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Sapp joins fight to preserve health of ex-players

June 21, 2017 general

Wednesday, 4 a.m. Warren Sapp is donating his brain to science which, by the way, should make some scientists awfully nervous. After all, they first have to decide whether to operate or to exorcise. No one knows what’s going to fly out when they cut into his head. Yeah, you understand why the internet is […]

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Colome gets a save, but mostly, he survives

June 21, 2017 general

Wednesday, 2 a.m. This is why it is hard to trust the save statistic. In collecting his most recent one, the best thing that Alex Colome did was to survive. Colome earned the 20th save of this season against Cincinnati Tuesday night, but it was hardly a night he’ll tell his grandchildren about. Colome struggled, […]

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Even after defeat, the Rays are better than last year

June 20, 2017 general

Tuesday, 3 a.m. You would not call them dangerous. You would not call them dominant. You would not call them dynamic. Not yet, anyway. And still, the Tampa Bay Rays are better than they were. Isn’t that a start? This time a year ago, the Rays were about to conclude an 11-game losing streak that […]

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Bullpen implodes as Rays let Reds get healthy

June 20, 2017 general

Wednesday, 1 a.m. For a minute, just for a minute, the Tampa Bay Rays looked like the Comeback Kids once again. As quick as light switch bringing on the darkness, the Rays had battled back from a 3-0 deficit. They had tied the game, and they looked as if they were about to hand the […]

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If you ran the Knights, which Bolt would you want?

June 19, 2017 general

Monday, 4 a.m. You are Vegas. You are the Strip. You are loaded dice. You have a locker between Sigfried and Roy. You eat figs with Wayne Newton. You went to school with Dan Tanna. Your dad used to hang out with Bugsy Siegel and Moe Greene. Your second-favorite team is the Flying Elvises, Utah […]

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Rays homer their way to victory over Detroit

June 19, 2017 general

Monday, 1 a.m. After two straight games of small ball, the Tampa Bay Rays evidently missed hitting home runs. Sunday, they made up for it. The Rays hit five home runs in their 9-1 bashing of the Detroit Tigers Sunday, including two by Logan Morrison and a grand slam by Steven Souza Jr. The Rays […]

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Random thoughts: Winston has to rank higher

June 18, 2017 general

According to the Sporting News, Jameis Winston is the number (cough) 17 quarterback in the NFL. That isn’t that much higher than the Bears’ Mike Glennon (27th) and the Jets’ Josh McCown (32nd). Among the quarterbacks the website likes better are Eli Manning, Dak Prescott, Alex Smith and Marcus Mariota. All of that’s kind of […]

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Archer stops another Rays’ losing streak

June 18, 2017 general

Sunday, 2 a.m. There are days he looks sharp. There are days he looks dominant. With Chris Archer, there are days he looks like the stopper for the Tampa Bay Rays. Archer was at it again Saturday, snapping a three-game losing streak in a 3-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers. It was the third time […]

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Seconds from victory, Rowdies settle for a tie

June 18, 2017 general

Sunday, 1 a.m. Sometimes, a tie feels like a defeat. Just ask the Tampa Bay Rowdies, who saw the Richmond Kickers tie their game in the final seconds of extra time Saturday night. The Rowdies led 1-0 for most of the game on a goal by Marcel Shafer. But with the clock dying, Richmond tied […]

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Ask Gary: It takes trust to like Lightning trade

June 17, 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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