Archive for August, 2013

MLB Final: Tampa Bay 4, Cleveland 0

Saturday, August 31st, 2013

MLB Final: Tampa Bay 4, Cleveland 0

In 2007, the Rays selected David Price with the first pick in that year's draft. Selecting Price as the top overall draft pick was probably not a difficult selection for Tampa Bay; the earned Price because of their 61-101 record the season before. Yes …
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Oh The Controversy! Analyzing The Recent Tampa Bay Lightning Moves And …

March 29, 2013; Tampa FL, USA; Tampa Bay Lightning head coach Jon Cooper talks with left wing Cory Conacher (89) during the third period against the New Jersey Devils at Tampa Times Forum. Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the New Jersey Devils 5-4.
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Lightning-Capitals Preview

The Tampa Bay Lightning are very familiar with the superstar left wing's scoring exploits. Ovechkin looks to continue his home dominance of the Lightning on Sunday night, when he attempts to help the Capitals begin building a cushion atop the Southeast …
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Cleveland Indians (2-1) at Tampa Bay Rays (1-2), 7:10 pm (ET)

Friday, August 30th, 2013

Cleveland Indians (2-1) at Tampa Bay Rays (1-2), 7:10 pm (ET)

Florida-born lefty Matt Moore makes the first start of his second full season in the big leagues Friday when the Tampa Bay Rays host the Cleveland Indians in the opener of a three-game series at Tropicana Field. Moore, an eighth-round pick of Tampa Bay …
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Rumblings: Bolts score with goalie Bishop

It was a win-win for both teams, with the Ottawa Senators getting a young top-six forward in Cory Conacher, and the Tampa Bay Lightning making a huge gain by adding another potential starting goaltender. This isn't about ending the Anders Lindback …
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Darrelle Revis 'not optimistic' about Tampa Bay trade

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers seemed to be the leading candidate to trade for Darrelle Revis, but that might have changed. A source who spoke with Revis told NFL.com's Ian Rapoport the cornerback is “not optimistic” a deal will get done.
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Tampa Bay Rays Officially Apologize for Fan-Made Steve Irwin Joke Sign

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

Tampa Bay Rays Officially Apologize for Fan-Made Steve Irwin Joke Sign

Rick Mayer of The Tampa Tribune reports the Rays have made an official statement in regard to the polarizing picture of Raymond holding up a sign referencing a “Rays To Do List.” Under the header, Steve Irwin—a popular wildlife expert who was killed …
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America's oldest person dies peacefully in her Florida condo just weeks before …

Reporters from The Tampa Bay Times met with Thompson on her 111th, 112th, and 113th birthdays, but the flu precautions kept them away when she earned her title recently. Thompson was known for having a zest for life that many did not expect of …
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Trade for Darrelle Revis Can Remedy Frustrating Offseason for Tampa Bay Bucs

COMMENTARY | Though frustrated fans of the Tampa Bay Bucs hope for a monumental shakeup of an underachieving lineup, the team continues gradual tweaking of its roster throughout the lengthy offseason. While the free agent period began on a high …
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Tampa Bay Lightning Shut Out the Carolina Hurricanes 5-0

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

Tampa Bay Lightning Shut Out the Carolina Hurricanes 5-0

It has been one whirlwind week for the Tampa Bay Lightning. There have been ups and downs, wins and losses, but in what was arguably one of the best games the Bolts have played all season, the Lightning shut out the Carolina Hurricanes 5-0 on their …
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Cleveland Indians (2-1) at Tampa Bay Rays (1-2), 7:10 p.m. (ET)

By Sports Network. The Sports Network. Florida-born lefty Matt Moore makes the first start of his second full season in the big leagues Friday when the Tampa Bay Rays host the Cleveland Indians in the opener of a three-game series at Tropicana Field.
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Captain Lecavalier returns to lineup for Tampa Bay

Tampa Bay went 4-4-1 in his absence. This will be Lecavalier's first game under new coach Jon Cooper, who was hired March 25 to replace the fired Guy Boucher. Lecavalier has seven goals and 22 points in 26 games. He was hurt March 12 in a win at …
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2005 Tampa Bay Buccaneers' NFL Draft Review: Where Are They Now?

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

2005 Tampa Bay Buccaneers' NFL Draft Review: Where Are They Now?

The 2004 Tampa Bay Buccaneers' season saw the downfall of Brad Johnson, Martin Gramatica, and the Buccaneers' record, as the 5-11 Bucs went into the offseason licking their wounds, ready to kick things into gear for 2005. The team had the fifth overall …
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CBS Sports and Turner Sports Final Four coverage schedule

Louisville, Wichita State, Michigan and Syracuse march in to Atlanta as Turner Sports and CBS Sports (WTSP in Tampa Bay) provide coverage of the 2013 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship and Final Four. For the 32nd consecutive year, CBS …
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers release QB Orlovsky, RB Ware

