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Gator football
Gators hire Zook
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QB Grossman will wait to make decision on future.

Meet Ron Zook

Gary Shelton
Rep takes hit with last-choice pick
You can see it now. Crowded room. Lots of orange. Lots of cameras.

Bucs
What happened?
Bucs try to avoid the letdown that cost them last season vs. Eagles

Back to NFL business for Dungy
TAMPA -- A whirlwind final week of the season for Bucs coach Tony Dungy doesn't get easier as he prepares his team for an opening-round playoff date Saturday against the Eagles.

Mutiny/MLS
MLS folds Mutiny
The Miami Fusion also is eliminated in a move expected for weeks. Lack of local ownership was Tampa Bay's biggest problem.

Lightning
Quick goals lead to a Tampa Bay defeat
STARS 2, LIGHTNING 1: Joe Nieuwendyk and Mike Modano score 33 seconds apart early in the third for Dallas.

Newest player hopes to spark listless offense
TAMPA -- Dan Boyle did not have much time to meet his new teammates, or find a pair of gloves that fit, before playing his first game with the Lightning.

Baseball
Gonzalez returns to Rangers
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Juan Gonzalez is returning to the Rangers, agreeing Tuesday night to a $24-million, two-year contract.

Ozzie gloves solo Hall of Fame nod
The defensive wizard is a first-ballot entry. Gary Carter falls 11 votes short.

Colleges
Bulls find pace in runaway
Slowed at first by Southern Miss' sluggish tempo, USF gets a spark from Altron Jackson and surges to a 74-54 win.

Wolfpack jumps on drained FSU
Two days after shocking Duke, Seminoles come out flat in 77-62 loss.

Outdoors
Daily fishing report
The hard-fighting, great-tasting sheepshead does not always get the respect it deserves. It seldom hits lures, but that's its only weakness.

Preps
Tigers rest after 5-OT win
TAMPA -- One of the good things about Jesuit's game tonight against Osceola is that it comes more than three days after its last one, giving the Tigers plenty of time to recover. The last time Jesuit took to the court, it was Saturday night and Auburndale was the opponent. When the game finally ended, it was a whole lot closer to Sunday morning than anyone anticipated and Jesuit found itself a 99-91 victor after five overtimes.

Bucs sloppy, but effective
Craig Pridemore leads Gulf to a 59-45 victory against Land O'Lakes.

Players, staff trying to plot the next move
Some players will go to other teams in a dispersal draft on Friday.

Panthers' home court gets cozy make over
Plant's floor shrinks by 8 feet to correct a subcontractor's mistake.

Spongers' forfeits help Cougars to win
CLEARWATER -- Tarpon Springs had a depleted lineup. Two starters were academically ineligible and three others failed to make weight Tuesday. That wasn't good news for the Spongers, who traveled to Countryside for a dual meet.

Rough night for county's No. 1 teams
CLEARWATER -- One No. 1 team won, and the other lost.

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