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May 2, 2001
Magic disappears
[AP photo]
A 40-point third quarter helps Milwaukee eliminate Orlando with a 112-104 win.

Milwaukee's Tim Thomas fined $5,000
ORLANDO -- Milwaukee forward Tim Thomas was fined by the NBA on Tuesday for making an obscene gesture toward Orlando fans during the Magic's Game 3 overtime win on Saturday.

Darrell Fry
Save your thug life for home
Allen Iverson walked into the interview room after Game 2 of the Philadelphia-Indiana playoff series wearing a Georgetown cap with the brim turned slightly to the side, a baby blue do-rag underneath and a gaudy silver necklace.

Devil Rays/baseball
Rays on verge of overhaul
Chuck LaMar says he'll start dealing veterans if the team doesn't improve quickly.

Another wasted evening
Bryan Rekar pitches well but the Rays continue to flail away, falling 3-1 to the O's.

Report: McHale, Rays near deal
BALTIMORE -- Tigers president John McHale Jr. could be named Rays chief operating officer by the end of the week.

A future is looking brighter
Keeping his eye on the ball never has been a problem for Bakersfield Blaze first baseman Dan Grummitt. Seeing it was a whole different story.

Short-handed, Mondelo calls up some support
Help is on the way for the undermanned defense, at least temporarily. With four starters out because of injury, and one (John Maessner) out with a red-card suspension, coach Alfonso Mondelo has had to make some call-ups.

Captain's corner
The cobia run is on. These brown pelagics had been relatively unseen on the north Suncoast, but they seem to have moved in, in force.

Et cetera
CART, speedway still hope to reschedule race
CART and Texas Motor Speedway officials have not decided whether to reschedule the inaugural Firestone Firehawk 600, which was postponed indefinitely Sunday after 21 of 25 drivers experienced vertigo and other problems from excessive G forces on the high-banked track.

Cougars' White stymies Rams with pitching gem
NEW PORT RICHEY -- This is how good Mike White was Tuesday night against Ridgewood -- he got his changeup over the plate.

Hernando slips into semis
Chrissy Hartley wiggles out of a bases-loaded jam in the seventh for a 2-1 victory over Keystone Heights.

TC advances with no-hitter
TAMPA -- Anthony Moscato hurled his first career no-hitter and Tampa Catholic blanked visiting Frostproof 5-0 in the Class 3A, Region 3 quarterfinals Tuesday.

Dragons stun Dunedin
DUNEDIN -- It's official: Jefferson is an enigma. But coach Pop Cuesta already knew that coming into Tuesday's Class 4A, Region 3 quarterfinal.

Mistakes force Pasco's early exit
A costly error and a lack of clutch hits leave the Pirates on the short end of a 2-1 score and out of the playoffs.

Land O'Lakes wins another nail-biter 2-1
LAND O'LAKES -- Jen Savage got sick several times before the game but never thought about sitting out Tuesday's Class 4A, Region 3 game against Leto.

Dunedin suffers early demise
DUNEDIN -- In so many ways, the 2001 Dunedin baseball team was a different unit than the year prior. These Falcons were more mature, more powerful -- not to mention more respected in the polls.

Chiefs oust defending champs
Chamberlain defeats Riverview for the third time this season. This one goes 10 innings.

Tech finally cashes in on mistakes
TAMPA -- There wasn't one hero, or one goat, after Tampa Bay Tech defeated Clearwater 6-5 in 10 innings in a Class 4A, Region 3 quarterfinal.

Power surge paces Shorecrest
TAMPA -- Shorecrest did most of its damage in the first inning and then relied on the steadiness of pitcher Ryan Heacox en route to defeating host Berkeley Prep 5-3.

TC edges Barons in classic duel
ST. PETERSBURG -- Tampa Catholic's Maura Brosnan and St. Petersburg Catholic's Angela Vidal hooked up in a dramatic pitchers' duel in the Class 3A, Region 3 quarterfinal that wasn't decided until the Crusaders scored the only run of the game in the seventh inning.

Double play keys victory for Cougars
CLEARWATER -- Countryside ace Crystal Crews made a lot of key throws during Tuesday's 2-0 win against River Ridge in the Class 5A regional quarterfinals. However, none was more important than a light overhand toss to third base in the sixth inning that saved the Cougars' season and their No. 1 national ranking. Ahead 1-0 with one out in the sixth, Crews gave up back-to-back singles to Christine Beck and Stefanie Simon. Both were successful on a double steal and gave the Royal Knights their best chance to score.

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