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Winston thinks ‘It’s about time’ for the Bucs

April 17, 2018 general

Tuesday, 2 a.m. There are different Jameis Winstons in the NFL There is the turnover kid. There is the quarterback who chews up yardage. There is the goofy leader. There is the quarterback who has thrilled his fans with his comebacks. There is the quarterback who has not done it enough. All versions of Winston […]

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Rays lose Kiermaier to thumb injury

April 16, 2018 general

Monday, 2 a.m. The season has been painful enough. It has been 15 games of agony, a trail-of-tears march across broken glass. You could spend a day debating if the pitching has been worse than the defense, and if the hitting has been worse than them both. The more you think about it, the more you […]

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Random thoughts: NFL a Reefer Madness sequel?

April 15, 2018 general

Sunday, 4 a.m. Did you read where former NFL player Martellus Bennett estimated that 89 percent of players smoked marijuana, which is three percent higher than actors in the Cheech and Chong movies? What does that say about the efficiency of Roger Goodell’s drug-testing policies? I think the only way you fail for marijuana is […]

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Step Two: Lightning clobbers Devils once again

April 15, 2018 general

Sunday, 3 a.m. For most of the year, it was among the cities where the doubts about this Tampa Bay Lighting team was born. In other places, for instance, they might have thought of the Bolts as skilled, as speedy, as sizzling. But in New Jersey, well, after three straight wins in the regular season, […]

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Fresh Deal? Archer clobbered as Rays lose again

April 15, 2018 general

Wednesday, 1 a.m. Can a pitching staff have a four of hearts? Pitcher Chris Archer, supposedly the ace of the Rays’ pitching staff, the stopper, struggled once again Saturday night.  Archer lasted only four innings and gave up eight hits and seven earned runs. The Rays fell, 9-4, to take their 11th loss in their […]

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Ask Gary: Wondering what Cash is really thinking

April 14, 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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Bullpen wobbly as Rays drop another close game

April 14, 2018 general

Saturday, 2 a.m. The season is still early, but some of the Tampa Bay Rays problems are growing old in a hurry. For the Rays, it was another day, another loss. It was a bullpen that wasn’t good enough. It was hitting that didn’t show up often enough. It was flubs that keep being repeated. […]

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Step One: Lightning relies on vets to beat Devils

April 13, 2018 general

Friday, 4 a.m. When a team is trying to match the glory of the past, perhaps the old days are  the perfect time to start the quest. Take, for instance, Tyler Johnson, yesterday’s hero. Johnson ripped a page out of his calendar Thursday night when he found the back of the net. And how about […]

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Can Bolts’ defense stand up in the playoffs?

April 12, 2018 general

Thursday, 4 a.m. They can blow up a scoreboard. They can leave melted tracks in the ice. They can wear out the goal nets. They can score fast, and they can score in bunches, and they can score throughout the lineup. Yeah, the Tampa Bay Lightning can be a fireworks show, all right. At a […]

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Rays don’t do the simple things in defeat

April 12, 2018 general

Friday, 3 a.m. It’s the ultimate rule in baseball: The big moments will devour the bad teams. All of which lead to the Tampa Bay Rays, who have some explaining to do. The Rays lost a 2-1 game to the Chicago White Sox because they fell short in the crucial moments.  Content beyond this point […]

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