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Bucs
Bucs lose Singleton to 4-year deal with Cowboys
Tampa Bay keeps looking for QBs, with Jim Miller a likely candidate.

Rays
Kennedy, Zambrano will start things off
LAKE BUENA VISTA -- The Devil Rays may not know exactly how their rotation is going to look, but they know how its going to start.

John Romano: Give kids a chance to grow
ST. PETERSBURG -- Now that Rocco Baldelli and Carl Crawford have arrived, there are certain issues of growth that must certainly be considered.

Lightning
Penalty kills provide a spark
Special-teams success can make the difference in Lightning's playoff bid.

Tonight: Lightning vs. Sabres
WHEN/WHERE: 7; HSBC Arena, Buffalo, N.Y.

TV
Turn to 31. Yes, it's Sunshine

The network is back on Time Warner after 71 dark days for the Lightning.

College basketball
'Noles back up talk

FSU 72, CLEMSON 61: A halftime speech inspires the Seminoles in the ACC play-in.

Worn-out Bulls falter at finish
MEMPHIS 62, USF 56: Bulls show the effects of back-to-back games and fall in the C-USA tournament.

USF center is charged
South Florida center Will McDonald has been charged with domestic battery, a misdemeanor, the State Attorney's office said Thursday.

LSU has to fight to an easy victory
NEW ORLEANS -- After surging LSU put Arkansas in a hole early, just making a graceful exit from the SEC tournament became a struggle for the Razorbacks.

Texas gets a shot at elusive Big 12 title
DALLAS -- Stacy Stephens had 20 points and 15 rebounds, leading No. 5 Texas to a 62-47 win over Colorado on Thursday night in the semifinals of the Big 12 tournament.

UCLA stuns No. 1 Arizona
LOS ANGELES -- UCLA always plays its best when coach Steve Lavin's job is on the line. And that's been just about every one of his seven seasons in Westwood.

NFL
Stewart signs 2-year deal with room to grow with Bears

LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Kordell Stewart needed a team, and the Bears needed a quarterback. On Thursday they agreed to terms on a two-year, $5-million contract.

Baseball
Uecker gets prime seat

Former beer pitchman joins Hall of Fame for his work as a broadcaster.

Ledee launches three home runs
DUNEDIN -- Ricky Ledee never had a day like this.

NHL
A fast 5 minutes give Bruins 4-3 win

BOSTON -- On a strange night for each, Martin Lapointe kept putting the puck in the net and goalie Martin Brodeur had trouble keeping it out.

NBA
Nets on way up after win

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- With the regular season winding down and first place in the Atlantic Division up for grabs, the Nets are showing signs that their recent slump may be over.

Motorsports
That racer's a Bentley, by Jove

The British car returns to U.S. racing after 81 years, and is fastest in Sebring qualifying.

Darlington race special for Elliott
Bill Elliott has enjoyed more success than most NASCAR drivers at the track called "Too Tough to Tame."

Golf
Brehaut's sticks must be all right

PALM BEACH GARDENS -- Jeff Brehaut arrived at the Honda Classic on Monday with an old driver, two wedges he didn't like and an umbrella. It wasn't exactly the bag setup he carefully laid out in his garage.

Sports on the web
Be prepared for bracket mania

Two things to remember in the next week: 9.25-quintillion and the fine print.

Sports on the air
Appetizer is very filling

Although there are no two days like the first two of the NCAA Tournament for college basketball viewing, this weekend comes awfully close, and this year more than ever.

In brief
Chilled fireman wins Iditarod

NOME, Alaska -- A Norwegian firefighter won the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race Thursday, enduring extreme wind and cold toward the finish of the 1,100-mile trek.

Preps
New Plant coach has plenty to work with

TAMPA -- When Sallie Scudder left Berkeley Prep to take over coaching duties at her alma mater Plant, she left a successful program.

None have ever been better
Six state champions highlight Brandon's dominance this season.

Eagles' Keeler finalist for job at new school
East Lake football coach Tom Keeler is one of four finalists for the head coaching job at Nature Coast Technical High School, a new school opening in August in Hernando County.

Gladiators charge back
ST. PETERSBURG -- April Lane played a part in her team's early woes and she knew it. But, like a savvy senior, she knew there was also a long way to go after the second inning Thursday.

Wildcats push Rams to the end
The Ridgewood girls hold off Wesley Chapel in the meet's final race and claim the title by six points.

Outdoors
To catch a crook

TIERRA VERDE -- Call it "March Madness."

Daily fishing report
Warming waters and an abundance of bait have produced some of the best fishing opportunities of the year.

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