BC-Sports Showcase Digest,ADVISORY

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THURSDAY, April 5

BBA–RAYS-MR TBD

NEW YORK – The Tampa Bay Rays have an ambidextrous No. 4 starting pitcher, whose repertoire changes from outing to outing along with his age and name. He is listed among probable pitchers by his initials: TBD. With an 0-1 record this season, he takes the mound Thursday at Boston and goes again Sunday. Rejecting baseball tradition, the Rays plan to regularly use relievers to combine for a turn in their rotation. By Baseball Writer Ronald Blum. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos by 4 a.m.

FRIDAY, April 6

HKN–DEEP PREDATORS

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Nashville Predators are having their best season yet through a combination of savvy drafting, surprising trades and a handful of salary cap-friendly contract extensions. General manager David Poile’s crafty moves have the defending Western Conference champs on the verge of what could be a dominant run in the NHL. By Teresa M. Walker. UPCOMING: 725 words, photos. Video.

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