Archive for September, 2013

VSI Tampa Bay announces Plant City Stadium for 2013 home venue

Monday, September 9th, 2013

VSI Tampa Bay announces Plant City Stadium for 2013 home venue

VSI Tampa Bay FC is pleased to announce that it will play its 2013 USL PRO, W-League and PDL franchise soccer matches at Plant City Stadium. At their recent meeting at City Hall, the City of Plant City Commissioners voted unanimously in favor of VSI …
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Tampa Bay's Jeff Niemann to have right shoulder surgery that could end season

ARLINGTON, Texas — Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Jeff Niemann will have shoulder surgery this week that could end his season. After visiting Texas Rangers team physician Keith Meister on Monday for a second opinion, Niemann opted for surgery to …
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Officials hope good weather aids boys' search

It is about 330 miles from Tampa Bay south to Havana, the capital city on the northwest shore of the island nation. “Cuba is the only country that makes sense. It's only 90 miles from Key West,” Wall said. “It's 400 miles to Mexico and all of that is …
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Tampa Bay Lightning Fall To Islanders 4-2

Sunday, September 8th, 2013

Tampa Bay Lightning Fall To Islanders 4-2

Apr. 6, 2013; Uniondale, NY, USA; Tampa Bay Lightning center Tyler Johnson (63) and New York Islanders center Frans Nielsen (51) face off during the second period at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-USA TODAY …
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Islanders help playoff push with victory over Lightning

Matt Martin scored the go-ahead goal with less than seven minutes left, and Evgeni Nabokov was sharp in goal to lift the Islanders past the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-2 on Saturday night. The Islanders remained in eighth place in the Eastern Conference …
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2006 Tampa Bay Buccaneers' NFL Draft Review: Where Are They Now?

As we progress closer to present day in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' draft history, you may start to see a few more recognizable names. The drafts were pretty bad in the mid 2000′s, which led to the lack of talent at the end of Jon Gruden's tenure. That …
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Tampa Bay Comic Con draws capacity crowd

Saturday, September 7th, 2013

Tampa Bay Comic Con draws capacity crowd

That was Tampa Bay Comic Con, a place where anyone could be anything. The two-day event, which began on Saturday, is in its 13th year of celebrating comic books, Star Wars and action figures and turnout was as strong as ever, organizers said.
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Indians blast five homerun to rout Tampa Bay

Indians manager Terry Francona said before the game he anticipated a tough pitchers duel, with Tribe starter Justin Masterson set to face Tampa Bay Rays ace David Price on Sunday afternoon. He was wrong, but he'll take it–after two shutout losses to …
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Tampa Bay Rays' Jake McGee Finds Redemption From Disastrous 2013 Debut

They say that pitchers have to have a very short memory, and if there was anyone on the Tampa Bay Rays who really needed to heed that wisdom early in the 2013 season, it was probably reliever Jake McGee. He'd had a few days to stew over his season …
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Tampa Bay Lightning (16-19-2) at Washington Capitals (19-17-2), 7 pm (ET)

Friday, September 6th, 2013

Tampa Bay Lightning (16-19-2) at Washington Capitals (19-17-2), 7 pm (ET)

Alex Ovechkin has certainly picked the right time of the season to get hot, and the Washington Capitals hope their captain can keep up the pace when they host the Tampa Bay Lightning on Sunday. Ovechkin had 10 goals through the first 27 games of the …
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Rays-Rangers Preview

Ogando takes the hill opposite Hellickson as the Texas Rangers open a three-game set against the visiting Tampa Bay Rays on Monday night. After going 13-8 with a 3.56 ERA over 29 starts in 2011, Ogando pitched primarily out of the bullpen last year.
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New York Jets Still Pursuing Darrelle Revis Trade with Tampa Bay Buccaneers

In case you lost interest in the New York Jets bogus attempts to drag out one of the most uninteresting trade disputes of the offseason, the team is reportedly still interested in trading cornerback Darrelle Revis to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers if the …
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Season's start a kick for Tampa Bay Rowdies fans

Thursday, September 5th, 2013

Season's start a kick for Tampa Bay Rowdies fans

Ralph's Mob, named after the mustachioed mascot of the Tampa Bay Rowdies, drew confused looks, cheers and honks from car horns Saturday night as it marched from Crowley's Irish Pub on Central Avenue to Al Lang Stadium on Second Avenue South for …
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Tampa Bay Rays Vs. Cleveland Indians: 4/7/13 Mark's Free MLB Baseball Pick

