Big Cat shines in goal one more time

May 6, 2021 general

Thursday, 3 a.m. How long do you have to look at the best sunsets on earth before you shrug and take it for granted? How long before you shrug at an impressive mountain range, or yawn at the expanse of the ocean? How long before you ignore. a great piece of art? For the Lightning, […]

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Rays’ young arms sizzle against Angels

May 5, 2021 general

Wednesday, 4 a.m. During the off-season, the Rays spent a lot of effort (and money) by signing pitchers with an eye toward yesterday. Perhaps it would have been better to look toward tomorrow. The Rays, who have scuffled along with veterans such as Rich Hill, Michael Wacha and Chris Archer, go there second straight solid […]

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Glasnow solid again as he leads Rays’ win

May 4, 2021 general

Tuesday, 4 a.m. Sometimes, Tyler Glasnow is so good he expects to whiff opponents on two strikes. Glasnow couldn’t pull that off Monday night — he tried — but he still threw another strong game to lift the Tampa Bay Rays to a 7-3 victory over the Los Angeles Angels. Glasnow ran his record to […]

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Bats finally wake up in victory by Rays

May 3, 2021 general

Monday, 4 a.m. You come out of a coma with the twitch of a toe. Maybe a flicker of an eyelid. It is something small, and you can only hope it means something larger. So say hello the Rays’ offense, which is on life support no longer. The Rays’ offense woke up a bit Sunday […]

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Lightning wins behind seldom-used goalie

May 3, 2021 general

Monday, 3 a.m. It had been so long that perhaps he forgot the sound of the final whistle. So long that perhaps he wondered if his teammates still did the line of congratulations. So long since he savored the trek back to the locker room. For Chris Gibson of the Tampa Bay Lightning, it seemed […]

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Bolts lack offense in loss to Wings

May 2, 2021 general

Sunday, 2 a.m. Defensively, the Tampa Bay Lightning appear to be locking down Offensively, however, they desperately need pop. The Bolts lost a 1-0 game to seventh-place Detroit in a shootout Saturday. The Bolts allowed just 15 shots — 13 of them in regulation — in front of goaltender Curtis McElhinney. Still, the Bolts were […]

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Bucs sought depth in latest NFL draft

May 2, 2021 general

Sunday, 4 a.m. Here at the caboose end of the NFL draft, you are weary. You have suffered eternal waits to try to get excited about scraps. You have heralded the arrival of backups and projects. You have endured all the conversations about Aaron Rodgers and Deshaun Watson. And at the end, you probably decided […]

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Astros jump Rays early in another win

May 2, 2021 general

Sunday, 3 a.m. If the Tampa Bay Rays want to compete for another American League title, someone should alert the club house. They’re going the wrong direction. The dismal offensive slump of the Rays continued Saturday afternoon in a 3-1 loss to the Houston Astros. Houston scored three times before the Rays got a second […]

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Did the Bucs draft someday’s quarterback?

May 1, 2021 general

Saturday, 4 a.m. If Tom Brady ever does retire, and if it happens before Kyle Trask gets old himself, the Tampa Bay Bucs have a possible replacement. The Bucs, who entered this NFL draft thinking only about depth, made their team picture look a little better Friday. It’s still too early to say if either […]

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Astros keep Rays’ offense reeling

May 1, 2021 general

Saturday, 4 a.m. It wasn’t much. Just a soft little single to right. Just a couple of meaningless runs to avoid further embarrassment. Just a tiny win in the series of defeats. On the other hand, it was something. Yippee. Willy Adames ninth-inning single was about as good as things got for the Tampa Bay […]

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