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February 4, 2001
NHL All-Star Weekend
Modin’s power lights the lamp at 102.1 mph
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[AP photo]
Lightning player is first forward to win hardest shot competition.

Lemieux: After 2001-02, we’ll see
DENVER -- Mario Lemieux said he wants to play for the Canadian Olympic team at the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City.

Gretzky feels Olympic heat with Canada
DENVER -- Wayne Gretzky looked calm and cool during Friday night's Canadian Hockey Association news conference, but make no mistake, he's feeling the heat.

Revenue sharing possible
DENVER -- The NHL may try a revenue sharing plan to ensure Canada's six teams will not relocate.

Vanbiesbrouck deal?
DENVER -- Goalie John Vanbiesbrouck never thought about leaving the Islanders, then general manager Mike Milbury gave him permission to contact playoff contenders regarding a trade.

Hubert Mizell
Schools must take steps to ensure athletes’ safety
Forty years ago, I was a kid sports writer from Jacksonville who flew, with some uneasiness, aging and bouncy charter airplanes that transported coach Norm Sloan's basketball team from the University of Florida. 

College football
Young and skilled, can UF do it again?
The Gators restocked their football talent pool last year. How many big fish will join the fray?

Coker gets the call to coach Hurricanes
Miami stays in-house, removing the interim coach title from its former offensive coordinator.

NFL Pro Bowl
McDaniel: NFL’s Big Kahuna
The Buc, making his record 12th Pro Bowl start today, has been accepted as one of Hawaii's own.

NFL roundup

XFL
League starts in Orlando with pageantry, pain
No sooner do pregame festivities begin at the Citrus Bowl than a Rage player is hurt on the opening "scrum."

Motorsports
Major wreck avoided, but major logjam not
DAYTONA BEACH -- The 24 Hours of Daytona got underway at 1:02 p.m. Saturday much the same way most of its 38 predecessors did -- with a near wreck.

A dream of winning crumples in a heap
Largo resident Edouard Sezionale watches helplessly as his teammate is wrecked by another driver.

College basketball
Bulls crash at Tulane in OT
After rallying to tie in regulation, USF becomes the Green Wave's first victim in nine games.

Slow start, no problem
Early turnovers keep Georgia in the game, but Florida recovers to win 82-71.

Tampa edges Florida Southern to keep pace with SSC leaders
TAMPA -- Tampa isn't fighting for first place in the Sunshine State Conference. Mired in the middle of the pack, the Spartans are clawing for a good conference tournament seeding and trying to take advantage of every chance they get to beat rival Florida Southern.

Today: FSU at No. 2 Duke

Rays/baseball
Mortgage payment was Royal pain
ST. PETERSBURG -- The Royals are expecting plenty from closer Roberto Hernandez and shortstop prospect Angel Berroa, the key players in the three-way deal with the Rays and A's in which they gave up star outfielder Johnny Damon.

Rays caravan schedule

College baseball
UM gets rare win at Florida
GAINESVILLE -- The streak finally ended.

Outdoors
Captain’s corner
February will bring a small migration of tripletail to our area. Named after the large fins positioned toward its tail, these gamefish are scattered throughout the southeastern United States.

Cobia given added protection
Anglers targeting cobia this spring can keep only one fish instead of two under new rules adopted by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

Mizell’s mailbag
Sharing memories of McGuire
Thanks for such a warm piece on Al McGuire (McGuire's touch won't be forgotten, Jan. 27). I cried when I heard the news (of his death). My parents rented the first bungalow his parents bought in 1936 at Rockaway, Long Island. Al was 8 and I was 5.

Et cetera
Highs and lows

Sports digest
U.S. loses last tuneup

This week on TV

Preps
Despite low expectations, TC has shown it belongs
The Crusaders lost a lot of talent but have played well entering the Class 3A, District 11 tournament.

Buccaneers set their goals high
TAMPA -- The consensus opinion about Berkeley Prep in November was that anything less than a trip to the final four would be a disappointment.

Gator wins area’s first girls state championship
OVIEDO -- History was made in about, oh, 40 seconds Saturday night.

District breakdown

Eagles trounce conference foes
Brandon has little problem winning the Western Conference Tournament as it sends 12 to the finals.

Tuesday’s girls soccer games

Green Devils win city meet ... for now
ST. PETERSBURG -- Northeast held the St. Petersburg City Championships in its new gym, but that did not help the Vikings improve upon their finish.

Could The Streak end this season?
The Streak, as it is commonly referred to at Seminole, began when members of the current team were just starting elementary school.

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