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USF to face Indiana in men's basketball next season

The USF men's basketball team will get an early test from a Big Ten powerhouse next season. The Bulls will face Indiana at Assembly Hall on Nov. 19 as part of the five-team Hoosier Tip-Off Classic, they said Wednesday. It will be the first time the p...
Published: 06/28/17

Marc Topkin's takeaways from Wednesday's Rays-Pirates game

Corey Dickerson is doing everything he can to garner All-Star votes heading into tonight's voting cutoff, going into play Wednesday leading the AL with 101 hits and rapping two more his first two times up, and scoring two more runs.The return of RHP ...
Published: 06/28/17
Lightning prospects mantra: You never know when NHL chance will appear

Lightning prospects mantra: You never know when NHL chance will appear

BRANDON — Brett Howden said he watched closely last season as former junior teammate Brayden Point made an remarkable rise to a Lightning regular in his first year pro.The year before, Howden, 19, Tampa Bay's first-round draft pick in 2016, sat...
Published: 06/28/17
Rays at Pirates, 7:05 Thursday, Pittsburgh

Rays at Pirates, 7:05 Thursday, Pittsburgh

Tonight: at Pirates7:05, PNC Park, PittsburghTV/radio: Fox Sports Sun; 620-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)Rays info: Toll-free 1-888-326-7297Probable pitchersRays: RH Chris Archer (6-4, 3.97)Pirates: RH Jameson Taillon (3-2, 3.33)On Archer: Beat Orioles on Frid...
Published: 06/28/17
College World Series title puts Florida Gators in elite company

College World Series title puts Florida Gators in elite company

The Florida Gators put themselves in rare company with Tuesday night's College World Series national championship victory.Florida is just the fourth program in Division I to win a national title in the three major men's sports — football (Assoc...
Published: 06/28/17
Jones: Steve Yzerman's plan for getting the Lightning back into the playoffs

Jones: Steve Yzerman's plan for getting the Lightning back into the playoffs

BRANDON — Seems like forever since the Lightning played a game.That's what happens when you miss the playoffs.Here's what else happens when you miss the playoffs: You can't help but wonder when you're going to get back to them again.For the fir...
Published: 06/28/17

USF hoops to play at Indiana in November

The USF men's basketball team is set to get an early test from a Big Ten powerhouse in non-conference play next season. The Bulls will travel to face Indiana at Assembly Hall on Nov. 19 as part of the 2017 Hoosier Tip-Off Classic, the school announce...
Published: 06/28/17
College World Series puts Florida Gators in elite company

College World Series puts Florida Gators in elite company

With Tuesday night's College World Series win, the Florida Gators put themselves in rare company. Florida is just the fourth program in Division I to win a national title in the three major men's sports - football (Associated Press), basketball and b...
Published: 06/28/17
For starters: Rays at Pirates, with Blake Snell on the mound

For starters: Rays at Pirates, with Blake Snell on the mound

UPDATE, 5:51: Cash said there are no concerns about closer Alex Colome's health and the Rays are confident with a few adjustments - mechanicss, timing, pitch selection/location - he will be fine. ... RHP Brad Boxberger came through his Tuesday rehab ...
Published: 06/28/17
Lightning re-signs Cory Conacher to two-year deal

Lightning re-signs Cory Conacher to two-year deal

Cory Conacher said he wanted another shot in the NHL, and hoped it would be with the Lightning. And Conacher, 27, got his wish Wednesday, signing a two-year deal with Tampa Bay. It's a one-way deal in the first year, two-way in the second, with an NH...
Published: 06/28/17