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BRANDON, Fla. — Experience tells the Tampa Bay Lightning they shouldn't be overly concerned about losing the opening game of the Eastern Conference finals. The way the Washington Capitals are playing, though, it could be more difficult to rebound this time. By Fred Goodall. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 6 p.m.



BALTIMORE — The Baltimore Orioles and Tampa Bay Rays meet in a single-admission doubleheader at Camden Yards. The Orioles have won three straight and Tampa Bay has dropped four in a row. By David Ginsburg. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. First game starts at 3:05 p.m.


MIAMI — Braves rookie Mike Soroka is scheduled to make his third start Saturday night against Miami's Jarlin Garcia . By Steven Wine. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos. Game scheduled to begin at 7:10 p.m.



PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — Webb Simpson had a record five-shot lead going into the weekend at The Players Championship. By Golf Writer Doug Ferguson. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 8 p.m. EDT.

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