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Friday, Oct 31, 2014

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Stamkos helps make boy’s wish come true

Stamkos helps make boy’s wish come true

TAMPA — With a burst of speed, a quick deke and a foot pump, Noah Defilippo rocketed a puck off the crossbar and into the net behind Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Evgeni Nabokov on Friday.
Updated: 40 mins ago
Cubs hire former Rays chief Maddon as manager

Cubs hire former Rays chief Maddon as manager

CHICAGO – Joe Maddon was hired as manager of the Chicago Cubs on Friday, hours after the team fired Rick Renteria.
Updated: 1 hour ago

Hot Reads: Bucs defense wants more takeaways

TAMPA — The Bucs yielded only 13 points through four quarters against Minnesota last week, yet still found a way to lose the game as the Vikings pulled out a 19-13 victory in overtime.
Updated: 3 hours ago

Bucs notes: LT Collins ‘doubtful’ Sunday at Cleveland

TAMPA — Left tackle Anthony Collins, signed as a free agent to protect the blind side of Tampa Bay’s quarterbacks, is unlikely to play at Cleveland Sunday because of a foot injury that prohibited him from practicing this week....
Updated: 3 hours ago
Rays exercise $7.5 million option on Zobrist

Rays exercise $7.5 million option on Zobrist

ST. PETERSBURG — After some jarring changes at the top of the organization in recent weeks, the Tampa Bay Rays chose continuity Friday by exercising their 2015 club option on versatile Ben Zobrist.
Updated: 3 hours ago
Group argues Redskins’ lawsuit should be tossed

Group argues Redskins’ lawsuit should be tossed Video

WASHINGTON — Five Native Americans are asking a Virginia judge to dismiss a lawsuit the Washington Redskins filed after the group successfully challenged the team’s name, arguing it is offensive.
Updated: 7 hours ago

Gators open at No. 7 in AP hoops poll; Kentucky No. 1

The Florida Gators will open the college basketball season ranked seventh in The Associated Press preseason poll, six spots behind top-ranked SEC rival Kentucky.
Updated: 7 hours ago

Saints top Panthers 28-10 to take NFC South lead

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Carolina Panthers need to get their offense moving before it’s too late to make another playoff run this season.
Updated: 10 hours ago
FSU rallies to beat Louisville, 42-31

FSU rallies to beat Louisville, 42-31 Video

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – If trailing Auburn by 18 last season in the BCS Championship game didn’t shake Florida State, a 21-0 first-half deficit to Louisville surely wasn’t going to, either.
Updated: 11 hours ago
Bolts notes: Lecavalier healing but unable to play

Bolts notes: Lecavalier healing but unable to play

Former Tampa Bay Lightning captain Vinny Lecavalier did not want to miss playing in his only trip home this season.
Updated: 11 hours ago