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June 6, 2001
Tennis
Capriati is back in French semis
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She beats compatriot Serena Williams in 3 sets.
Gary Shelton
Rays' top pick: 'This is for us'
The celebration is still not over. The joy is not yet complete.

Baseball draft
Brazelton, Rays get wish
Righty taken No. 3 sees a perfect fit with Tampa Bay, with both expecting a rapid rise.

Twins' No. 1 pick has a choice to make
Joe Mauer, a prep star from Minnesota, can choose between baseball and FSU football.

Seminole closes in on draft record
In the most unpredictable of major professional sports drafts, Seminole High is a blue-chip stock that won't fluctuate.

Rays take advantage of pitching bounty
ST. PETERSBURG -- The Rays had plenty of trouble on the field in Toronto on Tuesday, but the team officials working at Tropicana Field had a pretty good day.

Anaheim unites Kotchman, dad
Seminole High star goes 13th to Angels, where he might start his pro career playing for his father.

Mets select Dragons pitcher in sixth round
Jason Weintraub now must decide between signing a contract or playing for South Florida.

Devil Rays/baseball
Hamilton rehabs away from spotlight
ST. PETERSBURG -- Josh Hamilton's appearance in St. Petersburg did not bring the hoopla or circumstances the Rays and their star outfielder expected.

McRae takes aim at woeful offense
TORONTO -- Having scored four runs or fewer in 10 of the previous 11 games, Rays manager Hal McRae decided something had to change. If not the offensive results, at least the offensive approach.

This can't be for real
The Rays visit the slumping Blue Jays and prove good for what ails them, falling 13-1.

NBA
Lakers going for stirring quartet
A 4th sweep would make history, but the 76ers stand in the way.

NBA Finals: Who has the edge?
The NBA Finals begin tonight in Los Angeles. Times staff writer Darrell Fry breaks down the matchups.

Mutiny
Diallo says he's in control
Mamadou Diallo promises to behave. No more outbursts at officials. No more run-ins with fans. For the rest of the season he swears he'll be on his best behavior. Honest.

Et cetera
Sports briefs
Rugby player dies after making tackle

Colleges
Former Tornado pitcher stars at next level
Kristen Keyes, now at Central Florida Community College, was the top JUCO pitcher in the state.

Outdoors
Daily fishing report
Offshore fishing has begun to heat up again. Recent trips to 105 feet have been producing quite a few keeper grouper and mangrove snapper.

Basketball
No, they won't be changing full-time
Randy Moss and Roy Jones Jr. add star power, but not much shooting prowess, to the USBL.

WNBA briefs
Orlando rolls over Detroit by 21

Preps
Cowboy pitcher named to 6A All-State team
Gaither's Ryan Anderson was named to the Class 6A All-State baseball first team.

Around Pinellas
COACHING: Two boys coaches recently resigned at St. Petersburg Catholic.

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