In a month’s time, a wave of fans will flock to Charlotte County for an early glimpse of the Tampa Bay Rays.
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Jessica Shepard had 20 points and 11 rebounds and No. 1 Notre Dame took command with a 24-1 run in the second quarter to beat Virginia Tech 80-51 on Wednesday night.
DALLAS (AP) — Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 35 shots for his second shutout in a week, Ondrej Palat and Mikhail Sergachev scored and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Dallas Stars 2-0 on Tuesday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — C.J. Anderson rushed for 123 yards and two touchdowns, and Todd Gurley rushed for 115 more yards and another TD in the Los Angeles Rams' first playoff victory in 14 years, 30-22 over the Dallas Cowboys in the divisional round on Saturday night.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Trevor Lawrence passed for 347 yards and three touchdowns and No. 2 Clemson rolled No. 1 Alabama 44-16 on Monday night in the College Football Playoff national championship game.
BOCA GRANDE — The 43rd president might be down the street. Not that anyone would be so tacky to tell you that. It’s just implied when someone casually mentions running into Laura Bush the other day.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Brayden Point scored 35 seconds into overtime and the Tampa Bay Lightning finished December unbeaten with a 2-1 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Monday night.
PHOENIX (AP) — Jaylinn Hawkins wasn't on the makeshift stage when his name was announced as the Cheez-It Bowl Defensive Most Valuable Player. He'd already left the field with his Cal teammates after TCU's 10-7 overtime win.
SEATTLE (AP) — Russell Wilson threw a 2-yard pass to Ed Dickson with 7:31 left for his third touchdown strike, Chris Carson rushed for two scores, and the Seattle Seahawks clinched an NFC wild-card berth with a 38-31 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday night.
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — J.T. Miller scored in the seventh round of the shootout, and the surging Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Calgary Flames 5-4 on Thursday night.
As Miss Geico rolled down Beach Road in Englewood after successfully defending her Offshore Power Boat Association World Championship in the Extreme class, she was greeted with honking horns, cheering fans and a celebration worthy of a world-class racing team.
If you stood at the waterline in the center of Englewood Beach yesterday and looked in either direction, you would have seen people as far as the eye could see.
PUNTA GORDA – Charlotte is still a long way from another trip to the state tournament, but the Tarpons proved they are still atop the best in the area Wednesday.
Charlotte High School graduate Elijah Mack didn’t come into his first season at the University of South Florida with the mindset needed to find early success.