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HomeTeam 100: Players 41-50

HomeTeam 100: Players 41-50

Our sixth annual countdown of the top 100 football players in Tampa Bay — consisting of athletes who attend a public or private school in Pinellas, Hillsborough, Pasco or Hernando counties. Past performances — spanning the fall, spring an...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Lake Tarpon bass tournament still going strong after nearly 40 years (w/video)

Lake Tarpon bass tournament still going strong after nearly 40 years (w/video)

TARPON SPRINGS — In the middle of Lake Tarpon standing near the bow of his 21-foot Ranger Z20 Comanche, Matt Smith cast his line, over and over, toward the water where several largemouth bass swam below the surface.Smith, a longtime fisherman, ...
Updated: 4 hours ago
Rays claim not to be panicking after third straight brutal loss to Rangers (w/ video)

Rays claim not to be panicking after third straight brutal loss to Rangers (w/ video)

ST. PETERSBURG — There was no "here we go again" moment in the dugout as Rougned Odor's two-run homer in the eighth inning arced across Tropicana Field and toward the rightfield seats, even though when it landed, the score was tied and another ...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Jordan Spieth wins British Open (w/ video)

Jordan Spieth wins British Open (w/ video)

SOUTHPORT, England — Someday, perhaps soon, there will be a plaque at Royal Birkdale for Jordan Spieth, much like the one off the 16th hole that celebrates Arnold Palmer and the 6-iron he slashed out of the rough in 1961 to win the British Open...
Updated: 8 hours ago
Fennelly: Brutal weekend could be start of something worse for Rays

Fennelly: Brutal weekend could be start of something worse for Rays

ST. PETERSBURG — Well, that was lovely.It ended with a whimper Sunday, a flailing strikeout by Steven Souza Jr. And the curtain fell on a disaster film disguised as a three-game baseball series in late July.The Rays were swept by the Rangers at...
Published: 07/23/17
Updated: 07/24/17
Rays journal: Rays gamble on Sergio Romo's track record, heart

Rays journal: Rays gamble on Sergio Romo's track record, heart

ST. PETERSBURG — Some of RHP Sergio Romo's numbers this season with the Dodgers were the worst of his career, yet the Rays feel he can be a good fit for their bullpen.Romo, acquired late Saturday for cash considerations, pitched 25 innings for ...
Published: 07/23/17
Updated: 07/24/17

Wesley Chapel hockey camp impresses youth players, parents

WESLEY CHAPEL — As a 17-year-old Triple-A hockey player, MacCallum Brown regularly plays against elite talent. As a Palm Harbor resident, he often has to travel to face that talent."He's on a plane every other weekend going north," said his fat...
Published: 07/23/17
Updated: 07/24/17

Gruesome details of Rangers' sweep of Rays

Lost weekendHow the Rays managed to blow two-run leads late in three straight losses to the Rangers:FRIDAYSituation: Rays led 3-1 heading to the ninth inning, with Alex Cobb working on a three-hitter.What happened: Cobb gave up a leadoff double to Jo...
Published: 07/23/17

Roger Mooney's takeaways from Sunday's Rays-Rangers game

Just when RHP Jake Odorizzi thought he was trending in the right direction after pitching out of the stretch during his previous start, he has another tough outing. He retired only 12 batters, which is never good, especially with LHP Blake Snell pitc...
Published: 07/23/17
Rays vs. Orioles, 7:10 p.m. Monday, Tropicana Field

Rays vs. Orioles, 7:10 p.m. Monday, Tropicana Field

Tonight: vs. Orioles7:10, Tropicana FieldTV/radio: Fox Sports Florida; 620-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)Tickets: $15-$275; available at Tropicana Field box office, raysbaseball.com, surcharge of up to $5 within five hours of game time.Promotion: Military, tea...
Published: 07/23/17