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Tony Dungy: I wouldn’t have taken Michael Sam

Tony Dungy: I wouldn’t have taken Michael Sam

profootballtalk.com yahoo.com Updated Jul 21 (yesterday)
Former Colts and Buccaneers head coach and current NBC analyst Tony Dungy says that if he were still an NFL head coach, he wouldn’t have drafted Michael Sam, who became the first openly gay player in league history when the Rams selected him in May. “I …
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  • Loney, Archer Lead Rays Past Twins, 5-3

    Loney, Archer Lead Rays Past Twins, 5-3

    nytimes.com ESPN.com Jul 20 (yesterday)
    James Loney had two hits and two RBIs and Chris Archer won consecutive decisions for the first time this season as the Tampa Bay Rays won their fifth straight with a 5-3 victory against the Minnesota Twins on Sunday.
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  • Introducing the Combativity Award – and the winner is David Bac…

    Introducing the Combativity Award – and the winner is David Backes

    thehockeynews.com Jul 20 (2 days ago)
    I’ve been watching the Tour de France nightly the past couple of weeks and am taken by one of the awards they give out after each stage. It’s the Combativity Award and it goes to the cyclist that day who shows the most fighting spirit. This isn’t about …
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  • Rays put Hanigan on DL with oblique strain

    Rays put Hanigan on DL with oblique strain

    ESPN.com Jul 18 (4 days ago)
    The Tampa Bay Rays have placed catcher Ryan Hanigan on the 15-day disabled list with a strained muscle on his left side.
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  • Rumor Roundup: Brodeur’s patience will extend into the season

    Rumor Roundup: Brodeur’s patience will extend into the season

    thehockeynews.com Jul 18 (4 days ago)
    Former New Jersey Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur remains available in this summer’s unrestricted free agent market. The Bergen Record’s Tom Gulitti recently reported Brodeur spoke with Pittsburgh and Tampa Bay about their backup jobs, but both clubs w…
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  • NHL logo rankings No. 26: Tampa Bay Lightning

    NHL logo rankings No. 26: Tampa Bay Lightning

    thehockeynews.com Jul 18 (4 days ago)
    The Tampa Bay Lightning have been around since 1992-93 and have had different variations on their logo, but their current look is the only one that doesn’t have lettering on it. I’ve got to be honest – when seven THN staffers sat around debating and ran…
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  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers' projected roster

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers' projected roster

    ESPN.com Jul 18 (4 days ago)
    Examining the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ roster: QUARTERBACKS (2) Josh McCown Mike Glennon McCown is the present and Glennon the future. The third quarterback can be on the practice squad. RUNNING BACKS (6) Doug Martin Mike James Bobby Rainey Charles Sims Jo…
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  • Fact or fiction: Coaching and special teams

    Fact or fiction: Coaching and special teams

    ESPN.com Jul 18 (4 days ago)
    Let’s conclude our fact-or-fiction series with coaching and special teams. 1. The arrival of coach Lovie Smith makes the Buccaneers an instant playoff team. Our take: Fiction. Justify it: There's little doubt Smith will be better than predecessor Greg S…
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  • Camp preview: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    Camp preview: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    ESPN.com Jul 17 (5 days ago)
    NFL Nation's Pat Yasinskas examines the three biggest issues facing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers heading into training camp. Josh McCown needs to play like he did last season: McCown’s been a backup most of his career. But he played the best football of his…
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  • Lovie Smith: Bucs had to be active in free agency

    Lovie Smith: Bucs had to be active in free agency

    profootballtalk.com Jul 15 (7 days ago)
    In the offseason, the Buccaneers signed more than a half-dozen veterans expected to play regular roles in 2014. Considering the franchise had hired a new coach (Lovie Smith) and G.M. (Jason Licht) after a 4-12 campaign in 2013, changes were to be expect…
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  • Former Bucs guard says Greg Schiano should get another shot

    Former Bucs guard says Greg Schiano should get another shot

    profootballtalk.com Jul 15 (7 days ago)
    The Buccaneers were obviously a mess last year. But not everyone is willing to blame it all on former coach Greg Schiano. Longtime Bucs guard Davin Joseph, about to go to camp with the Rams after eight years in Tampa Bay, said he thinks Schiano will get…
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  • The NHL’s weakest division? Um, “congratulations”, Metro

    The NHL’s weakest division? Um, “congratulations”, Metro

    thehockeynews.com Jul 15 (7 days ago)
    When the NHL made its most recent realignment, last season, it reemphasized the importance of divisional play by also restructuring its playoff format. The wild card element throws a bit of a wrench into it from year-to-year, but for the most part, team…
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  • We'll Pay You To Read The Tampa Bay Bucs' Longform Advertorial

