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June 23, 2001
Lightning/NHL draft
Lightning deals for bulk, bucks
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Alexander Svitov

Trade with Islanders adds 6-foot-6, 212-pound defenseman Mathieu Biron and frees up money for the free-agent market.

Lightning keeps options open
MIAMI -- The Lightning has two possible decisions to make. One is relatively easy, the other could be more contentious.

Devil Rays
Still on the skids
After a 6-3 loss to the Yankees extends two losing streaks, Albie Lopez sounds off on the Rays' bullpen woes: "It's killing us."

Same as ever in New York
The Yankees are in the pennant chase, as usual, but then again New York is not a "usual" baseball market.

For now, door open for substitute closer
ST. PETERSBURG -- Esteban Yan landing on the 15-day disabled list Friday means other pitchers are going to see a little more action.

Rays on deck

Phillie shines despite missing homer
When Chase Utley connected on a Ricardo Rodriquez pitch during the third inning of Saturday's all-star game, he watched two things -- the ball and outfielder Nic Jackson.

Golf
Webb's birdie run good for LPGA lead
Karrie Webb calmly shoots 7-under 64 to set two records and take a three-shot lead.

Mutiny
His lessons come in Mutiny games
Missing out on high school hasn't bothered rookie Devin Barclay, 18.

Tonight: Mutiny vs. D.C.
WHEN/WHERE: 7; Raymond James Stadium, Tampa.

Motorsports
Waltrip: Fox TV gig is a fun 'sperience'
Even liberties with language have endeared "Jaws" to viewers.

Foxifying NASCAR
There was nothing as jarring as the glowing puck in hockey, but Fox clearly put its stamp on its broadcasts of NASCAR in the first half of the Winston Cup season. Here are some of Fox's touches:

Colleges
South Florida freshman killed
South Florida defensive back Patrick Payton, a redshirt freshman from Miami Northwestern, died Friday from injuries sustained when the motorcycle he was riding was hit by a car Thursday night in Miami. He was 19.

UNC women's tennis coach moves to UF
GAINESVILLE -- North Carolina coach Roland Thornqvist will be the next Florida women's tennis coach, athletic director Jeremy Foley said Friday. Thornqvist replaces Andy Brandi, who resigned May 29 after 17 years with the Gators.

Outdoors
Daily fishing report
Tarpon fishing has remained strong for the past few weeks. The annual migration has spread from the Keys to the Panhandle. Half of the fish have already gone offshore and spawned, the main reason we have such large numbers. Areas up to 100 miles out are expected to become the birthplace of thousands of tarpon each summer. Northbound fish rolling along the beaches are telltale signs the silver kings have come back from this offshore ritual. In the past, this has provided fantastic action since appetites are strong after traveling such a long distance.

Preps
Quartet heads west for game
Four bay area players will play in today's Califlorida Bowl II in Santa Barbara.

Faith drives Crusader to victories
Keswick Christian's Christa Benton attributes her highly successful high school career to God-given ability.

Around the county
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