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Wednesday, Apr 01, 2015

Martin Fennelly Columns

Rays’ Loney quietly ready for more
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Rays’ Loney quietly ready for more

PORT CHARLOTTE — It should come as no surprise that Tampa Bay Rays stealth first baseman James Loney won an offseason MLB charity poker tournament in Las Vegas. How do you know when to hold them, know when to fold them by going off this guy&#x...
Published: 03/30/15
Updated: 03/31/15
Strawberry’s grace after fall
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Strawberry’s grace after fall

ST. LEO — “It is indeed and honor to be here. First I must pray.”
Published: 03/29/15
Updated: 03/30/15
Bolts’ Johnson, Kucherov and Palat are unsung force
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Bolts’ Johnson, Kucherov and Palat are unsung force

TAMPA — You’re playing That Line. You’re playing Tyler Johnson, Nikita Kucherov and Ondrej Palat.
Published: 03/26/15
Painful lesson, bright future for USF women
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Painful lesson, bright future for USF women

The USF women's basketball team may have been eliminated from the NCAA Tournament, but Martin Fennelly says they surely will be in next year’s preseason Top 25. Coach Jose Fernandez and his kids have something going, something fresh, something good.
Published: 03/25/15
Stamkos delivers needed message as Lightning captain
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Stamkos delivers needed message as Lightning captain

TAMPA — We have no idea what it means down the road, including the playoff road. But Sunday might have been a big step for the Lightning. It might even go down in franchise lore.
Published: 03/23/15
Bulls make first NCAA tourney home game one to remember
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Bulls make first NCAA tourney home game one to remember

They couldn’t keep still. They couldn’t keep quiet. The USF women’s basketball team stood in a hall next to a tunnel. They bounced up and down in their sneakers, yelling, smiling, hugging.
Published: 03/21/15
Updated: 03/22/15
Rays boss doesn’t like potential villain role
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Rays boss doesn’t like potential villain role

PORT CHARLOTTE — “I’m Stu.”
Published: 03/19/15
QBs should be asking questions
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QBs should be asking questions

Marcus Mariota will visit the Bucs on Monday for some Face of the Franchise time.Martin Fennelly hopes his smile isn’t fake. Take it from Jameis: Bring your real one.
Published: 03/15/15
Spieth plays Innisbrook with Augusta, No. 1 on his mind
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Spieth plays Innisbrook with Augusta, No. 1 on his mind

Jordan Spieth, now 10th in the world rankings, was working the Copperhead course during the Valspar Championship, but somewhere in his head, a clock was ticking, writes Martin Fennelly.
Published: 03/13/15
It’s time for Bucs to put the mistakes in the past
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It’s time for Bucs to put the mistakes in the past

TAMPA — Tuesday was one of the wildest days in NFL history. You might need to go back 30 years, to when the USFL folded and Reggie White and Steve Young were open for business, to find a day like Tuesday — the level of talent, the amoun...
Published: 03/12/15