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John Rocker, talking to fans, pitched a perfect eighth inning. "I sincerely apologize," he said before the game. 
June 30, 2000
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Baseball
Contrite Rocker quiets Shea
Braves reliever avoids the subway and, with an apology, the fury of New Yorkers.

Yankees don't get Sosa, but keep keys to future
One offshoot of the Yankees' decision to trade outfielder Ricky Ledee and two players to be named to Cleveland for outfielder David Justice: They keep more of their future than they might have if they'd acceded to the Cubs' demands for Sammy Sosa.

Devil Rays
Fast free fall for Rays
"It started with the second batter" as the Blue Jays jump on Cory Lidle and take a 10-1 lead, then cruise 12-3.

Castilla is hoping for Monday return
ST. PETERSBURG -- The Hurt Show may be the Hit Show again by early next week.

Tonight: Devil Rays vs. Yankees
7:15; Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg.

Wimbledon Tennis
Another odd day at the All England

Racism, hazing alleged. Player's father confronts reporter. Pierce is ousted.

Hubert Mizell
Injured Sampras plays on
WIMBLEDON, England -- Pete Sampras is aching. Nothing new. History's greatest champion winces with medical mortality, seemingly old at age 28, repeatedly mugged by a physiological scattershooting of injuries.

On The Air: Ernest Hooper
Olympics taped; NBC has a plan
Olympic fans may want to check with the local equine shop and start pricing blinders.

Magrane named NBC's Olympic baseball analyst
Hello no longer may be the proper greeting for Rays television analyst Joe Magrane

Motorsports
Jarrett enjoys role of being chaser
The Winston Cup champ has found out the demands on his time are growing.

Provisional process a complicated one
Once today's second-round qualifying for Saturday's Pepsi 400 is complete, another process begins.

Pepsi 400
The 17th race of the Winston Cup season.

Jarrett, Rudd do another pole 1-2
DAYTONA BEACH -- Day. Night.

Golf
You can't get inside his head, but you can get inside his hip
When Shark.com launched in August, it was touted as an inside look at all things Greg Norman, with features on everything from travel to correcting your swing to buying the best Palm Pilot. It always has been a hip site, but never more so than Wednesday night when Norman had arthroscopic surgery to treat torn tissue in his right hip.

Et cetera

NBA
Situation changes for Maggette
ORLANDO -- This time a year ago, the Magic said how happy it was to have acquired forward Corey Maggette from the Sonics in a draft-day trade for Horace Grant. Maggette was to be a member of the Magic for a long time.

What to make of Mike Miller?
Now that the Magic has drafted and hyped him, the team must figure how best to use him.


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