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Lovie Smith confident return of injured players will help
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— The last thing Lovie Smith wanted to do in his first year as coach of the Buccaneers was to get off to the kind of start that...

Ira Kaufman weighs in on this weekend’s NFL games

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Updated: 13 hours ago
Lovie Smith confident return of injured players will help

Lovie Smith confident return of injured players will help

TAMPA — The last thing Lovie Smith wanted to do in his first year as coach of the Buccaneers was to get off to the kind of start that made 2013 the last year of the Greg Schiano era. Yet here he is, saddled with an 0-3 record and contemplating...
Updated: 13 hours ago
Bucs promotion is legal, but does it encourage gambling?

Bucs promotion is legal, but does it encourage gambling?

TAMPA — Raffles at Moose and Elks lodges and even at the weekly church social might yield a couple of hundred bucks, but raffles at professional sporting events can be much more lucrative, and the crowd much more eager to participate....
Updated: 14 hours ago
Column: Let’s not forget NFL’s good guys, like Derrick Brooks

Column: Let’s not forget NFL’s good guys, like Derrick Brooks

We interrupt this ongoing police report to remind you that the majority of NFL players abhor the actions of some celebrated miscreants.
Updated: 21 hours ago
Goodell: ‘Same mistakes can never be repeated’

Goodell: ‘Same mistakes can never be repeated’

More defiant than contrite, Roger Goodell announced no sweeping changes in his first public statements in more than a week of turmoil surrounding the NFL’s handling of players accused of crimes.
Published: 09/19/14
Updated: 09/20/14
Bucs notes: McCown is the starter if healthy, Smith says

Bucs notes: McCown is the starter if healthy, Smith says

An MRI exam revealed a severe sprain but not a broken thumb for quarterback Luke McCown. An unconfirmed Fox Sports report says he may get another test on the thumb, however.
Published: 09/20/14
Winless Bucs searching for way to overcome adversity

Winless Bucs searching for way to overcome adversity Video

Ready to put some distance between themselves and one of the most humiliating losses in franchise history, the Bucs couldn't get out of Atlanta fast enough on Thursday night. On this night, however, they couldn't even get that right.
Published: 09/19/14
Updated: 09/20/14
Takeaways from Bucs 56-14 defeat

Takeaways from Bucs 56-14 defeat Video

Olivia Stacey talks with Roy Cummings, the Tribune’s Bucs beat writer, about the Bucs loss to the Atlanta Falcons.
Published: 09/19/14

McCown has significant sprain, not a break

TAMPA — An MRI on the injured right thumb of Buccaneers quarterback Josh McCown revealed a significant sprain, but not a break.
Published: 09/19/14
It’s clear that the Bucs just weren’t ready
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It’s clear that the Bucs just weren’t ready

ATLANTA — They weren’t ready.
Published: 09/19/14
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