Monday, June 25, 2018
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BASEBALL

D'BACKS HIRE TAMPA's MAGADAN

PHOENIX — The Diamondbacks hired Jesuit High product Dave Magadan as their hitting coach Wednesday. Magadan, 53, spent the past three seasons as Rangers hitting coach. Before that, the Tampa native and former major-leaguer was hitting coach for the Padres and Red Sox.

A'S-ASTROS TRADE: Oakland acquired INF Jed Lowrie from the Astros for minor-league RHP Brendan McCurry less than a year after Lowrie, 31, left Oakland to sign a three-year deal with Houston.

SOCCER

Juventus moves on in Champions

Juventus advanced to the knockout stages of the Champions League and moved above visiting Manchester City into the top spot in Group D with a 1-0 win over the Premier League side. Mario Mandzukic scored in the 18th minute. Juventus moved onto 11 points, two more than already qualified City.

MORE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Host Manchester United failed to break down a stubborn PSV Eindhoven in a 0-0 draw, missing the chance to qualify from Group B with a game to spare. … Angel Di Maria scored twice as Paris Saint-Germain crushed host Malmo 5-0 and secured a spot in the knockout stage.

EPL: The terror alert in Belgium has prompted the English league to cancel a youth tournament in Belgium to commemorate the spontaneous World War I match between British and German soldiers during World War I. The annual Truce Tournament was due to take place in Ypres from Dec. 10-13.

OLYMPICS

Concerns grow over Rio security

A government watchdog said "flaws" in Brazil's border security are a "big concern" heading toward next year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Augusto Nardes, a government auditor, told a news conference organized by Brazil's Justice Ministry that police and military need better ways to control the country's 10,500-mile border, which touches 10 countries and runs through remote areas of the Amazon jungle.

et cetera

BOBSLEDDING: Two-time Olympian Steven Langton, 32, retired, ending his career with two world championship gold medals and two bronze medals from the 2014 Sochi Olympics.

Times wires

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Captain’s Corner: Early or late, trout make a great target

The June fishing has been excellent in general. But it is definitely summertime. The best trip so far: Topwater trout. Two clients caught 50 trout that were all over 17 inches. That is rare. The lure of choice: Topwater lures. Go out before sunrise. ...
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Lightning makes qualifying offers to four restricted free agents

Lightning makes qualifying offers to four restricted free agents

Three days after Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman said he hoped to re-sign all of the team's restricted free agents, the team issued qualifying offers to all four players, including forwards J.T. Miller and Cedric Paquette.By issuing the quali...
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For starters: Rays vs. Nationals, with Snell looking to keep things rolling

For starters: Rays vs. Nationals, with Snell looking to keep things rolling

UPDATE, 3:25: RHP Austin Pruitt was called up to replace Jonny Venters, who went on the DL with a hamstring strain.UPDATE, 2:55: The Rays indeed are giving INF Daniel Robertson his first start in the outfield tonight, and with Johnny Field sitting ou...
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USF athletic director search nearing its end

USF athletic director search nearing its end

TAMPA — The search for USF's next athletic director is nearing its end.Search committee chair William Sutton said he hopes to submit a candidate to president Judy Genshaft later this week with a hire likely coming by July 4. Sutton did not...
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Tampa Bay’s ‘Fabulous Sports Babe’ voted into National Radio Hall of Fame

Tampa Bay’s ‘Fabulous Sports Babe’ voted into National Radio Hall of Fame

Tampa Bay resident Nanci Donnellan, long known to radio listeners as "The Fabulous Sports Babe," has been voted into the National Radio Hall of Fame.Donnellan,the first woman to ever host a nationally syndicated sports talk radio program,&#...
Updated: 2 hours ago
USF considering former Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long

USF considering former Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long

While Tom Jurich remains the preferred choice among several prominent USF boosters (and some coaches) for the Bulls' athletic director gig, our intel has revealed another former Power Five AD also is getting a serious look.Jeff Long, who spent nearly...
Updated: 4 hours ago
Ex-Bucs DE Keith McCants arrested, facing cocaine charge

Ex-Bucs DE Keith McCants arrested, facing cocaine charge

Former Alabama star and Bucs defensive end Keith McCants was arrested in St. Petersburg early Monday morning and is facing a felony charge of possession of crack cocaine, according to arrest records.McCants, 50, was arrested by the Pinellas County Sh...
Updated: 5 hours ago
No Tropicana Field return for Evan Longoria in 2019

No Tropicana Field return for Evan Longoria in 2019

The Rays take their once-every-three- years turn playing NL West teams in 2019. But, based on an early draft of the schedule, won't get to welcome back traded franchise cornerstone 3B Evan Longoria.The Rays will face Longoria's new team, the Giants, ...
Updated: 6 hours ago
Tampa’s Aric Almirola is already close to passing Danica Patrick

Tampa’s Aric Almirola is already close to passing Danica Patrick

When Tampa's Aric Almirola took over Danica Patrick's ride at Stewart-Haas Racing, he knew one of two things would happen."I'm either going to go out and be successful," Almirola said before the start of the NASCAR season, "or I'm not."So far, he has...
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Sports Day Tampa Bay podcast: Witness says Jameis Winston was unruly and alone in Uber

Sports Day Tampa Bay podcast: Witness says Jameis Winston was unruly and alone in Uber

Tom Jones joins the podcast to talk about Jameis Winston's reported three-game suspension, as information from another witness has come out saying Winston was unruly and in the Uber by himself during the evening in question.Plus, the Rays sweep the b...
Updated: 7 hours ago