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Two Cents: Lightning's season puts bummer on hockey celebration

Two Cents: Lightning's season puts bummer on hockey celebration

Tampa Bay Times columnist Tom Jones looks back at the best and worst from a weekend of televised sports:Worst celebrationSunday was Hockey Day in America as the country celebrated the great game of hockey. Saturday was Hockey Day in Tampa Bay as the ...
Published: 02/19/17
Updated: 02/20/17

Bucs raise season ticket prices for second straight year

TAMPA — After their first winning season in six years, the Bucs are making some of their fans pay more to see a game at Raymond James Stadium next season.For the second year in a row, the Bucs are raising season ticket prices for most seats, wi...
Published: 02/18/17
Updated: 02/19/17
Rays' No. 0, Mallex Smith, on fast track for 25-man roster

Rays' No. 0, Mallex Smith, on fast track for 25-man roster

PORT CHARLOTTE — The first hint that new Rays outfielder Mallex Smith is a little bit different is the number on the back of his jersey: 0.After being traded to the Rays last month, the open-thinking, smooth-talking, fast-running Smith decided ...
Published: 02/18/17
Updated: 02/19/17
Lightning's playoff hopes: So you're saying there's a chance?

Lightning's playoff hopes: So you're saying there's a chance?

Center Brian Boyle put a sobering spin on one of the Lightning's best stretches of the season. '"We're winning just to stay where we're at," he said. And Tampa Bay's unlikely climb into a playoff spot only gets more daunting. Despite winning three of...
Published: 02/17/17
Meet new Rays reliever Hunter who broke his back for his son

Meet new Rays reliever Hunter who broke his back for his son

PORT CHARLOTTE — Pitcher Tommy Hunter joined the Rays on Friday, signing a minor-league deal. Hunter is a veteran, versatile right-hander who threw for two contenders last season — Cleveland and Baltimore. He was once a closer for the Ori...
Published: 02/17/17
A Rays deal with Matt Wieters makes sense — at the right price

A Rays deal with Matt Wieters makes sense — at the right price

PORT CHARLOTTE — There are several things we know about the Rays' interest in Matt Wieters, the former Orioles star catcher who surprisingly — check mlbtraderumors.com — yep, remains unsigned as camps open: First, and most importan...
Published: 02/15/17
Updated: 02/20/17