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Stamkos focused on team success, not personal milestones

Nov. 20, 2019 2:17 AM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Steven Stamkos celebrated another milestone in a stellar career with grace and humility. The long-time captain of the Tampa Bay Lightning scored his 400th goal last weekend, joining an elite group that includes eight other active players — Alex Ovechkin, Patrick Marleau, Marian...

Ravens, Patriots, 49ers remain top 3 teams in AP Pro32 poll

Nov. 19, 2019 6:13 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Heading into the stretch run of the regular season, the NFL’s top teams are trying to find and maintain their winning form as they get ready for the playoffs. The top seven teams in the latest AP Pro32 poll remained the same from last week. In fact, eight of the top 10 teams all won...

Arians says struggling Buccaneers won’t give up on season

Nov. 18, 2019 8:24 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are running out of time to save their season. The struggling team has lost five of six games following a 2-2 start and likely will miss the playoffs for the 12th straight year. The only team currently with a longer active streak of futility is the Cleveland...

Brees throws for 228 yards, 3 TDs as Saints beat Bucs 34-17

Nov. 17, 2019 6:53 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The New Orleans Saints played with the urgency of a team determined to get back on track. “You lose a game, you move forward. The next game can’t come quick enough,” coach Sean Payton said Sunday after the NFC South leaders rebounded from an ugly loss to last-place...

Kuemper records shutout, Coyotes beat Flames 3-0

Nov. 16, 2019 10:31 PM EST

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Darcy Kuemper stopped 37 shots and slammed an opponent to the ice during a brawl in the second period, and the Arizona Coyotes beat the Calgary Flames 3-0 Saturday. After Calgary’s Johnny Gaudreau cross-checked Arizona’s Jason Demers late in the second period while...

Hellebuyck lifts Jets over TB; Stamkos gets 400th goal

Nov. 16, 2019 8:42 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Winnipeg Jets spoiled a milestone night for Tampa Bay Lightning star Steven Stamkos. Connor Hellebuyck made 31 saves and the Jets overcame Stamkos’ 400th goal to beat the Lightning 4-3 Saturday night. Mathieu Perreault, Nikolaj Ehlers, Jack Roslovic and Kyle Connor scored for...

Kucherov has 4-point game, Lightning rout Rangers 9-3

Nov. 15, 2019 1:31 AM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Nikita Kucherov had a goal and three assists, Steven Stamkos scored his 399th career goal and added two assists, and the Tampa Bay Lightning routed the New York Rangers 9-3 on Thursday night. Tampa Bay’s nine goals tied a team record. Five scores came on the power play, which also...

Kucherov, Stamkos key Tampa Bay’s 9-3 rout over Rangers

Nov. 14, 2019 11:18 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning scored early and often in their first home game after an overseas trip. Nikita Kucherov had a goal and three assists, Steven Stamkos scored his 399th career goal and added two assists, and the Lightning routed the New York Rangers 9-3 on Thursday night. "These are...

Brees, humbled Saints look to rebound against Buccaneers

Nov. 14, 2019 3:14 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Drew Brees looks at Tampa Bay and sees an opportunity for the New Orleans Saints to reassert themselves, though not necessarily because the Buccaneers have a young, inexperienced secondary. The Bucs may rank last in the NFL in pass defense, but the veteran quarterback of the NFC South...

2 dead, 5 injured in fiery Florida multicar crash

Nov. 14, 2019 2:55 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities in Florida say two people have died and five more have been hurt in a fiery eight-vehicle crash that shut down part of an interstate. News outlets report a tractor-trailer apparently was burning Wednesday night along Interstate 75 near Tampa as emergency crews responded....