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Ask Gary: Once again, the Juice is loose

July 22, 2017 College Sports in Florida

(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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Cash shows faith in Cobb, but loses in the 10th

July 21, 2017 general

Saturday, 2 a.m. When do you leave him in? When do you take him out? And do you get blamed for both? Rays’ manager Kevin Cash was caught two unacceptable answers Friday night, and it cost the team in a 4-3 loss to the Texas Rangers. It was the second straight loss by the Rays, […]

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How are Rays better? Let’s count the ways

July 21, 2017 general

Friday, 4 a.m. This year, they are in the middle of the race. Last year, they were dead in the water. This year, they have a pulse. Last year, they were two steps beyond Last Rites. This year, they matter. Last year, they were just another team finishing out a forgettable season. Yes, things are […]

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Ask the expert: Jerry Angelo

July 20, 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. With the Panthers firing Dave Gettleman […]

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How safety shakes out could be key for Bucs

July 20, 2017 general

Thursday, 3 a.m. Here on the brink of training camp, there are a few questions we want to know about the Tampa Bay Bucs. Who’s going to win the placekicking job – misguided Roberto Aguayo or Nick Folk. How will the running back rotation work for three weeks while Doug Martin is in his league-induced […]

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Rays’ Faria shows his mortality in loss to A’s

July 20, 2017 general

Thursday, 2 a.m. Jake Faria, the Quality Kid, is human, after all. Faria suffered his first defeat of the year, and his first non-quality start, as the Rays fell 7-2 to the Oakland A’s. It was the second straight series the Rays didn’t take advantage of a chance to sweep in the final game. Faria, […]

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In the season of hunting G.M.s, Licht should be safe

July 19, 2017 general

Wednesday, 4 a.m. The picks have been drafted, and wasn’t it amazing that every athlete fell just perfectly to the team? The free agents are on board. Most of the new contracts have been sorted. Yeah, it’s a dangerous time of year for an NFL general manager, isn’t it? And the owners aren’t shooting blanks. […]

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Rays win a memorable game in 4-3 comeback

July 19, 2017 general

Wednesday 3 a.m. Gee, Kevin Cash. You should have seen it. Your team was down to its last heartbeat, with two out in the ninth and no one on. Your bullpen, maligned all season, had a starring role. And the player known for his glove came through with the bat. It all added up to […]

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Head to head to head, it’s easy to figure a close race

July 18, 2017 general

Tuesday, 4 a.m. Now that they are in a dogfight, how are you supposed to judge the bite of  the dog? The Red Sox. The Yankees. The Rays. Who’s better? So far, it’s Boston, by a whole two games. The Yankees and Rays are both in the wild-card hunt. If the season ended today, all […]

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Odorizzi throws like the pitcher you remember

July 18, 2017 general

Tuesday, 2 a.m. The guy on the mound looked familiar. You might swear that you had seen him before. Same scowl, same swagger, same stuff. Hey. Didn’t you used to be Jake Odorizzi? Odorizzi, coming off one of his worst outings, came back with one of his best against the Oakland A’s Monday night. Odorizzi […]

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