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HomeTeam 25: Football rankings for Tampa Bay

HomeTeam 25: Football rankings for Tampa Bay

1. Armwood (8-0)Up next: vs. HillsboroughSkinny: In wins over Plant (27-7) and Brandon (38-0), the defense recorded a combined 15 sacks and six turnovers. Fitzroy Gardner led the way with five sacks, a forced fumble and a safety in the two games this...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Buccaneers-Bills Turning Point, Week 7: How does a receiver get that wide open?

Buccaneers-Bills Turning Point, Week 7: How does a receiver get that wide open?

A lot can go wrong in the time it takes you to walk from your couch to the refrigerator.Like, for example, the Bucs blowing a fourth-quarter lead.Seconds after Tampa Bay jumped in front of Buffalo 27-20 Sunday, Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor hit a wi...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Rick and Tom podcast: Defensively, Bucs have regressed to early 2016 stages

Rick and Tom podcast: Defensively, Bucs have regressed to early 2016 stages

The Bucs lose another game they should have won because in less than a minute they went from everything is back on track to blowing it. In their latest podcast, Rick Stroud and Tom Jones break down the disturbing pattern the Bucs have of starting slo...
Updated: 6 hours ago
Justin Timberlake in Super Bowl halftime show for first time since 'wardrobe malfunction'

Justin Timberlake in Super Bowl halftime show for first time since 'wardrobe malfunction'

Justin Timberlake has finally been invited back to the Super Bowl halftime show, 14 years after the "wardrobe malfunction" with Janet Jackson caused a national controversy. The NFL announced Sunday night that Timberlake will headline the Super Bowl h...
Updated: 9 hours ago
No more looking at Jim Harbaugh, but should we look at Notre Dame?

No more looking at Jim Harbaugh, but should we look at Notre Dame?

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Overheard Sunday morning in a hotel elevator, among two Penn State fans: "Did you see Coach Harbaugh's interview? He looked shellshocked. One of those coaches with his job on the line."Now, wait, wait, whoa, whoa, whoa. By ...
Published: 10/23/17
Bucs overcome 11-point deficit, then allow game to slip away, 30-27, to Bills

Bucs overcome 11-point deficit, then allow game to slip away, 30-27, to Bills

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Got a minute? Actually, a little less than 60 seconds. About the time it takes to microwave a bowl of oatmeal.That's how fast the Bucs blew a game Sunday, losing 30-27 to the Bills.That's how fast an entire season may have ...
Published: 10/22/17
Jones: Where are the difference-makers on the Bucs defense?

Jones: Where are the difference-makers on the Bucs defense?

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — They can't tackle. They can't cover. They can't pressure the quarterback, let alone sack him.They can't stop the run. They can't stop the pass. They can't protect leads. They can't get off the field on third down.So what ca...
Published: 10/22/17
Tampa's Lance McCullers shows his killer instinct in pitching Astros to World Series

Tampa's Lance McCullers shows his killer instinct in pitching Astros to World Series

HOUSTON — It felt like the beginning on Saturday night at Minute Maid Park, the arrival of a new force on the World Series stage. The Astros are back, for the first time in a dozen years, and they want to stay a while."We took a lot of grief ea...
Published: 10/22/17
Bucs-Bills journal: Breakout game for Bucs tight end O.J. Howard

Bucs-Bills journal: Breakout game for Bucs tight end O.J. Howard

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — It's obscured by the final score and a disappointing loss, but Bucs rookie tight end O.J. Howard had a breakout game Sunday, exceeding his season totals for catches and touchdowns in one afternoon.Howard came in with five c...
Published: 10/22/17
Vladislav Namestnikov is Lightning's top-line 'secret'

Vladislav Namestnikov is Lightning's top-line 'secret'

TAMPA — Nikita Kucherov is piling up the goals. Steven Stamkos is an assist machine. They make for an impressive pairing in a league that favors scoring pairs over the more traditional three-player scoring lines.So, what to make of Vladislav Na...
Published: 10/22/17