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July 24, 2002
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Rays
Split personality
Rays bounce back from Boston massacre with a five-run ninth in nightcap to stun Sox.

Baldelli's hot bat moves up
The Rays' much-anticipated call-up of top prospect Carl Crawford on Saturday had a ripple effect down the minor-league ranks that gave several other prospects midseason promotions.

Pills prove grievous to Grieve
BOSTON -- Ben Grieve has sworn off nutritional supplements after a scary episode that forced him to miss the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader.

Quite a day for the Rays
The Rays set seven team records in Tuesday's afternoon debacle:

A Basketball Bond
Will they go their separate ways?
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[Times photo: Carrie Pratt]
The recruiting process has been wildly different for two talented prep seniors.
John Romano
Armstrong inspires others to be strong
They arrive every few minutes, a faceless gathering of stories and words. Separated by distance and culture, yet united by a common ordeal.

Colleges
'Noles make mark as ACC honors its best
FSU places eight players on list of league's luminaries.

BCS chores over for commissioner
PINEHURST, N.C. -- ACC commissioner John Swofford confessed he's relieved to no longer be coordinating the Bowl Championship Series standings.

NFL
Around the NFC
BEARS: Offensive coordinator John Shoop agreed to terms on a new three-year contract. Shoop had been the only Chicago assistant without an agreed-upon extension. His original contract, which had one year remaining, was voided. Terms of the new deal, expected to be signed Friday, were not released.

Around the AFC
BILLS: The team signed draft picks Kevin Thomas and Rodney Wright, and free agent Delrico Fletcher. Buffalo also waived rookie linebacker John Duckett.

NFL briefs
Rookie QB signs, practices for Lions

Motorsports
Andretti buys team from his car owner
The 39-year-old has yet to say which series he'll run in 2003.

Et cetera
Doubles standout readies for comeback from leukemia
Step aside, Andre, Anna, Lleyton and Serena.

Preps
From shutout to celebration
TAMPA -- Pinellas Park pulled off an improbable last-inning comeback Tuesday to eliminate defending state champion Palm Harbor 3-2 and claim the Section 7 Senior baseball title.

It all came together for World Series champions
At the Independent Softball Association state tournament earlier this summer, the 16-and-under West Coast Lady Rockets were an average team. They won a few but could not handle some of Florida's bigger powers.

Outdoors
Daily fishing report
Bottom fishing has been about as hot as the temperatures in July. Fishing areas of hard bottom in 120-160 feet has produced a mixed bag of snapper, grouper, dolphin, kingfish, tuna and amberjack.


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