July 14, 2002
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For once, it's Rays winning close one
|[Times photo: Michael Rondou]
The Rays' Tanyon Sturtze, reacting to a John Olerud home run, had a quality start but no decision.
RAYS 4, MARINERS 3 (10): Ben Grieve gets the decisive hit, easing a lot of bad feelings for Tampa Bay.
Alvarez tries to rebound
ST. PETERSBURG -- Wilson Alvarez had full right to the low-grade sense of panic he felt after his last start.
LaMar: No pressure for cost-cutting trades
ST. PETERSBURG -- If the Rays were facing the type of severe financial crunch that was suggested last week, Chuck LaMar figures he would know.
LARGER THAN LIFE: Who says a Rays jersey isn't a hot commodity? A woman filed suit in Orange County Court against singer A.J. McLean and the other Backstreet Boys claiming she suffered serious injuries when McLean took off his Rays jersey and tossed it into the crowd during a February 2000 concert at Tropicana Field. Helene Bahn claims she was mobbed by other concertgoers after catching the jersey, that it became wrapped around her neck during the ensuing tussle and that, among other injuries, she suffered a herniated disc that required surgery. Bahn seeks damages in excess of $15,000. In the lawsuit, scheduled for a hearing next month, Bahn claims McLean and the rest of the Boys "knew or should have known that the throwing of an object such as a jersey would result in a melee breaking out over the jersey and injuries to occur."
This is a weekly report by Times NFL writer Darrell Fry on the Bucs' new NFC South opponents:
Fleury would be big risk
Did Lightning general manager Jay Feaster inquire about Theo Fleury because of serious interest or because the free-agent right wing is a distressed commodity who will play for a lot less than the $7-million he made last season?
U.S. Open champion deftly balances motherhood, golf
Pass the apple pie. Too many athletes have overloads of ego, greed and arrogance mismatched with shortfalls of humility, patience and appreciation. But Juli Inkster's style brings warm, soothing tears to traditional eyes.
Rivals need to overcome awe of Tiger
He carries the hefty burden of history wherever he goes. So isn't it about time Tiger Woods was made to sweat?
Grand Slam history weighs on Woods at British Open.
Greatest Living Hitter is debated
A year after the Ted Williams Museum opened in 1994, a ceremony was held for the Hitters Hall of Fame where Williams honored the game's 20 greatest hitters.
Storm keeps postseason hope alive
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Don't count the Storm out of the playoffs yet.
Coaches decry roster shifts
Disappointed because some of your favorite players changed teams? Coaches feel your pain.
Quiet time changed driver's outlook
A 2 1/2-year stint living in, and off of, the woods as a young man gave NASCAR's Ward Burton some perspective and peace.
Pinellas Park National wins Senior title in rout
Pinellas Park National won the District 5 Senior baseball title Saturday with a 10-1 victory over Azalea.
Two Tornadoes take pigskin Down Under
Terrence Jackson and John Hunter return from Down Under Games in Australia with many tales to tell.
Nightlife heats up at area piers
During these hot summer months, night time is the right time for fishing. Some of the best can be found at bay and gulf piers.
Daily fishing report
The weather last week made getting offshore next to impossible, but the next few days should be nicer.
A Ted-to-Ted-to-Ted triple play
The starting lineup for the Boston Red Sox in 2024:
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