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Lightning come back again, defeat the Dallas Stars in crucial game

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The “Who Are These Guys?” tour continued for the Tampa Bay Lightning Sunday night, although playoff positioning continued to elude them. The Lightning came from behind to beat the Dallas Stars, 6-3, scoring four times in the third period. However, the Bolts remained three points behind Ottawa for the final wild-card berth and three behind Toronto for third place in the Atlantic Division. The Bolts need to make a move quickly. They have four games left, three of them on…

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Joe Henderson: Richard Corcoran’s moves show that real power is taken, every bit of it

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On the old TV show Dallas, family patriarch Jock Ewing once memorably screamed at his son Bobby: “So I gave you power, huh? Well, let me tell you something, boy. If I did give you power, you got nothing! Nobody gives you power. Real power is something you take!” The 2017 version of that story is playing out now in real life, with Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran in the starring role. He is taking every chance to show who has…

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Bucs add former Dallas safety J.J. Wilcox to free agent signings

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The Tampa Bay Bucs added safety J.J. Wilcox to their free agent signings Saturday. Wilcox, 26, is a former third-round draft pick of the Dallas Cowboys who should compete for former safety Bradley McDougald’s old job. He has started 38-of-58 regular season games played for the Cowboys over the past four seasons (2013-16), totaling 196 tackles, 15 passes defensed, five interceptions, three fumble recoveries and two forced fumbles.  A native of Cairo, Georgia, Wilcox played collegiately at Georgia Southern. He…

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Green Bay’s late drive holds off the Cowboys in NFL playoffs

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Too much Aaron Rodgers. Not enough of America’s Team. Rodgers was good early, and he was good late Sunday evening as the Green Bay Packers defeated the Dallas Cowboys, 34-31. Rodgers threw for 356 yards and two touchdowns, but it was his drive with 35 seconds to play that led the Packers’ win. On third-and-20 with 12 seconds to play, Rodgers hit tight end Jared Cook for 36 yards, setting up a winning 51-yard field goal from Mason Crosby. Green…

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Bucs’ winning streak stopped in Dallas by Cowboys’ rookies

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Maybe they simply aren’t ready yet. Maybe that explains it. Maybe it was all of those turnovers (three interceptions, a fumble and a random head-butt by quarterback Jameis Winston.) Maybe it was that the defense wasn’t as sharp as it has been, giving up hugh games to the Cowboys’ star rookies. They surrendered 279 yards passing to Dak Prescott and 153 yards rushing to Zeke Elliott. Maybe the Bucs aren’t good enough for a six-game winning streak. Maybe it was…

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Can Tampa Bay’s football team stand up to America’s Team?

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The star. You recognize the star. You may not have understood the old flying Elvis of the Patriots, and the Browns are kind of bland up top, and who knows what that Pittsburgh symbol is. But you know the star of the Dallas Cowboys, and you know the stars who have worn it. Roger Staubach. Tony Dorsett. Bob Lilly. Michael Irvin. Emmitt Smith. There is indeed an aura to the Cowboys, only part of it self-perpetuated. The Cowboys can be…

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Tampa Bay receiver Mike Evans hopes to break out against Dallas

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At the best part of the season, Mike Evans finds himself surrounded. Evans, the talented wide receiver for the Tampa Bay Bucs, has been held in check for two weeks now. He had three catches for 38 yards against San Diego, and only four for 42 against New Orleans. After 10 touchdowns in his first 11 games, he has been kept out of the end zone for two straight weeks. So how do opponents keep Evans out of the end…

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