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Cam Newton says there is 'no doubt' he'll be starting Week 1 fo…

Cam Newton says there is 'no doubt' he'll be starting Week 1 for Panthers

yahoo.com ESPN.com Updated 12 hours ago
Cam Newton is currently dealing with rib and ankle injuries but he said there's "no doubt" he'll be ready to play in Week 1 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, per the Charlotte Observer. Newton had offseason ankle surgery and has recovered at a…
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  • Smyly Leads Rays Over Orioles 3-1

    Smyly Leads Rays Over Orioles 3-1

    nytimes.com 5 hours ago
    Drew Smyly allowed two hits over seven innings in his second straight overpowering performance, and the Tampa Bay Rays jumped to an early lead against rookie Kevin Gausman in a 3-1 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday night.
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  • Lavonte David a well-kept secret

    Lavonte David a well-kept secret

    ESPN.com 18 hours ago
    TAMPA, Fla. -- The comparisons started among Tampa Bay Buccaneers fans as soon as Lavonte David was drafted in 2012. It seemed far-fetched, or at least very premature, but David instantly was seen as the second coming of Derrick Brooks. These days, that…
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  • Orioles Grind Out 4-2 Win Over Rays

    Orioles Grind Out 4-2 Win Over Rays

    nytimes.com Aug 26 (yesterday)
    During a season in which the Baltimore Orioles have made a habit of slugging the opposition into submission, there have been times when they have been forced to patiently carve out a victory one out at a time.
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  • Roundup: McCutchen Leaves Again As Pirates Top Cardinals

    Roundup: McCutchen Leaves Again As Pirates Top Cardinals

    nytimes.com Aug 26 (yesterday)
    Andrew McCutchen, recently on the disabled list with a rib problem, left in the fifth inning because of discomfort in his left ribs, after earlier running into the wall.
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  • N.F.L. Roundup: No-Show Patterson Is Eligible to Return to Jets…

    N.F.L. Roundup: No-Show Patterson Is Eligible to Return to Jets Next Week

    nytimes.com Aug 26 (yesterday)
    After he turned up missing for 48 hours during the weekend, missing a preseason game against the Giants, cornerback Dimitri Patterson received a brief suspension and may be facing a fine.
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  • Jeff Tedford absent due to undisclosed health condition

    Jeff Tedford absent due to undisclosed health condition

    profootballtalk.com Aug 26 (yesterday)
    As the Buccaneers address one of their biggest questions on offense, a major question is swirling regarding the man who runs it. Via JoeBucsFan.com, offensive coordinator Jeff Tedford is absent from the team after undergoing an undisclosed medical proce…
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  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers cut-down analysis

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers cut-down analysis

    ESPN.com Aug 26 (yesterday)
    Most significant move: The team released Eric Page, who handled the return duties last year. This is a pretty clear sign that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will go with undrafted rookie Solomon Patton as their primary return man. Page was reliable but unspec…
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  • Buccaneers claim two, get rid of four to get to 75

    Buccaneers claim two, get rid of four to get to 75

    profootballtalk.com Aug 26 (yesterday)
    With the rest of the league busy subtracting, the Buccaneers continued to add to their roster Tuesday. The team announced they had claimed cornerback Marc Anthony and center Jeremiah Warren off waivers. They made the room by placing cornerback Danny Gor…
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  • MLB Denies Rays' Weekend Protest in Toronto

    MLB Denies Rays' Weekend Protest in Toronto

    nytimes.com yahoo.com ESPN.com MLB.com Aug 26 (yesterday)
    Major League Baseball on Tuesday denied a protest filed by the Tampa Bay Rays last weekend in Toronto.
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  • Bucs make right move on Logan Mankins

    Bucs make right move on Logan Mankins

    TAMPA, Fla. -- Ever since they were hired, coach Lovie Smith and general manager Jason Licht have been saying they want to win right away. They also have been saying they want to do things the right way. What happened Tuesday showed the Tampa Bay Buccan…
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  • Chuck Pagano: We’ll consider Richie Incognito and anyone else t…

    Chuck Pagano: We’ll consider Richie Incognito and anyone else that can help us win

    profootballtalk.com Aug 26 (yesterday)
    The Buccaneers were the first team to meet with guard Richie Incognito this offseason, but his chances of landing a job in Tampa likely dimmed on Tuesday when the team traded for Logan Mankins. That might not be his only possible landing spot, though. C…
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  • Bucs could have had guard in third round

    Bucs could have had guard in third round

    ESPN.com Aug 26 (yesterday)
    TAMPA, Fla. -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht and coach Lovie Smith haven’t had their personnel decisions second guessed very much. That’s largely because the Bucs have made a lot of good moves. But, with the team getting desperate eno…
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  • Adam Jones steals homer with leaping catch to start incredible …

    Adam Jones steals homer with leaping catch to start incredible double play

    yahoo.com Aug 26 (yesterday)
    In one play, Baltimore Orioles centerfielder Adam Jones bested the Tampa Bay Rays twice. And it was quite pretty. In the sixth inning Monday night, Rays star Evan Longoria hit a deep fly ball to center. Jones sized up it, jumped at the wall, reached ove…
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  • Video - Impact Of Mankins Trade On Patriots 02:15

    Impact Of Mankins Trade On Patriots

    Aug 27
    Adam Caplan and Ron Jaworski discuss why the Patriots traded Pro Bowl guard Logan Mankins and the impact it will have on New England.
  • Video - How much will Tom Brady miss Logan Mankins? 02:21

    How much will Tom Brady miss Logan Mankins?

    Aug 26
    Longtime New England Patriots guard Logan Mankins is now with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Should Tom Brady be worried about the renovation made to the Patriots frontline?
  • Video - New England Patriots guard Logan Mankins traded to Tampa Bay Buccaneers 01:05

    New England Patriots guard Logan Mankins traded to Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    Aug 26
    The New England Patriots have traded guard Logan Mankins to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for tight end Tim Wright and a draft pick.
  • Video - Patriots Trade Logan Mankins 02:58

    Patriots Trade Logan Mankins

    Aug 26
    Field Yates breaks down the trade that sent guard Logan Mankins from the Patriots to the Buccaneers for tight end Tim Wright and a draft pick.

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