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Stamkos sets tone, lives in moment
COLUMN

Stamkos sets tone, lives in moment

TAMPA — In 2011, a 21-year-old Steven Stamkos began his first turn at the Stanley Cup playoffs flat on his back — leveled by a crunching check by Pittsburgh’s Brooks Orpik in Stamkos’ very first playoff shift. Along the wa...
Published: 05/26/15
Bears release Ray McDonald after latest domestic violence arrest

Bears release Ray McDonald after latest domestic violence arrest

SAN FRANCISCO — The Chicago Bears released defensive end Ray McDonald following a domestic violence arrest in Northern California that police say stemmed from an assault on a woman who was holding a baby.
Published: 05/26/15
Lightning know finishing off Rangers won’t be an easy task

Lightning know finishing off Rangers won’t be an easy task

TAMPA — The Lightning stand at the cusp of playing for the Cup.
Published: 05/25/15
Updated: 05/26/15
Odorizzi gets little support from Rays bats in loss to Mariners

Odorizzi gets little support from Rays bats in loss to Mariners

ST. PETERSBURG — Raise your hand if you’ve heard this one before: Jake Odorizzi deserved better.
Published: 05/25/15
Updated: 05/26/15
Rays notes: Loney lands on DL with broken finger

Rays notes: Loney lands on DL with broken finger

1B James Loney said he will be out four-to-six weeks with a fracture in his left middle finger, a blow that impacts the Rays as much offensively as it does defensively.
Published: 05/25/15
Updated: 05/26/15
Bolts Notes: At 31, Filppula still surprises

Bolts Notes: At 31, Filppula still surprises

TAMPA — It should come as no surprise that through 18 playoffs games, the only Lightning forwards with fewer shots on goal than C Valtteri Filppula are the ones who seldom play or play on the checking line....
Published: 05/25/15
USF baseball gets NCAA bid; UF, FSU, Miami to host

USF baseball gets NCAA bid; UF, FSU, Miami to host

The Bulls (33-24-1) secured their first NCAA Tournament berth since 2002 and will face the Florida Atlantic Owls (40-17) at 1 p.m. Friday in the Gainesville Regional.
Published: 05/25/15
When needed most, Bolts’ Bishop trumps King
COLUMN

When needed most, Bolts’ Bishop trumps King

NEW YORK — He’d let in 10 goals in two games and all the people who aren’t Ben Bishop, which is pretty much all of us, or don’t know Ben Bishop, assumed the sky was falling on the Lightning goaltender. He’d cracked....
Published: 05/25/15
Edwards snaps drought with Coca-Cola 600 win

Edwards snaps drought with Coca-Cola 600 win

Carl Edwards won for the first time in two seasons — and the first time since joining Joe Gibbs Racing — by moving in front 20 laps from the end to take the Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday night.
Published: 05/25/15
Rays drop second straight, falter against A’s

Rays drop second straight, falter against A’s

The A’s pounced on Erasmo Ramirez's mistakes, hitting two home runs, including a three-run shot that put the game out of reach, and the Rays suffered their second straight loss, 7-2.
Published: 05/25/15