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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 …Upvote Share Tweet
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.Upvote Share Tweet
Introducing the Combativity Award – and the winner is David Backesthehockeynews.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 …Upvote Share TweetThe Tampa Bay Rays have placed catcher Ryan Hanigan on the 15-day disabled list with a strained muscle on his left side.Upvote Share Tweetthehockeynews.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…Upvote Share Tweet
NHL logo rankings No. 26: Tampa Bay Lightningthehockeynews.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…Upvote Share TweetExamining 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Fact or fiction: Coaching and special teamsLet’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…Upvote Share Tweet
Camp preview: Tampa Bay BuccaneersESPN.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…Upvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.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…Upvote Share Tweet
Former Bucs guard says Greg Schiano should get another shotprofootballtalk.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…Upvote Share Tweet
The NHL’s weakest division? Um, “congratulations”, Metrothehockeynews.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…Upvote Share Tweet
We'll Pay You To Read The Tampa Bay Bucs' Longform Advertorialdeadspin.com Jul 15The 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...Upvote Share Tweet
Lovie Smith: Fans deserve a winnerESPN.com Jul 15Over 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…Upvote Share TweetESPN.com Jul 14Tampa 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Steven Stamkos as a Leaf: less of a long shot than you’d thinkthehockeynews.com Jul 14A 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Jonathan Casillas: I compared McCown to Brees because of intangiblesprofootballtalk.com Jul 14Buccaneers 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…Upvote Share TweetAll-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.Upvote Share Tweetnytimes.com Jul 12Rookie 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Tolleson's 2-Run Single Helps Blue Jays Beat Raysnytimes.com Jul 11Steve 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Rays activate SS Escobar (shoulder) from DLESPN.com Jul 11The Tampa Bay Rays activated shortstop Yunel Escobar from the disabled list and placed reliever Jake McGee on the paternity list on Friday.Upvote Share TweetThe Tampa Bay Lightning have signed free agent forward Brenden Morrow to a one-year contract.Upvote Share TweetNHL.com Jul 11TAMPA, 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...Upvote Share Tweet
Buccaneers' top play winner: Brooks' INTESPN.com Jul 11Score: 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Which rookie will make the biggest impact?Jul 21Can 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.
Price, Rays Shut Down TwinsJul 19David Price struck out nine batters over eight scoreless innings to lead the Rays past the Twins 5-1.
Great Expectations: NFC SouthJul 18The "NFL Total Access" crew explains how the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Atlanta Falcons will have big turnarounds in 2014.
Blood, Sweat & No Cheers?Jul 18NFL 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.
The Sammy ShowJul 22PITTSFORD, N.Y. — Over coffee Monday morning, Buffalo general manager Doug Whaley told me a story about first-round receiver Sammy Watkins reporting, alone, for an offseason practice at the Bills training center at 6:45 a.m. “He wanted to get his footwo…
Bills Report: Watkins Wows, But in the End It’s Up to E.J.Jul 21I’m in Pittsford, N.Y., summer home of the Buffalo Bills, on the campus of St. John Fisher College, 78 miles east of Orchard Park. I watched the first practice of camp, on Sunday night, and then an afternoon session on Monday. The Bills are in this Roch…
NBA: Why San Antonio Spurs won summer tooJul 21While LeBron took his talents back north, the Spurs showed why retaining is the new improving in the NBA.
Welcome to Camp HopeJul 21PITTSFORD, N.Y. — Sunday night was precisely what the NFL wants out of the preseason. The night of the first practice of the NFL summer simply couldn’t have gone better. Hope was for sale everywhere on the St. John Fisher campus here, the same way it wi…