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Sunday, Oct 23, 2016

Martin Fennelly

Times Sports Columnist
Fennelly, Martin

Fennelly column: He’s the last person you would expect to be pulled over for driving while black


It’s Kaepernick Week for the Bucs.

Fennelly: Sims’ blunder too representative of Bucs’ season


TAMPA — We could convene think tanks and still not come up with what Bucs running back Charles Sims was thinking when he fumbled in the second half Sunday.

Fennelly: In Tampa, smiles mix with disbelief as Jose Fernandez is remembered


TAMPA — It was the day after. It still didn’t seem real.

Fennelly: Jose Fernandez was brash, lovable, irreplaceable


ST. PETERSBURG — He left in the night, while most of us slept.

Fennelly: ‘I am not afraid’ is mantra of Bucs GM Licht

- “I’m not afraid of unorthodox or unconventional ways of doing things,” says Bucs general manager Jason Licht. “You’re grateful for what you have. And you’re not afraid to take risks...

Fennelly: A dozen thoughts after the college football kickoff weekend


Thoughts after the big college football kickoff:

Fennelly: Monsignor Laurence Higgins love sports, inspired bay area athletes


On Jan. 25, 2003, the night before Super Bowl XXXVII, Bucs players gathered in a San Diego hotel meeting room for pregame mass. The following night, they became world champions. First things first. Monsignor was rolling....

Fennelly: Let Kaepernick sit for anthem; that’s American, too


O say can’t you see: San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick wasn’t as unpatriotic as he seemed when he sat out the national anthem before a preseason game.