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Buccaneers watching Ian, balance focus with perspective

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Todd Bowles and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are attempting to focus on football while maintaining perspective as the relocated team watches from Miami as Hurricane Ian makes landfall in western Florida.

"Our thoughts and hearts go out to everyone still in Tampa," Bowles said at his media availability from Miami via Zoom video conference on Wednesday. "It's bigger than the football team, No. 1. What we do is really small entertainment for people that go through a lot of rough things and hopefully we can provide that."

In contact daily with the NFL, Bowles said the Buccaneers are still planning to play Sunday night at Raymond James Stadium but know the plan could change at any time before game day.

The NFL said Wednesday that the primetime game against the Kansas City Chiefs will be played in Minneapolis if it can't be contested in Tampa. But as of Wednesday afternoon, the game is still on for Tampa as planned.

Bowles and the Buccaneers took family and pets to ...

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Allegations of child abuse levied against Canucks owner

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The NHL said Wednesday that it is continuing to monitor a family situation involving Vancouver Canucks owner Francesco Aquilini.

Aquilini was accused of physically and psychologically abusing his four now-adult children when they were minors on Tuesday in a Vancouver courtroom.

"We are aware of the allegations that have been made in the family court proceeding in Vancouver and have been in touch with Mr. Aquilini and his lawyers regarding same," the league's statement read. "Clearly, the parties have been involved in a most contentious divorce. Mr. Aquilini has advised us that he categorically denies the allegations. We plan to continue to monitor the situation and, if necessary, will respond as we learn more as events unfold."

Aquilini is alleged to have beaten one of his sleeping children and continued to do so after the child woke up, while one of his kids claimed to have seen him throw a 5-year-old child across a room. Aquilini also allegedly punched a child...

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