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Aaron Hernandez had severe CTE; daughter sues NFL, Patriots

Aaron Hernandez had severe CTE; daughter sues NFL, Patriots

BOSTON — Tests conducted on the brain of former football star Aaron Hernandez showed severe signs of the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy, and his attorney said Thursday that the player's daughter is suing the NFL and...
Published: 09/21/17
Bucs' Josh Robinson excited for return to Vikings

Bucs' Josh Robinson excited for return to Vikings

For much of Josh Robinson's four seasons with the Vikings, there was excitement leading up to the arrival of the $1.1-billion U.S. Bank Stadium, which opened last season, just as Robinson signed with the Bucs."I knew that was coming, knew I would mis...
Published: 09/21/17
Cannon Fodder podcast: Sorting through the Bucs' injuries

Cannon Fodder podcast: Sorting through the Bucs' injuries

Greg Auman sorts through the Bucs players sidelined with injury and illness in the latest edition of our Cannon Fodder podcast.He also looks at some of the personal matchups and connections between the Bucs and Minnesota Vikings in advance of Tampa B...
Published: 09/21/17
College football week 4: Tampa Bay Times staff predictions

College football week 4: Tampa Bay Times staff predictions

The Times' college football coverage team makes its picks for week 4 of the college football season:gametimeMartin Fennelly, @mjfennellyTraci Johnson, @TBHomeTeamMike Sherman, @mikeshermanMatt Baker, @MBakerTBimesJoey Knight, @TBTimes_BullsTom Jones,...
Published: 09/21/17
Young girl injured by 105 mph foul at Yankee Stadium renews call for more netting

Young girl injured by 105 mph foul at Yankee Stadium renews call for more netting

NEW YORK — A young girl at Yankee Stadium was injured by a 105 mph foul ball off the bat of Todd Frazier during Wednesday's game against Minnesota, leading some players to call for protective netting to be extended. The Yankees said the girl wa...
Published: 09/21/17
NFL Week 3: Tampa Bay Times staff predictions

NFL Week 3: Tampa Bay Times staff predictions

Here are the Times staff picks for week 3 of the NFL season:gametimedayMartin Fennelly, @mjfennellyTom Jones, @tomwjonesThomas Bassinger, @tometricsErnest Hooper, @hoop4youGreg Auman, @gregaumanRick Stroud, @NFLStroudAgainst the spread (last week)---...
Published: 09/21/17
Rick and Tom podcast: Lots of questions for college football teams in Florida

Rick and Tom podcast: Lots of questions for college football teams in Florida

In just three weeks, the state of college football in Florida went from high expectations to lots of questions at USF with slow starts, Florida with no offense and Florida State losing quarterback Deondre Francois to injury.Tom Jones and Rick Stroud ...
Published: 09/21/17
Life sentence for man convicted in killing of brother of Bucs' Kwon Alexander

Life sentence for man convicted in killing of brother of Bucs' Kwon Alexander

An Alabama man who shot and killed the 17-year-old brother of Bucs linebacker Kwon Alexander in 2015 was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday, the Anniston (Ala.) Star reported.Jared Bailey, 25, of Anniston had faced a murder charge in the death of ...
Published: 09/20/17
Updated: 09/21/17
J.R. Sweezy shows what Bucs were missing

J.R. Sweezy shows what Bucs were missing

By Greg Auman TAMPA —- Sunday's season-opening win against the Bears saw the debut of 13 Bucs, a mix of rookies and free-agent veterans. None were more long awaited than right guard J.R. Sweezy, who signed with Tampa Bay last year, missed all o...
Published: 09/20/17
Updated: 09/21/17
Mikhail Sergachev begins real Lightning audition vs. Carolina Hurricanes

Mikhail Sergachev begins real Lightning audition vs. Carolina Hurricanes

RALEIGH, N.C. — Mikhail Sergachev said he was super nervous early in Wednesday's exhibition debut with the Lightning. "I was shaky," he said. You can't blame him. The defenseman will have the spotlight on him all preseason, especially after bei...
Published: 09/20/17
Updated: 09/21/17