Archive for February, 2014

Tampa Bay Downs: Street Gem holds slight edge in evenly matched field

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

Tampa Bay Downs: Street Gem holds slight edge in evenly matched field

OLDSMAR, Fla. – Several fillies who look as though they could have bright futures will meet at Tampa Bay Downs on Saturday in the one-mile allowance feature on turf. Heading the group is Street Gem, who led into the final furlong of the $70,000 Secret …
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Experimental Toronto Maple Leafs fall flat against Tampa Bay Lightning

But with a playoff spot already locked up, head coach Randy Carlyle decided to use Wednesday night's 5-2 loss against the Tampa Bay Lightning as a chance to try out a skilled fourth line consisting of centre Joe Colborne and wingers Clarke MacArthur …
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Rays to randomly screen fans before games

PETERSBURG – Count the Tampa Bay Rays among the sports teams that have increased security at a time the country is still reeling from the Boston Marathon bombings. Security officers have begun using metal-detecting wands to screen random fans …
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Rounding Third: Still a little too early for Price rumors

Monday, February 10th, 2014

Rounding Third: Still a little too early for Price rumors

And let's not kid ourselves, at some point before the start of next season, the Tampa Bay Rays are going to trade left-hander David Price. It's not even May yet and we are already hearing potential suitors. Has the early season been this boring that we …
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Movie review: 'Pain & Gain' fails to unlock its potential

… from this when it has maxed-out: You'll never get that time back and was Bay even working with a script. And is this the guy directing his 15th movie or his first (okay, 3 sets of things). Pain & Gain is rated R and opens in the Tampa Bay market on …
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Will Tampa Bay Republicans stand up to leaders on Medicaid?

Other Tampa Bay Republicans should stand up to their leaders and demand better for their constituents. • Gov. Rick Scott supports accepting $51 billion in federal money to expand Medicaid to cover nearly 1 million uninsured Floridians. He is open to a …
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Fishing Around Tampa Bay (April 26)

Sunday, February 9th, 2014

Fishing Around Tampa Bay (April 26)

Around the Sunshine Skyway and lower Tampa Bay, Capt. Shawn Crawford of Lakeland (941-747-3856) reports a lot of catch-and-release snook up to 32 inches on the flats every trip on greenbacks. Trout and redfish were good before the full moon, which is …
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Tampa Bay Rays (10-11) at Chicago White Sox (8-12), 8:10 pm (ET)

Mother Nature has wreaked havoc on the Chicago White Sox over the past week and they resume an abbreviated homestand Thursday in the opener of a four-game series versus the Tampa Bay Rays. The White Sox had a game postponed their series with …
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Tampa Bay Lightning (18-24-4) at Boston Bruins (27-13-5), 7:30 pm (ET)

April 25. By Sports Network. The Sports Network. The struggling Boston Bruins will try to regroup and move closer to a third straight Northeast Division title when they host the Tampa Bay Lightning in Thursday's game at TD Garden. Order Reprints …
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Red Sox rally in 9th to beat Rays 3-2

Saturday, February 8th, 2014

Red Sox rally in 9th to beat Rays 3-2

Mike Napoli drove in the winning run with a two-out double in the ninth inning and the Boston Red Sox completed a three-game sweep of the light-hitting Tampa Bay Rays with a 3-2 win on Monday. The Rays had two hits before finally showing some offensive …
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Breaking Down the Darrelle Revis Trade to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

On April 21 the New York Jets accepted a trade offer from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for All-Pro cornerback Darrelle Revis. The Jets will receive Tampa Bay's first-round pick (13th overall) in the 2013 NFL Draft, along with a conditional pick in the …
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers Big Board: Final Pre-Draft Update

Stop me if you've heard this one before, but it turns out that the 2013 NFL Draft begins tonight, with the first round of picks being broadcasted live from New York. It should be noted, however, that unless they trade up, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will …
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers Will Try to Trade Back Into First Round of 2013 NFL Draft

Friday, February 7th, 2014

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Will Try to Trade Back Into First Round of 2013 NFL Draft

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers notably traded away the 13th overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft to acquire Darrelle Revis, and left themselves without a selection in tonight's draft festivities. That means the draft party being held at Raymond James Stadium …
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Yankees shutout for first time this season

ST PETERSBURG, FL – JULY 18: : Pitcher Alex Cobb #53 of the Tampa Bay Rays pitches against the New York Yankees during the game at Tropicana Field on July 18, 2011 in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images) Copyright Getty Images …
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Cobb allows 3 hits in 8 1-3 innings, Zobrist drives in 2 runs to lead Rays …

In a 3-0 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday night, the veteran left-hander became the first Yankee pitcher this season to lose while holding an opponent to four runs or fewer. Alex Cobb scattered three hits over 8 1-3 innings for the Rays and Ben …
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Andy Pettitte, Yankees fall to Rays in Tampa Bay as Alex Cobb shuts down …

