Wednesday, July 04, 2018

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Rays, Marlins and an idea for a Citrus Series trophy

Rays, Marlins and an idea for a Citrus Series trophy

Ah, the Citrus Series. Is there anything like Rays-Marlins in July? Well, yes, there is. They don't even hand out a trophy anymore to the season series winner, though they did when they began playing each other in 1998.It's easy to see why. The Rays ...
Published: 07/03/18
Lightning’s summer might already be over, and that’s okay

Lightning’s summer might already be over, and that’s okay

So here we are, right in the middle one of the most jittery offseasons in Lightning history.Bet the boys can hardly sit still waiting for the start of next season. That's what happens when you come this close to getting to the Stanley Cup final. That...
Published: 07/03/18
Captain’s Corner: Adapt fishing strategies to weather

Captain’s Corner: Adapt fishing strategies to weather

Inshore fishing has been pretty good in north Pinellas. Dodging storms is common during summer. But on sunny days, summer temperatures can increase the water on the flats to over 90 degrees. That’s when I fish the passes and the beaches for snook, tr...
Published: 07/03/18
Bucs’ Brate stands up for Winston: ‘He’s a great teammate’

Bucs’ Brate stands up for Winston: ‘He’s a great teammate’

Bucs tight end Cameron Brate, making an appearance on SiriusXM NFL Radio on Tuesday, spoke about quarterback Jameis Winston's three-game suspension and how the Bucs can handle things in his absence."It's going to be tough. Jameis is the starting quar...
Published: 07/03/18
Sports Day Tampa Bay podcast: Booger McFarland on Monday Night Football, Bucs and more

Sports Day Tampa Bay podcast: Booger McFarland on Monday Night Football, Bucs and more

Booger McFarland joins Rick Stroud to talk about his start in broadcasting six years ago, his new job on Monday Night Football and growing up in Louisiana.He also talks about the influences Warren Sapp and Tony Dungy had on him and missing out o...
Published: 07/03/18
For starters: Rays at Marlins, with Yarbrough for starters

For starters: Rays at Marlins, with Yarbrough for starters

UPDATE, 3:23: Here is the Rays lineup, with Cron and Gomez on the bench:Kiermaier cfDuffy 3bBauers 1bRamos cWendle lfRobertson 2bHechavarria ssSmith rfYarbrough pDEVELOPING: After losing yet another one-run game on Monday – their MLB-most 21st ...
Published: 07/03/18
Rowdies seek a couple of wins this week to vault them into playoff contention

Rowdies seek a couple of wins this week to vault them into playoff contention

ST. PETERSBURG — Considering they just went through a winless month, and especially since it's the Fourth of July, there will be no looking ahead when the Rowdies host Toronto FC II Wednesday. Kickoff is at 7 p.m.With that disclaimer out of the...
Published: 07/03/18
Jai alai went bye-bye in Tampa 20 years ago. Here is its legacy

Jai alai went bye-bye in Tampa 20 years ago. Here is its legacy

TAMPA — Framed on the wall as the centerpiece of Fred and Nancy Kurtzman's living room decor is a purple and yellow jersey worn by one of their all-time favorite jai alai players, an athlete simply known as "Aramayo."Surrounding it, under the s...
Published: 07/03/18
Bucs’ Josh Robinson draws hoops praise from Mark Cuban

Bucs’ Josh Robinson draws hoops praise from Mark Cuban

NFL players can be on the other side of celebrity sightings as well.Bucs defensive back Josh Robinson, the team's special-teams captain last season, was enjoying the down time of what limited offseason the NFL schedule allows when he lucked out with ...
Published: 07/03/18
WATCH: Australia, Philippines basketball players brawl in World Cup qualifier

WATCH: Australia, Philippines basketball players brawl in World Cup qualifier

BRISBANE, Australia — Basketball Australia says world governing body FIBA will enter "new territory" when it investigates a bench-clearing brawl during Australia’s World Cup qualifying match against the Philippines Monday. It would not rule out crimi...
Published: 07/03/18
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