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Radim Vrbata proving he’s more than a mirage

Radim Vrbata proving he’s more than a mirage

thehockeynews.com Updated 1 hour ago
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, …
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  • Bears survive “worst half of football” thanks to defense

    Bears survive “worst half of football” thanks to defense

    profootballtalk.com 3 hours ago
    The 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…
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  • Buccaneers need to focus on future

    Buccaneers need to focus on future

    ESPN.com 8 hours ago
    CHICAGO – 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…
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  • Josh McCown has rough outing in homecoming

    Josh McCown has rough outing in homecoming

    ESPN.com 19 hours ago
    CHICAGO – 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…
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  • Buccaneers collapse in epic fashion

    Buccaneers collapse in epic fashion

    ESPN.com 21 hours ago
    CHICAGO -- 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…
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  • Bears win second straight, beat Buccaneers 21-13

    Bears win second straight, beat Buccaneers 21-13

    Led 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…
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  • Jorvorskie Lane's injury 'serious'

    Jorvorskie Lane's injury 'serious'

    ESPN.com 23 hours ago
    CHICAGO -- 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…
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  • Rapid Reaction: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    Rapid Reaction: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    CHICAGO -- 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…
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  • Bears lose Briggs, Fuller to injury vs. Bucs

    Bears lose Briggs, Fuller to injury vs. Bucs

    ESPN.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.
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  • Mike Evans does it again

    Mike Evans does it again

    profootballtalk.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…
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  • Reports: Lavonte David to sit out Sunday’s game at Chicago

    Reports: Lavonte David to sit out Sunday’s game at Chicago

    profootballtalk.com ESPN.com Nov 23 (yesterday)
    The 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 …
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  • Hockey history made at American League game Saturday night

    Hockey history made at American League game Saturday night

    thehockeynews.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…
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  • NFL Weather Watch — Week 12

    NFL Weather Watch — Week 12

    profootballtalk.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…
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  • Ibanez among 3 finalists for Rays manager

    Ibanez among 3 finalists for Rays manager

    ESPN.com nytimes.com Nov 21 (3 days ago)
    Raul Ibanez, Kevin Cash and Don Wakamatsu are the finalists to replace Joe Maddon as manager of the Tampa Bay Rays.
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  • Four is a crowd in Bucs' backfield

    Four is a crowd in Bucs' backfield

    ESPN.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…
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  • Dodgers Acquire Peralta From Rays

    Dodgers Acquire Peralta From Rays

    nytimes.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.
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  • Jack Johnson saga a sober warning for today’s NHL millionaire

    Jack Johnson saga a sober warning for today’s NHL millionaire

    thehockeynews.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…
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  • Mike Evans Is Too Big, Too Fast, And Too Physical For Defenses …

    Mike Evans Is Too Big, Too Fast, And Too Physical For Defenses To Stop

    deadspin.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 …
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  • Counsell takes himself out of running for Rays job

    Counsell takes himself out of running for Rays job

    MLB.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.
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  • Buccaneers vs. Bears preview

    Buccaneers vs. Bears preview

    ESPN.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…
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  • Dodgers go to familiar well, get Rays' Peralta

    Dodgers go to familiar well, get Rays' Peralta

    ESPN.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.
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  • Van Riemsdyk scores twice as Maple Leafs bounce back with 5-2 w…

    Van Riemsdyk scores twice as Maple Leafs bounce back with 5-2 win over Lightning

    NHL.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...
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  • Video - Game Balls: Tampa Bay at Chicago 01:18

    Game Balls: Tampa Bay at Chicago

    Nov 23
    Bears 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.
  • Video - Sunday Blitz: Buccaneers-Bears Recap 01:38

    Sunday Blitz: Buccaneers-Bears Recap

    Nov 23
    Jim Basquil and Ron Jaworski break down the Bears' 21-13 win over the Buccaneers.
  • Video - Bears Spoil Lovie Smith's Return To Chicago 00:24

    Bears Spoil Lovie Smith's Return To Chicago

    Nov 23
    Bears RB Matt Forte ran for two touchdown en route to a 21-13 win over the Buccaneers.
  • Video - Ibanez Among Three Finalists For Rays Job 02:31

    Ibanez Among Three Finalists For Rays Job

    Nov 21
    ESPN'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.

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