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Bucs in pain after lopsided loss to Vikings

September 25, 2017 general

Monday, 3 a.m. In a word: Ouch. The Tampa Bay Bucs suffered about as painful an afternoon as you could imagine Sunday. It hurt on the field, and it ached off of it, and it was sore in the standings, and it stung in the reputations. It was an afternoon that ripped up everything precious […]

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Orioles hammer Rays’ Archer for comfortable win

September 25, 2017 general

Monday, 2 a.m. And so, today’s topic for debate with the Tampa Bay Rays. Is Chris Archer to be considered an ace? And has he ever been? Archer, whose stuff is constantly praised by the Rays, took another one on the chin Sunday afternoon. He got only 11 outs, and he suffered his 12th loss […]

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Random Thoughts: Exporting the Jags is cruel

September 24, 2017 College Sports in Florida

Sunday 4 a.m. I love Great Britain, which gave us the Beatles, Shakespeare, James Bond, King Arthur, Robin Hood, the Rolling Stones and Ms. Peel, among others. So why are we giving them back the Jaguars in return? Hey, this isn’t North Korea. – I haven’t been paying attention. Tell me: When did Butch Jones […]

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Rays finally stop late Orioles’ rally for win

September 24, 2017 general

Sunday, 2 a.m. For the Tampa Bay Rays, closing out the Baltimore Orioles was easier said than done Saturday night. On the verge of a blowout victory, the Rays found themselves leading the Orioles by a 9-1 score in the ninth. Before it was done, however, the Orioles scored five runs — all on Chase […]

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Rowdies win big match to move into fourth place

September 24, 2017 general

Sunday, 1:30 a.m. The Tampa Bay Rowdies’ latest victory may pay dividends. The Rowdies beat Charlotte 1-0 at home Saturday night, which could put Tampa Bay home for the playoffs. The victory moved the Rowdies into fourth place in the ASL Standings, and the top four teams will all get a home game in the […]

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College roundup: FSU falls in Blackman’s debut

September 23, 2017 College Sports in Florida

Saturday, 7 p.m. A season that started with great expectations has turned to disappointment already. The FSU Seminoles fell to 0-2 Saturday with a 27-21 loss to North Carolina State at Doak Campbell Stadium. If you want, you can call it the final casualty of Hurricane Irma; the Seminoles played after a 21-day layoff. The […]

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Ask Gary: Might Maddon covet the Rays’ Archer?

September 23, 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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Ramos, Cobb finishing strong for the Rays

September 23, 2017 general

Saturday, 3 a.m. They are battery mates, a pitcher and a catcher, and they are united by pain and recovery. For Wilson Ramos and Alex Cobb, Friday night was a chance to see how far each of them has come. Cobb won his 12th game of the year, a career high, in his efforts to […]

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Stamkos returns to ice in Lightning preseason win

September 23, 2017 general

Saturday, 2 a.m. The sharp profile has not changed. Neither has his uniform. Still, Steven Stamkos is back, and for the Tampa Bay Lightning, that has to mean something. Stamkos saw his first action of the preseason Friday night in a 3-1 victory over the Nashville Predators. Stamkos had his first assist of two only […]

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Defense, of all things, leads Bulls over Temple

September 22, 2017 general

Friday, 5 a.m. Once, they were Offense Inc. Today, they are Defense, Unlimited. In a few short months, it has been incredible to watch the transformation of the USF Bulls. Last year, they were a blur, running past everyone and leaving it to the defense to hang onto the ropes. Last year, they were a […]

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