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MESA, Ariz. — It started seven years ago trying to win the National League Central. Now the Ricketts family wants the world. After addressing the full squad Saturday at the Cubs' s..
Former Rays and current Cubs manager Joe Maddon will be the featured subject with HBO's Real Sports show debuts on Tuesday night at 10. Host Bryant Gumbel spent several days, in Ta..
DALLAS — Just when the Lightning finally felt like it was getting healthy. C Tyler Johnson returned to the lineup Saturday against the Stars after missing two games with a lower-bo..
CAPTION: (St. Petersburg, FL.--05/19/06) Aubrey Huff is mobbed by teammates as he crosses home after hitting the game winning home run in the 10th. STAFF PHOTO-JAMES BORCHUCK STORY..
PORT CHARLOTTE — The trade of good friend and clubhouse leader 2B Logan Forsythe that upset Rays 3B Evan Longoria still stings, but as he looked around the Rays clubhouse Saturday,..
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Now, Roy Williams never would have actually considered it. Not after attending North Carolina and playing there on the freshman basketball team. Not after worki..
PORT CHARLOTTE — Fireworks exploded over Raymond James Stadium. Confetti fired from field-level cannons. The championship trophy was presented to the Clemson football team after it..
PORT CHARLOTTE — Rickie Weeks reported to camp Friday, ready to begin his 14th big-league season. Weeks spent the majority of his career as a second baseman with the Brewers then m..
Alex Corddry has been hired by Fox Sports Sun to be the new in-game reporter for Rays TV broadcast. A native of Maryland and graduate of the University of Alabama, Corddry, 28, has..
TAMPA -- In a previous life, Tony Dungy impulsively — almost petulantly — quit football. Prior to his senior season at Parkside High in Jackson, Mich., Dungy and his best friend we..
Our daily NFL Draft Q&A series continues with Oklahoma State defensive tackle Vincent Taylor, who had to leave New Orleans at age 11 due to Hurricane Katrina, his family moving..
TAMPA — National recognition doesn't come easy for any sports program. It's hard-earned and often takes years of success. But a national championship — that takes a lot of success,..
TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says President Donald Trump made him order meatloaf when they dined together at the White House this week. Christie and his wife, Mar..
PORT CHARLOTTE Improving the bullpen was one of the Rays' top goals for this season, and they are still trying to do that, getting close to finalizing a minor-league deal with vete..
Diane Stephenson, hired in July as softball coach at Academy of the Lakes, kept hearing about a young pitcher she was about to inherit. Stephenson knows talent. She spent 16 years ..
Whether the dustup between Stephen Curry and Under Armour keeps mushrooming or fizzles out, this much is true: In an era of contentious politics, the dynamic between high-profile a..
In this week's edition of our Lightning Strikes! podcast, Times sports columnist Tom Jones and beat reporter Joe Smith discuss whether the bye week is a good or bad thing for the L..
Who is the best commissioner in all of sports? It's not even close. Adam Silver, the commissioner of the NBA. Silver brilliantly executed his skillful leadership abilities in the p..
PORT CHARLOTTE — There are several things we know about the Rays' interest in Matt Wieters, the former Orioles star catcher who surprisingly — check — yep, remai..
By MARC TOPKIN Times Staff Writer PORT CHARLOTTE — Free-agent signee C Wilson Ramos reported to Rays camp Wednesday saying he is still targeting a May return to action as a designa..
Heart Gallery 'Be Mine 2017: All You Need is Love' A family's adoption of its third child highlighted The Children's Board Heart Gallery of Tampa Bay's annual event, which raised f..
As kids, Michael Youssef and Joey Galloway played against one another on the high school football field. Though it was competition that brought them together, the boys who lived on..
Tampa Bay Times Staff Photographer Will Vragovic is covering Rays spring training for us on a picture-perfect day in Port Charlotte. We thought you might enjoy seeing some of his w..
ST. PETERSBURG — Chris Butler had some initial concerns about his match in the Big Brothers program. He was selected to mentor Elgin Newton, a sixth-grader at the time who was big ..
Seven of the Rays 34 spring games will be televised. Fox Sports Sun announced today it will cover three games, March 12 (Blue Jays), 19 (Phillies) and 25 (Red Sox) and provide the ..
