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May 3, 2001
Hubert Mizell
Hungry to ride
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[AP photo]
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Fashion models, to stay amply thin for Paris and New York runways, often exist on starvation diets, purging food in oft excruciating and nauseating quests of the bony bodies demanded by a glamorous, highly paid profession.

Point Given to start outside
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Point Given will be outside looking in when he tries to give trainer Bob Baffert a third Kentucky Derby victory in five years.

Derby notebook
Random thought: Shuffle the order

Devil Rays
Rays get a win to build on
The heart of the order shows signs of life in a 7-1 victory over the Orioles.

Rays catch the eye of Alabama bank chairman
Birmingham lawyer Donald Watkins wants to buy club, keep it at Trop.

McHale deal still several days away
BALTIMORE -- John McHale Jr. has spoken with Tampa Bay representatives and remains on track to become the team's chief operating officer, but the deal is unlikely to be completed until next week.

Motorsports
Gugelmin has praise for HANS
CART veteran Mauricio Gugelmin is the latest driver to learn first-hand about the benefits of wearing a head and neck restraint device after he crashed Friday during a practice for the Firestone Firehawk 600 at Texas Motor Speedway.

Lightning
Lapointe would consider signing with Lightning
So says the agent for Red Wings forward Martin Lapointe, a likely unrestricted free agent.

Shorts
NL notebook
Maddux mows down Brewers

AL notebook
Fans sully Twins' victory

NHL notebook
Another road win as Sabres even series

NBA notebook
76ers give Pacers early vacation

NBA
Magic hopes to build on season's success
With a healthy Grant Hill, Orlando plans to contend.

NFL
Alonso hires NFL assistant as its first coach
Some people might consider John Fontes crazy. Heck, he has considered the possibility himself.

NFL briefs
Report: Bears consider Angelo

WNBA
Training camp opens overflowing with talent
ORLANDO -- The Miracle opened what likely will be the most competitive training camp of its three-year history Wednesday in preparation for this WNBA season.

Preps
Area powers to face off in rematch
Countryside and Chamberlain meet a year after the Cougars eliminated the Chiefs.

Buc star has chance to set state records
Berkeley Prep's Rolf Steier comes into Friday's Class A meet not too far off of the top marks for the 1,600 and 3,200.

Unlikely teams set to face off in region semis
TAMPA -- You always want to win your last game.

Rebel has recovered very nicely
Kevin Marion has come back from a torn ligament to become one of the nation's best long jumpers.

Colleges
Winters fighting for her USF job
The former basketball coach, fired amid racial controversies, has petitioned the courts for her job.

SPJC looks to break through
St. Petersburg Junior College hopes the fifth time is the charm. The Trojans advanced to the Florida Community College state tournament for the fifth consecutive season, but they have never won the title.

Outdoors
Captain's corner
The saying "the best things in life are free" especially holds true for May, the transitional month when fishing from the beach heats up. Trout, snook, pompano, flounder and other species return from their winter homes in the bays to the swash channel that parallels the beach.

Winds help, then hinder racers
Winds propel one boat to a record in the Regata Del Sol al Sol from St. Petersburg to Mexico, then calm down.

Golf
Hot, humid and empty
Area courses offer discounted rates and special membership groups provide relatively inexpensive access as the number of summer golfers shrivels.

Sports Etc.
ThunderDawgs not leaving yet
The main office is empty, but the league president said the team is staying in Tampa Bay.

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