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NFL Draft: Where the Bucs could find a development quarterback

NFL Draft: Where the Bucs could find a development quarterback

TAMPA — The Bucs, quite blissfully for their fans, do not need to draft a starting quarterback this week.Appreciate that fact, as teams that don't have an answer at football's most crucial position scramble to try to find one. For all the drama...
Published: 04/25/17
Hernando's Christian Arroyo told his mom he was headed to the majors, and she didn't believe him

Hernando's Christian Arroyo told his mom he was headed to the majors, and she didn't believe him

SAN FRANCISCO — Former Hernando High School baseball star Christian Arroyo's major-league debut didn't go so well — 0-for-4 in the San Francisco Giants' 2-1 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers Monday.Convincing his mother that his dream ...
Published: 04/25/17
HomeTeam 25: Baseball rankings

HomeTeam 25: Baseball rankings

1. Calvary Christian (22-0) This week: Tuesday at Indian Rocks Christian, Friday vs. Inspiration AcademyScoop: Only two games remain for an undefeated regular season, and they aren't easy games. The Warriors dodged a bullet last week in a 9-8 win ove...
Published: 04/25/17
Linebackers not a high priority this draft for Bucs

Linebackers not a high priority this draft for Bucs

TAMPA — In Lavonte David and Kwon Alexander, the Bucs have two young linebackers who never come off the field when healthy, key parts of Tampa Bay's defense for the present and future.The Bucs' third linebacker spot is something of a part-time ...
Published: 04/25/17
NFL draft: Addressing the Bucs' greatest need

NFL draft: Addressing the Bucs' greatest need

TAMPA — When it comes to the NFL draft under Bucs general manager Jason Licht, the offense has played with too many men on the field.The first two years, Licht took only one player on defense: LSU linebacker Kwon Alexander in the fourth round i...
Published: 04/24/17
Updated: 04/25/17

Marc Topkin's takeaways from Monday's Rays-Orioles game

RHP Chris Archer battled the elements and himself all night, getting huge outs when he needed but also allowing homers to the Nos. 7-8 hitters — his first of the season — while walking a career-high-matching five and throwing 104 in 6U...
Published: 04/24/17
Rays blow another lead, lose to first-place Orioles (w/video)

Rays blow another lead, lose to first-place Orioles (w/video)

BALTIMORE — Monday started so well for the Rays, some still seemingly rare national recognition as Steven Souza Jr. won the AL player of the week award, and on his 28th birthday no less.Hours of uncertainty over an ominous forecast for heavy ra...
Published: 04/24/17
Rays at Orioles, 7:05 p.m. Tuesday, Baltimore

Rays at Orioles, 7:05 p.m. Tuesday, Baltimore

Tonight: at Orioles7:05, Camden Yards, BaltimoreTV/radio: Fox Sports Sun; 620-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)Rays info: Toll-free 1-888-326-7297Probable pitchersRays: RH Erasmo Ramirez (2-0, 3.07)ORIOLES: LH Wade Miley (1-0, 1.89)Orioles 6, Rays 3Tampa Bay A...
Published: 04/24/17
Rays journal: Chih-Wei Hu has memorable, and long, first day in majors

Rays journal: Chih-Wei Hu has memorable, and long, first day in majors

BALTIMORE — RHP Chih-Wei Hu's first day in the majors Sunday was not only memorable but quite long. The excitement actually started around 11 p.m. Saturday, when he got summoned to the lobby of the Louisville, Ky., hotel where the Triple-A Durh...
Published: 04/24/17
Florida DL Caleb Brantley's case remains murky, as does draft stock

Florida DL Caleb Brantley's case remains murky, as does draft stock

It has been almost two weeks since former Florida defensive lineman Caleb Brantley was involved in an early morning fight near a Gainesville bar, and the situation remains murky. It didn't get any clearer Monday, even after public statements from all...
Published: 04/24/17