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Tom's Two Towns: Tampa, NE abuzz as Brady prepares to return

Sep. 28, 2021 14:23 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — It’s been 633 days since Tom Brady played an NFL game in New England. He trudged off the field on Jan. 4, 2020, after a playoff loss to the Tennessee Titans, a rare loser in the place he helped to hoist six Super Bowl championship banners. ...

For the Florida Panthers, the time really might be now

Sep. 28, 2021 14:20 PM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Losing to Tampa Bay was bad enough for the Florida Panthers in last season’s playoffs. Watching the Lightning go on to win the Stanley Cup, oddly enough, didn’t make things worse. It only further convinced the Panthers that they can win it all....

LEADING OFF: NL East showdown, wild Cards at 16, Yanks-Jays

Sep. 28, 2021 03:11 AM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: ___ NL EAST SHOWDOWN Zack Wheeler (14-9, 2.79 ERA) pitches for Philadelphia in the opener of a pivotal three-game series at Atlanta. Charlie Morton (13-6, 3.53) is on the mound...

LEADING OFF: NL East showdown, wild Cards at 16, Yanks-Jays

Sep. 27, 2021 22:59 PM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors Tuesday: ___ NL EAST SHOWDOWN Zack Wheeler (14-9, 2.79 ERA) pitches for Philadelphia in the opener of a pivotal three-game series at Atlanta. Charlie Morton (13-6, 3.53) is on the...

Super Bowl champs looking at ways to improve ground game

Sep. 27, 2021 18:14 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — When Tom Brady scrambles three times and is your leading rusher, the running game clearly is not working the way it should. That’s just one of the things the defending Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers need to fix after losing for the first...

Miami's offense is sputtering, and Dolphins suddenly sliding

Sep. 27, 2021 17:38 PM EDT

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The play absolutely epitomizes how things are going for the Miami Dolphins on offense. Quarterback Jacoby Brissett dropped back and threw the ball across the field to wide receiver Jaylen Waddle, who caught it and was immediately tackled. For...

The Latest: 49ers aim to join 5 other teams at 3-0

Sep. 26, 2021 20:13 PM EDT

The Latest on Week 3 in the NFL (all times EDT): ___ 8:10 p.m. The San Francisco 49ers are hoping to join five other teams at 3-0 as Week 3 of the NFL season winds down. The Niners are hosting Green Bay in the...

Baz's 5 2/3 scoreless innings helps Rays sweep Marlins 3-2

Sep. 26, 2021 17:18 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Rookie Shane Baz pitched 5 2/3 scoreless innings to win his second straight start and the AL East champion Tampa Bay Rays beat the Miami Marlins 3-2 Sunday for their team-record 14th series sweep. Baz (2-0), a 22-year-old right-hander who was...

Rays clinch 2nd straight AL East title, beat Marlins 7-3

Sep. 25, 2021 23:09 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — In a division loaded with big-budget teams, this is becoming a familiar picture: the Tampa Bay Rays gathering on the mound, posing for a photo as AL East champions. The Rays clinched their second straight division title, with Mike Zunino...

Cadmium spiked at lead factory, workers didn’t get help

Sep. 25, 2021 03:16 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — In June 2014, an air monitor strapped to a worker inside a Tampa lead factory picked up an unmistakable red flag. The level of cadmium, a toxic metal known to cause cancer, had soared to more than 100 times the federal limit. It...