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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 ...
Updated: 23 minutes ago

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
Sebastien Bourdais has surgery, likely out for rest of IndyCar season (w/ video)

Sebastien Bourdais has surgery, likely out for rest of IndyCar season (w/ video)

INDIANAPOLIS — IndyCar driver Sebastien Bourdais is recovering from pelvis surgery after his car slammed into a barrier, and he is expected to miss the rest of the season. Series medical director Dr. Geoffrey Billows said he met with Bourdais o...
Published: 05/21/17
Jones: We all know LeBron James is the real NBA MVP

Jones: We all know LeBron James is the real NBA MVP

Tampa Bay Times columnist Tom Jones looks back at the best and worst from a weekend of televised sports.Best playerWho is the NBA's most valuable player? We can make legitimate cases for the three players who are official finalists.Oklahoma City's Ru...
Published: 05/21/17
Rays journal: Yankees RF Aaron Judge hurts Rays with glove, not bat

Rays journal: Yankees RF Aaron Judge hurts Rays with glove, not bat

ST. PETERSBURG — Yankees rookie RF Aaron Judge struck out a career-high four times Sunday, but he brought his legs and glove, and that turned out to be the difference in the Rays' 3-2 loss.With the Yankees leading 3-2 in the sixth and DH Corey ...
Published: 05/21/17
Bucs putting pressure on WR DeSean Jackson to live up to contract

Bucs putting pressure on WR DeSean Jackson to live up to contract

TAMPA — If you think the Bucs will pressure WR DeSean Jackson to live up to his contract, well, you're right on the money.At least that's the message from offensive coordinator/receivers coach Todd Monken to the 30-year-old Jackson, who signed ...
Published: 05/21/17

Roger Mooney's takeaways from Sunday's Rays-Yankees game

One way to shake the slow start to the season and climb back into the race in a division that really doesn't have a clear front-runner is to win series. The Rays are doing that, taking two of three in each of their past three. Doing it against the Re...
Published: 05/21/17
Rays vs. Angels, 7:10 p.m. Monday, Tropicana Field

Rays vs. Angels, 7:10 p.m. Monday, Tropicana Field

Tonight: vs. Angels7:10, Tropicana FieldTV/radio: Fox Sports Sun; 620-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)Tickets: $15-$275; available at Tropicana Field box office, raysbaseball.com, team Tampa store; surcharge up to $5 within 5 hours of game time.Promotion: Salute...
Published: 05/21/17
Rays miss chance for sweep in 3-2 loss to Yankees (w/video)

Rays miss chance for sweep in 3-2 loss to Yankees (w/video)

ST. PETERSBURG — The goal is to win each series, and the Rays did that by taking the first two of the three-game set with the Yankees that ended Sunday. But the Rays missed a chance for the sweep.The Yankees scored three times in the second inn...
Published: 05/21/17
Before she was a Tampa legend, Gayle Sierens was an NFL trailblazer

Before she was a Tampa legend, Gayle Sierens was an NFL trailblazer

TAMPA — It's in a picture frame on a wall in Gayle Sierens' South Tampa home, a home she and her husband have mostly filled with photographs of their three children. But there are photos of Sierens with Pope John Paul II, with Laura Bush, with ...
Published: 05/20/17
Updated: 05/21/17