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Radim Vrbata proving he’s more than a mirage
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To really understand what makes Radim Vrbata’s success this season so impeccable is to go all the way back to 2008, when a 27-year-old Vrbata was one of the lesser known yet still cherished free agents. Coming off a career high 27 goals and 29 assists, …Upvote Share Tweet
profootballtalk.com 3 hours agoThe Bears coaching staff might not have all the answers this year, but they can successfully diagnose a problem. That led to a frank halftime speech, after they fell behind 10-0 to the Buccaneers yesterday. “Basically at halftime coach was telling us th…Upvote Share Tweet
Buccaneers need to focus on futureESPN.com 8 hours agoCHICAGO – The Tampa Bay Buccaneers lost a game Sunday, 21-13 to the Bears. But the amazing thing is they didn’t lose any ground in the NFC South standings. They’re 2-9 and, believe it or not, they remain in playoff contention. That’s what happens when y…Upvote Share Tweet
Josh McCown has rough outing in homecomingESPN.com 19 hours agoCHICAGO – This time, there were no tears. But there certainly could have been. Buccaneers quarterback Josh McCown’s play in Sunday’s 21-13 loss to the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field was nothing to smile about. He threw two interceptions and lost a fumbl…Upvote Share Tweet
Buccaneers collapse in epic fashionESPN.com 21 hours agoCHICAGO -- A few weeks ago, Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith playfully said that his team would make an "epic climb" at some point. You want epic? The Bucs delivered an epic collapse Sunday. For a team that has lost in just about every w…Upvote Share TweetLed a playmaking defense, the Bears rallied for a 21-13 victory over the visiting Buccaneers and former Chicago head coach Lovie Smith on Sunday afternoon at Soldier Field. In securing their second straight win, the Bears (5-6) forced four turnovers, in…Upvote Share Tweet
Jorvorskie Lane's injury 'serious'ESPN.com 23 hours agoCHICAGO -- Observed and heard in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' locker room after their 21-13 loss to the Bears. The injury news wasn't good for the Bucs. Fullback Jorvorskie Lane suffered what coach Lovie Smith called a "serious leg injury." It so…Upvote Share TweetCHICAGO -- Some quick thoughts on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' 21-13 loss to the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field on Sunday: What it means: The Bucs had a chance to put together back-to-back wins for the first time this season. They failed. Despite jumping o…Upvote Share TweetESPN.com Nov 23 (yesterday)Chicago Bears linebacker Lance Briggs left Sunday's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after suffering a groin injury in the second quarter, and rookie cornerback Kyle Fuller suffered a knee injury that will keep him out for the second half.Upvote Share Tweet
Mike Evans does it againprofootballtalk.com Nov 23 (yesterday)Remember when it took time for first-round receivers to hit their stride? In May, the Buccaneers took wideout Mike Evans No. 7 overall. And on Sunday in Chicago, Evans hauled in his eighth TD of the season to give Tampa Bay a 7-0 second-quarter lead. Ev…Upvote Share TweetThe Buccaneers will not have the NFL’s co-leader in tackles in the lineup at Chicago. Weak-side linebacker Lavonte David won’t play in Sunday’s game vs. the Bears at Soldier Field, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reported this morning. David sat out …Upvote Share Tweet
Hockey history made at American League game Saturday nightthehockeynews.com Nov 23 (yesterday)When the Frozen Dome Classic was announced it seemed like a stretch that the Syracuse Crunch could break the US hockey indoor attendance record of 28,183 set by the Tampa Bay Lightning. On Saturday night, not only did the Crunch break the record, they s…Upvote Share Tweet
