May 4, 2000
|[Times photo: Jonathan Newton]
Steve Cox buries his face in his hat during a talk with first-base coach Jose Cardenal.
Don't judge Beathard by Ryan Leaf debacle
Bobby Beathard is neither crapshooter nor Everest climber, but the man is an adventurer, even a gambler, at heart.
Rays redefine homesick
Tampa Bay falls 5-1 to Texas, its eighth loss in 11 games at Tropicana Field this season.
- Triple A is possible if Rupe stays flat
ST. PETERSBURG -- It was around this time last season that the Devil Rays decided Tony Saunders would be better off working through his early-season slump in Triple A. Now the Rays face a similar decision with Ryan Rupe.
A world of difference
Golf Digest ranks Pine Barrens at World Woods as one of the top 16 public-access courses in the nation.
- Tour players to putt for dough to benefit stroke awareness
PGA Tour player Corey Pavin and LPGA Tour player Meg Mallon are taking part in a national program to raise money and awareness for stroke patients. May is Stroke Awareness Month, and every time Pavin and Mallon make a birdie during a tournament, Bayer aspirin will donate $1,500 to the American Stroke Association.
If you have not had the opportunity to do some fishing lately, you definitely are missing out.
Media 'circus' affecting Kentucky Derby training
D. Wayne Lukas has been to the Kentucky Derby enough times to develop a formula for just about everything, including adjusting morning workouts around the unusually large throng of journalists in the barn area.
Storm looks for answers
Time, fewer injuries and a win are things players and coach think can end their funk.
Fuel additives easily available, professor says
Exactly what was put in Jeremy Mayfield's fuel during the April?16 Winston Cup race at Talladega, Ala., is not known. But Bob Hoekstra said chemical additives that can increase engine power are numerous and easy to use.
MidniteRider 1st to finish in regatta
It wasn't the quickest race in recent years, but it wasn't the toughest as favorable winds carried the 15-boat fleet of monohulls from Tampa Bay to Isla Mujeres, Mexico, in the St. Petersburg Yacht Club's Regata del Sol al Sol.