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June 22, 2001
Devil Rays
Yan coughs one up
[Times photo: Michael Rondou]
Rays take a lead to the ninth, but Esteban Yan falters with two out in a 7-4 loss. Now Yan might head to the disabled list.

Pitching carousel takes another spin
ST. PETERSBURG -- Most teams call the bullpen when they have a need for a relief pitcher. The Devil Rays call Durham, N.C.

Rays on deck
The game

Up next: Yankees
Today: 7:15 p.m.

Gary Shelton
Bonding with Barry is difficult
Imagine Barry Bonds lifting his son toward heaven. Would you cheer?

Masters, CBS to show all 18 holes of the final round
Except for those who have been to Augusta National, the first nine holes of the fabled golf course remain a mystery to even the most die-hard fans.

College basketball
Anger over scholarship rule
Colleges feel penalized by new basketball limits when players opt early for NBA draft.

USF adds another Greenberg
Growing up on Long Island, Brad and Seth Greenberg were fierce competitors in basketball. "We probably played about a zillion one-on-one games on the side of our house," Brad said. "We helped train each other 'cause we could always get a game going."

Lightning/NHL Draft
Lightning slot may be up for grabs
FORT LAUDERDALE -- All of a sudden, the idea of the Lightning trading the No. 3 pick in this weekend's draft doesn't seem so far-fetched.

Russia, hockey and dominance. Sound familiar?
It might not be the Red Army, but the Russians certainly will play a major part in this weekend's draft.

86? 87? Web sites' math differs on Bonds' record pace
My first memory of the daily "Record Watch" vigil came in the summer of 1983, when Steve Carlton and Nolan Ryan surpassed Walter Johnson's career strikeout record within a week of each other.

On the Air
Fox wins over NASCAR fans with offbeat coverage
As many years as it has been around, Fox retains, and relishes, its reputation as an upstart that likes to do its own thing.

Baron wins state scholastic award
Becky Tapp of St. Petersburg Catholic was named 2001 Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year by the Florida High School Activities Association last week during its annual academic awards banquet in Tampa.

Flames have national aspirations
The under-15 team enters the Southern Regionals having played high-level competition.

Ex-Spartan signs pact with Detroit
Mike Rabelo, a fourth-round pick, will report to the Tigers' short-season Class A team Saturday.

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