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April 20, 2003
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Bucs still waiting on '02 draft to pan out
RB Travis Stephens and WR Marquise Walker, picked to make an impact, spent most of last season on IR as rookies.

You may not know B-CC's Mathis, but you will
Early in Saturday's NFL draft, the name Rashean Mathis will pop up, and fans will respond with a collective "who?"

No distractions on draft day
TAMPA -- Rich McKay likes to receive input, but too many cooks can spoil the draft.

Rare, and well done: Sosa gets steak for winning start
RAYS 8, ORIOLES 7: Piniella to reward pitcher for ending team's starting drought.

Shuffle is aimed at letting sore Lee rest
BALTIMORE -- The net result of Saturday's roster shuffle was this: George Lombard is here, Travis Lee is down, and Delvin James may be out.

Grieve hospitalized, treated for infection
BALTIMORE -- Rays outfielder Ben Grieve is expected to be released from the Bayview Medical Center today after being treated for an infection that was spreading after starting in the webbing of his left thumb.

Different game on homefield
BALTIMORE -- The Devil Rays haven't had much of a homefield advantage at Tropicana Field, with a winning percentage only slightly better at the dome (.423) than on the road (.363).

Gotta minute?
The Simpsons or South Park? That's an easy one for Bobby Seay.

An opening to shut Caps down
The Lightning has its first opportunity to advance to the second round today and would rather not rely on a second chance.

NHL: Slapshots
I want to stay, Roy says

Top scorers could use help
But there is little outward concern among players who haven't scored, as long as the Lightning keeps winning.

NBA: Suns' buzzer-beater deflates Spurs
[AP photo]
SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- The rebound of Tim Duncan's missed free throw was tapped outside to Stephon Marbury, who immediately headed upcourt with the clock ticking.
Hubert Mizell: Smith gets coach and wrath of alma mater
Roy Williams skipped out. He's not in Kansas anymore. A basketball wizard took a Carolina Blue brick road. Needing a tail gunner to handle the flak.

John Romano: One line improves the script
TAMPA -- It is not difficult to trace the origin of genius. You need only find the point of inspiration. Then, peel it back, and discover the desperation buried beneath.

T-Mac evolves into NBA's best

League-leading scorer Tracy McGrady understands the game better now, which has helped the Magic make it to the playoffs.

Trade brings Magic to playoffs
Adding Drew Gooden and Gordan Giricek helps Orlando finish strong in the regular season.

Kayleigh Cercek, 10, New Port Richey:

Fan throws cell phone, hits Everett

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Rangers rightfielder Carl Everett was hit in the back of the head with a cell phone thrown by a fan during a 12-2 loss to the Athletics on Saturday.

NL: Phils ruin Hampton's Braves debut
ATLANTA -- Vicente Padilla pitched a four-hitter and Mike Hampton struggled in his Braves debut as the Phillies stopped Atlanta's five-game winning streak with a 4-0 victory Saturday night.

AL: Red Sox win sixth straight
BOSTON -- Red Sox starter Derek Lowe felt like he got away with one against Toronto.

NHL: Stars dust off Oilers again
EDMONTON -- Mike Modano scored with 6:52 left Saturday to send the Stars into the second round of the playoffs with a 3-2 win over the Oilers.

In brief: Florida LB faces a battery charge
GAINESVILLE -- Florida linebacker Taurean Charles was charged with battery for an altercation with a female student in a dorm room last month.

Arena: Elway satisfies itch sans scratching it out on field
As part owner of the Crush, ex-NFL All-Pro QB John Elway enjoys competition again.

Horses: Forty and counting for Lukas
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Using the Lexington Stakes as a springboard for the Kentucky Derby continues to be successful for trainer D. Wayne Lukas.

Golf: Kung wins her first LPGA title
LAS VEGAS -- Candie Kung made sure the 18th hole wouldn't be her undoing this time.

Letters: Your turn
Bucs should send Smith packing

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