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BROOKLYN, N.Y. — As the starting quarterback for Clearwater High School, Garrison Bryant learned how important it was to prepare for a game by analyzing the opponent beforehand. Bryant is using that strategy as a pitcher in the New York Mets farm system with the hopes that it will eventually…

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DESTIN – Gov. Ron DeSantis has announced the 2022 Gulf red snapper recreational season will last 57 days, the longest season since the state assumed management of red snapper and will include both a summer and fall season. The announcement affects persons fishing from private recreational ve…

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The tournament, a $100,000 singles and doubles event, features more than 50 players from around the world, including former Wimbledon winner Eugenie Bouchard and two-time champion Grace Min.

LARGO — The trickle-down effects from the ongoing pandemic have touched nearly every part of society, including the job market and local government offices. Even recreation departments have been hit hard by employee defections and a lack of applicants to fill many positions.

BELLEAIR — Roughly 700 runners from Pinellas County congregated on the mall in front of Town Hall on March 5 for the 20th edition of the annual road race, the Belleair Sunset 5K and Fun Run. 

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It's been nearly 2½ long years since Keith Thurman's last visit into a boxing ring. The former welterweight (and super welterweight) world champion, who grew up in Clearwater and now lives in St. Petersburg, can't wait to step back into the ring when he faces Mario Barrios in Las Vegas on Feb. 5.

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Even before the final round of the 2021 Pelican Women’s Championship ended with top-ranked Nelly Korda knocking in a birdie on the first playoff hole under darkening skies in front of a packed gallery on the 18th green, the second-year tournament had widely been considered a success.

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BELLEAIR — World No. 1 player and Bradenton resident Nelly Korda, sister Jessica Korda, defending champion Sei Young Kim and fan favorites Brooke Henderson, Lydia Ko and Lexi Thompson headline a field of early commitments for the 2021 Pelican Women’s Championship, tournament officials announ…

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Bobby Wilson has lived in a lot of places in his life, thanks to a major league baseball career that has taken him to California, Arizona, Texas, Minnesota, and Michigan. If you count stops in the minor leagues, you can add places like Utah, Pennsylvania and Oklahoma. So even though the form…

The New York Yankees were in the midst of winning the World Series against the Reds in the fall of 1961 when a man in an Army uniform came into the visiting clubhouse at Crosley Field in Cincinnati and said, "I am looking for Anthony Kubek." Tony Kubek finished the World Series, with the Yan…

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TAMPA — The world-famous Harlem Globetrotters are bringing their newly reimagined “Spread Game Tour” to the Tampa Bay area for one show Sunday, July 25, 2 p.m., at the Yuengling Center, 4202 E. Fowler Ave., SUN 130, Tampa.

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LARGO — The game of youth soccer has taken a dramatic turn in the past 20 years. A combination of competitiveness and cash has changed the game for some from a recreational outlet to a lucrative enterprise that includes numerous affiliations and big-time tournaments.

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Typically when spring training ends, Major League Baseball players pack up their bats and gloves and head north for the start of the regular season and the highly anticipated Opening Day. But this being 2021, which so far has been a slightly less crazy version of 2020, traditions are out the window.

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Despite a Major League Baseball mandate that capped attendance at 2,200 per game at newly renamed BayCare Ballpark as well as other stadium safety guidelines, officials at the facility said they considered the season a success. Now, they are turning their attention to the upcoming Clearwater Threshers season.

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