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Brosseau's RBI single in 13th lifts Rays past Tigers 1-0

Aug. 17, 2019 11:21 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Mike Brosseau came through in the 13th inning to finish a long night and end an extended scoring drought by the Tampa Bay Rays. Brosseau's pinch-hit RBI single in the 13th drove in Eric Sogard to give the Rays a 1-0 win over the Detroit Tigers on Saturday night in a game in...

Rosen gets start in Dolphins' 16-14 loss to Buccaneers

Aug. 17, 2019 12:12 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Miami coach Brian Flores gave second-year quarterback Josh Rosen a shot against Tampa Bay's first defensive unit and liked what he saw. Rosen was a surprise starter and went 10 for 18 for 102 yards during the first half in the Dolphins' 16-14 loss to the Buccaneers on Friday night. "I...

Rosen gets start in Dolphins' 16-14 loss to Buccaneers

Aug. 16, 2019 11:15 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Second-year quarterback Josh Rosen was a surprise starter and went 10 for 18 for 102 yards during the first half in the Miami Dolphins' 16-14 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Friday night. Rosen, battling with 15-year veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick for the Dolphins' starting job, helped...

Trio of Tigers pitchers combine to blank Rays 2-0

Aug. 16, 2019 11:15 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays came home but didn't bring their bats. Daniel Norris, Drew VerHagen and Joe Jimenez combined on a five-hitter to outpitch Charlie Morton, and the Detroit Tigers beat the Rays 2-0 on Friday night. "We didn't hit," Rays manager Kevin Cash said. "You're not going...

WR Stills says he and Dolphins owner agree to disagree

Aug. 14, 2019 7:04 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins receiver Kenny Stills says he and team owner Stephen Ross have agreed to disagree. Last week Stills objected to Ross hosting a fundraiser for President Donald Trump, and said there was a contradiction in the Dolphins owner supporting both the president and racial equality....

Fitzpatrick competes for Dolphins job while helping Rosen

Aug. 14, 2019 6:59 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — It didn't take Ryan Fitzpatrick long to get re-acclimated to a familiar setting. The journeyman quarterback who's preparing for his 15th NFL season is back on the practice fields at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' training facility this week, this time competing for a starting job with the...

Police: Man said he'd bring gun to Walmart if toy was broken

Aug. 14, 2019 9:23 AM EDT

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Authorities in Florida say a man threatened to return to a Walmart store with a gun if the remote control car he was buying didn't work. Clearwater police spokesman Rob Shaw says police arrested 33-year-old Anthony Reed on Monday evening. They say he made the threat Friday, days...

On deck: 2020 baseball gets early jump with March 26 openers

Aug. 12, 2019 12:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball will open its 2020 season March 26, its earliest start other than international games. The schedule also features a late April series in Puerto Rico between the New York Mets and Miami Marlins. Globe Life Field, the new home of the Texas Rangers, opens March 31. This...

Dobbs, Rudolph lead Steelers to 30-28 win against Bucs

Aug. 10, 2019 12:42 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The battle is on for the backup quarterback spot in Pittsburgh. Josh Dobbs and Mason Rudolph led the offense on four scoring drives as the Steelers defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 30-28 on Friday night in the preseason opener for both teams. Two-time Super Bowl winner Ben Roethlisberger...

Rapper Mystikal falls during Florida concert

Aug. 9, 2019 5:31 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A video shows the rapper Mystikal falling off the stage 30 seconds into his first performance during a concert in Florida, cutting the show short. Michael "Mystikal" Tyler, a rapper and actor from New Orleans, was about to perform his first set at the Ritz Ybor, in Tampa, on Thursday...