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NFL Week 3: What we learned

NFL Week 3: What we learned

Take the knee … well, not NOWThe ol' walkoff runoff. That's how the Lions' undefeated season came to an end. Trailing the Falcons 30-26 and looking for another fourth-quarter comeback victory, which would have been their second of the season an...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Bradenton high school senior Chasten Whitfield inspires young anglers

Bradenton high school senior Chasten Whitfield inspires young anglers

MADEIRA BEACH — The kids lined up single file, snow cones in hand, a procession of sweaty, excited grade schoolers watching Chasten Whitfield throw a cast net.With her large white and pink boat as a backdrop, Whitfield beamed while chatting wit...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Wreck helps Kyle Busch take control of Monster Cup's ISM 300

Wreck helps Kyle Busch take control of Monster Cup's ISM 300

LOUDON, N.H. — Kyle Busch saw little but billowing white smoke that engulfed the track and blinded enough drivers that it caused a tremendous wreck that notably altered the race running order. In his No. 18 Toyota, the driver nicknamed "Rowdy" ...
Updated: 4 hours ago
Lightning's Nikita Kucherov has a lot to say  about moving on to a much better season

Lightning's Nikita Kucherov has a lot to say about moving on to a much better season

TAMPA — Nikita Kucherov sits back in his stall and smiles.Laughs a little, too. The Lightning star wing is talking — a lot. About his team, Steven Stamkos, his summer. That is news in itself for a 24-year-old Russian who often brooded whi...
Updated: 4 hours ago

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

RHP Chris Archer's primary problem Sunday, as in much of September, was a lack of slider command. When he can't throw it where he wants, and doesn't have the confidence in the changeup to throw it often, he can't win with just his fastball.The O's un...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Somehow, Rays' Chris Archer remains just shy of being an ace

Somehow, Rays' Chris Archer remains just shy of being an ace

BALTIMORE — Chris Archer had another bad game Sunday.Couldn't command his slider, couldn't keep the Orioles from scoring six times, couldn't get through even four innings in the 9-4 loss."Just wasn't a great day for me," Archer said.He has had ...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Lightning journal: '17 draft pick Alex Volkov has nose for the net

Lightning journal: '17 draft pick Alex Volkov has nose for the net

TAMPA — When the Lightning picked wing Alex Volkov in the second round of the June draft, some wondered why so soon.But after the first few weeks of training camp, Volkov, 20, has others wondering how soon the 6-foot-1 forward might reach the N...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Rays journal: Chris Archer declining to protest in deference to teammates

Rays journal: Chris Archer declining to protest in deference to teammates

BALTIMORE — RHP Chris Archer agrees with the message and how Oakland C Bruce Maxwell handled presenting his view Saturday in becoming the first major-league player to kneel during the national anthem.But Archer, the most socially conscious of t...
Updated: 6 hours ago
Bucs' 34-17 loss to the Vikings was all about pain and frustration

Bucs' 34-17 loss to the Vikings was all about pain and frustration

MINNEAPOLIS — Late in the Bucs' egg-laying 34-17 loss to the Vikings, linebacker Lavonte David had his leg rolled up from behind by an offensive lineman and injured his left ankle. The game was paused and a cart summoned onto U.S. Bank Stadium ...
Updated: 7 hours ago
Jones: Rather than criticizing anthem protests, we should be asking about the reasons for them

Jones: Rather than criticizing anthem protests, we should be asking about the reasons for them

MINNEAPOLIS — They are football players. They are teammates. They are Tampa Bay Bucs.But before that, they are something else.They are Americans. And they are human beings.And that gives Mike Evans and DeSean Jackson the right to do what they d...
Updated: 7 hours ago