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June 30, 2001
Devil Rays
Rays can't dig out of hole
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[AP photo]
The Yankees take a seven-run lead and hold on for 7-5 victory.

Williams glad to be a Yankee
NEW YORK -- Gerald Williams is happier being a Yankee than being a Ray.

Rays on deck
Today's game: Rays at Yankees

Darrell Fry
Here's an idea for the Rays
At times, it's almost unbearable to watch. They dive for balls, beat out infield throws and generally bust their humps, but the losses keep piling up for our Rays.

Motorsports
Mountain climbing on 2-4 wheels
Trucks, cars, bikes and sidecars come to challenge Pikes Peak and its 156-turn, dust-choked challenge.

Wimbledon
Ivanisevic beats Roddick, self
Despite his loss to Goran Ivanisevic, Andy Roddick is satisfied with his Wimbledon debut.

Lightning
Lecavalier's focus is fitness
The Lightning captain intensifies his workout routine and lets his agent work on his contract.

Mutiny
Mutiny has new look
After Tampa Bay trades Carlos Valderrama and picks up three players, it tries to start anew.

Baseball
Pitching props up Yankees
The Tampa Yankees have the worst batting average in the Florida State League (.243), are last in hits (596) and have scored the third-fewest runs (312).

Outdoors
Daily fishing report
This has been one tough week. Areas of lower Tampa Bay that held snook and reds became barren. The snook that hang on the edges of the flats were nowhere to be found and redfish would not stop moving when spooked. When tailing reds were found, it was hard getting bait close enough without spooking them. If we got a red to strike, the crash would make the school move, making proper bait presentation impossible.

Et cetera
Derby Lane season ends with stake race
The 75th annual St. Petersburg Derby, the signature stake race that concludes Derby Lane's season, has an impressive list of greyhounds. Three of the eight competing have won stake races at the St. Petersburg track the past two seasons.

Preps
Around the county
Track and field

Countryside carries success into summer
Three players have gotten a chance to pitch, and they have been the keys to a 7-1 start.

Jefferson star agrees to contract with Mets
After longer-than- expected negotiations, Jason Weintraub will report to Kingsport, Tenn., on July 7.

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