Friday, December 15, 2017
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NFL

Bucs rookie okay after being shot

Bucs offensive lineman Dominique Robertson, an undrafted rookie competing to make the team as a backup, was okay after being shot in Loma Linda, Calif., early Thursday, his lawyer said Saturday.

Robertson, 21, was shot twice in a leg and was released from the hospital Friday night, lawyer Zulu Ali said. A San Bernardino County Sheriff's spokeswoman, citing a detective, said Robertson's injuries were to his "back, buttocks and leg."

Robertson, who was questioned by police, was a bystander in the shooting, Ali said.

Robertson told police he was shot outside an apartment complex. San Bernardino County Sheriff's deputies "were unable to locate evidence (of) a crime scene," a department release said. His mother told the Riverside Press-Enterprise that her son, the nephew of Bucs offensive line coach George Warhop, was staying with friends.

The Bucs said in a statement they were gathering more information about what happened. "(The) primary concern is for Dominique's health and well-being," they said.

The Bucs open training camp July 28.

NHL

Team Killorn wins 3-on-3 title

Lightning prospect Jonne Tammela, 18, who played briefly last season at AHL Syracuse, helped lead Team Killorn to a victory in the prospect camp's 3-on-3 tournament Saturday in Brandon. Tammela, who had four goals and four assists in the two-day tournament, was joined by Chris Paquette (five goals), Alex Iafallo (four goals), Anthony Cirelli, Ross Colton and John MacLeod. Forward Bokondji Imama, a sixth-round pick last year, led the tournament with eight goals (10 points); his Team Callahan reached the final. See tampabay.com/blogs/lightning for more on the camp and 3-on-3 event.

More Lightning: Goalie Kristers Gudlevskis re-signed on a one-year, two-way contract, the team said. He spent most of last season with AHL Syracuse.

Around the league: The Panthers signed free agent defenseman Jason Demers to a five-year deal. … The Sabres acquired the rights to goalie Anders Nilsson from the Blues for a 2017 fifth-round draft pick. Buffalo must still sign the restricted free agent.

Cycling

Touching scene after Tour begins

Minutes after winning Stage 1 of the Tour de France for the first time, Mark Cavendish joined a group of riders at a ceremony at the Utah Beach Peace Monument, which commemorates the Allied landings in Normandy more than 70 years ago. It was Cavendish's 27th stage win in the Tour, third all time. Two-time Tour winner Alberto Contador crashed midway through the stage but rode on. His Tinkoff teammates quickly helped him rejoin the peloton.

Et cetera

Swimming: Australian Cate Campbell broke the 100-meter freestyle world record in her homeland at the Brisbane Grand Prix. Her time of 52.06 seconds was a hundredth faster than Britta Steffen's mark, set in 2009.

Greg Auman and Joe Smith, Times staff writers; Times wires

Comments

Boys basketball: Lakewood 45, Gibbs 44

ST. PETERSBURG — Once the lights dimmed in the gymnasium and the capacity crowd dispersed, Lakewood coach Anthony Lawrence spotted Gibbs coach Larry Murphy strolling past the the bleachers."Hey, Murph. Do we have to do this every time?" Lawrenc...
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Boys basketball: Nature Coast 78, Central 29

Boys basketball: Nature Coast 78, Central 29

BROOKSVILLE – Once again supporting its place as the top program in Hernando County, Nature Coast maintained its undefeated record in a dominant win over rival Central.While the Bears were able to upset the Sharks to win the Class 6A, District ...
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Girls basketball: Plant 66, Steinbrenner 31

LUTZ — Here's some discouraging news for any team that has to play Plant this season or in the next few seasons: The Panthers beat Steinbrenner 66-31 Friday night. Of those 66 points, 48 were scored by a sophomore and two freshmen.Freshman powe...
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Boys basketball: Plant City 79, Tampa Bay Tech 74

Boys basketball: Plant City 79, Tampa Bay Tech 74

TAMPA — Traveling to play at Tampa Bay Tech is a test for any area basketball team these days because the Titans are tough and the crowd is loud.Plant City prepared for all of the above, answered most of the questions and passed the exam Friday...
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Nobody has Jameis Winston’s back more than Dirk Koetter, offensive coordinator Todd Monken insists

Nobody has Jameis Winston’s back more than Dirk Koetter, offensive coordinator Todd Monken insists

Nobody is a bigger supporter of Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston than head coach Dirk Koetter.That was the passionate message that offensive coordinator/receivers coach Todd Monken unloaded at his news conference Friday, saying that reports that Winst...
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Westbrook, Embiid put on show in triple OT thriller

Westbrook, Embiid put on show in triple OT thriller

PHILADELPHIA — Russell Westbrook had 27 points, 17 rebounds and 15 assists, and the Thunder and the 76ers went basket-for-basket in a three-overtime thriller before Oklahoma City pulled out a 119-117 victory Friday night. Andre Roberson scored the wi...
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High school scoreboard for Dec. 15

Friday’s scoreboardGirls soccerCountryside 7, Clearwater 0Osceola 9, Bradenton Bayshore 0Palm Harbor U. 2, Plant 1Boys soccerPalm Harbor U. 0, Plant 0Lennard 4, Armwood 1
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Saturday’s sports on TV/radio

TODAYBoxingMiddleweights: Lemieux vs. Saunders9:30 p.m.HBOCollege basketballButler vs. PurduenoonFoxMiami at George WashingtonnoonCBSSNLouisville vs. MemphisnoonESPN2Detroit vs. MichigannoonESPNUNC-Greensboro at N.C. StatenoonFSFSeton Hall at Rutgers...
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Ryan Callahan out at least 3-4 weeks for Lightning

Ryan Callahan out at least 3-4 weeks for Lightning

When Lightning wing Ryan Callahan took a nasty spill into the boards Thursday night, it didn't look good.Turns out, it wasn't. Callahan will be sidelined indefinitely with an upper body injury, evaluated after three to four weeks, per GM Steve Yzerma...
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Rangers hold off Pacific-leading Kings

Rangers hold off Pacific-leading Kings

NEW YORK — Rick Nash scored the tiebreaking goal with 3:27 left to lead the Rangers to a 4-2 victory over the Pacific Division-leading Kings on Friday night. Chris Kreider, Kevin Hayes and J.T. Miller scored to help New York win for the second time i...
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