6:08 PM EDT, Tue May 03, 2016

For starters: Rays vs. Dodgers, with Moore on the mound

The Dodgers tonight make their visit to the Trop since 2007, but they have several familiar faces - ex-Rays OF Carl Crawford, LHP J.P. Howell and LHP Scott Kazmir, along with top baseball executive Andrew Friedman.Crawford returns as one of the best players in Rays history,
Tampa Tribune 5 hours ago

Aguayo's expertise with 'mortar kicks' factor in Bucs' draft decision

Roberto Aguayo's ability to kick off deep, and kick high to take advantage of new kickoff rules, was a factor in the Bucs moving up 15 spots to draft him in the second round.
Tampa Bay Times 5 hours ago

Anton Stralman joins Lightning optional skate

Defenseman Anton Stralman took part in the Lightning's optional morning skate Tuesday in a regular-colored jersey, his first skate with the team since fracturing his left leg Mar. 25.

List of tryout players for Bucs rookie minicamp growing

Before you go questioning the significance of tryout players at rookie minicamp, remember that this time last year, such a list included receivers Adam Humphries and Donteea Dye, who not only signed as free agents and made the Bucs' active roster, but played a significant amount of football last season.

Meet the Bucs rookies: Missouri Western OT Leonard Wester

The Bucs have ample depth on the offensive line, including well-paid veteran backups like tackle Gosder Cherilus and guard/center Evan Smith. They'll be challenged by a group of rookies, including not only fifth-round pick Caleb Benenoch, but undrafted rookies as well.

Meet the Bucs rookies: West Chester TE Tim Brown

The Bucs' battle for a fourth tight end is a complicated one -- first, whether they'll carry one -- but one challenger to veteran Brandon Myers and practice-squad prospect Tevin Westbrook is undrafted rookie free agent Tim Brown of West Chester in Pennsylvania.
Tampa Tribune 12 hours ago

Dodgers series a mini-reunion for former Rays

In addition to former VP of baseball operations Andrew Friedman, the Rays also welcome back former left fielder Carl Crawford, reliever J.P. Howell and starting pitcher Scott Kazmir, who they will face tonight.
Tampa Tribune 18 hours ago

Rays notebook: Forsythe off to great start

ST. PETERSBURG -- The Rays took the somewhat atypical step of making 2B Logan Forsythe a leadoff hitter for the simple reason they want him to get as many at-bats as possible. And while the offense sputtered through the first month of the season, the decision to move Forsythe to the top of
Tampa Bay Times 20 hours ago

Dodgers' Carl Crawford still among best players in Rays history

His prime is past, but Carl Crawford should be remembered as one of the Rays' best.
Tampa Bay Times 20 hours ago

Rays-Dodgers Tuesday preview; several ex-Rays coming to town

Familiar faces The Dodgers come to town with four long-time members of the Rays organization: OF Carl Crawford
Tampa Tribune 20 hours ago

Friedman's impact endures with Rays

ST. PETERSBURG -- It was months before Stuart Sternberg's purchase of the Rays in the fall of 2005 would be complete when Andrew Friedman first appeared at Tropicana Field. He was part of the new regime, a kid fresh from Wall Street. A mystery. "I thought he was an intern,
Newsday 23 hours ago

'Soft'? Islanders plan to get more physical against Lightning

The Islanders are trying to figure out how to bottle up some of the Lightning's elite skaters. One way you're sure to see in Tuesday's Game 3 is an old-fashioned containment style -- the Isles are going to get physical.
Newsday 23 hours ago

Islanders practice for Game 3 vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

The Islanders practiced for Game 3 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday, May 2, 2016 at Barclays Center. Game 3 is Tuesday, May 3.
Tampa Tribune May 2, 2016

Armwood grad Eric Striker honored for thoughtful racial dialogue

Eric Striker, football player, never wanted to be solely categorized as an athlete. The idea of somehow changing the world, he once said, was intriguing. Monday afternoon at the University of Oklahoma, where he matured into an All-American linebacker and helped the Sooners to last season's
Tampa Tribune May 2, 2016

Bucs sign 19 undrafted rookie free agents

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday announced the signing of 19 undrafted free agents ahead of a three-day rookie minicamp that starts Friday. Here is the list of players: Running back Peyton Barber (Auburn) Fullback Tim Brown (West Chester) Tight end Kylon Cartwright (Colorado State) Linebacker

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