    We'll Pay You To Read The Tampa Bay Bucs' Longform Advertorial

    deadspin.com Jul 15
    The Tampa Buccaneers have put something terrible on the internet, a 32,000-word piece of what we can only assume is advertorial content presented as the kind of #longform journalism that is meant to get Serious Readers stiff. Read more...
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  • Lovie Smith: Fans deserve a winner

    Lovie Smith: Fans deserve a winner

    ESPN.com Jul 15
    Over on Buccaneers.com, Scott Smith has an outstanding piece on coach Lovie Smith’s first 100 days on the job. The author was given unprecedented access and that led to a very in-depth piece. It’s 22 chapters and could pass as a book. It’s a showcase of…
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  • Price OK with status as potential trade bait

    Price OK with status as potential trade bait

    ESPN.com Jul 14
    Tampa Bay Rays pitcher David Price arrived at the All-Star Game expecting to be peppered with questions about his future and his chances of still being with the Rays when baseball's non-waiver trade deadline passes July 31. He was not disappointed.
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  • Steven Stamkos as a Leaf: less of a long shot than you’d think

    Steven Stamkos as a Leaf: less of a long shot than you’d think

    A leisurely summer weekend took a bit of a turn for me early Saturday afternoon when the Twitter account of Lightning captain Steven Stamkos favorited a tweet from THN’s account linking to my story on the idea of a Toronto-born superstar – you know, lik…
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  • Jonathan Casillas: I compared McCown to Brees because of intang…

    Jonathan Casillas: I compared McCown to Brees because of intangibles

    Buccaneers linebacker Jonathan Casillas said recently that he saw a lot of similarities between Bucs quarterback Josh McCown and Saints quarterback Drew Brees, which came as something of a surprise to those who have seen Brees run one of the league’s pr…
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  • Price wins fourth straight start for the Rays

    Price wins fourth straight start for the Rays

    All-Star David Price scattered five hits in eight-plus innings to win his fourth consecutive start and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Toronto Blue Jays 3-0 on Sunday.
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  • Odorizzi's Solid Outing Helps Rays Beat Blue Jays

    Odorizzi's Solid Outing Helps Rays Beat Blue Jays

    nytimes.com Jul 12
    Rookie Jake Odorizzi pitched into the seventh inning and Kevin Kiermaier, Matt Joyce and Ben Zobrist delivered key hits during a six-run outburst that helped the Tampa Bay Rays to a 10-3 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday.
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  • Tolleson's 2-Run Single Helps Blue Jays Beat Rays

    Tolleson's 2-Run Single Helps Blue Jays Beat Rays

    nytimes.com Jul 11
    Steve Tolleson's two-run single snapped a ninth-inning tie and helped the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Tampa Bay Rays 8-5 on Friday night.
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  • Rays activate SS Escobar (shoulder) from DL

    Rays activate SS Escobar (shoulder) from DL

    ESPN.com Jul 11
    The Tampa Bay Rays activated shortstop Yunel Escobar from the disabled list and placed reliever Jake McGee on the paternity list on Friday.
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  • Lightning sign forward Morrow to one-year deal

    Lightning sign forward Morrow to one-year deal

    The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed free agent forward Brenden Morrow to a one-year contract.
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  • Lightning sign F Brenden Morrow to 1-year contract

    Lightning sign F Brenden Morrow to 1-year contract

    NHL.com Jul 11
    TAMPA, Fla. - The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed free agent forward Brenden Morrow to a one-year contract. The team announced the news on Friday. Morrow had 13 goals and 25 points in 71 games with St. Louis last season. In 921 NHL games w...
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  • Buccaneers' top play winner: Brooks' INT

    Buccaneers' top play winner: Brooks' INT

    ESPN.com Jul 11
    Score: 48-21 Date: Jan. 26, 2003. Site: Qualcomm Stadium We have a winner. The voters picked Derrick Brooks' 44-yard interception return in the Buccaneers' Super Bowl XXXVII victory against the Raiders as the most memorable play in Bucs history, and I r…
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  • Video - Which rookie will make the biggest impact? 03:39

    Which rookie will make the biggest impact?

    Jul 21
    Can Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans produce enough to be a legitimate sidekick to wideout Vincent Jackson? The "NFL Total Access" crew decides which rookie from the 2014 class will help their team the most in the coming season.
  • Video - Price, Rays Shut Down Twins 00:36

    Price, Rays Shut Down Twins

    Jul 19
    David Price struck out nine batters over eight scoreless innings to lead the Rays past the Twins 5-1.
  • Video - Great Expectations: NFC South 02:27

    Great Expectations: NFC South

    Jul 18
    The "NFL Total Access" crew explains how the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Atlanta Falcons will have big turnarounds in 2014.
  • Video - Blood, Sweat & No Cheers? 06:39

    Blood, Sweat & No Cheers?

    Jul 18
    NFL cheerleaders, who say they're not fairly compensated for their work, are suing their teams and, at least one lawsuit brings into question the league's responsibility in the oversight of cheerleaders.

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