This time, Panthers take control against Bolts in 3rd

October 8, 2017 general

Sunday, 1 a.m. This time, the finish went the wrong way. The Tampa Bay Lightning, for the second straight night, was facing the Florida Panthers. The Lightning, for the second straight night, took a 2-0 lead. The Lightning, for the second straight night, let the Panthers back into a tie. And then the third period […]

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Ask Gary? Does the loss of Hickey hurt the Rays?

October 7, 2017 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, make a comment […]

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Looking back at the loss to the Patriots

October 7, 2017 general

Saturday, 3 a.m. 5 Observations Are the Bucs trying so hard to protect themselves from Jameis Winston’s turnovers that they’re dooming themselves to slow starts? It’s possible. Winston hit only eight of 16 passes for 71 yards in the first half against the Patriots, but threw for 263 yards in the second. In four games,Winston […]

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Stamkos returns in Lighting’s opening victory

October 7, 2017 general

Saturday, 2 a.m. The puck was coming, just the way it used to it when the world was young, back when Steven Stamkos was somebody. The pass from Alex Killorn was headed his way on the power play, and Stamkos coiled his body, the way he always has. If the puck was in his wheelhouse, […]

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Bucs kick away a shot at upsetting Patriots

October 6, 2017 general

Friday, 4 a.m. The futile, forgettable farce of Foot-Fault Folk and his Flock of Failures might have reached its finish on Thursday night. After this, how can the Bucs persuade themselves to stay with wayward kicker Nick Folk, who just wrapped up the worst week any Buc kicker – yes, including Roberto Aguayo, Kyle Brindza […]

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Ask the experts: Tim and Jerry

October 5, 2017 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 the NFL. […]

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Rowdies clinch playoffs with win over New York

October 5, 2017 general

Thursday, 3 a.m. The Tampa Bay Rowdies are going to the playoffs. The Rowdies clinched their spot in the USL playoffs with a 3-2 victory over the New York Red Bulls Wednesday night. Tampa Bay also moved into second place in the Eastern Conference with the win. Tampa Bay got two goals from Marcel Shaeffer […]

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Will this be the year that Miami finally beats FSU?

October 5, 2017 College Sports in Florida

Thursday, 2 a.m. How much does it matter who a team has played? Answer that, and perhaps you can guess who will win Saturday’s game between Miami and FSU. Miami, for intance, is 3-0. But it’s 3-0 while playing Bethune-Cookman, Toledo and Duke. It would be a huge story if the Hurricanes had lost to […]

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Are the powerful Patriots ripe for the picking?

October 4, 2017 general

Wednesday, 4 a.m. The bear is wounded. The bear is bleeding. The bear is frustrated. Ask yourself: Does that make him more vulnerable? Or less? The New England Patriots, the dynastic New England Patriots, have been rendered mortal. Their defense has been wretched, something you would normally find in, say, Cleveland. They cannot stop anyone. […]

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A look back at the Bucs’ victory over the Giants

October 3, 2017 general

5 Observations 1. Winston was very good: Jameis Winston hasn’t had many days that were better than Sunday. It was only the second game of his career where he’s thrown for three touchdowns or more and no interceptions. As Dirk Koetter said, “We’ll win a lot of games if Jameis plays like that.” Winston has […]

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