Mistakes undermine Browns again in close loss to Buccaneers

Football 10/21/18, 21:12

Once again, close wasn't good enough for the Cleveland Browns, who keep finding ways to lose.Chandler Catanzaro's 59-yard field goal in overtime officially took them down in Sunday's 26-23 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. However, the Browns themselves also had a lot to do with the result.In addition to ...

Catanzaro’s 59-yard FG in OT lifts Bucs over Browns 26-23

Football 10/21/18, 21:10

Chandler Catanzaro was confident he would redeem himself."I think it's part of my DNA. I've always kind of found of way to bounce back," the Tampa Bay kicker said Sunday after his 59-yard field goal — the longest ever in overtime — gave the Buccaneers a 26-23 victory over the ...

Stamkos gets 1st goal, Lightning beat winless Red Wings 3-1

Hockey 10/18/18, 22:35

Steven Stamkos scored his first goal of the season, Andrei Vasilevskiy made 29 saves and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Detroit Red Wings 3-1 on Thursday night.Stamkos ended a 16-game regular-season goal drought dating to last season from the slot with 4:41 left in the second. The goal gave ...

Struggling Buccaneers D braces for Mayfield-led Browns

Football 10/18/18, 19:40

There was a time when teams with defensive woes similar to those of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers could count on the Cleveland Browns for relief.Not anymore.A little over a month into the NFL season, the Browns (2-3-1) have already surpassed their win total for the past two years combined, heightening ...

Johnson scores 3 goals, Lightning beat Hurricanes 4-2

Hockey 10/16/18, 22:59

Tyler Johnson had three goals, Yanni Gourde scored on a power play to put Tampa Bay ahead in the third period and the Lightning beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-2 on Tuesday night.Johnson scored in all three periods, completing the hat trick on an empty-netter with 1:56 remaining.Tampa Bay Lightning center ...

Leading off: Bregman stirs up ALCS, Grandal sits for Dodgers

Baseball 10/15/18, 23:53

A look at what's happening around the majors Tuesday: NO BOTHER Red Sox manager Alex Cora is brushing off the notion that Boston might be motivated for Game 3 of the AL Championship Series by a brazen social media post Monday from Astros star Alex Bregman. Houston's third baseman shared a video ...

Lightning stop scoring drought, beat Blue Jackets 8-2

Hockey 10/13/18, 21:59

Victor Hedman, Cedric Paquette and Yanni Gourde had first-period goals, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 8-2 Saturday night.Brayden Point scored in both the second and third periods, and Andrei Vasilevskiy had 30 saves for Tampa Bay. Alex Killorn, Nikita Kucherov and J.T. Miller had the ...

Steffen out with tight hamstring; Guzan or Horvath in goal

Soccer 10/13/18, 12:14

Goalkeeper Zack Steffen will miss the United States' exhibition against Peru, leaving Brad Guzan or Ethan Horvath to start Tuesday in East Hartford, Connecticut.The U.S. Soccer Federation said Saturday that Steffen has a tight right hamstring and left training camp. He started the last four U.S. games, including Thursday's 4-2 ...

Canucks score 4 goals in 3rd, beat Lightning 4-1

Hockey 10/12/18, 00:41

Anders Nilsson had a busy and productive first start of the season for the Vancouver Canucks.Nilsson stopped 16 of 17 shots in the first period and finished with 33 in the Canucks' 4-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday night."I had to get going right away," Nilsson said. ...

Bears defensive end Akiem Hicks relieved to avoid suspension

Football 10/11/18, 18:47

Defensive end Akiem Hicks takes pride in being a leader for the Chicago Bears' defense.So an ejection against Tampa Bay on Sept. 30 for making contact with an NFL official during an altercation caused Hicks to reflect, and avoiding suspension left him feeling fortunate.Hicks was fined $33,425, and will be ...

Winston’s focus on helping Buccaneers improve on 2-2 start

Football 10/11/18, 18:26

While most of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers used their bye week to get away from work and relax, Jameis Winston stayed closer to home and continued to prepare for his first start in nearly 10 months.The No. 1 overall pick from the 2015 draft missed the first three games of ...

Rays extend manager Kevin Cash’s contract through 2024

Baseball 10/09/18, 09:15

The Tampa Bay Rays, who won more games than any American League team that didn't make the playoffs, have rewarded manager Kevin Cash with a contract extension that runs through 2024, plus a club option for 2025.The 40-year-old Cash had one year remaining on a five-year, $5 million deal he ...

Nagy insists Howard still has big role in Bears’ offense

Football 10/08/18, 17:46

Coach Matt Nagy insisted Jordan Howard remains a big part of Chicago's offense and the star running back was adamant he wasn't frustrated despite a limited role in the most recent victory."This is not going to be an offense where it's just one person and it goes through one person," ...

Michael strengthens into a hurricane, menaces Florida

U.S. 10/08/18, 10:26

A tropical weather system that rapidly strengthened into Hurricane Michael on Monday is likely to intensify ahead of an expected strike on Florida’s Panhandle by midweek, forecasters said. The director of the National Hurricane Center says Florida's Big Bend could see up to 11 feet (3.35 meters) of storm surge after ...

Lightning top Panthers 2-1 in shootout; Luongo hurt

Hockey 10/06/18, 22:10

J.T Miller and Nikita Kucherov scored in the shootout and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Florida Panthers 2-1 in the regular-season opener for both teams Saturday night.Florida goalie Roberto Luongo departed midway through the second period with a lower-body injury after teammate Frank Vatrano landed on his extended right ...

South Florida improves to 5-0 after 58-42 victory at UMass

Football 10/06/18, 20:09

Jordan Cronkrite ran for 302 yards and three touchdowns and South Florida improved to 5-0 for the second straight season by beating UMass 58-42 Saturday afternoon.The game was originally scheduled to be played last year in Tampa but was moved due to Hurricane Irma.The Bulls' Tyre McCants pulled in a ...

Red tide could linger on Florida’s Atlantic, Gulf coasts

U.S. 10/05/18, 11:19

Red tide is expected to linger along Florida's Atlantic and Gulf coasts at moderate levels at least through early next week.Most South Florida beaches were open Friday with warnings posted about the toxic algae.In this Oct. 3, 2018 photo, BCSO inmates clean dead fish out of the water near Canal ...

Buccaneers search for answers on defense during bye week

Football 10/04/18, 16:18

Tampa Bay's best start in eight years has dissolved into a .500 record that raises more questions than it answers about whether this finally will be the year the Buccaneers end their long playoff drought.The Bucs (2-2) weathered Jameis Winston's suspension for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy better than ...

Hard Rock replaces Atlantic City president after 3 months

Entertainment 10/01/18, 20:50

Hard Rock International is replacing the president of its half-billion-dollar Atlantic City casino after just three months of operation.The Florida-based company said Monday night that it is replacing Matt Harkness with Joe Lupo, a former Borgata executive who joined Hard Rock a few years ago.No reason was given for the ...

Young Rays win 90, raise expectations for 2019

Baseball 10/01/18, 20:22

Thanks to an infusion of young talent, the Tampa Bay Rays overcame a slow start to win 90 games and spawn lofty expectations for next season.What was supposed to a rebuilding year for the Rays, who trimmed payroll in the winter and purged the roster again, might have been even ...

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