Cincinnati Reds relief pitcher Justin Shafer, a Lake Wales graduate, has remained in Arizona during the shutdown and is trying to be ready for when baseball finally resumes. The Red purchased him from the Blue Jays in the offseason.
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by: Dick Scanlon, Ledger correspondent — The Ledger 25 Mar
Dick Scanlon: I think we are going to have a season. It's not going to be 162 games (no problem there) but it might be 100 games, or 80, with some kind of World Series attached.
by: Bill Kemp — The Ledger 24 Mar
A large percentage of public and private golf courses across Polk County remain open for business this week despite the corona virus pandemic, but with a few sanitary changes.
by: N/A — The Ledger 24 Mar
Results from golf league play around Polk County through March 23.
by: Matt Baker, Tampa Bay Times — The Ledger 24 Mar
Given the cascading coronavirus cancellations, it’s not a stretch to think that football could follow.
Utah's Rudy Gobert reports losing his sense of smell 'the last four days' because of the coronavirus
by: Cindy Boren, The Washington Post — The Ledger 24 Mar
Rudy Gobert, the Utah Jazz player whose positive test for the novel coronavirus triggered a shutdown by the NBA and had a cascading effect across sports leagues, reported Sunday that he has lost the senses of smell."Just to give you guys an update,...
by: Eduardo A. Encina, Tampa Bay Times — The Ledger 23 Mar
After locking up Shaquil Barrett and Jason Pierre-Paul, the Bucs continue to address depth on defense.
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... o the defense. Adams, who signed for $1.01 million, started 11 games for the Bucs after signing with the team in mid-September, playing at least 98 percent of ...
by: John Romano, Tampa Bay Times — The Ledger 23 Mar
John Romano: Former Lightning general manager Jay Feaster recalls the slow realization that a potential Stanley Cup run was being wiped out by a season being cancelled in 2005.
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... ted. And 42-year-old forward Dave Andreychuk was months from retirement. The Lightning went from being the best team in the NHL in June 2004 to not winning another ...
by: Teresa M. Walker, The Associated Press — The Ledger 22 Mar
This content is being provided for free as a public service to our readers during the coronavirus outbreak. Please support local journalism by subscribing to theledger.com at https://www.theledger.com/subscribenow. Tennessee Titans offensive tackle...
by: Cindy Boren, The Washington Post — The Ledger 22 Mar
It was always going to end badly. Tom Brady's father warned everyone of that years ago. And, if not badly, it was certainly going to end sadly.Last week, it did, with Brady becoming a free agent after 20 seasons with the New England Patriots and...
by: Jimmy Golen, The Associated Press — The Ledger 20 Mar
It usually takes 14 to 15 months to recover, meaning Sale will miss all of the 2020 season when or if it starts.
by: Rick Stroud, Tampa Bay Times — The Ledger 20 Mar
Tom Brady is officially a Tampa Bay Buccaneer. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but it is expected to be worth $60 million.
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