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Lightning's Victor Hedman third in Norris Trophy voting

Lightning's Victor Hedman third in Norris Trophy voting

Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman knew he was a long shot to win the Norris Trophy, given to the league's top defenseman, at Wednesday's NHL awards show. But he was honored to be a finalist, finishing third in the voting behind first-time winner Bre...
Published: 06/22/17

Vegas Golden Knights expansion selections

Vegas Golden Knights expansion selectionsGoaltendersCalvin Pickard, Colorado Avalanche J.F. Berube, New York Islanders Marc-Andre Fleury, Pittsburgh Penguins ForwardsTeemu Pulkkinen, Arizona Coyotes William Carrier, Buffalo Sabres Cody Eakin, Dallas ...
Published: 06/22/17
Sarasota's Scooter Gennett: Utility man turned historic slugger

Sarasota's Scooter Gennett: Utility man turned historic slugger

ST. PETERSBURG — On June 10, 2009, the Brewers selected a Sarasota High School shortstop in the 16th round of the MLB draft. He'd assembled an impressive resume in prep ball, but as one of more than 1,500 players drafted that year, he had a tou...
Published: 06/22/17
Five reasons for the Rays to be encouraged after series win over Reds

Five reasons for the Rays to be encouraged after series win over Reds

ST. PETERSBURG — Taking two of three from a Reds team that came in among the majors' worst and on a nine-game losing streak wouldn't seem like much of an accomplishment.But after Wednesday's 8-3 matinee win that pushed the Rays' record to a sea...
Published: 06/21/17
Updated: 06/22/17
Lightning loses Jason Garrison to Vegas in expansion draft

Lightning loses Jason Garrison to Vegas in expansion draft

TAMPA — The Vegas Golden Knights made out very well in Wednesday's prime-time expansion draft.But the Lightning didn't do too badly, either.By making a side deal with Vegas, Tampa Bay was able to hold on to young defensemen Jake Dotchin and Sla...
Published: 06/21/17
Updated: 06/22/17
Blue Jackets' John Tortorella, Oilers' Connor McDavid top NHL awards

Blue Jackets' John Tortorella, Oilers' Connor McDavid top NHL awards

LAS VEGAS — John Tortorella, who led the Blue Jackets to the best regular season in their history last season, was named the NHL's coach of the year Wednesday night at the league's awards show."I'm not sure I'd be up here if the media voted on ...
Published: 06/21/17
Updated: 06/22/17
Jones: Mallex Smith has the write stuff for Rays

Jones: Mallex Smith has the write stuff for Rays

ST. PETERSBURG — When Kevin Kiermaier went down with an injury earlier this month, the Rays' season was supposed to go down with him.That happened last year. Remember? The centerfielder missed two months and Tampa Bay fell off the face of the e...
Published: 06/21/17
Updated: 06/22/17
Rays journal: Alert Mallex Smith comes in from leftfield to get putout on rundown

Rays journal: Alert Mallex Smith comes in from leftfield to get putout on rundown

ST. PETERSBURG — How many times do you see an outfielder finish a rundown by making the tag?"Not too many," SS Daniel Robertson said."Not many," added 3B Trevor Plouffe."A few times, actually," LF Mallex Smith said, "through the minor leagues a...
Published: 06/21/17
Updated: 06/22/17

Rays up next: vs. Orioles, 7:10 p.m. Friday, Tropicana Field

Today: OffUp next: vs. Orioles, 7:10 p.m. Friday, Tropicana FieldProbable pitchers: Rays, RH Chris Archer (5-4, 3.75); Orioles, TBATV/radio: Fox Sports Sun; 620-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)Tickets: $20-$300; available at Tropicana Field box office, raysbaseb...
Published: 06/21/17

Marc Topkin's takeaways from Wednesday's Rays-Reds game

RF Steven Souza Jr. made a mistake — actually three — on the bases in a fifth-inning sequence and jammed his neck and shoulder sliding into a wall, but he also had three hits and a key RBI in what quietly is a pretty good season, .272 wit...
Published: 06/21/17