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January 14, 2001
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Hubert Mizell
Two diverse owners, one Super goal
OAKLAND, Calif. -- These are not the Raiders of your bandana-wearing, skull-and-crossbones, well-tattooed, black-leathered Uncle Spike and Aunt Elvira.

Gary Shelton
Searching for a truly Super team
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Okay, guys. This is your last chance.

Pointing fingers at anyone wearing pewter
I read Bucs coach Tony Dungy was looking for a new direction for his offense. How about toward the goal line?

Foot could KO Lecavalier
Lightning captain will have a bone scan today or Monday after overnight swelling makes walking nearly impossible.

Tonight: Lightning vs. Stars
WHEN/WHERE: 6; Ice Palace, Tampa.

NHL notebook
It's an Avalanche of All-Star starters

Lindros to Leafs grows less likely
Flyers chairman Ed Snider has had it with with the Eric Lindros situation and, especially, dealing with the Maple Leafs.

Slap shots
FIGHT NIGHT: Here's why St. Louis' Pierre Turgeon does not fight more often. After getting hit with one right hand from Anaheim's Tony Hrkac on Wednesday, Turgeon hit the ice and the lights went out.

Devil Rays
‘Quick’ deal was time-consuming
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Talk here and in Kansas City was about how quickly last week's three-team, nine-players-plus-cash trade that netted the Devil Rays Ben Grieve came together.

Sabbatini sails past Els for lead
KAPALUA, Hawaii -- A South African is in control of the Mercedes Championships, but not the player expected.

Hingis opens the Australian on a roll
MELBOURNE -- Just after Martina Hingis put the final touches on her No. 1 ranking in November, a cell phone rang as she sat down for interviews.

NFL roundup
Stoops to remain at Oklahoma

New ’Skins coach wants Johnson
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Washington quarterback Brad Johnson was mentioned as a possible free-agent acquisition for Tampa Bay and Baltimore, but he may stay with the Redskins if new coach Marty Schottenheimer has his way.

Wade warm and think shallow
It is wintertime and it's cold, but there are plenty of fish around. Just dust off those waders and go.

Captain’s corner
Many people laugh when I tell them we are going sheepshead fishing -- until they hook one and realize how much fun they are to catch.

College basketball
College basketball: Top 25
Missouri wears down Iowa State in four OTs

Today: Florida State vs. No. 14 Maryland
WHEN/WHERE: 1:30; Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center.

At less than best, Bulls still romp
B.B. Waldon and Altron Jackson combine for 53 as USF tops Tulane 85-70 to reach 3-0 in C-USA for the first time.

College football
Florida visitor has a big day in Orlando
Penn State QB Rashard Casey leads host team to 10-0 victory in Gridiron Classic all-star game.

Bulls tackle pleased
ORLANDO -- South Florida offensive tackle Kenyatta Jones came to Orlando with something to prove. According to the 6-foot-4, 308-pound Gainesville native, that is exactly what he did.

Et cetera
Highs and lows

Florida Gulf Beaches Marathon
WHEN: 7 a.m. next Sunday.

Sports digest
Hingis wins in Australian Open warmup event

Tampa Bay’s top 10

Spartans keep chugging along
Only a few teams have the luxury of reloading every season.

CCC prevails in rough game
CLEARWATER -- Clearwater Central Catholic blanked Tampa Catholic 3-0 in the late game of the doubleheader.

Marauders sweep Crusaders
CLEARWATER -- Clearwater Central Catholic dominated every phase of the game en route to a 5-0 win over Tampa Catholic.

Wildcats’ rally gets them past Gryphons
TAMPA -- The heat came from inside the huddle, where Wharton point guard Marcus Terry's mouth was moving a mile a minute.

Chamberlain, Wharton earn victories
TAMPA -- The difference between Chamberlain and Gaither on Saturday night was about the same as the time the teams played in December -- only in reverse.

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