Star can finally shine
"The way this entire year has gone, as a player," Aeneas Williams was saying, "I don't know if you could script it any better to have an opportunity to go to the Super Bowl."
No spell can be cast for Magical Ice Palace
Begin with the premise.
Nash still in jail 2 days after arrest
ST. PETERSBURG -- Two days after he was arrested on a trio of charges, including the aggravated rape of a 15-year-old girl, Rays prospect Greg "Toe" Nash remained in a Louisiana jail Thursday.
St. Louis' injury hurts Lightning O
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Rick Dudley was scouting the Hurricanes-Predators game in Raleigh, N.C., Wednesday night, when he heard right wing Martin St. Louis broke his right fibula and might be lost for the season.
FSU finds defense in time
TALLAHASSEE -- With four seconds remaining in Thursday night's game against Florida State, Clemson point guard Tony Stockman stood at halfcourt with his hands on his waist and a bewildered look on his face. He appeared lost.
Florida Southern first of key games for UT
TAMPA -- Late January usually brings two things to Sunshine State Conference men's basketball: a tightening of the standings and a showdown or two between the University of Tampa and Florida Southern.
On The Air
Madden not thinking beyond Summerall
All the rumors -- as well as conventional wisdom -- point to Joe Buck replacing Pat Summerall next season as John Madden's partner on Fox NFL broadcasts. But Madden, who in 21 years as an analyst never has sat next to anyone else in the booth, said Wednesday that he can't think beyond the Feb. 3 Super Bowl, their final game together.
Australian Open sites serve up solid variety
Jennifer Capriati and Martina Hingis meet for the second straight year in tonight's Australian Open women's singles final, and if ESPN's telecast isn't enough for you, several sites invite you to approach the net while you watch.
TAMPA -- South Florida might have placed fifth, but Dayana Octavien was outstanding as USF opened its indoor track season at the University of North Carolina.
The streak a family tradition
BRANDON -- Cesar Grajales Sr. sat quietly with his chin in his hand, watching his son in the Eagles nest. It was Nov. 29 and Cesar Grajales Jr. was wearing the same uniform the elder Grajales wore when he won a state title nearly 20 years ago.
SPC's Davis a Parade All-American
The list of accolades for St. Petersburg Catholic quarterback Chris Davis, which already includes being the Times All-Suncoast Player of the Year and at the top of most lists ranking the state's recruits, just got a bit longer.
Bulls blank Plant to regain crown
TAMPA -- The Bulls are back on top.
Early penalty kick gives Cougars title
DURANT -- Gaither and Durant were locked in a defensive battle Thursday for the conference championship.