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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...
Updated: 16 minutes ago
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
‘Biggest fight' behind her, Petra Kvitova returns ahead of schedule

‘Biggest fight' behind her, Petra Kvitova returns ahead of schedule

PARIS — Five months after a home invader's knife sliced into her left hand, Petra Kvitova will return to competitive tennis at the French Open, a last-minute decision to make her comeback earlier than expected."Not many people believe that I ca...
Published: 05/27/17
This Tampa Bay Lightning wing rides the newest wave of fan interaction

This Tampa Bay Lightning wing rides the newest wave of fan interaction

TAMPA — There are photos of Lightning fan Shaun Egger as a toddler at center ice at the then-Thunderome, aka Tropicana Field. He's played in the Lightning's high school hockey league for Palm Harbor University. But his closest personal encounte...
Published: 05/27/17
Chris Archer dominates as Rays open road trip with win over Twins (w/video)

Chris Archer dominates as Rays open road trip with win over Twins (w/video)

MINNEAPOLIS — Chris Archer didn't want to give up the ball, didn't want to leave with another out to go in the eighth inning Friday, and only 106 pitches thrown. But as he walked slowly toward the dugout he took a long look at the bullpen and w...
Published: 05/26/17
Updated: 05/27/17
USF eliminated by UCF in AAC baseball; Florida, FSU, Miami win

USF eliminated by UCF in AAC baseball; Florida, FSU, Miami win

CLEARWATER — Roughly 16 hours after a ninth-inning collapse against East Carolina in the American Athletic Conference's double-elimination baseball tournament, USF returned to Spectrum Field presumably set for a reboot.It simply got booted inst...
Published: 05/26/17
Bucs WR DeSean Jackson knows only one direction: full speed ahead

Bucs WR DeSean Jackson knows only one direction: full speed ahead

TAMPA — DeSean Jackson is the "1."Actually, Jackson, the Bucs' latest weapon for quarterback Jameis Winston, with his blazing speed and game-changing splash plays, wears No. 11 in games.But in practice? He's the 1. That's what he was wearing th...
Published: 05/26/17
Rays journal: Rookie Daniel Robertson takes pride in sparkling defense

Rays journal: Rookie Daniel Robertson takes pride in sparkling defense

MINNEAPOLIS — Rookie INF Daniel Robertson has earned raves for his defensive play at both second base and shortstop, making a highlight play almost every game he starts, including one in the fifth inning Friday.Making that even more rewarding i...
Published: 05/26/17
Muslim faith greater than fear for Wharton's Rania Samhouri (w/video)

Muslim faith greater than fear for Wharton's Rania Samhouri (w/video)

TAMPA — Rania Samhouri graduated Monday night from Wharton High School, and many times throughout the ceremony she flashed back to a moment that changed her life.It was Friday, Feb. 3, minutes before she left for school.Nervous, really nervous,...
Published: 05/26/17
Fennelly: Dirk Koetter's apology no way to keep this fidget spinning

Fennelly: Dirk Koetter's apology no way to keep this fidget spinning

TAMPA — It all began with a fidget spinner.And when the fidget stopped spinning, Bucs coach Dirk Koetter, who is on record as saying he wants a "bad (naughty word)" football team, was apologizing to his former team, the defending NFC champion F...
Published: 05/25/17
Updated: 05/26/17