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2C Sunday, May 26, 2024 Tampa Bay Times A full moon can work in mysterious ways while fishing. It has long been known as the premier time to fish for mangrove snapper. responsible for the crab flush going on now and the exceptional tarpon fishing that comes with it. Crabs, shrimp and other baitfish are swept from the bays and backwa- ters, particularly during the dumping afternoon outgoing tide. As the crabs pour through areas like the Sunshine Skyway bridge and the passes on either side of Egmont Key, tarpon instinctively gather to take advantage of the easy pickings.

always liked the three days before and after the full moon. The conditions are relatively the same, other than low tide is approximately an hour later each day. full moon was Thursday. If unable to get in on the action, there will be more opportunity in a couple of weeks. The new moon is June 6.

feature pretty much the same conditions with the favorable tides. Over the years, many of my most memorable tarpon trips have occurred after the sun has gone down during the full moon. pick a stretch of beach where observed rolling tarpon during daylight, anchor, cast out six or eight rods loaded with fresh dead shad, and hold on. On a clear night, you can see the schools and hear them as they approach your boat. There is nothing more spectacular that watching 150 pounds of angry, twisted chrome com- ing out of the water under the light of the moon.

Jay Mastry charters Jaybird out of St. Petersburg. Call 727-321-2142. For tides, see the weather package on Page 8C. Corner Jay Mastry Morning briefing Times news services LONDON If this was Erik ten final game in charge of Manchester United, it was a sensational way to go out.

Against the backdrop of intense speculation that he is about to be fired, Ten Hag and United stunned defend- ing champion Manchester City 2-1 to lift the FA Cup at Wembley on Saturday. Receiving his medal from the future king of England, Prince William, the Dutch- man then got his hands on his second trophy in as many seasons to end a trou- bled campaign on a high. Is it enough to save his job? not satisfied with it, we have to do better, and if they want me any- more then I go somewhere else to win trophies because that is what I did my whole Ten Hag said. are constructing a team and when I took over it was a mess at Manchester First-half goals from Ale- jandro Garnacho and Kob- bie Mainoo set up the win. City piled the pressure on after the break and got a late goal from substitute Jeremy Doku.

owners watched from the executive seats at Wembley. are all very proud of the players and the staff who work tirelessly to sup- port new co-owner Jim Ratcliffe said. The British billionaire bought a 27.7% stake in United in February and is overhauling the club. widespread antic- ipation that Ten Hag will become the latest casualty of his revamp regardless of the cup final triumph. win deprived rival City of the first back-to- back English league and cup doubles and also saw United qualify for the Europa League next season.

game plan was not City manager Pep Guardiola said. Garnacho opened the scor- ing in the 30th minute. He chased a punt from Diogo Dalot deep in his half. Josko Gvardiol was quicker to the ball, but his headed back pass went over onrushing City goalkeeper Stefan Orte- ga to leave Garnacho with an open net to tap home. second goal nine minutes later came from a slick attack, with Garnacho at the heart of it again when cutting in from the right wing.

The United captain hit a first-time no-look pass to Mainoo, who coolly slot- ted past Ortega. The final was a repeat of last which City won 2-1. long-range shot in the 87th set up a tense finish. By that point Erling Haaland had hit the bar, Kyle Walker had forced goalkeeper Andre Onana into two outstretched saves, and substitute Julian Alva- rez missed from close range with only the keeper to beat. It is 13th FA Cup, one behind record of 14.

And it is Ten sec- ond trophy after winning the League Cup last year. Players and staff embraced him on the field after the final whistle and fans cheered rapturously as he went to collect the trophy in front of the co-owners, Americans Joel and Avram Glazer and Ratcliffe. Victory, however, came after worst league season in 34 years. been a tough season with ups and downs. This is the only thing had to look forward Mainoo said.

knew we had to come together. The prepa- ration for this game has been amazing. shown we can compete and win MORE SOCCER Lyon, PSG fans clash before game Lyon and Paris Saint-Ger- main supporters clashed on a highway leading to the venue of the French Cup final a few hours before kickoff in Lille. Supporters threw flares and windows were smashed on buses full of supporters. Some buses were set on fire.

The final was deemed a very high security risk by the national police division for the fight against hoo- liganism, which put the threat level at five on a scale of five, according to RMC Sport. Lyon and PSG ultras have a long-standing rivalry and were expected to travel to Villeneuve for the final. PSG supporters also caused trouble in the youth French Cup final, a cur- tain-raiser to the French Cup final, by throwing pro- jectiles at Marseille Under- 19 goalkeeper Aboubaka Dosso. The game was sus- pended for about 10 min- utes in the second half before resuming. Marseille beat Nancy 4-1.

The French Cup final was relocated to Stade Pierre Mauroy in the north of France because of prepara- tions in Paris for the Olym- pic Games. BARCA WOMEN TAKE TITLE: Barcelona ended its losing streak against Lyon, winning 2-0 to clinch its third Champions League title in four years. World player of the year Aitana scored in the second half and Alexia Putellas added the sec- ond goal deep into stop- page time. Barcelona had lost the two previous finals it played against the French team. The Catalan club had never won in four previ- ous matches against Lyon.

