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February 4, 2003
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Lightning kicks off stretch run with biggie
Washington comes to town leading the division by three over Tampa Bay.

Tonight: Lightning vs. Capitals
WHEN/WHERE: 7; St. Pete Times Forum, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa.

College basketball
No time to savor No. 1 debut

UF's first top ranking gets tested in Kentucky, where it has one win since '89.
UConn coach has cancer
STORRS, Conn. -- Connecticut coach Jim Calhoun has prostate cancer and is leaving the team to have surgery.
KU survives Missouri
LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Kansas coach Roy Williams, never one to gamble, almost was ready to test the odds Monday night.

College football
USF continues to rise in eyes of its recruits

Wins and C-USA are some reasons the Bulls are getting better players.
Parents can make recruiting process smoother
High school athletes benefit from having someone guide them.
Bucs good training for recruiting guru
He's a Boca Ciega graduate, South Florida alum and lifelong Buccaneers supporter.
Large group of county athletes ready to sign
With signing day just one day away, a host of area players have announced their intentions with oral committments.
Grand jury indicts son of FSU coach
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- A son of Florida State coach Bobby Bowden has been indicted in a securities fraud conspiracy that cost investors $10-million, including $1.5-million lost by the coach.

Gearing up for Grand Prix

CART gives St. Petersburg a small taste of things to come.
Kenseth stays with Roush Racing
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. -- Matt Kenseth signed a long-term deal with Roush Racing on Monday, preventing what was expected to be a competitive free-agency chase.

In brief
Augusta's protest law remains in limbo

AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Divided along racial lines, Augusta officials failed a second time Monday to pass a law designed to protect the city from lawsuits by demonstrators picketing at the Masters.

Agent: Robbins has bipolar disorder

OAKLAND, Calif. -- The agent for Barret Robbins confirmed Monday that the Raiders' All-Pro center has bipolar disorder and that his client expressed "remorse and deep sadness" for missing the Super Bowl.

Jeter: No issue with the Boss

TAMPA -- Derek Jeter isn't about to get into an argument with George Steinbrenner about the owner's accusations that the New York Yankees shortstop isn't focused enough on baseball.

Sale of Sabres put off again

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Buffalo businessman Mark Hamister suspended his bid to purchase the bankrupt Sabres on Monday and might withdraw completely now that his partner has pulled out.

Nets edge Sonics in OT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Kenyon Martin scored a career-high 35 and Jason Kidd made a 3-pointer with 1:31 left in overtime to lead New Jersey to a 109-108 victory against Seattle on Monday.

Citrus, Lecanto to play for keeps

INVERNESS -- After tying twice during the regular season, No. 2 seed Citrus and No. 3 Lecanto earned a rematch with wins Monday. in the first round of the Class 2A, District 7 boys soccer tournament. Lecanto defeated No. 6 Ocala West Port 7-1 and host Citrus blanked No. 7 North Marion 7-0.
Lancers press to no avail
BRADENTON -- The Cambridge School relies heavily on its pressure defense to win ballgames.
Farragut knocks off Indian Rocks
ST. PETERSBURG -- The celebration told the story Monday night at Admiral Farragut.
Bulldogs dump Gulf
DADE CITY -- After 20 minutes of scoreless play Monday, Zephyrhills' Renee Yonkoff scored on a kick off her right foot.
Berkeley eyes return to state tournament
TAMPA -- With three of its four state qualifiers and nearly all of the wrestlers who helped Berkeley Prep place second in a tough district last season back, the Buccaneers have been doing well this season.

Daily fishing report

Even with the arrival of warmer weather, grouper digging offers few bragging rights. Water temperature remains in the mid to upper 50s out to 20 miles. Fish can be found on numerous rocks and ledges in 50-60 feet, but they aren't hungry. There is hope if we see more days when the air temperature rises above 70. Grouper metabolism increases with every degree the water temperature rises, producing larger appetites.

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