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Colome stumbles again as Rays lose game, series

June 26, 2017 general

Monday, 2 a.m. And suddenly, the problems of the Tampa Bay Rays begin with the player you most expect to end them. Alex Colome once again failed to close the door, giving up three ninth-inning runs in an 8-5 loss to the Baltimore Orioles. The Orioles gave up five runs for the 21st time in […]

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Random Thoughts: Raiders a long way from goal

June 25, 2017 general

Sunday, 4 a.m. Derek Carr says he’ll give Marshawn Lynch the ball at the one-yard line. Good call. Sadly, the Raiders are still about 43 yards, metaphorically, from winning a Super Bowl. – Magic Johnson says he foresees a day when the Lakers retire a Ball jersey. Huh. I didn’t know Lucille meant that much […]

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Orioles beat up Diaz to snap five-run streak

June 25, 2017 general

Sunday, 2 a.m. The biggest thing about Jumbo Diaz, it turns out, is his jumbo-sized ERA. Diaz gave up four runs in two innings of relief Saturday as the Baltimore Orioles snapped a three-game losing streak by the Rays. For the Orioles, it stopped a streak of 20 straight games in which they had allowed […]

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Ask Gary: How do you define pitching dominance?

June 24, 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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Rays clobber O’s to move to four games over .500

June 24, 2017 general

Saturday, 4 a.m. From up here, you can see possibilities. From up here, you can see potential. From up here, you can see the playoffs. Yep, the Tampa Bay Rays, for the first time this season, moved to four games over .500 with a 15-5 drubbing of the last-place Baltimore Orioles Friday night. It was […]

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Lightning make another move to shore up defense

June 23, 2017 general

Friday, 9 p.m. The biggest fan of the recent moves of the Tampa Bay Lightning may not be either general manager Steve Yzerman nor coach Jon Cooper. The biggest fan may be goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy. Every move the Bolts have made this off-season seems designed to protect Vasilevskiy. The team has traded for Montreal prospect […]

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Say what? The quotes that came before the decisions

June 23, 2017 general

Friday, 4 a.m. It sounded like a good idea at the time. Before there was the action, there had to be a thought. Someone had to think that the worst follies in the history of sports were actually good ideas. Someone had to feel smarter than everyone else. Only they weren’t. Still, before you charge […]

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Ask the expert: Jerry Angelo

June 22, 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. I would be a lousy scout. […]

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Newcomers lead Rays to another series victory

June 22, 2017 general

Thursday, 2 a.m. As recently as June 9, Taylor Featherston was a Philly. Mallex Smith was a Durham Bull. And Trevor Plouffe was an Oakland A. Today? Today they are part of the new Murderer’s Row of the Tampa Bay Rays. Taylor and Trevor both went deep Wednesday to pace the Rays to an 8-3 […]

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Lightning lose Garrison, picks in expansion draft

June 22, 2017 general

Thursday, 1 a.m. Jason Garrison, one of the mainstays on defense for the Tampa Bay Lightning, has said Good Knight to the team. Garrison, 32, was selected by the Las Vegas Knights in Wednesday night’s expansion draft. The selection came after a deal between Vegas and the Lightning to protect their younger defenseman. The Lightning […]

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