NFL Weather Watch — Week 12profootballtalk.com Nov 23 (yesterday)The weather forecasts suggest snow is unlikely to be seen in any of the outdoor NFL games on Sunday. However, fans of a certain age might have occasion to hum a few bars of “November Rain.” Precipitation is possible for Buccaneers-Bears in Chicago and P…Upvote Share TweetRaul Ibanez, Kevin Cash and Don Wakamatsu are the finalists to replace Joe Maddon as manager of the Tampa Bay Rays.Upvote Share Tweet
Four is a crowd in Bucs' backfieldESPN.com Nov 21 (3 days ago)TAMPA, Fla. -- For the first time this season, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers should have a full stable of healthy running backs when they play the Chicago Bears on Sunday. Doug Martin, who has missed the past three games with an ankle injury, appears to be o…Upvote Share Tweetnytimes.com Nov 21 (3 days ago)Reliever Joel Peralta was acquired by the Los Angeles Dodgers from the Tampa Bay Rays as part of a four-player trade.Upvote Share Tweetthehockeynews.com Nov 21 (3 days ago)Stephane Robidas has made $25 million during the course of his NHL career, with another $5 million coming to him within the next two years. That’s enough money to set himself, his children and probably his children’s children up for life if he’s respons…Upvote Share Tweet
Mike Evans Is Too Big, Too Fast, And Too Physical For Defenses To Stopdeadspin.com Nov 21 (3 days ago)You should ignore the two-win Buccaneers and their two-bit alarm-clock uniforms. The Bucs suck, and have been on the end of some of the worst beatdowns of the year. There is at least one bright spot, however: Mike Evans is putting up crazy numbers, and …Upvote Share Tweet
Counsell takes himself out of running for Rays jobMLB.com Nov 21 (3 days ago)Former big league infielder Craig Counsell said he has removed himself from the running to be the next Tampa Bay Rays manager, in part because he's enjoying his role as a special assistant to the general manager for the Brewers.Upvote Share TweetESPN.com Nov 21 (3 days ago)When: 1 p.m. ET, Sunday Where: Soldier Field, Chicago TV: Fox The records scrub away some of the shine for Sunday's matchup at Soldier Field between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Chicago Bears, but the storylines involved remain interesting for what shou…Upvote Share TweetESPN.com Nov 21 (4 days ago)The Dodgers acquired veteran reliever Joel Peralta and minor league left-hander Adam Liberatore from the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday night in exchange for young right-handers Jose Dominguez and Greg Harris.Upvote Share TweetNHL.com Nov 21 (4 days ago)TORONTO - James van Riemsdyk knew the Toronto Maple Leafs needed a bounce-back win after dropping back-to-back ugly losses to the Buffalo Sabres and Nashville Predators. Van Riemsdyk went top shelf twice in the second period and Jonathan Bern...Upvote Share Tweet
Game Balls: Tampa Bay at ChicagoNov 23Bears reporter Michael Wright's game ball goes to David Bass, who was waived on Oct. 7, and brought back to the active roster on Nov. 11. Bucs receiver Mike Evans gets the game ball from Patrick Yasinskas after three catches for 47 yards.
Sunday Blitz: Buccaneers-Bears RecapNov 23Jim Basquil and Ron Jaworski break down the Bears' 21-13 win over the Buccaneers.
Bears Spoil Lovie Smith's Return To ChicagoNov 23Bears RB Matt Forte ran for two touchdown en route to a 21-13 win over the Buccaneers.
Ibanez Among Three Finalists For Rays JobNov 21ESPN's Jerry Crasnick breaks down Raul Ibanez, Kevin Cash and Don Wakamatsu as the finalists to replace Joe Maddon as the manager of the Tampa Bay Rays.
Your top five hereNov 24John Clayton believes Odell Beckham Jr.'s catch last night was the fourth best ever.
Odell of a CatchNov 24LSU football coach Les Miles was in his office Sunday night in Baton Rouge, watching video, preparing for a Thursday night game against Texas A&M, when he was told there was something he had to see. It was video of one of his former players/acrobats…
Clayton's Last Call: Sorting out AFC raceNov 21The AFC playoff race continues to gain clarity, John Clayton writes. Plus, Seattle's D, Denver's simpler approach and more.
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