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Rays vs. Blue Jays, 1:10 p.m. Thursday, Tropicana Field

Rays vs. Blue Jays, 1:10 p.m. Thursday, Tropicana Field

Today: vs. Blue Jays1:10, Tropicana FieldTV/radio: Fox Sports Sun; 620-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)Tickets: $15-$275; available at Tropicana Field box office, raysbaseball.com, surcharge up to $5 within five hours of gamePromotion: $2 tickets for kids 14 and...
Updated: 24 minutes ago
Browns to start rookie QB DeShone Kizer vs. Bucs

Browns to start rookie QB DeShone Kizer vs. Bucs

BEREA, Ohio — DeShone Kizer will be next through the Browns' quarterback turnstile. He doesn't want it to spin again soon. The rocket-armed rookie quarterback from Notre Dame was named Cleveland's starter for Saturday's third exhibition game ag...
Updated: 26 minutes ago

Florida Gators' QB situation remains up in the air

GAINESVILLE — With 10 days remaining until Florida's season opener against Michigan, Gators coach Jim McElwain still hasn't named a starting quarterback.Does it bother him?"Not at all," he said Wednesday.McElwain made it clear to reporters that...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Bucs journal: Three key players miss practice as precaution

Bucs journal: Three key players miss practice as precaution

TAMPA — Three days before the most important game of the preseason, the Bucs held three key players — WR Mike Evans, LB Kwon Alexander and G J.R. Sweezy — from Wednesday's practice as a precaution.The same might be true in Saturday'...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Bucs talk social issues, protests at team meeting

Bucs talk social issues, protests at team meeting

TAMPA — Each time Dirk Koetter walks through the door of his office at One Buc Place, he passes by the only jersey framed on his wall.It's the No. 42 Arizona State jersey worn by Pat Tillman, who left the NFL and a $3.6 million contract with th...
Updated: 3 hours ago
USF football and the undefeated degree of difficulty

USF football and the undefeated degree of difficulty

TAMPA — In the wake of the latest solar eclipse, USF fans eagerly await the next astronomical phenomenon.Already, they can see the planets aligning gloriously for their 2017 team. Prolific quarterback, proven coach, comfy schedule — it's ...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Crosstown rivals Bloomingdale-Newsome kick off season

Crosstown rivals Bloomingdale-Newsome kick off season

LITHIA — In a week filled with area football rivalries, there is a game on the east side of Hillsborough County — Bloomingdale vs. Newsome — that has matured into a classic crosstown battle, complete with classic cliches.A few "clas...
Updated: 3 hours ago
The 10 silliest names for college football bowl games

The 10 silliest names for college football bowl games

The Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl hadn't even been officially announced when SBNation called it the silliest bowl name ever. Ten others worthy of consideration:• Micronpc.com Bowl (Miami, 1998-2000)• magicJack St. Petersburg Bowl (St. Pe...
Updated: 6 hours ago
Rookie tight end Antony Auclair making case to stick with Bucs

Rookie tight end Antony Auclair making case to stick with Bucs

Don't let his modest preseason stats fool you: Antony Auclair, the undrafted rookie tight end from Canada is making a strong case to stick around on the Bucs' 53-man roster this season."I'm definitely impressed with both rookies," first-year tight en...
Updated: 6 hours ago
Dirk Koetter says Bucs used team meeting to discuss social issues

Dirk Koetter says Bucs used team meeting to discuss social issues

During a 20-minute team meeting Tuesday, Bucs coach Dirk Koetter decided to turn the discussion to social issues and whether players are expected to stand for the national anthem."My personal view is I'll be standing on the 50-yard line with my hand ...
Updated: 6 hours ago