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If the Rays end up popping champagne bottles, like they did in 2013 after beating the Texas Rangers 5-2 in an American League wild-card tiebreaker, don't expect the clincher to come at home. TONY GUTIERREZ  |  AP
Don’t expect a quick clincher as the team enters its final homestand of the regular season.
Yesterday• Rays
The Mets rookie from Plant High is on his way to winning NL Rookie of the Year with his 49 homers. Is that the greatest season of a bay area product?
Yesterday• Rays
The former Armwood head coach cracks the whip when it comes to organization, and the Spartans are among the hottest teams in Tampa Bay this season.
Yesterday• HomeTeam
Former Bucs assistants Paul Spicer and Skyler Fulton faced accusations of violence against women before coaching in Tampa Bay under Dirk Koetter, according to a USA Today investigation.
5 hours ago• Bucs

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  1. Rays host the Red Sox and more sports on the air.
  2. Florida State Seminoles quarterback Alex Hornibrook (12) throws during practice at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida on Tuesday, August 13, 2019. OCTAVIO JONES   |   Times OCTAVIO JONES   |   TIMES  |  Tampa Bay Times
    The Tallahassee Democrat and 247Sports expect the Wisconsin grad transfer to see some time against the Cardinals.
  3. Paul Spicer, left, is now a defensive line coach at the University of South Florida. Skyler Fulton, right, is now a wide receivers coach at Portland State University. University of South Florida | Portland State University
    Former Bucs assistants Paul Spicer and Skyler Fulton faced accusations of violence against women before coaching in Tampa Bay under Dirk Koetter, according to a USA Today investigation.
  4. If the Rays end up popping champagne bottles, like they did in 2013 after beating the Texas Rangers 5-2 in an American League wild-card tiebreaker, don't expect the clincher to come at home. TONY GUTIERREZ  |  AP
    Don’t expect a quick clincher as the team enters its final homestand of the regular season.
  5. Kevin Minter played linebacker for Todd Bowles in Arizona, was released by Bowles last year when Bowles coached the Jets and is starting Sunday for the Bucs' defensive coordinator when Tampa Bay plays host to the New York Giants. DIRK SHADD  |  Tampa Bay Times
    When rookie linebacker Devin White went down, the Bucs turned to a player who keeps showing up in Todd Bowles’ defenses.
  6. USF guard Enna Pehadzic (0), USF center Shae Leverett (21) and Houston guard Julia Blackshell-Fair (33) battle for A loose ball at the Yuengling Center last season. OCTAVIO JONES  |  Times
    The Bulls also have an afternoon home game the same day as the Gasparilla parade.
  7. Pete Alonso may soon join Jose Fernandez (2013), Chris Coghlan (2009), Dwight Gooden (1984) and Lou Piniella (1969) as Tampa Bay area high school products who won a Rookie of the Year Award. Alonso extended his NL rookie record for homers to 49 on Wednesday in Colorado. DAVID ZALUBOWSKI  |  AP
    The Mets rookie from Plant High is on his way to winning NL Rookie of the Year with his 49 homers. Is that the greatest season of a bay area product?
  8. Desean Henry of St. Petersburg Catholic is among the area's leaders in receiving yards with 359. LUIS SANTANA  |  Times
    The standouts on offense and defense from Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco and Hernando counties.
  9. Cameron Brate (84) tries to get some extra yards during the Bucs' 38-35 loss to the Giants on Nov. 18, 2018, in East Rutherford, N.J. JULIO CORTEZ  |  AP
    Tampa Bay Times staff picks: What the Bucs have in common this week with the New England Patriots and Dallas Cowboys.
  10. Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Mikhail Sergachev (98) waits his turn during drills on the first day on the ice at the beginning of training camp at the Ice Sports Forum. DIRK SHADD  |  Times
    Tampa Bay doesn’t have many roster spots available, but the positions within the lineup are still taking shape.
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