11:14 PM EDT, Thu September 29, 2016
Tampa Bay Times 1 hour ago

Rays-Rangers Friday preview

Tonight: vs. Rangers 8:05, Globe Life Park TV/radio: Fox Sports Sun; 620-AM, 680-AM (Spanish) Probable pitchers
Tampa Bay Times 2 hours ago

Koetter hears dueling voices with dad on play calls

TAMPA — As Bucs head coach and offensive play-caller, Dirk Koetter has much to juggle on the sideline during games. His simplest decisions — to run, to throw — place the proverbial devil on one shoulder and angel on the other.
Tampa Bay Times 3 hours ago

Bucs defensive coordinator Smith takes blame for rocky start

TAMPA — Welcome to class, students. This introductory course is called Bad Defense 101.
Tampa Bay Times 5 hours ago

Fennelly: Stolen Jose Fernandez jersey a reminder of the world we live in

Here's a disgusting reminder of the creatures who prowl even the corridors of grief in this world:
Tampa Bay Times 7 hours ago

Marchessault left Lightning for 'better opportunity'

Jonathan Marchessault enjoyed his experience with the Lightning.Even as he was a healthy scratch during last year's playoffs, the 5-foot-9 forward insisted he'd love to stay.But Marchessault, 25, ended up leaving in free agency, signing a two-year, $1.5 million deal with Atlantic Division rival Panthers in July. As …
Tampa Bay Times 7 hours ago

For starters: Rays at White Sox, Archer vs. history and weather

As bad as the Rays have been going, losing six straight and going 40 innings without a lead, they hope to avoid a slice of infamy tonight when Chris Archer takes the mound with 19 losses.

Debut just first step for Bucs rookie safety Ryan Smith

It was only six snaps, all on special teams, but for Bucs rookie safety Ryan Smith, Sunday's game against the Rams was a big first step, making his NFL debut after being inactive in the Bucs' first two games.

Lingerie football player bailed out Seferian-Jenkins

One small note from Friday's arrest of then-Bucs tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins on a charge of driving under the influence: The tight end, since waived by the Bucs and claimed by the Jets, was released on a $750 cash bond supplied by another football player.

Bucs' Mike Smith on failing defense: 'The sky is not falling.'

Mike Smith can find a 101 reasons why the Bucs defense has given up the most points in the first three games of the season in club history.
Tampa Bay Times 11 hours ago

Rays: Chris Archer, the 20-loss stigma and the measure of this pitcher

I've got to hand it to Rays pitcher Chris Archer. He appears to be going full steam ahead and will pitch tonight in Chicago with a chance to lose his 20th game of 2016. Ah, the mark of shame.
Tampa Bay Times 11 hours ago

Nikita Kucherov won't report without a contract

Wing Nikita Kucherov may have played for Russia in the World Cup without a contract.
Tampa Bay Times 14 hours ago

Battle for bottom six continues tonight for Lightning

It's fitting former Lightning wing Jonathan Marchessault returns to Amalie Arena tonight with the Panthers for an exhibition game.

Bucs' Mike Evans eager for Broncos' physical corners

Bucs WR Mike Evans is off to a strong start, ranking among the NFL's top five in yards (301), receptions (21) and touchdown catches (3), but he'll have a real challenge this week as Denver comes to Tampa with two Pro Bowl cornerbacks in Aqib Talib and Chris Harris.
Tampa Bay Times 15 hours ago

Fisher praises Rams' line play against Bucs

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — The defensive line was the unquestioned strength for the Rams entering this season, and it showed in a variety of ways during their 37-32 win over the Bucs on Sunday at Raymond James Stadium.
Tampa Bay Times 15 hours ago

Denver's pass rush big challenge for Winston, Bucs

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — If a quarterback wants to keep Denver's devastating pass rush at bay, it seems his only option is to hand the ball off to his running back.