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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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The Philadelphia Phillies kicked off the home portion of their Grapefruit League schedule March 1. And while there were several notable differences at the newly renamed BayCare Ballpark because of the coronavirus pandemic, team officials said the precautions are a small price for fans to pay to be able to watch Major League Baseball under the warm Florida sun again.

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Following an offseason of uncertainty coming on the heels of a coronavirus-shortened 2020 spring training season, Major League Baseball announced the 2021 Grapefruit League season will begin Sunday, Feb. 28, with the Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies set to kick off the home portio…

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Should the city of Seminole take over ballfields of the Seminole Youth Athletic Association? That’s the question the City Council is considering following a plea for action from a representative of the Greater Seminole Area Special Recreation District from which the SYAA fields are leased.

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A lot has transpired in the country and the world since the Bucs beat the Oakland Raiders in Super Bowl XXXVII in San Diego on Jan. 26, 2003. One thing hasn’t changed since the team’s last title — the attitude of the Bucs’ loyal fan base.

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It was February 1985 and Dwight Gooden was already the talk of the town as the New York Mets opened up their spring training camp at Huggins-Stengel Field at Crescent Lake Park in St. Petersburg.

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CLEARWATER — When Major League Baseball officials announced in October 2019 the league was planning a restructuring of the Minor League Baseball system, a process that would include the elimination of more than 40 affiliates, minor league franchise owners around the country waited and wonder…

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Larry Bowa has a well-deserved reputation of having a fiery personality, as a player, coach and manager. Who could blame him for having an attitude like that? After all, he never made his high school baseball team, went undrafted after two terrific all-conference years at a junior college, a…

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The inaugural LPGA Pelican Women’s Championship held Nov. 19-22 at the Pelican Golf Club in Belleair featured a little bit of everything you want in a big-time golf tournament.

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BELLEAIR — In a normal year, this week’s inaugural LPGA Pelican Women’s Championship would’ve drawn thousands of visitors to Pinellas County, as a top-notch field featuring local favorites and international stars play the newly remodeled Pelican Golf Club in Belleair on Nov. 19-22.

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St. Louis Cardinals third baseman Mike Shannon was really in the groove during spring training in March of 1970. A few weeks out from the start of the season, Shannon was hitting over .300 and looking forward to a solid year. He was feeling awfully good in general coming off the 1969 season …

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The abrupt halt to the 2020 spring training season in mid-March because of the coronavirus pandemic dealt a huge economic blow to Pinellas County, where the Toronto Blue Jays play in newly refurbished TD Ballpark in Dunedin and the Philadelphia Phillies have trained in Clearwater for more th…

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EAST LAKE — On a recent mid-June morning, small groups of prospective East Lake High School football players gathered at the Eagles’ field, but there were no group huddles to be seen, no cracking of pads or clanging of weights to be heard and not a football in sight.

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The coronavirus pandemic means Belleair will have to wait a little longer for its moment in the sun. In an announcement that came to no one’s surprise, the LPGA said April 3 that the Pelican Women's Championship that was scheduled to take place in May has been rescheduled to Nov. 9-15.

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When Major League Baseball, along with other professional sports leagues, ceased operations as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in mid-March, the move resulted in a premature end to spring training and left thousands of fans who traveled to the Sunshine State for the 2020 Grap…

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