Tuesday, September 25, 2018

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Sports Day Tampa Bay podcast: Did Ryan Fitzpatrick do enough to keep his job?

Sports Day Tampa Bay podcast: Did Ryan Fitzpatrick do enough to keep his job?

Rick Stroud and Times sports columnist Tom Jones break down the Bucs' 30-27 loss to the Steelers on Monday Night Football.Ryan Fitzpatrick  had a difficult first half, throwing three interceptions, but  led a second-half comeback that ...
Updated: 27 minutes ago
The magic has worn off. Time for the Bucs to start Jameis Winston

The magic has worn off. Time for the Bucs to start Jameis Winston

TAMPA — So this will be a fun and interesting week over at One Buc Place.Who's the quarterback?That question will be asked a few times. The likely answer will end up being Ryan Fitzpatrick.But this question will be asked a few dozen times:...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Joe Henderson: Pro athletes can help build community through bonds between team and town

Joe Henderson: Pro athletes can help build community through bonds between team and town

Whether they embrace this or not, professional athletes are role models. People pay lots of money to see them play. Young people watch and imitate them, which can be unfortunate when players behave badly (see Winston, Jameis).Winning helps, as the Ta...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Turnaround of the season so far? Thatíd be Seffner Christian

Turnaround of the season so far? Thatíd be Seffner Christian

SEFFNER — Junior Isaiah Knowles stood on the Seffner Christian football field before the season and said some things that lots of kids say but aren't necessarily true, or at the very least, are often exaggerated."We are much stronger, faster, s...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Winston or Fitzpatrick? Reading between the lines in the Bucs locker room

Winston or Fitzpatrick? Reading between the lines in the Bucs locker room

TAMPA — At some point Tuesday morning, Jameis Winston will walk into the office of head coach Dirk Koetter and get the news.There will likely be hugs and handshakes, but within the first few minutes, Koetter will tell Winston what his role will...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Why the Bucs kept going to Chris Godwin

Why the Bucs kept going to Chris Godwin

TAMPA  — Chris Godwin's first three quarters Monday night weren't as rough as Ryan Fitzpatrick's, but they were close.Through 45 minutes of Tampa Bay's 30-27 loss to Pittsburgh, Godwin dropped two touchdown passes, had another TD reception...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Flyers introduce 'Gritty,' an odd-looking mascot that's freaking people out

Flyers introduce 'Gritty,' an odd-looking mascot that's freaking people out

PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Flyers have introduced an odd-looking new team mascot — a 7-foot fuzzy creature named Gritty with a wild, orange beard.The character's debut triggered an outpouring of comments online, including "Goo...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Scenes from Monday nightís game: Rally falls just short in Bucís loss to Steelers

Scenes from Monday nightís game: Rally falls just short in Bucís loss to Steelers

Fitzpatrick was intercepted on three consecutive passes in the first half to fall behind by 20 points.But the Bucs veteran quarterback rallied the Bucs to within a field goal with touchdown passes to Chris Godwin and Mike Evans in the second half.Unf...
Updated: 9 hours ago
Live blog: Bucs rally falls short in 30-27 loss to Steelers

Live blog: Bucs rally falls short in 30-27 loss to Steelers

Bucs’ magic wears off in Monday night loss to SteelersBucs quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (14) slides while being pursued by Pittsburgh Steelers linebackers Vince Williams (98), right, and Bud Dupree (48). [JIM DAMASKE | Times]TAMPA — Ry...
Updated: 9 hours ago
Marc Topkinís takeaways from Mondayís Rays-Yankees game

Marc Topkinís takeaways from Mondayís Rays-Yankees game

LHP Ryan Yarbrough wasn't horrible, but he wasn't fooling anybody as the Yankees scored three in his five innings, rapping five hits, including four doubles. Yarbrough, who hadn't lost since July 21 and has a rookie-high 15 wins, also walked two, hit...
Updated: 9 hours ago
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