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HomeTeam 100: Players 41-50

HomeTeam 100: Players 41-50

Our sixth annual countdown of the top 100 football players in Tampa Bay — consisting of athletes who attend a public or private school in Pinellas, Hillsborough, Pasco or Hernando counties. Past performances — spanning the fall, spring an...
Published: 07/24/17
Updated: 07/25/17
USF opens preseason workouts with defensive improvement a priority

USF opens preseason workouts with defensive improvement a priority

TAMPA — To prevent preseason wear on his three normal practice fields, new USF coach Charlie Strong is staging the first phase of the 2017 preseason on the fields used by the original Bulls two decades ago. If that's not throwback enough, he's ...
Published: 07/24/17
Updated: 07/25/17
Blake Snell steps up, but Rays lose to Orioles anyway (w/video)

Blake Snell steps up, but Rays lose to Orioles anyway (w/video)

ST. PETERSBURG — Blake Snell stepped up when he had to Monday and delivered an impressive career-high seven-plus innings for the Rays. That it wasn't enough in what ended up a 5-0 loss to the Orioles that was their season-high fifth straight is...
Published: 07/24/17

Marc Topkin's takeaways from Monday's Rays-Orioles game

LHP Blake Snell stepped up when the Rays needed him to — and perhaps when he had to to keep his job — working a season-high seven plus innings. And it wasn't only that he got deep into the game, but how he did so, using his fastball to po...
Published: 07/24/17
Rays journal: Sergio Romo excited for fresh start in AL

Rays journal: Sergio Romo excited for fresh start in AL

ST. PETERSBURG — RHP Sergio Romo was about to play catch with LHP Adam Kolarek before Monday's batting practice when he paused."First throw in the American League," Romo told his new throwing partner.The engaging, energetic and entertaining Rom...
Published: 07/24/17
Rays vs. Orioles, 7:10 p.m. Tuesday, Tropicana Field

Rays vs. Orioles, 7:10 p.m. Tuesday, Tropicana Field

Tonight: vs. Orioles7:10, Tropicana FieldTV/radio: Fox Sports Sun; 620-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)Tickets: $15-$275; available at Tropicana Field box office, raysbaseball.com, surcharge of up to $5 within 5 hours of game time.Promotion: Kids 14 and under ca...
Published: 07/24/17
Urban Meyer says the Big Ten is now the equal of the SEC

Urban Meyer says the Big Ten is now the equal of the SEC

CHICAGO — Ohio State coach Urban Meyer doesn't just believe the Big Ten has closed the gap with the more heralded SEC. He is convinced the race is a dead heat already. "I don't think there's a gap at all," Meyer said Monday at Big Ten media day...
Published: 07/24/17
Spieth has suddenly made the PGA Championship a lot more interesting

Spieth has suddenly made the PGA Championship a lot more interesting

SOUTHPORT, England — Now that the PGA Championship in Charlotte next month has gone from a big deal to a big-big deal because of Jordan Spieth, there is no telling where he might lead us. On Sunday, of course, he led us way up a dune.It has gon...
Published: 07/24/17
In Twitter rant, Bucs' Gerald McCoy says he's unappreciated

In Twitter rant, Bucs' Gerald McCoy says he's unappreciated

Gerald McCoy is feeling underappreciated again. He says somebody has crossed the line this time. He's speaking out and suggesting he might be gone "soon enough" from Tampa Bay.At least that's the message McCoy, the Bucs' five-time Pro Bowl defensive ...
Published: 07/24/17
Gerald McCoy cares too much about what you think of him

Gerald McCoy cares too much about what you think of him

Gerald McCoy is right. We are going to miss him when he's gone.He's a good guy and a heck of a football player.What we won't miss? Moments like Monday when we are reminded, once again, that his skin is too thin for a player this good.In a Twitter ran...
Published: 07/24/17