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 May 18, 2000

Rays go down, but not quietly

[AP photo]
Jeff Sparks loses his control and Mike DiFelice loses his temper in 11-6 loss to the Rangers.

Hot McGriff ties Murphy on HR list
ARLINGTON, Texas -- As the Devil Rays slide backward, Fred McGriff continues to climb upward.

Tampa Bay Storm
Injuries grounding air attack
The Storm has found a quarterback, but has not been able to keep a healthy corps of receivers together.

Captain's corner
The water temperature has hit 80 degrees. Summer fishing is here and the fish are responding. Barracuda are on almost every artificial reef off Pinellas County.

Hubert Mizell
Davis, Hurricanes aim high for 2000
Butch Davis understands Steve Spurrier's anxieties about his No. 1 quarterback disappearing from campus in spring, going to play pro baseball and not returning to football business until a month before the season opener.

NBA playoffs
Miami trusts, makes its shots
The key is 3-point shooting. Three come in the final minutes to quiet a Knicks rally.

Mourning gets Knicks' attention
MIAMI -- Coming into Game 5, Knicks coach Jeff Van Gundy was especially focused on Heat center Alonzo Mourning, who averaged 23.3 points in the four previous games and had 27 in New York's 91-83 win in Game 4.

College baseball
South Florida falls in a pitchers' duel
Bulls slip into the losers' bracket after a 2-1 defeat by UNCC.

Tampa's record reverts to 0-0
Spartans know regular-season dominance means nothing in playoffs.

Cincinnati wastes big lead but has 10th-inning answer
A starting pitcher is mowing down opponents and on the verge of a shutout. He gets yanked and the relief pitching gets smacked around.

Horse racing
Trainer keeps Pegasus far from the field
Trainer Neil Drysdale saw Fusaichi Pegasus' natural curiosity as a positive trait before he won the Kentucky Derby.

All-stars packing N.C. track

Just what is The Winston?

College tennis
Team chemistry turns Gators' season around
Despite finishing the season without any reserves, UF rolls through the post-season with a team focus.

State baseball
Jesuit Tigers 'don't die,' reach 4A title game
JESUIT 2, ROYAL PALM BEACH 1: The Tigers rally for two runs with two outs in the bottom of the seventh to defeat Royal Palm Beach.

Bulldog bats go silent in shutout loss
BISHOP KENNY 9, ZEPHYRHILLS 0: Pat Rumble allows one hit and strikes out 10 to lead the Crusaders to the 4A title game.

Bishop Verot upsets Gulliver
It was the top of the fourth in the Class 3A semifinal, and Fort Myers Bishop Verot was trailing by three to Miami Gulliver Prep, the No. 10 team in the nation.

The U.S. Open is open
More than half of the tournament field will be filled with qualifiers.

Chances to win are few and far between
Tiger Woods makes it look easy, finishing near the top in so many tournaments. His charge Sunday at the Byron Nelson Classic, with a final-round 63, came up one shot short, but still gained him his 16th top-five finish in his past 19 PGA Tour events.

With no rain, greens can be not so green
Course superintendents put watering emphasis on the putting surface to minimize effects of the drought.

Who's hot in golf:
Jesper Parnevik became just the fourth multiple winner on the PGA Tour this year, joining Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Hal Sutton, with his playoff victory at the Byron Nelson Classic.

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