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  1. Lightning tops Bruins (w/ video)

    Lightning Strikes

    BOSTON — Jonathan Drouin's celebration said it all.

    Nikita Kucherov, front, gets his second hat trick in less than a month as the Lightning comes back from three 1-goal deficits.
  2. Rays talking to free-agent C Derek Norris

    Blogs

    The Rays are among the teams talking with free-agent C Derek Norris, that Tampa Bay Times has learned, but according to a source as of Thursday night "are on the outside looking in.''

  3. NCAA Tournament: Just call Koenig, Hayes thinkin' Badgers

    College

    NEW YORK — Even if you're a Gator fan, there are two players on Wisconsin who deserve your respect in tonight's East Region semifinal: seniors Bronson Koenig and Nigel Hayes.

  4. Owner Stuart Sternberg doesn't know what to expect from Rays

    The Heater

    PORT CHARLOTTE — Where the Rays will be playing in five or six years is one complex question principal owner Stuart Sternberg is trying to answer.

    Principal owner Stuart Sternberg says the Rays are better but it’s tough to project a win total.
  5. Steven Stamkos: Time might be running out for Lightning return this season

    Lightning Strikes

    BOSTON — You can see how much captain Steven Stamkos desperately wants to get back in the Lightning lineup.

    Steven Stamkos has been out since November knee surgery. “The knee is a tricky situation,” he says.
  6. Chris Archer to start Rays' opener as rotation set

    The Heater

    PORT CHARLOTTE — Chris Archer laid out his schedule for the rest of spring training Thursday morning. It included a three-inning outing Tuesday, and then?

    Chris Archer will start his third straight season opener for the Rays, facing the Yankees on April 2 at Tropicana Field.
  7. London defiant as ISIS claims attack by British ex-con (w/ video)

    World

    LONDON — Authorities on Thursday identified a 52-year-old Briton as the man who mowed down pedestrians and stabbed a policeman to death outside Parliament in London, saying he had a long criminal record and once was investigated for extremism — but was not currently on a terrorism watch list.

    A woman holds up a sign at a vigil for the victims of Wednesday's attack at Trafalgar Square in London on Thursday. [Associated Press]
  8. Pasco deputies investigate shooting of New Port Richey teen

    Crime

    NEW PORT RICHEY — The Pasco County Sheriff's Office is investigating the shooting of a 15-year-old boy on Thursday.

  9. Shawn Tolleson faced seven batters Thursday and retired three while allowing two runs on two hits and two walks.
  10. Rape case thrusts Maryland high school into immigration debate

    Nation

    BETHESDA, Md. — A Maryland high school has been thrust into the national immigration debate after a 14-year-old student said she was raped in a bathroom there by two classmates, including one who authorities said came to the U.S. illegally from Central America.

    Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan and U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos read to second-grade students at Carderock Springs Elementary School in Montgomery County, Md., on Thursday morning.  Both commented during the  visit on a rape case at a nearby high school involving two undocumented immigrants. Protesters converged on the elementary school as Hogan and DeVos  visited. [ Washington Post photo by Sarah L. Voisin]
  11. Is the fun coming back to the No Fun League?

    Blogs

    In the season opener last year, the Falcons had the football near midfield trailing 24-13. On first down, Bucs defensive tackle Gerald McCoy sacked quarterback Matt Ryan for a six-yard loss.

  12. Rays at Pirates, 1:05 Friday, Bradenton

    The Heater

    Today: at Pirates, 1:05

    LECOM Park, 1611 9th St. W, Bradenton.

  13. Jones: Maybe Florida's Mike White can fill Billy Donovan's shoes after all

    College

    NEW YORK — At first, it sounds awesome. Some might call it a dream come true.

    Florida Gators head coach Mike White, right, takes selfie photos with Gators fan Zev Goodman, 13, during open practice that was available to the public at the Madison Square Garden in New York City on Thursday. Tonight the Nov. 4 Gators take on the No. 8 Wisconsin Badgers. [OCTAVIO JONES | Times]