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Friday, Dec 19, 2014

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Gold medalist Michael Phelps pleads guilty to DUI

Gold medalist Michael Phelps pleads guilty to DUI

BALTIMORE — Olympic gold medal swimmer Michael Phelps avoided jail time today when a judge placed him on probation for pleading guilty to a drunken driving charge for the second time in 10 years. The punishment came with a warning.
Updated: 19 mins ago
What to expect in Bucs’ final two games

What to expect in Bucs’ final two games

At 2-12 the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will face Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers on Sunday at Raymond James Stadium.
Updated: 21 mins ago
Hot Reads: Bucs playing to win final two games

Hot Reads: Bucs playing to win final two games

TAMPA — Bucs coach Lovie Smith knows there is some chatter from Tampa Bay fans suggesting the franchise would be better off losing its final two games to finish 2-14 and ensure a premium pick in the 2015 draft.
Updated: 1 hour ago

Bucs notes: Run game is key against Packers

TAMPA — With Green Bay QB Aaron Rodgers coming to town Sunday, directing an offense that averages 31 points, the Bucs figure their best defense could be a strong commitment to a ground game that eats up clock and keeps Rodgers stewing on the e...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Rays finalize 11-player, three-team Myers trade

Rays finalize 11-player, three-team Myers trade

The Rays make it official. Outfielder Wil Myers, catcher Ryan Hanigan and two minor league pitchers go to the Padres in return for five players, two of whom come from the Nationals. And Hanigan may now be headed to the Red Sox.
Updated: 3 hours ago

Bolts notes: Viruses force team to take precautions

NEWARK, N.J. — In the season of the mumps around the NHL, quarantining players from each other has become a normal occurrence as 16 have been diagnosed with the virus that is making the rounds.
Updated: 4 hours ago

Tampa-area holiday prep basketball tournaments

The following is a list of holiday basketball tournaments happening in the Tampa Bay area and beyond. To add a tournament to the list, email Nick Williams at nwilliams@tampatrib.com
Updated: 5 hours ago
Rays name Foley bench coach, Baldelli first-base coach

Rays name Foley bench coach, Baldelli first-base coach

ST. PETERSBURG — The Tampa Bay Rays finalized their coaching staff Friday morning with internal hires.
Updated: 6 hours ago

Jaguars’ win keeps Titans in running for top draft pick

JACKSONVILLE — The Jacksonville Jaguars defeated the Tennessee Titans 21-13 on Thursday night in a battle of two of the NFL’s worst teams.
Updated: 7 hours ago
Ex-Bucs OC Tedford headed to CFL as head coach

Ex-Bucs OC Tedford headed to CFL as head coach

Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordiator Jeff Tedford has reportedly agreed to become the head coach of the Canadian Football League’s British Columbia Lions.
Updated: 9 hours ago