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  • Buccaneers really did miss Kwon Alexander during four-game skid

    Buccaneers really did miss Kwon Alexander during four-game skid

    ESPN.com Updated 8 hours ago
    Buccaneers really did miss Kwon Alexander during four-game skid
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  • Koetter tells Bucs “the outside world doesn’t know how good thi…

    Koetter tells Bucs “the outside world doesn’t know how good this team is going to be”

    profootballtalk.com 10 hours ago
    As the Buccaneers prepared to open camp, they received the perfunctory introductory speech from their first-year head coach. And while Dirk Koetter opted not to share publicly the remarks he privately delivered to his players, one of his players opted n…
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  • Five potentially cheap free agents who could be savvy pickups

    Five potentially cheap free agents who could be savvy pickups

    thehockeynews.com 23 hours ago
    Matt Carle had the worst season of his career in 2015-16. Even he didn’t have high praise of his play with the Tampa Bay Lightning, who bought out the final two seasons of his six-year, $33-million contract. “I’ve never had a year like that,” Carle told…
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  • Lightning GM Yzerman not worried about getting deal done for Ku…

    Lightning GM Yzerman not worried about getting deal done for Kucherov

    thehockeynews.com Jul 28 (yesterday)
    Tampa Bay Lightning GM Steve Yzerman isn’t worried about getting a deal done with restricted free agent Nikita Kucherov, even as he remains one of the final players the Lightning need to lock up as the off-season winds on. That should come as no surpris…
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  • Logan Morrison tears apart Dodger Stadium to make crazy catch

    Logan Morrison tears apart Dodger Stadium to make crazy catch

    yahoo.com Jul 27 (yesterday)
    Over the years we’ve seen numerous circus catches from players as they tumble into the stands. Tampa Bay Rays first baseman Logan Morrison took things to a new level though on Wednesday afternoon after crashing over the wall and almost bringing the wall…
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  • Moore Pitches Rays to Their 1st Win at Dodger Stadium, 3-1

    Moore Pitches Rays to Their 1st Win at Dodger Stadium, 3-1

    nytimes.com Jul 27 (3 days ago)
    Matt Moore pitched four-hit ball into the seventh inning, Evan Longoria hit a two-run homer and the Tampa Bay Rays won at Dodger Stadium for the first time, 3-1 over Los Angeles on Wednesday.
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  • Bucs place Louis Murphy, J.R. Sweezy on PUP list

    Bucs place Louis Murphy, J.R. Sweezy on PUP list

    profootballtalk.com Jul 26 (3 days ago)
    When we last discussed Buccaneers wide receiver Louis Murphy on these pages, it was in relation to him falling asleep while at a wedding and waking up to find himself locked inside a museum. Murphy had to break a pane of glass in order to summon help, b…
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  • Signing bonuses could become next CBA battleground

    Signing bonuses could become next CBA battleground

    thehockeynews.com Jul 26 (3 days ago)
    When the NHL announced last fall its seven-year partnership that will see adidas become its official outfitter starting next season, your trusty correspondent asked commissioner Gary Bettman whether the deal would be extended by a year if there were ano…
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  • Lightning’s Vasilevskiy says he’d rather be NHL backup than KHL…

    Lightning’s Vasilevskiy says he’d rather be NHL backup than KHL starter

    thehockeynews.com Jul 26 (3 days ago)
    Andrei Vasilevskiy is already among the best Russian netminders in the world, and it could be just a few short seasons before the Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender is the best option in goal for the Russian national team. And while being a Russian star usu…
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  • Ben Bishop updates his Tron-style design for awesome Team USA m…

    Ben Bishop updates his Tron-style design for awesome Team USA mask

    thehockeynews.com Jul 25 (4 days ago)
    Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop’s mask is one of the most unique in the NHL. Using a technology called GLOW Tech FX, Bishop’s mask is as eye-popping as any in the league, lighting up when the arena goes dark and showing off the mask’s design. …
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  • Raheem Morris learning on the fly as he coaches offense for fir…

    Raheem Morris learning on the fly as he coaches offense for first time

    profootballtalk.com Jul 25 (4 days ago)
    Raheem Morris had to take a step back to being an assistant after an ill-fated stint as the Buccaneers head coach. Now with the Falcons, he’s had to step to the other side of the ball. After a year working with the defensive backs (his area of expertise…
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  • Rumor Roundup: The latest on the remaining notable UFAs

