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New York Yankees honor St. Petersburg man, former NYC firefighter, as he throws out the first pitch

New York Yankees honor St. Petersburg man, former NYC firefighter, as he throws out the first pitch

Sal Reale got to spend a couple of days in his native New York in a trip arranged by the Wish of a Lifetime organization.Retired NYC firefighter and St. Petersburg resident Sal Reale is throwing out the first pitch at Yankee Stadium tonight, part of ...
Published: 06/14/18
Sealed and delivered: Bucs RB Ronald Jones signs rookie contract

Sealed and delivered: Bucs RB Ronald Jones signs rookie contract

The Bucs' 2018 draft class is now all in the fold, with running back Ronald Jones, second-rounder from USC, signing his rookie deal Thursday.Jones, who won't turn 21 until August after the Bucs go to training camp, was the last of Tampa Bay's eight d...
Published: 06/14/18
Plant’s Leonard Parker commits to USF

Plant’s Leonard Parker commits to USF

Because of the general fragility of non-binding verbal commitments, especially in the summer, we typically lend little credence to them unless a prominent local prospect makes one.On Thursday, one such prospect — from a school with a solid...
Published: 06/14/18
Scenes from Bucs final day of OTA: Bucs hit summer break with optimism, eager for training camp (w/video)

Scenes from Bucs final day of OTA: Bucs hit summer break with optimism, eager for training camp (w/video)

_informq.push(['embed']);Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Josh Robinson (26) sits on the field with his kids Jesse, 4, and Judah, 1, after mandatory mini camp on June 14, 2018 at One Buc Place in Tampa, Fla. MONICA HERNDON | TimesTampa Bay Buccan...
Published: 06/14/18
For starters: Rays at Yankees, looking to keep rolling

For starters: Rays at Yankees, looking to keep rolling

Coming off a three-game sweep of the Blue Jays and with wins in four of their last five games, the Rays open a daunting 16-game stretch of their schedule tonight in New York against the majors-best Yankees.The Rays will have their top starter, LHP Bl...
Published: 06/14/18
Gerald McCoy: Relax, Buckner yelling is just ‘coaching’

Gerald McCoy: Relax, Buckner yelling is just ‘coaching’

A video clip last week showed new Bucs defensive line coach Brentson Buckner yelling at Gerald McCoy after he was drawn offsides during practice, and the Pro Bowl defensive tackle made it clear on Thursday: There's nothing in any way wrong with that....
Published: 06/14/18
A Sun stroke? Courtney Williams finds 3-point touch in WNBA

A Sun stroke? Courtney Williams finds 3-point touch in WNBA

If the veritable clinic she conducted Wednesday night is any indication, former USF women's sensation Courtney Williams has broadened her game.Beyond the 3-point line.The greatest mid-range shooter (and No. 2 all-time scorer) in Bulls history, Willia...
Published: 06/14/18
Lightning opens seven-game preseason schedule at home Sept. 18

Lightning opens seven-game preseason schedule at home Sept. 18

TAMPA — The Lightning will open its seven-game preseason schedule at home with a 7:30 p.m.  game Sept. 18 against the Carolina Hurricane, the team announced Thursday.That is one of three home games the Lightning will play in a preseason sc...
Published: 06/14/18
Rise and shine: Bucs’ Chris Godwin continues promising emergence

Rise and shine: Bucs’ Chris Godwin continues promising emergence

TAMPA — Chris Godwin's alarm goes off at 5:50 most mornings, and by 6:20, he is already at One Buc Place.He's not the first player there, but the 22-year-old receiver's arrival, on many levels, is never in question.RELATED: More Bucs coverage"T...
Published: 06/13/18
Just as the World Cup prepares to go on without us, hope arrives

Just as the World Cup prepares to go on without us, hope arrives

Every four years, it happens. People who hate soccer take a back seat for a month. The World Cup is at the wheel. Every four years, the rest of our planet, which pretty much surrounds us on all sides, goes gaga.Wait. Doesn't Gaga play for Brazil?RELA...
Published: 06/13/18