Point has 2 late goals, Lightning beat Hurricanes 3-1

Hockey 01/10/19, 22:25

Brayden Point had a tiebreaking power-play goal in the third period and added a late empty-netter in the NHL-leading Tampa Bay Lightning's 3-1 comeback victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday night.After Point scored from in-close with 3:15 left, the center got his 28th goal into the empty net during ...

Arians confident Buccaneers not far from playoff contention

Football 01/10/19, 19:11

Tampa Bay's bid to lure Bruce Arians out of retirement and back to the NFL included a pitch from baseball manager Joe Maddon.The 66-year-old coach grew up in York, Pennsylvania, not far from Maddon's hometown of Hazelton. He and the Chicago Cubs skipper have grown close since Buccaneers general Jason ...

Vasilevskiy, Point help Lightning beat Blue Jackets 4-0

Hockey 01/08/19, 23:14

Andrei Vasilevskiy made 31 saves, Brayden Point had two goals and an assist, and the NHL-leading Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-0 on Tuesday night.NHL points leader Nikita Kucherov had a goal and an assist for the Lightning, and Mathieu Joseph also scored.Tampa Bay (33-8-2, 68 points) ...

Vasilevskiy, Point help Lightning beat Blue Jackets 4-0

Hockey 01/08/19, 22:11

Andrei Vasilevskiy made 31 saves, Brayden Point had two goals and an assist, and the NHL-leading Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-0 on Tuesday night.NHL points leader Nikita Kucherov had a goal and an assist for the Lightning, and Mathieu Joseph also scored.Tampa Bay (33-8-2, 68 points) ...

Bruce Arians comes out of retirement to coach Buccaneers

Sports 01/08/19, 21:50

Bruce Arians is the latest coach entrusted to transform the struggling Tampa Bay Buccaneers into winners.The 66-year-old came out of a one-year retirement Tuesday to fill the team's fifth coaching vacancy in a decade.Arians replaces Dirk Koetter, who was dismissed Dec. 30 after leading the Bucs to 19 wins and ...

Falcons bring back Koetter, Mularkey as offensive assistants

Football 01/08/19, 19:34

The Atlanta Falcons brought back two familiar names on Tuesday by hiring Dirk Koetter as offensive coordinator and Mike Mularkey to coach tight ends.Koetter and Mularkey are joining coach Dan Quinn's staff following stints as NFL head coaches.Koetter returns to Atlanta following four seasons as Tampa Bay's coach. Mularkey most ...

Jets interview former Colts, Lions coach Jim Caldwell

Football 01/07/19, 15:29

The Jets have interviewed former Colts and Lions coach Jim Caldwell for their head coaching vacancy.The meeting was announced by the team Monday. It marks the fifth known interview New York has conducted since firing coach Todd Bowles last Sunday.The Jets met with Dallas defensive backs coach/passing game coordinator Kris ...

Musician earns place beside woman who taught her to play

U.S. 01/05/19, 03:01

The night before the first day of her first real job out of college, Kaitlyn Resler wasn't too worried about what she'd wear or how she'd remember her many co-workers' names. Perhaps she is the type who doesn't dwell on horrifying possibilities and over-analysis.Then she thought about her knee.French horn ...

Redskins’ Reuben Foster has domestic violence charge dropped

Sports 01/03/19, 13:09

Prosecutors have decided not to pursue a domestic violence charge against Washington Redskins linebacker Reuben Foster, though the NFL continues to review the matter.Prosecutors in Tampa, Florida, filed a notice of termination of prosecution on Wednesday. The notice states that the first-degree misdemeanor battery charge is dismissed and there is ...

GM Licht says he’ll find right fit for Bucs coaching vacancy

Football 12/31/18, 16:59

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are searching for a new coach for the fifth time in 10 years. History says they'll set their sights on a big name, but not necessarily land their first or even second choice.General manager Jason Licht said Monday he's just "grateful" to have an opportunity to ...

Back in Outback Bowl, Iowa is underdog vs Mississippi State

Football 12/31/18, 12:06

In his 20 seasons leading the Iowa Hawkeyes, Kirk Ferentz has coached as many games in Tampa as in Ann Arbor, Michigan, or Columbus, Ohio.And he's back for another one. The Hawkeyes make their sixth Outback Bowl appearance Tuesday when they face No. 18 Mississippi State."There are no bad bowls," ...

Buccaneers fire coach Dirk Koetter after 3 seasons

Sports 12/30/18, 19:47

Dirk Koetter has been fired as coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.The team made the announcement Sunday night, a little more than three hours after the Bucs concluded a disappointing season with a 34-32 loss to the Atlanta Falcons.Koetter was promoted from offensive coordinator to his first NFL head coaching ...

Ryan has TD catch, 2 TD passes; Falcons beat Bucs 34-32

Football 12/30/18, 16:46

Matt Ryan's first career reception went for a touchdown and the Atlanta quarterback also threw for 378 yards and two TDs to help the Falcons conclude a disappointing season with a 34-32 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.Matt Bryant's second field goal, a 37-yarder as time expired, provided ...

Erne scores late, Lightning beat Canadiens 6-5

Sports 12/29/18, 22:31

Adam Erne scored twice in the third period, including the go-ahead goal with 1:02 left, and the NHL-leading Tampa Bay Lightning extended their point streak to 14 games with a 6-5 victory Saturday night over the Montreal Canadiens.After tying it 5-all at 9:36 of the third, Erne got the winner ...

Killorn scores in OT, Lightning beat Flyers 6-5

Hockey 12/27/18, 22:47

Alex Killorn scored 18 seconds into overtime and the Tampa Bay Lightning, after blowing a three-goal lead in the third period, extended their point streak to 13 games Thursday night with a 6-5 win over the Philadelphia Flyers.Steven Stamkos had two goals and two assists to help Tampa Bay go ...

Buccaneers, Falcons not content with playing out string

Football 12/27/18, 20:20

Dirk Koetter doesn't think it benefits him or the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to wonder what might have been.Win or lose Sunday's season finale against NFC South-rival Atlanta, the Bucs (5-10) will miss the playoffs for the 11th straight year.The Falcons (6-9) have had a tough go of it, too, though ...

Florida mother met teen charged in her son’s killing

U.S. 12/25/18, 03:01

Standing at the meat market counter, Tara Jones noticed the clerk eyeing the photos of her son that dangle from her neck.Jones has worn two laminated images of TeSean Blue since September, when he was gunned down while riding his bicycle in north Tampa. Superimposed over the photos are the ...

Cowboys’ Crawford released from hospital after neck injury

Football 12/23/18, 21:12

Initial reports were encouraging after Cowboys defensive lineman Tyrone Crawford suffered a scary injury in Dallas' NFC East-clinching 27-20 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.Crawford injured his neck on the second play of the game. His neck was stabilized on a stretcher with his facemask removed, and the ...

source: Mets sign C Wilson Ramos to 2-year deal

Sports 12/16/18, 18:22

The New York Mets have agreed to a $19.5 million, two-year contract with free agent catcher Wilson Ramos, according to a person familiar with the negotiations.The deal likely signals an end to the Mets' pursuit of Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto. Instead, New York will turn to a two-time All-Star in ...

August trial set for fatal Florida parking dispute shooting

U.S. 12/14/18, 22:41

A trial date has been set in the case of a white man accused of fatally shooting an unarmed black man in a parking lot dispute. The controversial case ignited Florida's "stand your ground law."During a hearing Friday, a judge set the trial date for Aug. 19. The Tampa Bay ...

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