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Expectations high for new Bucs DE Johnson

Expectations high for new Bucs DE Johnson

TAMPA — On the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ roster sheet, defensive end Michael Johnson is listed at 270 pounds.
Published: 07/27/14
Jeff Gordon wins Brickyard a record fifth time

Jeff Gordon wins Brickyard a record fifth time

INDIANAPOLIS — With a tinge of gray hair at his temples, his hat on backward and his two young children by his side, Jeff Gordon celebrated as if he was 23 years old again.
Published: 07/27/14
Bucs notes: Doug Martin welcome contact

Bucs notes: Doug Martin welcome contact

Doug Martin, whose 2013 season ended early, is a happy camper now that he seems to be back in form.
Published: 07/27/14
Rays’ win streak ends as Ortiz’s flip causes flap

Rays’ win streak ends as Ortiz’s flip causes flap

The Rays’ winning streak came to an end Sunday, 3-2 to the Red Sox. It came to end with one mighty swing from David Ortiz that was followed by an exaggerated bat flip and a leisurely stroll around the bases, timed on some stop watches at 29.3 seconds.
Published: 07/27/14

Woodhouse dominates in third win at East Bay Raceway

GIBSONTON — At East Bay Raceway on Saturday night, feature winners on the one-third-mile clay oval were Forrest Gough for the Limited Late Models, Kyle Bronson in the Gagel’s Open Wheel Modifieds, Buck Woodhouse for the Q Auto & Injury ...
Published: 07/28/14
Italy's Vincenzo Nibali wins Tour de France

Italy's Vincenzo Nibali wins Tour de France

PARIS — Vincenzo Nibali won the Tour de France on Sunday, becoming the first Italian in 16 years to triumph in cycling’s greatest race by chiseling a lead over his main rivals a few seconds at a time and dominating them in the mountain...
Published: 07/27/14

Understudies help spark Rays recent surge

ST. PETERSBURG — Look at the Rays now. Just like they drew it up during spring training, right?
Published: 07/27/14
Tampa’s La Russa enters Hall of Fame at last

Tampa’s La Russa enters Hall of Fame at last

TAMPA — It was 1989. Tony La Russa, the Oakland Athletics manager, was on the verge of winning his first World Series. At the high-water mark of his career, he visited with a Tampa reporter and spoke about old times....
Published: 07/27/14
Strong bullpen gives Rays 9th straight win

Strong bullpen gives Rays 9th straight win

The Rays have won a season-high nine straight, making this the second-longest winning streak in team history behind the 12 consecutive wins recorded by the 2004 Devil Rays.
Published: 07/26/14
Their time to chase greatness

Their time to chase greatness

TAMPA — The chase is on.
Published: 07/27/14