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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

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Rays bats go silent in second straight loss to Angels (w/video)

Rays bats go silent in second straight loss to Angels (w/video)

ST. PETERSBURG — Sure, Alex Cobb was to blame for the Rays' 4-0 loss on Tuesday.He was the one who gave up the back-to-back solo home runs in the first inning to Angels leadoff man Cameron Maybin and leading man Mike Trout that were the differe...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Tampa Bay Super Bowls: A brief history and some predictions for 2021

Tampa Bay Super Bowls: A brief history and some predictions for 2021

At last, Tampa will host a Super Bowl again. It used to be that the Cigar City would host one a decade, but by the time February 2021 rolls around, it will have been 12 years since the epic showdown between the Steelers and Cardinals. Because it has ...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Rays journal: Brad Miller won't return from DL when eligible

Rays journal: Brad Miller won't return from DL when eligible

ST. PETERSBURG — 2B Brad Miller (left abdominal strain) will not return from the 10-day disabled list Friday as he hoped. While he took ground balls Tuesday, he has yet to resume running."I don't see how he could be," manager Kevin Cash said wh...
Updated: 2 hours ago
NFL rewards Tampa Bay's track record, preparation with another Super Bowl

NFL rewards Tampa Bay's track record, preparation with another Super Bowl

Tampa Bay got lucky on Tuesday.We are getting a Super Bowl. We are getting a Super Bowl that we weren't supposed to get. We're getting a Super Bowl that we once were told we wouldn't get.Then came good luck.But you know what they say about good luck....
Updated: 3 hours ago
Tampa lands Super Bowl in 2021

Tampa lands Super Bowl in 2021

TAMPA — Record rainfall in Los Angeles ultimately may end Tampa Bay's drought of hosting the Super Bowl. NFL owners voted unanimously in a one-day meeting in Chicago on Tuesday to shift Super Bowl LV, which will be played in February 2021, from...
Updated: 4 hours ago
Rays let early lead get away again in loss to Angels (w/video)

Rays let early lead get away again in loss to Angels (w/video)

ST. PETERSBURG — As pleased as the Rays were to win consecutive series against the contending Red Sox, Indians and Yankees and to get briefly back over .500, there was a lot of talk in the clubhouse before Monday's game against the Angels that ...
Published: 05/22/17
Updated: 05/23/17
Rays journal: Alex Cobb learning to work with what he has

Rays journal: Alex Cobb learning to work with what he has

ST. PETERSBURGIf this were 2012 or 2013, even 2014, RHP Alex Cobb would have problems. He would find himself working with only two of his three pitches, with the missing pitch being his trusty changeup.But Cobb is a different pitcher after having Tom...
Published: 05/22/17
Updated: 05/23/17
Arm problems in the past, USF rides pitching into AAC baseball tournament

Arm problems in the past, USF rides pitching into AAC baseball tournament

TAMPA — By his second relief inning in last year's season opener, USF right-hander Ryan Valdes had lost the fizz on his fastball.A pitch that flirted with 90 mph had decelerated into the mid 80s, and the Alonso High alumnus didn't know why. He ...
Published: 05/22/17
Fennelly: This season's Chris Archer is a pleasure to watch

Fennelly: This season's Chris Archer is a pleasure to watch

ST. PETERSBURGAt this time last season, through 10 starts, Rays pitcher Chris Archer was 3-5 on his way to 9-19.At this time this season, after his 10th start, Archer is 3-3 with a 3.76 ERA.This feels different. It feels encouraging.So far, pretty go...
Published: 05/22/17

A new look at the top of women's tennis: It's wide open

ROME — Asked Sunday if she believed, as the oddsmakers do, that she is the French Open favorite, Simona Halep dissented."No, no," she said. "In this moment, no."Who is, then?"About 15 players," she said, smiling.Halep had just lost the Italian ...
Published: 05/22/17