NEW YORK — She's once, twice, three times a Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover model. Kate Upton is once again gracing the cover of the annual issue, becoming only the fourth woman ..
DURHAM, N.C. — Here on Planet Duke, they prove again Bertrand Russell's paramount old line, Sin is geographical. About 75 fans wait outside pretty little Cameron Indoor Stadium on ..
Anyone traveling on their own in Cuba needs to "know a guy." Could be a woman, but enterprising locals typically offer a guy. Looking for a casa particular, a comfy room rented by ..
NEW YORK — Quite a rally for Rumor — a commanding comeback for German shepherds, too. Rumor was crowned America's top dog Tuesday night when, a year after a near miss, she came out..
Pasco Briefs for Feb. 17
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COUNTYWIDE Residents asked to take recycling survey Pasco County Utilities has launched an online survey to ask county residents about their solid waste and recycling practices. Th..
Cards phenom faces TJ
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JUPITER — Cardinals right-hander Alex Reyes has a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his elbow and may be facing season-ending Tommy John surgery, ESPN reported. Reye..
PORT CHARLOTTE RHP Jake Odorizzi was pretty pumped Tuesday over his first win of the season. • That came with the decision by an arbitration panel that Odorizzi will get the $4.1 m..
The struggling Canadiens fired coach Michel Therrien on Tuesday and hired Claude Julien. General manager Marc Bergevin made the announcement two days into a bye week. Julien was fi..
Alex Corddry is set to be hired as the new in-game reporter on the Rays Fox Sports Sun TV broadcasts, the Times has learned. Corddry replaces Todd Kalas, who joined the Astros as t..
TAMPA — Breaking his silence, former Tampa Bay Buccaneer Steve White on Monday turned to Twitter to dispute assertions that he abused a boy who grew to be known as the Bloomingdale..
"Just instincts." That's how Lightning wing Jonathan Drouin explained his dazzling shift and setup in Saturday's 4-1 win in Winnipeg. Well, there was a little more to it than that...
"Just instincts." That's how Lightning wing Jonathan Drouin explained his dazzling shift and setup in Saturday's 4-1 win in Winnipeg. Well, there was a little more to it than that...
Sports in brief
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CYCLING SUIT AGAINST ARMSTRONG CAN GO ON AUSTIN, Texas — A federal judge Monday refused to block the government's $100 million lawsuit against Lance Armstrong, putting the disgrace..
17 Friday Sheriff Chris Nocco's Shotgun Shootout: Shooters are supplied with ammunition, one cart per team, a luncheon, a gift bag and an event shirt. Proceeds will benefit the Spe..
Our NFL Draft Q&A series today has a local prospect -- there really aren't many in this year's draft -- in former Alonso High standout Brandon Holloway, who just wrapped up fou..
Business digest Briefly (pasbizdigest021717-A)McDONALD'S HOLDS GRAND OPENING: The grand opening of McDonald's at Tampa Premium Outlets, 2300 Grand Cypress Drive, Lutz, took place J..
As pleased as the Braves were to trade for second baseman Brandon Phillips and pay such a relatively small price for the former All-Star, they felt awful about the reason they need..
PORT CHARLOTTE — The Rays moved Sunday to the verge of signing rehabilitating veteran RHP Nathan Eovaldi, added St. Petersburg College product RHP Jeff Walters on a minor-league de..
Tampa Bay Times columnist Tom Jones looks back at the best and worst from the weekend in televised sports. Best coverage Saturday night's Golden State-Oklahoma City game on ABC was..
The Northeast U.S. braced Sunday for a winter blast of snow and strong winds that could take the title of biggest storm of the season from one that dumped up to 19 inches of snow j..
Sports in brief
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TENNIS U.S. TAKES FED CUP LEAD AFTER ANTHEM FLUB KAANAPALI, Hawaii — After an outdated stanza of the German national anthem was sung during the opening ceremonies, the United State..
TAMPA — When infestations from a parasitic roundworm ravaged two golf courses last year, the Tampa Sports Authority turned to a familiar but controversial cure. It's called Curfew,..
DETROIT — Billionaire businessman Mike Ilitch, who founded the Little Caesars pizza empire before buying the Detroit Red Wings and the Detroit Tigers, and won praise for keeping th..