3:02 AM EST, Thu March 05, 2015
The Ledger 2 hours ago

Spring Training: Rays Hand Cobb Ball for Opening Day

The Rays named Alex Cobb their opening day starter. Cobb will be followed in the rotation by Chris Archer and Drew Smyly in the April 6-8 opening series vs. Baltimore at Tropicana Field.
Tampa Tribune 3 hours ago

You be the Bucs GM: Linebackers

The NFL calendar officially flips to 2015 with the start of free agency. A three-day negotiating period begins Saturday, allowing teams and prospective free agents to begin the matchmaking process. On Tuesday, contracts can be signed. With at least $33 million in available salary cap space, the
Tampa Tribune 4 hours ago

Bulls trample UCF 74-45

TAMPA -- With South Florida's leading scorer and rebounder sidelined, fans wondered if the Bulls could pull off a win against rival UCF on Wednesday night. Turns out, they could -- in dominating fashion. In the penultimate game of the regular season, the Bulls stomped the Knights,
Tampa Bay Times 5 hours ago

Rays: Cobb finds stray dog's owner

Dog day afternoon Rays RHP Alex Cobb found some info about the stray dog he saved Monday, including his name, Oscar. Also, via the embedded chip, that the original owner is a Fort Myers woman, though she had no interest in the 2-year-old dog, claiming to have given him to someone she would try to reach. Cobb is hoping …
Tampa Bay Times 8 hours ago

Lightning recalls Vladislav Namestnikov from Syracuse Crunch

The Lightning has recalled forward Vladislav Namestnikov from AHL-Syracuse, the team announced Wednesday evening. The 22-year-old has appeared in 26 NHL games this season, recording three goals and four assists. He last played with the Lightning on Feb. 12. The Lightning was down to 12 forwards after trading Brett Connolly to Boston for two draft picks on Monday. In 34 games with the Crunch this season, Namestnikov has 14 goals and 21 assists.
Tampa Bay Times 10 hours ago

Evan Longoria embraces No. 4 spot in Rays order

PORT CHARLOTTE — Certain segments of the Rays' lineup for Thursday's spring opener are purely for exhibition and experimental purposes.
Tampa Bay Times 11 hours ago

Analysis: Alex Cobb's opening day start puts him at top of Rays' hill

PORT CHARLOTTE -— Naming Alex Cobb the opening day starter, as the Rays did Wednesday, was an obvious decision, the only surprise it came this early in the spring, though that for good reason, too.
Tampa Tribune 11 hours ago

Bulls Beat: Allen suspended, but not forgotten

TAMPA - It has largely been a bad-news season for the University of South Florida's men's basketball team. So when USF's leading scorer, senior guard Corey Allen Jr., was declared ineligible by the NCAA last weekend, it was easy to classify it as the latest misfortune in
Tampa Tribune 12 hours ago

Renderings offer glimpse at $25M Amalie Arena upgrades

The Tampa Bay Lightning announced a nearly complete reconstruction of the club level at the Amalie Arena, including plans to add up to 160 loge seats at the north end, new concession stands, remodeled restrooms and a larger outdoor deck.
Tampa Bay Times 17 hours ago

Video: Cobb on being named Rays opening day starter

Pitcher Alex Cobb on being named the Rays' starter for the April 6 season opener against Baltimore at the Trop:    
Tampa Tribune 17 hours ago

Cobb growing attached to Oscar, but stray's original owner located

Rays pitcher Alex Cobb is growing attached to the stray dog he found Monday on a Port Charlotte street. So is Axel, Cobb's American Bulldog.
Tampa Tribune 17 hours ago

Alex Cobb named the Rays' Opening Day starter

Alex Cobb will be on the mound against visiting Baltimore on April 6. He will be followed in the rotation by Chris Archer, Drew Smyly, Jake Odorizzi and a fifth starter to be named.
Tampa Bay Times 18 hours ago

Cobb named Rays opening day starter

The Rays named RHP Alex Cobb their opening day starter.
The Ledger Mar 4, 2015

QB Winston Sells Himself To Bucs in Visit to Tampa

Former Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston, potentially the Bucs' choice as the No. 1 pick in next month's NFL draft, spent Tuesday at One Buc Place for a one-day, face-to-face meeting with team officials.

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