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Cubs hire Maddon as manager, fire Renteria

Cubs hire Maddon as manager, fire Renteria

ESPN.com deadspin.com Updated 16 hours ago
The Chicago Cubs will announce the hiring former Tampa Bay Rays skipper Joe Maddon as the 54th manager in franchise history on Monday, the team announced in a release Friday.
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  • Reports: Bucs waive Trindon Holliday, call up Marcus Thigpen

    Reports: Bucs waive Trindon Holliday, call up Marcus Thigpen

    The Buccaneers will have a new kickoff and punt returner. According to Rand Getlin of Yahoo! Sports, the Bucs have waived Trindon Holliday with an “injured” designation. Holliday has a hamstring injury. If Holliday clears waivers, he will take a spot on…
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  • First to 10? Rays exercise option on Zobrist

    First to 10? Rays exercise option on Zobrist

    ESPN.com 15 hours ago
    Ben Zobrist's $7.5 million option for 2015 has been exercised by the Tampa Bay Rays.
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  • Lightning forward Paquette re-assigned to AHL

    Lightning forward Paquette re-assigned to AHL

    NHL.com 16 hours ago
    TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have re-assigned forward Cedric Paquette to the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League today, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced. Paquette, 21, has skated in four games with the...
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  • Lovie Smith responds to Barron's 'passive' shot with passive sh…

    Lovie Smith responds to Barron's 'passive' shot with passive shot of his own

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have been cleaning house a bit, and prior to the trade deadline, they shipped for former No. 7 overall pick Mark Barron to the St. Louis Rams for two future draft picks. Barron, upon arriving in St. Louis, then ripped the Bucs' …
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  • Jordan Cameron out this week after his third concussion

    Jordan Cameron out this week after his third concussion

    The Browns will be without tight end Jordan Cameron for at least another week, as coach Mike Pettine said he’d miss this week’s game against the Buccaneers because of his concussion. According to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Pettine sai…
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  • Doug Martin not practicing Friday

    Doug Martin not practicing Friday

    profootballtalk.com 18 hours ago
    Buccaneers starting tailback Doug Martin could be set to miss his third game of the season. According to Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times, Martin (ankle) wasn’t practicing Friday. And with Martin also sitting out Wednesday and Thursday’s workouts, his …
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  • NHL Three Stars: Hossa goes 1,000; Stamkos snipes; MacKinnon (f…

    NHL Three Stars: Hossa goes 1,000; Stamkos snipes; MacKinnon (finally) scores

    yahoo.com Oct 31 (yesterday)
    No. 1 Star: Marian Hossa, Chicago Blackhawks Chicago winger notched his 1,000th point as part of a one goal, one assist night in Chicago’s 5-4 shootout win over Ottawa. Finished second amongst Hawks forwards with 20:37 of ice-time. No. 2 Star: Steven St…
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  • Lovie Smith: 1-6 is what Bucs are, but eventually we’ll be bett…

    Lovie Smith: 1-6 is what Bucs are, but eventually we’ll be better

    profootballtalk.com Oct 30 (yesterday)
    Lovie Smith has won just one of his first seven games as the Buccaneers’ head coach, but he says things are changing in Tampa Bay. Asked if his team is where he wants it to be, Smith answered, “The 1-6 record isn’t. It’s what it is. If the season stoppe…
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  • Gerald McCoy praises Moyer on how he handled QB battle with Man…

    Gerald McCoy praises Moyer on how he handled QB battle with Manziel

    ESPN.com Oct 30 (yesterday)
    TAMPA, Fla. -- All-Pro defensive tackle Gerald McCoy knows how to deal with the media better than any of the other Buccaneers. He knows he’s the most powerful voice in the locker room, and he isn’t afraid to say what’s on his mind. McCoy, obviously, had…
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  • Major Wright ready to step into starting role

    Major Wright ready to step into starting role

    ESPN.com Oct 30 (yesterday)
    TAMPA, Fla. – At the end of the preseason, the Buccaneers didn’t think safety Major Wright was good enough to make the roster. Now, he appears to be headed for a starting role. “That’s crazy, but it is what it is now," Wright said Thursday. The Buc…
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  • Mark Barron wasn’t a fan of Lovie Smith’s defense

