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Sports has given us a century’s worth of memories

July 17, 2017 College Sports in Florida

eMonday, 4 a.m. Joe Montana, leading his team to a comeback in Super Bowl XXIII…Reggie Jackson, exploding at the plate in the ’77 World Series. Michael Phelps, splashing his way to another gold medal…Michael Jordan, his tongue hanging out, hitting from the top of the key to claim another NBA title…Serena Williams, stuffing her trophy […]

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Say what? The quotes that came before the decisions

June 23, 2017 general

Friday, 4 a.m. It sounded like a good idea at the time. Before there was the action, there had to be a thought. Someone had to think that the worst follies in the history of sports were actually good ideas. Someone had to feel smarter than everyone else. Only they weren’t. Still, before you charge […]

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Lightning lose Garrison, picks in expansion draft

June 22, 2017 general

Thursday, 1 a.m. Jason Garrison, one of the mainstays on defense for the Tampa Bay Lightning, has said Good Knight to the team. Garrison, 32, was selected by the Las Vegas Knights in Wednesday night’s expansion draft. The selection came after a deal between Vegas and the Lightning to protect their younger defenseman. The Lightning […]

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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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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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Ask Gary: It takes trust to like Lightning trade

June 17, 2017 general

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Bolts deal Drouin to obtain Sergachev

June 15, 2017 general

Thursday, 6:30 p.m. At the moment, it’s sure to be an unpopular trade. At the moment, the Tampa Bay Lighthing appears to have traded today’s cheers for tomorrow’s. Or the day after’s. You look at stats. You read the analysts. You try to get your head around this trade. And what you come up with […]

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Ask Gary: Has Joe earned the HOF yet?

June 10, 2017 general

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Random thoughts: My kingdom for a punter?

June 4, 2017 general

Elvis was the King. Micheal Jackson was the King of Pop. Richard was the King of England. Richard Petty was the King. Felix Hernandez has been the King, but not lately. Bernard and Albert were Kings. And, of course, LeBron James is King James, though not the original one. So when Raiders’ punter Marquette King […]

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Ask Gary: Baseball games go … so … slowly

June 3, 2017 general

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