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Jerseys worn by Tim Tebow fans commemorate the various phases of his athletic career

Jerseys worn by Tim Tebow fans commemorate the various phases of his athletic career

CLEARWATER — His fans have come out in droves during Tim Tebow Week in Tampa Bay, more than doubling the average in Clearwater and Tampa Bay. And they've come adorned with jerseys commemorating the many phases of Tebow's athletic career —...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Tim Tebow's slump continues, as does fan support

Tim Tebow's slump continues, as does fan support

CLEARWATER — On July 29, playing against the Charlotte Stone Crabs, Tim Tebow smacked a mammoth three-run homer, helping the St. Lucie Mets cruise to a 10-3 victory at Charlotte Sports Park. Since then, the hits haven't been coming for the 2007...
Updated: 10 hours ago
We knew Aguayo was a goner, and 'Hard Knocks' still delivers

We knew Aguayo was a goner, and 'Hard Knocks' still delivers

Tuesday night's second installment of Hard Knocks, the HBO show that is going behind the scenes at training camp with the Bucs, had plenty of interesting tidbits, revelations and insights. But two things stood out. One was the awkward, yet compelling...
Updated: 10 hours ago
Bucs-Jaguars: Five things to watch tonight in Jacksonville

Bucs-Jaguars: Five things to watch tonight in Jacksonville

JACKSONVILLE — The Bucs have their second preseason game here Thursday against the Jaguars, and here are five things to keep an eye on as Tampa Bay moves closer to paring its roster from 90 players to 53 by Sept. 3. 1. AVOIDING BIG PLAYS ON DEF...
Updated: 10 hours ago
Rays have their chances, but end up with another loss (w/video)

Rays have their chances, but end up with another loss (w/video)

TORONTO — The litany of games the Rays have given away this season is long enough, arguably too lengthy. So the only way to get to the postseason is make up for some of those losses by grabbing some wins when the opportunity is presented, espec...
Updated: 10 hours ago
Rays journal: Chris Archer eager for eventful final stretch

Rays journal: Chris Archer eager for eventful final stretch

TORONTO — RHP Chris Archer takes the mound today for the Rays as they head into the final 40 games of the season with little margin for error as they battle for an American League playoff spot.And he couldn't be more eager for the opportunity t...
Updated: 11 hours ago

Marc Topkin's takeaways from Wednesday's Rays-Blue Jays game

You wonder if the scouting reports and/or workload are catching up to rookie RHP Jake Faria. The bottom line wasn't bad again, three runs in 51/3 innings, but he's having to work harder to get there.Moving Brad Miller to the leadoff spot may actually...
Updated: 11 hours ago
Rays at Blue Jays, 4:07 p.m. Thursday

Rays at Blue Jays, 4:07 p.m. Thursday

Today: at Blue Jays4:07, Rogers Centre, TorontoTV/radio: Fox Sports Sun, 620-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)Rays info: Toll-free 1-888-326-7297Probable pitchersRays: RH Chris Archer (8-7, 3.84)JAYS: RH Chris Rowley (1-0, 1.69)On Archer: Worked just 51/3 vs. Ind...
Published: 08/16/17
Lefty quarterback's task? Make sure nothing's lost in translation

Lefty quarterback's task? Make sure nothing's lost in translation

GAINESVILLE — When Florida receiver Brandon Powell met new quarterback Malik Zaire this summer, he was struck by the Notre Dame grad transfer's enthusiasm and outgoing personality.But when they began working out together, Powell quickly noticed...
Published: 08/16/17
Steven Souza's two passions collide in charity fantasy football event

Steven Souza's two passions collide in charity fantasy football event

ST. PETERSBURG — Steven Souza Jr. knows a thing or two about football.The Rays outfielder, who is hosting a charity fantasy football draft at Tropicana Field on Friday, played football in high school as a 6-foot-2 receiver at Cascade High in Ev...
Published: 08/16/17