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April 14, 2001
Devil Rays
Rays on a better kind of streak
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Albie Lopez shuts out the Orioles 2-0 and Greg Vaughn homers in second straight win.

Castilla: 'Get me out of here'
The $7-million player reacts angrily to being replaced at third base by 24-year-old Aubrey Huff.

Hubert Mizell
Castilla belongs on bench
It's the shortest honeymoon since Rick Rockwell and Darva Conger. Rick didn't get to first base, and the Devil Rays have had similar problems.

Prieto sent down, may see new role
BALTIMORE -- Middle reliever Ariel Prieto was sent to the minors to make room on the roster for Aubrey Huff, but the right-hander could be back in a much bigger role.

Baseball
Baseball briefs
Winfield will go to Hall as Padre

With roof repaired, SkyDome reopens
TORONTO -- One game was lost, but the retractable roof at SkyDome was repaired in time for the Blue Jays and Kansas City Royals to play Friday afternoon.

Motorsports
Families deal with loss in different ways
Some who have loved ones killed racing shun the sport. Most return, given time.

Readers sound off on NASCAR
Editors note:

Arena football
Storm expects improvements
And major ones are needed for the four-time league champ that doesn't look fondly on last season's 9-7 finish.

Mutiny
College star makes adjustment to MLS

Ali Curtis, the man at Duke, had a good debut supporting Mutiny scoring machine Mamadou Diallo.

NFL
Parade for Lewis set for today in Lakeland
City acknowledges there are mixed feelings, but Ravens linebacker has plenty of backers.

NFL briefs
Raiders sign Garner to 4-year contract

Outdoors
Captain's corner
Silver ghosts, golden nuggets, whatever you call them, now is the time to take advantage of one of the best eating and fighting fish that swims in the gulf, the Florida pompano.

Et cetera
Wood offers chance to trace Pegasus' success
NEW YORK -- At this time last year, Fusaichi Pegasus was racing's wonder horse, a $4-million colt owned by a Japanese businessman and trained by a Hall of Famer from England.

Sports briefs
Gator recruit still thinking about NBA

NHL briefs
Sundin delivers for Maple Leafs

NBA briefs
Magic loses despite 49 by McGrady

Preps
DeCristofaro worked for title
SPRING HILL -- Gerard DeCristofaro would look into the eyes of anyone who asked and, with that predator stare underscoring his words, say those who work the hardest get what they want.

Emch can say he's a champ
TAMPA -- Finally, after four years of high expectations and gut-wrenching work, Brandon's David Emch stood on a mat at the state tournament -- victorious.

Lion has familiar look about her
TAMPA -- Her long black hair was tied with a red and blue ribbon and pulled through the back of a baseball cap. She had the same slight build and quiet confidence.

Ridgewood takes out Hernando
HUDSON -- It's almost unfair to call the fifth-inning home run hit by Ridgewood sophomore Breanne Hill on Friday an inside-the-park shot.

Hudson avenges defeat against Zephyrhills 11-7
The Cobras score nine runs in the final two innings to beat the Bulldogs.

Marauders heating up as season winds down
Clearwater Central Catholic is closing the regular season with a flourish.

Around Hillsborough
Golf

Around Pinellas
Football

Venice left-hander shuts down Dunedin
DUNEDIN -- In the bottom of the first inning Friday at the Englebert Complex, Venice left-hander Arnold Hughey struck out, in succession, Dunedin's Jeremy Bellotti, Kenny Holmberg and Brian Dopirak.

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