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Jones: Steve Yzerman's plan for getting the Lightning back into the playoffs

Jones: Steve Yzerman's plan for getting the Lightning back into the playoffs

BRANDON — Seems like forever since the Lightning played a hockey game.That's what happens when you miss the playoffs.Here's what else happens when you miss the playoffs: you can't help but wonder when you're going to get back again.For the firs...
Updated: 12 minutes ago
Florida beats LSU, wins first College World Series title

Florida beats LSU, wins first College World Series title

OMAHA, Neb. — Maybe this wasn't Florida coach Kevin O'Sullivan's best team. It is, however, his first national championship team.A year after the Gators went two games and out at the College World Series with a team seeded No. 1 and loaded with...
Updated: 9 hours ago
For good of the Rays, Tim Beckham should embrace move to second

For good of the Rays, Tim Beckham should embrace move to second

PITTSBURGH — The acquisition of slick-fielding shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria said a lot of things, most notably that the Rays are serious about making in-season moves to bolster their chances to make the playoffs, with a reliever, or two, next o...
Published: 06/27/17
Updated: 06/28/17

Marc Topkin's takeaways from Tuesday's Rays-Pirates game

RHP Alex Cobb continues to look better and better, which could make the decision whether to trade him tougher. Cobb had a no-hitter through six and threw his biggest pitch with a 1-0 lead in the seventh, getting Josh Bell to roll into a double play. ...
Published: 06/27/17
Rays journal: Alex Cobb brilliant, Alex Colome worrying in 10-inning victory (w/video)

Rays journal: Alex Cobb brilliant, Alex Colome worrying in 10-inning victory (w/video)

PITTSBURGH — RHP Alex Cobb couldn't have been much better for the Rays on Tuesday, taking a no-hitter into the seventh inning while working eight solid. And Alex Colome couldn't have been much worse, blowing a two-run ninth-inning lead.But thin...
Published: 06/27/17
Rays at Pirates, 7:05 p.m. Wednesday, Pittsburgh

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

Tonight: at Pirates7:05, PNC Park, PittsburghTV/radio: Fox Sports Sun; 620-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)Rays info: Toll-free 1-888-326-7297Probable pitchersRays: LH Blake Snell (0-4, 4.71)PIRATES: RH Ivan Nova (7-5, 3.06)On Snell: Rejoins rotation after six-w...
Published: 06/27/17
Rays sign first-round pick Brendan McKay to record bonus

Rays sign first-round pick Brendan McKay to record bonus

PITTSBURGH — Determining whether top draft pick Brendan McKay will be more productive as a pitcher or a hitter or can handle the demands of doing both professionally will be a long endeavor that could take years.But the Rays and McKay were able...
Published: 06/27/17
Is Mikhail Sergachev, who debuts with Lightning at Wednesday camp, ready for the NHL?

Is Mikhail Sergachev, who debuts with Lightning at Wednesday camp, ready for the NHL?

BRANDON — When defenseman Mikhail Sergachev was taken ninth overall by the Canadiens in the 2016 NHL draft, a horde of Montreal media surrounded him for his first news conference.That would be overwhelming for most teenagers, especially a Russi...
Published: 06/27/17
Joe Maddon: What my time in Tampa Bay meant, and still means, to me

Joe Maddon: What my time in Tampa Bay meant, and still means, to me

Editor's note: The Rays next week in Chicago will meet up for the first time with former manager Joe Maddon, who is in his third year leading the Cubs after nine with the Rays. In advance of the Tuesday-Wednesday series, we asked Maddon to share his ...
Published: 06/27/17
Countryside alum A.J. Andrews lands in ESPN's annual body issue (w/video)

Countryside alum A.J. Andrews lands in ESPN's annual body issue (w/video)

A.J. Andrews has taken over the spotlight in softball. Last year, the former Countryside High and LSU standout became the first female to win a Rawlings Gold Glove in the award's 59-year existence.Now Andrews will be among 23 athletes to be featured ...
Published: 06/27/17