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Rowdies lose second preseason game after disappointing start

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Repeat this to yourself. It doesn’t matter. It is preseason. Practice. Glorified drill work. It doesn’t matter that the Rowdies haven’t won, or that they haven’t scored, in two games. Relax. Calm down. Take a deep breath. All is not lost. Sure, it’s easy to be disappointed in the Tampa Bay Rowdies’ 2-0 defeat at the hands of the Philadelphia Union, the ninth place team out of 10 in the MLS’ Eastern Division last year. Frankly, coach Stuart Campbell wasn’t…

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Lightning loses 2nd in a row as defense springs leaks

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Some nights, you don’t look like a Rembrandt, either. The Tampa Bay Lightning lost its second straight game in Canada Tuesday night, losing a 4-2 game to Montreal to officially cool off the franchise. Tampa Bay had won 10 of 11 going into Monday night’s loss against Ottawa, a game when head coach Jon Cooper suggested that they can’t “all be a Picasso.” Tampa Bay has given up nine goals in two nights. Tampa Bay is 12-12-2 on the road this…

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Lovie Smith: Tampa Bay’s defense “isn’t a finished product” yet

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The Tampa Bay Bucs couldn’t finish down the stretch of the NFL season. Perhaps it’s because the Bucs are not a finished product. Bucs’ coach Lovie Smith, in his day-after news conference, suggested that a weak pass rush and poor coverage might be partly because of the players he has. “It’s not a finished product,” Smith said. “When I say it’s not a finished product, the way you get a finished product is, first off, you have to have the…

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Bucs’ Lovie Smith discusses another disappointing defeat

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They had enough first downs. Thirty of them, in fact. They had enough yards. Five-hundred and nine of them. But, given that, shouldn’t there have been more points for the Bucs in their 31-23 loss to the St. Louis Rams Thursday night? Count Bucs’ coach Lovie Smith among those who think so. The Bucs scored 17 of their points in the fourth quarter, including their last score with 1:34 to play. “When you have almost 30 first downs and over 500…

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Bucs’ 2-game winning streak ends at hands of Matt Hasselbeck

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Tampa Bay Bucs coach Lovie Smith said that Sunday was not a step back for his football team. Still, it felt that way. A lot of the old problems plagued the Bucs in a 25-12 loss to the Indianapolis Colts, a defeat that kept the Bucs on the bad side of .500. Tampa Bay had won two in a row, and it was looking like a team on the rise. This time, however, it suffered a lot of the roadblocks…

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Lightning suffers fourth shutout in last 12 games in loss

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The painful season of the Tampa Bay Lightning continued Monday night, with the Florida Panthers pulling out a last-gasp victory. There were only 20.2 seconds to play when Aaron Ekblad fired a shot that hit Victor Hedman’s skate and spun over the shoulder of goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy for the only goal of the game. It was the fourth time this season the Lightning has been shutout. There have been five other games where the Bolts scored only once. It was…

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Rays fall to Blue Jays to clinch a losing record for 2015

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It is now official. The 2015 Tampa Bay Rays will forever be known as losers. The Rays dropped their 82nd game of the year Friday, falling 8-4 to the Toronto Blue Jays. The Blue Jays had 17 hits on the night. Rays had taken a 4-1 lead in the fifth inning on a three-run home run by Mikie Mahtook, his eighth of the year. But the Blue Jays stormed back with seven runs over their next two at bats to…

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