuesday, WWAR joined forces with the Mike Alstott Family Foundation ahead of Veterans Day to host a wheelchair flag football game. But it wasn’t just the veterans who participated.
Richard Sherman Reunites With Tom Brady At The Tampa Bay BuccaneersRichard Sherman and Tom Brady are quite used to sharing a football field. They’ve done it many times throughout their careers. In the past, though, they’ve always met as rivals. For the next year, they’ll be stepping onto it together as teammates. In a move that’s caused mild surprise across the NFL, Sherman has signed a one year contract in Tampa Bay.
Bucs, Cowboys Fans Share Message Before KickoffFootball season just kicked off here in Tampa Bay. CW44 News visited the 2021 NFL Kickoff Experience at Julian B. Lane Park Thursday ahead of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers hosting the Dallas Cowboys at Raymond James Stadium under the lights.
Local Military Veteran Turns DIY Idea Into Sports HobbyWhatever you decide to call it, just don’t call it a job. After being diagnosed with cancer, one local military veteran is using woodworking as a hobby to help find peace and support his local teams.

Lightning

Celebrate The Tampa Bay Lightning And Independence Day With Fourth Of July Boat ParadeMayor Jane Castor and Friends of the Riverwalk invite everyone to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday and the Tampa Bay Lightning during the Boom by the Bay. 
Man Arrested And Banned From Madison Square Garden After Allegedly Assaulting Two Men After Tampa Bay And New York Ranger Hockey GameA 29-year-old man was arrested and charged after he allegedly assaulted two men following an NHL playoff game at Madison Square Garden this week, the New York City Police Department told CNN.
Tampa Bay Lightning To Host The Fifth Annual Bolts Brew Fest At Amalie ArenaThe Tampa Bay Lightning announced they will be hosting the fifth-annual Bolts Brew Fest at Amalie Arena at 8 p.m. on Friday, August 5. 
The White House Honors The Tampa Bay LightningPresident Joe Biden honored the Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday for their 2020 and 2021 Stanley Cup wins, marking the first time a championship-winning National Hockey League team has celebrated at the White House since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Tampa Bay Lightning's Season Kicks Off With NHL Face-Off ConcertThe National Hockey League (NHL), in association with the Tampa Bay Sports Commission, will open the 2021-22 season with the 2021 NHL Face-Off Concert featuring multi-platinum band All Time Low and a special appearance by the Stanley Cup on Tuesday, Oct. 12, in downtown Tampa before the Tampa Bay Lightning raise their third Stanley Cup championship banner inside AMALIE Arena. 
Local Military Veteran Turns DIY Idea Into Sports HobbyWhatever you decide to call it, just don’t call it a job. After being diagnosed with cancer, one local military veteran is using woodworking as a hobby to help find peace and support his local teams.