Make us your home page

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


Related News/Archive

man city stays strong in record trophy hunt

LONDON — Manchester City remained in the hunt for a record trophy quadruple after a hat trick from teenager Kelechi Iheanacho helped them demolish Aston Villa 4-0 in England's FA Cup on Saturday.

Fringe players such as Iheanacho got their chance in fourth-round games throughout the day, which also saw wins for Cup holder Arsenal and Tottenham, while Liverpool was held to 0-0 by West Ham in the late kickoff.

The bookmakers already make City the favorite to win the Premier League, where it lies second behind surprise leader Leicester City, and also to beat Liverpool in the League Cup final at Wembley Stadium on Feb. 28.

That leaves the Champions League, where City has a place in the last 16, and the FA Cup.

Arsenal got a 2-1 home victory over second-tier side Burnley.

Visiting Tottenham cruised to a 4-1 victory over third-tier Colchester United after a clash of teammates' heads in the opening minutes left one of Colchester defenders in the hospital. Alex Wynter suffered a deep cut in his mouth and was slightly disorientated but "otherwise doing okay" after colliding with a teammate, the team said.

Spain: Host Barcelona took a big step toward successfully defending its league title when Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez led its fightback to beat nine-man Atletico Madrid 2-1. Atletico self-destructed when Filipe Luis earned a direct red card for sticking his studs into Messi's knee seconds before halftime. Messi writhed on the turf for a few moments but was soon on his feet. Barcelona opened a three-point lead over second-place Atletico.


alpine skiing: Germany's Viktoria Rebensburg, the 2010 Olympic champion, overcame a huge mistake early in the final run to win her second straight women's World Cup giant slalom as overall leader Lindsey Vonn didn't finish her second run in Maribor, Slovenia. Vonn lost her balance and slid into the safety netting. She wasn't hurt. The American stayed the overall Cup leader with 900 points, 45 ahead of Switzerland's Lara Gut.

horses: Mohaymen remained unbeaten, winning the Grade II Holy Bull Stakes at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach for his fourth victory in four starts to move closer to a Kentucky Derby berth. Awesome Banner improved to 3-for-3 in his career, taking the Grade II Swale for 3-year-olds. Richie the Bull, whose ownership group includes Steve and Ron Ballou of Tarpon Springs, was third. … Sunny Ridge moved into the Kentucky Derby picture with a win over Vorticity in the $250,000 Withers Stakes for 3-year-olds at Aqueduct in New York.

Times wires

Sports in brief 01/30/16 [Last modified: Saturday, January 30, 2016 10:30pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Bucs-Jaguars: Five things to watch Thursday in Jacksonville


    JACKSONVILLE — The Bucs have their second preseason game here Thursday against the Jaguars, and here are five things to keep an eye on as Tampa Bay moves closer to paring its roster from 90 players to 53 by Sept. 3.


    Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston (3) participates in training camp at One Buccaneer Place in Tampa, Fla., on Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017. LOREN ELLIOTT   |   Times
  2. We knew Aguayo was a goner, and 'Hard Knocks' still delivers


    Tuesday night's second installment of Hard Knocks, the HBO show that is going behind the scenes at training camp with the Bucs, had plenty of interesting tidbits, revelations and insights.

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers kicker Roberto Aguayo (19) kicks during training camp at One Buccaneer Place in Tampa, Fla., on Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017. LOREN ELLIOTT   |   Times
  3. For starters: Rays at Jays, looking for some carryover


    The six runs and 13 hits the Rays posted on Tuesday were a positive, but the true test if they are out of their historically bad hitting slump will come tonight and in the coming days as they try to build on their success.

    "Hopefully,'' manager Kevin Cash said after Tuesday's 6-4 win, "there is a …

    Daniel Robertson is expected to make a third straight start tonight, likely at shortstop.
  4. What you might have missed in the second episode of the Bucs on 'Hard Knocks'


    We're back for another episode of The Annotated Hard Knocks, trying to find behind-the-scenes insights and things you might have missed in Tuesday's second episode of "Hard Knocks," following the Bucs in …

    As the crowd recognized him and got loud, Jameis Winston jumped up and down in celebration. [GREG AUMAN | Times]
  5. Why Noah Spence could be the Bucs' X-factor


    JACKSONVILLE — Noah Spence crouched in a four-point stance, bending low like a sprinter in starting blocks. At the snap, he took one step to his right, startling Jaguars left tackle Josh Wells with his explosiveness. Wells went for the move and Spence countered with an inside swim move, flying past Wells' right …

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Noah Spence (57) participates in training camp at One Buccaneer Place in Tampa, Fla., on Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017. LOREN ELLIOTT   |   Times