Burrow leads LSU to memorable finish

January 14, 2020 general

Tuesday, 4 a.m. He is the reason that Dabo Swinney doesn’t have a grip on the top of his profession. He is the reason that Nick Saban doesn’t have statues in every village in Alabama. He is the reason that Kirby Smart needs a new last name. He is Joe Burrow, and he has spent […]

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Lightning’s winning streak ends against Devils

January 13, 2020 general

Monday, 4 a.m. After one of the best runs in franchise history, the Tampa Bay Lightning turned into the team that couldn’t shoot straight Sunday night. The Lightning lost a 3-1 game to the New Jersey Devils, ending a 10-game winning streak to former teammate Louie Domingue, who stopped 26 of 27 shots for the […]

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Vasilevskiy notches another shutout for Bolts

January 12, 2020 general

Sunday, 4 a.m. What if they never lose again? What if the Tampa Bay Lightning streaks stretches and grows to the point the rest of the league is just playing chase? Oh, it’ll end sometime, of course. Maybe tonight in New Jersey, even. But the way the Bolts are playing, would you wager on it? […]

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Can the rebuilt Rays be as good as last year?

January 11, 2020 general

Saturday, 4 a.m. The annual rebuilding of a team comes with new hope. It comes with disappointing losses. It comes with farewells and hellos and questions about the chemistry involved. And, for the lower-priced teams on the market, it comes with a simple question. Will this team be as good as last year’s team was? […]

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Vasilevskiy’s shutout paces another Lightning win

January 10, 2020 general

Friday, 4 a.m. Finally, an unruffled net. Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy has won 21 times this season. He has faced almost a thousand shots. Finally, he has nothing. Vasilevskiy stopped all 25 shots by the Arizona Coyotes Thursday night to notch his first shutout of the season in a 4-0 victory. It was […]

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Reviewing Tampa Bay’s Rings of Honor

January 9, 2020 general

Tuesday, 4 a.m. The first thing you need to establish about a Ring of Honor is that there are different standards for different teams. Take the Pittsburgh Steelers, who opened their Hall of Honor in 2017. That year, the Steelers inducted 27 members. Twenty-three of them are in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Then […]

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Verhaeghe gets a hat trick in Lightning’s victory

January 8, 2020 general

Wednesday, 4 a.m. There went Steven Stamkos. And not long afterward, there went Nikita Kucherov. The stars of the Tampa Bay Lightning were buzzing Tuesday night. Brayden Point and Tyler Johnson and Alex Killorn. But the biggest star of all? How about 24-year-old Carter Verhaeghe? Content beyond this point is for members only. Already a […]

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Ranking the Bucs’ coaches over the years

January 7, 2020 general

Tuesday, 4 a.m. Most of their footprints travel through disappointment. With one exception, they are defined by their shortcomings. Booker Reese and Josh Freeman, Trent Dilfer and Charles McRae, Rod Jones and Dexter Jackson. As a collective, they have led fans through so many losing seasons, so many bad memories. But who’s the best Tampa […]

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Lightning stretches winning streak to seven games

January 6, 2020 general

Monday, 4 a.m. Sleep? Who needs sleep? The Tampa Bay Lightning, fresh off a win in Canada against the Ottawa Senators, had to finish a game, clear customs and travel to Carolina for an afternoon game, still had enough energy for its seventh straight victory Sunday afternoon. The Lightning jumped to a quick 2-0 lead […]

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Lightning wins another comeback against Ottawa

January 5, 2020 general

Sunday, 4 a.m. Will this be remembered as the two weeks that saved the season for the Tampa Bay Lightning? Tyler Johnson scored on a nice pass from Victor Hedman to score the winning goal with 90 seconds to play. Alex Killorn added an empty netter with seven seconds to play. Perhaps. The Lightning won […]

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