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March 6, 2001
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Brad Johnson becomes the Bucs' third starting quarterback in three seasons.
Hubert Mizell
Not the best, but the best option
It won't be like Kurt Warner, Daunte Culpepper, Peyton Manning or Brett Favre coming to the Bucs, but the high accuracy and low risk of Brad Johnson could be a victorious formula for a Bucs offense that, over a 25-season NFL haul, has seldom been adequate and never ample.

Bucs
Bucs turn to Johnson
This time Tampa Bay tries free agency, hoping Brad Johnson can stabilize the QB position.

Shaun King's reaction
The incumbent starter says he understands and will use the acquisition to push himself harder.

Devil Rays/spring training
Rays' Huff just awaiting his turn at corner
Rookie third baseman appears stuck behind Vinny Castilla but says he'll be patient.

Pitchers thrilled to get started
CLEARWATER -- Monday's game won't go down as the most memorable for either Paul Wilson or Ryan Rupe. Games during the first week of spring training rarely do.

Area camps roundup
TAMPA -- Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter said Monday he thinks he will make his spring training debut this weekend.

College basketball
USF's Jackson is first team all-conference
He is the first Bull to earn the honor in C-USA's existence.

Lightning
Lightning makes swap for Khabibulin
Tampa Bay ships Mara, Johnson to Phoenix, now must sign holdout goalie.

Top rookies to stage a summit
Brad Richards gets a chance to take shots at San Jose goalie Evgeni Nabokov, a rival in Calder Trophy consideration.

Weekes' season worth closer look
So what exactly is the Lightning's case against goaltender Kevin Weekes?

Shorts
NFL briefs
Flutie dodging storm to talk with Chargers

NHL briefs
Mighty Ducks ship Selanne to Sharks

NBA briefs
Magic runs past Mavs

Sports briefs
Camacho out on bail after cocaine arrest

College football briefs
USF adds Southern Utah to schedule

Outdoors
Captain's corner
High wind and rough seas have saved a bunch of king mackerel from being caught since the weekend.

Boxing
Lacy improves to 2-0 as a pro
Throughout Jeff Lacy's amateur career, the word was that Lacy would have more success as a professional boxer because of his punching power.

Preps
Is it the skills or the school?
Bayshore Christian senior guard Joe Rawlins averages 23 points per game, has a 3.6 grade point average and doesn't exist to college recruiters.

Pirates stay perfect in district
DUNNELLON -- Dunnellon ace Tommy Boss has suffered three losses in his past 18 decisions.

Cougars' Crews silences Eagles
EAST LAKE -- The conditions were tough enough for hitting. But to also have to face the reigning All-Suncoast Player of the Year?

Attention comes to Bayshore
TAMPA -- Joe Rawlins' family gets junk mail and bills.

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