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Vasilevskiy shines as Bolts beat Blues

December 12, 2017 general

Tuesday, 2 a.m. In a match of NHL titans, Andrei Vasilevskiy was the biggest of them all. Vasilevskiy pitched his third shutout of the season Tuesday night, stopping all 32 shots in a 3-0 victory over the St. Louis Blues. St. Louis had come in tied with the Lighting with wins and points. The Bolts […]

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Looking back at the Bucs’ loss to Detroit

December 12, 2017 general

5 Observations It’s beginning to look a lot like Gerald McCoy will go his entire career without playing in a post-season game (other than the Pro Bowl). McCoy is 29, an age when a lot of defensive tackles start to lose their burst, and he’s reinsured. You’d have to be playing Lotto to expect the […]

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Dirk, Jameis say they’re fine; not the rest of us

December 11, 2017 general

Monday, 3 a.m. Dirk likes Jameis, okay. He thinks he’s a keen. He’s a  handsome guy, fun at parties, a great dancer. He has all the cool gadgets. Jameis thinks Dirk is neat-o, all right? He thinks he’s wise beyond his record. He tells a good joke. And you ought to see him juggle. Oh, […]

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Random Thoughts: The Bucs as a dynasty?

December 10, 2017 College Sports in Florida

Sunday, 3 a.m. 49ers’ general manager John Lynch says that if the Bucs had a quarterback like Jimmy Garoppolo, he’d have five rings. Let’s assume he’s correct. Who would have been the dynastic offensive coordinator: Mike Shula, Les Steckel or Clyde Christiansen? – For all the plays in all the parks, did Derek Jeter just […]

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Point scores winning point against Jets

December 10, 2017 general

Sunday, 3 a.m. At this rate, perhaps they should rename him as Brayden Two-Points. Point was the difference in a tie and an overtime victory Saturday night, scoring on a backhander 36 seconds into overtime for a 4-3 win. It was Point’s 12th goal of the season. Point also had an assist on Yanni Gourde’s […]

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Ask Gary: Did FSU or Florida win the hiring game?

December 9, 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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Ask the experts: Tim & Jerry

December 8, 2017 general

Here at GarySheltonsports.com, we have doubled our experts with the addition of former Bucs’ personnel director and former Seahawks general manager Tim Ruskell. He joins his old friend and co-worker Jerry Angelo, a former personnel director for the Bucs and former general manager of the Bears. Each week, Angelo and Ruskell answer your questions regarding the NFL. […]

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Out of mothballs, Budaj leads Bolts

December 8, 2017 general

Friday, 3 a.m. He handles a stick pretty well. He guards the goal pretty fiercely. He moves in front of the net fairly smoothly. Most of the time, though, he waits. And waits. And waits some more. Such is the life of Peter Budaj, the Lightning goalie in reserve. Most of the time, he watches […]

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Bucs have a choice to make at running back

December 8, 2017 general

Thursday, 2 a.m. Suddenly, the Tampa Bay Bucs have a lot of running backs. Who knew? The Bucs, who have struggled on the ground for most of the year, find themselves with options in Sunday’s game against the Detroit Lions, who come in with the NFL’s 19th-ranked rushing defense. They could go with normal starter […]

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Imagining Taggart as a college recruiter

December 7, 2017 general

Thursday, 3 a.m. You imagine a living room decorated in early-American football trophies. There are photographs and banners scattered about, all memories of the favorite son. There are notations of records, On the desk is a large stack of invitations to scholarships. Some are not even opened. And on the couch is Willie Taggart. He […]

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