Monday, July 23, 2018
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Astros 5, Athletics 2

Astros 5, Athletics 2

HOUSTON — The Astros' Evan Gattis homered for a third straight game, Carlos Gomez connected for the first time this season and Carlos Correa hit a tiebreaking double in the seventh. The Astros have won eight of nine. Lance McCullers allowed eight hits and two runs in seven innings to win his third straight decision.

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HomeTeam 100 football countdown: Players 91-100

HomeTeam 100 football countdown: Players 91-100

Our seventh annual countdown of the top 100 football players in Tampa Bay — consisting of athletes who attend a public or private school in Pinellas, Hillsborough, Pasco or Hernando counties. Past performances — spanning the fall, spring ...
Updated: 21 minutes ago
Johnny Manziel traded from one Canadian Football League team to another

Johnny Manziel traded from one Canadian Football League team to another

MONTREAL — Johnny Manziel is headed to the Montreal Alouettes in a reunion with the coach who recruited him to Texas A&M. The Canadian Football League team acquired the former Heisman Trophy from the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in a blockbuster tr...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Lavonte David, Cameron Brate are first Bucs on new stadium murals

Lavonte David, Cameron Brate are first Bucs on new stadium murals

It's an annual question for Bucs fans as training camp rolls around: Which players get the honor of those enormous 80-foot murals on each corner of Raymond James Stadium?And as the team rebrands for 2018, the first answers came Monday morning, with l...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Sports Day Tampa Bay podcast: Bucs rookies report to training camp

Sports Day Tampa Bay podcast: Bucs rookies report to training camp

The Bucs rookies report to training camp today, followed by the veterans on Wednesday as football returns to One Buc Place.  Jameis Winston's suspension is the biggest story, with questions about how snaps will be divided among the qua...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Thomas Bassinger’s takeaways from Sunday’s Rays-Marlins game

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ST. PETERSBURG — Takeaways from the Rays' 6-4 walkoff win Sunday over the Marlins at Tropicana Field:1. In six innings, Chris Archer had a season-high 13 strikeouts, but I wouldn't call his outing dominant. The Marlins scored four runs in the s...
Updated: 3 hours ago
‘Man, I feel good’: Rays’ Daniel Robertson describes his pinch-hit walkoff grand slam

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ST. PETERSBURG — This is why you stay until the end.You hope to see something you've never seen before.RELATED: More Rays coverageAnd that's what happened Sunday at Tropicana Field. The Rays, who entered the ninth trailing the Marlins by three ...
Updated: 3 hours ago
South Tampa softball all-stars head to Southeast Regional

South Tampa softball all-stars head to Southeast Regional

TAMPA — Emilee Mezrah could have been on vacation in the Bahamas playing in the surf.Instead she’s on vacation in Georgia playing softball in the dirt.Beach vs. softball …"I chose softball," said Mezrah, a seventh grader at Coleman Middle School. "Ri...
Published: 07/22/18
Rays journal: Whoever you are, please put down the Matt Duffy voodoo doll

Rays journal: Whoever you are, please put down the Matt Duffy voodoo doll

Third baseman Matt Duffy returned to the lineup Sunday after sitting out Friday and Saturday because of back spasms. He went 0-for-3.The cause of those spasms? His drive to the ballpark."Just shifting my weight and turning the steering wheel," he sai...
Published: 07/22/18

Sports on TV/radio for Monday, July 23

TODAYBaseballYankees at Rays7 p.m.Fox Sun; 620-AMBraves at Marlins7 p.m.FSFDiamondbacks at Cubs8 p.m.ESPNWhite Sox at Angels (in progress)11 p.m.MLB...
Published: 07/22/18
Tiger Woods was in British Open hunt. Now another major win doesn’t seem so improbable.

Tiger Woods was in British Open hunt. Now another major win doesn’t seem so improbable.

He was in the hunt. For real.False alarm?Did you care?For what seemed like days (it wasn't even an hour), Tiger Woods sat atop a leaderboard at a golf major Sunday.With everyone fading, he was 7 under and all alone at the British Open at Carnoustie w...
Published: 07/22/18