9:51 AM EDT, Wed October 22, 2014
The Ledger 11 hours ago

NFL Roundup: Sources Say Ray Rice Hearing Will Be Held Nov. 5-6

A hearing on Ray Rice's appeal of his indefinite suspension will be held Nov. 5 and 6, two people familiar with the situation said Tuesday.
Tampa Bay Times 11 hours ago

Giants pound Shields, Royals in World Series opener

The Giants batter former Ray James Shields in a Game 1 rout.
Tampa Bay Times 12 hours ago

Royals' 'superfan' SungWoo Lee arrives from South Korea

SEOUL, South Korea — The die-hard, long-time Royals fan from Seoul who became an international celebrity after he was superstitiously credited with sparking the team's playoff run created quite a scene at Kauffman Stadium on Tuesday night before the World Series opener.
Tampa Bay Times Oct 20, 2014

World Series snapshots

Sub-90 Series This is the first World Series to feature two teams that failed to win 90 games in a complete season. But recent history mutes the notion that the second wild card cheapens the importance of the regular season. None of the other four teams to win the wild-card game (introduced in 2012) went on to win the pennant. And …
Tampa Bay Times Oct 20, 2014

Jones: Royals' rise renews McRae's interest in baseball

Hal McRae is 69 years old and retired these days. He lives down in Bradenton, just over the bridge from Tropicana Field.
Tampa Bay Times Oct 20, 2014

Trade for Shields spurred Royals to turnaround

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The moment Alex Gordon knew the Kansas City Royals were serious about winning can be traced to a cold December day when his wife heard they had traded for James Shields.
Tampa Bay Times Oct 18, 2014

Same philosophy, different approach for Rays' Silverman

Matt Silverman won't run the Rays exactly the same way Andrew Friedman did for nine seasons before leaving last week for the Dodgers.
Tampa Bay Times Oct 17, 2014

Former Rays exec Andrew Friedman: Dodgers won't pursue Joe Maddon

Departed top Rays baseball executive Andrew Friedman did his best to further quell speculation that manager Joe Maddon will follow him to the Dodgers, saying Friday that Don Mattingly "definitely" will manage the 2015 season in Los Angeles and potentially many more.
Tampa Bay Times Oct 16, 2014

Giants beat Cardinals, advance to World Series

SAN FRANCISCO — Travis Ishikawa hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning, sending the Giants to the World Series with a 6-3 win over the Cardinals on Thursday night.
Tampa Bay Times Oct 16, 2014

World Series pits pair of wild-card teams

Lorenzo Cain gearing up to run on Buster Posey. Pablo Sandoval trying to launch long balls, Alex Gordon banging into walls chasing them. Madison Bumgarner and former Ray James Shields starting big games, with lights-out bullpens poised to close 'em.
Tampa Bay Times Oct 16, 2014

Rays sign pitcher Michael Kohn

The Rays signed RHP Michael Kohn to a major-league contract, filling their 40-man roster.
The Ledger Oct 16, 2014

Silverman: Rays Intend To Hold On to Maddon

Until and if the Rays sign manager Joe Maddon to another multiseason extension, there will be speculation that he eventually will join departed top executive Andrew Friedman with the Dodgers.
Tampa Bay Times Oct 15, 2014

Giants rally past Cardinals, take 3-1 NLCS lead

SAN FRANCISCO — Buster Posey drove in three runs and the Giants took advantage of some clunky defense by St. Louis first baseman Matt Adams, beating the Cardinals 6-4 Wednesday night to move within one victory of the World Series.
Tampa Bay Times Oct 15, 2014

Royals finish sweep of Orioles, head to World Series

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — With more dominant defense, an opportunistic offense that plated two runs in the first inning and a bullpen that shut down the Orioles again, Greg Holland and the Royals wrapped up a sweep of the AL Championship Series with a 2-1 victory on Wednesday.
Tampa Bay Times Oct 15, 2014

Silverman says Rays intend to hold on to Maddon

ST. PETERSBURG — Until and if the Rays sign manager Joe Maddon to another multi-season extension, there will be speculation that he eventually will join departed top executive Andrew Friedman with the Dodgers.

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