3:52 AM EDT, Sun August 30, 2015
Tampa Bay Times 14 hours ago

For starters, Rays vs. Royals, trying to bounce back

After losing yet another close game, the Rays take on the AL-best Royals again tonight with RHP Jake Odorizzi on the mound. The Royals are starting RHP Kris Medlen.
Tampa Bay Times Aug 28, 2015

For starters, Royals vs Rays

The Rays lineup for tonight's series opener against the Royals, owners of the best record in the American League (78-49):LF Grady SizemoreRF Daniel Nava3B Evan Longoria DH John Jaso2B Logan ForsytheSS Asdrubal Cabrera1B James LoneyCF Kevin KiermaierC Rene RiveraRHP Erasmo …

Taggart: Flowers doesn't have to lead

He'll be summoned to sprint out and set his feet, to zone read or zip one downfield in play-action. He'll have to improvise, even audible on occasion.

Plant's Jordan Reed in mix for punt-return gig

With punt returner Hassan Childs (torn right ACL) sidelined for the season, the Bulls are considering turning to a freshman to fill the vacancy.Linebackers/special teams coach Raymond Woodie said Thursday former Plant High standout Jordan Reed currently leads the tight competition, which also includes Tampa Bay Tech alumnus Tajee …
Tampa Bay Times Aug 27, 2015

Jennings back to DL, Butler called ip

The Rays out OF Desmond Jennings back on the DL today with a bruised left knee and called up OF Joey Butler.
Tampa Bay Times Aug 27, 2015

For starters, Rays vs. Twins, seeking to avoid a sweep

After a second straight frustrating loss, the Rays will try to avoid being swept by the Twins tonight in the series finale.
Tampa Bay Times Aug 26, 2015

Rays Jake Odorizzi makes a friend at All Children's

As part of a Rays Kids Spirit Day, RHP Jake Odorizzi and OF Desmond Jennings on Wednesday visited patients at All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg. Odorizzi and 3-year-old Vance Upthegrove, shown above, hung out and played video games.  Upthegrove has eight Rays signed baseballs, inscribed with everything from "Get Well Soon!" to …
Tampa Bay Times Aug 26, 2015

Rays place Casali on DL and call up Arencibia; Jennings day to day

After an MRI confirmed a left hamstring strain, the Rays placed C Curt Casali on the DL Wednesday and called up J.P. Arencibia from Triple-A Durham.
Tampa Bay Times Aug 26, 2015

For starters, Rays vs. Twins, on Archer Day

Coming off Tuesday's tough loss to the Twins, the Rays take the field tonight with All-Star ace Chris Archer on the mound.

CB Hassan Childs out for season

While injuries haven't reached pestilent proportions at USF this August, the Bulls hardly are entering their inaugural game week of 2015 unscathed.Reserve CB Hassan Childs sustained a torn right ACL at a recent practice and will miss the season, Coach Willie Taggart reported Wednesday. A junior with three career interceptions, he …
Tampa Tribune Aug 26, 2015

Ex-USF QB Daniels makes bid at receiver for Seahawks

RENTON, Wash. -- B.J. Daniels has played football since he was 6 years old and never played any position other than quarterback. So naturally there was some hesitation when the Seahawks came to him asking if he would consider moving to wide receiver this offseason. However, Daniels has made a

Reilly not ready...yet

Though he's getting closer to returning to a normal practice schedule, OL Reilly Gibbons likely won't play in the Sept. 5 season opener against Florida A&M, Coach Willie Taggart said Tuesday. Gibbons, a Stanford transfer granted an NCAA waiver that allows him to play immediately, is recovering from an unspecified knee procedure. …
Tampa Bay Times Aug 25, 2015

Loney silent on suspension

Rays first baseman James Loney was not in a talking mood prior to today’s game against the Twins, but he is in the starting lineup. Loney was suspended for one game and fined an undisclosed amount Tuesday for making contact with umpire Paul Nauert during a confrontation after being ejected from Saturday night’s game in Oakland. …
Tampa Tribune Aug 25, 2015

USF notes: Two key defenders suspended for first two games

TAMPA -- The University of South Florida Bulls will be without two key defensive playmakers for this season's first two games. Junior linebacker Nigel Harris and senior linebacker Tashon Whitehurst are suspended for the Sept. 5 opener against Florida AM and the Sept. 12 game at
Tampa Bay Times Aug 25, 2015

James Loney gets 1-game suspension

Rays 1B James Loney has been suspended 1 game and fined an undisclosed amount as a result of making contact with umpire Paul Nauert during a confrontation following his ejection from Saturday's game. Loney's suspension was to start tonight but he has opted to appeal so it won't be served until a hearing.