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Rays fall apart in 8th, lose to Blue Jays 6-3
With the game tied at two in the 8th inning, the Blue Jays scored four times leading to a 6-3 win

Source: Associated Press
Wednesday, Jul 24 2024

NBA says it has signed new 11-year media rights deal with Disney, NBC and Amazon
The NBA signed its 11-year media rights deal with Disney, NBC and Amazon Prime Video on Wednesday

Source: Associated Press
Wednesday, Jul 24 2024

Under the radar no more, Bucs open camp with high expectations
The Bucs kick off training camp Wednesday morning.

Source: Katherine Smith
Wednesday, Jul 24 2024

Tua Tagovailoa reports to 1st day of Dolphins team meetings as negotiations continue
Entering his fifth season, Tagovailoa is still playing under the contract he signed when the Dolphins made him the fifth pick of the 2020 draft.

Source: Associated Press
Wednesday, Jul 24 2024

Coco Gauff to be female flagbearer for U.S. team at Olympic opening ceremony, joining LeBron James
Gauff, the reigning U.S. Open champion, is set to make her Olympic debut at the Paris Games.

Source: Associated Press
Wednesday, Jul 24 2024

Brandon Lowe hits two-run home run as Rays beat Blue Jays 4-2
Brandon Lowe hit a two-run home run and the Tampa Bay Rays won for the fourth time in five games by beating the Toronto Blue Jays 4-2.

Source: Associated Press
Tuesday, Jul 23 2024

Jaguars’ Tyson Campbell signs 4-year, $76.5 million extension, AP source says
Jacksonville has committed nearly $500 million to three key starters.

Source: Associated Press
Tuesday, Jul 23 2024

Soto homers twice in Yankees' 9-1 rout of Rays
Juan Soto hit two of the Yankees’ five home runs and New York salvaged a four-game series split with a 9-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays.

Source: Associated Press
Monday, Jul 22 2024

ACC commissioner vows to fight legal battles with FSU, Clemson ‘as long as it takes’
Jim Phillips' comments came at the first session of ACC Media Days on Monday.

Source: Associated Press
Monday, Jul 22 2024

LeBron James selected as Team USA male flagbearer for Paris Olympics opening ceremony
James has been picked by his fellow U.S. Olympians to serve as the male flagbearer for the Americans in Friday night’s opening ceremony.

Source: Associated Press
Monday, Jul 22 2024

Beltré, Helton, Mauer and Leyland inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame
Adrian Beltré, Joe Mauer and Todd Helton were pegged as athletic phenoms from a young age and all three lived up to expectations.

Source: Associated Press
Monday, Jul 22 2024

Rays hit four homers again, beat Yankees 6-4
Richie Palacios led off the game against Marcus Stroman with the first of Tampa Bay’s four home runs on Sunday.

Source: Associated Press
Sunday, Jul 21 2024

Sam Hauser agrees to four-year, $45 million extension with Celtics, AP source says
Hauser's 197 3-pointers were second on the Celtics behind only Jayson Tatum.

Source: Brian Mahoney
Monday, Jul 22 2024

Gerrit Cole works 6 strong innings, Juan Soto goes 4 for 4 as Yankees beat Rays 6-1
Gerrit Cole works 6 strong innings, Juan Soto goes 4 for 4 as Yankees beat Rays 6-1

Source: Associated Press
Friday, Jul 19 2024

Magic complete 2024-25 roster with signing of veteran guard Joseph
The signing effectively ends the chance that guard Markelle Fultz or forward Chuma Okeke will be back with Orlando, at least for now.

Source: Spectrum Sports Staff
Friday, Jul 19 2024

Media picks Georgia as overwhelming SEC favorite, followed by newcomer Texas
The Bulldogs received 165 votes to win the SEC title among reporters covering league media days in Dallas. Texas got 27 votes

Source: Associated Press
Friday, Jul 19 2024

Rays release 2025 schedule, open with Colorado and Pittsburgh
Tampa Bay will open the season March 27 at home with 3-game series against Colorado and Pittsburgh.

Source: Spectrum News Staff
Friday, Jul 19 2024

Remembrance service for Magic co-founder Pat Williams set for July 26
Pat Williams died Wednesday from complications related to viral pneumonia, the team announced.

Source: Associated Press
Friday, Jul 19 2024

Judge and Ohtani are the MVP favorites, but there's plenty of time left in baseball's award races
Tanner Houck of the Boston Red Sox is a long shot for the AL Cy Young Award.

