Yoshi Tsustugo produced little since coming over from Japan last season.
The slugger from Japan didn’t produce much since signing with the Rays for the 2020 season.
John Romano | It’s no big deal that Tampa Bay stumbled across the regular season finish line, but it is concerning that a lot of players have been hanging out with doctors.
Playing the cross-state Florida Panthers will offer some unique opportunities to watch the series.
The defensive back will delay his commission as an intelligence officer to pursue a job with the Bucs.


  1. General manager Jason Licht, left, and the Bucs say they're cool with letting Tom Brady call the shots on how long he'll play.
  2. Yoshi Tsustugo produced little since coming over from Japan last season.
  3. Quarterbacks Sydney Stout, left, of Robinson and Devyn Silvestri of Newsome led their respective teams to state titles last weekend.
  4. Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman has not been the same player since going into the boards against Columbus on March 30 and needing help to get off the ice.
  5. Defenseman Victor Hedman (77) and the Lightning will face the cross-state Florida Panthers in the opening round of the NHL playoffs.
  6. Who will be the Bucs' opponent to open the 2021 season? Quarterback Tom Brady and his teammates will find out Wednesday night.
  7. Navy cornerback Cameron Kinley waits for a snap during a 2019 game against Air Force in Annapolis, Md.
  8. Kyle Trask is the latest example of Dan Mullen's quarterback-grooming expertise.
  9. Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Willy Adames (1) celebrates hitting a home run scoring the teamÕs 10th run against the New York Yankees in the seventh inning at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg on Friday, April 9, 2021.
  10. Florida Panthers goaltender Chris Driedger, left, defends the goal against the Lightning's Daniel Walcott (85) during the first period.
  11. Florida Panthers right wing Juho Lammikko (83) reacts after scoring a goal against Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) during the second period.
  12. Earlier today• Florida State Seminoles
    Dillan Gibbons (seen here blocking Demarcus Christmas) has played against Florida State before. He'll be playing for them soon after committing to the Seminoles on Monday night.
  13. Yoshi Tsutsugo hasn't been the prolific hitter that the Rays had hoped he would be, with a strikeout rate of nearly 30 percent in 272 plate appearances over 77 games.
  14. Former Gators coach Urban Meyer is entering his first season as coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars, who reportedly are set to sign his Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback at UF, Tim Tebow.
  15. Lightning forward Barclay Goodrow and the Panthers' Brandon Montour were in the middle of a lot of pushing and shoving in Saturday's game. Both players are out for tonight's regular-season finale.
  16. Lightning center Steven Stamkos is this year’s Lightning nominee for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy, awarded each season to a player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to the game.
  17. Dick Vitale, second from right, with his honorees at his 16th annual gala for pediatric cancer research (from left): ESPN's Scott Van Pelt, Auburn men's basketball coach Bruce Pearl, former Notre Dame women's basketball coach Muffet McGraw, and Florida football coach Dan Mullen.
  18. The Rays' Kevin Kiermaier, right, is looked at by a trainer after stealing second base during Saturday's game against the Oakland Athletics.
  19. The Rays' Willy Adames watches his three-run home run against the A's during the fifth inning of Sunday's series finale in Oakland.
  20. The Lightning's Pat Maroon fights with the Panthers' Brandon Montour in the third period Saturday night at the BB&T Center in Sunrise.
  21. Despite not having the usual throngs of people running the Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic, Georgia Malpartida, 50, chose to run the Ultra Challenge this year on the official course on Bayshore Boulevard.
  22. Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Luke Schenn loses his helmet during a brawl with Florida Panthers left wing Ryan Lomberg during the second period Saturday night in Sunrise.
  23. Stuart Carrier, 72, made the trip from North Carolina this year to run in the Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic on Saturday morning. Carrier has never missed running the event since it started in 1978.
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