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Saturdayís Game 5 start time for Lightning-Devils? 3 p.m.

Saturdayís Game 5 start time for Lightning-Devils? 3 p.m.

Saturday's Game 5 between the Lightning and Devils at Amalie Arena will start at 3 p.m. and be televised locally on NBC.Also, on Saturday, the Blue Jackets at Capitals game will start at 3 p.m., and the Maple Leafs at Bruins game will begin at 8 and ...
Published: 04/18/18
East Lake keeps things loose, forges tight team bonds

East Lake keeps things loose, forges tight team bonds

East Lake softball players and coaches went on a retreat the weekend before the regular season started. They stayed in cabins at a campsite in Hudson. They went through team-bonding exercises, such as rock climbing. They shared stories about themselv...
Published: 04/18/18
Florida has signed 15 quarterbacks since Tim Tebow. 10 have transferred

Florida has signed 15 quarterbacks since Tim Tebow. 10 have transferred

Tuesday evening's news that quarterback Jake Allen plans to transfer from the Florida Gators isn't a surprise.Allen, a former three-star recruit in 2017, was fourth on the depth chart. The St. Thomas Aquinas product didn't seem to fit new coach ...
Published: 04/18/18
Auden Tate will be the third FSU receiver drafted in 11 years. Why so few?

Auden Tate will be the third FSU receiver drafted in 11 years. Why so few?

When former Wharton High star Auden Tate hears his name called sometime next week, he'll join a surprisingly small group.Recent Florida State receivers drafted into the NFL.Over the past decade, only two Seminoles receivers have been drafted: Rashad ...
Published: 04/18/18
Sports Day Tampa Bay podcast: Tom Jones previews Game 4 of Lightning-Devils

Sports Day Tampa Bay podcast: Tom Jones previews Game 4 of Lightning-Devils

Times sports columnist Tom Jones joins Rick Stroud to preview Game 4 of the opening-round playoff series between the Lightning and New Jersey Devils on today's Sports Day Tampa Bay podcast.Plus, the Rays lose to the Rangers 7-2 as Yonny Chirinos is r...
Published: 04/18/18
Stow the fists and play grown-up hockey in Game 4

Stow the fists and play grown-up hockey in Game 4

Before we dive into this Lightning-Devils series, a pet peeve about the Stanley Cup playoffs: All this junk at the end of games. And by junk, I mean all the fighting, cheap shots, trash talk and shenanigans that seem to overtake playoff games in the ...
Published: 04/18/18
Do the math: UTís Vanina Iordanova aces on the court

Do the math: UTís Vanina Iordanova aces on the court

TAMPA ó For University of Tampa womenís tennis sophomore Vanina Iordanova, life inside the rectangle has come full circle.Iordanova, the former Wharton High School standout, has returned home to play for the Spartans."It has been really nice," said I...
Published: 04/18/18
Rays, Chirinos fall to Rangers, 7-2

Rays, Chirinos fall to Rangers, 7-2

ST. PETERSBURG — For three outings, rookie Yonny Chirinos had been stellar in making a case to join the Rays' starting rotation, not allowing a single run in the first 141/3 innings of his major-league career.That perfection came to an inevitab...
Published: 04/17/18
Updated: 04/18/18
Concussions force USF lineman Grant Polk to give up football

Concussions force USF lineman Grant Polk to give up football

USF junior OL Grant Polk has left the team after suffering his second concussion in less than a calendar year, his father said Tuesday evening.A Virginia transfer who appeared in three games last season, Polk sustained his first concussion the first ...
Published: 04/17/18
Updated: 04/18/18

Academy at the Lakes steals 3-2 win over Land OíLakes

LAND O'LAKES — Academy at the Lakes coaches noticed early on a quirk in Land O'Lakes' battery exchange."In the very first inning one of our coaches said (Gators pitcher) Callie Turner keeps putting her head down and the catcher keeps turning he...
Published: 04/17/18