Rays remain calm with 5-4 win in 11
[Times photo: Michael Rondou]
Marlins tie it with a 2-out homer in 9th, but Hal McRae knew it was Tampa Bay's game. Two innings later, it was.
Yan yearns for return to roster
ST. PETERSBURG -- Rays manager Hal McRae called it a chance to "get rid of some rust," but pitcher Esteban Yan sees tonight's appearance in Orlando as another couple of days he's not with his team, despite the fact he feels fine.
Rays on deck
Henman has Brits as riled as Brits can get
WIMBLEDON, England -- The front page of Friday's London Times had a huge color photo of British tennis star Tim Henman. The front of the sports section also carried a color photo of Henman that nearly took up half the page.
Rafter outlasts an upset Agassi
The Aussie's five-set victory sends him to the men's final, where he faces today's winner, Henman or Ivanisevic.
Palmer plays today in men's doubles final
WIMBLEDON, England -- Tampa's Jared Palmer plays in one of the featured matches on Centre Court today.
Here he is, the face of NASCAR
Love him or hate him, you definitely know him. One thing is for sure, Jeff Gordon is back on top.
Earnhardt saga: a scribe's perspective
Times sports writer Kevin Kelly has seen every stage of the Dale Earnhardt saga as it unfolded, the icon's death on Feb. 18 in Daytona Beach, the memorial service in Charlotte, the emotional next race at Rockingham, N.C., that lasted two days, the three-day hearing over access to his autopsy photos and NASCAR's return to Daytona. Here are some scenes and thoughts that stand out.
Marlin grabs pole as Dodge shines in qualifying, again
DAYTONA BEACH -- Dodge celebrated its return to NASCAR with a vengeance during qualifying for the Daytona 500.
With losses mounting, Mondelo steps aside
The first-year Mutiny coach resigns after going 3-12-1; a last-minute home defeat Wednesday is the last straw.
QB Hammel is a league staple
He tops three career lists, is fourth on another. But after 10 seasons, his name recognition is almost zero.
Tonight: Storm vs. Houston
WHEN/WHERE: 7:30; Ice Palace, Tampa.
Daily fishing report
As water temperatures increase, it becomes tougher to catch bass in shallow water. During the hottest months I spend most of my fishing time away from the bank in 8-10 feet. I have found bass, especially larger trophy bass, will stay in cooler, deeper water where bait is abundant.
NCAA examines sickle cell trait guidelines
A committee discusses revisions for dealing with athletes in the wake of FSU LB Devaughn Darling's death.
Armstrong lines up his bets
Two-time defending Tour champ says Ullrich, Beloki, Casagrande are favorites. He puts money on himself.
Orlando area duo wins tournament in playoff
CRYSTAL RIVER -- Wally Kuchar sank a 15-foot birdie putt on the second extra hole Friday as he and Rick Sargent won the fifth annual North Florida PGA Senior-Junior Championship at the Plantation Inn and Golf Resort.
Standings remain shrouded in mystery
Postponements and cancellations have made determining which team leads Legion B very complicated.
Buccaneer makes solid summer debut
TAMPA -- Ty Callahan had a modest goal when he arrived at the par-3, 176-yard fourth hole on Westin Innisbrook's Island Course on Sunday: make par, add a few birdies on the way to the clubhouse and hope for the best.