5:24 PM EST, Sun December 04, 2016

Bucs' Shorts, Stocker leave game early with injuries

The Bucs lost two offensive starters to injuries on the opening drive, with Luke Stocker injuring his ankle on the opening play and receiver Cecil Shorts being carted off with a potentially significant knee injury on a third-down catch.

McCoy, Rodgers active for Bucs against Chargers

Greetings from San Diego -- no real surprises as the Bucs roll out their inactives for today's game against the Chargers, with Gerald McCoy active despite the foot injury that limited him in practice and Jacquizz Rodgers back active after missing four games with a sprained foot.
Lightning distribute street hockey gear, training in Ellenton

Lightning distribute street hockey gear, training in Ellenton

Former Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Jassen Cullimore sits down with Paul Kennedy and Bobby "The Chief" Taylor to discuss the franchise's Build the Thunder campaign and the recent visit to Ellenton, Fla., for some hockey instruction.

USF expected to receive Birmingham Bowl bid

USF, on the heels of a 10-2 regular season, is expected to formally be invited to the Birmingham Bowl later today.School officials hadn't been notified of their postseason fate as noon approached, but all signs pointed at Birmingham as the Bulls' bowl destination. They will play an SEC foe -- likely 6-6 South Carolina -- in a …
Lightning get right back at it on road in Carolina

Lightning get right back at it on road in Carolina

The Tampa Bay Lightning finish off their back-to-back on the road, facing the Hurricanes in Carolina.
Lightning take down Capitals in shootout to end losing streak

Lightning take down Capitals in shootout to end losing streak

The Tampa Bay Lightning win in the fourth round of the shootout.
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Expect Rays to shop pitching depth at winter meetings

In a world where a middling right-hander such as ex-mate Jeremy Hellickson is worth $17.2 million a year and a steady-at-best free-agent-to-be like Jaime Garcia can net three prospects in trade, the Rays have too many good starters not to deal one away.
Tampa Bay Times 21 hours ago

Downside to Bucs' winning streak: lack of offensive TDs

TAMPA — Lost in its defense-driven three-game winning streak is the Bucs' sudden inability to score many touchdowns.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at San Diego Chargers game preview

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at San Diego Chargers game preview

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers pay a visit the Chargers.

Killorn: 'Unanimous' rejection of NHL proposal on Olympics

There's no doubt NHL players want to participate in the 2018 Olympics in South Korea. "Everyone wants to go to the Olympics," said Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman, who'd likely be on Sweden's roster. There's no doubt NHL players want to participate in the 2018 Olympics in South Korea.

Jason Garrison injury not long-term

Just when the Lightning got defenseman Anton Stralman back, it lost another top-four defenseman.

Report: Taggart met with Oregon AD

In recent days, Twitter has been rife with photos of USF prospects posing with Bulls coaches during in-home visits. Shaun King, T.J. Weist, Alonzo Hampton and David Reaves all have popped up in these smile-centric snapshots.
Tampa Bay Times Dec 2, 2016

Rays expected to pursue catcher Welington Castillo

ST. PETERSBURG — There were no surprises Friday as the Rays tendered contracts to all of their majors-most 11 arbitration-eligible players.
Tampa Bay Times Dec 2, 2016

Bucs center Hawley claims Seahawks rookie spit on him

TAMPA — Bucs C Joe Hawley said he was spat on by a Seahawks player in Sunday's win, and Friday, a Seattle rookie fired back, denying the accusation.

Yzerman concerned, but no shakeup coming for Lightning

If you’re a concerned Lightning fan, you’ve got company.

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