Buccaneers lose again, Koetter mum on possible QB change

Football 11/11/18, 20:39

Ryan Fitzpatrick has been down this road far more times than the veteran quarterback cares to remember.The Tampa Bay Buccaneers lost for the third straight time Sunday, failing to score a touchdown in a 16-3 loss to the Washington Redskins despite gaining 501 yards total offense and only punting once.Fitzpatrick ...

Smith throws for 178 yards, TD; Redskins beat Bucs 16-3

Football 11/11/18, 17:26

Alex Smith threw for 178 yards and one touchdown to lead the Washington Redskins to a 16-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.Dustin Hopkins kicked three field goals for the Redskins (6-3), who forced four turnovers and rebounded from a lopsided loss to Atlanta despite playing with a ...

4-goal 3rd period lifts Senators past Lightning 6-4

Hockey 11/10/18, 23:07

Rookie Brady Tkachuk had a goal and an assist, and Ryan Dzingel scored a tiebreaking goal during Ottawa's four-goal third period as the Senators rallied to beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 6-4 on Saturday night.Matt Duchene, Bobby Ryan, Colin White and Mark Stone also scored for the Senators. Craig Anderson ...

Canucks beat Bruins 8-5 for 5th straight win

Hockey 11/08/18, 23:31

Bo Horvat had two goals and two assists and the Vancouver Canucks extended their winning streak to five games with an 8-5 victory over the Boston Bruins on Thursday night.Loui Eriksson added two goals and an assist and spurred a five-goal outbust in the second period. Ben Hutton and Erik ...

Vasilevskiy, Johnson key Lightning’s 4-2 win over Islanders

Hockey 11/08/18, 23:20

Andrei Vasilveksiy made 35 saves, Tyler Johnson broke a tie with 1:26 left, and the Tampa Bay Lighting beat the New York Islanders 4-2 on Thursday night.Vasilevskiy has allowed two or fewer goals in nine of 12 games.Tampa Bay Lightning center J.T. Miller celebrates his goal against the New York ...

Frustrated WR Jackson not giving up on Bucs playoff hopes

Football 11/08/18, 20:14

DeSean Jackson's frustration grows by the loss.The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have dropped five of six games following a 2-0 start, and the veteran receiver doesn't want anyone to buy the notion that all it'll take to make him happy is to catch more passes Sunday against the Washington Redskins.The Bucs ...

Mallex Smith dealt to Mariners by Rays for Zunino, Heredia

Sports 11/08/18, 15:42

Mallex Smith was made a promise by Seattle general manager Jerry Dipoto when he was acquired for a second time by the Mariners after an initial tenure that lasted less than two hours."Dipoto didn't guarantee anything, but he said I at least have 78 minutes," Smith joked. "We'll see."Smith is ...

Reality star charged in confrontation with ex’s girlfriend

U.S. 11/08/18, 14:39

A woman who appeared on the reality show "Big Brother" is accused of ramming the car of another woman who was in a relationship with her ex-boyfriend.The News & Observer of Raleigh, North Carolina, obtained a Tampa, Florida police report that says 36-year-old Christmas Abbott confronted Samantha Jane Morse at ...

Kucherov, Vasilevskiy lead NHL-best Lightning past Oilers

Hockey 11/07/18, 02:15

Nikita Kucherov had two goals and an assist, Andrei Vasilevskiy made 33 saves and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Edmonton Oilers 5-2 on Tuesday night.Steven Stamkos had a goal and two assists, and Brayden Point and Yanni Gourde also scored for the Lightning, who have the best record in ...

Kucherov, Vasilevskiy help Lightning beat Oilers 5-2

Hockey 11/07/18, 00:00

Nikita Kucherov had two goals and an assist, Andrei Vasilevskiy made 33 saves and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Edmonton Oilers 5-2 on Tuesday night.Steven Stamkos had a goal and two assists, and Brayden Point and Yanni Gourde also scored for the Lightning.Edmonton got goals from Ryan Strome and ...

Buccaneers searching for answers to defensive woes

Football 11/05/18, 19:50

It doesn't matter if Jameis Winston or Ryan Fitzpatrick is at quarterback for the Buccaneers. A porous defense keeps undermining Tampa Bay's chances of winning.The Bucs (3-5) have lost five of six following a 2-0 start. Neither changing quarterbacks nor firing defensive coordinator Mike Smith has been an answer to ...

Tampa Police: Car hits 5 at school bus stop

U.S. 11/02/18, 02:52

Police in Tampa, Florida say five people were hit by a car at a school bus stop on Thursday morning. Authorities say one child was critically injured. The other four victims suffered serious injuries. The driver is in custody. (Nov. 2). Source: The Associated Press

Rinne shines in return, Predators beat Lightning 4-1

Hockey 11/01/18, 22:30

Pekka Rinne made 42 saves in his return after missing five games with an injury, and the Nashville Predators beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-1 on Thursday night.Rinne was hurt in the third period of a 5-3 win at Calgary on Oct. 19. He was stretching to try and stop ...

Panthers have stability at QB, Bucs seeking it in NFC South

Football 11/01/18, 17:37

The Carolina Panthers have stability at the quarterback position. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are desperately in search of the same.The teams appear headed in different directions entering an NFC South showdown Sunday in Charlotte — and quarterback play is a big reason why.Ryan Fitzpatrick replaces Jameis Winston, who was benched ...

Devils’ strong start faces road trip test

Hockey 10/31/18, 12:46

Less than a month into the season, it looks like the New Jersey Devils are ready to take the next step after making the playoffs for the first time since reaching the Stanley Cup Final in 2012.John Hynes' club opened the season with four straight wins and it has taken ...

Point has 5 points, Lightning beat Devils 8-3

Hockey 10/30/18, 22:30

Brayden Point had a career-high five points with a goal and four assists, defenseman Braydon Coburn scored twice, and the Tampa Bay Lightning rallied from an early two-goal deficit to beat the New Jersey Devils 8-3 on Tuesday night.Steven Stamkos got his 350th career goal and added two assists for ...

Fitzpatrick in, Winston out as Buccaneers’ starting QB

Football 10/29/18, 17:50

Jameis Winston's inability to cut down on turnovers has cost him his starting job with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.Without speculating on what the move means for the young quarterback's future with the team, coach Dirk Koetter said veteran backup Ryan Fitzpatrick will lead the NFL's No. 1 ranked offense against ...

Browns’ Jackson not pointing fingers, will “help” offense

Football 10/22/18, 22:06

Hue Jackson only wants to help. Honestly.A day after Cleveland's embattled coach strongly suggested he might take control of his team's sputtering offense following an overtime loss at Tampa Bay, Jackson said he was merely offering assistance to coordinator Todd Haley and that he has no intention of calling plays.Jackson ...

Knee injury sidelines Buccaneers LB Alexander for season

Football 10/22/18, 22:05

Tampa Bay's struggling defense will be without middle linebacker Kwon Alexander for the remainder of the season.The fourth-year pro was injured during the first half of Sunday's 26-23 overtime victory over the Cleveland Browns.A MRI performed Monday confirmed that the 24-year-old, a fourth-round draft pick in 2015, has a torn ...

Browns lose another close one, this time to Buccaneers

Football 10/22/18, 02:43

Hue Jackson figured there was no way the Cleveland Browns were going to lose.Not on a 59-yard field goal in overtime.The coach was surprised the Tampa Bay Buccaneers even gave Chandler Catanzaro the opportunity, risking giving his team a shot to win with time running down in the extra period."I ...

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