Archive for November, 2013

Tampa Bay defensive end Bowers pleads guilty to reduced charge from NYC …

Saturday, November 30th, 2013

Tampa Bay defensive end Bowers pleads guilty to reduced charge from NYC …

NEW YORK — Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Da'Quan Bowers has pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of disorderly conduct in connection with his New York City gun arrest. Bowers entered the plea Thursday in Queens. He was arrested at …
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Tampa Bay home sales climb to highest point in seven years, fortifying hopes …

TAMPA — Stephanie Toland thought buying a home would be much like it was when she did it 10 years ago: low prices, easy pickings and no need to rush or compete. What she found was a chaotic market of rapid deals and bidding wars. After submitting …
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2007 Tampa Bay Buccaneers' NFL Draft Review: Where Are They Now?

Now, I will not be talking theoretically or re-working Tampa Bay's picks, merely stating who was selected behind them at the SAME position. Also I am talking about where the 2007 Tampa Bay Draft Class is now. So, I will not mention players from this …
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2008 Tampa Bay Buccaneers' NFL Draft Review: Where Are They Now?

Friday, November 29th, 2013

2008 Tampa Bay Buccaneers' NFL Draft Review: Where Are They Now?

The 2008 draft marks the last time the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were selecting from a playoff position in the draft. Tampa Bay was coming off a 9-7 season in which they won the NFC South. Selection number 20 was the team's first selection and they had one …
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Rays-Red Sox Preview

Cobb looks to build on an impressive season debut as the Tampa Bay Rays go for a fifth consecutive win over Boston in the first of four Friday night at Fenway Park. After going 7-1 with a 3.09 ERA over his final 11 starts last year, Cobb (1-0, 0.00 ERA …
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Tampa area religion calendar

Feed The Bay: Grocery stores will experience a flood of shoppers Sunday when more than 35 churches participate in Feed the Bay, an effort to restock Tampa Bay food pantries. The annual event, which originated out of Bay Life Church in 2006, is a chance …
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Clearwater and Tampa aquariums declare a truce, talk about collaboration

Thursday, November 28th, 2013

Clearwater and Tampa aquariums declare a truce, talk about collaboration

Aquarium leaders on both sides of Tampa Bay have declared a truce. They're singing Kumbaya and talking about working together. This is a marked change from last month, when Clearwater Marine Aquarium leaders first announced their ambitious plans to …
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Foreclosures: Florida No. 1

In the Tampa Bay area, things were a little worse. Here, 13,491 homes were hit with some kind of foreclosure filing in the first three months of this year, or about one in every 100 homes. About 5,600 of those foreclosure filings were first-time …
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Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop after 3-2 win over his former team, the …

Published on Apr 9, 2013. Tampa Bay goaltender Ben Bishop talked to the media after posting a 3-2 win over the team he played for less than a week ago. According to Bishop, winning for the Tampa Bay Lightning is more important than what he does against …
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Tampa Bay Lightning Fail to Record Point for First Time Under Coach Jon Cooper

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

Tampa Bay Lightning Fail to Record Point for First Time Under Coach Jon Cooper

Coach Jon Cooper had won two games and lost one (via shootout) after taking over the reins for Guy Boucher in Tampa Bay, but his team left the game without at least a point for the first time tonight. Goaltender Ben Bishop also had a negative first for …
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Rays' Jeff Niemann opts for season-ending surgery

Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Jeff Niemann decided on season-ending shoulder surgery after his arm didn't respond well to a move to the bullpen. Niemann's surgery to repair his labrum and rotator cuff will be performed Wednesday in the Dallas-Fort Worth …
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Rays shut down by rookie in 6-1 loss to Rangers

Rays shut down by rookie in 6-1 loss to Rangers. Tampa Bay Rays second baseman Ben Zobrist is unable to reach a soft-fly hit for a single by Texas Rangers' Lance Berkman in the third inning of a baseball game Tuesday, April 9, 2013, in Arlington, Texas.
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Tampa Bay Scorpions win national title — in hockey

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

Tampa Bay Scorpions win national title — in hockey

The Tampa Bay Lightning knocked off the Ottawa Senators 3-2 on Tuesday night, shining a glimmer of hope on their playoff aspirations. During the game's first intermission, members of a youth hockey team skated onto the ice with more than just aspirations.
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2013 NFL Mock Draft: Tampa Bay Buccaneers Select…

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and GM Mark Dominik are in an extremely intriguing situation with the 13th pick of the 2013 NFL Draft. There has been much speculation that this pick will be traded come draft day to the New York Jets for superstar cornerback …
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Tampa Bay, Moore Put Texas in Deep Freeze

ARLINGTON, Texas | When Ben Zobrist caught a flyball in deep right field, Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon was more concerned about the runner who was going to third base. Zobrist instead made a perfect throw to home plate for a double play to end the …
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Tampa City Attorney James Shimberg Jr. joins parent of Lightning

