Monday, October 15, 2018
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Heisman watch: Laviska Shenault belongs in the mix

5. Colorado WR Laviska Shenault: Leads the nation with 141.6 receiving yards per game for one of the season's biggest surprises.

4. Houston DT Ed Oliver: Future top-five pick was unblockable in primetime last week against Tulsa.

3. Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray: The Red River loss hurts, but he still ranks third nationally with 11.15 yards every time he throws or runs the ball.

2. Ohio State QB Dwayne Haskins: Leads the nation with 25 touchdown passes and should torch a decent Minnesota pass defense for more.

1. Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa: A sprained knee might be the only thing to slow him down.

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Raysí Rocco Baldelli interviews with Rangers

Raysí Rocco Baldelli interviews with Rangers

Interest in Rays coach Rocco Baldelli as a manager continues to grow, as he interviewed for another opening on Monday, this time with the Texas Rangers.Baldelli, 37, has also interviewed with the Reds, and reportedly with the Twins. The Angels and Bl...
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Buccaneers AfterMath: The kicker problem and how to solve it

Buccaneers AfterMath: The kicker problem and how to solve it

On “Separation Sunday” in the NFL, it was gut-check time for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. They didn’t pass, dropping their third straight game.In a 34-29 loss to the Falcons in Atlanta, the defense struggled to get off the field on thi...
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Why the Bucs waited to fire Mike Smith

Why the Bucs waited to fire Mike Smith

TAMPA — Exactly two weeks ago, Bucs coach Dirk Koetter stood at the same podium following an embarrassing 48-10 loss at Chicago and asked this rhetorical question: "We fire Mike Smith. Okay, then what would the next move be?''Well, the Buc...
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Sports on TV/radio for Tuesday, Oct. 16

TODAYBaseball playoffsALCS: Red Sox at Astros5 p.m.TBSNLCS: Brewers at Dodgers9 p.m.FS1; 620-AMGolfLPGA Senior Championship4 p.m.GolfNBA76ers at Celtics8 p.m.TNTThunder at Warriors10:30 p.m.TNTNHLHurricanes at Lightning7:30 p.m.Fox Sun; 970-AMCoyotes...
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HomeTeam Hot Shot winners: Terrel Ferrell and Mila Yarich

HomeTeam Hot Shot winners: Terrel Ferrell and Mila Yarich

Terrel Ferrell, BloomingdaleFor the first six games, Ferrell did not play at peak performance.The electrifying wideout had tweaked his ankle and pulled his groin.Ferrell said he took it easy the first half of the season as more of a precautionary mea...
Updated: 5 hours ago
USF journal: Coby Weiss earns AAC honor

USF journal: Coby Weiss earns AAC honor

Bulls sophomore walk-on Coby Weiss, who nailed the winning 22-yard field goal Friday at Tulsa, was named American Athletic Conference co-special teams player of the week on Monday.TB Jordan Cronkrite, who recorded his fourth consecutive 100-yard game...
Updated: 7 hours ago
Mike Smithís firing means the Bucs got tired of wasting a decent offense

Mike Smithís firing means the Bucs got tired of wasting a decent offense

TAMPA— Wow, who saw that coming?Let's be as clear: Former Bucs defensive coordinator Mike Smith, wished into the cornfield Monday, won't be the last person to carry a box out of the team's headquarters this season.Sunday's 34-29 loss in Atlanta...
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Captainís Corner: Water clearing up, and remaining warm

The water is finally starting to clear back up after the blow from the hurricane. I am not seeing any signs of Red Tide from Pass-a-Grille South and throughout the Fort De Soto area. It looks like we will stay in our summer-like pattern for at least ...
Updated: 8 hours ago
Bucs fire defensive coordinator Mike Smith

Bucs fire defensive coordinator Mike Smith

The Bucs have fired defensive coordinator Mike Smith.Smith's defense was last in 2017 and are allowing 34.6 points per game this season, the most in the league and are on pace to allow the most points in NFL history.Two weeks ago, the Bucs were embar...
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How Florida State responds after Hurricane Michael will decide its season

How Florida State responds after Hurricane Michael will decide its season

For the second year in a row, Florida State is having to deal with the football fallout from a devastating hurricane.The Seminoles' failure to respond properly from Hurricane Irma helped lead to their lost 2017 season. How they handle the aftermath o...
Updated: 9 hours ago