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 May 3, 2000

Rays muster up little resistance

[Times photo: Jonathan Newton]
Texas' Rick Helling combines with two relievers to two-hit Tampa Bay 8-1 in a game where few things went right for the Devil Rays and manager Larry Rothschild.

Hubert Mizell
Devil Rays running into a big mound of problems

ST. PETERSBURG -- Let's simplify. Blame the Devil Rays' struggles on Wilson Alvarez, Juan Guzman and Roberto Hernandez.

Rest prescribed to help Canseco
ST. PETERSBURG -- Manager Larry Rothschild wants to get Jose Canseco back to full speed. And he's willing to play without him for three days to do so.

Tonight: Rangers at Rays
WHEN/WHERE: 7:15; Tropicana Field

Hamilton exceeding all hopes
In the world of minor-league baseball, you win some and you lose some. For every top prospect who makes the big leagues (such as pitcher Ryan Rupe), another falls short (such as outfielder Greg Blosser).

Horse racing
Female trainer goes for another first

Jenine Sahadi has a Derby contender in The Deputy. No female trainer has won the race.

Motorsports
Fuel sparks stiff sanctions

NASCAR levies large penalties after finding an oxygen-enhancing agent in Jeremy Mayfield's fuel.

Arena football
Marcum pulls Busby for Kaleo

Thad Busby is out. John Kaleo is in.

Colleges
Dislocated finger benches Boyd

Williams lifts spirits with his Penn Relays win

McDougall getting back into swing

Soccer
Tight schedule wears out team

Coach Tim Hankinson was hoping his gut feeling was wrong. He knew his team was fatigued when it boarded a flight bound for Chicago on Thursday.

Preps

  • Spartan relay shooting high
    The girls on the Lakewood track team insist there isn't one event that ranks above others.
  • Plant meets match in Gators starter
    LAND O'LAKES -- The plan was pretty simple, Plant coach Pat Russo figured, with a lineup as explosive as his.
  • Chamberlain routs Land O'Lakes
    TAMPA -- Chamberlain scored early and frequently Thursday as it eliminated Land O'Lakes 11-0 and took one more step toward another shot at a state championship. The Chiefs made it to the state final last year but eliminated themselves with a passel of infield errors.
  • Gators no match for Chiefs 11-0
    TAMPA -- Chamberlain scored early and frequently Thursday as it eliminated Land O'Lakes 11-0 and took one more step toward another shot at a state championship. The Chiefs made it to the state final last year but eliminated themselves with a passel of infield errors.
  • Change of face gets Hernando to semis
    BROOKSVILLE -- By the middle of the fourth inning, things couldn't have gotten worse for Hernando shortstop Kimi Olmstead.
  • Palm Harbor U. blanks North Marion
    PALM HARBOR -- Palm Harbor University coach Chuck Poetter said he was pleased his team did the things they're capable of What the Hurricanes did was string together hits, take advantage of errors and play tight defense in a 10-0 victory over North Marion.
  • Hernando rallies past Citrus 10-8
    BROOKSVILLE -- Hernando High again reassured itself no late-inning lead is too much for its powerful lineup to overcome, as the Leopards scored eight times in the fifth inning and held on to eliminate Citrus 10-8.
  • Cimorelli leads Bulldogs to win
    ZEPHYRHILLS -- With each inning, the sound grew louder.
  • Geisler slam carries Land O'Lakes to semis
    LAND O'LAKES -- Justin Geisler was supposed to hit leadoff this season, but after soccer took him away from baseball the first few weeks, he started out hitting last.
  • Keswick squeaks past Fort Myers
    SEMINOLE -- In what was likely the last game ever played on the Keswick Christian baseball field, the Crusaders went out in style Tuesday afternoon with a dramatic 8-6 win over Fort Myers Evangelical Christian in the Class A regional quarterfinals.
  • Tech overcomes short-handed Northeast
    TAMPA -- Tampa Bay Tech pitcher Chrystal Ihm was on her game, while Northeast was happy just to have enough players for the game.
  • Armwood's Pete takes pop out of Dunedin
    DUNEDIN -- Dunedin missed its offense Tuesday. For that, it will miss the rest of the post-season.

Outdoors
Captain's Corner

Did you ever wonder why one lure is your favorite, even though an identical one in your box never gets the call? The favorite lure may have paint missing, rusty hooks, and look like nothing in the water, but it still catches the heck out of everything.


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