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  1. Alex Rodriguez says he's retired, 'zero' chance to play againRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 21 | UPI

    The 41-year-old Rodriguez made the declaration during a press conference in Tampa, Fla., trumpeting his new role as a special adviser to the Yankees. He will serve as a special instructor during spring training.

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  2. UPS tests drone to deliver packagesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 21 | UPI

    United Parcel Service tested a drone that delivered a package about a quarter of a mile from the top of a truck to a blueberry farm outside of Tampa, Fla. The Atlanta-based company conducted the test Monday with Workhorse Group, an Ohio-based battery-electric truck and drone developer.

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  3. New York Yankees beat Dellin Betances in arbitration, team president rips agentRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 19 | UPI

    The New York Yankees won their arbitration case over reliever Dellin Betances on Saturday and then team president Randy Levine criticized Betances and his agent for requesting $5 million. The three arbitrators chose the Yankees submission of $3 million but Levine was highly displeased after the decision.

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  4. High-tech blood sugar monitors may help people with type 1 diabetesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 24, 2017 | UPI

    A continuous glucose monitor helps people with type 1 diabetes who need insulin shots every day manage their blood sugar levels safely, two new studies suggest. Also known as a CGM, the device constantly measures and reports a person's blood sugar levels.

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  5. Alabama vs. Clemson prediction, preview: 2017 College Football National Championship gameRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 9, 2017 | UPI

    Clemson's junior quarterback rolled up 478 yards and directed the Tigers to 40 points in last season's national championship loss to the Tide. He's back for more -- especially a ring -- when No.

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  6. CFP notebook: Clemson's Deshaun Watson braces for No. 1 AlabamaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 8, 2017 | UPI

    Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson is the same player who torched Alabama for 478 total yards in last season's national championship game. Maybe better.

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  7. Steve Sarkisian lends X-factor to Alabama-ClemsonRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 8, 2017 | UPI

    The guy calling plays for the top-ranked Crimson Tide will be doing so for the first time with Alabama. When head coach Nick Saban and offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin parted ways last week -- ostensibly because Kiffin had become distracted by his duties as new head coach at Florida Atlantic -- it created the ultimate X-factor for the third College Football Playoff title game, which kicks off at 8 p.m. ET in Tampa, Fla., on Monday night.

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  8. Senior Bowl invites Clemson's Deshaun Watson to scouting eventRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 6, 2017 | UPI

    Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson is currently in Tampa, Fla., preparing to face Alabama in the College Football Playoff national championship game on Monday night. However, in a few weeks, he might be in Alabama, preparing to put his skills on display for NFL scouts at the 2017 Senior Bowl.

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  9. 2017 CFP National Championship: No. 1 Alabama braces for No. 2 Clemson, Deshaun WatsonRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 3, 2017 | UPI

    Clemson's junior quarterback rolled up 478 yards and directed the Tigers to 40 points in last season's national championship loss to the Tide. He's back for more -- especially a ring -- when No.

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  10. 2016 Fiesta Bowl: Clemson returns to title game with 31-0 romp past Ohio StateRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 31, 2016 | UPI

    Deshaun Watson passed for 259 yards and a touchdown and ran for two scores in a dominating 31-0 victory over Ohio State in the Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium on Saturday, setting up a second straight meeting between Clemson and Alabama in the College Football Playoff national championship game. "Losing in the national championship is a crappy feeling," Clemson linebacker Ben Boulware said.

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  11. 2016 Peach Bowl: No. 1 Alabama dominates No. 4 Washington to reach title gameRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 31, 2016 | UPI

    Unbeaten Alabama is one victory away from a second straight national championship and fifth in nine seasons thanks to a breakout game from sophomore running back Bo Scarbrough and its usual dominant defense. Scarbrough scored two touchdowns, including a 68-yarder early in the fourth quarter, and the No.

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  12. Outback Bowl Preview: Florida Gators, Iowa Hawkeyes headed for a slugfestRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 29, 2016 | UPI

    No. 17 Florida and unranked Iowa enter Monday's game at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla., with two of the top defenses in the country and two of the lowest-ranked offenses. That's why this SEC-Big Ten matchup likely will be a slugfest.

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  13. Bindi Irwin posts to Chandler Powell after visit: 'I miss you so much already'Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 9, 2016 | UPI

    The 18-year-old conservationist and television personality shared a sweet goodbye message to Powell on Instagram after he left Thursday to return to the U.S. "You are flying back to the USA today. Dropping you off at the airport & waving goodbye, it never gets easier.

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  14. College Football Playoff: Alabama top seed; Washington gets last spotRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 4, 2016 | UPI

    Despite having a nonconference schedule ranked 127 out of 128, Pac-12 champion Washington earned its way into the College Football Playoff championship. The CFP committee awarded the Huskies the fourth and final spot on Sunday over Big Ten champion Penn State, which was ranked fifth.

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  15. Brain may be to blame for some hearing problems, researchers sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 29, 2016 | UPI

    Seniors who struggle to make out what people are saying around the dinner table or on a noisy street may have perfectly "normal" hearing. The problem could actually be in the brain, a new study suggests.

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  16. Baseball stunned by loss of Jose FernandezRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 25, 2016 | UPI

    Major League Baseball began mourning the loss of one of the game's brightest young stars, Miami Marlins All-Star Jose Fernandez. Fernandez, 24, was killed in a boating accident near Miami Beach early Sunday.

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  17. Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins arrested on DUI chargeRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 23, 2016 | UPI

    FHP has released video of Bucs TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins being booked into Hillsborough Co. Jail after DUI arrest: https://t.co/5eDT7uMv4l pic.twitter.com/jKl1GCWx1L Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins was arrested early Friday morning and charged with driving under the influence.

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  18. Tropical depressions target Florida, North CarolinaRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 29, 2016 | UPI

    The tropical weather disturbance that once threatened South Florida has organized into a cyclonic system, now identified as Tropical Depression 9, and is tracking toward Florida's northern Gulf coast. Tropical Depression 8, which formed off the coast of North Carolina over the weekend, is heading slowly northwest and expected to turn to the north Tuesday and strengthen into a named tropical storm, the National Hurricane Center said.

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  19. Man catches falling ducklings at Busch GardensRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 21, 2016 | UPI

    A man helped rescue a group of ducklings by catching them as they fell from their nest on top of a stone barricade at Busch Gardens in Tampa, Fla. Channing Deren shared video of Eric Pelno as he attempted to catch the stranded ducklings as they attempted to jump down to their mother from the top of the barricade.

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  20. U.S. black women get less care to prevent breast cancer returnRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 7, 2016 | UPI

    Black breast cancer survivors in the United States are less likely than white or Hispanic women to get follow-up genetic screening and surgeries that can help prevent a return of cancer, new research finds. Among more than 1,600 women diagnosed by age 50, almost twice as many whites were tested for critical BRCA gene mutations as blacks, the researchers found.

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