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Joe Kennedy and Toby Hall have a talk in the sixth after Kennedy gave up a two-run homer to the Marlins' Cliff Floyd.
Kennedy can't win it alone
MARLINS 3, RAYS 2: The Tampa Bay starter is solid in a complete game, but the offense sputters.

Winn to find out if he's Star material
ST. PETERSBURG -- The consensus around the clubhouse is that centerfielder Randy Winn will be named today as the team's All-Star representative.

Rays tales
ALL-STAR REVIEW: Randy Winn tonight likely will be chosen Tampa Bay's sixth All-Star. If so, wish him luck. Not unlike their overall past performance, the Rays haven't had a stellar All-Star history. Two of their three All-Star position players were injured and didn't play. Their two All-Star pitchers did fine but slumped the next season and were traded.

Individual gain may be the Rays' biggest loss
ST. PETERSBURG -- It's not, as many thought in the spring, going to be Toby Hall. Nor is it Greg Vaughn, Ben Grieve or a young pitcher. The season-long question of who would be the Rays' All-Star will be answered tonight, when Randy Winn is expected to be selected.

Bucs
Southern Fryed
This is a weekly update compiled by Times NFL writer Darrell Fry on the Bucs' new opponents in the NFC South:

Hubert Mizell
Tomorrow's Ventura: pigskin picker or Springer clone?
What's next, Guv?

Gary Shelton
Seles remains sentimental favorite
WIMBLEDON, England -- The noise was the same as ever, raw and loud, primal and triumphant. It started from somewhere deep inside of her, then emerged like a force of nature to crease the perfect English afternoon, carrying across the courts and across the calendar.

World Cup Soccer
Opposites to meet in unlikely Cup final
Offensive Brazil and defensive Germany were not expected to play for soccer's biggest prize.

Final could go to a shootout
Steve Trittschuh played on the 1990 U.S. World Cup team. He also played for the Tampa Bay Mutiny of MLS and Tampa Bay Rowdies of the American Professional Soccer League. He spoke with Times staff writer Rodney Page about the World Cup final.

African teams can improve, Pele says
YOKOHAMA, Japan -- Pele saluted Senegal for reaching the quarterfinal but said he believes African teams badly need better internal organization to come up with a World Cup winner.

Quick goal lifts Turkey to third
DAEGU, South Korea -- Hakan Sukur needed just 11 seconds to break his scoring drought, set a record for fastest goal in a World Cup game and help lead Turkey to victory in the third-place game.

Auto racing
Family tradition drives 'other son' forward
Once estranged from his half-brother and late father, Kerry Earnhardt has come full circle.

Arena football
Tampa Bay takes out Georgia
Shane Stafford, Ernest Certain and Lawrence Samuels make key plays during the fourth quarter.

NFL
Baltimore still losing its players
What's the big deal about tackle Sammy Williams leaving the Ravens to sign with the Chargers last week?

Baseball
All-Star Game likely Yankees fest
The world will learn, via ESPN's gimmicky All-Star selection show this evening, just how many Yankees players will participate in the game on July 9.

Etc.
Strike a pose for inner well-being
Each week this summer, Times staff writer Emily Nipps will attempt an off-beat sport or activity.

Seminole squads out to keep titles
The difficult journey to reach the Little League World Series began this weekend as the District 5 All-Star tournament got under way, and all paths to glory go through Seminole.

Kiowa Sweet Joe wins St. Pete Derby
Talentedmrripley is second, one length back; Boot Scootin Gal is fifth.

All-Stars begin play
In District 12 minor baseball, East Lake defeated Dunedin National 14-4 on Saturday. Brett Donnelly pitched a complete game with six strikeouts. Second baseman William Fulner had three hits and three RBIs.

Highs & Lows
HIGHS

Outdoors
Daily fishing report
Fishing the shallow grassflats this time of year can be trying. With water temperatures hovering around 90 degrees, it can be difficult to get fish to bite.

Fishing lobby wants to save red grouper
The state's leading recreational fishing lobby is gearing up for another battle with its commercial counterparts.

Letters
Criticism of Tampa police at soccer bar a real low
In last Sunday's Highs and Lows, you said Tampa police were "lingering" outside Beef O'Brady's during the World Cup match against Mexico, waiting for 3 a.m. so they could "pounce" and charge the owners with "visible" alcohol. It was written as though these were the facts and suggested the police should better prioritize their actions.

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