Source: Noah Trister
Friday, Jul 19 2024

Churchill Downs lifts suspension of trainer Bob Baffert
The announcement comes after Baffert issued a statement in which he took responsibility for now-deceased colt Medina Spirit’s failed drug test

Source: Associated Press
Friday, Jul 19 2024

With 5-3 vote, St. Pete City Council approves Rays stadium deal project
The vote represents the final approval needed from the St. Pete City Council before the plans can move to Pinellas County.

Source: Spectrum News Staff
Thursday, Jul 18 2024

Clippers trade Russell Westbrook to Jazz. He's expected to join the Nuggets after a buyout
The Jazz are expected to buy out the former NBA MVP's contract so Westbrook can sign with the Denver Nuggets, according to ESPN.

Source: Spectrum News Staff
Thursday, Jul 18 2024

Jarren Duran's 2-run HR gives AL a 5-3 win over NL in All-Star Game started by rookie pitcher Skenes
Duran turned some heads in his first All-Star Game, hitting a tie-breaking two-run homer for the American League and being awarded the MVP trophy.

Source: Associated Press
Wednesday, Jul 17 2024

Bronny James scores 12 as Lakers win 1st NBA Summer League game
James, a second-round choice in last month's draft and oldest son of LeBron James, made 5 of 11 shots, including 2 of 5 3-point shots.

Source: City News Service
Thursday, Jul 18 2024

Caitlin Clark breaks WNBA's game assist record with 19 in Fever's loss to Wings
Clark entered the game as the WNBA’s assists-per-game leader this season.

Source: Associated Press
Wednesday, Jul 17 2024

Dodgers' Hernández beats Royals' Witt for HR Derby title
Los Angeles Dodgers’ Teoscar Hernández won the Home Run Derby when he beat local star Bobby Witt Jr. of the Kansas City Royals

Source: Associated Press
Monday, Jul 15 2024

SEC Commissioner Sankey says 'Time to update your expectations for what college athletics can be’
College sports must find solutions from within while also recognizing external pressures from lawsuits, Greg Sankey said as SEC Media Days began.

Source: Associated Press
Monday, Jul 15 2024

Tampa's Caglianone drafted by Royals, Rays pick high school shortstop
Caglianone hit .419 with 35 homers and 72 RBIs for the Gators this year

Source: Associated Press
Sunday, Jul 14 2024

Rays beat Guardians 2-0, head into All-Star break at .500
Jose Siri and Brandon Lowe homered.

Source: Associated Press
Sunday, Jul 14 2024

Argentina wins record 16th Copa America title, beats Colombia 1-0 after Messi gets hurt
The match started 1 hour, 22 minutes late because of crowd trouble at Hard Rock Stadium.

Source: Associated Press
Monday, Jul 15 2024

Alcaraz wins Wimbledon by beating Djokovic and now owns 4 Slam titles at age 21
Alcaraz won in front of a Centre Court crowd that included Kate, the Princess of Wales.

Source: Associated Press
Sunday, Jul 14 2024

Jacoby Jones, a star of Baltimore's most recent Super Bowl title run, has died at age 40
There was no immediate word on a cause of death.

Source: Associated Press
Sunday, Jul 14 2024

Evan Longoria not looking to play again in the majors
Longoria has not officially filed his retirement paper.

Source: Associated Press
Sunday, Jul 14 2024

Facundo Torres scores 2 goals as Orlando City beats Revolution 3-1 for 3rd straight win
Facundo Torres scores 2 goals as Orlando City beats Revolution 3-1 for 3rd straight win

Source: Associated Press
Saturday, Jul 13 2024

Noel hits two-run pinch-hit homer as Guardians beat Rays 4-2
The Cleveland Guardians beat the Tampa Bay Rays 4-2 to stop a three-game skid on Saturday.

Source: Associated Press
Saturday, Jul 13 2024

NBA releases pools for this season's NBA Cup in-season tournament
The event will start Nov. 12 and runs through a championship game in Las Vegas on Dec. 17.

Source: Associated Press
Saturday, Jul 13 2024

Taj Bradley allows 5 hits in 7 innings, Rays beat AL Central-leading Guardians 2-0
Major league batting leader Steven Kwan went 1 for 4 for the Guardians. He is hitting .359.

Source: Associated Press
Saturday, Jul 13 2024

Bronny James scores 8 as Lakers begin NBA Summer League play with 99-80 loss
The Lakers will resume play in the NBA Summer League Monday night against the Boston Celtics in Las Vegas

Source: City News Service
Saturday, Jul 13 2024

Florida Poly solar car race team lets the sun shine in
Florida Poly is competing in the Formula Sun Grand Prix.