Ware came to the Bucs as a free agent last offseason, also, but became expendable earlier in the week when Tampa Bay signed free agent Brian Leonard, a strong pass catcher capable of filling Ware's third-down role. Ware had 51 rushing yards and 14 …
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Storm QB McPherson wins league honor

Monday, August 26th, 2013

Storm QB McPherson wins league honor

TAMPA — Tampa Bay quarterback Adrian McPherson was named Arena Football League offensive player of the week for his 10-touchdown performance in Saturday 69-47 win against Cleveland. “I just try to come out and do my job and that's get the ball to …
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Rays apologize for mascot photo

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Tampa Bay Rays apologized for what the team described as a lapse in judgment by a club mascot photographed holding an “inappropriate sign” making reference to Steve Irwin, a popular television personality and wildlife …
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Recap: Tampa Bay vs. Cleveland

St. Petersburg, FL (Sports Network) – Matt Moore threw six dominant innings in his first start of the season, while Ben Zobrist knocked in three runs on a pair of doubles to help the Tampa Bay Rays notch a 4-0 victory over the Cleveland Indians at …
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2003 Tampa Bay Buccaneers' NFL Draft Review: Where Are They Now?

Sunday, August 25th, 2013

2003 Tampa Bay Buccaneers' NFL Draft Review: Where Are They Now?

Editor's note: This is the first article in a series that will give the NFL Draft history of the Buccaneers from 2003 to 2012, to get ready for the 2013 NFL Draft. In the 2003 NFL Draft, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers had six selections beginning with a 2nd …
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Tampa Bay Lightning (15-18-2) at Carolina Hurricanes (16-17-2), 7 pm (ET)

The Carolina Hurricanes try to breath some life into their fading playoff hopes on Thursday evening and avoid a sixth straight loss at home in a battle with the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Hurricanes have notched just three points over their last 10 games …
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Baltimore Orioles to hold extended spring training games in Sarasota

Friday May 31 1:00 p.m. Tampa Bay. Monday June 3 1:00 p.m. Boston. Thursday June 6 1:00 p.m. Minnesota. Saturday June 8 10:00 a.m. Tampa Bay. The Baltimore Orioles won two of three games over the Tampa Bay Rays to open the 2013 regular season …
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James Shields 'puzzled, disappointed' by Evan Longoria comments about …

Saturday, August 24th, 2013

James Shields 'puzzled, disappointed' by Evan Longoria comments about …

Who has been the face of the Tampa Bay Rays over the past five seasons? Surely manager Joe Maddon but, among the players, you would be hard-pressed to name anyone other than James Shields or Evan Longoria. And it's probably Shields, at least …
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Castor has high hopes for mission to Cuba

Kathy Castor arrived in Havana on Wednesday night for meetings she hopes will enhance social ties and business opportunities for the Tampa Bay area. Castor, who guided Tampa International Airport's quest for Obama administration approval to serve …
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Tampa Bay & Company Hires Santiago Corrada as President and CEO

Following a three-month national search, Tampa Bay & Company has hired Santiago Corrada as its new president and chief executive officer. Corrada was selected for his local experience, management skills, industry knowledge, collaboration expertise and …
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Tampa Bay Rays fan who created Steve Irwin sign defends 'funny' poster

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

Tampa Bay Rays fan who created Steve Irwin sign defends 'funny' poster

Lloyd Johnson is taking some stinging criticism for the Steve Irwin sign he had made up for Wednesday night's Tampa Bay Rays game, but the 29-year-old thinks everybody needs to lighten up. “I love Steve Irwin but come on, it's funny,” Johnson told the …
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Tampa Bay Lightning (15-18-2) at Carolina Hurricanes (16-17-2), 7 p.m. (ET)

April 4. By Sports Network. The Sports Network. The Carolina Hurricanes try to breath some life into their fading playoff hopes on Thursday evening and avoid a sixth straight loss at home in a battle with the Tampa Bay Lightning. Order Reprints …
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Lightning acquire goaltender Ben Bishop for Cory Conacher

Bishop made his Ottawa debut last season against the Lightning, a 7-3 win at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. “I am extremely excited to be part of the Lightning organization,” Bishop said. “They have a lot of great players and hopefully we can win a lot of …
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Indians-Rays Preview

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

Indians-Rays Preview

The Tampa Bay Rays lost two of three in their season-opening series, but manager Joe Maddon won't complain about his team's effort. Looking to get back on track, the Rays host a Cleveland Indians team hoping to build on a successful opening set Friday …
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Tampa Bay's preseason schedule

Let's start with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Exact dates and times have only been determined for the national television games. In the first week of the preseason (Aug. 8-11), the Bucs will host the defending Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens. On Aug.
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Tampa Bay Rays mascot holds inappropriate Steve Irwin sign

Someone went to the trouble of making an insensitive sign associating deceased “Crocodile Hunter” Steve Irwin and the Tampa Bay Rays. Further, the team's furry blue mascot — known as Raymond — acted as a semi-witting accomplice by holding up the …
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