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Sunday, Aug 02, 2015

Martin Fennelly Columns

Bucs still building, but need results
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Bucs still building, but need results

TAMPA — What an ominous beginning.
Updated: 9 hours ago
Winston was always going to start for Bucs
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Winston was always going to start for Bucs

The farce, and the pretense it rode in on, ended 54 seconds into Lovie Smith’s first news conference from training camp, writes columnist Martin Fennelly. Officially, it's case closed on “open competition” at Bucs quarterback.
Published: 07/31/15
Updated: 08/01/15
After chance at history, another frustrating loss
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After chance at history, another frustrating loss

ST. PETERSBURG — Perfection, imperfection.
Published: 07/30/15
It’s time for Bucs to win back this town
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It’s time for Bucs to win back this town

TAMPA — Da’Quan Bowers is back.
Published: 07/28/15
Updated: 07/29/15
Jordan Spieth takes major steps toward historic run
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Jordan Spieth takes major steps toward historic run

Jordan Spieth is the best golfer in the world at present, with all eyes on him as he eyes St. Andrews, writes columnist Martin Fennelly. With two down and two to go, the Royal and Ancient beckons for this anything-but-ancient Texan.
Updated one month ago
Cash stays cool in turbulent times
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Cash stays cool in turbulent times

They’ve used a major league-high 47 players, including 27 pitchers. They’ve used 21 rookies, most in the bigs. Rays rookie pitchers have made more starts than any team in baseball.
Updated one month ago
Former Jesuit star’s dream taking shape early with Astros
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Former Jesuit star’s dream taking shape early with Astros

There are days Lance McCullers shakes his head while driving from his apartment to work in downtown Houston. He’s been on the job two months. Current occupation: major league rookie pitching sensation.
Updated one month ago
Moore shouldn’t be counted on as Rays’ savior
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Moore shouldn’t be counted on as Rays’ savior

He went 451 days between starts. He underwent Tommy John surgery. And if that doesn’t tame expectations, then you have no concept of what Matt Moore has gone through or a comically overblown idea of what he could bring to the Rays this season....
Updated one month ago
Been there before: Fotopoulos knows how World Cup win feels
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Been there before: Fotopoulos knows how World Cup win feels

Today, you don’t need to be a soccer fan, much less a women’s soccer fan. You don’t even need to be a sports fan.
Updated one month ago
Driven to succeed, St. Louis leaves his mark with Lightning
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Driven to succeed, St. Louis leaves his mark with Lightning

TAMPA — He was listed at 5 feet, 8 inches, but we knew he wasn’t that tall. When he left, the way he left, he looked even smaller. But I always come back to what he did here. That’s what towered over more than a few hockey nights...
Updated one month ago