The teams have had some epic battles in the playoffs, but are they enough to call Lightning-Blue Jackets a rivalry as they embark on life as foes in this year’s realigned Central Division?
The teams have waged incredible battles in the postseason and now face each other at least eight times this season as division opponents.
If travel restrictions keep the MLB team from going to Toronto, the top choice appears to be playing regular-season games at the spring home.
As they prepare for the NFC title game in Green Bay, banners are being hung at Raymond James Stadium.
Miami is without four key players because of injuries and coronavirus issues.


  1. 4 hours ago• Raptors
    Heat forward Kelly Olynyk, right, blocks a shot by Raptors guard Fred VanVleet during the first half of their game Wednesday night at Amalie Arena.
  2. Brooks DeBartolo sophomore George Kimble helps lead the Phoenix to a 45-38 victory over visiting Berkeley Prep Wednesday night. Kimble finished with 10 points, with eight of those coming in the fourth quarter.
  3. Earlier today• Lightning
    The teams have had some epic battles in the playoffs, but are they enough to call Lightning-Blue Jackets a rivalry as they embark on life as foes in this year’s realigned Central Division?
  4. TD Ballpark in Dunedin may remain the home of the Toronto Blue Jays after spring training ends and into the regular season.
  5. Lightning center Mitchell Stephens (67) celebrates a goal against the Carolina Hurricanes during a 2020 game in Raleigh, N.C. The Lightning are scheduled to play the Hurricanes in Raleigh on Tuesday, Jan. 26 and Thursday, Jan. 28.
  6. Preparations were underway for Super Bowl 55 Wednesday at Raymond James Stadium. The NFL's championship game is scheduled to be played on Feb. 7. It will mark the fifth time Tampa has hosted the Super Bowl.
  7. Bucs running back Ronald Jones (27) passes a ball to teammate Leonard Fournette (28) during a practice last week at AdventHealth Training Center in Tampa.
  8. USF forward Alexis Yetna shoots a free throw during a game against Stetson last month at the Yuengling Center on the USF campus.
  9. Bucs nose tackle Vita Vea, left, stretches his ankle during a team practice on Wednesday at AdventHealth Center in Tampa.
  10. Rays players stretch after practice during the start of spring training last season in Port Charlotte.
  11. Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., speaks as President Donald Trump listens during a campaign rally in Dalton, Ga., on Jan. 4.
  12. Phillip Rivers’ decision comes less than two weeks after the Colts’ lost 27-24 at Buffalo in a wild-card game.
  13. Dan Mullen beat Georgia but did not make it to the College Football Playoff.
  14. Former Los Angeles Dodger pitcher Don Sutton, a 1998 inductee to the Baseball Hall of Fame, stands in the Hall of Fame's Time Line area next to the Dodgers exhibit on May 19, 1998, in Cooperstown, N.Y.
  15. Bucs linebacker Devin White (45) and Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers already met at Raymond James Stadium in October. The way White has been playing lately, they'll probably be re-introduced at some point on Sunday in the NFC Championship Game in Green Bay.
  16. The Astros' George Springer hits a home run during the first inning against the Rays in Game 5 of the American League Championship Series on Oct. 15, 2020, in San Diego.
  17. Florida center Jason Jitoboh dunks against Tennessee during the second half Tuesday, Jan. 19. 2021, in Gainesville.
  18. Lightning center Brayden Point (21) celebrates a goal by left wing Ondrej Palat (18) during the second period of Tampa Bay's 5-2 win Friday at Amalie Arena.
  19. Bucs general manager Jason Licht, left, talks with quarterback Tom Brady during a break in the action during training camp in September at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa.
  20. Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy, left, talks with goaltending coach Frantz Jean during camp last week at Amalie Arena in Tampa.
  21. Bucs rookie safety Antoine Winfield Jr. (31) has started all 18 games for Tampa Bay this season.
  22. NFL down judge Sarah Thomas (53) is seen during an NFL football game between the Tennessee Titans and the Houston Texans on Jan. 3 in Houston.
  23. Carolina Hurricanes goaltender James Reimer (47) celebrates defeating the Nashville Predators 4-2 with defenseman Haydn Fleury (4) Monday in Nashville, Tenn. Tuesday night’s game between the two teams has been postponed.
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