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Buccaneers defense was among NFL's best when its pressure got to the QB

Buccaneers defense was among NFL's best when its pressure got to the QB

It doesn't matter how many times they've thrown a football. It doesn't matter how many seasons they've played. It doesn't matter whether they have a degree from Harvard or Central Florida.Every NFL quarterback, from Tom Brady to Jameis Winston, is le...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Rays journal: Team says no concern over 'hiccups' from Alex Colome

Rays journal: Team says no concern over 'hiccups' from Alex Colome

PITTSBURGH — The Rays say they know what isn't wrong with closer Alex Colome, that he's not hurt or in a mental funk. And they seem certain that whatever led him to have three straight rough outings will soon be corrected. "Alex is in fine spir...
Updated: 10 hours ago
Blake Snell struggles in return as Rays fall to Pirates

Blake Snell struggles in return as Rays fall to Pirates

PITTSBURGH Blake Snell talked a good game ahead of his return to the Rays rotation Wednesday night, but he didn't pitch one.Snell had a brutal first inning and a bad night overall, not showing much of the improvements he was touting and the Rays were...
Updated: 10 hours ago
Lightning journal: Mikhail Sergachev quickly feels at home

Lightning journal: Mikhail Sergachev quickly feels at home

BRANDON — When D Mikhail Sergachev took the ice Wednesday for the first time in a Lightning uniform, he was quickly embraced by fans at the Ice Sports Forum.One fan, Cookie Gross, had made a sign with "Welcome to Tampa" in Russian. Others calle...
Updated: 10 hours ago

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...
Updated: 11 hours ago

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 ...
Updated: 11 hours ago
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...
Updated: 11 hours ago
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...
Updated: 11 hours ago
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