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Rays’ six-game winning streak snapped by Ohtani

May 21, 2018 general

Monday, 4 a.m. The Tampa Bay Rays seem to have their “opener” strategy down. Now, they just need to work on “seconds.” The Rays had their six-game winning streak ended in a 5-2 loss to the Los Angeles Angels Sunday. Sergio Romo, the starter for the second straight day for the Rays, threw shutout ball […]

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Lightning have had a list of stars in their wins

May 21, 2018 general

Monday, 3 a.m. Who will it be? Whose turn is it? The Tampa Bay Lightning, showing resilience again, showing focus, has another team on the ropes. So who finds the net? Steven Stankos? Tyler Johnson? Nikita Kucherov. Someone? Anyone? That’s been the thing about the Bolts. They’ve found their heroes on any line, on any […]

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Step 11: Fast start, stubborn finish leads Bolts

May 20, 2018 general

Sunday, 4 a.m. You can talk about the goal scorers if you will, and their velocity, and their suddenness. And certainly, they had a great deal to do with the latest victory by the Tampa Bay Lightning. You can talk about the resolve if you wish, and the pluck, and the fire, and the will. […]

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Random Thoughts: Contemplating the good Knights

May 20, 2018 general

Saturday, 3 a.m. So when the St. Louis Blues and Toronto Maple Leafs look at the Vegas Golden Knights this close to the Stanley Cup, what do they think. The Blues have never won a cup. The Leafs haven’t won won in 50 years. — Johnny Manziel is going to Canada. I wonder how much […]

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Rays send Sergio x 2 against Angels

May 20, 2018 general

Sunday, 2 a.m. It was weird. It was different. It was outside the box, but inside the strike zone. And it worked so well that the Tampa Bay Rays will try it again. Today. The Rays came up with the brainstorm of starting short reliever Sergio Romo, the first over-30 starter the franchise has used […]

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Collins gets a draw in his debut as Rowdies’ coach

May 20, 2018 general

Sunday, 1:30 a.m. So what’s so hard about this, huh? Neill Collins, the new head coach of the Tampa Bay Rowdies, had a solid debut Saturday night, seeing his team draw with the undefeated Pittsburgh Riverhounds It might not have been the dream result for Collins, but after three straight defeats, all of them by […]

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Ask Gary: Why do Rays wait so long on prospects?

May 19, 2018 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, […]

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Can anyone defend home ice in Bolts-Caps series?

May 19, 2018 general

Wednesday, 3 a.m. You get to sleep in your own beds. You get to dress at your own locker. You get to skate on your own ice. You get to drive yourself to the rink. You get to hear your own fans. You get the last lineup change. Doggone, there is supposed to be something […]

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Rays beat Angels, move into tie for third place

May 19, 2018 general

Saturday, 2 a.m. These days, the Tampa Bay Rays are worth staying up late to see. The Rays won their fifth straight game Friday night, blowing away the Los Angels Angels once again, 7-2. Over the last two nights, the Rays have outscored the Angels, 14-3. They have outhit the Angels 29-9 in two games. […]

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Step 10: Vasilevskiy shines as Bolts even series

May 18, 2018 general

Friday, 4 a.m. Finally, Alex Ovechkin had the net in sight. Finally, he could do some damage. And so Ovechkin cocked, and he fired. He lifted his stick and slammed it into the crossbar in frustration. It was the only impact he would make on the night. Of course, by this time, Andrei Vasilevskiy was […]

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