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April 7, 2001
The Masters
Tiger has history in sight
[AP photo]
Woods in good position for a run at a 4th consecutive major title -- his 70-66 start is the same as when he won at Augusta in 1997.

Hubert Mizell
Major opportunity for taking
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- If this were better theater, we'd suspect Shakespeare had come flowering back to life.

Norman (82) has an ‘ugly’ day
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Greg Norman described it as "ugly." And there wasn't much more to say. Playing in his 21st Masters, Norman, 46, shot his worst competitive score at Augusta National Friday, an 82 that included five straight bogeys.

Devil Rays/baseball
Another game, another 11
Porous pitching (33 runs in three games) continues to plague the Rays in an 11-4 loss to Boston.

Williams' temporary position: the bench
BOSTON -- Centerfielder Gerald Williams was benched for Friday's game, and possibly more, for disciplinary reasons.

Baseball briefs
Boone looks forward to Griffey's return when the Reds get home

Mutiny hoping Mondelo is final piece of its title puzzle
Tampa Bay kicks off season No. 6 with a new coach directing a familiar lineup.

College football
UF's two-headed monster at QB: Brock-asaurus Rex
Spurrier says today's game will not determine the starter for the opener.

'Noles QB battle at crossroads
For Rix and Boldin, today's scrimmage is a chance to get an arm up on the other.

Focus is on UM offense this season
Top running back, wide receivers from 2000's record-setting group have moved on.

Storm's preseason is a battle for jobs
Three former IFL stars could be playing a make-or-break game tonight against Orlando.

Lightning 2001-02: Put up or . . .
President Tom Wilson includes himself in people who'd be in hot water without improvement.

Schmidt finds his inspiration
Paralyzed ex-driver starts IRL team after talking with owner Frank Williams, another paralyzed ex-driver.

Captain's corner
Spring fishing is variety time. As the water warms, bass become active and aggressive, chasing just about any lure thrown.

Et cetera
Trainer knew all along dog could go Distance
BD's Robin among the favorites for today's Classic at Derby Lane.

NFL briefs
Chargers coach swoons over Vick

NBA briefs
Kemp to start drug treatment

Sports briefs
Battier caps season with Wooden Award

Bush leaves Cowboys to lead youth program
TAMPA -- For six years, Adrian Bush molded players at Gaither. He took over a struggling program with good players and turned them into state champions.

Spring break includes some changes
It's that time of year again -- spring break -- when Seminole and Dunedin host their annual tournaments. However, a couple of things are different this year.

Leopards toss perfect game
WESLEY CHAPEL -- Playing its fourth game in four days, Hernando needed a stress-free game as it headed into spring break. Wesley Chapel had little choice but to oblige.

Pasco edges Land O'Lakes
An error in the eighth inning gives the Pirates a 6-5 win over the Gators.

Sharks outlast Bulls in nine
Alternating pitchers and a passed ball give Riverview a 1-0 victory over Bloomingdale.

Two named best in state
Catherine Dupont of St. Petersburg Catholic and Dominique Redding of Clearwater earned first-team all-state honors by the Florida Sports Writers Association.

SPC boys earn runner-up honors
TAMPA -- After losing to Jesuit by just three points earlier this season, St. Petersburg Catholic coach Jeff Ehlert expected his team to be in a dogfight with the Tigers for the Catholic Invitational boys title.

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