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Gary Shelton is one of the most recognized and honored sportswriters in the history of the state. He has won the APSE's national columnist of the year twice and finished in the top 10 eight times. He was named the Florida Sportswriter of the Year six times. Gary joined SaintPetersBlog in the spring, helping to bring a sports presence to the website. Over his time in sports writing, Gary has covered 29 Super Bowls, 10 Olympics, Final Fours, Masters, Wimbledons and college national championships. He was there when the Bucs won a Super Bowl, when the Lightning won a Stanley Cup and when the Rays went to a World Series. He has seen Florida, FSU and Miami all win national championships, and he covered Bear Bryant, Bobby Bowden and Don Shula along the way. He and his wife Janet have four children: Eric, Kevin, K.C. and Tori. To contact, visit garysheltonsports@gmail.com.

Quarterback competition to highlight Gators’ spring football game

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The defense has been rebuilt. Definitely, Gator fans are going to want to check it out. Oh, and the play-makers are better at wide receiver. Those will be fun to see. The offensive line is better. And the running game is solid. And … Oh, never mind. You want to see the quarterbacks, don’t you? If there is one overwhelming point of interest to this year’s Gators, who have their spring game tonight, it is the quarterbacks. With returner Luke…

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Kendrys Morales’ grand slam leads Blue Jays over Rays, Blake Snell

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You can blame one swing of the bat. Or, if you look closer, you can blame the walks that came before it. Together, the two led to a four-run third inning that gave the Toronto Blue Jays to a 5-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays Thursday night. Blake Snell gave up a grand slam to Kendrys Morales in the third, but only after giving up two-out walks to Josh Donaldson and Jose Bautista. “Walks,” Snell said, shaking his head.…

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Lightning defeats Toronto to remain alive in playoff scramble

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Still, the Tampa Bay Lightning has a pulse. The Lightning, clinging to hope in the NHL Eastern Conference wild-card chase, beat the Toronto Maple Leafs Thursday night, 4-1. Toronto leads the Bolts and New York Islanders by three points. “It’s about just keeping it kind of in your hands,” Lightning coach Jon Cooper said. “You can’t sit here and look at what the Leafs are doing or what the Islanders are doing. You just look at what you’re doing. And…

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Lightning’s Steven Stamkos might not play the rest of the year

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The Tampa Bay Lightning had hoped that Steven Stamkos would make a triumphant return to the lineup that would power team team in a late-season push for the playoffs. Evidently, neither will happen. Stamkos said Thursday that it “wasn’t looking good” for a return to the ice before the regular season ends Sunday. “It’s probably not looking that good,” Stamkos told the Tampa Bay Times.  “It’s frustrating from an individual perspective where I want to be out there trying to…

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Former Bucs’ running back Warrick Dunn gives away another home

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Once again, Warrick Dunn has scored. Dunn, the former Bucs’ running back who has devoted much of his life to charity, presented his 155th home Thursday morning to Keyona Thompson, the mother of six children – three of them with medical or mental disabilities. The home, in St. Petersburg, is a six-bedroom, two bath with wheelchair accommodations is the latest from a non-profit charity from Dunn. The home is furnished by Aaron’s. “I can’t find the words to describe how I…

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Rays’ Alex Cobb makes triumphant return against New York Yankees

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For Alex Cobb, it was only 957 days. It just felt longer. Cobb, the pitcher for the Tampa Bay Rays who struggled last September in his comeback, wowed Rays’ fans Wednesday night in a 4-1 victory over the New York Yankees. Cobb went 5 2/3 innings and allowed only one run and four hits in the victory. “I thought it was a battle,” Cobb said. “I was definitely the best I’ve been on the mound since the Tommy John (surgery).…

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Tampa Bay’s sputtering offenses usually haven’t delivered

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Nothing. We have plenty of it. No goals. No touchdowns. Not many hits. We are a wasteland. We are the desert. We have end zones that have never been trod upon. Take Tuesday, for instance. In its biggest game of the year, in a game to try to keep a pulse in the NHL wild card race, the Lightning was shut out. It was 4-0, and really, it wasn’t close. Meanwhile, back in Tampa Bay, the Rays were playing their…

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