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

Associated Press

Associated Press


Related News/Archive


FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The Patriots joined the latest "Deflate­gate" appeal to support Tom Brady (right) on Wednesday, taking sides with their star QB in court for the first time in his fight against the NFL and commissioner Roger Goodell.

In an eight-page friend of the court brief filed with the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, the Patriots said they "stand to lose their All-Pro quarterback for 25 percent of the upcoming regular season based on a severely flawed process." They also raised the stakes to try to convince the circuit to overrule a 2-1 decision that reinstated Brady's four-game suspension.

"The impact of the majority opinion is not limited to professional football," the brief said. "It threatens to undermine vital principles governing arbitration of collective bargaining agreements throughout the national economy."

BUCS: Former CB C.J. Wilson, who lost two fingers on his right hand in a fireworks accident last year, will try to resume his career in the CFL, signing with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, his agent confirmed. The Bucs on Wednesday waived Wilson, 25, from the reserve-retired list, where he had been since shortly after the Fourth of July mishap. … Javien Elliott, who earned a scholarship last year as a walk-on defensive back at FSU, signed as an undrafted rookie free agent.


Indianapolis 500 sells out

Indianapolis Motor Speedway president Doug Boles announced that this year's Indianapolis 500 is sold out, meaning Sunday's race will air live on Indianapolis ABC affiliate WRTV for the first time since 1950. About 350,000 people are expected to attend the 100th running of the race.

HONORS: Drivers Benny Parsons and Mark Martin and owners Rick Hendrick, Richard Childress and Raymond Parks were inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, N.C.


BOXING: A proposal to let professional fighters compete in the Rio de Janeiro Olympics is "ridiculous" and "foolish," former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson said in Beijing. Tyson said any pro boxers going to the Olympics should be prepared to lose because the amateurs could prove too fast for them.

CYCLING: German rider Roger Kluge used his track experience to take the biggest victory of his road career, winning the 17th stage of the Giro d'Italia with a well-timed counterattack. Steven Kruijswijk of the Netherlands had little trouble protecting his 3-minute lead over Esteban Chaves.

DOPING: An unnamed Spanish athlete tested positive in a re-analysis of doping samples from the 2008 Beijing Games, the Spanish Olympic Committee said.

GOLF: Hailee Cooper, 16, and Kaitlyn Papp, 17, won the U.S. Women's Amateur Four-Ball Championship at Streamsong Resort in Bowling Green in Hardee County, outlasting 13-year-olds Angelina Kim and Brianna Navarrosa with par on the first extra hole.

TRACK: Already mired in doping and corruption scandals, Kenya's track and field federation has called in police to help guard its headquarters in Nairobi, fearing disgruntled athletes might try to take over the premises in protest for a second time.

Greg Auman, Times staff writer; Times wires

Sports in brief 05/25/16 [Last modified: Wednesday, May 25, 2016 9:35pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. NFL players, owners hold 'constructive' talks on issues


    NEW YORK — NFL players and owners met Tuesday to discuss social issues, a session Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross called "constructive."

    A coalition of advocacy groups 'take a knee' outside of a hotel where members the quarterly NFL league meetings are being held on Tuesday in New York City.  Owners, players and commissioner Roger Goodell are all expected to attend. The activists spoke of having solidarity with athletes and coaches around the country who have also kneeled in protest of racial injustice, especially in policing.
 [Getty Images]
  2. Lightning's Steve Yzerman: Nikita Kucherov 'wants to be great'


    If anyone knows what it is like to be as hot as Nikita Kucherov is right now, it's Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman.

    Nikita Kucherov joined Steve Yzerman, Mario Lemieux and Keith Tkachuk as the only players in the last 30 years to score a goal in each of his team's first six games.
  3. Fennelly: Longtime Bucs fans, we want to hear from you


    Calling all Bucs fans! Calling all Bucs fans!

    Jameis Winston is pressured by Chandler Jones during the Bucs' loss to the Cardinals Sunday in Glendale, Ariz.
  4. A punter is the state's only first-team, midseason All-American


    Here's another indictment of how mediocre the state's college football season has become.

  5. HomeTeam 25: Football rankings for Tampa Bay


    1. Armwood (7-0)

    Up next: vs. Brandon

    Armwood quarterback Devin Black (7) shakes hands with Plant defensive back Keon King (26) after the game between Plant High School Panthers and the Armwood High School Hawks in Suffer, Fla. on Monday, Oct. 16, 2017. The Hawks beat the Panthers 27-7.