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July 5, 2001
Devil Rays
A record loss, in no time
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[Times photo: Michael Rondou]
Bryan Rekar leaves after 2 2/3 innings as Rays lose their 59th before the break, an AL mark.

Vaughn is Rays' All-Star
Greg Vaughn was planning to spend the All-Star break with Michele and the kids in Elk Grove, Calif., their suburban Sacramento home. He'll detour to meet them, and a pair of future Hall of Famers, in Seattle.

Slumping Grieve remains on bench
When the Rays traded for Ben Grieve in January, they got a 24-year-old who averaged 24 home runs and 93 RBI during his first three seasons. They envisioned an outfield star who would lead the team offensively.

Darrell Fry
The voices in his head agree: Ivanisevic is back
WIMBLEDON, England -- Root all you want for Jennifer Capriati in her Grand Slam quest. Cheer for Andre Agassi, too. And if you still want to feel badly for Pete Sampras, be my guest.

Tennis
Wimbledon semis dealt a wild card
Goran Ivanisevic stuns -- and is stunned -- by advancing with Agassi, Rafter and Henman.

Henin is the outsider
WIMBLEDON, England -- Only an upset by a Belgian teenager in today's women's semifinals can prevent the title from staying in the United States for the third year in a row.

Mutiny
Mutiny loses in 8 minutes
New York/New Jersey scores twice at the end for a 2-1 victory.

Motorsports
Harvick's poise puts him on top after tragedy
Winston Cup rookie has the car -- and toughness -- of Dale Earnhardt.

Waltrip returns for more
It took 462 races before Michael Waltrip's chance to celebrate a Winston Cup victory arrived on Feb. 18.

Provisionals paraphrased
Tonight's qualifying for the Pepsi 400 isn't entirely based on choosing the 43 fastest cars. The final seven spots are set aside for provisional qualifiers, ensuring that competitive teams can race even if they have an off night at qualifying. Here's how they work:

Shorts
Sports briefs
Florida DE Mitchell is under investigation

Lightning
Lightning courts Ledyard
The Lightning has taken tangible steps to bring unrestricted free agent Grant Ledyard back to the team.

Outdoors
Daily fishing report
Summer fishing has come to Clearwater. Water temperatures are at their peak and the fish are responding with a lack of aggression to feed.

Good swims propel two triathlon winners
Robert Skaggs holds off a 17-year-old world class junior while Sara McLarty crushes her competition.

Baseball
Phillies run to winning streak
The Clearwater Phillies started a homestand Wednesday, complete with a fireworks show after the game.

Preps
Around Pinellas
BASEBALL: Five Pinellas County players are participating in the 10th annual Team One National Showcase today through Saturday in Tempe, Ariz.

Golf
USGA changes rules to give amateurs a shot at pro tours
As an accomplished amateur golfer who has spent much of his adult life playing for glory rather than cash, Doug LaCrosse faces a life-altering decision as his 50th birthday approaches next year: remain an amateur or attempt to qualify for the Senior PGA Tour.

A facelift in green
After years of neglect, the Belleview Biltmore is being renovated with design history in mind.

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