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Jones: Mallex Smith has the write stuff for Rays

Jones: Mallex Smith has the write stuff for Rays

ST. PETERSBURG — When Kevin Kiermaier went down with an injury earlier this month, the Rays' season was supposed to go down with him.That happened last year. Remember? The centerfielder missed two months and Tampa Bay fell off the face of the e...
Published: 06/21/17
Updated: 06/22/17
Rays journal: Alert Mallex Smith comes in from leftfield to get putout on rundown

Rays journal: Alert Mallex Smith comes in from leftfield to get putout on rundown

ST. PETERSBURG — How many times do you see an outfielder finish a rundown by making the tag?"Not too many," SS Daniel Robertson said."Not many," added 3B Trevor Plouffe."A few times, actually," LF Mallex Smith said, "through the minor leagues a...
Published: 06/21/17
Updated: 06/22/17

Rays up next: vs. Orioles, 7:10 p.m. Friday, Tropicana Field

Today: OffUp next: vs. Orioles, 7:10 p.m. Friday, Tropicana FieldProbable pitchers: Rays, RH Chris Archer (5-4, 3.75); Orioles, TBATV/radio: Fox Sports Sun; 620-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)Tickets: $20-$300; available at Tropicana Field box office, raysbaseb...
Published: 06/21/17

Marc Topkin's takeaways from Wednesday's Rays-Reds game

RF Steven Souza Jr. made a mistake — actually three — on the bases in a fifth-inning sequence and jammed his neck and shoulder sliding into a wall, but he also had three hits and a key RBI in what quietly is a pretty good season, .272 wit...
Published: 06/21/17
Rays overcome baserunning mistakes to beat Reds, 8-3, win series

Rays overcome baserunning mistakes to beat Reds, 8-3, win series

ST. PETERSBURG — The Rays made some more mistakes Wednesday — primarily on the bases this time — but they won another game, which ultimately is what matters most.The 8-3 win over the Reds pushed their record to 39-36, matching their...
Published: 06/21/17
Jameis Winston's completion percentage: Don't worry about it

Jameis Winston's completion percentage: Don't worry about it

With 24 seconds left against the Rams last season, Jameis Winston spotted Vincent Jackson open down the right sideline.If only he hadn't missed his target. We wouldn't be talking this summer about whether the 2017 Buccaneers can end the franchise's p...
Published: 06/21/17
What Malik Zaire can learn from Everett Golson's FSU run

What Malik Zaire can learn from Everett Golson's FSU run

Two years after Everett Golson took the graduate transfer path from South Bend to the Sunshine State, former Notre Dame teammate Malik Zaire is following in his own way. Zaire officially announced his decision to join the Gators this week, and Florid...
Published: 06/21/17
Jameis Winston's completion percentage: Don't worry about it

Jameis Winston's completion percentage: Don't worry about it

With 24 seconds left against the Rams last season, Jameis Winston spotted Vincent Jackson open down the right sideline.If only he hadn't missed his target. We wouldn't be talking this summer about whether the 2017 Buccaneers can end the franchise's p...
Published: 06/21/17
Warren Sapp to donate his brain to concussion research

Warren Sapp to donate his brain to concussion research

TAMPA — Since being elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on the first ballot four years ago, Warren Sapp has traveled each August to Canton, Ohio, to join the game's greats returning for induction ceremonies. But with each passing year...
Published: 06/20/17
Updated: 06/21/17
NHL expansion draft: Looking back at how the first Lightning team was built

NHL expansion draft: Looking back at how the first Lightning team was built

TAMPA — The original Lightning roster may have been selected in a Montreal ballroom during the 1992 NHL expansion draft. But the roster was really built months earlier in a room at a downtown Tampa hotel. Founder Phil Esposito flew in around a ...
Published: 06/20/17
Updated: 06/21/17