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Tampa Bay Storm

  1. Storm loses opener to Cleveland


    TAMPA — The season started the way the last one ended.

    Receiver T.T. Toliver, tackled by Cleveland’s Dominic Jones, leads the Storm with 12 catches for 161 yards and three touchdowns.
  2. Storm meets Cleveland on Friday in season opener


    TAMPA — Today couldn't come soon enough for Lawrence Samuels.

    Jason Boltus, who threw for 2,711 yards and 54 touchdowns last year for Orlando, starts at quarterback, replacing Randy Hippeard.
  3. Deflect (Belichick) and deny (Brady)


    New York Times

    At about 9:40 a.m. Thursday, New England coach Bill Belichick walked 10 minutes late into a packed media room at Gillette Stadium and said that he had no knowledge of how the Patriots came to use underinflated footballs in Sunday's AFC title game.



    As a pregame ritual, Bucs tackle Anthony Collins quietly walks from one end zone to the other, finding inspiration and peace in thoughts of friends he has lost, including former Bengals teammate Chris Henry.

    Jim McIsaac/Getty Images
  5. Was that really Mark Sanchez?


    Mark Sanchez's return to being an NFL starting quarterback Monday night went far better than anyone rightfully could have expected.

    Mark Sanchez threw for 332 yards and two TDs in the Eagles’ 45-21 win Monday.
  6. Longer Rice video shows obscenities, spitting


    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — A longer, more detailed video of the fight between Ray Rice and Janay Palmer shows them shouting obscenities at each other, and she appears to spit in the face of the three-time Pro Bowl running back before he throws a brutal punch.

    Video from an elevator in an Atlantic City, N.J., casino shows Ray Rice hitting Janay Palmer.
  7. Derrick Brooks wears Tampa Bay Storm role with ease



    The belt clip on Derrick Brooks' right hip is shiny and silver, emblazoned with the logo of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. But hanging from that clip on a weekday summer morning, faded and well-worn, is the security badge that identifies the former Bucs linebacker as an employee of the Tampa Bay Storm. …

    Derrick Brooks is the team president of the Tampa Bay Storm. [Times files (2011)]
  8. Storm misses playoffs with finale loss to Cleveland


    TAMPA — The stage was set.

    The Storm got the help it needed to make the playoffs when Pittsburgh beat Philadelphia earlier Saturday. A win against Cleveland that night meant a trip to the postseason. And an announced crowd of 14,770, the highest attendance in the Arena Football League this season, showed up …

    Storm quarterback Randy Hippeard is 20-for-38 passing for 238 yards and six touchdowns in the loss.
  9. Storm must win, hope for playoff help


    TAMPA — It all comes down this.

    The Storm will be fighting for its playoff life tonight when it hosts Cleveland at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in its regular-season finale.

  10. Tampa Bay Storm blows lead, loses at Spokane


    SPOKANE, Wash. — Tampa Bay played a perfect game on offense for three quarters, but the first play of the fourth started the Storm's downfall Monday. Spokane took its first lead on a Terrance Sanders interception return and went on to beat the Storm 55-52.