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St. Petersburg's Sebastien Bourdais vows to return for IndyCar finale

St. Petersburg's Sebastien Bourdais vows to return for IndyCar finale

INDIANAPOLIS — Sebastien Bourdais was in one of the best race cars he'd ever had, so fast that most of his competitors thought he would win the pole for the Indianapolis 500. Instead, the St. Petersburg resident crashed during qualifying at Ind...
Published: 05/28/17
Calvary Christian routs Pensacola Catholic to win state baseball title

Calvary Christian routs Pensacola Catholic to win state baseball title

FORT MYERS — Calvary Christian left no doubt as to which baseball team in Class 4A was the best in Florida this season. The Warriors defeated Pensacola Catholic 11-1 in six innings Saturday night at Hammond Stadium to claim the school's first s...
Published: 05/27/17
Rays Tales: The stories behind Corey Dickerson's ascension

Rays Tales: The stories behind Corey Dickerson's ascension

The 25 pounds DH/LF Corey Dickerson lost during the winter through diet and exercise are considered the primary reason for his ascension to one of the American League's most productive hitters, going into the weekend leading in hits, multihit games a...
Published: 05/27/17
Numerous lapses add up to frustrating Rays loss to Twins

Numerous lapses add up to frustrating Rays loss to Twins

MINNEAPOLIS — While the Rays made some good defensive plays, threw a couple of big pitches when they needed to and got a few, and just a few, key hits, there were some obvious things they did wrong that led to them losing Saturday's game to the...
Published: 05/27/17
Rays journal: Steven Souza Jr. laughing right along after comical dive

Rays journal: Steven Souza Jr. laughing right along after comical dive

MINNEAPOLIS — Souza being Souza.That seemed to be the best way to describe the entertaining — and comically bad — dive Rays RF Steven Souza Jr. attempted in Friday's game, and the good humor he showed in handling the fallout, includ...
Published: 05/27/17
Roberto Aguayo faces stiff test to keep Bucs' placekicker job

Roberto Aguayo faces stiff test to keep Bucs' placekicker job

TAMPA — The wind is never going to be at Roberto Aguayo's back when he lines up for a field goal or extra point this offseason in his quest to remain the Bucs' kicker.Quite frankly, short of putting everything through the uprights, it's hard to...
Published: 05/27/17
What to watch for in Sunday's Indianapolis 500

What to watch for in Sunday's Indianapolis 500

Three things to know about today's 101st running of the Indianapolis 500: 1 One of the field's top drivers is a rookie. Fernando Alonso has two Formula One championships and 32 victories. But the 35-year-old Spaniard chose to skip one of that premier...
Published: 05/27/17
Twins eventually cash in as Rays lose, fall back to .500 (w/video)

Twins eventually cash in as Rays lose, fall back to .500 (w/video)

MINNEAPOLIS — The Rays could only battle their way out of trouble for so long Saturday afternoon before succumbing in a 5-2 loss to the Twins.Brian Dozier's two-run homer in the eighth off reliever Tommy Hunter was the difference, coming after ...
Published: 05/27/17
Why the Lightning should keep Jonathan Drouin

Why the Lightning should keep Jonathan Drouin

Keep him.Jonathan Drouin is live bait. The Lightning is ready to run the hook through him and cast him out there again. Drouin has enough talent for the Lightning to meet some defensive needs in a deal.Keep him.Anyone can be traded. Wayne Gretzky was...
Published: 05/27/17
Why the Lightning would consider trading Jonathan Drouin

Why the Lightning would consider trading Jonathan Drouin

TAMPA — This summer, the Lightning could trade one of its most dynamic young players ever. On the surface, it seems crazy, Tampa Bay parting with wing Jonathan Drouin. It's also complicated. Here you have a budding star coming off a breakout, 2...
Published: 05/27/17