Monday, November 25th, 2013

Tampa City Attorney James Shimberg Jr. joins parent of Lightning

The team said Shimberg, 53, will start his new position as executive vice president and general counsel of Tampa Bay Sports and Entertainment on May 1. There, he will oversee all legal matters for the organization as well as owner Jeff Vinik's outside …
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Tampa city attorney James Shimberg Jr. joins parent of Tampa Bay Lightning

TAMPA — Tampa City Attorney James Shimberg Jr. on Wednesday was named executive vice president and general counsel of the parent company of the Tampa Bay Lightning, the Tampa Bay Storm and the Tampa Bay Times Forum. The team said …
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Tuesday's roundup: Wright stays with Bucs, but takes a big cut

There's news involving the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and a cornerback, though it's not Darrelle Revis. Eric Wright has restructured his contract to remain with the team this season, the Bucs announced, though he had three years trimmed off his deal in the …
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Bucs' offseason might be just starting

Sunday, November 24th, 2013

Bucs' offseason might be just starting

Tampa Bay has a huge need at cornerback. When he's healthy, Revis might be the best cornerback in the league and, if he is traded, he wants a deal that will make him the league's highest-paid cornerback. That means somewhere around $15 million per …
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Sailing odyssey over, Hakkens now face legal journey

TAMPA — Their weeklong odyssey started in Tampa Bay, spanned the gulf to the shores of Cuba and landed them in the Hillsborough County Jail. The couple accused of kidnapping their young sons will start a new journey today — one that could end with …
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Tampa city attorney James Shimberg Jr. leaving to work for Tampa Bay Lightning

Tampa Bay Sports and Entertainment chief executive officer Tod Leiweke said in a statement that Shimberg has “an outstanding legal track record in Tampa Bay with Holland & Knight and most recently as a public servant for the City of Tampa and Mayor Bob …
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Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon says controversial call 'in rearview mirror …

Saturday, November 23rd, 2013

Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon says controversial call 'in rearview mirror …

ARLINGTON _ As most baseball fans know by now, Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon was beyond upset Monday night with umpire Marty Foster's game-ending third-strike call — with Ben Zobrist at the plate and Rangers closer Joe Nathan on the mound.
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TAMPA BAY DOWNS NOTEBOOK

Many Tampa fans were watching the Wood Memorial Stakes to see if Tampa Bay Derby victor VERRAZANO (More Than Ready) could take the next step on the journey to the Kentucky Derby. The 4-5 favorite did not disappoint and dug in stubbornly when he …
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Tampa Bay Rays: 5 Takeaways from the First Week of the Season

The 2013 MLB season is now in full swing, and the Rays haven't had very good start to their year. Tampa Bay stands at 3-4 after the first week of baseball, dropping a couple of tough games but showing some bright signs as well. It's just the beginning …
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Timbers Reserves Defeat Tampa Bay

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

Timbers Reserves Defeat Tampa Bay

Midfielder Michael Nanchoff registered a goal and an assist and forward Jose Valencia tallied the game-winner as the Portland Timbers Reserves defeated USL PRO side VSI Tampa Bay FC 2-1 on Sunday afternoon before 1,803 fans at JELD-WEN Field.
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Recap: Texas vs. Tampa Bay

A.J. Pierzynski and Mitch Moreland hit back- to-back home runs in the fourth inning and the Texas Rangers defeated the Tampa Bay Rays, 5-4, on Monday. Elvis Andrus drove in two runs and Adrian Beltre hit an RBI double to help the Rangers take the …
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Tampa Bay Rays (3-4) at Texas Rangers (5-2), 8:05 p.m. (ET)

Nathan's last pitch, a curveball, was clearly low and outside. Zobrist put both hands on his helmet and took it off in disbelief while Tampa manager Joe Maddon quickly came out and argued with the umpires for several minutes, even standing in front of …
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Jeff Niemann needs shoulder surgery

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

Jeff Niemann needs shoulder surgery

ARLINGTON, Texas — Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Jeff Niemann decided on season-ending shoulder surgery after his arm didn't respond well to a move to the bullpen. Niemann. Niemann's surgery to repair his labrum and rotator cuff will be performed …
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers retain Eric Wright, Dan Orlovsky

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will indeed retain cornerback Eric Wright after restructuring his contract on Tuesday. They probably just won't keep him for long. The team announced on Tuesday that Wright signed a new one-year deal. His scheduled $7.75 …
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Despite reports, Revis trade makes too much sense not to happen

As the saga drags on into yet another week this spring, with any signs of progress becoming harder to discern, it's easy to look at the Darrelle Revis trade talks between New York and Tampa Bay and see a stalemate, stand-off and showdown with no end in …
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