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Once-dominant Lightning try to climb out of rut

Once-dominant Lightning try to climb out of rut

This year’s team raced out to a 17-6-2 record through 25 games, following a victory at the New York Rangers on Dec. 1. Since then, wins have been more difficult to come by for Tampa Bay.
Published: 12/25/14
Bucs Notes: Sims gaining confidence

Bucs Notes: Sims gaining confidence

Since returning from an ankle injury that kept him off the field for the first nine weeks of the season, Charles Sims has caught 18 passes for 184 yards, a 10.2-yard average.
Published: 12/25/14
Maximizing gift of holiday fishing

Maximizing gift of holiday fishing

GO FISHING is a look at the area fishing scene through the eyes of local charter boat captains and fishing guides. Today: Ray Markham.
Published: 12/26/14

LeBron receives mixed reaction in return to Miami

MIAMI — LeBron James was running the gamut of emotions today when he arrived at the arena that he called home for the past four seasons.
Published: 12/25/14
Soccer official celebrating golden anniversary in sport

Soccer official celebrating golden anniversary in sport

Leo Hyman loves the game of soccer so much, he’s celebrating what few players, coaches or fans have seen: his 50th year in the sport.
Published: 12/25/14
After miracle comeback, Central Michgan falls in Bahamas Bowl

After miracle comeback, Central Michgan falls in Bahamas Bowl

NASSAU, Bahamas — For Central Michigan, there was a comeback, a record, a miracle and a gamble.
Published: 12/25/14
Bucs notes: OLB David faces tough comparison

Bucs notes: OLB David faces tough comparison

Lavonte David, who was voted a third alternate, plays in a 4-3 scheme that emphasizes coverage and run-stopping over pass rushing. Lovie Smith believes that will always put him at a disadvantage in Pro Bowl balloting.
Published: 12/24/14
Updated: 12/25/14
More changes in store for Bucs offensive line

More changes in store for Bucs offensive line

When Lovie Smith was hired to replace Greg Schiano as head coach, he was already planning an overhaul along the offensive front. And now that he’s settled in a year later, Smith might be thinking along those same lines.
Published: 12/24/14
Updated: 12/25/14
Saints offense could face changes after season

Saints offense could face changes after season

Saints offense could face significant changes after the season
Published: 12/25/14
Season memorable for Bay Area football

Season memorable for Bay Area football

All-Americans, record-breakers, nail-bitting finishes and playoff firsts — these were the players and events that made 2014 another successful season for high school football in the Tampa Bay area.
Published: 12/25/14