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The Lightning's Steven Stamkos, second from right, celebrates with teammates his overtime goal Saturday beats the Bruins.
Tampa Bay fights off constant pressure in their own end throughout the game but comes away with 3-2 victory.
John Romano | The team’s public stance gave the impression that there was nothing amiss with vaccination protocols.
Tampa Bay could clinch its first division crown since the 2007 season with wins over Atlanta and Buffalo.
An NFL official, meanwhile, says the location (Citrus County) on the suspended players’ vaccination cards tripped them up with investigators.

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  1. Louisiana coach Billy Napier leads his team onto the field Saturday in the Sun Belt Conference championship game.
  2. The Lightning's Steven Stamkos, second from right, celebrates with teammates his overtime goal Saturday beats the Bruins.
  3. Alabama QB Bryce Young runs past Georgia defensive lineman Jalen Carter for a touchdown during the first half Saturday of the SEC title game.
  4. Louisiana coach Billy Napier salutes fans after his team beat Appalachian State on Saturday in the Sun Belt Conference title game.
  5. The Lightning's Nikita Kucherov looks on during the second period against the Capitals on Oct. 16.
  6. Between his ankle injury and a three-game suspension, we know Antonio Brown will not be back in a Bucs uniform until the end of December. The Bucs say no decision on his fate will be made until the suspension is completed.
  7. Wide receiver Antonio Brown is one of Tom Brady's favorite targets and the Bucs are unbeaten with him in the lineup this season.
  8. Even with a loss to the Saints earlier this season, Mike Evans and the Bucs are in good position to clinch the NFC South.
  9. Trainer Bob Baffert raises the trophy after winning the 147th running of the Kentucky Derby with Medina Spirit at Churchill Downs on May 1. Medina Spirit tested positive for the steroid betamethasone after winning and is facing disqualification. Urine testing of Medina Spirit has shown that the steroid came from a topical ointment and not an injection, Baffert's attorney said Friday.
  10. Jesuit linebacker Troy Bowles reacts after making an interception against Miami Northwestern in Friday night's Class 6A state semifinal.
  11. Tampa Bay Tech advances to its first final, beating Lake Gibson 42-24 in Class 7A state semifinal Friday night.
  12. USF's Russel Tchewa goes up with the ball against South Carolina State on Friday.
  13. Berkeley Prep is moving on to its first state final, beating Lakeland Christian 42-14 in Friday's Class 3A state semifinal.
  14. The Jesuit Tigers take to the field against Miami Northwestern in Friday night's Class 6A state semifinal.
  15. St. Petersburg resident Kyle Konin served as the St. Louis Blues' emergency backup goaltender during Thursday's game against the Lightning at Amalie Arena.
  16. Colts receiver Michael Pittman (11) is tackled by Bucs safety Jordan Whitehead during the first half of last week's game in Indianapolis. Whitehead has been sidelined by a calf injury.
  17. Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12), left, and Bucs wide receiver Antonio Brown (81), right, both were found to have violated COVID-19 protocols set forth by the NFL and NFL Players Association. But while Rodgers was only fined, Brown was suspended three games without pay.
  18. Their “Week of Giving” includes donations of cash, food and tickets to the Enchant Christmas event, pictured above, along with custom therapy trikes and a walker to four children though the Wheelchairs 4 Kids program.
  19. The Rays grounds crew works on the field following practice before Gamd 1 of the American League Division Series in October at Tropicana Field. Though transactions are frozen during the lockout, the Rays feel good about the moves they made during the first segment of the offseason.
  20. Bucs coach Bruce Arians said Friday he will not address the future of wide receiver Antonio Brown or safety Mike Edwards until after they serve their three-game suspensions for misrepresenting their COVID-19 vaccination status.
  21. Notre Dame promoted defensive coordinator Marcus Freeman to head coach of the Fighting Irish on Friday to replace Brian Kelly.
  22. “When you win Stanley Cups, that comes with the territory,” head coach Jon Cooper said of the Lightning's travel schedule. “You don’t sit here and say, ‘Oh, well, we won back-to-back Stanley Cups, now we’re tired.’"
  23. Rays batting helmets are pictured in the dugout before a game against the Detroit Tigers in September at Tropicana Field. The team offered its take on baseball's labor standoff in a statement emailed to fans Friday morning.
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