Saturday, May 26, 2018
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COLLEGES

FSU'S COOK HAS SHOULDER SURGERY

TALLAHASSEE — Florida State RB Dalvin Cook had right shoulder surgery Tuesday and will miss Saturday's spring game in Orlando, but he should be ready for the start of preseason practices in August.

With Cook sidelined, Jacques Patrick and Ryan Green should get most of the carries Saturday.

Cook told espn.com his life has changed considerably since he was accused of punching a woman outside a Tallahassee bar in June. He was found not guilty.

basketball: Guard Grayson Allen (21.6 points last season) said he will return to Duke for his junior year. … Former UConn and NBA player Donyell Marshall was named coach at Central Connecticut. … UConn women's star Morgan Tuck will forgo her final year for the WNBA draft.

OLYMPICS

Pickrem of East Lake qualifies in swimming

Former East Lake High standout Sydney Pickrem qualified for the Olympics after winning the 400 individual medley in 4 minutes, 38.34 seconds at the Canadian Trials. Pickrem, who has dual citizenship, is a Texas A&M freshman. She was twice named the Tampa Bay Times all-Pinellas County Swimmer of the Year and helped East Lake win the state team title in 2014.

SOCCER

Wolfsburg upsets Real Madrid in quarters

Host Wolfsburg pulled off the biggest upset of this season's Champions League with a 2-0 victory over record 10-time winner Real Madrid in the first leg of their quarterfinal. The second leg is Tuesday. In Wednesday's other match, host Paris Saint-German drew 2-2 with Manchester City.

ET cetera

HORSES: Shagaf was made the 2-1 favorite for Saturday's $1 million 11/8-mile Wood Memorial, New York's major prep race before the Kentucky Derby. The unbeaten 3-year-old colt drew the No. 1 post. From the rail out, the field is Shagaf (2-1), Adventist (10-1), Trojan Nation (30-1), Tale of S'avall (20-1), Flexibility (8-1), Matt King Coal (3-1), Dalmore (12-1) and Outwork (5-2). Outwork was second in the Tampa Bay Derby.

NFL: Robert Griffin III, at his introductory news conference, said he had other opportunities, but wanted to play for the Browns and new coach Hue Jackson. RG3 said he made some mistakes in Washington and that he has "a massive chip" on his shoulder. Jackson said the Browns have no immediate plans to trade or release QB Josh McCown, a former Buc. … Free agent DE Jared Crick agreed to a two-year deal with the Broncos. He started 31 of 32 games for Houston the past two seasons.

TENNIS: Grand Slam doubles champion Bob Hewitt became to first to be expelled from the International Tennis Hall of Fame. He was convicted in South Africa last year of rape and sexual assault. ... Venus Williams rolled to a 6-4, 6-2 victory over fellow American Alison Riske at the Volvo Car Open in Charleston, S.C.

Bob Putnam, Times staff writer; Times wires

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Rays trade closer Alex Colome, outfielder Denard Span to Mariners

Rays trade closer Alex Colome, outfielder Denard Span to Mariners

ST. PETERSBURG – In January, sure.In July, absolutely.But, now?And, once again, for someone who they hope helps in the future.The Rays made a shocking trade at a surprising time of year Friday, dealing All-Star closer Alex Colome and Tampa...
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Andre Dawson’s new and sometimes awkward career: funeral home owner

Andre Dawson’s new and sometimes awkward career: funeral home owner

By DAVE HYDESun Sentinel (TNS)The first time Andre Dawson drove a hearse, he turned to the woman in the casket and said, completely serious, "I'll do my best to make sure this isn't bumpy."The first time he told Hall of Fame baseball friends Tim Rain...
Published: 05/25/18
Rays journal: Rays shut out by Orioles in opener

Rays journal: Rays shut out by Orioles in opener

By Joey JohnstonTimes CorrespondentST. PETERSBURG — Rays LHP Ryan Yarbrough deserved better Friday. But the offense didn't offer much, allowing the Orioles to escape with a 2-0 victory before an announced crowd of 11,354 at Tropicana Field."It ...
Published: 05/25/18
Steve Yzerman’s summer plans: Make the Lightning better

Steve Yzerman’s summer plans: Make the Lightning better

TAMPA — Captain Steven Stamkos said the Lightning's window for contending for a Stanley Cup championship is not closing."I think it's wide open," he said Thursday, one day after the Lightning lost Game 7 of the Eastern Conference final to the C...
Published: 05/25/18
The Bucs’ influence inside the Vegas Golden Knights’ runaway success

The Bucs’ influence inside the Vegas Golden Knights’ runaway success

The Stanley Cup final begins Monday in the unlikeliest of places: a city new to major pro sports and suddenly the center of the hockey world, Las Vegas, whose Golden Knights could become the first first-year expansion team to win a championship.And t...
Published: 05/25/18
Did the NFL really need a national anthem policy?

Did the NFL really need a national anthem policy?

Before we even get going, let me be clear about something.This is not a column making an argument about whether or not NFL players should be able to kneel in protest during the national anthem.That topic has been debated repeatedly, loudly and passio...
Published: 05/25/18
Rays trade Alex Colome and Denard Span to Mariners for prospects

Rays trade Alex Colome and Denard Span to Mariners for prospects

The Rays made a major trade Friday afternoon, sending All-Star closer Alex Colome and OF Denard Span to the Mariners.The return is two minor-leaguers, RHP Andrew Moore and RHP Tommy Romero. The Rays also sent cash to the Mariners.Span, a Tampa produc...
Published: 05/25/18
Stand down on anthem, NFL

Stand down on anthem, NFL

Before we even get going, let me be clear about something.This is not a column making an argument about whether or not NFL players should be able to kneel in protest during the national anthem.That topic has been debated repeatedly, loudly and passio...
Published: 05/25/18
For starters: Sergio Romo on mound tonight as Rays open series against Orioles

For starters: Sergio Romo on mound tonight as Rays open series against Orioles

By JOEY JOHNSTONTimes CorrespondentST. PETERSBURG — For openers, the Rays will use RHP Sergio Romo, the 35-year-old career reliever, as tonight's starter against the Baltimore Orioles at Tropicana Field.Romo is making his third career "sta...
Published: 05/25/18
Bucs’ Gerald McCoy welcomes Vita Vea to his rookie school

Bucs’ Gerald McCoy welcomes Vita Vea to his rookie school

TAMPA — Defensive tackle Gerald McCoy has always been generous with his time, staying after practice to work with younger players. That should be a real added benefit for first-round pick Vita Vea.RELATED: More Bucs coverage"That's my M.O.'' Mc...
Published: 05/25/18