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February 12, 2001
Hockey
Women's hockey
on move

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[AP photo]
The game has grown six-fold in the United States in the past decade, due in large part to the national team's success.

Fitzpatrick bolsters Vipers' goaltending
The IHL's Detroit Vipers have brought in free agent and former Lightning goaltender Mark Fitzpatrick on a tryout contract.v

Darrell Fry
Evernham in battle to succeed
The champagne and admiration have stopped flowing like they used to. These days, it's long hours at the shop and longer odds at the track.

Motorsports
Stewart not intimidated in win
Driver with most wins last season holds off Earnhardt Sr. to take Bud Shootout.

Newman earns 4th win in 6 ARCA tries
DAYTONA BEACH -- Ryan Newman plans to enter 11 Busch Grand National and five Winston Cup races this season.

Golf
The doctor is in (win column)
Gil Morgan, the noted optometrist on the Senior PGA Tour, has no problem seeing his way to victory in the ACE Group Classic

Next up for Ironman: No. 150
NAPLES, Fla. -- Mike McCullough was unable to capture his first Senior PGA Tour title. A final-round 75 Sunday left him in a tie for 17th at the ACE Group Classic. So he will have to try again this week.

Horse racing
Tampa Bay Downs has a look at a good one
Well-bred horses have filtered through the entries at Tampa Bay Downs for years. But it's rare when one shows up with the credentials of Easy Climb, especially in an $8,000 claiming race.

Shorts
Sports briefs
Oklahoma State trips UM 9-3

XFL briefs
Ratings drop in Week 2

Men's college basketball briefs
Jackets make Cavs latest ranked victim

College basketball
Record support can't carry UF
GAINESVILLE -- The setting for Sunday's game against Tennessee may have been a little different for Florida.

Outdoors
Captain's corner
As hard as it is to believe, water temperatures have come up significantly in the past few days in Tampa Bay. This has made the fish more active and hungry. Schools of redfish are starting to move onto the flats. The afternoon seems to be the best time to catch these early birds. They are eagerly taking shrimp and jigs. If conditions don't change dramatically, fishing should get better as spring approaches.

Still air cancels race, hands Tampa teen title
The Valentine's Day Regatta is limited to one day by a lack of wind.

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