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Oct 9, 2017
Bucs' kicking carousel turns up Patrick Murray, again

Bucs' kicking carousel turns up Patrick Murray, again

TAMPA - After working out a half-dozen kickers Monday morning, the Bucs' new choice is a familiar one: Pat Murray, who handled Tampa Bay's kicking duties in 2014, will take over for the struggling Nick Folk.Murray, 26, has played two games since the start of 2015 - a torn ACL in his
Oct 9, 2017
After tryout, Bucs choose Pat Murray as new kicker

After tryout, Bucs choose Pat Murray as new kicker

After working out a half-dozen kickers Monday morning, the Bucs' new choice is a familiar one. Pat Murray, who handled Tampa Bay's kicking duties in 2014, will take over for the struggling Nick Folk.Murray, 26, has played only two games since the start of 2015 - a torn ACL in his knee took
Oct 8, 2017
Bucs journal: Kicking 'interviews' start Monday

Bucs journal: Kicking 'interviews' start Monday

TAMPA -- The Bucs, considering their options to potentially replace struggling Nick Folk, are expected to bring in six kickers for workouts today.The list includes Pat Murray, who was the Bucs' kicker in 2014 but has missed most of the past two seasons with injuries; Josh Lambo and Marshall
Oct 8, 2017
Tom Jones' Two Cents: Surveying a busy week in sports in Florida

Tom Jones' Two Cents: Surveying a busy week in sports in Florida

The Rays made news last week. The Bucs played Thursday night. The Lightning opened its season Friday night. The Gators, Seminoles and Hurricanes played on Saturday. So, Tampa Bay Times columnist Tom Jones gives his Two Cents on what's happening with those teams, as well as USF.RaysFans are
Oct 8, 2017

Dodgers rough up Diamondbacks 8-5, go up 2-0 in NL Division Series

LOS ANGELES - Yasiel Puig had three hits and drove in two runs, Austin Barnes added a key two-run double and the Dodgers used another relentless offensive performance to beat the Diamondbacks 8-5 Saturday night for a 2-0 lead in their NL Division Series. Former Ray Logan Forsythe had three
Oct 6, 2017
What the Rays' coaching staff shake-up could signal

What the Rays' coaching staff shake-up could signal

What exactly where the Rays doing in making such big changes to the coaching staff?Depends on how you look at it, but - in different ways - it was just time.Time for manager Kevin Cash to get his own staff. When Cash took over in 2015, with no previous managing experience, he pretty
Oct 6, 2017
Bucs-Patriots report card: Tom, can we get your autograph?

Bucs-Patriots report card: Tom, can we get your autograph?

There was royalty all over Raymond James Stadium on Thursday night. The guests of honor were New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick and the GOAT himself, Tom Brady. And Tony Dungy. And: Deion! And several Bucs Ring of Honor inductees on hand for the induction of the late Malcolm Glazer. The Bucs
Oct 5, 2017

PETA calls out Rays again for sting rays touch tank at Trop

PETA is calling once again for the Rays to remove the touch tank that holds sting rays at Tropicana Field and not to include one in any new stadium.The gist of the complaint by the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is the rays are at risk of being hit by baseballs and also "are exposed to
Oct 4, 2017
Bucs' Ring of Honor ceremony a thank-you to Malcolm Glazer

Bucs' Ring of Honor ceremony a thank-you to Malcolm Glazer

TAMPA - In this era of NFL franchise relocation, with the Rams and Chargers playing in Los Angeles and the Raiders ticketed for Las Vegas in a few years, the Bucs may be among the most stable teams in the league.They have invested $150 million into renovations of Raymond James Stadium. They
Oct 4, 2017

Ex-Patriots RB Jonas Gray jailed for not paying child support

Three years ago, Jonas Gray had one of the best games by a running back in NFL history, rushing for 201 yards and four touchdowns in a Patriots win over the Colts in November 2014, with his photo gracing the cover of that week's issue of Sports Illustrated.On Wednesday, the same day the Patriots
Oct 3, 2017
Rays replace pitching coach Jim Hickey with Kyle Snyder

Rays replace pitching coach Jim Hickey with Kyle Snyder

ST. PETERSBURG - Rays general manager Erik Neander and manager Kevin Cash had many nice things to say Tuesday about highly successful longtime pitching coach Jim Hickey, but the most telling - and surprising - was goodbye.At a time when the Rays plan to continue integrating
Oct 3, 2017
Bucs-Patriots: Brent Grimes and Tom Brady meet again

Bucs-Patriots: Brent Grimes and Tom Brady meet again

TAMPA - He ran out of the tunnel and onto the field before Sunday's game at Raymond James Stadium, with the familiar No. 24 on his back, a youthful spring in his step and a smile on his face.Yes, Aiden Grimes celebrated his seventh birthday in style, as the Bucs granted his wish to run out
Oct 3, 2017
Rick and Tom podcast: Can Doug Martin save the Bucs and his career?

Rick and Tom podcast: Can Doug Martin save the Bucs and his career?

Doug Martin is back with the Bucs after serving a four-game suspension dating back to last season. Rick Stroud and Tom Jones break down what this means for the Bucs running game as they get set to face the Patriots on Thursday night.Plus some changes for the Rays as Tom Foley will no longer be the
Oct 2, 2017
Tom Foley leaves bench coach job to kick off Rays' offseason

Tom Foley leaves bench coach job to kick off Rays' offseason

ST. PETERSBURG - Their season of 80-win disappointment just completed, the Rays officially embarked Monday on what looks to be an offseason of considerable change.Following a morning wrapup media session devoid of any news, word leaked of the first major move, with Tom Foley leaving his bench
Oct 2, 2017
Rays journal: Evan Longoria expects to remain with team

Rays journal: Evan Longoria expects to remain with team

ST. PETERSBURG - One subject of speculation for the offseason is whether the Rays will deal cornerstone 3B Evan Longoria before he gains the power of a de facto no-trade clause in April with 10 years in the majors and five with the same team.One person not worried about that is Longoria."My