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  • Winston’s slow preseason start doesn’t worry Bucs

    TAMPA — Jameis Winston’s preseason debut didn’t go as smoothly as he would have liked, however the Tampa Bay Buccaneers came away from the outing feeling good about the rookie’s progress.

  • Rays melt down in Texas

    ARLINGTON, Texas — Colby Lewis won his 13th game, three teammates hit home runs and the Texas Rangers beat the Tampa Bay Rays 12-4 on Saturday night.

    Lewis (13-5) allowed five hits, two walks and one run in six innings, throwing 111 pitches. The last 15 were to Asdrubal Cabrera, who fouled off 10 pitches before flying out to end the top of the sixth with the tying run on base.

    The Rangers broke loose for seven runs in the bottom of the inning for a 10-1 lead.

  • Tanaka pitches 5-hitter, leads Yankees over Blue Jays 4-1

    TORONTO — With key relievers Dellin Betances and Andrew Miller both unavailable, the New York Yankees were counting on a solid outing from starter Masahiro Tanaka.

    He gave them that, and kept right on going.

    Tanaka pitched a five-hitter for his first complete game in more than a year, leading the Yankees over the Toronto Blue Jays 4-1 Saturday.

  • Philbin preps ’Phins for the road

    DAVIE — Miami Dolphins coach Joe Philbin figures an extended trip during the preseason might help his team win on the road this year.

    The Dolphins will head to Spartanburg, South Carolina on Tuesday for two days of joint practice with the Carolina Panthers before the teams meet in an exhibition game Saturday night in Charlotte.

  • Seizing the day

    SHEBOYGAN, Wis. — With six straight 3s on his card, Jason Day looked determined as ever Saturday to finally get that first major. He had a 6-under 66 and built a two-shot lead in the PGA Championship, the third straight major he has at least a share of the lead going into the final round.

    One look at the leaderboard at the name right behind him — Jordan Spieth — made it clear it won’t be easy.

  • Hamilton twice puts Texas ahead in 5-3 win over Rays

    ARLINGTON, Texas — Josh Hamilton homered and delivered the tiebreaking sacrifice fly for the Texas Rangers in a 5-3 victory Friday night to snap Tampa Bay's four-game winning streak.

    Hamilton's sixth homer of the season was a 437-foot blast to right-center field in the second inning for a 2-1 lead. His sac fly to deep center in the eighth broke a 3-3 tie.

  • UF’s McGee eager for sixth and final season

    GAINESVILLE — Florida tight end Jake McGee is getting ready for yet another collegiate season opener.

    His sixth, to be exact — with four head coaches, four offenses and two schools.

    This one is his most anticipated yet. And there’s little doubt it will be better than the last.

  • Minor League Update: Humphreys collects first save for Mets

    Jordan Humphreys earned his first save for the Gulf Coast Mets to secure a 6-5 win over the Gulf Coast Cardinals in Minor League action on Aug. 7.

  • Father of Billy Hurley III dies

    WASHINGTON — The father of PGA Tour player Billy Hurley III has died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, nearly a month after he left home, Hurley announced on Thursday.

    Willard Hurley Jr., 61, killed himself Wednesday in Virginia, according to a statement released by his son’s management company. A statement from Reston Bible Church in Reston, Virginia, where the elder Hurley served as missions director, also confirmed his death.