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June 10, 2001
French Open
Comeback: Part Deux
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[AP photo]
Jennifer Capriati rallies to win the French, her 2nd major in a row, 1-6, 6-4, 12-10 over Kim Clijsters.

Capriati dedicates victory to ill friend
PARIS -- Jennifer Capriati dedicated her French Open title to Corina Morariu, a 23-year-old player having chemotherapy for a rare form of leukemia.

Hubert Mizell
Matured Canseco focuses on home runs, Hall
In his youth, Jose Canseco was a blur. Fast cars. Faster lifestyle. Shy on discipline. Trouble-prone. Something of a James Dean in a ballcap, sans souci with a touch of crash-and-burn mentality.

Gary Shelton
Laughter is the best medicine
ST. PETERSBURG -- Somewhere in the next life, Casey Stengel breathes easier.

Stanley Cup finals
Ray, Roy, siss boom bah!
Behind goalie Patrick Roy and two Alex Tanguay goals, the Avalanche beats the Devils 3-1 to give Ray Bourque his 1st title.

Lightning
Sillinger would welcome return
Mike Sillinger likes the road the Lightning is traveling with the acquisition of goaltender Nikolai Khabibulin, and said he wouldn't mind being along for the ride.

Devil Rays
Rays revel in a taste of blood
Rugged 5-2 win over Mets gives Tampa Bay first series since April.

Pitching turnaround helps hitters relax
ST. PETERSBURG -- They say good play starts at the top. For the Rays, the top is their starting pitching.

Rays tales
BOBBING ALONG: Bobblehead dolls are a big deal. They're the hot promotions at ballparks across the country and are bringing premium prices being resold on the auction market.

All the numbers say Williams must go
ST. PETERSBURG -- In an effort to make the team younger and less expensive, general manager Chuck LaMar is trying (really!) to trade some of the veterans.

Letters
Costas' comments about baseball reveal arrogance
Bob Costas' comments regarding the possibility of contraction of major-league teams (Costas still busy without baseball, June 5) came across as arrogant at best and certainly cavalier.

Et cetera
Week in sports

Highs and lows

Arena football
Preds prowl with Whelihan
Ex-Chargers QB has revived defending champion Orlando.

Golf
Bolt from the blue, without the thunder
Former U.S. Open champ Tommy Bolt, 85, once known for his flaring temper, now enjoys a peaceful round of golf.

Baseball
Baseball this week on TV

Rangers pay price for ignorance
It is a good thing Alex Rodriguez is signed to a 10-year contract because it does not appear the Rangers will be contending any time soon.

The case against the DH
Forget about that Bonds character; the real home run threat in 2001 is Rockies pitcher Mike Hampton. The Crystal River native is averaging a home run every nine at-bats after blasting two last week to boost his season total to four.

Outdoors
Despite problems race ends smoothly
Despite some early glitches by the race committee, the largest fleet for the Epilepsy Foundation Transbay Cup found ideal conditions for the summer race across Tampa Bay from St. Petersburg to Apollo Beach.

Daily fishing report
Take time to explore and find new places. Broadening your horizons will open up more opportunities. You can't expect to always fish the same spot and stay productive.

Outdoors calendar
UPCOMING REGULATION: Crawfish (Spiny Lobster) opens Aug. 5.

Mutiny/soccer
Mutiny routed again, streak reaches nine
FOXBORO, Mass. -- The rested and ready Revolution met a fatigued and indifferent Tampa Bay Mutiny Saturday night and the result was a pretty revealing 3-0 victory for New England.

Soccer briefs
Miami still on fire with 6th straight

Preps
Around Pinellas
BOYS BASKETBALL: Gary Tait is the new coach at Oldsmar Christian, replacing Jim Terry.

Two county teams win State Cups
The under-14 St. Pete Raiders and the under-13 Countryside Lightning advance to regional tournaments.

Canterbury's sportsmanship rewarded
The FHSAA names the St. Petersburg school a finalist for the Fred E. Rozelle Award.

Around Hillsborough
CROSS COUNTRY: Former South Florida and current Florida State cross country coach Bob Braman will hold a running clinic Tuesday at Gulf High, 5355 School Road, New Port Richey, the only Tampa Bay area location for his statewide series of lectures.

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