June 16, 2000
|[Times photo: Michael Rondou]
Steve Trachsel apparently found some magic in the ball in the complete-game 2-1 win.
Is 'detest' too strong? Not for Danny, et al.
Mark your calendar: Get that snarl in order. The Bucs play at Washington on Oct. 1.
Bucs release offensive lineman
TAMPA -- The Bucs released guard Ken Blackman, the team announced Thursday. Blackman, a four-year veteran who came to Tampa Bay on Nov.24 last season after being released by the Bengals, did not play in a game for the Bucs.
Ninth belongs to Rays
Tampa Bay takes third straight series with another walk-off win.
- Ex-Ray Martinez stays mobile
If the Tampa Bay area, the airport and Tropicana Field seem familiar to Rangers outfielder Dave Martinez, that's because they are.
- Ump gets first chance to work in hometown
ST. PETERSBURG -- Steve Rippley made it to the very first Devil Rays game at Tropicana Field, sitting high in the upper deck during the 1998 inaugural performance of his hometown team.
- Sharing job irks Cairo
ST. PETERSBURG -- Bobby Smith's arrival means you'll be seeing less of Miguel Cairo. How much less remains to be seen.
- Pain, aggravation worsen for Vaughn
ST. PETERSBURG -- About an hour before game time Thursday, Greg Vaughn sat in front of his locker in the Devil Rays clubhouse, his right hamstring throbbing, his frustration mounting and his expected return to the lineup uncertain.
With fog and wind inhibiting some rounds and cutting short others, Tiger Woods churns to the lead with a record 65.
- Clampett's dream goes on
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. -- The U.S. Open truly is open. Bobby Clampett proved it again during the first round at Pebble Beach.
Pacers look to extend Bird's tenure as coach
INDIANAPOLIS -- Not like this. Not on their home floor. Not on Larry Bird's farewell night.
NCAA steps in to limit correspondence
You can almost hear the computer as the coveted high school point guard signs on: You've got scholarship offers.
Lightning exploring new logo, look
Officials think a change may increase the sale of team merchandise.
Florida 2012 marks 12 years until big event
The Tampa Bay group chooses "Celebrate the Journey" as its motto.
Jackson unhappy with time
INDIANAPOLIS -- First, there was the Glen Rice controversy about not getting to play in the fourth quarter. Now, there may be another one brewing involving Indiana's Mark Jackson.
- Armwood investigation might end next week
TAMPA -- The investigation into whether Armwood recruited two-sport athlete Keith Watts from King is nearing an end, and a ruling could be made next week, Florida High School Activities Association associate commissioner Dan Boyd said Thursday.
- Berkshire doesn't show
TAMPA -- In an anticlimactic, but not unexpected, conclusion, The Berkshire School failed to show up for its appeal Thursday with the Florida High School Activities Association.
- The all-time baseball wins leader will coach the Hurricanes.
In the three years since legendary Dunedin baseball coach Greg Nichols announced his retirement, Bob Heintz, the former athletic director at the school who now is at Palm Harbor University, has jokingly asked him when he would be ready to come back.
- Shorecrest, PHU go with experience
The Chargers hire Jim McDonald, a former Division I coach, for its boys basketball team.