Source: Katherine Smith
Saturday, Jul 13 2024

2028 Los Angeles Olympics to include multiple events in the nearby cities of Carson and Long Beach
The Los Angeles Olympics will be held from July 14-30, 2028, the third time the city has hosted the games.

Source: Associated Press
Friday, Jul 12 2024

Columbus to host all-star soccer matches July 23 and 24
This includes the 2024 Special Olympics Unified Sports All-Star Game and the MLS All-Star Game presented by Target.

Source: Cody Thompson
Friday, Jul 12 2024

Canada and Uruguay face off Saturday in Charlotte. What to know before you go
What you should know about tickets, parking, stadium rules and more to make sure your focus stays on the field, not off.

Source: Sophia Fanning
Friday, Jul 12 2024

NCAA women's selection committee to reveal full seeding of tournament teams next season
The change means the full seed list for all 68 teams will be revealed on Selection Sunday as it has been with the men.

Source: Associated Press
Friday, Jul 12 2024

Rays beat Yankees 5-4 as Arozarena homers, take 2 of 3 in New York’s 8th straight winless series
Rays beat Yankees 5-4 as Arozarena homers, take 2 of 3 in New York’s 8th straight winless series

Source: Associated Press
Thursday, Jul 11 2024

Bucs confirm that longtime coach Monte Kiffin dies at 84
The Bucs released a statement Thursday night confirming the news and sharing the team's condolences.

Source: Spectrum News Staff
Thursday, Jul 11 2024

Eflin shines, but offense sputters in Rays' 2-1 loss to Yankees
The struggling New York Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays 2-1 on Wednesday night

Source: Associated Press
Wednesday, Jul 10 2024

Colombia beats Uruguay 1-0 and will face Lionel Messi and Argentina in Copa America final
Jefferson Lerma scored in the 39th minute, and Colombia played a man short the entire second half in a 1-0 win over Uruguay.

Source: Associated Press
Wednesday, Jul 10 2024

Orlando City youth players heading to MLS Next All-Star Game
Juan Rojas and Colin Guske will represent Orlando City at the 2024 MLS Next All-Star game on July 23rd

Source: Danielle Stein
Wednesday, Jul 10 2024

NBA agrees to terms on a new 11-year, $76 billion media rights deal, AP source says
The deal sets NBA records for both its length and total value and goes into effect for the 2025-26 season.

Source: Associated Press
Wednesday, Jul 10 2024

Rays' Wander Franco placed on restricted list after sexual abuse charges
Franco will be cut off from the pay he had been receiving under administrative leave.

Source: Associated Press
Wednesday, Jul 10 2024

Legislation would designate Jackie Robinson Ballpark as a National Commemorative Site
The ballpark was the site where Jackie Robinson played in his first pro mixed-race game in 1946 as a member of the minor-league Montreal Royals.

Source: Jaclyn Harold
Wednesday, Jul 10 2024

Ex-Browns QB Bernie Kosar needs liver transplant
Bernie Kosar announced he has Parkinson's disease and needs new liver/

Source: Katie Priefer
Wednesday, Jul 10 2024

Derrick White replaces Kawhi Leonard on U.S. Olympic men’s basketball team
USA Basketball will be permitted to replace Leonard on the 12-man roster and was working toward bringing in Boston Celtics guard Derrick White.

Source: Associated Press
Wednesday, Jul 10 2024

Isaac Paredes hits three-run HR, Rays beat Yankees 5-3
All-Star Isaac Paredes hit a three-run homer and the Tampa Bay Rays held on to beat struggling AL East rival New York 5-3.

Source: Associated Press
Tuesday, Jul 09 2024

Yormark says Big 12 has solidified itself as one of nation's top 3 conferences
Yormark touted the additions of Arizona, Arizona State, Colorado and Utah that make the Big 12 a 16-school league.

Source: Associated Press
Tuesday, Jul 09 2024

Rays trade reliever Phil Maton to Mets
Maton was 1-2 with a 4.58 ERA and two saves in 40 appearances for the Rays this season.

Source: Associated Press
Tuesday, Jul 09 2024

No more confusion: Jags rusher Josh Allen changes last name to Hines-Allen
Hines-Allen, a former Kentucky Wildcat, will no longer be confused with Buffalo Bills quarterback, Josh Allen.

Source: Associated Press
Tuesday, Jul 09 2024

Maine's Cooper Flagg takes advantage of his opportunity to play against U.S. Olympic team
"I was shocked, I was surprised, and I was really excited for this opportunity," Flagg said.

