By JOSH VITALE, SunCoast Sports PORT CHARLOTTE — Saturday can’t come soon enough for Alex Cobb. After weeks of bullpen sessions and two days of live batting practice, the Tampa Bay Rays right-hander is ready to move on from the monotony of back-field workouts. “(I’m) over throwing bullpens. Over throwing live BP where most of…
By JOSH VITALE, SunCoast Sports PORT CHARLOTTE — There’s no benefit to not having a healthy Jake McGee to open the season, Kevin Cash said Tuesday.
By JOSH VITALE, SunCoast Sports PORT CHARLOTTE — Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Evan Longoria reported to spring training on Tuesday, spending more than 20 minutes talking to reporters about the team’s offseason changes and his expectations for the upcoming season.
By ROB SHORE, SunCoast Sports It’s been a long road to the state semifinals for Blanche Ely (who is attempting to win its third state title in four years) and North Port (which is making its first appearance in the Final Four). How did they get here? We recap the postseason runs of each team.
By Josh Vitae, SunCoast Sports NORTH PORT — On Friday, the North Port High School boys basketball team will face of against Blanche Ely in the Class 7A state semifinals at The Lakeland Center in Lakeland.
NORTH PORT — North Port High School is the first area team in a decade to reach the state finals in boys basketball, beating Martin County 61-58 tonight in the Region 7A-3 championship game at The Cage.
By JOSH VITALE, SunCoast Sports NORTH PORT — At 7 p.m. on Saturday, the North Port High School boys basketball will take the floor at The Cage for a Region 7A-3 final against Martin County, the winner of which will advance to next week’s final four in Lakeland.
By JOSH VITALE, SunCoast Sports PORT CHARLOTTE — Rene Rivera hasn’t spent much time with the Tampa Bay Rays pitching staff. Just a few bullpen sessions at Tropicana Field and a couple more at Charlotte Sports Park in the days leading up to spring training. But he has learned a few things already. The most…