June 17, 2000
|[Times photo: Michael Rondou]
Esteban Yan's start was the 19th straight by a Devil Ray of at least five innings.
New-look Rays add another win, 9-2
Five-run first inning more than enough as Esteban Yan turns in another very solid effort.
Lakers' parade on hold
Indiana makes good on its promise not to be eliminated at home and forces the series back to Los Angeles.
- L.A. coach perplexed by inability to close out
INDIANAPOLIS -- Before Friday's game, Lakers coach Phil Jackson reminded his team of how overconfidence kept it from closing out Portland in the Western Conference final after going up 3-1.
Is this the last Open for the Golden Bear?
Nicklaus shoots 82, his highest score in an Open, and indicates he probably won't return.
At 60, Andretti taking another shot at Le Mans
The legendary driver parlayed a business discussion into a ride at the endurance classic.
Florida loses CART
On the day CART head Andrew Craig announced his resignation, the open-wheel series confirmed another major change Friday.
Versatility is Bowden's strong suit
Whether receiving or returning kicks, James Bowden has looked sharp in his short Storm stint.
Forget last season; Rockers now at top
Last season, they were the worst team in the WNBA.
Bulls hope Cal beefs up their basketball schedule
TAMPA -- In an effort to avoid a repeat of last season's woeful RPI rating, South Florida hopes to add the University of California to its men's basketball schedule for the upcoming season.
Course unkind to many on Day Two
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. -- When the sun finally appeared, burning off the haze that hovered over Pebble Beach for the better part of two days, beauty was replaced by a beast.
Silver lining for blue-collar guy
Josh Keller usually marks other teams' top threats, but in Tampa Bay's last win, he finally got to score (twice!).
FHSAA approves transfers
TAMPA -- Four football players who transferred from Tampa Catholic to Jefferson have been ruled eligible to play this upcoming season by the Florida High School Activities Association.
Lion lighter but still will be all-star
Fred Reid said Eric Thurston walked up last month and told him, "Fred, you're playing in the Florida-Georgia all-star game."
Packer grad is always on the go
With school, sports, travel and lots more, Kaya Blauvelt keeps herself busy ... real busy.
State baseball tourney to stay at Legends Field
TAMPA -- It's official. Florida's high school baseball tournament is returning to Legends Field for another four years.
Southwest shuts out Seminole for first title
In the District 5 Major Baseball championship Thursday, Michael Vacchiano led Southwest to a 7-0 victory over Seminole to capture the league's first Tournament of Champions title.
Dragon throws perfect game in legion ball
TAMPA -- For the first time in many years, Jason Weintraub pulled off what no other American Legion pitcher in this area has accomplished: He threw a perfect game.
If the past two weeks are any indication, this summer may produce some of the best dolphin fishing in several years.
Spartan named conference's best
TAMPA -- Danielle Faggion started her senior volleyball season at UT as one of its top players. She ended it as one of the best in the nation.