9:55 PM EDT, Fri September 19, 2014
Tampa Bay Times 8 hours ago

Zobrist wins MVP award now named for Zimmer

The Tampa Bay chapter of the Baseball Writers' Association announced the winners of its annual awards today. 
Tampa Tribune 21 hours ago

USF coach is eager for Bulls to create identity

TAMPA -- It's clearly the most important game in coach Willie Taggart's relatively short tenure with the University of South Florida football program. It's a chance to reverse momentum and earn some nationally televised attention. More than anything, it's the
Tampa Bay Times 23 hours ago

Rays, Lightning ranked most affordable by ESPN

The Rays and Lightning are tops in their sports in terms of affordability of tickets, parking and concession in ESPN The Magazine's new Ultimate Rankings of the 122 teams in MLB and the NFL, NHL and NBA.
Tampa Bay Times Sep 17, 2014

For starters, Rays vs. Yankees, seeking a sweek in Jeter's farewell

The Rays gave retiring Yankees star Derek Jeter some nice parting gifts during a pre-game ceremony on Tuesday, then hit him on the hand during the game.
Tampa Bay Times Sep 17, 2014

Girardi says Rays need to learn how to pitch inside, however ...

Joe Girardi has a conveniently short memory.In the aftermath of Tuesday's benches-and-bullpen clearing standoff, the Yankees manager, upset and frustrated as his team's slim playoff hopes are all but extinguished, accused the Rays of not knowing how to pitch inside properly and suggesting they learn. He pointed to how …
Tampa Tribune Sep 17, 2014

USF's Taggart still thinks AAC title is attainable

TAMPA -- The University of South Florida Bulls, in their 18th season, already have some history other football programs can only dream about. Once, the Bulls were ranked No. 2 in the nation. Once, they built a giant-killing reputation, beating the likes of Notre Dame, Auburn, Clemson, Florida

Football report: Davis still sidelined

USF again will be without senior WR Andre Davis for Friday night's American Athletic Conference opener against Connecticut, and could remain sidelined for the foreseeable future, Coach Willie Taggart said Tuesday.Davis, 14 catches and 162 yards shy of the school's career record in both categories, has missed the last two games after …
Tampa Bay Times Sep 16, 2014

For starters, Rays vs. Yankees, on Derek Jeter Day

Before the Rays take the field tonight, they will honor retiring Yankees star SS Derek Jeter.
Tampa Bay Times Sep 15, 2014

Jeter's time in Tampa started with tears

    ST. PETERSBURG - Retiring Yankees star Derek Jeter acknowledged Monday that his love affair with the Tampa Bay area got off to quite a rocky start.

Know the foe: UConn

A look at Connecticut, which faces the Bulls on Friday at Raymond James StadiumNickname: HuskiesRecord: 1-2 (Win -- Stony Brook, 19-16; Losses -- BYU, 35-10; Boise State, 38-21)Coach: Bob Diaco (first season)The breakdown: Like Willie Taggart, Diaco is trying to restore …

Taggart: O-line must improve

Though billed as a noticeably stronger unit following an offseason of increased bulk and bench presses, the USF offensive line's collective muscle mass sustained a muscle massacre Saturday. In the wake of that debacle against N.C. State, Coach Willie Taggart is challenging the group to step up. Immediately.Appearing on …
Tampa Bay Times Sep 15, 2014

For starters, Rays vs. Yankees and the beginning of Derek Jeter's farewell to the Trop

The Rays are back at Tropicana Field for the beginning of their final homestand of the series. The six-game set begins with three against the Yankees, starting tonight.

Full disclosure: My latest AP ballot

During the season's initial weeks, as the fly-by-nighters are sifted from the legitimate contenders, watch for a lot of fluctuation on this ballot. Case in point: South Carolina, whom I dropped altogether last week, but now re-insert into my top 10. Granted, defensive concerns remain in Columbia, but the 'Cocks have posted …
Tampa Bay Times Sep 14, 2014

Rays to add 3: Colome, Franklin, Riefenhauser

With Triple-A Durham losing Saturday in the International League championship, the Rays are calling up three more players who will join them Monday in St. Petersburg: RHP Alex Colome, INF Nick Franklin, LHP C.J. Riefenhauser.
Tampa Bay Times Sep 14, 2014

For starters, Rays at Jays, with Archer changing up

After a sloppy loss on Saturday, the Rays are back on the field at Rogers Centre this afternoon trying to win the series from the Jays.

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