Make us your home page
Instagram

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Sports in brief

baseball

Related News/Archive

RAYS TALKING WITH FORMER CCC PITCHER

In their search for bullpen depth, the Rays are talking to free agent reliever Ryan Webb, the Clearwater Central Catholic product.

Webb, 30 next month, has interest from a number of other teams. He was 1-0, 3.20 in 40 games last year for the Indians, and is 17-18, 3.35 in 357 games overall in seven big-league seasons, pitching also for the Padres, Marlins and Orioles.

CHAPMAN update: Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner said reliever Aroldis Chapman is "innocent until proven otherwise." New York acquired Chapman from Cincinnati last month, after a proposed trade between the Reds and Dodgers came apart when a Florida police investigation into an accusation of domestic violence involving the Cuban left-hander became public. "In this country, when allegations are brought against a person, that person is completely innocent until proven otherwise," Steinbrenner said. Police said there was not sufficient evidence to charge Chapman, whose lawyer denied the reported allegations. Major League Baseball is investigating.

MORE BASEBALL: Free agent RHP Fernando Rodney, a Rays All-Star in 2012, agreed to a one-year, incentive-laden contract with the Padres. Rodney, who turns 39 in March, would be the only Padre with extensive experience pitching the ninth. … LF Justin Upton, 28, who signed with the Tigers for a reported six years and $132.75 million, said he is a good fit because his bat fills a Detroit need. He is a career .271 hitter. When GM Al Avila was questioned about a lineup heavy with right-handed hitters, Upton interjected: "I don't think Miguel Cabrera has any problem hitting a right-handed pitcher." … C Jonathan Lucroy, 29, said he wants a trade from the rebuilding Brewers. … The Rockies finalized a $27.5 million, three-year contract with OF Gerardo Parra and designated 2010 first-round pick Kyle Parker for assignment.

soccer

Real Madrid still top moneymaker

Real Madrid is soccer's biggest moneymaker for the 11th straight year, while Bayern Munich dropped to fifth, its lowest position in eight years. Despite no trophies last season, Madrid's revenue of $628 million in 2014-15 kept it atop the Football Money League. Manchester United, which is owned by the Glazer family which owns the Bucs, fell behind Barcelona into third at $560 million.

ET CETERA

colleges: The NCAA approved beer and wine sales in general seating areas for the first time at the College World Series in Omaha and the Women's College World Series in Oklahoma City.

golf: Hyundai will be the title sponsor of the PGA Tour event at Riviera Country Club in Los Angeles. Northern Trust shifted to the FedEx Cup opener in the New York/New Jersey area.

FIGURE SKATING: Reigning European pairs champions Yuko Kavaguti and Alexander Smirnov will miss next week's European Championships after Kavaguti tore a tendon in her leg in a fall while training. They will also miss the world championships in Boston in March and April.

Marc Topkin, Times staff writer; Times wires

Sports in brief 01/20/16 [Last modified: Wednesday, January 20, 2016 9:25pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Rays late-night bullpen shuffle: Alvarado, Pruitt down; Kolarek up

    Blogs

    The Rays shuffled their bullpen again after Tuesday's game, sending down struggling LHP Jose Alvarado along with RHP Austin Pruitt to Triple-A Durham, and turning next to LHP Adam Kolarek, who will make his major-league debut at age 28,

  2. Rays journal: Alex Cobb brilliant, Alex Colome worrying in 10-inning victory (w/video)

    The Heater

    PITTSBURGH — RHP Alex Cobb couldn't have been much better for the Rays on Tuesday, taking a no-hitter into the seventh inning while working eight solid. And Alex Colome couldn't have been much worse, blowing a two-run ninth-inning lead.

    Rays starter Alex Cobb carries a no-hitter into the seventh and pitches eight shutout innings in his best outing of the season.
  3. Marc Topkin's takeaways from Tuesday's Rays-Pirates game

    The Heater

    RHP Alex Cobb continues to look better and better, which could make the decision whether to trade him tougher. Cobb had a no-hitter through six and threw his biggest pitch with a 1-0 lead in the seventh, getting Josh Bell to roll into a double play.

  4. For good of the Rays, Tim Beckham should embrace move to second

    The Heater

    PITTSBURGH — The acquisition of slick-fielding shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria said a lot of things, most notably that the Rays are serious about making in-season moves to bolster their chances to make the playoffs, with a reliever, or two, next on the shopping list.

    PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 27:  Tim Beckham #1 of the Tampa Bay Rays celebrates with teammates after scoring during the eighth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park on June 27, 2017 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images) 700011399
  5. Rays at Pirates, 7:05 p.m. Wednesday, Pittsburgh

    The Heater

    Tonight: at Pirates

    7:05, PNC Park, Pittsburgh

    TV/radio: Fox Sports Sun; 620-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)

    PORT CHARLOTTE, FL - FEBRUARY 18:  Blake Snell #4 of the Tampa Bay Rays poses for a portrait during the Tampa Bay Rays photo day on February 18, 2017 at Charlotte Sports Park in Port Charlotte, Floida.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)