Chirinos gives bullpen some rest, Rays beat Astros 3-1

Baseball 03/31/19, 14:51

Yonny Chirinos covered splendidly for Tampa Bay's taxed bullpen, Austin Meadows hit his second homer and the Rays took three of four games from the Houston Astros with a 3-1 victory Sunday.The Rays had planned to use an opener for the first time this season, but manager Kevin Cash instead ...

Ovechkin nets 50th, 51st goals in Caps’ 6-3 win vs Lightning

Hockey 03/30/19, 21:05

Alex Ovechkin scored his 50th and 51st goals of the season, leading the Washington Capitals to a 6-3 victory against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday night.Nicklas Backstrom and T.J. Oshie also scored twice, while Braden Holtby finished with 25 saves as the Capitals won their fourth consecutive game. Backstrom ...

Glasnow, 4 relievers help Rays beat Astros 3-1

Baseball 03/30/19, 20:19

Tyler Glasnow and four relievers shut down the Houston Astros after Alex Bregman's first-inning homer, and the Tampa Bay Rays won 3-1 on Saturday.Bregman went deep on his 25th birthday, but Glasnow (1-0) was otherwise excellent, striking out four and allowing six hits over five innings. Ryne Stanek followed with ...

Morton wins Rays debut 4-2 over former team Astros

Baseball 03/29/19, 22:33

Charlie Morton was solid in his debut for the Tampa Bay Rays, pitching five innings and striking out eight against his former team in a 4-2 victory over the Houston Astros on Friday night.The 35-year-old right-hander, two seasons removed from helping Houston win a World Series, allowed two runs and ...

Morton wins Rays debut 4-2 over former team Astros

Baseball 03/29/19, 20:59

Charlie Morton was solid in his debut for the Tampa Bay Rays, pitching five innings and striking out eight against his former team in a 4-2 victory over the Houston Astros on Friday night.The 35-year-old right-hander, two seasons removed from helping Houston win a World Series, allowed two runs and ...

Verlander outpitches Snell, Astros cruise past Rays 5-1

Baseball 03/28/19, 18:01

Justin Verlander outpitched Blake Snell in a rare opening-day matchup between a reigning Cy Young Award winner and runner-up, helping the Houston Astros begin the season Thursday with a 5-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays.George Springer homered on opening day for the third straight year. Michael Brantley and Jose ...

Pastrnak’s hat trick carries Bruins past Rangers 6-3

Hockey 03/27/19, 21:49

David Pastrnak scored three goals and set up one that helped Jake DeBrusk set a career high with five points, sending the Boston Bruins to a 6-3 victory over the New York Rangers on Wednesday night.Coming off a 3-1 road trip but disappointed after blowing a two-goal lead Monday night ...

Montoyo a big draw in his first game as a big league manager

Baseball 03/27/19, 20:56

Charlie Montoyo is doing his part to make sure the Toronto Blue Jays play before a full house in his first game as a major league manager.Montoyo and the Blue Jays begin the 2019 season at home Thursday against the Detroit Tigers. It's a big moment for Montoyo, who spent ...

Rays considering blue lights to tint roof in domed stadium

Sports 03/27/19, 17:07

The Tampa Bay Rays are exploring the possibility of using blue lights to tint the roof of Tropicana Field in hopes of giving the domed stadium a different look as well as making it easier for players to track flyballs.The lights are part of a new LED lighting system installed ...

Snell vs. Verlander in rare opening day pitching matchup

Baseball 03/27/19, 14:06

The more Blake Snell thinks about beginning the season against Justin Verlander and the Houston Astros, the more excited Tampa Bay's ace gets about a rare opening day matchup between a reigning Cy Young Award winner and the runner-up for the honor."It's cool. It's going to be a challenge, it's ...

Steinbrenner say Yankees have a championship-caliber team

Baseball 03/26/19, 16:45

Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner thinks New York has a championship-caliber team as it heads into Thursday's opener against Baltimore."We're excited," Steinbrenner said Tuesday after watching CC Sabathia pitch in a minor league game. "We're as good as anybody. The team is going to do everything they can to win this ...

Cooper agrees to contract extension with Lightning

Hockey 03/26/19, 16:40

The NHL-leading Tampa Bay Lightning have signed coach Jon Cooper to a multiyear contract extension.The team announced the deal with the league's longest-tenured coach on Tuesday, but did not say how long the new contract will run.Cooper has led the Lightning, who have the NHL's best record this season, to ...

Yarbrough’s spring training finale helps Rays top Tigers 9-3

Baseball 03/26/19, 16:37

Ryan Yarbrough pitched four innings in his final spring training appearance, helping the Tampa Bay Rays close out their exhibition schedule with a 9-3 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday.The 27-year-old left-hander led major league rookies with 16 victories last season, including a 14-4 record with a 3.72 ERA ...

Lightning rally past Bruins for 59th win; record in sight

Sports 03/25/19, 21:43

Steven Stamkos scored twice and finished with four points, and the Tampa Bay Lightning became the fourth NHL team to win at least 59 games in a season, rallying from two goals down to beat the Boston Bruins 5-4 on Monday night.With five games remaining, Tampa Bay (59-14-4) has a ...

Thrifty minor leaguer to live in school bus during season

Sports 03/23/19, 13:39

Grueling, late-night road trips are a loathed hallmark of minor league baseball, and most ballplayers can't wait to leave bus life behind.Jack Labosky is traveling in a different lane. A relief pitcher in the Tampa Bay Rays organization, Labosky used his $3,000 signing bonus to purchase a school bus, and ...

Flyers, Blackhawks, Sabres and Lightning to Europe in ’19-20

Sports 03/21/19, 04:05

The Chicago Blackhawks and Philadelphia Flyers will open next season in Prague and the Buffalo Sabres and Tampa Bay Lightning will play two games in Stockholm as part of the NHL's Global Series.Chicago and Philadelphia will face off in the Czech Republic's capital Oct. 4, while Buffalo and Tampa Bay ...

Rookie Lowe agrees to $24 million, 6-year contract with Rays

Baseball 03/20/19, 12:50

Rookie Brandon Lowe, who made his big league debut last August, has agreed to a $24 million, six-year contract with the Tampa Bay Rays.Lowe's deal, announced Wednesday, includes club options for 2025 and 2026 with escalators that could make the agreement worth $49 million over eight seasons.The 24-year-old infielder and ...

Rays poised to build on last year’s surprising success

Sports 03/20/19, 11:56

Heightened expectations don't scare the Tampa Bay Rays.Winning 90 games a year ago not only established them as a team on the rise, but one that's undaunted by the challenge of closing the gap between themselves and the big-spending Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees.The Rays won more games ...

Yankees reliever Betances to start season on injured list

Sports 03/19/19, 17:19

Yankees reliever Dellin Betances has inflammation in his right shoulder and will start the regular season on the injured list.New York general manager Brian Cashman said an MRI was done on Betances on Tuesday after the 6-8, 265-pound right-hander continued to lack velocity in his fastball."He's had a history in ...

Lightning clinch Presidents’ Trophy; Canucks win in OT

Hockey 03/18/19, 22:27

Steven Stamkos scored his 36th goal of the season and the Tampa Bay Lightning clinched the Presidents' Trophy with a 4-1 victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Monday night.The Lightning, who have 116 points, will have home-ice advantage throughout the Stanley Cup playoffs.Stamkos became the franchise leader in goals with ...

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