The love affair between Mike Evans and Bucs fans will continue for at least another two seasons after the Pro Bowl receiver signed a two-year deal worth $52 million instead of testing free agency.
John Romano | Tampa Bay retains an iconic player without having to break the bank, which is good news for Baker Mayfield fans.
The established infielder is getting more comfortable in rightfield to give the Rays defensive versatility and flexibility.
The Tampa Bay standout, who recently said he planned to test free agency, agrees to a two-year, $52 million contract.
Coop’s Catch benefits kids with cancer, like 17-year-old hockey player Weston Hermann, who has dealt with brain tumors since he was 7.


  1. Rays rightfielder Amed Rosario looks to throw in the third inning of a spring training game against the Blue Jays at TD Ballpark in Dunedin last week.
  2. Rays starting pitcher Aaron Civale throws in the first inning of a spring training game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Port Charlotte on Monday.
  3. Gibbs High point guard Jacob Daniels (10) laughs and smiles as he runs through the line of cheerleaders while being introduced along with his team during a pep rally to celebrate the Gladiators' state title on Monday.
  4. The love affair between Mike Evans and Bucs fans will continue for at least another two seasons after the Pro Bowl receiver signed a two-year deal worth $52 million instead of testing free agency.
  5. Lightning center Luke Glendening,left, with siblings Weston Hermann, center, and Grayson Hermann during Monday's annual Coop's Catch for Kids fishing tournament.
  6. Florida State and the ACC continue their lawsuits against each other.
  7. USF forward Kasean Pryor (11) and guard Selton Miguel (1) share a moment in the second half against Temple earlier this season at the Yuengling Center. The Bulls are No. 24 in the latest Associated Press men's basketball poll.
  8. In his first season on the job, USF men's coach Amir Abdur-Rahim has led the Bulls to a program-record 14 consecutive wins and their first regular season conference title.
  9. Happy Monday. Wide receiver Mike Evans is staying in Tampa Bay with the Bucs.
  10. Rays pitcher Yoniel Curet is pictured during Game 2 of the 2022 Florida Complex League Championship Series against the FCL Yankees in Port Charlotte. Sunday, Curet pitched in his first major-league exhibition game.
  11. Rays shortstop prospect Carson Williams signs autographs before Sunday's game in Fort Myers.
  12. Iowa guard Caitlin Clark (22) celebrates after becoming the all-time leading scorer in NCAA Division I basketball during the first half of a game against Ohio State Sunday in Iowa City, Iowa.
  13. The Bucs had an opportunity to lock up Mike Evans for what is believed to be a below-market-value contract — with an annual average salary under $20 million — prior to the start of the 2023 season.
  14. Lightning general manager Julien BriseBois can be expected to do everything in his power before Friday's trade deadline to help push the team toward another deep playoff run.
  15. Eight-year-old Leo Raszka got to spend some time on the ice with his favorite player, Lightning captain Steven Stamkos, Friday at TGH IcePlex in Brandon.
  16. Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman beats Montreal Canadiens goaltender Cayden Primeau for the winning goal in the sixth shootout round Saturday at Amalie Arena.
  17. The celebration begins moments after Gibbs' 49-43 victory over Jacksonville Andrew Jackson Saturday afternoon in the Class 4A state final in Lakeland.
  18. The USF men's basketball team celebrates after clinching the American Athletic Conference regular-season championship outright with a 76-61 victory Saturday at Charlotte.
  19. Rays pitcher Brendan McKay, pictured throwing live batting practice Feb. 20 in Port Charlotte, on Saturday pitched in his first game in nearly 18 months.
  20. Amed Rosario watches a spring training game against the Toronto Blue Jays from the Rays dugout Wednesday at TD Ballpark in Dunedin.
  21. Wide receiver Mike Evans will continue to negotiate with the Bucs but won’t sign a contract until he tests free agency for the first time in his career.
  22. A photo of Martin Fennelly greets guests during a celebration of life for the former Tampa Tribune and Tampa Bay Times columnist Friday in Tampa.
  23. Second baseman Curtis Mead played 24 games for the Rays last season following his August callup.
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