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March 5, 2001
College basketball
UF seizes share
[Times photo: Brendan Fitterer]
The Gators tie Kentucky for the SEC title by beating the Wildcats 94-86.
Hubert Mizell
Football school has a basketball jones
Steve Spurrier must hustle to keep up. Sunday, as the football Swamp snoozed, the University of Florida basketball jungle screamed, dominated and celebrated.

For Lightning, it's not always the joy of 6
Less than 24 hours after winning 6-0, Tampa Bay finds itself on the other end of the shutout.

GM set to listen to Khabibulin offers
It's safe to say Lightning general manager Rick Dudley and Coyotes general manager Cliff Fletcher will be driving hard bargains today.

Durant bigger than 'Monster'
After the Genuity Championship at Doral, the hottest name on tour isn't Tiger or Davis, but Joe.

Devil Rays/spring training
Pride on the line for Rupe
Now-healthy Rays pitcher embarrassed by last season's 5 wins.

Wilson unfazed by rainout
Sunday's rainout cost Orlando native Paul Wilson a chance to pitch in front of his family and friends.

Area camps roundup
Jeter shoulder: no pain

Johnson warming to Bucs
After telephone calls from the coach and offensive coordinator, they have his ear.

Gordon cashes in on charge
Jeff Gordon comes to the front late in the UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400 and wins at what had been one of his weakest tracks.

Racing briefs
Earnhardt's widow pleads for privacy

Sports briefs
Rusedski defeats Agassi for first title since '99

Tampa, Eckerd get in Division II tournament
Florida Southern will have familiar company in the NCAA Division II men's tournament.

Women's college basketball briefs
FSU halted in surprise run

NHL notebook
Islanders fire coach after shutout loss to Lightning

NHL briefs
First-place Stars blitz Sabres 4-1

Vasquez gets most from Glow
When Jacinto Vasquez entered No Spend No Glow in a $4,000 claiming race at Tampa Bay Downs Jan. 19, he knew he was taking a big chance. The Hall of Fame jockey who trains from Classic Mile Park in Ocala gambled that nobody would claim a 9-year-old gelding who had raced once in nearly two years, but earned more than half a million dollars.

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