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Monday, Jul 28, 2014

Johnston, Joey

Tribune Staff

Rays get back into swing, edge Brewers

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— Jake Odorizzi was masterful. The bullpen was dominant. The offense produced when necessary.

Rays notes: Teammates laud Archer for calling out Ortiz

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— One day later, the home run/bat flip/slow trot by Boston’s David Ortiz was still an issue in the Tampa Bay Rays’...

Tampa’s La Russa enters Hall of Fame at last

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— It was 1989. Tony La Russa, the Oakland Athletics manager, was on the verge of winning his first World Series. At the high-water mark of his career, he visited with a Tampa re...

Former USF soccer coach Fleck dies at 54

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T. Logan Fleck, the former men’s and women’s soccer coach at the University of South Florida, died late Sunday night due to complications from diabetes, said his...

Local minor leaguers wait for call to bigs

- There have been 73 Hillsborough County products to make a major-league roster. Who's next? Several prospects are working their way toward the majors.

Gymnastics now serious business for teen

- Ten years ago, gymnastics was just another activity for Marina Roberts, 13. Now, she has risen to Level Eight, bringing on advanced competition and even thoughts of the Olympics.

Slowball: MLB not happy with Rays’ long games

- Baseball can move at a painfully slow pace, and Tampa Bay followers know that better than anyone this season.

Ex-Jefferson athlete sets self up for bright future in MMA

- In a relatively short time, Tampa's Martin Vergara has made a name for himself as an amateur in the rapidly growing sport of mixed martial arts.

USF's Nevins named to U.S. softball team

- For the second time, Sara Nevins, 22, was selected to the 17-player U.S. Women's National Team. It competes this summer in California, Canada, Italy and Amsterdam, where the priority is taking back the gold medal from Japan...

Bullpen strong again in Rays 5-2 win over Astros

- That's more like it. That was the prevailing sentiment after another solid outing by a Rays starting pitcher resulted in a 5-2 win over Houston.

New baseball coach Kingston plans to put Bulls to work

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– Mark Kingston, new baseball coach at the University of South Florida, said he was “an overachiever.’ ...

Momentum not there as Rays lose again

- One night after ending a 10-game losing streak, the Rays were back to 15 games below .500 with the major league's worst record (24-39) following a 7-4 loss to Seattle.

Friends, fans say farewell to Zimmer

- The baseball life of Don Zimmer, the Rays’ senior adviser, longtime major-league manager and sports icon, was celebrated before Saturday's game against Seattle.

Bulls hire Kingston as baseball coach

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— Illinois State’s Mark Kingston, considered one of the foremost up-and-coming college baseball coaches in America, was hired Wednesday to resurrect the University of Sou...

USF athletics 2013-14: A season of change

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For the University of South Florida athletic department, there was an obvious constant that lasted all year.