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April 29, 2002
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Slew of factors has Rays lost at the plate
Saturday's no-hit loss magnifies a growing slump by an already light-hitting offense.

Rays: Up next
Tonight: Rays at Twins

McRae considering time off to help Vaughn end slump
BOSTON -- Manager Hal McRae has given Greg Vaughn ample opportunity to play his way out of his brutal month-long slump.

Is Bucs D still good enough?
Letdowns in 2001 and offseason moves beg the question that was unthinkable in years past.

Gruden happy with competition, may insert more
TAMPA -- The Bucs wrapped up their second minicamp Sunday and while coach Jon Gruden said final personnel decisions won't be made until much later, player performance at the camp could have weighty implications.

[Times photo: James Borchuck]
Philadelphia's James Mandler, left, and Lakeland's Matt Werd battle for position during the St. Anthony's Triathlon start.
Aloha, triathlon
Hawaii native Deirdre Tennant and Jacksonville's Daniel Domingo cap off St. Anthony's with overall wins.

Elites feel pressured by multiple waves
ST. PETERSBURG -- At St. Anthony's Triathlon, the first across the finish line is not necessarily first. The overall winner could be the second or third to finish or emerge from even farther back in the pack.

Daily fishing report
Cobia fishing has been outstanding in North Pinellas. The largest fish of the year have moved to the flats in numbers, making double digit catches possible. They have been averaging 15-20 pounds, and some more than 50.

John Romano
Hurry, hurry, hurry, Bucs, step right up
TAMPA -- Minicamp has ended. Training camp is three months away. In between, the Bucs have one important mission: try not to grow old.

McGrady promises a Game 5
ORLANDO -- There will be a Game 5.

Rookie Johnson a new winner with old tires
A late pit gamble keeps him ahead of Kurt Busch in the NAPA Auto Parts 500.

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