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Once again, Lightning finds success in Sweden

November 10, 2019 general

Sunday, 4 a.m. Perhaps the Tampa Bay Lightning should play more games in Sweden. The Bolts won their second game in two days Saturday, beating the Buffalo Sabres 5-3 in the NHL’s Global Series. The Bolts hope to use the victories as a springboard to improve upon their start. They are now 8-5-2 on the […]

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Gators’ Trask shreds Vandy in lopsided win

November 10, 2019 general

Sunday, 3 a.m. Kyle Trask started slowly Saturday. He finished in the history books. Trask, the Gators’ quarterback who started the season as a seldom-used backup, lit up Vanderbilt Saturday afternoon, 56-0. Trask threw for 363 years — the most yardage by a Gator quarterback since Tim Tebow — and three touchdowns in the win. […]

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Lightning find success in Sweden over Sabres

November 9, 2019 general

Saturday, 4 a.m. The Tampa Bay Lightning haven’t exactly been out of this world this season, but perhaps they found a piece of themselves half a world away. The Bolts beat the Buffalo Sabres, 3-2, in a game in Stockholm, Sweden, Friday. That game, and another today, is part of the NHL’s Global Series. The […]

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Predictions: Bucs should beat able to beat Cards

November 9, 2019 general

Saturday, 3 p.m. It was a thousand years ago, it seems, and the voices were getting louder. Formere St. Louis Dispatch columnist Bernie Miklaz and I were arguing over the plights of the (then) St. Louis Cardinals and the Bucs. The Bucs were the worst franchise, I insisted. No, he said, the Cardinals we’re. “Hugh […]

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Bucs brace for talented rookie Murray

November 8, 2019 general

Friday, 4 a.m. So far, this thing called the NFL doesn’t look so tough. Most of the time, Kyler Murray might as well be playing pinball football at the University of Oklahoma, putting together a highlight reel as he leads his team down the field. Oh, Murray is only 3-5-1. But that’s with an Arizona […]

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USF’s offense bogs down in loss to Temple

November 8, 2019 general

Friday, 3 a.m. The USF Bulls entered the football season confident in their ability to change the scoreboard. No, their side of it. Alas, things haven’t gone well for the Bulls for much of the season. South Florida lost a 17-7 game to Temple, giving up nine sacks and managing only 61 yards rushing. The […]

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Arians points to Bucs’ secondary as the problem

November 7, 2019 general

Thursday, 4 a.m. After a new coaching staff got a view on tape of just how wretched the Bucs’ secondary was a year ago, are you surprised it has happened again? If so, sit on the couch next to Bruce Arians and compare notes. Arians said Wednesday what has been apparent to the rest of […]

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FSU pulled a quick trigger in firing Taggert

November 6, 2019 general

Wednesday, 4 a.m. For years, they were the smart team, the creative tam, the efficient team. Florida State won against the odds. They didn’t have Miami’s attitude, and they didn’t have Florida’s advantages. What they had was great coaching — Bobby Bowden and Mickey Andrews — and the feisty attitude of an underdog that wasn’t […]

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Looking back on the Bucs’ loss to Seattle

November 5, 2019 general

5 Thoughts Maybe it’s all the losing, but I think Bruce Arians is getting caught up in the speech of a losing coach. He keeps talking about how close the team is getting, and how many rookies he’s playing. and hw narrow the margin of victory is. It has always been a bottom line league. […]

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Bucs can’t slow Wilson in overtime defeat

November 4, 2019 general

Monday, 4 a.m. Maybe what Jameis Winston really needs is this. He needs a shot at the Bucs’ defensive backs. The Tampa Bay secondary, which has already lost this year to rookie Daniel Jones and backups Kyle Allen and Ryan Tannehill, were helpless against Seattle’s Russell Wilson Sunday. The Bucs secondary rarely challenged on a […]

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