    Mark Barron wasn’t a fan of Lovie Smith’s defense

    profootballtalk.com Oct 30 (yesterday)
    When the Buccaneers traded former seventh overall pick Mark Barron to the Rams for a pair of draft picks this week, it was easy to say that Barron being a poor fit for the defense run by head coach Lovie Smith was the chief reason for the move. Barron d…
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  • Buccaneers vs. Browns Preview

    Buccaneers vs. Browns Preview

    ESPN.com Oct 30 (yesterday)
    The Cleveland Browns play the third game in a trio of games that are, generously stated, against struggling teams. The Browns lost to winless Jacksonville and beat winless Oakland. Now the 1-6 Tampa Bay Buccaneers come to Cleveland. The Bucs are like th…
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  • Buccaneers re-sign Mike Kafka to practice squad

    Buccaneers re-sign Mike Kafka to practice squad

    profootballtalk.com Oct 30 (2 days ago)
    Two days after waiving him from the 53-player roster, the Buccaneers re-signed quarterback Mike Kafka to their practice squad on Wednesday, per the NFL’s transactions. The 27-year-old Kafka has been under contract to Tampa Bay, whether on the roster or …
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  • Joe Maddon Reaches Agreement to Manage Chicago Cubs

    Joe Maddon Reaches Agreement to Manage Chicago Cubs

    nytimes.com deadspin.com Oct 29 (2 days ago)
    Maddon, who managed the Tampa Bay Rays for the last nine seasons and exercised an opt-out clause in his contract last week to leave the team, reached a deal to manage the Cubs.
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  • Doug Martin misses practice with ankle injury

    Doug Martin misses practice with ankle injury

    profootballtalk.com Oct 29 (3 days ago)
    There was some trade chatter around Buccaneers running back Doug Martin ahead of Tuesday’s trade deadline, but no one wound up taking him off Tampa’s hands. The Buccaneers still might not have him in the lineup when they travel to Cleveland this weekend…
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  • Nikita Kucherov, Tampa Bay Lightning are taking heat off Steven…

    Nikita Kucherov, Tampa Bay Lightning are taking heat off Steven Stamkos

    yahoo.com Oct 29 (3 days ago)
    There was a reason to worry about Nikita Kucherov after seven games for the Tampa Bay Lightning. He notched two assists in that span, and his ice time was as all over the map as his effectiveness. This was after a dazzling six-goal preseason, but also a…
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  • Bucs not getting much action from first-round picks

    Bucs not getting much action from first-round picks

    ESPN.com Oct 29 (3 days ago)
    TAMPA, Fla. -- With Tuesday's trade of safety Mark Barron to the St. Louis Rams, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have only three of their own first-round picks left on the roster. And one of those is defensive end Adrian Clayborn, who is on injured reserve. Th…
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  • Bruce Arians would like to see a later trade deadline

    Bruce Arians would like to see a later trade deadline

    profootballtalk.com Oct 29 (3 days ago)
    The trade deadline came and went on Tuesday afternoon with the Buccaneers making trades with the Rams and Patriots while the other 29 teams in the league sat on the sideline. Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said that the team made a few calls and received …
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  • Video - 'Playbook': Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Cleveland Browns 02:01

    'Playbook': Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Cleveland Browns

    Oct 31
    The "Playbook" crew talks about the matchup between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Cleveland Browns.
  • Video - Inside Edge: Buccaneers-Browns 00:35

    Inside Edge: Buccaneers-Browns

    Oct 30
    ESPN NFL Insider Mike Sando delivers stats to help you make a pick for Tampa Bay at Cleveland.
  • Video - Maddon Expected To Join Cubs 01:24

    Maddon Expected To Join Cubs

    Oct 29
    Buster Olney and Barry Larkin discuss the impact Joe Maddon would make on the Cubs as manager.
  • Video - NFL Live Prediction: Buccaneers-Browns 01:01

    NFL Live Prediction: Buccaneers-Browns

    Oct 29
    The NFL Live crew make their picks for Tampa Bay at Cleveland.

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