Tampa Bay’s Hedman to miss 3-6 weeks

January 13, 2018 general

Saturday, 2 a.m. If you are an optimist, if you hoped that a band-aid and an aspirin would make Victor Hedman okay overnight, it was bad news. But if you are pessimist, if you feared the worst for Hedman, it was good news. The truth is probably somewhere in between. Hedman will miss between three […]

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Hedman injured as Lightning lose to Calgary

January 12, 2018 general

Friday 2 a.m. For a half of a season, the Tampa Bay Lightning has taken your breath away. Now, the Bolts find themselves holding their own. Victor Hedman, the rock of the Lightning’s defense, limped off the ice in Thursday night’s 5-1 loss to Calgary. Hedman played only 10 minutes; for the season, he’s averaging […]

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Ask the experts: Tim & Jerry

January 11, 2018 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 […]

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Sorry, UCF. Your championship claim falls short

January 11, 2018 College Sports in Florida

Thursday, 2 a.m. By nature, I’m a contrarian. And if you happen to agree with me, well, I’ll disagree with you on that, too. I was a child of the 60s, and I once participated in something called the Flowers for Peace Day massacre. I was raised on arguments and disagreement. Most of the time, […]

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Will you pull for Jon Gruden to win?

January 10, 2018 general

Wednesday, 4 a.m. His face will contort the same way as ever. His sound bites will sound as good. He will pump is fist in victory the way he used to. But will you pull for Jon Gruden, the guy who used to work here? A continent away, will you pull for him to succeed? […]

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Johnson’s hat trick leads Lightning victory

January 10, 2018 general

Wednesday, 3 a.m. On the first one, he was a swordsman. He feinted. He parried. He stood in the heavy traffic in front of the goal, and he deflected the puck into the net. It was an impressive bit of hand-eye coordination. On the second, he was a trapeze artist. He flew. He twisted. Somehow, […]

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One for history, one for lore in Alabama victory

January 9, 2018 general

Tuesday, 3 a.m. He was supposed to belong to tomorrow. Maybe the day after. He was supposed to be along for the ride. He was supposed to watch. He was supposed to congratulate his teammates. He was supposed to pose for the team picture. Never was Tua Tagovailoa supposed to make an impact on the national […]

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Even now, Bear’s shadow is larger than Saban’s

January 8, 2018 Alabama

Monday, 3 a.m. He was not the tallest man I’ve ever encountered. And he was not the heaviest. Somehow, however, Paul Bryant left the biggest shadow. He was all leather and sinew, as if he had been cut from a saddle. His voice came from deep down inside of him, and by the time it […]

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Bolts bounce back behind goalie Domingue

January 8, 2018 general

Monday, 2 a.m. Faced with one of their few slumps of the season, playing a new goaltender and in a hostile arena, the Tampa Bay Lightning bounced back Sunday night. The Lightning, one day after being drubbed 6-3 by Ottawa, came back to beat the Detroit Red Wings, 5-2. Goaltender Louis Domingue started for the […]

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Random thoughts: Pats’ squabbles delight league

January 7, 2018 general

I’m stunned to hear that Robert Kraft and Bill Belichick might have a personality clash. Who knew Belichick had one? — Either way, isn’t this delicious? — From now on, we should change Jon Gruden’s name from Chucky to Dr. Evil. One hundred million dollars! — So, how much for Monte to win it for […]

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