Redskins’ Foster fined, not suspended, after NFL review

Sports 04/12/19, 16:39

Reuben Foster has been fined two game checks and reinstated to the Washington Redskins' active roster after an NFL investigation into an incident of domestic violence found he did not violate the league's personal conduct policy.The league announced Foster's fine for two games this season and his new status Friday. ...

Lightning look to bounce back from Game 1 collapse

Sports 04/11/19, 19:08

The Tampa Bay Lightning faced little adversity in the regular season on the way to a record-tying 62 wins and the most points in a season in 23 years.That all changed as fast as the Lightning squandered a three-goal lead before losing 4-3 to the Columbus Blue Jackets in Game ...

Blue Jackets stun Lightning with 3rd-period comeback

Hockey 04/10/19, 22:20

Seth Jones scored the go-ahead goal on the power play to cap Columbus' three-goal third period, and the Blue Jackets rallied to beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-3 in Game 1 of the teams' first-round Eastern Conference playoff series Wednesday night.Jones made it 4-3 from the slot with 5:55 to ...

Blue Jackets rally from 3-goal deficit to beat Lightning 4-3

Sports 04/10/19, 20:58

Seth Jones scored the go-ahead goal on the power play to cap Columbus' three-goal third period, and the Blue Jackets rallied to beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-3 in Game 1 of the teams' first-round Eastern Conference playoff series Wednesday night.Jones made it 4-3 from the slot with 5:55 to ...

NHL-best Lightning eager to get started against Blue Jackets

Hockey 04/09/19, 13:48

More than a decade into a stellar career, Steven Stamkos is still chasing his first Stanley Cup championship,The Tampa Bay Lightning captain became the franchise's career goals leader this season while helping the NHL's top team match the 1995-96 Detroit Red Wings for most victories in a season with 62.Claiming ...

Mulkey mixes family with winning big at Baylor

Sports 04/06/19, 14:48

Kim Mulkey climbed the steps to the dais at the Final Four, six-month-old grandson Kannon Reid in tow, and the baby's proud mother watching from the side.Family has always been important to one of the nation's most successful women's college basketball coaches, though never more than the past couple of ...

Rays pay tribute to beloved sax player

Sports 04/06/19, 02:00

For almost two decades, Max Pierre played his sax outside sporting events in Tampa Bay, serenading fans attending Rays, Lightning or Bucs games with tunes like Tequila, and the themes to The Pink Panther and The Flintstones. "Bust a move," Pierre would say in between notes, earning tips that most ...

Alabama HS player Maori Davenport back on basketball court

Sports 04/05/19, 13:23

Alabama high school player Maori Davenport is back playing with USA Basketball.Davenport drew national attention when she was suspended by the state's high school athletic association for accidently accepting an $857.20 stipend check from USA Basketball for playing with a national under-18 team. Her family repaid the money, but state ...

Passing Fancy: How Lightning’s Nikita Kucherov became a star

Sports 04/05/19, 01:59

The lesson Nikita Kucherov learned from childhood coach Gennady Kurdin is on display every time he laces up his skates and steps on to the ice.Kurdin taught Kucherov the very common Russian hockey philosophy that the sport is about sacrificing for your partner. Each day at practice, Kucherov studies how ...

‘Easy to coach’ – Fun for Baylor all the way to Final Four

Sports 04/03/19, 17:11

There are times when Kim Mulkey — an intense, championship-winning point guard who is just as intense as a coach — will be challenging her Baylor players or getting on them about something when one of the young guards suddenly lightens the mood in the locker room."In the middle of ...

Coaches are changing the way they communicate with players

Sports 04/03/19, 17:08

It seems as if almost every week another coach is getting accused of abuse by their players.Georgia Tech, North Carolina, and now Northern Kentucky are the latest schools to generate headlines over the past month. Women's basketball coaches have started to change the way they communicate with their players out ...

Iannetta’s 11th-inning homer lifts Rockies over Rays 1-0

Baseball 04/03/19, 15:46

Chris Iannetta homered with one out in the 11th inning, and the Colorado Rockies stopped a four-game losing streak with a 1-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday.Iannetta connected on a hanging slider with an 0-2 count against Chaz Roe (0-1), the Rockies' first hit since Raimel Tapia's ...

Kucherov making plenty of points for NHL’s MVP consideration

Sports 04/03/19, 01:33

Connor McDavid knows better than to risk making end-of-season NHL award projections.Through no fault of his own, the Edmonton Oilers captain was not included among last year's three MVP candidates, causing a stir back home. So McDavid understandably deferred when recently asked to list his Hart Trophy front-runners this year."After ...

Snell Ks 13, Rays blank Rockies for 5th straight win

Sports 04/02/19, 21:23

Blake Snell matched a career high with 13 strikeouts, pitching seven innings of two-hit ball to lift the Tampa Bay Rays over the Colorado Rockies 4-0 on Tuesday night for their fifth straight win.The AL Cy Young Award winner struck out six straight during one stretch, helping Tampa Bay improve ...

UConn, Notre Dame, Baylor and Oregon reach Final Four

Sports 04/01/19, 22:12

UConn and Notre Dame will meet for the second straight season on the game's biggest stage.The greatest rivalry in women's basketball over the past decade will be renewed Friday night in Tampa, Florida, at the Final Four.The two teams played one of the best games in Final Four history last ...

Lowe, Kiermaier homer, streaking Rays beat Rockies 7-1

Baseball 04/01/19, 21:15

Brandon Lowe and Kevin Kiermaier homered to back a strong performance by Tampa Bay's bullpen in a 7-1 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Monday night.Employing the opener strategy that has an integral part of their success since the team began using relievers to fill in for traditional starting pitchers ...

Top-seed Baylor routs Iowa 85-53 to cruise to Final Four

Sports 04/01/19, 20:03

Lauren Cox had 22 points and 11 rebounds, and Baylor earned its first Final Four berth since 2012 by beating Iowa 85-53 on Monday night in the Greensboro Regional final.Didi Richards added 16 points and 10 rebounds, Chloe Jackson had 14 points and the Bears (35-1) — the top overall ...

Rays put Wendle on 10-day IL with hamstring strain

Baseball 04/01/19, 13:59

The Tampa Bay Rays have placed infielder Joey Wendle on the 10-day injured list because of a strained left hamstring.Wendle was hurt during Sunday's game against the Houston Astros.He finished fourth in the American League Rookie of the Year vote last season. Wendle hit .300 in 2018, which was eighth ...

TIPPING OFF: Other half of Final Four to be decided

Sports 04/01/19, 02:52

Half of the Final Four is set and the other two teams will be decided Monday night.UConn extended its record run of consecutive appearances in the Final Four to 12 and Oregon reached its first national semifinal with victories on Sunday.Notre Dame, Baylor, Stanford and Iowa will try to join ...

Oregon reaches 1st women’s Final Four, tops Miss. St. 88-84

Sports 03/31/19, 17:08

Off to Oregon's first appearance in the Final Four, guard Sabrina Ionescu set the theme for the second-seeded Ducks."All I gotta say is we're not done yet," Ionescu said after she had 31 points, eight assists and seven rebounds in Oregon's 88-84 victory Sunday over top-seeded Mississippi State.Satou Sabally had ...

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