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1997 USF Bulls: Scott McCready trades green and gold for black belts

1997 USF Bulls: Scott McCready trades green and gold for black belts

More than two decades after the University of Tampa played its last game, the city returned to the Saturday football stratosphere when USF played its inaugural contest on Sept. 6, 1997. That 80-3 rout of Kentucky Wesleyan, before a Houlihan's Stadium...
Published: 08/18/17
Updated: 08/19/17
Longest home run at Trop and Erasmo Ramirez's pitching doom Rays (w/video)

Longest home run at Trop and Erasmo Ramirez's pitching doom Rays (w/video)

ST. PETERSBURG — Kevin Kiermaier returned. The problem was, so did Erasmo Ramirez. Kiermaier turned a hustle double into a run. Ramirez, with help from his bullpen, made sure that was the Rays' only run in the Mariners' 7-1 victory Friday in fr...
Published: 08/18/17
Updated: 08/19/17
Bucs journal: Starting defense disappointed holding Jags to 1 rushing yard

Bucs journal: Starting defense disappointed holding Jags to 1 rushing yard

JACKSONVILLE — The Bucs' starting defense held the Jaguars to a total of 1 rushing yard on seven carries in the first half of Thursday's 12-8 preseason win.And its members were disappointed."We want them to have negative-90 (yards), negative-80...
Published: 08/18/17
Jameis Winston's hardest lesson: He can't always save the day

Jameis Winston's hardest lesson: He can't always save the day

TAMPA — Ever wonder what in the world goes through Jameis Winston's mind when he tries to fit the ball in a keyhole as he is being dragged to the turf like he was during Thursday night's 12-8 preseason win over the Jaguars?"I just felt hot," Wi...
Published: 08/18/17

Monument debate renews push by Red Sox to rename Yawkey Way

BOSTON ­— A dark blue banner with red letters reads "Welcome to Yawkey Way," and on Friday morning it still hung over a street lined on one side by shops selling Red Sox gear and souvenirs, and on the other by the brick facade of the team'...
Published: 08/18/17
Chasing 125: Bucs hope to hit rushing goal more often

Chasing 125: Bucs hope to hit rushing goal more often

Ever so often, Bucs coach Dirk Koetter pulls back the curtain a bit and shares some of the stats that matter to him most as a coach. On Friday, he was happy to report that the Bucs, by rushing for 130 yards in Thursday's 12-8 preseason win over the J...
Published: 08/18/17
Rays vs. Mariners, 6:10 p.m. Saturday, Tropicana Field

Rays vs. Mariners, 6:10 p.m. Saturday, Tropicana Field

Tonight: vs. Mariners6:10, Tropicana FieldTV/radio: Fox Sports Sun; 620-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)Tickets: $26-$300; available at Tropicana Field box office, raysbaseball.com, surcharge of up to $5 within 5 hours of game time.Promotion: Rays Tote Bag to fi...
Published: 08/18/17
Florida starter under center still under wraps

Florida starter under center still under wraps

GAINESVILLE — With two weeks before Florida opens its season against Michigan, the Gators' three-way quarterback battle remains wide open. So wide open, coach Jim McElwain said, that he didn't have a frontrunner among Malik Zaire, Feleipe Frank...
Published: 08/18/17
Jones: What Bucs need in final preseason games, more or less

Jones: What Bucs need in final preseason games, more or less

That's it. Let's start the season. Start it right now.Skip the final two preseason games. The Bucs don't need to play them.After watching Tampa Bay's first team kick Jacksonville up and down the field on Thursday, it's clear that all of us, mostly th...
Published: 08/18/17
Bucs mull options at right tackle as Dotson awaits MRI

Bucs mull options at right tackle as Dotson awaits MRI

Right tackle Demar Dotson, the Bucs' most experienced offensive lineman, will undergo an MRI on his injured groin Saturday, three weeks before the season opener. How would the Bucs replace Dotson if he had an extended absence? Second-year pro Caleb B...
Published: 08/18/17