St. Petersburg Times Online: Sports
Place an Ad Calendars Classified Forums Sports Weather

printer version

Highs & Lows

By Times staff writers
© St. Petersburg Times
published June 30, 2002


GREG OSTERTAG: The Utah Jazz center donated a kidney to his younger sister. What more needs to be said than this: Way to go, big guy.

THE DOMINATOR: Goaltender Dominick Hasek, in his 12th NHL season and only one with the Red Wings, retires to the Czech Republic as a Stanley Cup champion. Career goals-against averages of 2.23 in the regular season and 2.03 in the playoffs with the Blackhawks, Sabres and Red Wings, six Vezina trophies as the league's best goaltender and two Hart trophies as its MVP stamped him as a Hall of Famer long before he won the only trophy he ever coveted.

BRAZIL VS. GERMANY: After the raft of underdog upsets, it is fitting that today's World Cup title match involves two teams with seven championships between them and each making its seventh trip to the finals. Brazil, the only four-time champion, has never played Germany in the tournament.


DEATH OF DARRYL KILE: The loss of anyone so young, talented and well-liked is a tragedy. That so many fans and members of the media leaped to the unfounded conclusion that drug use might have been instrumental in the death of the 33-year-old Cardinals' pitcher is shameful and, given the state of sports today, logical.

ESPN2: The network that does so well televising the NFL draft should have used some of the same techniques on the NHL. Instead, it offered no "crawl" showing the draft order and players selected and pictures sometimes didn't match the announcers words. We've come to expect more.

BCS: The good news: The Bowl Championship Series eliminated one poll in the convoluted system determining the two teams that play for college football's mythical national title. The bad news: It kept the remaining seven.

-- Bruce Lowitt, Keith Niebuhr, Mike Stephenson

Back to Sports

Back to Top

© 2006 • All Rights Reserved • Tampa Bay Times
490 First Avenue South • St. Petersburg, FL 33701 • 727-893-8111
Contact the Times | Privacy Policy
Standard of Accuracy | Terms, Conditions & Copyright

From the Times sports desk

World Cup soccer
  • Opposites to meet in unlikely Cup final
  • Final could go to a shootout
  • African teams can improve, Pele says
  • Quick goal lifts Turkey to third

  • Auto racing
  • Family tradition drives 'other son' forward

  • Arena footbal
  • Tampa Bay takes out Georgia

  • Baseball
  • All-Star Game likely Yankees fest

  • Etc.
  • Strike a pose for inner well-being
  • Seminole squads out to keep titles
  • Kiowa Sweet Joe wins St. Pete Derby
  • All-Stars begin play
  • Highs & Lows

  • Outdoors
  • Daily fishing report
  • Fishing lobby wants to save red grouper

  • Letters
  • Criticism of Tampa police at soccer bar a real low

  • Hubert Mizell
  • Tomorrow's Ventura: pigskin picker or Springer clone?

  • Darrell Fry
  • Baltimore still losing its players

  • Gary Shelton
  • Seles remains sentimental favorite

  • Rays
  • Kennedy can't win it alone
  • Winn to find out if he's Star material
  • Rays tales
  • Individual gain may be the Rays' biggest loss

  • Bucs
  • Southern Fryed

  • From the wire

    From the state sports wire
  • Jacksonville's Spicer placed on IR after leg surgery
  • FIU-Western Kentucky game postponed because of Jeanne
  • Brown anxious to face old team for first time
  • Dolphins' desperate defense readies for Roethlisberger
  • Former Sarasota lineman sheds tough-guy image with Michigan
  • Rothstein rejoins Heat as assistant
  • No. 16 Florida has history on its side against Kentucky
  • FSU and Clemson QBs both off to slow starts