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

JOYCE JOINS A'S

Tampa native Matt Joyce hopes to play more regularly again in his new role with the A's, who needed a new outfielder to fill a big void and put him high on their offseason list. Joyce reached agreement on an $11 million, two-year contract Wednesday. "Obviously the biggest thing that was kind of noticed for me was how interested they were and the opportunity to get substantial playing time again coming from the situations that I was in last year," Joyce said. The 32-year-old has played 140 games in each of three of the past four seasons, batting .242 with 13 home runs and 42 RBIs this year for Pittsburgh. The former Ray (2009-14) will play for his fifth major-league team as he begins his 10th season.

MORE SIGNINGS: OF Yoenis Cespedes and the Mets finalized a $110 million, four-year contract. … The Twins signed former Astros C Jason Castro to a three-year, $24.5 million deal. … The Braves finalized an $11.5 million, two-year contract with former Rays utility player Sean Rodriguez.

ET CETERA

SOCCER: Benoit Cheyrou and Tosaint Ricketts scored two minutes apart in extra time and host Toronto advanced to the MLS Cup final, outlasting Montreal 5-2 for a 7-5 aggregate win before a BMO Field-record crowd of 36,000. Toronto hosts Seattle on Dec. 10 for the title. … Host Manchester United beat West Ham 4-1 and visiting Southampton beat Arsenal 2-0 in the English League Cup quarterfinals.

GOLF: The LPGA Tour will have four new tournaments next year with an increase of $4.35 million in total prize money. There will be 34 official tournaments, 21 in North America. The season starts Jan. 26 in the Bahamas, followed by three weeks in Australia, Thailand and Singapore before the first domestic event in Arizona on March 16-19.

Times wires

Sports in brief 11/30/16 [Last modified: Wednesday, November 30, 2016 11:00pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Tampa Bay Super Bowls: A brief history and some predictions for 2021

    Bucs

    At last, Tampa will host a Super Bowl again. It used to be that the Cigar City would host one a decade, but by the time February 2021 rolls around, it will have been 12 years since the epic showdown between the Steelers and Cardinals. Because it has been awhile, let's revisit those past Super Bowls while also peering …

    Santonio Holmes hauls in the game-winning touchdown in the Steelers' 27-23 Super Bowl XLIII victory over the Cardinals in 2009, the last time Tampa hosted a Super Bowl. [JAMES BORCHUCK | Times]
  2. Sputtering Rays keep falling one run short

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — Even going into play against the Angels on Tuesday just a game under .500 at 23-24, the Rays have some issues they have to resolve.

    Rays starter Alex Cobb waits for Mike Trout to finish his trot after homering to give the Angels a 2-0 lead.
  3. Marc Topkin's takeaways from Tuesday's Rays-Angels game

    The Heater

    RHP Alex Cobb made mistakes on back-to-back pitches to the first two Angels hitters Tuesday, allowing homers to Cameron Maybin and Mike Trout, but otherwise gave the Rays another solid outing, working into the eighth and scattering seven hits.

  4. Rays journal: Brad Miller won't return from DL when eligible

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — 2B Brad Miller (left abdominal strain) will not return from the 10-day disabled list Friday as he hoped. While he took ground balls Tuesday, he has yet to resume running.

    Rays second baseman Brad Miller, left, with infielder Tim Beckham, says he’s letting his left abdominal strain “cool down” before testing it by running.
  5. USF baseball rallies to beat Tulane in AAC tournament opener

    College

    CLEARWATER — With Tulane runners on first and second and two out in the top of the ninth inning Tuesday, USF's dugout watched as burly American Athletic Conference co-player of the year Hunter Williams' fly to left went deep.

    USF outfielder Chris Chatfield is congratulated by third-base coach Chris Cates after hitting a three-run homer in the third inning, tying the score at 3.