The Tampa Bay Rays look for an early season win streak in the series finale' against the Cleveland Indians. Cleveland is one of several teams with a few new faces mixed with a few old and are deemed instantly better although that remains to be seen. I …
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Indians' offense struggles in 6-0 loss to Tampa Bay Rays

NOTES: Tampa Bay LHP David Price was presented with his 2012 AL Cy Young Award before the game. “He was just disgustingly consistent last year,” Rays manager Joe Maddon said. … Price (0-0) and Cleveland RHP Justin Masterson (1-0) are the …
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Tampa Bay Rays apologize for mascot posing with 'inappropriate' sign …

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

Tampa Bay Rays apologize for mascot posing with 'inappropriate' sign …

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 expert who died in 2006 after …
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Hernando Times shifts publication days

You, our devoted readers, have come to understand over the years that for news that matters in Hernando County, the most reliable place to find it is in the Tampa Bay Times, whether in the Hernando section, on the front page of the paper, in the metro …
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Darrelle Revis 'not optimistic' about trade to Tampa Bay, report says

Tampa Bay has remained the most consistent suitor for Darrelle Revis through the last few months of speculation. Atlanta stated their interest in re-signing their own players. San Francisco went out and inked a deal with Nnamdi Asomugha. But, according …
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Tampa Bay Lightning Goaltender Ben Bishop Named NHL's Number One Star …

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

Tampa Bay Lightning Goaltender Ben Bishop Named NHL's Number One Star …

April 4, 2013; Raleigh, NC, USA; Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop (30) looks on against the Carolina Hurricanes at the PNC center. The Lightning defeat the Hurricanes 5-0. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports. Bishop, who stands a …
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Clearwater and North Pinellas Times shifts publication days

Here in the North Pinellas newsroom of the Tampa Bay Times, we work hard every day to bring you informative stories and entertaining features that tell the story of life in the northern half of Pinellas County. Starting this week, you will find some of …
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Cleveland Indians notes: Tribe shut out in Tampa, Bauer to start Saturday

The Cleveland Indians were unable to muster up any offense on Friday, April 5, 2013, as they were limited to just two hits in a 4-0 shutout by the Tampa Bay Rays. With the loss the Indians fall to 2-2 on the young season while the Rays improve to 2-2 …
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Hakken search – It all began with a 9-1-1 call

Monday, September 2nd, 2013

Hakken search – It all began with a 9-1-1 call

The Amber Alert mystery that has captured the attention of much of the Tampa Bay area the last few days all started with a 9-1-1 call Wednesday morning. Patricia Hauser is heard on tape saying: “My son –in-law just kidnapped my two grandchildren. He …
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Tampa Bay Lightning (16-18-2) at New York Islanders (18-16-4), 7 pm (ET)

The surging Tampa Bay Lightning will shoot for a fourth win in five games when they visit the New York Islanders for Saturday's battle at Nassau Coliseum. The Lightning, who are 3-0-1 over their last four games, are tied for 13th in the Eastern …
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Arena football: Tampa Bay Storm defeat Utah Blaze

They needed to cut down on the turnovers. They needed to cut down on penalties. They needed to work on the offensive rhythm. They needed to play smart. But in the end, the Utah Blaze needed to stop Tampa Bay quarterback Adrian McPherson, and that …
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Cobb pitches a gem as Rays roll past Indians

Sunday, September 1st, 2013

Cobb pitches a gem as Rays roll past Indians

Both benches were warned by the umpires in the seventh when Cody Allen hit Rays cleanup hitter Evan Longoria in the buttocks with a pitch, which Tampa Bay felt was intentional. “I was actually cleaning my glasses at the time, so I didn't see it …
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Tampa Bay: Hooh Way wins while in foal on Florida Cup Day

OLDSMAR, Fla. – Hooh Why, a 7-year-old mare making one of the last starts of her million-dollar career, rallied outside to be up in the final strides to defend her title in the Distaff Turf on Saturday at Tampa Bay Downs. The race was one of six stakes …
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Tampa Bay Comic Con offers speed dating for real characters

“I thought about wearing my mask,” he said, “but I figured it would be weird to cover my face on a date.” Welcome to speed dating at the Tampa Bay Comic Con, where characters are welcome. Men paid $5, and the ladies were free Saturday at the event held …
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