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June 8, 2002
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Rays
Bierbrodt shot in chest
Rays pitcher rehabbing in Charleston is expected to recover after being shot while in a taxi at restaurant drive-through.

Rays extra
TONIGHT: RAYS VS. PADRES

Rays done in by basics
Ryan Rupe can't find plate in second to set up a grand slam by homerless Ramon Vazquez as Padres win 8-4.

Trammell greeted by a familiar cry
ST. PETERSBURG -- If Bubba Trammell didn't already feel at home, the five neon green signs held by fans in Section 142 at Tropicana Field that spelled out his first name probably did the trick for the former Rays fan favorite.

Bucs
Help on the way for bucs
Ex-Jags receiver Keenan McCardell agrees to a four- year, $10-million contract.

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[AP photo]
War Emblem has come from nowhere to win the first two legs, but since Affirmed 24 years ago seven have failed to complete the triple.
Belmont Stakes
For Emblem, history or heartbreak
War Emblem today tries to become the first Triple Crown winner since 1978.

War Emblem diverted when nervous colt obstructs him
ELMONT, N.Y. -- Such moments make Triple Crowns flash before a trainer's eyes.

Triple Crown moment
Seattle Slew proved two things: it doesn't take millions to win a Triple Crown, but it does take patience.

Boxing
Symbol or unsavory, Tyson's must-see TV
Seeing what he does next is too compelling for many to pass up.

NBA Finals
Shaq powers Lakers past Nets in Game 2
LAKERS 106, NETS 83: Shaquille O'Neal's 40 points and near-perfect free-throw shooting give L.A. a 2-0 lead.

Colleges
New pitches transform Stack
The former Crystal River ace adds to his arsenal and earns a scholarship to NAIA power Georgia Southwestern State.

College region unites to support Hurricanes
Carolina's succes has infected Duke, North Carolina and N.C. State fans with hockey fever.

FSU faces must-win after loss to Irish
TALLAHASSEE -- As a player for Miami Dade-North Community College in 1976, Paul Mainieri hoped to someday wear a Florida State uniform.

After four long years, Adams has her medal
The Largo senior hurdler also earned a scholarship to FSU.

Stanley Cup
Andreychuk seeking better terms
RALEIGH, N.C. -- The contract situation between Dave Andreychuk and the Lightning has hit a snag, or as Roland Thompson, Andreychuk's agent called it, "a hiccup."

Motorsports
Kyle Petty refocused, revitalized
After a year of distractions and disappointments, he is running in the top 20.

Autos roundup
CONTENT WITH CONSISTENT: Rusty Wallace surrenders. After years of winning poles and races but never a championship, he concedes consistency is more satisfying than occasional glory.

World Cup Soccer
England exacts some revenge on Argentina
SAPPORO, Japan -- First-round games rarely draw so much interest or produce so much drama.

Arena hints at changes
SEOUL, South Korea -- Look for the United States to make lineup changes for South Korea on Monday.

Outdoors
Daily fishing report
They say records are meant to be broken; this one may not be. Joey Rufin, 13, shattered the weight mark in the junior division of the 6-year-old Suncoast Tarpon Roundup on Friday morning. His 223-pounder not only eclipsed the record set by Jason Gell (167 pounds) in 1993, it is the largest tarpon recorded in tournament history.

Preps
Young Heat Wave team tops in Summer Slam
TAMPA -- Except for the parents of players on 8-and-under travel-ball teams, most people don't get too excited watching softball.

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