Source: Tim Reynolds
Tuesday, Jul 09 2024

Klay Thompson believes he could be the missing piece for the Mavs after leaving the Warriors
Thompson is joining young superstar Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving after they led the Mavs to the NBA Finals.

Source: Associated Press
Tuesday, Jul 09 2024

Simone Biles has a shot at history at the Olympics while defending champion Russia stays home
The American women are favored to win with defending champion Russia unable to participate as part of the fallout of the war with Ukraine.

Source: Associated Press
Tuesday, Jul 09 2024

Rays' Paredes named to AL reserves for All-Star Game
The third baseman was one of four American League picks by the Commissioner's Office.

Source: Associated Press
Monday, Jul 08 2024

Keegan Bradley appointed US Ryder Cup captain after Tiger Woods turns down the job
Keegan Bradley appointed US Ryder Cup captain after Tiger Woods turns down the job

Source: Associated Press
Monday, Jul 08 2024

Globe Life Field prepares for MLB All-Star Game
Globe Life Field prepares for MLB All-Star Game

Source: Robbie Fuelling
Monday, Jul 08 2024

Rays' Franco still faces legal repercussions from Dominican prosecutors
The deadline for the prosecutors to press charges against the shortstop was July 5, but a judge can extend that by 10 days.

Source: Associated Press
Monday, Jul 08 2024

Langford and Heim have 4 hits each as Rangers rout Rays 13-2 for 3-game sweep
Texas matched its season high with 19 hits, sending nine batters to the plate in both the fourth and fifth innings.

Source: Associated Press
Sunday, Jul 07 2024

Back for a 4th Olympics run, LeBron James says gold is all that matters
This summer, LeBron James will become the first U.S. men’s basketball player to compete at the Olympics in three different decades.

Source: Associated Press
Saturday, Jul 06 2024

Jayson Tatum misses start of USA Basketball camp in Las Vegas
The team plays its first exhibition on Wednesday against Canada.

Source: Tim Reynolds
Sunday, Jul 07 2024

Facundo Torres, Iván Angulo help Orlando City extend DC United’s winless run to 11 with 5-0 victory
Facundo Torres, Iván Angulo help Orlando City extend DC United’s winless run to 11 with 5-0 victory

Source: Associated Press
Saturday, Jul 06 2024

Magic sign Caldwell-Pope and da Silva, extend Franz Wagner and Isaac, re-sign 3 others
Center/forward Moe Wagner, center Goga Bitadze and guard Gary Harris also re-signed with Orlando.

Source: Spectrum Sports Staff
Saturday, Jul 06 2024

Marcus Semien hits 2-run homer in the 7th to push Texas Rangers past the Tampa Bay Rays, 4-3
The series finale will be on Sunday

Source: Associated Press
Saturday, Jul 06 2024

Looking a lot like dad, Bronny James makes NBA Summer League debut
James Jr. missed his initial two shots while playing nearly six minutes in his first run of action — grabbing a defensive rebound early on.

Source: Associated Press
Saturday, Jul 06 2024

A green flag for clean power: NASCAR unveils its first electric racecar
They want to represent electric vehicles, and more broadly electrification, in racing as cool, fun and accessible.

Source: Associated Press
Saturday, Jul 06 2024

Franz Wagner, Magic agree to 5-year contract extension, AP source says
The deal will be worth at least $224 million, the largest in franchise history, according to multiple reports.

Source: Associated Press
Friday, Jul 05 2024

6 Pride players to head to Olympics to represent their countries
Marta, Rafaelle, Adriana and Angelina have been chosen for Brazil's roster, and Barbra Banda and Grace Chanda will play for Zambia.

Source: Spectrum Sports Staff
Friday, Jul 05 2024

It's Luka vs. Giannis, with either Slovenia or Greece set to move 1 win from Paris Olympics
The game in Piraeus, Greece, is the first time the two megastars will face one another while representing their senior national teams.

Source: Associated Press
Friday, Jul 05 2024

Wacha tosses 6 solid innings, as Royals beat the Rays 4-2
Ryan Pepiot allowed two runs on four his over four innings to take the loss for Tampa Bay.

Source: Associated Press
Wednesday, Jul 03 2024

Rays send RHP Aaron Civale to Brewers for infield prospect
Civale, 29, has gone 2-6 with a 5.07 ERA in 17 starts this season.

Source: Associated Press
Wednesday, Jul 03 2024

LeBron James agrees to a 2-year extension with the Los Angeles Lakers, AP source says
James has agreed to a two-year contract to remain with the Lakers, a person with knowledge of the negotiations said Wednesday.

