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May 22, 2001
Mizell given fond farewell
[Times photo: Dirk Shadd]
Friends and peers gather to honor -- and poke fun at -- Times columnist Hubert Mizell.
Gary Shelton
This was the only choice
At a place where it was hard to tell whom to believe, you always believed Lee Roy Selmon.

Hall of Fame hire: Selmon
Former Bucs great Lee Roy Selmon is promoted to athletic director and inherits a program facing allegations of racism.

Coaches: Selmon is perfect choice
TAMPA -- Coaches at South Florida said they realized from Day One that an exhaustive, protracted search for their next boss was unnecessary.

USF part of state contingent
The Bulls get in the NCAA baseball tournament with a 32-29 record as one of a record nine state teams in the 64-team field.

Moving made easier
NFL expects only minor bumps along final road to realignment.

Devil Rays
McHale set to join Rays
He's expected to be named COO at a news conference today after a protracted negotiation.

Rolls' play makes role grow
A Rule V pick expected to head to the minors soon, the rookie infielder may wind up staying put.

Rolls and the Rule V draft
A player with at least three years of professional service who isn't on a major-league team's 40-man roster can be picked up by another team for $50,000.

Two-HR game can't sell Vaughn on DH
ST. PETERSBURG -- Greg Vaughn had perhaps his finest day as a designated hitter Sunday, but that does not mean he has any greater love for the job.

That'll buy lots of Twins
Alex Rodriguez makes sooo much money. How much? Well...

Up next: Rangers
7:15 tonight; 7:15 Wednesday; 7:15 Thursday

NHL playoffs
Avalanche moves into Cup final
Joe Sakic's OT goal for Colorado eliminates St. Louis in the West final.

NBA playoffs
Lakers still perfect in the playoffs
Los Angeles rallies to beat the Spurs 88-81 and take a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference final.

HANS was some help to Gordon
He thanked his hard-working crew, which toiled to prepare a backup car in record time, and praised God for the victory.

Mutiny renews lease at RJS
The Major League Soccer team will pay more to stay at the Bucs' stadium through 2006.

NHL briefs
Lightning preseason schedule released

Grand Rapids game a battle of unbeatens
Running their records to 5-0 with wins against Detroit and Chicago, respectively, last weekend, Tampa Bay and Grand Rapids set up the Arena League's game of the year. The league's unbeatens square off at 3 p.m. Sunday on TNN.

Captain's corner
Tarpon fishing has dominated the action along the Suncoast and will continue to. A 175-pounder was landed at the Sunshine Skyway, and many others have been caught and released inside Tampa Bay.

Terriers hire ex-Panthers coach
TAMPA -- When Pat Russo's contract was not renewed at Plant, he reacted like one of his players caught in a rundown.

Around Pinellas
BASKETBALL: The Clearwater for Youth Green Wave girls 10-and-under AAU team recently finished second in the AAU Florida girls state tournament.

Around Hillsborough
SOCCER: The Brandon Flames under-15 boys team recently advanced to the final four of the State Cup tournament, which will be held in Weston next month.

Despite hectic schedule, Charger wants state title
Kelly Nelson was in a jam.

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