Wednesday, February 21, 2018
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Diamondbacks 6, Braves 5

D'backs 6, Braves 5

PHOENIX — Chase Anderson pitched seven innings to become the third pitcher since 1998 to win his first five major-league starts, and David Peralta and Paul Goldschmidt each hit a two-run homer in Arizona's six-run seventh inning.

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Boys basketball: A look at Thursday’s region games

Boys basketball: A look at Thursday’s region games

All games at 7 p.m. Thursday.Region quarterfinalsClass 9AOrlando Dr. Phillips (18-8) at Alonso (21-6): The Ravens get a home game after winning the school's first district title last week. Sager Cavalier had a monster performance, scoring 30 points a...
Updated: 14 minutes ago
Vitale to Rays owner Stu Sternberg: Sell the team

Vitale to Rays owner Stu Sternberg: Sell the team

PORT CHARLOTTE – Dick Vitale, the Rays most visible and as of late vocal fan, took to Twitter and the 620-AM airwaves Wednesday morning and later in the day in a phone call to the Times to blast his local baseball team.ESPN's lead college baske...
Updated: 15 minutes ago
The brawls new Rays rightfielder Carlos Gomez inspired

The brawls new Rays rightfielder Carlos Gomez inspired

The Rays new rightfielder Carlos Gomez is, as the Times' Rays beat writer Marc Topkin describes him, a "somewhat emotional" player.That reputation in part comes from his role in inspiring a handful of benches-clearing brawls. Here's a look at few of ...
Updated: 20 minutes ago
Lawsuit: Dan Mullen, Scott Stricklin motivated by ‘malice and hatred’ toward Ole Miss

Lawsuit: Dan Mullen, Scott Stricklin motivated by ‘malice and hatred’ toward Ole Miss

Fallout from the latest legal twist in one of the SEC's fiercest rivalries reached the Gators this week.Florida football coach Dan Mullen and athletic director Scott Stricklin are defendants in a lawsuit filed Tuesday by Rebel Rags, the Oxford, Miss....
Updated: 22 minutes ago
Rays move fast to fill void, sign Carlos Gomez

Rays move fast to fill void, sign Carlos Gomez

PORT CHARLOTTE — The Rays moved quickly to fill the void created by Tuesday's trade of RF Steven Souza Jr., agreeing to a one-year deal Wednesday afternoon with veteran OF Carlos Gomez.The deal, pending a physical, will pay Gomez $4-million...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Each lap remains a lease on life for distance runner Jon Mott

Each lap remains a lease on life for distance runner Jon Mott

LAKELAND — It took only one moment of teenage audacity for Northeast High's top distance runner to be immortalized as a sprinter.Days before his high school graduation, Jon Mott sneaked off to a dugout in the baseball stadium. There, he strippe...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Hey Rays, this is no way to build a ballpark

Hey Rays, this is no way to build a ballpark

PORT CHARLOTTE _ It was another morning after at Charlotte Sports Park and Rays Bargain Clearance Barn.  This time it's Steven Souza, man of a thousand faces. He gone.What else is new at the incredible shrinking baseball team?It's spring trainin...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Ryan Callahan regaining his confidence for Lightning

Ryan Callahan regaining his confidence for Lightning

When the Lightning put wing Ryan Callahan back on the power play a month ago, there were many reasons.With Ondrej Palat suffering a lower-body injury Jan. 20, Tampa Bay needed a replacement who was fearless in front of the net, and a relentless puck ...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Lightning claims Gabriel Dumont off waivers

Lightning claims Gabriel Dumont off waivers

The Lightning got F Gabriel Dumont back, claiming him off waivers Wednesday from Ottawa.Dumont, 27, was reassigned to AHL Syracuse, where he will provide a veteran presence. He's a potential callup option down the stretch for a bottom six role and fa...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Bucs add ex-USF, Falcons LB Stephen Nicholas to coaching staff

Bucs add ex-USF, Falcons LB Stephen Nicholas to coaching staff

Dirk Koetter has filled out his 2018 coaching staff, hiring former USF and Falcons linebacker Stephen Nicholas as his new defensive quality control coach.Nicholas, 34, starred for the Bulls and played in Atlanta from 2007-13, much of that under curre...
Updated: 2 hours ago