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Rae Carruth released from prison after serving 19 years in murder of Cherica Adams

Rae Carruth released from prison after serving 19 years in murder of Cherica Adams

CLINTON, N.C. — Former Carolina Panther Rae Carruth walked out of prison and back into the free world Monday.At 8:02 a.m. on a cold and clear October morning, Carruth was released from the minimum-custody facility at Sampson Correctional Institution,...
Published: 10/22/18
Bucs defensive end Carl Nassib comes up big against former team

Bucs defensive end Carl Nassib comes up big against former team

TAMPA — Bucs defensive end Carl Nassib knew the Cleveland Browns better than most. Nassib spent his first two seasons with the Browns before he was cut and claimed by the Bucs.The Buccaneers have long admired Nassib. The team considered draftin...
Published: 10/22/18
Bucs defense comes up big on fourth down early and late

Bucs defense comes up big on fourth down early and late

The Bucs' biggest defensive stand came in the fourth quarter when, leading by a touchdown, they kept the Browns out of the end zone with three stops inside the 2-yard line.That included a gutsy fourth-and-goal from the one in which linebacker Lavonte...
Published: 10/22/18
Bucs fear linebacker Kwon Alexander suffered a torn ACL, may be lost for the season

Bucs fear linebacker Kwon Alexander suffered a torn ACL, may be lost for the season

With 18 seconds left in the first half Sunday, Kwon Alexander blitzed Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield. The Bucs linebacker took an awkward step and went down in a heap, grabbing his left knee.Alexander will have an MRI Monday, but the Bucs believe ...
Published: 10/21/18
Updated: 10/22/18
Nick Kelly’s three takeaways from the Lightning’s 6-3 win over the Blackhawks

Nick Kelly’s three takeaways from the Lightning’s 6-3 win over the Blackhawks

1. The  Lightning put together an impressive response after a tough overtime loss. After dropping the first game on its road trip 5-4 to the Wild on Saturday, it put together a terrific offensive performance in beating the Blackhawks, including ...
Published: 10/21/18
Lightning sets league, franchise shots records in 6-3 win over Blackhawks

Lightning sets league, franchise shots records in 6-3 win over Blackhawks

CHICAGO — Blackhawks goaltender Cam Ward has seen the Lightning more than his fair share of times. Forty-five before Sunday's matchup, to be exact.But in none of those games had Ward faced pressure like he did in the second period of his 46th g...
Published: 10/21/18
Bucs’ Chandler Catanzaro wasn’t the only one redeemed by his kick

Bucs’ Chandler Catanzaro wasn’t the only one redeemed by his kick

TAMPA — As Chandler Catanzaro lined up for the winning kick in overtime, right tackle Demar Dotson was consulting with the biggest eye in the sky."I was praying that Chandler would go out there and redeem himself,'' Dotson said.Catanzaro, ...
Published: 10/21/18
Bucs-Browns: A by-the-numbers look at Tampa Bay’s 26-23 overtime win

Bucs-Browns: A by-the-numbers look at Tampa Bay’s 26-23 overtime win

TAMPA — Here's a by-the-numbers look at the Bucs' 26-23 overtime win against the Browns on Sunday:14Bucs' lead at the start of the fourth quarter.69Games, entering Sunday, in which the Bucs had a lead of at least 14 points at the start of the f...
Published: 10/21/18
What’s my room number? And other, more special, Lightning road-trip hallmarks

What’s my room number? And other, more special, Lightning road-trip hallmarks

CHICAGO — Before all the Wild fans had the chance to leave Xcel Energy Center on Saturday night, reach their parking garage and let their cars warm up, the Lightning was probably already on a bus to the airport.There, they would take a charter ...
Published: 10/21/18
Photo gallery: Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeat Cleveland Browns, 26-23

Photo gallery: Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeat Cleveland Browns, 26-23

Tampa Bay Buccaneers runs out on the field during the pregame celebration before facing the Cleveland Browns at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. MONICA HERDON | Times Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht laughs before the Tampa Bay Buc...
Published: 10/21/18