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Rays pitcher Victor Zambrano reacts after giving up a grand slam in the ninth inning.
If only they'd end in 8
RED SOX 7, RAYS 5: It's Victor Zambrano's turn as a grand slam in ninth lifts Boston.

No-hit repeat over early thanks to Cox
ST. PETERSBURG -- It took a week, but Steve Cox finally broke up Derek Lowe's no-hitter.

Crunch time comes as draft approaches
ST. PETERSBURG -- It's that time of year for Dan Jennings when a luxury is considered back-to-back nights in the same motel. While most of the Rays officials are trying to get the team straightened out on the field present day, scouting director Jennings and his staff are working feverishly on the future.

Rays tales
HARD-HITTER: Hal McRae will chat with Willie Randolph when the Yankees come to town Tuesday. They'll talk baseball, families and old friends. But they won't talk about the way McRae roll-blocked Randolph at second base during the 1977 AL playoffs, one of the most memorable second-base plays in history and one that led to a change in the rules of the game.

Gary Shelton
Know you're busy, but can you pencil in the offense?
A look at Jon Gruden's Day Planner?. . .

Hubert Mizell
Jordan's legacy lacking outreach
In the humanity league, Michael Jordan could accomplish much more, with personal identity/magnetism/wealth that leaps beyond athletics, giving His Airness extraordinary worldly smash with some of the more imposing decisionmakers in business, entertainment and politics.

Colleges
High hopes for USF high jumper Baxter
"Can I be a front-page story in my hometown paper?" Jimmy Baxter asked. "What else do you have to do?"

NBA playoffs
Kings sprint to victory in Game 1
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- In the first heat of what's looking like a best-of-seven track meet, the Kings simply ran away from Dallas.

Kentucky Derby
Sound investment
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Prince Ahmed Salman already had won the second two legs of the Triple Crown, so he went out and bought the first.

Horse taken out of Derby after minor muscle pull
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Karma might have cost the Kentucky Derby a second starter Saturday morning when trainer Bob Baffert announced Danthebluegrassman was scratched because of a pulled muscle.

Et cetera
Highs and lows

Letters
Noble athlete provides promising outlook
I would like to thank Gary Shelton for the uplifting column (A crash, a life saved, and a player turns hero, Friday) about Chris Draft. It is good to know there are still many good Samaritans in this crazy and tumultuous world.

Baseball
Stocked Yanks shrug off injuries
Money cannot buy health. It cannot achieve expectations.

Storm
Mistakes send Storm to 0-3
Expect changes after 46-36 loss to Carolina.

Soccer
Meola takes long way back to the World Cup
CARY, N.C. -- Don't try to tell goalkeeper Tony Meola he's the old man on the U.S. World Cup team.

Outdoors
Daily fishing report
There might be fewer now than two weeks ago, but plenty of kingfish have ignored the warm water and refused to leave. Healthy amounts of bait have helped extend our spring run.

Anglers will like new pier
It could be the 3-pound mangrove snapper or the huge Spanish mackerel.

Preps
Ridgewood can advance, but will face penalty
DAYTONA BEACH -- Ridgewood can sleep a little easier tonight.

Strong finish pleases Hurricanes
CORAL SPRINGS -- This is the way Citrus senior C.J. Bryant wanted to go out.

Pirates' offense disappoints
ST. AUGUSTINE -- Cassie Pearson hung her head in disgust.

School-record time not fast enough
Jesuit freshman Andy Biladeau comes up short of title in 3,200 meters.

One-hitter carries Sharks
RIVERVIEW -- It wasn't about neighborhood supremacy Saturday. It wasn't about ace pitchers Beth DiPietro and Stacey Bronson facing off. And the district? That was settled a few weeks ago.

Barons can't overcome lack of speed
St. Petersburg Catholic duo settles for second place.

No-hitter puts Cougars in semis
CLEARWATER -- It is almost indisputable Countryside should have gotten past this point long before this season.

Two from county named to all-academic team
Five area athletes were named Wednesday to the Florida High School Activities Association Academic All-State team. They are:

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