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Friday, Mar 06, 2015

Martin Fennelly Columns

Cash the center of attention as Rays begin spring play
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Cash the center of attention as Rays begin spring play

All eyes were on Kevin Cash as his spring of firsts continues with his inaugural game as manager, writes columnist Martin Fennelly.
Updated: 4 hours ago
Winston’s smile lights up Bucs’ world
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Winston’s smile lights up Bucs’ world

TAMPA — He came, he saw, he smiled.
Published: 03/05/15
Trades not enough to make Bolts unique
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Trades not enough to make Bolts unique

The arrival of Braydon Coburn doesn’t knock socks off, Martin Fennelly says. He promises little offense, but offers veteran grit and playoff experience. Whether that's enough to carry the Lightning to the Stanley Cup remains to be seen.
Published: 03/04/15
Bulls women want another chance at UConn
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Bulls women want another chance at UConn

TAMPA — The women’s college basketball Final Four, a smash hit when it came to Tampa in 2008, makes its return in April. Before that, there will be dancing. And South Florida will do some.
Published: 03/02/15
Updated: 03/03/15
Rays’ Souza came long way to make The Catch
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Rays’ Souza came long way to make The Catch

PORT CHARLOTTE — It was last September, the final day of baseball’s regular season. Washington Nationals pitcher Jordan Zimmermann was about to lose a no-hitter — with two outs in the ninth inning. There was a fly ball to deep le...
Published: 03/01/15
Rays ready to put their rotation up against anybody
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Rays ready to put their rotation up against anybody

As the Rays full-squad workouts today, it's still all about the pitching. The arms have been a source of pride, keeping hope alive for several seasons, writes columnist Martin Fennelly. But can they keep the business model working?
Published: 02/28/15
A-Rod, Yankees stuck in no-win situation
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A-Rod, Yankees stuck in no-win situation

Believe it or not, I got him. I got Rodriguez. Thursday morning, New York Yankees clubhouse, Tampa’s Steinbrenner Field.
Published: 02/27/15
Jameis Winston's in front two months before Bucs pick
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Jameis Winston's in front two months before Bucs pick

TAMPA — As shocking as this sounds, it appears that how Jameis Winston throws the football might be the determining factor in why the Tampa Bay Buccaneers seem poised to draft him.
Published: 02/25/15
This wasn’t farewell Gordon was seeking
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This wasn’t farewell Gordon was seeking

DAYTONA BEACH — He didn’t want a rocking chair. He didn’t want a farewell. He wanted the cheers to come after a win.
Published: 02/22/15
Gordon’s farewell tour takes back seat to winning
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Gordon’s farewell tour takes back seat to winning

Eventually, he’ll do the victory tour, and he’ll be fine with all of it, the fans, the tracks, getting the odd rocking chair or resort voucher. Until then, Martin Fennelly writes, Jeff Gordon will just race.
Published: 02/22/15