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March 1, 2001
Devil Rays
Nothing being left to chance
[Times photo: Michael Rondou]
The Rays, always searching for a left-handed reliever, have 10 in camp hoping to fill one, maybe two, spots.

Tropicana's catwalks to get face lift
The rings above the dome's field will be altered to help avoid interference with live balls.

Jose Guillen wants to know his status
ST. PETERSBURG -- At the least, Jose Guillen would like an answer.

Baseball briefs
McGwire: 2-year, $30M extension

Area camps roundup
Gooden to start today in opener

Hubert Mizell
Bucs' bucks not likely to be spent on a QB
TAMPA -- Quarterback is ever-flaming fodder for debate among Bucs' constituency, but Tony Dungy is not interested in hiring Trent Green or Trent Dilfer, Brad Johnson or Rob Johnson, Elvis Grbac or Elvis Presley.

College basketball
Gators topple Vandy
UF's 72-62 win keeps it a game back of Kentucky heading into Sunday's showdown in Gainesville.

Mere winning falls short of UC standards
The 19-8 Bearcats may have spoiled fans so much that a C-USA title doesn't satisfy.

Bulls to bid fond farewell to four
TAMPA -- Four South Florida seniors will participate in their final collegiate basketball game at the Sun Dome when USF hosts Cincinnati tonight.

Kentucky holds lead over Gators
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Jason Parker went into Kentucky's game against Auburn with a knot in his stomach.

Wyckoff in command
TALLAHASSEE -- Despite her vast national team experience and immeasurable skills, Florida State forward Brooke Wyckoff has preferred playing a supporting role.

SEC Tournament
WHEN: Today-Sunday.

ACC Tournament
WHEN: Friday-Monday.

Bad, bad, bad, bad boys
The Lightning power play has been abysmal in the club's past 11 games.

Benson leads field eager for Vegas race
Every driver on the Winston Cup circuit is looking forward to getting to Las Vegas Motor Speedway with the hope of putting one more race between himself and the tragedy at Daytona and getting back on a normal schedule.

PBA Tour taking steps toward a traditional fall-to-spring schedule
Major developments are coming soon for the Professional Bowlers Association and later for the American Bowling Congress, Women's International Bowling Congress and Young American Bowling Alliance.

College football
Questions are raised about strenuous drill
FSU player died after workout, prompting speculation it's too tiring.

Duncan signs one-year deal
TAMPA -- The Bucs won't be losing another starting middle linebacker to free agency this off-season.

Mutombo, Sixers swat Heat
PHILADELPHIA -- Dikembe Mutombo had 18 rebounds, blocked five shots and altered countless others Wednesday night, more than making up for another poor shooting night from Allen Iverson as the 76ers beat the Heat 79-69.

Women in sports
Women's league announces hiatus, barnstorming plans
The Women's Professional Softball League, which includes the Plant City-based Tampa Bay Firestix, is suspending play for the 2001 season with plans to resume a full schedule with at least six teams for the summer of 2002.

Sports briefs
USOC drug decision surprises pro leagues

Falcon likely out for season
One of the three Dunedin pitchers injured in a one-car crash Feb. 22 in Dunedin possibly is out for the season.

Seven firsts aid Knights' victory
Despite not fielding lifters in two weight classes, River Ridge, led by Mike Tubolino, defeats Pasco and Hudson.

Jacket signs with Tuskegee
Blake's Brandon Stancil has accepted a scholarship to Tuskegee University, a Division II school in Tuskegee, Ala.

Crystal River edges Citrus 3-2
CRYSTAL RIVER -- In a battle between two of the area's top pitchers, one earned run crossed the plate.

Early runs are enough for Lecanto
The Panthers score five runs in the first inning and go on to defeat Crystal River 5-1.

One man does not define Lancers
Last year, Adam Rogers put up huge numbers. This year, he has gotten help as Seminole Presbyterian aims for a state title.

Sunshine to show championship games
Sunshine Network will air this weekend's Florida High School Activities Association state finals via tape delay later this month. The six games will be played Friday and Saturday at the Lakeland Center and televised twice. The schedule is as follows: 6A, Winter Springs/Deerfield Beach winner vs. Orlando Boone/Miami Edison winner: 10 p.m. March 18 and 2:30 p.m. March 23.

Pirate earns another complete-game victory
Ben Pincus continues to pitch well as he leads Bogie to a 2-1 win over Dixie Hollins.

Around Pinellas
Girls basketball

Statistical overload
The PGA Tour's new ShotLink System debuts today. With the help of computers, lasers, satellites and volunteers, it will provide fans more stats than imaginable.

Genuity Championship starting its run at Doral
MIAMI -- The tournament never has been played under the present name, and yet it will celebrate its 40th anniversary today.

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