By Roger Mooney
NEW YORK -- The Rays resume this nine-game, three-city trip to night in the Bronx against the Yankees.
The Bombers will be without 1B Mark Teixeira, who was placed on the 15-day DL today with a right shin bine bruise. Teixeira is 3-for-10 with a home run lifetime against Rays RHP Jake Odorizzi, so that might an early break.
But Yankees C Brian McCann, who is 10-for-16 with two home runs in his career vs. Odorizzi is healthy, and that matchup bears watching since it turn two games in the Yankees favor, one on a two-run triple by McCann at the Trop and the other on a two-run double with first base open at the Stadium.
Olivia Stacey and Tribune NFL writer Ira Kaufman discuss the Bucs preseason, including kicker Kyle Brindza’s impressive debut against Miami, the team’s faith in a rookie kicker and punter (Jacob Schum), how the roster is shaking out, and other developments around the NFL.
By Janine Dorsey
Celebrate Labor Day with some good ol’ fashioned hometown fun this weekend at Bass Pro Shops.
The event will be held Saturday, Sept 5 and Sunday, Sept. 6 from noon to 5 p.m. at most Bass Pro Shops across the U.S. and Canada.
The ‘Hometown Festival’ activities include free games such as ring toss, duck pond and casting buckets; crafts, prize wheel, face painting for kids, funnel cake and other food samples, plus a chance to win a vintage Bass Tracker boat package.
By Janine Dorsey
Enjoy a day of beachside fun along with samples of exotic Lionfish at the Guy Harvey Outpost Lionfish Fishing Tournament Weigh-In and Family Fun Day.
On Sunday, Sept. 13 from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. the public is invited to enjoy the outpost facilities with beachside cookout, music and drink specials as those who participated in the safari present their catches for weighing and judging. All fish entries will be weighed, measured and dissected for research.
Lionfish fillets will be cooked and prepared for tasting by the chef station.
By Janine Dorsey
It’s a great taste that always goes together: burgers and onion rings.
On Wednesday, Sept. 9 you can sample the latest incarnation of the dynamic duo when Krystal gives away their new creation: the Vidalia-Q Krystal.
The sandwich combines a classic Krystal burger topped with cheese, a golden Vidalia sweet onion ring and a drizzle of sweet barbeque sauce.
By Roy Cummings
MIAMI GARDENS — A bystander Thursday against the Dolphins, QB Jameis Winston wrapped up his preseason last Saturday night with an uneven outing made difficult mostly by a steady Browns blitz.
In what he later labeled as “a learning experience,’’ Winston was sacked four times and completed just six of 15 passes for 90 yards while throwing his second interception of the preseason.
What Winston learned is that he can expect to see a lot more blitzes once the regular season starts.
By Tom Jackson
The drip-drip-drip from then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s unorthodox, controversial and quite possibly illegal stealth email server is increasingly resembling a downpour — if not an outright deluge.
The latest — after every last thing Clinton said about the affair has proven false — is the declaration by Bryan Pagliano, the techie who set up and oversaw the Chappaqua-based server that he will invoke his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination rather than submit to questions from any congressional committee. Not the Senate Judiciary Committee. Not the Senate Homeland Security Committee. And certainly not the House Select Committee on Benghazi (Benghazi, Benghazi) headed by South Carolina’s Trey Gowdy.
A letter from Pagliano’s attorney Mark MacDougall explaining his client’s decision cited the ongoing FBI investigation into whether classified national security information was mishandled when it passed through Clinton’s server.
By Janine Dorsey
This is a Labor Day deal that you won’t have to work too hard to score.
On Monday, Sept. 7 from 10:30 a.m. until closing, Tampa Bay area Chick-fil-A restaurants will be giving away free original chicken sandwiches, no purchase necessary. All they’re asking from you is that you show your team spirit.
All customers dressed in “team apparel” - hats, jerseys, T-shirts – whatever they have supporting their favorite sports team, will get the deal. There is a limit of one free sandwich per person.
Olivia Stacey and Nick Williams highlight the top ten plays of week one in high school football.
To nominate a play for next week email NWilliams@tampatrib.com.
By Nick williamsTribune staff
Tampa Bay Tech will have to face Sickles on Friday night without star defensive back Marchalo Judge.
Judge, a senior, must serve a one game mandatory suspension for being ejected from Tech’s preseason win against Blake. Judge was supposed to serve the suspension against Jefferson in the season opener, but Tech did not receive notification from the Florida High School Athletic Association prior to the game. Corey Sobers, spokesperson for the FHSAA, said the officials’ report of the ejection contained profanity and was blocked by the school district’s email.
Tampa Bay Tech coach Jayson Roberts said the school received the report on Wednesday. Though Judge was technically ineligible to play in Tech’s 18-0 win against Jefferson, Tampa Bay Tech will not have to forfeit the win, Sobers said.