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Mari Faiello - Sports reporter

Sports reporter

Mari Faiello is a 2019 Tampa Bay Times intern.

  1. Florida linebacker Mohamoud Diabate, here against Tennessee earlier this season, says “I’m proud of myself’’ after leading Florida’s defensive domination vs. Vanderbilt.
    Journal: One of Diabate’s sacks is also a turnover that sets up a Gators touchdown.
  2. Georgia Bulldogs running back Zamir White (3) is tackled by Florida Gators linebacker Jonathan Greenard (58) after a short gain during the first half of the game at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville.
    Journal: The impact of receiver Kadarius Toney, defensive lineman Jabari Zuniga and linebacker Jonathan Greenard is minimum in the loss to Georgia.
  3. Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) is beaten (again) by Colorado Avalanche center Tyson Jost (17) for the go-ahead goal (2-1) during the second period Saturday at Amalie Arena.
    Little goes right for Tampa Bay, which is dominated by Colorado.
  4. The Tampa Bay Lightning's alternate jerseys hang in the locker room last season.
    The “Disrupt the Night”-themed jerseys were a bone of contention among some fans and broadcasters last season because of illegible numbers.
  5. Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos (91) scores against Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask (40) in a shootout on Oct. 17 in Boston. The Lightning won 4-3.
    Journal: Tampa Bay will spend three games at home before another extended stint on the road, and tonight’s post-game concert is moving inside.
  6. Florida running back Malik Davis, left, meets fellow Jesuit alum and former Gator Leonard George on Saturday.
    Also, Lamical Perine makes Auburn regret not considering him a worthy recruit.
  7. College GameDay's Rece Davis has fond memories of the Swamp, especially the crowd on game days.
    ESPN’s Rece Davis says the Gators’ home turf is always an advantage, while David Pollack says UF needs the crowd to help fluster Auburn QB Bo Nix.
  8. Gil Rivera has been one of the Lightning’s team dentists for 18 years. He’s seen a little bit of everything in this gig, including an improbable shot that KO’ed a goalie’s two front teeth.
    Dr. Gil Rivera has worked with the team for 18 years, and when fists start flying on the ice, he just grins and bears it.
  9. Florida quarterback Kyle Trask, left, celebrates with tight end Kyle Pitts after he completes a 7-yard pass for a touchdown to Pitts during the second half.
    The QB sets a school completion record with 18 straight. But the true test for his arm comes next week against ranked Auburn.
  10. Tennessee, left, lines up for a play against Florida during the first half Saturday in Gainesville.
    The Calvary Christian alum impresses after missing the past two games by pouncing on a fumble and snagging an interception.