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May 17, 2001
Seventh-inning rally lifts Crusaders
[Times photo: Thomas M. Goethe]
Tampa Catholic comes back from a 7-2 deficit in its final at-bat to advance to the Class 3A final.

Crowd creates seventh-inning magic
Legends Field woke up Wednesday afternoon.

State baseball tournament sideline
Wednesday's heroes

Loss strands Clearwater
The Tornadoes run themselves out of three of the first four innings and fall to Tallahassee Godby 5-2.

Gary Shelton
USOC should use Goldfinger standard
The way I remember it, the night was perfect.

Devil Rays
Yes, things can get worse
Poor defense and relief work help the Rays blow a 5-0 lead in a 9-5 loss to the Royals.

McHale: We're still talking
ST. PETERSBURG -- While the commissioner's office is believed to be working behind the scenes to make the deal happen, John McHale Jr. said Wednesday there have been no developments in his possible move to Tampa Bay as Rays chief operating officer.

Injury an excuse to add pure shortstop
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- For the first time this season, the Devil Rays have a true backup at shortstop. And manager Hal McRae would like to keep him.

Sixers have the Answer
Allen Iverson hits 52 as Philly routs the Raptors 121-88.

Blues win in 2 OTs
Scott Young gives St. Louis its first win in West final vs. Avs, 4-3.

Track owner backs up safety talk
NASCAR anticipates that its investigation into the crash that killed Dale Earnhardt will take until August to complete.

Sports briefs
Agassi, Safin ousted early; Capriati eliminated in Rome

MLS suspends Diallo after scrap
Mutiny forward Mamadou Diallo was suspended for three games by MLS on Wednesday for confronting a fan after a game Saturday in Denver.

Horse racing
Seabreeze moves on
TAMPA -- Cape Coral coach Chuck Isalaco's scouting report on Daytona Beach Seabreeze said the Sandcrabs didn't play for the big inning.

College baseball around the state
Bulls win tourney opener

'Noles' arm strength a post-season plus
A trio of talented starters forms the foundation for Florida State's hopes for a World Series berth.

Captain's corner
The tarpon migration will move closer to us as water temperatures climb. A few pods have been spotted easing along beaches, but don't count on much for a few more weeks. A massive flow of fish then will be easily located daily. A pre-spawn ritual of this magnitude consists of thousands of tarpon schooling near shore.

U.S. Open favorable for Tiger
While thousands of golfers across the country have taken first steps toward realizing a dream of playing in the U.S. Open, the reigning champion plots strategy to defend his title, working on getting his game to peak again, rubbing his hands in anticipation.

Koch among 6 to survive
The head pro of the host course also makes it through the first stage of U.S. Open qualifying at TPC of Tampa Bay.

66 leads qualifiers at World Woods
BROOKSVILLE -- It wasn't so much that Rusty Stocker was being cocky, but with nine years of experience on World Woods' Pine Barrens course he knew his 66 was going to be enough.

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