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Superiority complex: USF continues to battle schedule, expectations

Superiority complex: USF continues to battle schedule, expectations

TAMPA — His voice, a perpetually scratchy bellow, betrays conviction. USF coach Charlie Strong has been asked if he believes he has the 16th-best team in America. Hesitation doesn't precede his response. Resolution fuels it. "I really do," Stro...
Published: 10/20/17
Updated: 10/21/17
Quarterback Jameis Winston will start Sunday for the Bucs

Quarterback Jameis Winston will start Sunday for the Bucs

TAMPA — Jameis Winston hadn't thrown in practice since he injured his right shoulder in Sunday's loss at Arizona, and with that uncertainty, a wide line of TV cameras and reporters' cellphones were all out Friday morning, recording the moment a...
Published: 10/20/17
Updated: 10/21/17
Fennelly: What's not to like about Lightning's start?

Fennelly: What's not to like about Lightning's start?

BRANDON — No one is engraving the Stanley Cup. No one has begun stuffing the league MVP ballot box for Nikita Kucherov. "It's just the start," Lightning defenseman Anton Stralman said. But how can you not like what we're seeing from the Lightni...
Published: 10/20/17
Updated: 10/21/17
A rare treat Saturday for Rowdies: a home playoff game

A rare treat Saturday for Rowdies: a home playoff game

ST. PETERSBURG — Rowdies fans, set to be rewarded with their first home playoff match in five years, can also take a little credit for it.Strong, supportive showings at Al Lang all season helped boost Tampa Bay to the best home record in the Ea...
Published: 10/20/17
Why it's too early to give up on the Bucs

Why it's too early to give up on the Bucs

Don't panic. It's not too late for the Bucs.It's grim, for sure. Things aren't looking sunny as they shuffle off to Buffalo for a close-to-must-win game.They are 2-3. They are coming off an embarrassing loss to Arizona. Quarterback Jameis Winston is ...
Published: 10/20/17
Koetter: QB Jameis Winston will start Sunday vs. Bills

Koetter: QB Jameis Winston will start Sunday vs. Bills

After five days of uncertainty, Jameis Winston will be starting at quarterback on Sunday as the Bucs play at Buffalo, coach Dirk Koetter announced Friday afternoon.Winston had not thrown at practice all week, but resumed throwing Friday morning, and ...
Published: 10/20/17
Little separates McElwain and Muschamp eras of futility at Florida

Little separates McElwain and Muschamp eras of futility at Florida

"His track record on the offensive side of the ball is special. You can look it up, see the records." — Florida then-athletic director Jeremy Foley, December 2014GAINESVILLE — After Will Muschamp led four of the ugliest seasons in modern ...
Published: 10/20/17
Mikhail Sergachev scores twice as Lightning shuts out Blue Jackets (w/ video)

Mikhail Sergachev scores twice as Lightning shuts out Blue Jackets (w/ video)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Mikhail Sergachev said he blacked out for a few seconds after his first NHL goal Thursday night, a rocket slap shot from the point. "I didn't know what to do," Sergachev said, smiling. "I'm like, 'What am I supposed to do?' ...
Published: 10/19/17
Updated: 10/20/17
Bucs journal: Jameis Winston to test hurt shoulder in practice today

Bucs journal: Jameis Winston to test hurt shoulder in practice today

TAMPA — Bucs QB Jameis Winston still wasn't throwing at practice Thursday, but he'll test his injured shoulder today as Tampa Bay keeps its options open for Sunday's game at Buffalo. "I would fully expect that Jameis takes all the snaps (Friday...
Published: 10/19/17
Updated: 10/20/17
Dodgers rout Cubs 11-1 to win pennant, head to World Series for first time since '88

Dodgers rout Cubs 11-1 to win pennant, head to World Series for first time since '88

CHICAGO — Enrique Hernandez put a Hollywood ending on an LA story three decades in the making. Fueled by Hernandez's home run trilogy, Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers are finally going to the World Series. Hernandez homered three times and drov...
Published: 10/19/17
Updated: 10/20/17