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Looking back at the Bucs’ win over the Eagles

September 18, 2018 general

Tuesday, 4 a.m. 5 Observations 1. As it turns out, Florida’s famed fountain of youth is at Ryan Fitzpatrick’s house. Can you believe that lunkheads like Vince Young were mocking Fitzpatrick just a year ago? One more win, and Dirk Koetter has no choice: Jameis Winston stays on the bench. (A bad performance or an […]

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Glasnow gets first win as the Rays’ surging continues

September 18, 2018 general

Tuesday, 3 a.m. With pitching like this, you wonder. Just how many games can the Tampa Bay Rays win? They captured their 83rd of the season Monday night in Arlington, shutting down the Texas Rangers in 3-0 victory. Starter Tyler Glasnow won his first game for the Rays, throwing six innings and allowing only two […]

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One more time: Bucs capture another huge upset

September 17, 2018 general

Monday, 4 a.m. Call it the greatest story ever retold. It was the Tampa Bay Bucs, defying the odds and the analysts, the sequel. It was Ryan Fitzmagic, the amazing man with the beard, shocking an opponent, version 2.0. It was a crew of talented receivers winding through another confused secondary, one more time. It […]

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Rays hope they have enough time for playoffs

September 17, 2018 general

Monday, 3 a.m. The odds were always against them. Never, however, have the Tampa Bay Rays faced such odds. Even on the day when they clinched their first winning season in five years, it was hard not to look at the standings and ponder the fate of the Rays, who beat the Oakland A’s 5-4 […]

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After prolonged slump, Bauers hits winning homer

September 16, 2018 general

Sunday, 3 a.m. His bats were receiving CARE packages. His average was bleeding. His RBI total was on oxygen. Yeah, Jake Bauers was struggling, all right. It was getting to the point where you wanted to check to see if he was holding the proper end of the bat. And then he swung. And the […]

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USF rallies once again to knock off Illinois

September 16, 2018 College Sports in Florida

Sunday, 3 a.m. Before they could overcome Illinois, the USF Bulls first had to overcome themselves. Yeah, it took them most of the day to get it done. The Bulls, for the second straight week, came from a double-digit deficit to beat the Illini Saturday afternoon, hanging on for a last-second 25-19 victory. It was […]

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Random Thoughts: Should Green Bay play Rodgers?

September 16, 2018 general

Sunday, 2 a.m. The Packers need him. They want him. They rely on him. But should they play him? That’s the question for Green Bay with Aaron Rodgers. Obviously Green Bay could use Rodgers to play. But if it was me, I’d wrap him in styrofoam and put him behind the bench to watch. It’s […]

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State football roundup: Willie loses them at hello

September 16, 2018 general

Sunday, 2 a.m. He just got here. Already, some of his fans think it is time to go. Poor Willie Taggart. He lost them at hello. Taggart, who seemed like such a good fit at FSU before the season started, watched his team stumble once again Saturday afternoon. They were ripped by a Syracuse team […]

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Ask Gary: Is Yzerman ready to jump to Detroit?

September 15, 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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Rays lost to A’s despite giving up only three hits

September 15, 2018 general

Saturday, 3 a.m. As surprisingly good as their season has been, one could not blame the fans of the Tampa Bay Rays if they wanted to see it go on a little further. Any such wishes took a blow to the chin Friday night, as the Rays lost a 2-1, 10-inning game to the Oakland […]

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