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

Andy Pettitte, Yankees fall to Rays in Tampa Bay as Alex Cobb shuts down …

Ben Zobrist delivered the big hit, doubling in two runs to give Tampa Bay a 2-0 lead. Cobb turned the three-run lead over to Rodney with one out in the ninth, and though the Yankees got the tying run to the plate, the closer shut the door for his third …
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Rays-White Sox Preview

The Tampa Bay Rays are surely feeling good about giving the ball to Jeremy Hellickson, too. Runs could be at a premium Thursday night when Sale takes the mound opposite Hellickson in the opener of a four-game set at U.S. Cellular Field. After dropping …
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Darrelle Revis Trade Is a Win-Win-Win for New York, Tampa Bay and Revis

The New York Jets traded away their best player, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers traded a first and prospective third-round pick for a player coming off an ACL tear and Darrelle Revis signed a contract for zero guaranteed dollars, and all of them should be …
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Delta CEO wins Jannus award, named for Tampa Bay aviator

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

Delta CEO wins Jannus award, named for Tampa Bay aviator

CLEARWATER — The Tony Jannus Award is named for the pioneer who gave birth to the commercial aviation industry right here in Tampa Bay: Jannus piloted an airboat from St. Petersburg to Tampa on Jan. 1, 1914. The award named after him was given …
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Tampa Bay's Marty St. Louis skates circles around Maple Leafs: Cox

Neither the Tampa Bay Lightning nor their opponent, the Maple Leafs, were even slightly inclined to play a hard game on Wednesday night. The Lightning are just playing out the string and had lost six straight, and the Leafs had spent more hours at …
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Tampa Bay Rays launch interactive community report

The Tampa Bay Rays and the Rays Baseball Foundation announce the launch today of the raysbaseball.com/communityreport, an entirely interactive, web-based report of the Rays and Rays Baseball Foundation's community impact initiatives that took place …
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Buccaneers need to watch 2014 cap

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

Buccaneers need to watch 2014 cap

For those who caught my earlier post about how the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have nearly $18 million remaining in salary-cap space this year, curb your enthusiasm. There's not likely to be any big spending spree after the Bucs traded for Darrelle Revis and …
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Dominic Calabro: Plan would boost Tampa Bay region's exports

In 2011, the Tampa Bay area displayed a burgeoning appetite for exports as it handled nearly 40 percent of all cargo moving in and out of Florida. The Tampa Bay region comprises close to one fourth of Florida's economy, with a highly diversified …
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Tampa Bay Rays Owner Stu Sternberg Makes Dangerous Proposition

Tampa Bay Rays owner Stu Sternberg joined WFAN radio host Mike Francesa on April 24th and discussed a wide variety of topics. One topic that came up was the Rays ability to stay competitive in the current MLB landscape given their lack of fan turnout …
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Rays fall to 0-5 in Cy Young winner Price's starts

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

Rays fall to 0-5 in Cy Young winner Price's starts

Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher David Price delivers to New York Yankees' Brett Gardner during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, April 23, 2013, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara). Rays fall to 0-5 in Cy Young winner Price's …
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Tampa Bay Lightning Vs. Toronto Maple Leafs: 4/24/13 Rob's Free NHL Hockey …

The Toronto Maple Leafs head to Tampa Bay to take on the Lightning on Wednesday night. With a playoff spot wrapped up the Toronto Maple Leafs are now just trying to ensure that they're playing solid hockey when they enter the post season for the first …
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Emerge Tampa Bay volunteer fair spreads word on nonprofits

Emerge Tampa Bay is holding its inaugural Connect Tampa for a Difference Nonprofit Volunteer Fair showcasing more than 40 nonprofits on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the USF Marshall Student Center Ballroom, 4103 Cedar Circle, Tampa. The fair is …
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Ranking Tampa Bay Lightning's Top Offseason Priorities

Sunday, February 2nd, 2014

Ranking Tampa Bay Lightning's Top Offseason Priorities

The collapse of the Tampa Bay Lightning this season prompt some high priorities for the offseason. Greg Fiume/Getty Images. The Tampa Bay Lightning's promising start to the season quickly took a downward turn and led to head coach Guy Boucher's firing.
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2012 Tampa Bay Buccaneers' NFL Draft Review: Where Are They Now

Oct. 21, 2012; Tampa FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin (22) runs for a touchdown against the New Orleans Saints during the first half at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Stamey-USA TODAY Sports. After a stellar …
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Toronto Maple Leafs (25-15-5) at Tampa Bay Lightning (17-24-4), 7 pm (ET)

The Sports Network. The Toronto Maple Leafs will hit the ice for the first time since clinching their first playoff appearance in nine years as they continue a three-game road trip on Wednesday night with a contest against the Tampa Bay Lightning.
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