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Slow start dooms Lightning against Carolina

December 1, 2019 general

Sunday, 4 a.m The hole is too deep. The start is too slow. The energy is too limited. And the start of the Tampa Bay Lighting is becoming more and more troubling. The Lighting lost again Saturday night, as the slow start to a game added to the slow start to a season. Tampa Bay […]

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Florida swamps FSU once again in easy win

December 1, 2019 general

Saturday, 3 a.m. In two seasons, they have come so far. In two seasons, they have passed FSU so dramatically. The Florida Gators are not back, of course. If they were, the nation would be talking about championships and Heismans. But they’re pretty good, and again, they’ve significantly changed positions with the FSU Seminoles. Two […]

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UCF drubs South Florida Bulls once again

November 30, 2019 general

Saturday, 2 a.m. Once again, the USF Bulls ended their season with a losing streak. This year, the Bulls lost their last four games. Friday night, the Bulls fell to UCF, 34-7. In their final four games, they were outscore 120-41, and in their final two games, they were outscored by 83-27. The Knights seemed […]

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Lightning blows a two-goal lead to Caps late

November 29, 2019 general

Saturday, 3 a.m. How big a head start do the Tampa Bay Lightning need? Evidenttly, more than two goals and two periods, The Bolts, spotted to a 3-1 lead going into the third period, couldn’t hold on against the Washington Capitals Friday afternoon, losing a 4-3 overtime game despite building themselves an advantage. Dmitry Orlov […]

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Lightning falls just short to St. Louis

November 28, 2019 general

Thursday, 4 a.m. Maybe you can measure it in the strides as Oskar Sundqvist pulled away as the Blues on his shorthanded goal. Maybe you can measure it in the heartbeats that Brayden Schenn used to score the clinching goal at the end of a power play in the third period. Either way, the St. […]

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Even now, Godwin’s catch comes across as golden

November 28, 2019 general

Thursday, 3 a.m. Even days later, the question lingered. How in the world could Jameis Winston throw that pass? How, after all the other misguided passes to cornerbacks and safeties, could he drop that one into Chris Godwin? How could he turn a game around with a 71-yard needle to Godwin against the Falcons? For […]

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Top 25 athletes age 25 and younger

November 27, 2019 general

Wednesday, 4 a.m. Time is a liar. Time allows you to dream, to believe in a better day. But it has always been that way for the teams of Tampa Bay. They have always been ridiculously young, wide-eyed and hopeful. They have fooled you with their potential. But potential can be like ripe fruit, and […]

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Looking back on the Bucs’ win over the Falcons

November 26, 2019 general

Tuesday, 4 a.m. 5 Comments Winning makes everyone feel better, but isn’t it a good day for Jason Lichr? Vita Vea is playing like a star. Devin White has arrived. Jameis Winston is tolerable. The young secondary with Carlton Davis, Jamel Dean and Sean Murphy-Bunting look good and Matt Gay has promise. Even Robeerto Aguayo […]

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Lightning beat Sabres to continue streak

November 26, 2019 general

Tuesday, 3 a.m Turns out, it doesn’t matter which side of the Atlantic Ocean the Tampa Bay Lightning plays the Buffalo Sabres. The Lightning continued its domination of the Sabres Monday night in a 5-2 victory. Tampa Bay is now 22-4-2 in its last 27 games against Buffalo and has won six straight. Tampa Bay […]

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Bucs’ secondary has its best game in win over Atlanta

November 25, 2019 general

Monday, 4 a.m. For once, they looked hungry. They did not look hopeless. They made mistakes. They did not look lost. They were a work in progress. They were not beyond hope. The Tampa Bay Bucs, at last, were a team worth paying attention to. And, finally, their good points outweighed their bad. The Bucs […]

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