Tigers hand the Rays their worst loss of the year

June 17, 2017 general

Saturday, 2 a.m. Their defense was better. Their pitching was better. Their hitting was better. So is there any wonder that the Detroit Tigers won an easy game over the Tampa Bay Rays Friday night? The Tigers knocked the Rays around severely, taking a 13-4 win. The Tigers scored 10 of their runs in the […]

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Rays lose as Tigers’ Cabrera goes deep

June 16, 2017 general

Saturday, 4 a.m. Perhaps the last place the Tampa Bay Rays would look for defeat is on the inside of Daniel Robertson’s glove. There it was, however. The slick-fielding infielder of the Rays made two errors Thursday night, leading the way to Miguel Cabrera and the Detroit Tigers, 5-3. Cabrera hit a two-run walkoff homer […]

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Winston needs to cut down on turnovers, not TDs

June 16, 2017 general

Friday, 2 a.m. Efficient is a good word. Careful, maybe. Surgical. On the other hand, no one wants Jameis Winston to be safe. It’s a dirty word. The guy’s a quarterback, not an insurance salesman. “There’s such a fine line, because you want to protect the football but at the same time you want to […]

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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 the Expert: Jerry Angelo

June 15, 2017 general

Jerry Angelo is a former personnel director for the Bucs and former general manager of the Bears. Each week, Angelo answers your questions regarding the NFL. Send your questions to GarySheltonsports@gmail.com with “ask the expert” in the subject line. The most interesting questions will be selected. Thursday, 4 a.m. LeBron James says that Tom Brady […]

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This time, Rays defeated on opponents’ homers

June 15, 2017 general

Thursday, 3:30 a.m. Sometimes, it isn’t the home runs that the Tampa Bay Rays hit. Sometimes, it’s the ones they give up. The Rays came from ahead once again Wednesday night, losing a 7-6 decision to the Toronto Blue Jays. Tampa Bay starter Jake Odorizzi, who gives up a lot of homers, gave up a […]

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Hargreaves prepared to make strides in Year Two

June 15, 2017 general

Thursday, 1 a.m. They are coming. Soon, they will be going. They are the receivers of the NFC South and, if they have their way, their offenses will be as impressive as those of the Bucs. Imagine looking at it from the back end. Julio Jones is running deep and Michael Thomas is going across […]

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Rays move to three games over .500 with win

June 14, 2017 general

Wednesday, 5 a.m. One of the questions about the latest Rays’ victory: What if young Jacob Faria never loses again? Another question: What if Corey Dickerson never makes another out? Two Rays at the opposite end of the spectrum led the Rays to an 8-1 victory over Toronto, the team’s sixth win in its last […]

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Eventually, will McKay have to make choice?

June 14, 2017 general

Wednesday, 3 a.m. The conversation begins with a decision by Babe Ruth. Pretty much, that’s all you need to know about Brendan McKay. Babe Ruth. Mind you, no one is silly enough to compare the players. Understood. But like Ruth, a decision looms ahead for McKay, who is a very good hitting prospect on the […]

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Winston continues to lead the Bucs in off-season

June 14, 2017 general

Wednesday, 2 a.m. In the world of Jameis Winston, the sunrise has a little bit of pewter in it. The sunset, too. And most of the hours in between. Winston, the third-year quarterback of the Tampa Bay Bucs, continues to be the heartbeat of the Bucs. He continues to be the main cheerleader, the best […]

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