    Rumor Roundup: The latest on the remaining notable UFAs

    thehockeynews.com Jul 25 (4 days ago)
    The number of NHL unrestricted free agent signings slowed to a trickle since the opening-day frenzy on July 1. Over the weekend, defenseman Luke Schenn became the most recent notable player to ink a new contract, reaching an agreement with the Arizona C…
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  • Butler Home Run in 8th Helps A's Complete Sweep of Rays

    Butler Home Run in 8th Helps A's Complete Sweep of Rays

    nytimes.com Jul 24 (6 days ago)
    With a little more playing time these past few days, Athletics slugger Billy Butler is finally getting comfortable at the plate.
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  • There's a reason Rays players don't close the dugout bathroom d…

    There's a reason Rays players don't close the dugout bathroom door

    yahoo.com Jul 24 (6 days ago)
    Steve Pearce had an awkward moment Saturday night in Oakland. (AP) As you may or may not have heard, Steve Pearce of the Tampa Bay Rays was nearly caught in an unenviable position on Saturday night. As it so often does, nature called in the midst of Tam…
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  • Bucs claim WR Krause

    Bucs claim WR Krause

    profootballtalk.com Jul 23 (6 days ago)
    The Buccaneers claimed wide receiver Jonathan Krause off waivers from the Eagles Saturday. Krause has bounced around the league the last two seasons, spending time with the Browns, Patriots and Eagles. He broke into the NFL as an undrafted rookie with t…
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  • Are Brad Richards and Vincent Lecavalier Hall of Famers?

    Are Brad Richards and Vincent Lecavalier Hall of Famers?

    From their days together as roommates at boarding school in Saskatchewan to winning a Memorial Cup together in Rimouski to a Stanley Cup in Tampa and signing contracts later in their careers that didn’t quite work out as well as everyone had hoped, Brad…
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  • Tim Beckham Leads Rays to 7-3 Victory Over Athletics

    Tim Beckham Leads Rays to 7-3 Victory Over Athletics

    nytimes.com Jul 22
    Tim Beckham homered and then sparked a four-run inning with his eighth straight hit over three games to lead the Tampa Bay Rays to a 7-3 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Thursday night.
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  • Bucs' starting lineup projection features newcomers on defense

    Bucs' starting lineup projection features newcomers on defense

    ESPN.com Jul 21
    Bucs' starting lineup projection features newcomers on defense
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  • Bucs players readying for season by sweating in yoga studio

    Bucs players readying for season by sweating in yoga studio

    yahoo.com Jul 20
    Robert Ayers (Tampa Bay Times) Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Robert Ayers is listed at 6-foot-3 and 275 pounds – size he needs to tangle with offensive linemen on a week-to-week basis. But brute strength isn’t all Ayers needs to be successful. He a…
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  • Check out Jameis Winston's new beach bod, 20 pounds slimmer

    Check out Jameis Winston's new beach bod, 20 pounds slimmer

    The father of Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston told ESPN.com that Winston has lost 20 pounds in an intense summer workout with noted trainer Tim Grover. Don’t believe him? Check out the evidence: For #Jameis @jaboowins3 there has been no …
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  • Archer Strikes Out 11, Rays Beat Rockies 11-3

    Archer Strikes Out 11, Rays Beat Rockies 11-3

    nytimes.com Jul 20
    Chris Archer appreciated Tim Beckham's big day at the plate. He valued the infielder's encouraging words even more.
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  • Video - Jameis: 'I have to get better' 00:31

    Jameis: 'I have to get better'

    Jul 28
    Jameis Winston talks with Josina Anderson about his goals for training camp and if there's any difference in the offense with Dirk Koetter as the head coach.
  • Video - Winston faces many sophomore season challenges 01:45

    Winston faces many sophomore season challenges

    Jul 28
    Louis Riddick, along with Tim and Matt Hasselbeck, examine how Jameis Winston's relationship with Dirk Koetter will change now that he's the head coach and in what areas Winston needs to grow.
  • Video - Jalen & Jacoby: Jameis Winston gets into football shape (finally)... 01:36

    Jalen & Jacoby: Jameis Winston gets into football shape (finally)...

    Jul 20
    Jalen Rose and David Jacoby talk about Jameis Winston's recent weight loss and wonder why it's a story in the first place; shouldn't he have been in shape this whole time? He's a professional athlete after all.
  • Video - Winston working out with Michael Jordan's former trainer 00:37

    Winston working out with Michael Jordan's former trainer

    Jul 19
    Jim Trotter explains how working with Michael Jordan's former trainer has help change Jameis Winston's body composition.