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Cup-winning Lightning captain Dave Andreychuk makes Hockey Hall of Fame

Cup-winning Lightning captain Dave Andreychuk makes Hockey Hall of Fame

TAMPA — Hall of Fame coach Scotty Bowman said Dave Andreychuk's name has surfaced often the past eight years with the selection committee. "Every time he came up I thought he was a Hall of Famer," Bowman told the Tampa Bay Times on Monday. "I k...
Published: 06/26/17
Updated: 06/27/17
Rays acquire slick-fielding shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria from Marlins

Rays acquire slick-fielding shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria from Marlins

ST. PETERSBURG — Chaim Bloom said the Rays weren't necessarily in the market for a shortstop. The team has a number of those. But when the Marlins recently began shopping Adeiny Hechavarria, well, that was too much to pass up."We view Adeiny He...
Published: 06/26/17
Jones: Will Tampa Bay hit a Hall of Fame dry spell now?

Jones: Will Tampa Bay hit a Hall of Fame dry spell now?

Andy's in. Deservedly so. About time. Long overdue.Now that that's finally out of the way, who's next?Former Lightning captain Dave Andreychuk became the latest Tampa Bay sports star to be inducted into his sport's Hall of Fame. He joins a list of Ta...
Published: 06/26/17
Rays at Pirates, 7:05 p.m. Tuesday, Pittsburgh

Rays at Pirates, 7:05 p.m. Tuesday, Pittsburgh

Tonight: at Pirates7:05, PNC ParkTV/radio: Fox Sports Sun; 620-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)Probable pitchersRays: Alex Cobb (6-5, 4.05) PIRATES: RH Trevor Williams (3-3, 5.09)On Cobb: Is 2-0, 2.29 over past three starts and has pitched at least six innings i...
Published: 06/26/17
Lightning journal: Forward Yanni Gourde agrees to two-year deal

Lightning journal: Forward Yanni Gourde agrees to two-year deal

TAMPA — Just three years ago, Yanni Gourde was fighting to stay in pro hockey.Having been demoted from the AHL to ECHL, he took up civil engineering as a fallback.That's what makes Gourde's two-year, one-way deal with the Lightning on Monday su...
Published: 06/26/17
Fennelly: About time Dave Andreychuk makes Hockey Hall of Fame

Fennelly: About time Dave Andreychuk makes Hockey Hall of Fame

It's Andy's time.And it's about time.Former Lightning captain Dave Andreychuk has been elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame. He had been eligible since 2009, a ridiculously long wait for someone who scored 640 goals, including a record 274 on the power...
Published: 06/26/17
How good is Florida Gators' Jim McElwain? We're about to find out

How good is Florida Gators' Jim McElwain? We're about to find out

With Florida finally, formally announcing the addition of quarterback Malik Zaire on Monday, the attention turns from the Notre Dame grad transfer to the man who will be coaching him.We're about to find out just how good Jim McElwain is. With UF losi...
Published: 06/26/17
Lightning among early suitors for defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk

Lightning among early suitors for defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk

TAMPA — Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman said he planned to explore free agency for potential needs, which include bolstering his blue line and adding a wing or two.And it sounds like Tampa Bay is kicking the tires on the biggest fish in...
Published: 06/25/17
Jones: Fox Sports Sun shows depth in Rays coverage

Jones: Fox Sports Sun shows depth in Rays coverage

tom jones' two centsTampa Bay Times columnist Tom Jones looks back at the best and worst from a weekend of televised sports.Best coverageFun weekend to watch the Rays on Fox Sports Sun though the broadcast was missing its MVP: analyst Brian Anderson....
Published: 06/25/17
College World Series: Gators, LSU face off in all-SEC finals

College World Series: Gators, LSU face off in all-SEC finals

OMAHA, Neb. — The matchup for the College World Series finals bolsters the case for those who say the best baseball in the land is played in the SEC. To get to the best-of-three finals starting tonight, Florida (50-19) became the fourth team in...
Published: 06/25/17