Bucs, Lightning, Rays transform Tampa Bay into Titletown

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Fans poured into downtown streets and packed bars and nightclubs to celebrate another professional sports title for Tampa Bay, which is building a reputation as the home of champions. Los Angeles has reigning world champs in the Dodgers and Lakers, however, it’s difficult to top the collective success of Tampa Bay’s Super Bowl-winning Buccaneers, Stanley Cup champion Lightning and World Series runner-up Rays while playing through challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic. The Bucs won their first NFL title in 18 years on Sunday. The Lightning won its second NHL championship in September. In October, the Rays lost the World Series to the Los Angeles Dodgers in six games.