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Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014

Martin Fennelly Columns

How long will Maddon stay with Rays?
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How long will Maddon stay with Rays?

ST. PETERSBURG — Baseball’s postseason began Tuesday. No Rays. A “weird, awkward” season is how Rays manager Joe Maddon described it as he and Rays GM Andrew Friedman met media for a postmortem at Tropicana Field....
Updated: 5 hours ago
Glennon proved he's the guy, Bucs fans
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Glennon proved he's the guy, Bucs fans

Mike Glennon, the QB who came in from the cold, warmed to the moment Sunday in a win over Pittsburgh. Martin Fennelly writes he deserves to be the starter.
Published: 09/28/14
Updated: 09/29/14
Glennon has golden opportunity to take starting QB post
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Glennon has golden opportunity to take starting QB post

PITTSBURGH — Mike Glennon is back.
Published: 09/28/14
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