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Kevin Cash new Tampa Bay Rays Manager attends the Major League Baseball winter meetings.MARC TOPKIN | Times

Tampa Bay Rays name Kevin Cash new manager

  1. Tampa Bay Rays name Kevin Cash new manager


    The Tampa Bay Rays have officially named Kevin Cash as the team's new manager. The Tampa native was one of three candidates to take over after the departure of Joe Maddon.

    Kevin Cash new Tampa Bay Rays Manager attends the Major League Baseball winter meetings.
  2. Joe Maddon moves on


    Nine years ago a saving grace came to Tampa Bay to help a struggling baseball franchise that had become the joke of the American League East.

    Joe Maddon signs autographs before a game against the Philadelphia Phillies on March 18, 2008, at Bright House Field in Clearwater.
  3. Gators football coach Will Muschamp says he has no hard feelings about his dismissal


    GAINESVILLE — Deep down, Will Muschamp knew after Saturday afternoon's overtime loss to South Carolina that his days as the Gators head coach were probably coming to an end.

    Florida Gators head football coach Will Muschamp talks to reporters at a news conference Monday, a day after school officials announced he would coach two more games but would not return next year. [University of Florida]
  4. Northeast lineman Leshawn Williams loses leg after football injury


    ST. PETERSBURG — Northeast High School senior defensive lineman Leshawn Williams suffered a severe knee injury Friday night in a football game that eventually required the amputation of his lower right leg due to blood clots.

    Leshawn Williams [Northeast High School]
  5. Would the Bucs draft Jameis Winston?


    You can see where this is headed, can't you?

    Jameis Winston escapes from Sheldon Day during No. 2 Florida State's victory over then-fifth-ranked Notre Dame. [Getty Images]
  6. Five key games in the Tampa Bay Rays season


    About this time every year, avid baseball fans peruse the MLB standings every day with the hope that their favorite team will make a miraculous comeback and clinch a ticket to the postseason. Unfortunately, this year, Tampa Bay Rays fans will be unable to engage in a thrilling race to the finish, as they have been …

    Tampa Bay Rays rightfielder Wil Myers and centerfielder Desmond Jennings collide to allow Boston’s walk-off triple.
  7. Tampa Bay pro sports: Join the chat about the Lightning, Buccaneers and Rays


    BUCCANEERS (and others)

    Sizing up Sunshine State competitors

    Fantasy football leagues are restarting, tailgating plans are swirling, team weaknesses are being exposed, and we've got tb-two*'s season predictions.

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh McCown is a bit of a wild card this season.
  8. East Lake has an excess of success



    You get the feeling every time East Lake coach Bob Hudson walks out of his office, he trips over another student longing to become part of the football program or a college coach eyeing one of his prized prospects. • At a time when many bay area programs struggle to field junior varsity teams, the …

    From left, Drew Couto, Regis Steighner, Jake Hudson, Carson Lydon, Blake Duckworth and Justin Strnad are among the 160 players in East Lake’s program (varsity and junior varsity). 
  9. After wrestling alligator, high school football should be easy


    BRANDON — Opponents beware. Those who line up across from Seffner Christian's Ryne Stromsnes this season might want to think twice about crossing the Crusaders' lineman. After all, the junior guard had quite a summer vacation.

    Stromsnes 1, Alligator 0.

     Seffner Christian football player Ryne Stromsnes, right, practices with teammates Monday, Aug. 18, 2014.  Stromsnes recently helped a man who got into a fight with an alligator after the gator attacked the mans dog.
  10. Former East Lake star DiNovo set to start for UCF


    When the University of Central Florida opens its season Aug. 30 against Penn State in Dublin, Ireland — the first game of the post-Blake Bortles era — the Knights' high-octane offense will be placed in the hands of former East Lake High School standout Pete DiNovo. • Not only will DiNovo, a redshirt …

    When UCF opens its season Aug. 30 against Penn State in Dublin, Ireland,  former East Lake High School standout Pete DiNovo will be the first freshman to start for the Knights since Daunte Culpepper in 1995. [AP photo]

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