12:16 AM EDT, Sun April 21, 2019
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Lightning out, Rays on

Lightning out, Rays on

ST. PETERSBURG - We all could use a summer of love around here after the best team in hockey went belly-up.Tampa Bay now turns its lonely eyes to the area's other best team in its sport.The Rays.It's true. Despite losing three straight for the first
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Rays' comeback falls short, lose 6-5 to Red Sox

Rays' comeback falls short, lose 6-5 to Red Sox

ST. PETERSBURG - The Rays were counting on veteran starter Charlie Morton to give them a big boost Saturday. Instead, he put them in a big hole, allowing five runs to the Red Sox in a messy second inning.The Rays made up for that, getting back to even by the eighth.
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Marc Topkin's takeaways from Rays' 6-5 loss to Red Sox

Marc Topkin's takeaways from Rays' 6-5 loss to Red Sox

• As we like to say in the press box, you never know what you might see during a game. On Saturday it was the Rays hitting a franchise-record four triples. Odder, they got them in pairs: Ji-Man Choi and Brandon Lowe in the fourth, and Kevin Kiermaier and Austin Meadows in the
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Rays journal: Blake Snell takes a good step toward return

Rays journal: Blake Snell takes a good step toward return

ST. PETERSBURG - Blake Snell's first step toward rejoining the Rays rotation this week was a solid one.Snell said he felt good Saturday after throwing an 18-20 pitch bullpen with a broken toe on his right foot, and manager Kevin Cash said Saturday that the team medical
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Lightning's Andrei Vasilevskiy finalist for Vezina Trophy

Lightning's Andrei Vasilevskiy finalist for Vezina Trophy

Times news servicesThe Lightning's Andrei Vasilevskiy is a finalist for the Vezina Trophy, awarded to the league's top goalie in the regular season.Vasilevskiy, a finalist for the second straight season, is joined by the Stars' Ben Bishop - who
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For starters: Rays vs. Red Sox, with Charlie Morton on the mound

For starters: Rays vs. Red Sox, with Charlie Morton on the mound

UPDATE, 4:05: Blake Snell said he felt good after throwing a 20-pitch bullpen session today and Cash said they were encouraged the toe wasn't an issue. Snell likely will throw another bullpen session on Monday and then the Rays will decide when he returns, with Wednesday
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Andrei Vasilevskiy didn't stand on his head in the playoffs. Instead, he stood tall after them.

Andrei Vasilevskiy didn't stand on his head in the playoffs. Instead, he stood tall after them.

TAMPA - Andrei Vasilevskiy's best performance of the postseason came in the offseason.The Lightning goaltender stood in front of a pack of reporters and did something no one else did: said he needed to be better. He didn't just say "we," he said
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Rays Tales: Given Blake Snell's bathroom break, the 10 weirdest injuries in team history

Rays Tales: Given Blake Snell's bathroom break, the 10 weirdest injuries in team history

ST. PETERSBURG - The Rays have had their share of traumatic injuries over their 22 seasons. anyone who was at the Trop the May 1999 day when Tony Saunders threw a pitch and broke his arm still remembers the horrific sound. Same with Alex Cobb getting hit in the head by a line drive
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Rays shuffle staff again, send down Casey Sadler and call up Jake Faria

Rays shuffle staff again, send down Casey Sadler and call up Jake Faria

ST. PETERSBURG - The need to have a fresh reliever capable of working multiple innings led the Rays to shuffle their pitching staff again Saturday.Casey Sadler,
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Calgary, other top seed, also falls in first round

Calgary, other top seed, also falls in first round

The two top seeds are out. Calgary wasn't swept, but it only won one game and the end result is the same as the Lightning's: an early exit.The Flames led the Western Conference from December on, led the conference by seven points, and tied for the second-most goals in
Apr 19, 2019
Marc Topkin's takeaways from Rays 6-4 Friday loss to Red Sox

Marc Topkin's takeaways from Rays 6-4 Friday loss to Red Sox

Blake Snell was supposed to start Friday until his unfortunate and painful bathroom break on Sunday. While the Rays' staff covered the innings for him well, it also was a reminder of how much better position the Rays could have been in had he not broken a toe.•
Apr 19, 2019
Rays hope it's not the start of something as Red Sox roll to 6-4 win

Rays hope it's not the start of something as Red Sox roll to 6-4 win

ST. PETERSBURG : The mutual admiration was running deep before Friday's first of 19 overall meetings, and the opening of back to back weekend series, between the Rays and the Red Sox, a 6-4 Boston win.On the Rays' side of the field, they made a point to be
Apr 19, 2019
Rays journal: Casey Sadler loads up the camper for trip back to majors

Rays journal: Casey Sadler loads up the camper for trip back to majors

ST. PETERSBURG : Casey Sadler didn't need much time to get ready before heading south after getting word around 12:20 a.m Friday of his somewhat unexpected promotion from Triple-A to join the Rays.That's because Sadler, plus wife Marin and daughter Kaysen (who
Apr 19, 2019
Steve Yzerman: 'I'm extremely excited to be back in Detroit'

Steve Yzerman: 'I'm extremely excited to be back in Detroit'

DETROIT - The Captain is coming home.Hockey Hall of Famer Steve Yzerman was named general manager of the Detroit Red Wings on Friday, returning to the franchise where he was part of three Stanley Cup championship teams and a captain for a league-record 20 seasons.I'm
Apr 19, 2019
What's behind the timing of Steve Yzerman's return to Detroit

What's behind the timing of Steve Yzerman's return to Detroit

Christopher Ilitch and Ken Holland have been thinking about Steve Yzerman's homecoming for seven months.When the Red Wings CEO and then general manager heard Yzerman had stepped down from his role as Lightning GM in September, they saw an opportunity.Ilitch and Holland