2:08 AM EDT, Sat November 01, 2014
Tampa Tribune 2 hours ago

Bulls look for aggression against Houston

TAMPA -- On paper, it looked like an athletic, swarm-to-the-ball unit, one that would force turnovers and create havoc. The University of South Florida defense has enjoyed such moments this season, but not nearly enough. There have been longer stretches where the Bulls were pushed around and
Tampa Bay Times 3 hours ago

Kelly Nash to leave Rays TV crew

Kelly Nash is leaving the Rays TV crew after two seasons. Nash's duties included pre-, in- and post-game reports, as well as hosting some of the Inisde the Rays show for Sun Sports. Kelly Nash is leaving the Rays TV crew after two seasons.
The Ledger 3 hours ago

Bucs Hope RB Sims Can Be Spark Offense Needs

Charles Sims was smiling like a kid who was about to open his Halloween candy. Sims had gone through his first day of practice with pads this week and still felt good.
Tampa Bay Times 3 hours ago

Chicago Cubs hire former Rays manager Joe Maddon

Tampering charges could follow him, but Rays coaches can't.
The Ledger 5 hours ago

USF Needs to Win 3 of Last 4 Games to Qualify for a Bowl

Willie Taggart doesn't want his team thinking about math today when South Florida takes on Houston at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa.
Akron Beacon Journal 6 hours ago
Buccaneers’ towering receivers pose giant challenge for Browns defensive backs

Buccaneers’ towering receivers pose giant challenge for Browns defensive backs

BEREA: The Tampa Bay Buccaneers may be just 1-6 as they prepare to take on the Browns Sunday at FirstEnergy Stadium, but they definitely tower over them in one area.When the Buccaneers offense lines up against the Browns defense, cornerbacks Joe Haden and Buster Skrine will be looking at two receivers — rookie Mike Evans and veteran Vincent Jackson — who are each listed at 6-foot-5 and more than 230 pounds.When you consider that Haden (5-feet-11) and Skrine (5-feet-9) will be giving up a minimum of six inches each, that could be a significant mountain to climb. Tampa Bay coach Lovie...
Tampa Bay Times 7 hours ago

Steven Stamkos makes kid's dream come true

Noah Difilippo, 12 plays center in upstate New York and his favorite player is Lightning captain Steven Stamkos, so when he got to participate in Make-a-Wish, it was a no-brainer.
Tampa Bay Times 8 hours ago

Anthony Collins, Doug Martin likely out for Bucs

TAMPA — For the third day in a row, the Bucs practiced without starting LT Anthony Collins (foot) and RB Doug Martin (ankle) on Friday, making it unlikely they'll play in Sunday's game at Cleveland.
Tampa Bay Times 9 hours ago

Embattled Bucs offensive line vows to improve

TAMPA — After allowing nine sacks in the first five games, the Bucs' offensive line has taken a step back in the last two, allowing a combined 10 sacks, matching the most in the NFL by any team in its last two games.
Tampa Tribune 9 hours ago

Hot Reads: Bucs defense wants more takeaways

TAMPA -- The Bucs yielded only 13 points through four quarters against Minnesota last week, yet still found a way to lose the game as the Vikings pulled out a 19-13 victory in overtime. Gerald McCoy thinks he knows why. "Obviously, giving up less points is huge for us,''
Tampa Bay Times 10 hours ago

Callahan ready to return; Paquette reassigned to Syracuse

Veteran wing Ryan Callahan said after practice today he's ready to return to the lineup Saturday against the Capitals.

Holliday off: Bucs waive injured returner after 1 game

Trindon Holliday's tenure with the Bucs was decidedly short, as the Bucs waived-injured the return specialist on Friday after just one game due to a hamstring injury.

If Cousins starts, rookie Pamphile could be active

As if the 1-6 record weren't enough, Bucs fans have lamented the lack of impact this season from the lower-round rookies -- running back Charles Sims has been injured, receiver Robert Herron has 58 total receiving yards, and offensive linemen Kadeem Edwards and Kevin Pamphile have been inactive every game.
Tampa Bay Times 11 hours ago

Cubs move closer to Maddon deal by firing Renteria

The path for former Rays manager Joe Maddon to complete his deal with the Cubs was cleared Friday when the Cubs fired Rick Renteria to official create an opening.

Barron zinger: Lovie says safeties aren't 'passive'

Two days after former Bucs safety Mark Barron said he didn't like the "passive" nature of Lovie Smith's defense, the Bucs coach fired back, volunteering a passing reference to the line, then making it clear there is aggressive play on his team.

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