Thursday, October 11, 2018

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Bucs defensive coordinator Mike Smith: ‘The sky is not falling’

Bucs defensive coordinator Mike Smith: ‘The sky is not falling’

Bucs defensive coordinator Mike Smith heard the calls for his job after his lowest-ranked scoring defense was blasted, 48-10, on Sept. 30 at Chicago, allowing six touchdown passes to quarterback Mitch Trubisky.But on Wednesday, he delivered a message...
Published: 10/10/18
Bucs healed up during bye week; O.J. Howard, Beau Allen, Carlton Davis back at practice

Bucs healed up during bye week; O.J. Howard, Beau Allen, Carlton Davis back at practice

The Bucs certainly benefited from the bye week.Tight end O.J. Howard, who was expected to miss 1-2 games with a sprained medial collateral ligament in his knee, returned to practice Wednesday.Cornerback Carlton Davis, who has battled a groin injury, ...
Published: 10/10/18
Lightning’s Tyler Johnson set to return in a different role

Lightning’s Tyler Johnson set to return in a different role

BRANDON – Barring a late setback, Tyler Johnson will make his season debut Thursday against Vancouver.Lightning coach Jon Cooper needed to talk with the trainers after practice Wednesday but said Johnson should be good to go after missing the o...
Published: 10/10/18
USF’s Jordan Cronkrite shining in career reboot

USF’s Jordan Cronkrite shining in career reboot

TAMPA — In a phone conversation earlier this week, USF senior slot receiver Tyre McCants tried breaking the news gingerly to former Bulls signing classmate Marlon Mack.Who are we kidding? McCants was needling Mack's pride like a pin cushio...
Published: 10/10/18
Sickles keeps opponents in check, playoff aspirations on rise

Sickles keeps opponents in check, playoff aspirations on rise

TAMPA — Sickles High football coach Patrick Murphy took off his shoes the other day and strolled barefoot over the spongy green grass during practice."Sometimes we do things a little differently here," said Murphy, a big grin on his face and bi...
Published: 10/10/18
Seffner Christian moves to No. 1 in Associated Press state poll

Seffner Christian moves to No. 1 in Associated Press state poll

The Associated Press Top 10 Florida high school football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records, rating points and previous rankings. Area teams in bold:Class 8ARecord    Pts    Prv1. Atlantic Community (9) ̳...
Published: 10/10/18
What they’re saying about Kevin Cash’s new deal with Rays

What they’re saying about Kevin Cash’s new deal with Rays

Reaction to Kevin Cash's contract extension that has him signed with the Rays through 2024, with a one-year option: Rays veteran CF Kevin Kiermaier:"Today is a great day for the Tampa Bay Rays organization extending Kevin Cash. We all know what he br...
Published: 10/10/18
There’s no fear now with QB Taffrey Peterman and Boca Ciega

There’s no fear now with QB Taffrey Peterman and Boca Ciega

GULFPORT — Boca Ciega High football coach Max Smith had a bit of a problem. His three-year starting quarterback, Osby Green, graduated. Spring practices didn't do much to determine a replacement.As the school year wound down, Smith decided he w...
Published: 10/10/18
College basketball’s secrets are spilling at trial. When is football’s reckoning?

College basketball’s secrets are spilling at trial. When is football’s reckoning?

The dark underbelly of college basketball is being exposed in a New York federal courthouse.That's where Brian Bowen Sr. — the father of former blue-chip basketball prospect Brian Bowen — was on the witness stand Tuesday, tellin...
Published: 10/10/18
Rick Stroud-Tom Jones debate: Will Rays win AL East during Kevin Cash’s tenure?

Rick Stroud-Tom Jones debate: Will Rays win AL East during Kevin Cash’s tenure?

Will the Rays win an American League East title under manager Kevin Cash, who on Tuesday had his contract extended through 2024?Times sports columnist Tom Jones and staff writer Rick Stroud debated the topic on Bay News 9's Spectrum Sports 360 show."...
Published: 10/10/18
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