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Who wants some of this? The Rays keep winning

September 20, 2018 general

Thursday, 4 a.m. It remains a longshot for the Tampa Bay Rays to reach the post-season. If they do, however, can you imagine another team being eager to play them? The surging Rays swept another opponent Wednesday afternoon, clubbing a barely interested Texas Rangers team, 9-3. That moved the Rays to within five games (pending […]

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Barring injury or a really. bad game, Fitz starts

September 20, 2018 general

Thursday, 4 a.m. It isn’t because Jameis Winston was suspended. It isn’t about his place as the Bucs’ quarterback of the future. It isn’s because of how the fans in the grandstands would vote. If you want to know why Dirk Koetter should stay with Ryan Fitzpatrick, it’s because of Garrison Sanborn. And Ronald Jones […]

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Snell is sneaking up on the AL Cy Young Award

September 19, 2018 general

Wednesday, 4 a.m. Hey, David. What do you think of the kid now? He’s fast. He’s efficient. And even on a night where he doesn’t have his best weapon, he can find a way to victory. He’s Blake Snell, and David, he’s having the best season in Rays’ history. Better than you, even. Snell was […]

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Looking back at the week of college football

September 19, 2018 general

5 Observations 1. It didn’t take Willie Taggart long to run out of friends, did it? These days, they won’t serve him in local restaurants. Still, his career is three games old. The disappointing thing with the Noles is all those four- and five-star athletes on the field. 2. After flirting with losing for two […]

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Looking back at the Bucs’ win over the Eagles

September 18, 2018 general

Tuesday, 4 a.m. 5 Observations 1. As it turns out, Florida’s famed fountain of youth is at Ryan Fitzpatrick’s house. Can you believe that lunkheads like Vince Young were mocking Fitzpatrick just a year ago? One more win, and Dirk Koetter has no choice: Jameis Winston stays on the bench. (A bad performance or an […]

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Glasnow gets first win as the Rays’ surging continues

September 18, 2018 general

Tuesday, 3 a.m. With pitching like this, you wonder. Just how many games can the Tampa Bay Rays win? They captured their 83rd of the season Monday night in Arlington, shutting down the Texas Rangers in 3-0 victory. Starter Tyler Glasnow won his first game for the Rays, throwing six innings and allowing only two […]

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One more time: Bucs capture another huge upset

September 17, 2018 general

Monday, 4 a.m. Call it the greatest story ever retold. It was the Tampa Bay Bucs, defying the odds and the analysts, the sequel. It was Ryan Fitzmagic, the amazing man with the beard, shocking an opponent, version 2.0. It was a crew of talented receivers winding through another confused secondary, one more time. It […]

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Rays hope they have enough time for playoffs

September 17, 2018 general

Monday, 3 a.m. The odds were always against them. Never, however, have the Tampa Bay Rays faced such odds. Even on the day when they clinched their first winning season in five years, it was hard not to look at the standings and ponder the fate of the Rays, who beat the Oakland A’s 5-4 […]

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After prolonged slump, Bauers hits winning homer

September 16, 2018 general

Sunday, 3 a.m. His bats were receiving CARE packages. His average was bleeding. His RBI total was on oxygen. Yeah, Jake Bauers was struggling, all right. It was getting to the point where you wanted to check to see if he was holding the proper end of the bat. And then he swung. And the […]

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USF rallies once again to knock off Illinois

September 16, 2018 College Sports in Florida

Sunday, 3 a.m. Before they could overcome Illinois, the USF Bulls first had to overcome themselves. Yeah, it took them most of the day to get it done. The Bulls, for the second straight week, came from a double-digit deficit to beat the Illini Saturday afternoon, hanging on for a last-second 25-19 victory. It was […]

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