11:29 AM EDT, Tue March 31, 2015

Jameis Winston watch: Greetings from FSU pro day

Greetings from Tallahasssee and FSU's pro day, where all eyes are on quarterback Jameis Winston and several teammates who could join him in the first round of next month's NFL draft.
Tampa Bay Times 4 hours ago

For starters, Rays vs. Red Sox and at Orioles

Today is a busy day for the Rays, as they have two games and break camp in Port Charlotte, shifting their base of operations to the Trop for the remaining exhibitions.
The Ledger 10 hours ago

Tampa Bay 5, Montreal 3: Lightning Clinch Berth In Playoffs With Win

The Tampa Bay Lightning owned the Montreal Canadiens all season. Despite being depleted by injuries, the Lightning completed a five-game, season-series sweep of Montreal with a 5-3 victory on Monday night.
The Ledger 10 hours ago

Rays 6, Orioles 6: Longoria Homers, Andriese Struggles in Tie

Evan Longoria hit his third homer of the spring and drove two runs as the Tampa Bay Rays and Baltimore Orioles played to a 6-6 tie in 10 innings Monday.
San Francisco Chronicle 10 hours ago

Lightning beat Canadiens, clinch NHL playoff berth

Lightning beat Canadiens, clinch NHL playoff berth Tampa Bay goalie Ben Bishop had two assists, Vladislav Namestnikov scored two goals, and the Lightning clinched an Eastern Conference playoff berth with a 5-3 win over the host Montreal Canadiens on Monday night. The Lightning, who lost defensemen Jason Garrison and Andrej Sustr and forward Tyler Johnson to upper-body injuries Saturday, saw defenseman Victor Hedman depart in the third period Monday because of an undisclosed injury. The NHL record of three assists by a goalie was set by Calgary’s Jeff Reese against the Sharks on Feb. 10,...
The Ledger 12 hours ago

QB Winston Will Try To Impress Bucs' Brass

Jameis Winston has spent much of the past two months crisscrossing the nation, sharpening his quarterback skills and trying to convince NFL teams he's learned from mistakes made off the field and ready to become the face of a franchise.
Tampa Tribune 12 hours ago

Bucs take another look at Winston at FSU Pro Day

TAMPA -- The Buccaneers will take another long look at Florida State University quarterback Jameis Winston today. The difference this time is they will see Winston on his turf. The occasion is FSU Pro Day, which will be held at the Seminoles' on-campus indoor practice facility. Tampa

Dan Connolly scheduled to visit Buccaneers

Free-agent offensive lineman Dan Connolly, who served as a captain for the New England Patriots in 2014, is scheduled to visit the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday. Should Connolly land in Tampa, he would be reunited with one of his close friends, former Patriots guard Logan Mankins. The Buccaneers also have ties to the Patriots in the front office, with general manager Jason Licht and his assistant Jon Robinson. Connolly, who turns 33 on Sept. 2, has played in 89 career regular-season games (71 starts).
Tampa Bay Times 14 hours ago

Rays' James Loney tunes out distractions, focuses on baseball

The first baseman isn't quiet so much as focused on his business.
Tampa Bay Times 14 hours ago

Rays: Joey Butler calls tying home run

Call him 'Babe' Having already been told he was sent down, OF Joey Butler came up big for the Rays on Monday with a tying three-run homer with two outs in the ninth off LHP Wesley Wright. Even better? He called his shot in the dugout. "He said, 'Do you guys want to play extras?' He looked at me and (bench coach …
Toronto Star 15 hours ago
Maple Leafs-Lightning: Tuesday game preview

Maple Leafs-Lightning: Tuesday game preview

The prolific Lightning have four players with 20 or more goals.

Orioles and Rays finish in 6-6 tie

Triple-A right-hander Zach Davies allowed one run into the fourth inning and the Orioles had a four-run third but ultimately tied the Tampa Bay Rays, 6-6, at Charlotte Sports Park.
Tampa Tribune 18 hours ago

Council won't vote on Kriseman plan to let Rays look

Mayor Rick Kriseman's revised deal to allow the Tampa Bay Rays to look for a new stadium will not go before the City Council any time soon.
Tampa Bay Times 19 hours ago

Rays whittle roster, reassigning Gomes, Teaford, six others

The Rays moved a step closer to settling their final roster Monday by reassigning two of the non-roster pitchers competing for jobs, RHP Brandon Gomes and LHP Everett Teaford, plus six others.
Tampa Bay Times Mar 30, 2015

Jason Garrison out 3-4 weeks, big blow among Lightning injuries

The Lightning blueline was delivered another big blow Monday as veteran defenseman Jason Garrison will be out 3-4 weeks with an upper-body injury, coach Jon Cooper said this morning.

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