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King of the comebacks? Lightning makes a case this season

King of the comebacks? Lightning makes a case this season

TAMPA — When exactly did you give up on the Lightning? Was it when captain Steven Stamkos suffered a knee injury in mid-November, forcing him to miss most of the season? Or when Tampa Bay fell to last place in the Eastern Conference on Feb. 4? ...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Bucs co-chairman Joel Glazer most excited he's been in many seasons

Bucs co-chairman Joel Glazer most excited he's been in many seasons

PHOENIX — It has been 15 years since the Bucs won their only Lombardi Trophy, which also was their last playoff victory. Co-chairman Joel Glazer said maybe the team and fans were fooled into the belief that they could do it without an elite qua...
Updated: 1 hour ago
McDonald's All-American Game: Kevin Knox attracts pint-sized media moguls

McDonald's All-American Game: Kevin Knox attracts pint-sized media moguls

CHICAGO — Hayden McCain started playing basketball three years ago. His younger brother, Hudson, joined him a year later.Since then, the sport has played a dominant role in their lives. The two hone their skills night and day on the family's ba...
Updated: 7 hours ago
NFL overtime proposal takes aim at a problem that doesn't exist

NFL overtime proposal takes aim at a problem that doesn't exist

UPDATE (4 p.m.): Owners have tabled a vote on a proposal that would have put a 10-minute time limit on overtime. It is not clear when they will reconsider the recommendation.• • •NFL owners will vote today on a proposal that would l...
Updated: 7 hours ago
Hassan Childs dismissed from USF football team

Hassan Childs dismissed from USF football team

USF senior safety Hassan Childs, arrested Monday for his part in a suspected road-rage incident, is no longer part of the Bulls program, first-year coach Charlie Strong announced Tuesday.Childs, 22, was shot after twice pointing a gun at a car carryi...
Published: 03/28/17
HomeTeam 25: Baseball rankings

HomeTeam 25: Baseball rankings

1. Jesuit (14-1)This week: Tuesday vs. Blake, Thursday vs. Spoto, Saturday at SarasotaScoop: The Tigers won the Saladino Tournament, then rattled off three straight wins last week. So forget about any hangover. They have won 13 straight. Saturday's g...
Published: 03/28/17
Florida coach, Auburn player clash after softball game

Florida coach, Auburn player clash after softball game

GAINESVILLE — Florida softball coach Tim Walton was involved in an altercation with Auburn shortstop Haley Fagan on Monday night after Walton gave Fagan a slight push during postgame handshakes. The Tigers beat Florida 1-0, and when Fagan left...
Published: 03/28/17
Fennelly: Tyler Clippard's Marine Corps salute: a Yankee pitcher's pin of pride

Fennelly: Tyler Clippard's Marine Corps salute: a Yankee pitcher's pin of pride

TAMPA — For Yankees relief pitcher and Tampa resident Tyler Clippard, just playing in the World Baseball Classic was a dream come true. Last Wednesday, it got dreamier. Clippard and his teammates became gold medalists. He raced from the bullpen...
Published: 03/27/17
Updated: 03/28/17
Bucs GM Jason Licht is willing to take a very much calculated risk on players

Bucs GM Jason Licht is willing to take a very much calculated risk on players

PHOENIX — Two years ago, Bucs general manager Jason Licht had a trail of microphones and reporters chasing him through the NFL annual meeting at the Biltmore resort. That's the kind of attention that comes with owning the No. 1 overall pick in ...
Published: 03/27/17
Updated: 03/28/17
Rays' risk assessment: Backgrounding Derek Norris

Rays' risk assessment: Backgrounding Derek Norris

PORT CHARLOTTE — Sitting in front of his locker during his first day as a Ray on Saturday, Derek Norris pointed to the iPad sitting atop a travel bag as a key tool in his challenging task: learning an entire new pitching staff with just a week ...
Published: 03/27/17
Updated: 03/28/17