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January 11, 2002
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Dungy out if Bucs lose
[Times files: Toni L. Sandys]
TAMPA -- A loss by the Bucs to the Eagles in Saturday's NFC wild-card playoff game will lead to the dismissal of coach Tony Dungy, unless owner Malcolm Glazer has a last-minute change of heart.

It's just a friendly matchup
TAMPA -- The way Bucs defensive end Simeon Rice had it figured, it was only going to last a season or two.

Moore questionable with shoulder sprain
TAMPA -- Tight end Dave Moore missed his second straight day of practice Thursday with a right shoulder sprain and the Bucs aren't certain he'll be available for Saturday's game in Philadelphia.

Gary Shelton
Somehow, playoffs lost luster
How about that parade? How about those banners? How about that tingle in the air? How about that murmur of excitement?

John Romano
A little aggression hurts Weiss,but a lot more sends him to Utah
LOS ANGELES -- The accused stands before you. He offers no defense and shows no remorse. He did the crime and nearly lost for all time.

College football
Gators waiting on Grossman as Berlin, Gaffney depart
GAINESVILLE -- As Florida quarterback Rex Grossman pondered his future Thursday, backup quarterback Brock Berlin and wide receiver Jabar Gaffney have decided to move on.

New assistant will have UF on the attack
Ron Zook's credentials might not have impressed some Florida faithful, but those of incoming offensive coordinator Ed Zaunbrecher should.

Big man looks to pass
TAMPA -- Mathieu Biron has the hulking frame of a bruising defenseman, but he'll pass on that stereotype.

College basketball
Tonight: USF vs. Marquette
WHEN/WHERE: 7; Sun Dome, Tampa.

Bulls bits
TAMPA -- The Conference USA basketball season might be only days old, but the South Florida women's team is one of the league's front-runners.

Lineup change puts Tampa back on track
TAMPA -- Tom Mosca was concerned.

Spartan shorts
TAMPA -- The University of Tampa men's basketball team ended the non-conference portion of its schedule with the best record of any Sunshine State Conference team at 10-1.

On The Air
Playing hide and seek with ice skating fans
Forced by NFL scheduling changes to move the telecast of the women's final round of the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, ABC decided to keep it in the family. ABC Family, that is.

Mutiny moves fast to update obsolete site
Having seen his team officially folded by Major League Soccer two days earlier, Mutiny president Bill Manning faced a strange moment during a staff meeting Thursday morning: Essentially, he had to write an epitaph for his team.

Kwan tops impressive short program
LOS ANGELES -- Say this for figure skating in 2001: It's over.

Top teams eager for postseason tuneup
TAMPA -- It's that time in the season when most public school teams grow weary of playing game after game against county opponents. One night, they get a test, the next night, it's a blowout with most of the starters resting.

State title all part of Shark's plan
BRANDON -- When the early bell rings for working students to leave the Riverview High campus and report to their jobs, senior Jordan Pirkl moves quickly to earn a couple of hours pay.

Bears run past Eagles in 54-36 win
SPRING HILL -- It was nice to be recognized for her defensive quickness, but Central's Tamara Tatham wanted more.

St. Petersburg City Championships
WHEN: Saturday

Boys hoops extra
Games to watch

Pirate ready for challenge
Boca Ciega's Nate Naumann is a two-time conference champion and has made it to the state tournament twice.

Four county players named tops in state
Chris Davis and Mike Ross, the offensive and defensive keys to one of St. Petersburg Catholic's most successful seasons, have been named to the Class 2A All-State first team.

Barons use Plan B to beat CCC
ST. PETERSBURG -- For a quarter, Clearwater Central Catholic had its rival on the ropes, armed with an unorthodox approach to keeping St. Petersburg Catholic's top scorers off the scoreboard.

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