7:14 AM EDT, Fri October 21, 2016
Tampa Bay Times 44 mins ago

Joe Maddon's native Hazleton, Pa., plays unique role in Cubs' push

HAZLETON, Pa. — A sliding door inside Cusat's Café separates the restaurant from the bar, where smoking is allowed, pizza is "pitz" and a can of cold Yuengling is $1. The mayor, who had to give up ownership of the place once he took office, lives upstairs. He grew up there and lived in three other spots around the block before …
Tampa Bay Times 59 mins ago

Former Rays prospect Andrew Toles goes from frozen foods to Dodgers outfield

LOS ANGELES — The experience gap in the Los Angeles Dodgers' starting lineup for its two National League Championship Series victories over the Chicago Cubs was so vast, the fleet-footed outfielder Andrew Toles would have a hard time covering it. On one end was Toles, in his fourth month in the majors. At the other was Chase Utley, who is …
Tampa Tribune Oct 18, 2016

Rays stadium in Oldsmar? The mayor sure thinks so

OLDSMAR -- No one can accuse Oldsmar Mayor Doug Bevis of not dreaming big. The Tampa Bay Rays have yet to reveal where they would like to build a new ballpark, but that has not deterred Bevis from pitching the north Pinellas city of just 14,000 people as the best location for a new multi-
Tampa Bay Times Oct 15, 2016

Tebow struggles at times on baseball field, makes impression in other ways

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — The player came to home plate, bat in hand, and was greeted by the opposing catcher, Nick Ciuffo, who is acquainted with most of his opponents in the Arizona Fall League from a youth spent on baseball diamonds.
Tampa Bay Times Oct 15, 2016

Maddon confident as Cubs face Dodgers in NLCS

A fresh coat of green paint was applied to the railings at Wrigley Field on Thursday as the grounds crew tended to the field and ivy.
Tampa Bay Times Oct 15, 2016

Hal Steinbrenner enthused by Yankees' prospects

TAMPA — Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner is enthused about the team's prospects after watching many of them play in instructional league games this month.
Tampa Bay Times Oct 15, 2016

Steelers receiver Brown pays tribute to late Marlins, Alonso pitcher Fernandez with custom cleats

The latest customized cleats from Steelers receiver Antonio Brown have posthumous tributes to South Florida athletes Kimbo Slice and Jose Fernandez. Brown is a Miami native, and the Steelers visit the Dolphins on Sunday.
Tampa Bay Times Oct 14, 2016

Indians' Bauer injured while repairing drone

CLEVELAND — Indians starter Trevor Bauer cut open his right pinkie while repairing a drone, which he likes to build and fly, and won't start tonight's Game 2 of the AL Championship Series against the Blue Jays.
Tampa Bay Times Oct 14, 2016

ALCS matches Jays and Indians, who had eventful regular-season meetings

CLEVELAND — There wasn't a bench-clearing brawl.
Tampa Bay Times Oct 13, 2016

As Francona keeps juggling, Indians keep winning

CLEVELAND — Corey Kluber is back at the top of the Indians' make-it-up-as-they-go rotation.
Tampa Bay Times Oct 12, 2016

Nationals' Max Scherzer excited for NLDS Game 5 start against Dodgers

Tonight's decider is the reason the Nationals signed Max Scherzer.
Tampa Bay Times Oct 10, 2016

MLB Playoffs: Jose Lobaton's reminder of old Tampa Bay Rays magic

Lobaton's heroics proof there's no keeping the Rays out of the postseason
Tampa Bay Times Oct 8, 2016

Rays' offseason challenge: improve without increasing payroll

ST. PETERSBURG — Rays officials head into the offseason facing the dually difficult challenge of trying to improve their team against increasingly tough competition without increasing their $68 million or so payroll.
Tampa Bay Times Oct 8, 2016

Ben Zobrist and other Cubs are truly at home at Wrigley Field

CHICAGO — It was a step back in time for Cubs second baseman Ben Zobrist.
Tampa Bay Times Oct 8, 2016

Blue Jays take control of ALDS series with Game 2 win over Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas — Talk about a 1-2-3 punch for the Blue Jays in these playoffs.