Ben Montgomery
18 hours ago - Sports

7 Floridians on Team USA in 2022 Olympics

Data: TeamUSA; Map: Axios Visuals

Florida is sending seven athletes to the Winter Games in Beijing next month, far more than any other southern state.

  • One athlete from the Tampa Bay area, Nathan Smith of Hudson, will play for Team USA in men's hockey.

MLB squashes Rays' split-city plan

Illustration of the Major League Baseball logo hitting part of the Tampa Bay Rays logo instead of a baseball.
Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios

No, you will not be getting poutine at a Rays game.

What's happening: MLB has officially rejected the Rays' plan to split seasons between Tampa Bay and Montreal, a heartbreaker for team officials who spent more than two years trying to get approval for open-air stadiums in both areas, the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Suicide raises questions about MLB mental health

Rays' bullpen catcher Jean Ramirez in a black and white headshot.
Photo: Tampa Bay Rays/Twitter

In the aftermath of Rays bullpen catcher Jean Ramirez's death by suicide, people are wondering if the Rays β€” and MLB as a whole β€” may have a mental health problem.

Ben Montgomery
Jan 14, 2022 - Sports

Incoming storm could affect Buccaneers playoff game

Buccaneers Offensive Guard Alex Cappa readies for a pass rush.
Here's Bucs guard Alex Cappa, because offensive linemen never get their picture in the paper. Photo: Cliff Welch/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

A storm is coming. That much we know. But when?

Everett Cook
Jan 10, 2022 - Sports

Buccaneers win NFC South for first time since 2007

Breshad Perriman makes an absurd first down catch Sunday.
Breshad Perriman makes an absurd first down catch Sunday. Photo: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers ended a successful regular season with a 41-17 win over the Carolina Panthers, a 13-4 record and the team's first NFC South championship since 2007.

Ben Montgomery
Jan 4, 2022 - Sports

Buccaneers talk Antonio Brown fallout

Antonio Brown runs with the ball agains the Jets.
Antonio Brown runs with the ball agains the Jets. Photo: Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Puzzled football fans are trying to understand why wide receiver Antonio Brown, who has a history of volatile behavior and has acknowledged his mental health issues, stripped off his pads and shirt and left the field during the Bucs win over the New York Jets Sunday.

  • The episode was the latest in a string of incidents that includes a recent three-game suspension for giving the team a fake COVID-19 vaccination card.
Ben Montgomery
Jan 3, 2022 - Sports

Bowl games bring fans, dollars to town

Fans watch the Penn State marching band during the Outback Bowl parade in Ybor City.
Fans watch the Penn State marching band during the Outback Bowl parade in Ybor City. Photo: Ben Montgomery/Axios

Tampa Bay rolled out the welcome mat for tens of thousands of football fans from Arkansas, Penn State, UCF and UF for the Gasparilla Bowl and the Outback Bowl, a lift to the local economy and another chance for the region to shine.

Worth Sparkman
Dec 22, 2021 - Sports

1 Razorback thing: Outback Bowl, baby!

Illustration of the University of Arkansas Razorback logo with wings added.
Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios

πŸ‘‹ Hello Floridians. Worth Sparkman from Axios Northwest Arkansas dropping in to help you deal with all the Razorback fans you'll see showing up over the next week to watch the Outback Bowl.

  • Appreciate you hosting us. We understand more than 6,000 tickets have sold through the Razorback office here, but that doesn't account for the secondary market.
  • We apologize in advance. If we win, you may lose a goalpost. Or two.
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