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Mariners closer Kazuhiro Sasaki and catcher Dan Wilson enjoy a 6-3 victory, putting the Rays on pace to lose 110 games.
May 28, 2000

Devil Rays

With Canseco out, loss is extra painful
Slugger goes on DL with sore foot and Rays drop fourth straight.

Rays trade for Astros infielder to help offense
ST. PETERSBURG -- With a starting rotation in pieces and a team ERA of 5.90, there is no question the Devil Rays are in desperate need of pitchers.

Hubert Mizell
If Rothschild goes, look out for Piniella
ST. PETERSBURG -- It's a holiday weekend. Time for pride, picnics and parading our heroes. In a mood to celebrate were 24,373 at Tropicana Field, but good money would be spent on a little more bad Devil Rays baseball.

Motorsports

  • Changing course: Indy 500
    Six years after leaving in a dispute, two-time champion Al Unser Jr. returns to the Brickyard.
  • Changing course: Coca-Cola 600
    With NASCAR in the driver's seat, former open-wheelers meet with mixed results on the stock car circuit.
  • Dream ride cut short
    But Carl Long might have improved his future by selling his grid spot.
  • Burton catches break to win
    CONCORD, N.C. -- Four tires and a gasoline catch proved to be the right combination for Jeff Burton on Saturday.
  • Fisher has aim set on big target
    INDIANAPOLIS -- Being the third woman to race in the Indianapolis 500 means little to Sarah Fisher. Being the first to win it, that's another matter.

Gary Shelton
Random thoughts
Hello, my name is Myles Brand and, frankly, I haven't gotten this much heat since I was foreman on the O.J. Simpson trial.

Letters
Fans call for more Rays changes
As a Devil Rays fan, I'm tired. Tired of seeing Blue Jays and Phillies and Yankees shirts on barbershop walls. And tired of all the bad-mouthing of fair-weather fans who, if the Rays' record was turned around, would be the first to claim being a hometown fan.

Mutiny
K.C. ends Mutiny's home win streak
TAMPA -- The Mutiny must have felt as if it were fighting two battles Saturday afternoon.

Baseball
Rickey happy again, for now
ST. PETERSBURG -- This is the beauty that is Rickey Henderson: He hits three home runs in his first week with Seattle and both critics and supporters say he has proven their arguments.

Lightning/NHL
Beating Russians is a rush
What's it like to beat the Russians on their own turf? Lightning defenseman Ben Clymer knows and said he never will forget it.

Outdoors

  • Prepared for a sinking feeling?
    ST. PETERSBURG -- When his boat started sinking 14 miles from shore last week, Bill Daugherty and his friends tried to call for help.
  • Captain's corner
    It's that time of year. Time to be off the water before the heat of the day that drives fish to areas unknown and anglers reaching for sunburn spray.
  • Ask the experts
    I am neither a fisherman nor an outdoorsman but I read your column with great interest. In your columns you feature "Captains" who share their knowledge with interested sportsmen. I have often wondered how these men obtain the title "Captain."
  • Pompano, mackerel: Join peers on piers
    If you go out to the gulf pier, a k a Potters Pier at Fort De Soto, you'll find Spanish mackerel, you'll find pompano, and, best of all, you'll find the fishing "clutch." The clutch is a group of people who meet regularly to fish, converse and just let the serenity of the pier wash away their worries.

Tennis
Hewitt heads to France seeking 1st Grand Slam
Aussie, 19, is the rising star on the men's tour.

Olympics
Selfless act sends athlete on to Sydney
The world is filled with athletes willing to win at all costs. This is the story of an athlete willing to lose at a great cost.

Ernest Hooper - Bucs/NFL
Rooney fights for sanctity of post-season
TAMPA -- If a new playoff proposal being considered by NFL owners was in place last season, the Bucs would have had to play three post-season games instead of two.

Preps

Etc.
Swimmers Specht, Lambke golden
Bill Specht and Jayne Lambke of the St. Pete Masters swim team each won six gold medals recently in the U.S. National Masters Championships in Indianapolis. The team, coached by George Bole, finished ninth in the nation in the small-teams division.


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