• Buccaneers waive struggling kicker Kyle Brindza

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Kyle Brindza has missed his last kick for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

  • Tampa Bay Rays' Joey Butler (9) is congratulated at home plate by teammates Steven Souza Jr., left to right, Tim Beckham and Asdrubal Cabrera after his grand slam during the first inning of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Nesius)

    Rays ready to keep building after another sub-.500 finish

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The resourceful Tampa Bay Rays have always used a different measuring stick to gauge their progress.

  • Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop (30) blocks a shot by Florida Panthers center Brandon Pirri (73) in the second period during an NHL preseason hockey game Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

    Lightning motivated to build on last year’s success

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Hall of Famer Steve Yzerman offers some simple words of advice for the Tampa Bay Lghtning, who have a goal of getting back to the Stanley Cup final this season.

  • Carolina Panthers cornerback Josh Norman (24) heads for the end zone after intercepting a pass from Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston during the first quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Brian Blanco)

    Newton, Norman help unbeaten Panthers improve to 4-0

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers aren’t apologizing for who they have beaten during their fastest start in 12 years. What really matters is they are undefeated heading into their bye week after Sunday’s 37-23 victory over the struggling Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

  • Memphis remains unbeaten, extends winning streak to 12

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Unbeaten Memphis is off to its best start in 54 years and eager to find out how it stacks up against one of the nation’s top teams.