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Is Mikhail Sergachev, who debuts with Lightning at Wednesday camp, ready for the NHL?

Is Mikhail Sergachev, who debuts with Lightning at Wednesday camp, ready for the NHL?

BRANDON — When defenseman Mikhail Sergachev was taken ninth overall by the Canadiens in the 2016 NHL draft, a horde of Montreal media surrounded him for his first news conference.That would be overwhelming for most teenagers, especially a Russi...
Updated: 25 minutes ago
Joe Maddon: What my time in Tampa Bay meant, and still means, to me

Joe Maddon: What my time in Tampa Bay meant, and still means, to me

Editor's note: The Rays next week in Chicago will meet up for the first time with former manager Joe Maddon, who is in his third year leading the Cubs after nine with the Rays. In advance of the Tuesday-Wednesday series, we asked Maddon to share his ...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Countryside alum A.J. Andrews lands in ESPN's annual body issue (w/video)

Countryside alum A.J. Andrews lands in ESPN's annual body issue (w/video)

A.J. Andrews has taken over the spotlight in softball. Last year, the former Countryside High and LSU standout became the first female to win a Rawlings Gold Glove in the award's 59-year existence.Now Andrews will be among 23 athletes to be featured ...
Updated: 9 hours ago
Next up in Bucs renovations? A $20 million indoor practice facility

Next up in Bucs renovations? A $20 million indoor practice facility

TAMPA — Stormy weather often chased the Bucs indoors during their Super Bowl season in 2002. And by indoors, we mean in the upper level of a parking garage in an office building on the corner of Westshore Boulevard and Spruce Street. Some em...
Updated: 7 hours ago
Cup-winning Lightning captain Dave Andreychuk makes Hockey Hall of Fame

Cup-winning Lightning captain Dave Andreychuk makes Hockey Hall of Fame

TAMPA — Hall of Fame coach Scotty Bowman said Dave Andreychuk's name has surfaced often the past eight years with the selection committee. "Every time he came up I thought he was a Hall of Famer," Bowman told the Tampa Bay Times on Monday. "I k...
Updated: 8 hours ago
Rays acquire slick-fielding shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria from Marlins

Rays acquire slick-fielding shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria from Marlins

ST. PETERSBURG — Chaim Bloom said the Rays weren't necessarily in the market for a shortstop. The team has a number of those. But when the Marlins recently began shopping Adeiny Hechavarria, well, that was too much to pass up."We view Adeiny He...
Published: 06/26/17
Jones: Will Tampa Bay hit a Hall of Fame dry spell now?

Jones: Will Tampa Bay hit a Hall of Fame dry spell now?

Andy's in. Deservedly so. About time. Long overdue.Now that that's finally out of the way, who's next?Former Lightning captain Dave Andreychuk became the latest Tampa Bay sports star to be inducted into his sport's Hall of Fame. He joins a list of Ta...
Published: 06/26/17
Rays at Pirates, 7:05 p.m. Tuesday, Pittsburgh

Rays at Pirates, 7:05 p.m. Tuesday, Pittsburgh

Tonight: at Pirates7:05, PNC ParkTV/radio: Fox Sports Sun; 620-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)Probable pitchersRays: Alex Cobb (6-5, 4.05) PIRATES: RH Trevor Williams (3-3, 5.09)On Cobb: Is 2-0, 2.29 over past three starts and has pitched at least six innings i...
Published: 06/26/17
Lightning journal: Forward Yanni Gourde agrees to two-year deal

Lightning journal: Forward Yanni Gourde agrees to two-year deal

TAMPA — Just three years ago, Yanni Gourde was fighting to stay in pro hockey.Having been demoted from the AHL to ECHL, he took up civil engineering as a fallback.That's what makes Gourde's two-year, one-way deal with the Lightning on Monday su...
Published: 06/26/17
Fennelly: About time Dave Andreychuk makes Hockey Hall of Fame

Fennelly: About time Dave Andreychuk makes Hockey Hall of Fame

It's Andy's time.And it's about time.Former Lightning captain Dave Andreychuk has been elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame. He had been eligible since 2009, a ridiculously long wait for someone who scored 640 goals, including a record 274 on the power...
Published: 06/26/17