Red Sox beat AL East-leading Rays 4-3 in 11 to finish sweep

Baseball 04/21/19, 18:44

A manufactured run in extra innings capped off a resurgent weekend for the defending World Series champion Boston Red Sox.Christian Vazquez hit a sacrifice fly in the 11th inning and the Red Sox completed an uplifting three-game sweep of the AL East-leading Tampa Bay Rays with a 4-3 victory Sunday."That ...

Red Sox beat AL East-leading Rays 4-3 in 11 to finish sweep

Baseball 04/21/19, 17:40

Christian Vazquez hit a sacrifice fly in the 11th inning and the Boston Red Sox completed an uplifting three-game sweep of the AL East-leading Tampa Bay Rays with a 4-3 victory Sunday.Rafael Devers singled off Jose Alvarado (0-2) to start the 11th and went to second when Michael Chavis walked.Both ...

Rays put Meadows on IL with thumb sprain, reinstate Wendle

Baseball 04/21/19, 12:37

The Tampa Bay Rays placed outfielder Austin Meadows on the 10-day injured list with a sprained right thumb in a series of moves on Sunday. Meadows was hurt when he awkwardly slid into third base on a two-run triple in the seventh inning of Saturday night's 6-5 loss to the Boston ...

Red Sox get 1st series win, beat Rays 6-5 behind Benintendi

Baseball 04/21/19, 01:53

Perhaps the Boston Red Sox will look back at this weekend as the games that got their title defense back on track.The World Series champions won a series for the first time this season when Andrew Benintendi hit a grand slam and a tiebreaking ninth-inning sacrifice fly and catcher Christian ...

Red Sox get 1st series win, beat Rays 6-5 behind Benintendi

Baseball 04/20/19, 21:06

The World Series champion Boston Red Sox won a series for the first time this season when Andrew Benintendi hit a grand slam and a tiebreaking ninth-inning sacrifice fly and catcher Christian Vázquez picked off Tommy Pham for the final out in a 6-5 win over the Tampa Bay Rays ...

George Zimmerman banned from Tinder dating app

U.S. 04/20/19, 16:44

The ex-neighborhood watch volunteer who killed an unarmed black teen in Florida in 2012 has been banned from the dating app Tinder.An emailed statement from Tinder cited users' safety as a reason for removing George Zimmerman's profile.An article by Tampa, Florida, weekly Creative Loafing says Zimmerman used a fake name ...

Betts, Moreland homers lead Red Sox to 6-4 win over Rays

Baseball 04/19/19, 23:05

Mookie Betts and Mitch Moreland hit back-to-back homers for the go-ahead runs in the eighth inning and the struggling Boston Red Sox beat the MLB-best Tampa Bay Rays 6-4 on Friday night.With the game tied at 4, Betts hit a leadoff shot off Diego Castillo (0-2) and Moreland connected three ...

Betts, Moreland homer in 8th, Red Sox beat Rays 6-4

Baseball 04/19/19, 21:28

Mookie Betts and Mitch Moreland hit back-to-back homers for the go-ahead runs in the eighth inning and the struggling Boston Red Sox beat the MLB-best Tampa Bay Rays 6-4 on Friday night.With the game tied at 4, Betts hit a leadoff shot off Diego Castillo (0-2) and Moreland connected three ...

Rickard’s RBI double in 11th lifts Rays past Orioles 6-5

Baseball 04/18/19, 22:52

Joey Rickard drove in the winning run in the 11th inning with an RBI double, his fourth hit of the game, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6-5 on Thursday night.Rickard doubled off Diego Castillo (0-1) after two-out singles by Chris Davis and Rio Ruiz kept the ...

Penguins and Lightning exits show playoff hockey differences

Sports 04/18/19, 16:57

Scotty Bowman had already coached six teams to the Stanley Cup championship when his high-powered Detroit Red Wings that won 12 of their first 14 playoff games couldn't get the puck away from the New Jersey Devils and got swept in the 1995 final."They just shut us right down," Bowman ...

Lightning GM BriseBois not overreacting to playoff loss

Sports 04/18/19, 15:27

Tampa Bay general manager Julien BriseBois said Thursday he is not going to overreact to the Lightning's historically quick postseason exit and he still has confidence in coach Jon Cooper. After tying the NHL record for wins during the regular season, the perennial Stanley Cup contender became the first team in ...

Arians takes crack at turning around struggling Buccaneers

Football 04/18/19, 14:43

New regime, same old mission for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.Bruce Arians is the latest coach taking a stab at making the Bucs relevant again.The former Arizona Cardinals coach came out of retirement in January to replace Dirk Koetter, who was fired after another losing season extended the club's playoff drought ...

Central Florida cities among fastest growing in US

Texas 04/17/19, 23:05

When it came to population growth last year, cities in central Florida grew by stadiums.Metro Orlando grew by 60,000 residents last year, almost as large as the number of people who can fit into the city's Camping World Stadium, where college football bowl teams face off each winter.The Tampa area ...

Lowe, Choi, Diaz homer to help Rays beat Orioles 8-1

Baseball 04/17/19, 21:16

Brandon Lowe, Ji-Man Choi and Yandy Diaz homered and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Baltimore Orioles 8-1 Wednesday night.Choi reached based four straight times on two hits and two walks, and Mike Zunino had three of the rays' 13 hits as they won for the eighth time in nine ...

Glasnow wins 4th in a row, Rays beat Orioles 4-2

Baseball 04/16/19, 21:01

Tyler Glasnow allowed two runs over seven innings in winning his fourth consecutive start to begin the season, Avisail Garcia drove in three runs, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Baltimore Orioles 4-2 on Tuesday night for their seventh victory in eight games.Glasnow (4-0) allowed hits to six of ...

Man who tossed daughter off bridge found guilty of murder

U.S. 04/16/19, 17:06

A Florida jury on Tuesday found a man guilty of first-degree murder for dropping his 5-year-old daughter off a bridge four years ago, despite arguments from his attorneys that he was insane and thought his actions would actually save her. He was automatically sentenced to life in prison. Jurors in Clearwater, ...

Closing in trial of man who dropped daughter off bridge

U.S. 04/15/19, 12:57

A Florida man who threw his 5-year-old daughter off a Tampa Bay area bridge four years ago knew what he was doing was wrong, and he should be found guilty of first-degree murder, a prosecutor told jurors Monday during closing arguments of his trial.But John Jonchuck's defense attorney told jurors ...

Blue Jackets surge sets tone for unpredictable NHL playoffs

Sports 04/13/19, 13:58

The Tampa Bay Lightning, the NHL's best team, lost their first two playoff games at home to the Columbus Blue Jackets and are vulnerable without their top scorer for Game 3.Winnipeg lost its first two at home, leaving the Jets fighting for their postseason relevance as that series shifts to ...

Blue Jackets take stunning 2-0 series lead over Lightning

Hockey 04/12/19, 21:43

Matt Duchene had a goal and three assists, Sergei Bobrovsky made 23 saves, and the Columbus Blue Jackets stunned the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-1 on Friday night to take a 2-0 first-round series lead.Columbus also got goals from Cam Atkinson, Zach Werenski, Riley Nash and Artemi Panarin. The Blue Jackets ...

Blue Jackets stun Lightning 5-1 to take 2-0 series lead

Sports 04/12/19, 20:52

Matt Duchene had a goal and three assists, Sergei Bobrovsky made 23 saves, and the Columbus Blue Jackets stunned the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-1 on Friday night to take a 2-0 first-round series lead.Columbus also got goals from Cam Atkinson, Zach Werenski, Riley Nash and Artemi Panarin. The Blue Jackets ...

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