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Tuesday, Mar 03, 2015

Martin Fennelly Columns

Bulls women want another chance at UConn
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Bulls women want another chance at UConn

Don't use the result of Monday night's game against UConn as a barometer. Martin Fennelly says the USF women's basketball team, with 24 wins, will be dancing this month, with an eye toward the Final Four in Tampa.
Updated: 5 hours ago
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
Rays franchise feeds off proving everyone wrong
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Rays franchise feeds off proving everyone wrong

The Rays bandwagon can’t give away tickets. All the people who hopped on have hopped off. The predictions are dire. The team sees it as an opportunity, writes columnist Martin Fennelly.
Published: 02/21/15
Dale Jr. ready to let good times roll in championship race
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Dale Jr. ready to let good times roll in championship race

DAYTONA BEACH — Driving this famous track, where his father died, isn’t that scary for defending Daytona 500 champion Dale Earnhardt Jr. It’s the job.
Published: 02/19/15
Winston’s possible Bucs future rides on interview process
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Winston’s possible Bucs future rides on interview process

It doesn't matter if Jameis Winston throws or doesn't throw at the NFL combine. Martin Fennelly says his real tests, give or take the Wonderlic, will be his interviews with teams, with the Bucs front and center.
Published: 02/18/15