Source: Associated Press
Wednesday, Jul 03 2024

NFL is liable for $4,707,259,944.64 in 'Sunday Ticket' case
The lawsuit claimed the league broke antitrust laws by selling its package of Sunday games at an inflated price.

Source: Associated Press
Wednesday, Jul 03 2024

Jonathan Isaac agrees to $84 million deal with Magic, AP source says
It's a success story for Isaac, whose career seemed in jeopardy a few years ago.

Source: Associated Press
Tuesday, Jul 02 2024

Zack Littell, Rays bullpen hold Royals in check in a 5-1 win interrupted by 2 1/2-hour rain delay
Zack Littell pitched 5 innings of 4-hit ball before rain arrived, four Tampa Bay relievers allowed one run and the Rays beat beat KC 5-1.

Source: Associated Press
Wednesday, Jul 03 2024

Bronny James says he can handle 'amplified' pressure of playing for Lakers with his famous father
No father and son have ever played in the league at the same time, let alone on the same team.

Source: Associated Press
Tuesday, Jul 02 2024

Lightning release 2024-25 schedule — when will Stamkos make return?
The Tampa Bay Lightning announced the team’s 2024-25 regular season schedule Tuesday.

Source: Spectrum News Staff
Tuesday, Jul 02 2024

Lightning lock up Victor Hedman with 4-year extension
A busy week for the Tampa Bay Lightning continued Tuesday as the team announced defenseman Victor Hedman has signed a four-year contract extension.

Source: Spectrum News Staff
Tuesday, Jul 02 2024

End of an Era: Steven Stamkos leaving Tampa Bay; signs with Nashville
Lightning captain Steven Stamkos is signing with the Nashville Predators after 16 years with the Bolts.

Source: Spectrum News Staff
Monday, Jul 01 2024

Donovan Mitchell agrees to a 3-year, $150.3M contract extension with the Cavaliers, AP source says
The Cavs have made the playoffs in both seasons with Mitchell.

Source: Associated Press
Tuesday, Jul 02 2024

U.S. eliminated from Copa America with 1-0 loss to Uruguay, increasing pressure to fire Berhalter
The defeat increases pressure on the U.S. Soccer Federation to remove coach Gregg Berhalter before the 2026 World Cup.

Source: Associated Press
Monday, Jul 01 2024

Panama tops Bolivia 3-1 in Orlando to reach Copa America knockout rounds
The result helped eliminate the United States in the group stage.

Source: Associated Press
Tuesday, Jul 02 2024

Celtics star Jayson Tatum agrees to 5-year, $314 million supermax extension, AP source says
Tatum's new contract will be the largest in NBA history, supplanting the one signed last offseason by teammate Jaylen Brown.

Source: Kyle Hightower
Tuesday, Jul 02 2024

Klay Thompson is leaving the Warriors and will join the Mavericks, AP sources say
Thompson will change franchises for the first time in his 13-year NBA career.

Source: Associated Press
Tuesday, Jul 02 2024

Magic putting finishing touches on deal to sign 2-time champion guard Caldwell-Pope, AP source says
The contract for the shooting guard will be for three years, $66 million, according to multiple media reports and an AP source.

Source: Associated Press
Monday, Jul 01 2024

Home Run Derby issues format change that limits the number of pitches each hitter will see
This year’s event takes place on July 15 at Arlington, Texas.

Source: Associated Press
Monday, Jul 01 2024

Boston Celtics ownership group planning to sell team
One of the NBA’s original and storied brands, the Celtics were valued at $4.7 billion last year by Forbes. They won their 18th title last month.

Source: Associated Press
Monday, Jul 01 2024

Adriana’s 2 goals keep Pride undefeated in NWSL play
Orlando is tied with Kansas City at the top of the league standings.

Source: Associated Press
Monday, Jul 01 2024

Simone Biles headlines a U.S. women's gymnastics team eyeing redemption at the Paris Olympics
Biles and the other four women who join her in France will be considered heavy favorites heading into Paris.

Source: Associated Press
Monday, Jul 01 2024

George heading to 76ers, Caldwell-Pope to Magic, CP3 to Spurs, AP sources say
Paul George is going back to the Eastern Conference.

Source: Associated Press
Monday, Jul 01 2024

Taj Bradley strikes out 11 as Rays beat Nationals 5-0
The Rays (42-42) returned to the .500 mark for the 17th time.

Source: Associated Press
Sunday, Jun 30 2024

Tampa Bay Lightning acquire rights to Hurricanes' Jake Guentzel on eve of free agency
Carolina will get a 2025 third-round draft pick.

Source: Associated Press
Sunday, Jun 30 2024