In front of a record crowd of 50,827 for the final in Bilbao, Spain, Barcelona became the third club with three Champi- ons League titles. Lyon has eight, Eintracht Frankfurt has four. COLLEGE SOFTBALL Gators fall, deciding game set for today Shaylon Govan hit a three- run home run, RyLee Cran- dall shut down fourth-seed- ed Florida and Baylor forced a deciding third game in the Gainesville Super Region with a 5-2 softball win. The Bears (36-22) and Gators (50-13), who had won 12 straight, meet at 2 today for a berth in the College World Series. A walk and a single to start off the bottom of the first set the stage for blast, her 11th, to left-center off Keagan Rothrock (29-7).

Crandall (17-8) scattered five hits and walked two while striking out six. Reagan Walsh led off the Florida second with a home run but Baylor got that back quickly. Taylor Strain scored on a wild pitch after leading off the inning with a single. Skylar Wallace had an RBI single for Florida in the fifth. Rothrock, a freshman who won the opening game 4-2, was pulled after Gov- home run.

Ava Brown pitched the rest of the game. GOLF PGA Tour player dies at age 30 Two-time PGA Tour win- ner Grayson Murray died Saturday morning at age 30, one day after he with- drew from the Charles Schwab Cup Challenge at Grayson Colonial. There were no immediate details on the circ*mstances of his death, only shock and grief from the PGA Tour and his management team. am at a loss for PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan said. PGA Tour is a family, and when you lose a member of your family, you are never the same.

We mourn Grayson and pray for comfort for his loved His management com- pany, GSE Worldwide, con- firmed the death and said it was heartbroken. will hold off on com- menting until we learn fur- ther details, but out heart aches for his family, his friends and all who loved him during this very dif- ficult GSE said in a statement. Monahan said he spoke with parents to offer condolences, and they asked that the tournament in Fort Worth, Texas, continue. He said grief counselors would be on site at the PGA Tour and Korn Ferry Tour event. Monahan said he was headed to Texas.

Murray, who had dealt with alcohol and mental issues in the past, made a massive turnaround this year and won the Sony Open, hitting a wedge to 3 feet for birdie on the final hole to get into a play- off and winning it with a 40-foot putt. HOCKEY: WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP Switzerland, Czechs to play for title Switzerland prevailed in a penalty shootout to stun Canada 3-2 and set up the final against the host Czech Republic at the ice hockey world championship. Sven Andrighetto scored the decisive shootout goal after the score was tied at 2 in regulation and a scoreless 10-minute overtime. The 28-time champion Canada will face Sweden in the bronze-medal game. Kevin Fiala scored, added an assist and scored one of the two Swiss goals in the shootout.

Nino Niederre- iter also scored for Switzer- land. Goaltender Leonardo Genoni stopped 42 shots. Earlier, Brandon Tanev scored with a backhand with 5:53 remaining in the middle period to reduce lead to 2-1. Captain John Tavares tied it for Canada with 2:07 left in the final period on a power play when Connor Bedard fed him in the right circle. AUTOS Leclerc earns Monaco pole Charles Leclerc took the pole position for Ferrari at the Monaco Grand Prix and ended Formula 1 champion Max bid for a record-extending ninth straight pole.

Verstappen, who shares the F1 record with the late Ayrton Senna, starts sixth for Red Bull today on argu- ably the most difficult track for overtaking in the series. Leclerc secured his third pole in four years at Monaco, where he grew up overlook- ing the start-finish line. He was .154 seconds ahead of Oscar Piastri. ET CETERA TENNIS: Casper Ruud won back-to-back matches Satur- day to take his third Geneva Open title in four years. Ruud won the final 7-5, 6-3 against Tomas Machac, who eliminated Novak Djokovic in the only semifinal com- pleted Friday, returning on court less than three hours after having defeated Flavio Cobolli.

The seventh-ranked Norwegian rallied from a slow start at 10.30 a.m. to beat Cobolli 1-6, 6-1, 7-6 (4) in a match delayed on Fri- day because of heavy rain. TRACK: Beatrice Chebet of Kenya set a world record in the 10,000 meters at the Prefontaine Classic meet, finishing in 28 min- utes, 54.14 seconds. Chebet bested the previous record of 29.01.03 set by Letesenbet Gidey at FBK Stadium in the Netherlands on June 8, 2021. Chebet fin- ished ahead of Gudaf Tsegay of Ethiopia, who finished in 29:05.92 in cloudy and cool temperatures in Eugene, Oregon.

Chebet, 24, won the silver medal at the 5,000 meters at the world champi- onships at Hayward Field in 2022. She won the bronze in the event at the worlds last year in Budapest. United upsets Man City to win FA Cup title Rowdies up next at Sacramento, 10 Saturday Streaming: KIN CHEUNG Associated Press Manchester Erling Haaland, background, gets the worst of a battle with Kobbie Mainoo, who scores Manchester second goal in a 2-1 victory that gives United a 13th FA Cup title. Murray.

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