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Jones: 19 things Bucs could do with 19th pick

Jones: 19 things Bucs could do with 19th pick

The Bucs have the 19th pick in the NFL draft.Maybe.Rumors are swirling that the Bucs will make a trade, moving out of the first round.Then again, it wouldn't be surprising if they made a trade to move up. Or maybe they won't make a trade at all. Mayb...
Published: 04/26/17
University of Tampa's J.D. Osborne trades pucks for pitches

University of Tampa's J.D. Osborne trades pucks for pitches

TAMPA — Sometimes, University of Tampa baseball senior J.D. Osborne hears from road fans who know he was born and raised in Canada."Hey, Osborne, you should be playing hockey!" they will call out from the stands."I usually yell back, 'I know! I...
Published: 04/25/17
Updated: 04/26/17
Rays play 'bullpen game' to shut out Orioles (w/video)

Rays play 'bullpen game' to shut out Orioles (w/video)

BALTIMORE — Rays officials were really bad Tuesday night processing the forecast information and predicting the weather as they scratched scheduled starter Erasmo Ramirez 25 minutes before first pitch due to concerns about game-interrupting rai...
Published: 04/25/17

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

Settling down and settling in, rookie RHP Austin Pruitt overcome those first six rough outings and in Tuesday's spot start gave the Rays a third straight solid outing, showing the stuff and poise they expected. It may be time to wonder if C Derek Nor...
Published: 04/25/17
Rays at Orioles, 7:05 p.m. Wednesday, Baltimore

Rays at Orioles, 7:05 p.m. Wednesday, 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 Alex Cobb (1-2, 4.88)ORIOLES: RH Dylan Bundy (3-1, 1.37)On Cobb: Has allowed at least four ...
Published: 04/25/17
Rays journal: Steven Souza Jr. defends risky leap at wall

Rays journal: Steven Souza Jr. defends risky leap at wall

BALTIMORE — The answer to whether RF Steven Souza Jr. would miss any time after bruising a bone in his right elbow Monday jumping for a ball at the wall came early Tuesday."When I woke up and it wasn't extremely unbearable, I texted (manager Ke...
Published: 04/25/17
What Bucs absolutely should not do in draft's first round

What Bucs absolutely should not do in draft's first round

At approximately 10:30 Thursday night, commissioner Roger Goodell is expected to walk to the podium at the NFL draft holding a card that announces which player the Bucs will select with the 19th pick.Many Bucs fans are hoping for Florida State runnin...
Published: 04/25/17
Caleb Brantley's attorney: Ex-UF player refuses to settle with complainant (w/video)

Caleb Brantley's attorney: Ex-UF player refuses to settle with complainant (w/video)

The attorneys for former Florida defensive lineman and NFL draft prospect Caleb Brantley said the attorneys representing the complainant have tried to settle the battery case. "I was approached by lawyers representing the alleged victim, both yesterd...
Published: 04/25/17
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