Sunday, April 22, 2018
Sports

Hoyas take Big East lead (for now)

CINCINNATI — Markel Starks scored 17 to help No. 15 Georgetown beat Cincinnati 62-55 on Friday.

Starks' points included a go-ahead 3-pointer with 5:35 left and five free throws over the final minute for the Hoyas (19-4, 9-3), whose seventh straight win moved them atop the Big East, a half-game up on No. 6 Syracuse and No. 18 Marquette. Syracuse visits Seton Hall today, and Marqutte hosts No. 16 Pittsburgh.

Otto Porter added 16 for Georgetown despite being in foul trouble for most of the second half. He picked up his third foul 3:42 in and his fourth with 7:29 left. He played the final 4:30 without picking up another.

Cincinnati (19-7, 7-6), which has lost three of four, made 4 of 24 3-pointers.

Kentucky starts 'new season' today

LEXINGTON, Ky. — No. 25 Kentucky has had three days to think about Nerlens Noel's season-ending injury. Today is its first game, at Tennessee.

"It's like a brand new season now," said freshman Willie Cauley-Stein, who will replace Noel in the starting lineup.

Noel, the freshman forward who tore his left ACL during Tuesday's loss at Florida, averaged 10.5 points, 9.5 rebounds and 4.4 blocks.

"We can make up rebounds and points," Wildcats coach John Calipari said. "Those blocked shots are what you're not going to make up. This team has a clean slate. It's a blank canvas. It's whatever they want it to be."

No. 11 Butler: Center Andrew Smith, the Bulldogs' second-leading scorer at 11.4 points per game, will be a game-time decision today against Fordham. The school had said he would be out through this weekend with an abdominal injury.

Women

No. 6 Cal 79, No. 15 UCLA 51: Gennifer Brandon scored 16 as the visiting Bears (22-2, 12-1 Pac-12) won their 10th straight. The Bruins (19-5, 10-3) had won six in a row since losing to Cal 70-65 on Jan. 20.

No. 21 Colo. 55, Ariz. 42: The visiting Buffs (19-5, 8-5 Pac-12) never trailed. All Colorado's losses have come to ranked teams, including two each to Stanford and Cal.

Comments
Rays are suddenly swinging hot bats, but will it last?

Rays are suddenly swinging hot bats, but will it last?

TAMPA – Good pitching and hitting go hand and glove, but the Rays did not look like a team that could swing the bats very well until this completed homestand.In their series sweep over the Twins, Tampa Bay scored 8, 10 and 8 runs. In Sunday's 8...
Updated: 6 minutes ago
Rays’ Carlos Gomez hits two-run walkoff homer to beat Twins for series sweep

Rays’ Carlos Gomez hits two-run walkoff homer to beat Twins for series sweep

ST. PETERSBURG — With every swing, there is a chance Carlos Gomez is going to do something extraordinary with the baseball bat.He may swing so violently that he spins himself into the ground as if he were an oil drill. Or, you could see him sna...
Updated: 29 minutes ago
District softball schedules for Tampa Bay

District softball schedules for Tampa Bay

Class 9A-8 (higher seed hosts)Tuesday: No. 3 Alonso at No. 2 Palm Harbor University, 4; No. 4 Sarasota Riverview at No. 1 Newsome, 7Thursday: Final, 4 or 7 (depending on who hosts)Class 8A-4 at Strawberry Crest Tuesday: No. 1 Wharton vs. No. 4 Wiregr...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Andrei Vasilevskiy and the universal language of playoff hockey

Andrei Vasilevskiy and the universal language of playoff hockey

TAMPA — As usual, Andrei Vasilevskiy didn't speak in front of the cameras after the game. He has been like that since he hit the NHL. He still isn't comfortable with his English on TV.But Vasilevskiy spoke loudly and clearly in the first-round ...
Updated: 5 hours ago
How Baker Mayfield can benefit the Bucs

How Baker Mayfield can benefit the Bucs

TAMPA — The buzz at the top of this year's NFL draft is a class of talented quarterbacks deep enough to challenge the all-time record of six in the first round, set in 1983 with a group that included future Hall of Famers John Elway, Jim Kelly ...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Ex-NFL kicker Jay Feely apologizes for ‘joke’ gun photo

Ex-NFL kicker Jay Feely apologizes for ‘joke’ gun photo

Former NFL kicker Jay Feely, who was born in Odessa and starred at Tampa Jesuit, has apologized for a photo he intended as a joke, showing him holding a gun as he poses with his daughter and her prom date."Wishing my beautiful daughter and her date a...
Updated: 6 hours ago
For starters: Rays vs. Twins, going for the first series sweep of the season, 1:10 p.m.

For starters: Rays vs. Twins, going for the first series sweep of the season, 1:10 p.m.

Rays pitcher Yonny Chirinos is no longer just part of a bullpen day, he's the No. 4 starter and who goes to the mound at 1:10 p.m. against Phil Hughes to try to help Tampa Bay attempt to complete a three-game sweep of the Twins.Catcher Wilson Ramos g...
Updated: 8 hours ago
Lightning has answer for Devils and David Puddy

Lightning has answer for Devils and David Puddy

You knew those who work the scoreboard for the Lightning games at Amalie Arena would have an answer Saturday during Game 5 to the Devils using David Puddy during Game 4 at the Prudential Center.Puddy meets Homer Simpson.Actually, Puddy met Terry the ...
Published: 04/22/18
Rays thoughts are with ex-teammate Danny Farquhar

Rays thoughts are with ex-teammate Danny Farquhar

Members of the Rays organization sent their thoughts and prayers to former teammate Danny Farquhar, who was hospitalized Saturday night in Chicago in stable but critical condition after suffering a brain hemorrhage caused by a ruptured aneurysm.Farqu...
Published: 04/22/18
Rays on Sunday: 1:10 vs. Twins

Rays on Sunday: 1:10 vs. Twins

Sunday vs. Twins1:10, Tropicana FieldTV/radio: Fox Sports Sun; 620-AM, 760-AM (Spanish)Tickets: $20-$300; available at Tropicana Field box office, raysbaseball.com, surcharge of up to $5 within five hours of game.Promotion: Mascot socks for kids 14 a...
Published: 04/22/18