Sports

Chris Archer dominates as Rays open road trip with win over Twins (w/video)

Chris Archer dominates as Rays open road trip with win over Twins (w/video)

MINNEAPOLIS Chris Archer didn't want to give up the ball, didn't want to leave with another out to go in the eighth inning Friday, and only 106 pitches thrown. But as he walked slowly toward the dugout he took a long look at the bullpen and when he...
Updated: 4 hours ago
Rays pitchers rave about Twins pitching coach, ex-mentor Neil Allen

Rays pitchers rave about Twins pitching coach, ex-mentor Neil Allen

MINNEAPOLIS There have been a lot of coaches who have had a hand in helping Chris Archer get to the big leagues and to the front of the Rays rotation, and as he took the mound Friday night at Target Field, he had reason to nod appreciatively toward...
Updated: 4 hours ago
Rays at Twins, 2:10 p.m. Saturday, Minneapolis

Rays at Twins, 2:10 p.m. Saturday, Minneapolis

Today: at Twins2:10, Target Field, MinneapolisTV/radio: Fox Sports Sun, 620-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)Rays info: Toll-free 1-888-326-7297Probable pitchersRays: RH Jake Odorizzi (3-2, 3.14) TWINS: LH Adalberto Mejia (1-1, 4.96)On Odorizzi: Coming off solid ...
Updated: 5 hours ago
USF eliminated by UCF in AAC baseball; Florida, FSU, Miami win

USF eliminated by UCF in AAC baseball; Florida, FSU, Miami win

CLEARWATER Roughly 16 hours after a ninth-inning collapse against East Carolina in the American Athletic Conference's double-elimination baseball tournament, USF returned to Spectrum Field presumably set for a reboot.It simply got booted instead.UC...
Updated: 5 hours ago

Marc Topkin's takeaways from Friday's Rays-Twins game

RF Steven Souza is always, shall we say, entertaining. In the second, he made an impressive running, leaping catch. In the seventh, he made either the worst dive for a ball a good 15 feet away or was trying for the best deke. In the eighth, he hit a ...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Bucs WR DeSean Jackson knows only one direction: full speed ahead

Bucs WR DeSean Jackson knows only one direction: full speed ahead

TAMPA DeSean Jackson is the "1."Actually, Jackson, the Bucs' latest weapon for quarterback Jameis Winston, with his blazing speed and game-changing splash plays, wears No. 11 in games.But in practice? He's the 1. That's what he was wearing this wee...
Updated: 6 hours ago
Rays journal: Rookie Daniel Robertson takes pride in sparkling defense

Rays journal: Rookie Daniel Robertson takes pride in sparkling defense

MINNEAPOLIS Rookie INF Daniel Robertson has earned raves for his defensive play at both second base and shortstop, making a highlight play almost every game he starts, including one in the fifth inning Friday.Making that even more rewarding is how ...
Updated: 6 hours ago

Doh! HOF to honor 'Simpsons' episode

Steve Sax won two World Series rings, was a five-time All-Star and got nearly 2,000 hits in the big leagues. Yet to many fans, it's those half-dozen lines he uttered to a bunch of yellow cartoon characters a long time ago that really made him famous....
Updated: 7 hours ago

Rowdies anxious to get back on track

ST. PETERSBURG Having already played four matches in less than two weeks' time, the Rowdies have to turn around again on short rest to host Saint Louis FC today.And they're actually glad about it."We're looking forward to going in and setting the r...
Updated: 7 hours ago

Captain's Corner: Beach fishing has been productive

Before our latest cold front passed through, east winds dominated, creating ideal beach fishing conditions for snook, tarpon, trout and flounder. Fishing the swash channel, jetties and barrier island pass shoals for snook and trout has been excellent...
Updated: 7 hours ago