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Another Rays’ pitcher saves another victory

September 20, 2020 general

Sunday, 3 a.m. What’s so hard about shutting the door? What’s the big deal about turning out the lights? For the Tampa Bay Rays, it doesn’t seem to be that hard. Ryan Thompson became the 12th Rays’ pitcher of the season to earn a save for his team Saturday night, getting the final two outs […]

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Notre Dame shows USF it has a way to go

September 20, 2020 general

Sunday, 2 a.m. If there were any misconceptions after the USF Bulls’ opening-week victory, well, welcome to reality. New USF coach Jeff Scott has a ton of work to do. The Bulls were drop-kicked in their second game, losing 52-0 to seventh-ranked Notre Dame. If there was any thoughts of an upset — like the […]

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Yes, Bucs could lose to Carolina, too

September 20, 2020 general

Saturday, 1 a.m. The different is in the perspective. A week ago, you didn’t see any way the Tampa Bay Bucs could lose. This week, you can see a thousand ways. What if Tom Brady is mortal again? What if the team can’t overcome Chris Godwin’s absence? What if Carolina quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is as […]

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Glasnow shuts down Orioles for victory

September 19, 2020 general

Friday, 4 a.m. Now that they are in the playoffs, a large questions looms for the Tampa Bay Rays. Who are you going to pitch in the playoffs? Two years ago, there would have been no debate. Blake Snell was the Cy Young Award winner, the best pitcher in the American League. Last year, Snell […]

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Cirelli’s late goal moves Bolts to Cup Finals

September 18, 2020 general

Friday, 4 a.m. “Hello Stanley?” “Anthony here. Anthony Cirelli. That’s right. Lightning forward. You can be forgiven if you forgot all about me. Well, until late in the evening on Thursday, that is. “Yeah. I scored a goal. Which means that me and my teammates are coming for your Cup. That’s right. See you Saturday. […]

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Adames’ homer propels Rays into playoffs

September 18, 2020 general

Friday, 3 a.m. By now, it shouldn’t surprise anyone that that Tampa Bay Rays are going to the playoffs. But driven by Willy Adames’ bat? In a 10-run game? Those are the Rays? Tampa Bay swept a doubleheader Thursday, beating the Baltimore Orioles in games of 3-1 and 10-6 to clinch their sixth playoff berth, […]

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Brady looks to come back from defeat

September 18, 2020 general

Friday, 2 a.m. It’s tough to beat Tom Brady once. It’s harder to do it twice in a row. If there is anything that will give fans of the Tampa Bay Bucs hope, perhaps it is that. Over his career, Brady hasn’t lost often. He come out a loser just 68 times in 288 games. […]

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Human? Anderson finally gives up a bomb

September 17, 2020 general

Thursday, 4 a.m. Some plays amaze you. Some surprise you. Some anger you. And some? Some of them make you disbelieve. Nick Anderson, the relief machine, finally showed he was human Wednesday afternoon. He gave up a two-run homer to Luis Garcia — the first runs he has allowed all season — in the top […]

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Might the world end if the Bucs lose again?

September 17, 2020 general

Thursday, 3 a.m. By now, Bruce Arians is used to the world of overreaction. Fans seemed to have turned on the Bucs, the talk of the NFL a few hours ago. An opening-day defeat at the hands of the New Orleans Saints seems to have changed all of that. That’s the way it works in […]

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Lightning misses chance to close out Isles

September 16, 2020 general

Wednesday, 4 a.m. They lost. At a time when it seemed as if the Lightning might not lose again, they lost. It took 93 1/2 minutes. It took a team playing without Brayden Point, arguably its best player of the post-season. It took a whiffed shot by Kevin Shattenkirk that led to a two-on-one breakaway. […]

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