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Might the Rays be interested in bringing Carl Crawford home?

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Might the Tampa Bay Rays be interested in bringing an old star home? The Rays, beaten up in the outfield, might be looking for a bit of help. Former left-field all-star Carl Crawford, just released by the Los Angeles Dodgers, might be looking for a job. Could the two be right for each other once again? Maybe. But Crawford was hitting only .185 when he was released. He’d be a short-stay option until Kevin Kiermaier, Steven Souza and Brandon Guyer…

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Lightning loses in OT despite rookie goalie Kristers Gudlevskis

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The Tampa Bay Lightning are still chasing the Chicago Blackhawks. The Lightning, who lost the Stanley Cup finals to Chicago last year, lost a 1-0 game in overtime Saturday night. Jonathan Toews scored 17 seconds into the three-on-three overtime. For Tampa Bay, that goal spoiled a great evening by rookie goaltender Kristers Gudlevskis, who stopped the first 30 shots he faced. Toews scored off the rebound on the last shot, however. It was the Lightning’s third straight overtime game on…

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Carl Crawford omitted as Fox picks Rays ‘Franchise 4’

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No Wade Boggs. No Fred McGriff. Especially, no Carl Crawford. When Fox-TV announced its “Franchise Four” list Tuesday night, they didn’t spend a lot of time looking through the history of the Tampa Bay Rays, or the Devil of the franchise that came before them. The best Rays of the Rays have come in the last decade, and Fox concentrated on those years. The picks: Former pitcher James Shields, former pitcher David Price, former second-baseman Ben Zobrist and current third…

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