The Rays' Osleivis Basabe pauses after getting picked off at first base in the fourth inning against the Blue Jays on Sunday at Tropicana Field.
Two outs on the bases, missed scoring chances and a fly ball played into an inside-the-park homer are all costly.
Undrafted rookie Christian Izien has shown a penchant for picking off opposing quarterbacks the first few weeks of the season.
Through the first four days of training camp, Tampa Bay’s netminder has mostly been absent from the ice.
Should the Seminoles, Buckeyes or Georgia be No. 1? And what did we do with the Florida Gators?


  1. The Rays' Osleivis Basabe pauses after getting picked off at first base in the fourth inning against the Blue Jays on Sunday at Tropicana Field.
  2. Bucs nickelback Christian Izien (29) celebrates a turnover during the fourth quarter of last Sunday's win over the Bears at Raymond James Stadium.
  3. Oregon linebacker Teitum Tuioti sacks Colorado quarterback Shedeur Sanders during the first half Saturday.
  4. Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy stretches while on the ice on the first day of the training camp Thursday at the TGH Ice Plex.
  5. From left: Rays Most Valuable Player Yandy Diaz; Rays Outstanding Rookie Kevin Kelly; and Rays Paul C. Smith Champion Award winner Zach Eflin. The awards were given out by the Tampa Bay chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America.
  6. Florida State football coach Mike Norvell and his Seminoles remain in the top three in our AP top 25 rankings.
  7. Florida State football star Jordan Travis and the Seminoles beat Clemson for the first time since 2014. The victory bolstered FSU's College Football Playoff case.
  8. Bucs defensive tackle Vita Vea (50) challenges Bears quarterback Justin Fields (1) in the pocket during the fourth quarter last Sunday.
  9. Pinellas County Commissioner Janet Long shakes her fists in excitement at Tropicana Field Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2023 in St. Petersburg. The Rays announced an agreement for a new ballpark to be built in St. Petersburg.
  10. Rays first baseman Yandy Diaz (2) gestures after hitting a single in the first inning against the Mariners at Tropicana Field on Sept. 10.
  11. Raymond wears a “We are St. Pete” shirt before St. Petersburg Mayor Ken Welch throws the ceremonial first pitch before the Tampa Bay Rays-Los Angeles Angels game at Tropicana Field on Wednesday.
  12. Kansas State running back DJ Giddens, top, scores a touchdown over UCF defensive back Nikai Martinez during the first half Saturday in Manhattan, Kan.
  13. Florida wide receiver Ricky Pearsall (1) looks for running room after a reception as he is chased by Charlotte linebacker Demetrius Knight II (28) during the first half Saturday in Gainesville.
  14. USF receiver Naiem Simmons tries to outdistance a Rice defender during Saturday's game at Raymond James Stadium. Simmons established a Bulls single-game receiving yardage record in the triumph.
  15. The Rays' Josh Lowe reacts after hitting a walk-off single off Blue Jays relief pitcher Jordan Romano during the ninth inning Saturday at Tropicana Field.
  16. Miami wide receiver Colbie Young, left, reaches for a touchdown past the defense of Temple safety Tywan Francis during the first half Saturday in Philadelphia.
  17. Former Rays second baseman Akinori Iwamura poses in front of a statue of himself depicting the final out of the 2008 American League Championship Series during a ceremony outside Tropicana Field before Saturday's game.
  18. Rays relief pitcher Jason Adam reacts after he gives up a home run to the Blue Jays' Daulton Varsho during the ninth inning at Tropicana Field on Friday night.
  19. Bucs cornerback Carlton Davis had six tackles against the Vikings in the season opener.
  20. The Bucs' Jason Licht climbed the ranks of NFL front offices to become one of the longest-tenured general managers in the league.
  21. The Rays say they are certain of one benefit from the new stadium deal: They will have more money to make the team better. That means a higher payroll for current players like Randy Arozarena and potentially more money to spend in free agency.
  22. This artists rendering provided by Hines shows a new stadium for the Tampa Bay Rays in the Historic Gas Plant District in St. Petersburg. The playoff-bound Tampa Bay Rays put the finishing touches Tuesday on plans for a new 30,000-seat ballpark in St. Petersburg as part of a $6.5 billion development project that includes affordable housing, retail, bars and restaurants and a Black history museum.
  23. Rays relief pitcher Jason Adam reacts as he leaves the field with trainers during the ninth inning of Friday's game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Tropicana Field.
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