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The Making of a Swede Team

Nicklas Lidstrom (L) Team Advisor Team Sweden and Rikard Gronburg Head Coach Team Sweden scouting NHL Swedish players at Amaile Arena in Tampa (RSEN photo)

  Tampa, Fla. — It was so refreshing I was able to clear my schedule and get to Amalie Arena this morning for the Tampa Bay Lightning and Nashville Predators morning skate. After all, this is a huge home-stand for the Lightning after coming off the “O” for Canada.  A two game, north of the boarder […]

Boys of Spring for Citrus Rolling In

Blue Jays center fielder Kevin Pillar gets some early work in at the team's Mattick Complex in Dunedin.  Pitchers and catchers will open the team's 40th spring training on February 22nd. (EDDIE MICHELS PHOTO)

(Below) Even at 32 Chris Colabello still shows he has the big league swing on Thursday at the Mattick Complex.  Before signing with the Twin in 2012 Colabello played seven years of Independent League baseball.    

Lakers in a bidding war… For Luke Walton!?

January 14, 2016; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors interim head coach Luke Walton (left) talks to Los Angeles Lakers forward Kobe Bryant (24) during the third quarter at Oracle Arena. The Warriors defeated the Lakers 116-98. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

  After the New York Knicks fired head coach Derek Fisher, the NBA rumor mill began to buzz. According to various sources around the league, the Knicks will target former Laker Luke Walton to be Fisher’s successor. If these sources are correct, Phil Jackson’s New York Knicks will have their sights on the same target […]

kWh’s Dagger Ends Magic Upset Hopes

San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard (2) drives to the basket as Orlando Magic guard Evan Fournier (10) attempts to defend during the second half at Amway Center. San Antonio defeated Orlando 98-96. (Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports)

  The Orlando Magic lost another heartbreaker on Wednesday night – this time against the San Antonio Spurs, who prevailed 98-96 on a last second shot by Kawhi Leonard. The Magic hung with the Spurs all night, leading for the majority of the game. When it became crunch time, however, San Antonio erased a 14-point […]

USF Football 2016 Schedule Announced

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  Two ESPN primetime dates, visits from Florida State and Navy among seven home games, and Oct. 15 Homecoming game highlight Bulls’ 2016 schedule TAMPA, FLA.   – Having won seven of its final eight regular season games to reach a bowl game in 2015 and returning 93 percent of a record-breaking offense, USF learned […]

Lance Stephenson Propels Clips Past Magic

Elfrid Payton (4) defends against the drive from Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul (3) during the first quarter. (photo Reinhold Matay / USA TODAY Sports)

The Orlando Magic took another home loss on Friday, this time at the hands of the Los Angeles Clippers. Clipper guards Chris Paul, J.J. Redick, and Jamal Crawford each scored 20 points, more than any player on the Magic. This one was out of hand from the start, as Redick hit a three on the […]

Johnson & Bolts Ice down Hot Pens

Feb 5, 2016; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Lightning center Tyler Johnson (9) skates with the puck as Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Ben Lovejoy (12) defends during the third period at Amalie Arena. Tampa Bay defeated Pittsburgh 6-3. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

  The Tampa Bay Lightning coming into tonight had won nine of their last ten games. The Bolts current seven game home winning streak is tied with Chicago for the longest active home win streak in the NHL and tonight the Bolts took on the Pittsburgh Penguins. The puck drops, and just seconds later Pittsburgh’s star […]

R.I.P….Ride in Peace Dave Mirra

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In today’s world it’s hard to drive down the street and not see a group of kids riding skateboards on the sidewalk, or even a child’s bike that doesn’t have pegs on the front and rear hubs.  I even bet that no matter where you live that if you Google skate park there is probably […]

The Panthers are favorite to win the Super Bowl by 6 points

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Many people have looked at this Super Bowl as Peyton Manning’s last stand. His chance to ride off into the sunset and do something only one other quarterback has done; win the Super Bowl in their very last game. That other quarterback…John Elway. Unfortunately for Manning and the Broncos, this quest to send Peyton out […]

No Bones about it, KK is one of the Best

Rock Riley with Brighthouse Sports sits down with Rays centerfielder Kevin Kiermaier at Smokey Bones in Clearwater.  (RSEN photo)

  Clearwater, Fla. — Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill was a hot spot tonight as Tampa Bay Rays centerfielder  Kevin Kiermaier took on the new two plus pound rib-eye for charity.  Kiermaier attempted to finish off the beast with all the trimmings for the charity of his choice, Friends of Joshua House Foundation. I […]