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Rick Baker confident in Tampa Bay Rowdies' MLS pitch but uncertain of possible pitfalls

Rick Baker confident in Tampa Bay Rowdies' MLS pitch but uncertain of possible pitfalls

ST. PETERSBURG — Rick Baker's gut feels pretty good about the Tampa Bay Rowdies' chances to become a Major League Soccer franchise playing in front of 18,000 screaming fans in an iconic waterfront stadium.The region has the nation's 11th larges...
Published: 03/29/17
Peter Bourjos debuts with a bang for Rays

Peter Bourjos debuts with a bang for Rays

PORT CHARLOTTE — On his first day as a Ray, OF Peter Bourjos made a leaping catch at the centerfield wall, had three hits — including a two-run homer — and three RBIs."You always want to make a good first impression," Bourjos said."...
Published: 03/29/17
Dentist with NFL draft dreams? It's not so far-fetched for ex-Gator

Dentist with NFL draft dreams? It's not so far-fetched for ex-Gator

GAINESVILLE — The former Gators who auditioned in front of dozens of NFL scouts Tuesday had their dreams at stake. Linebacker Jarrad Davis' off-the-charts vertical leap might have cemented him as a first-round draft pick. Cornerback Jalen Tabor...
Published: 03/29/17

Ex-USF player Chad Dollar returns as Bulls assistant basketball coach

TAMPA — Former USF backup Chad Dollar, dismissed from the basketball program nearly a quarter-century ago, has become the second coaching hire of the Brian Gregory era.A veteran Division I assistant who spent last season at Auburn, Dollar, 45, ...
Published: 03/29/17
Rays vs. Twins, 1:05 p.m. Thursday, Port Charlotte

Rays vs. Twins, 1:05 p.m. Thursday, Port Charlotte

Today: vs. Twins, 1:05Charlotte Sports Park, 2300 El Jobean Road, Port CharlottePitchers: Rays, Jake Odorizzi, Twins, Hector SantiagoRays information: Toll-free 1-888-326-7297On DeckFriday: at Phillies, 1:05, Clearwater. Rays, Alex Cobb; Phillies, Cl...
Published: 03/29/17

Captain's Corner: Kingfish run heats up early

This has been, perhaps, one of the mildest winters in recent memory. We generally don't look for king mackerel until at least mid to late March. This year the kings have been in the area for more than a month. The challenge might not be finding the f...
Published: 03/29/17
Sibling connection strong with University of Tampa softball

Sibling connection strong with University of Tampa softball

TAMPA — At first, Maddie Farrell was determined to make her own softball identity. Her older sister, Taylor, already was playing at the University of Tampa. So that sent her in another direction. She committed to Florida Atlantic, one of her Di...
Published: 03/29/17

TE Witten gets 4-year extension from Cowboys

FRISCO, Texas — Dallas tight end Jason Witten signed a four-year extension Tuesday that virtually guarantees the 14-year veteran will spend his entire career with the Cowboys. The deal runs through 2021 and leaves the final year of the two-time...
Published: 03/28/17
Updated: 03/29/17

With Spurs, Gasol adds 3s to game

When Pau Gasol was languishing in Memphis early in his career, when he was winning championships in Los Angeles and when he was on a two-year layover in Chicago, there was always the feeling that he would be the perfect fit for the Spurs. The Spurs h...
Published: 03/28/17
Updated: 03/29/17

Hurricanes goalie out of hospital

RALEIGH, N.C. — Hurricanes goalie Eddie Lack is out of the hospital and has a neck strain after he was wheeled off the ice Monday on a stretcher following a collision on the final play of an overtime loss to Detroit. Team officials on Tuesday b...
Published: 03/28/17
Updated: 03/29/17