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Bottom line question: Are the Bucs better than a year ago?

April 30, 2017 general

Sunday, 4 a.m. The burning question is this: Are the Bucs a better football team? You can cheer the guys they drafted. You can lament the guys who got away. You can shake your head and ask about the offensive line or an edge rusher or a backup quarterback. But in the end, it comes […]

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Random Thoughts: Did Pace ace his Wonderlic test?

April 30, 2017 general

A question: What did Chicago Bears’ general manager Ryan Pace score on his Wonderlic? –  Just wondering: What did O.J. Howard think of the O.J. Simpson mini-series? –  Didn’t you expect John Lynch would ace the draft? What? He wasn’t supposed to get the intricacies of picking teams? –  Did the Bears catch the Browns […]

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Rays have trouble getting runners across in defeat

April 30, 2017 general

Sunday, 2 a.m. The Tampa Bay Rays left its best chance to win on base Saturday. The Rays went one-for-nine with runners’ in scoring position and left 10 men stranded in a 4-1 loss to Toronto Saturday. The defeat knocked the Rays down to 12-13 on the season. Tampa Bay managed only five hits in […]

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Ask Gary: Kucherov translates easily into ‘controversy.’

April 29, 2017 general

(Each week, the readers take over GarySheltonsports.com and play Ask Gary. They send in a question, or a couple, on Thursday night or Friday morning and we all talk about the world of sports.  Think of it as a radio show where you don’t have to be on hold. Join us and ask a question, make a comment […]

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In the end, the final Bucs’ grades will be on Licht

April 29, 2017 general

Saturday, 4 a.m. The day was only partially about safety Justin Evans, and only partially what you think of him. The day was only somewhat about receiver Chris Godwin, and only somewhat about what you think of him. This day, of all days, was about Jason Licht. This day, of all days, was about whether […]

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Rays find success deep against Blue Jays

April 29, 2017 general

Saturday, 2 a.m. The Tampa Bay Rays clobbered their way back to .500 Friday night. The Rays continued the woes of the Toronto Blue Jays, winning a 704 contest in the first of a three-game series. The Rays trailed 3-1 going into the eighth inning, then uncorked four home runs to salvage the win. Evan […]

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Bucs think they’ve caught a falling star in Howard

April 28, 2017 general

Friday, 4 a.m. When the night began, he was considered beyond their team’s dreams. He was the Christmas gift your family cannot afford. The vacation you cannot purchase. The car you cannot even consider. And he fell. Still, it is a long way from the top 10 to 19. And for a while, O.J. Howard […]

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Ask the expert: Jerry Angelo

April 27, 2017 general

Jerry Angelo is a former personnel director for the Bucs and former general manager of the Bears. Each week, Angelo answers your questions regarding the NFL. Send your questions to GarySheltonsports@gmail.com with “ask the expert” in the subject line. The most interesting questions will be selected. Thursday, 4 a.m. The NFL Draft is Thursday. If […]

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If the Bucs can, they should grab FSU’s Cook

April 27, 2017 general

You grab him, because he’s there. You grab him, because he’s a home-run hitter in the fielder’s choice part of the draft. You grab him, because he will touch the ball more times a game than anyone else available. You grab him, because you can. The Tampa Bay Bucs should go into tonight’s draft with […]

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Cash pieces together shutout out the bullpen

April 26, 2017 general

Wednesday, 3 a.m. Kevin Cash, amateur weatherman, thought it was going to rain. Turns out, that was the only part of the forecast he got wrong Tuesday night. Cash quilted together five Rays’ relievers, who combined for a two-hit shutout in a 2-0 win over the Baltimore Orioles. It was only the second Rays’ road […]

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