• Kucherov’s hat trick helps Lightning turn back Senators 5-1

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Nikita Kucherov scored three power-play goals in the second period and the Tampa Bay Lightning kept their fading playoff hopes alive with a 5-1 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Monday night.

  • Indians, Cubs tie 1-all in 1st matchup since World Series

    MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Danny Salazar breezed through his first outing for the Cleveland Indians this spring. No extra adrenaline from facing the Chicago Cubs. No interest in revisiting the World Series.

  • Jameis Winston: Comments about girls were ‘poor word choice’

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston, who was accused of raping another student when he was in college, says he made a “poor word choice” in comments about women in a recent talk to students at a Florida elementary school.

  • Turrall sisters lead Tallahassee FAMU to 3A title

    LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Eighth-grade sisters Erin and Erica Turral combined for 23 points and 12 steals Wednesday night to lead Tallahassee FAMU to a 46-37 victory over Tampa Carrollwood in the Class 3A girls state championship basketball game.

  • White Sox to retire pitcher Mark Buehrle’s number

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox plan to retire No. 56, the uniform worn by former ace Mark Buehrle.

  • Palat, Kucherov shine in Lightning’ 4-1 win over Oilers

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Ondrej Palat scored twice and Nikita Kucherov had a goal and three assists to lead the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 4-1 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday night.