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Why Noah Spence could be the Bucs' X-factor

Why Noah Spence could be the Bucs' X-factor

JACKSONVILLE — Noah Spence crouched in a four-point stance, bending low like a sprinter in starting blocks. At the snap, he took one step to his right, startling Jaguars left tackle Josh Wells with his explosiveness. Wells went for the move, an...
Updated: 10 hours ago
What you might have missed in the second episode of the Bucs on 'Hard Knocks'

What you might have missed in the second episode of the Bucs on 'Hard Knocks'

We're back for another episode of The Annotated Hard Knocks, trying to find behind-the-scenes insights and things you might have missed in Tuesday's second episode of "Hard Knocks," following the Bucs in training camp. There's a lot to see and a lot ...
Published: 08/16/17
Other athletes look to emulate Tim Tebow's commitment to faith

Other athletes look to emulate Tim Tebow's commitment to faith

CLEARWATER — As a kid in Phoenix, Luke Leftwich would touch home plate after scoring and point to the heavens, just like they did in the major leagues. "Those are the subtle things that people don't realize unless they kind of have faith and yo...
Published: 08/15/17
Updated: 08/16/17
Tempers flare as Bucs and Jaguars show some fight

Tempers flare as Bucs and Jaguars show some fight

Went to a fight and a football practice broke out. The Bucs and Jaguars practiced for a second straight day in advance of their Thursday night preseason game. But on Tuesday, it got pretty chippy. First, Bucs left tackle Donovan Smith and Jags defe...
Published: 08/15/17
Updated: 08/16/17
Jones: Roberto Aguayo getting the boot was star of Tuesday's 'Hard Knocks'

Jones: Roberto Aguayo getting the boot was star of Tuesday's 'Hard Knocks'

TAMPA — Roberto gets cut. That was the big story line heading into the second episode of HBO's Hard Knocks, the behind-the-scenes look at Bucs training camp. In fact, it was one of the most anticipated story lines Hard Knocks has had in years. ...
Published: 08/15/17
Updated: 08/16/17
Rays snap out of offensive slump with win over Blue Jays (w/video)

Rays snap out of offensive slump with win over Blue Jays (w/video)

TORONTO — The extended batting slump was so enveloping and, in the words of Evan Longoria, embarrassing over 10 games that one improved night isn't enough to convince anyone that the Rays are over it. But it sure is a better place to start. Tha...
Published: 08/15/17
Updated: 08/16/17
Tim Tebow a boon for FSL attendance, but Clearwater was thriving even before the mania

Tim Tebow a boon for FSL attendance, but Clearwater was thriving even before the mania

CLEARWATER — Tim Tebow's effect on attendance in the Florida State League has been well-chronicled. Whether at home or on the road, the St. Lucie Mets have drawn scores of spectators hoping to see the Heisman Trophy winner play baseball. But fa...
Published: 08/15/17
Rays journal: Blake Snell pitches well enough to earn first win of season

Rays journal: Blake Snell pitches well enough to earn first win of season

TORONTO — LHP Blake Snell is making the most of his second chance at a second chance.Snell delivered a second straight strong outing after his demotion to Triple A last week was aborted with RHP Alex Cobb going on the DL. For working six mostly...
Published: 08/15/17
Rays at Blue Jays, 7:07 p.m. Wednesday, Toronto

Rays at Blue Jays, 7:07 p.m. Wednesday, Toronto

Tonight: at Blue Jays7:07, Rogers Centre, TorontoTV/radio: Fox Sports Sun, 620-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)Rays info: Toll-free 1-888-326-7297Probable pitchersRays: RH Jake Faria (5-3, 3.19)Jays: RH Marcus Stroman (10-6, 3.00)On Faria: Retired first 12 India...
Published: 08/15/17
Ex-East Lake High QB Pete DiNovo leaves UCF program

Ex-East Lake High QB Pete DiNovo leaves UCF program

Former East Lake High quarterback Pete DiNovo is no longer with UCF after missing recent practices, the Orlando Sentinel reported Tuesday."He's not with us, and he hasn't been at practice and all that, so we just focus on the guys that are here," Kni...
Published: 08/15/17