Joan Steinbrenner, wife late George Steinbrenner, dies at 83

Baseball 12/14/18, 13:38

Joan Steinbrenner, the wife of late New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner, died Friday. She was 83.The Yankees said she died surrounded by family at her home in Tampa, Florida.Joan Steinbrenner held the title of Yankees vice chair.FILE - In this March 27, 2008, file photo, Joan Steinbrenner, wife of ...

Vasilevskiy strong in return, Lightning top Maple Leafs 4-1

Hockey 12/13/18, 22:59

Andrei Vasilevskiy made 48 saves in his return from a broken left foot and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-1 on Thursday night in a matchup of the NHL's top two teams.Alex Killorn and Tyler Johnson both scored for Tampa Bay during the final 36 seconds ...

Vasilevskiy shines in return, Lightning beat Maple Leafs 4-1

Hockey 12/13/18, 22:40

Andrei Vasilevskiy made 48 saves in his return from a broken left foot and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-1 on Thursday night in a matchup of the NHL's top two teams.Alex Killorn and Tyler Johnson both scored for Tampa Bay during the final 36 seconds ...

Rays reopen ballpark site search; opening delayed until 2024

Sports 12/11/18, 14:59

Rays owner Stuart Sternberg says the team's planned ballpark for Tampa's Ybor City can't be finalized by this month's deadline and he will reopen the site search, delaying any opening until at least 2024.The team has played since its first season in 1998 at what is now called Tropicana Field ...

Stamkos hat trick sparks Lightning to 6-3 win over Rangers

Hockey 12/10/18, 22:29

Steven Stamkos had three goals to become the first player from the 2008 draft to reach 700 points, and the NHL-leading Tampa Bay Lightning won their seventh consecutive game by beating the New York Rangers 6-3 on Monday night.Stamkos scored power-play goals that tied the game in the first and ...

Stamkos has 3 goals, Lightning beat Rangers 6-3

Hockey 12/10/18, 22:22

Steven Stamkos had three goals to become the first player from the 2008 draft to reach 700 points, and the NHL-leading Tampa Bay Lightning won their seventh consecutive game by beating the New York Rangers 6-3 on Monday night.Stamkos scored power-play goals that tied the game in the first and ...

Bucs sputter after taking double-digit lead against Saints

Football 12/09/18, 20:06

Tampa Bay's bid to escape a deep hole and climb back into the race for a NFC playoff berth is all but over.The Buccaneers (5-8) weren't eliminated by Sunday's 28-14 loss to the New Orleans Saints, however the team is assured of finishing no better than .500 after sputtering offensively ...

Brees leads 2nd-half comeback, Saints beat Buccaneers 28-14

Football 12/09/18, 16:48

Drew Brees threw for one touchdown and ran another Sunday to help the New Orleans Saints rally from an 11-point halftime deficit to clinch their second straight NFC South title with a 28-14 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.Brees shrugged off a pair of turnovers to throw a 1-yard TD ...

Stamkos has 4 points, Lightning beat Avalanche 7-1

Hockey 12/08/18, 21:48

Steven Stamkos had two goals and two assists as the NHL-leading Tampa Bay Lightning won their sixth consecutive game, beating the Colorado Avalanche 7-1 on Saturday night.Stamkos scored twice in the first period and had two second-period assists. It was his franchise-best 13th four-point game.Tampa Bay also got two goals ...

Lightning beat Bruins 3-2 for 5th consecutive win

Hockey 12/06/18, 22:31

Mathieu Joseph and Anthony Cirelli scored early in the third period and the Tampa Bay Lightning won their fifth consecutive game by beating the Boston Bruins 3-2 on Thursday night.After Joseph scored at 2:40, Cirelli put home a short-handed backhand 1:23 later to make it 3-1.Tampa Bay Lightning center Anthony ...

Saints aim to get back on track against Buccaneers

Football 12/06/18, 19:19

The Buccaneers pulled off the biggest upset of the opening week of the NFL season, beating the Saints in a high-scoring shootout. Three months later, neither team is looking back.New Orleans (10-2) is on the verge of clinching another NFC South title. Tampa Bay (5-7) is trying to escape a ...

Saints defending far better lately than last game vs Bucs

Football 12/06/18, 18:24

No matter how much New Orleans' defense may have improved since this season's opening week, linebacker Alex Anzalone doesn't see the benefit in dismissing as irrelevant the 48 points the Saints surrendered in a Week 1 loss to the Buccaneers."In the back of our minds, if anything, it's just motivation ...

Foster’s ex-girlfriend details abuse allegations on GMA

Football 12/06/18, 12:15

Reuben Foster's ex-girlfriend tells ABC's "Good Morning America" that he slapped her and pushed her during an incident in Tampa, Florida, that led to his arrest for domestic violence.Elissa Ennis said in the interview televised Thursday that Foster abused her three times, most recently last month in Tampa. The 24-year-old ...

Kyle Shanahan off to rough start as 49ers coach

Football 12/06/18, 02:37

Kyle Shanahan's coaching tenure hasn't quite gotten off to the greatest start in San Francisco.He lost his first nine games with the 49ers last year before the arrival of Jimmy Garoppolo provided a late-season spark with five straight wins to close a 6-10 campaign.With Garoppolo sidelined by a season-ending knee ...

LA Rams back on top of Pro32 poll; Saints slip to No. 2

Sports 12/04/18, 17:18

The Los Angeles Rams are back in a familiar place: the top spot in the NFL.The Rams reclaimed the No. 1 position in the latest AP Pro32 poll . They received all 12 first-place votes and 384 points in balloting Tuesday by media members who regularly cover the NFL.The Rams ...

Panthers’ Olsen re-injures right foot, done for season

Football 12/02/18, 20:21

If the Carolina Panthers are going to pull out of a frustrating tailspin, they'll have to do it without three-time Pro Bowl tight end Greg Olsen.Olsen re-injured his right foot during Sunday's 24-17 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the latest blow to the 33-year-old's bid to return to form ...

South Florida stays home to face Marshall in Gasparilla Bowl

Football 12/02/18, 17:29

Marshall (8-4, Conference USA) vs. South Florida (7-5 American Athletic Conference), Dec. 20, 8 p.m. ETLocation: Tampa, Florida.TOP PLAYERSMarshall: WR Tyre Brady, 66 catches for 914 yards and 9 touchdowns.USF: RB Jordan Cronkrite, 173 carries for 1,095 yards and 9 touchdownsNOTABLEMarshall: The Thundering Herd had won three straight games before ...

Winston throws for 2 TDs, Buccaneers beat Panthers 24-17

Football 12/02/18, 16:41

Jameis Winston threw for 249 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to a 24-17 victory over the reeling Carolina Panthers on Sunday.The Bucs (5-7) won for the second straight time since Winston regained his starting job with team mired in a four-game losing streak.The fourth-year pro ...

Brayden Point scores in OT, Lightning edge Panthers 5-4

Hockey 12/01/18, 22:23

Brayden Point scored a power-play goal 3:12 into overtime and the Tampa Bay Lightning overcame a 4-1 deficit to beat the Florida Panthers 5-4 on Saturday night.Point took a pass from Nikita Kucherov across the front of the crease to the left side and flipped it past James Reimer. Tampa ...

Barkov’s overtime goal lifts Panthers past Sabres 3-2

Hockey 11/30/18, 22:08

Aleksander Barkov scored at 2:26 of overtime to lead the Florida Panthers past the Buffalo Sabres 3-2 Friday night.It was the second loss in as many days for the Sabres, whose 10-game winning streak ended with a 5-4 loss Thursday in Tampa Bay.Barkov made the most of a wide-open net ...

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