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Tuesday, Sep 23, 2014

Martin Fennelly Columns

Tide still a step ahead of Gators
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Tide still a step ahead of Gators

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The amazing thing is that early in the third quarter it was: 21-21. Mind you, Florida coach Will Muschamp and his Gators were lucky to be knotted with third-ranked Alabama, especially after waving at two long touchdown passe...
Published: 09/20/14
FSU finally gets it right with Winston
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FSU finally gets it right with Winston

It took a while, first taking the form of a half measure.
Published: 09/20/14
It’s clear that the Bucs just weren’t ready
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It’s clear that the Bucs just weren’t ready

ATLANTA — They weren’t ready.
Published: 09/19/14
Jeter remembered for grace and how the Yankees great played the game
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Jeter remembered for grace and how the Yankees great played the game

Fans cheered Derek Jeter for the baseball gift that kept on giving, Martin Fennelly writes. He was a winner with class and passion, and that never went away off the field, either.
Published: 09/17/14
Jeter's heart, home plate remain in Tampa
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Jeter's heart, home plate remain in Tampa

Derek Jeter's farewell tour with the Yankees has come to St. Petersburg for the final time, but he's about to be Tampa's - ours and all ours - forever and ever, writes columnist Martin Fennelly.
Published: 09/15/14
Updated: 09/16/14
Playing it safe proves costly for Bucs
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Playing it safe proves costly for Bucs

You’d think that a team that had lost 33 games over the past three seasons couldn’t find new ways to lose. Leave it to Lovie Smith’s now 0-2 Bucs, Martin Fennelly writes.
Published: 09/15/14
Tampa driver chasing dream of NASCAR title
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Tampa driver chasing dream of NASCAR title

He was at dinner the other night when it hit him. It was in Chicago, where NASCAR begins its retooled “Chase” for the Sprint Cup championship on Sunday. The dinner was chocked with executives and sponsors, but the headliners were 16 dri...
Published: 09/13/14
Sunday for Bucs: Big game, bigger questions
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Sunday for Bucs: Big game, bigger questions

It’s only Week 2, but Lovie Smith and his team need no part of 0-2 out of the gate, writes columnist Martin Fennelly.
Published: 09/11/14
NFL, Goodell repeatedly dropped ball in Rice case
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NFL, Goodell repeatedly dropped ball in Rice case Video

Roger Goodell knew Ray Rice did something savage even before the two-game suspension, the public release of the elevator video. Columnist Martin Fennelly says the commissioner should suspend himself indefinitely. His reputation has already left the building.
Published: 09/10/14
Updated: 09/11/14
McCown, Bucs offense still question marks
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McCown, Bucs offense still question marks

TAMPA — For the longest time Sunday, in his Bucs debut, Josh McCown had us convinced why he watched a lot more than he played in 11 previous NFL seasons.
Published: 09/07/14
Updated: 09/08/14