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Devil Rays / baseball
McGriff may be sent to Cubs
The Rays, looking to trim payroll, appear ready to deal their slugger for two minor-leaguers.

Night belongs to a legend
Cal Ripken marks his final All-Star appearance with a home run to lead the American League to a 4-1 victory.

Timeout honors two of game's greats
SEATTLE -- Since they could not stop time, they stopped the game instead.

Moore learns to be flexible
You'll have to excuse Bakersfield's Frank Moore if he seems a little confused.

Outdoors
David and Goliath
After more than a year, Bucs tight end Dave Moore finally captures his nemesis: a 250-pound goliath grouper.

Daily fishing report
Offshore fishing has been excellent. The warm, calm mornings have made long trips offshore enjoyable. This past week we fished three days, and each produced different fish. Early in the week we fished for amberjack over a shipwreck in 85 feet of water and were able to catch only a couple of in the 20-pound range. The barracudas were vicious. They ate just about every blue runner we presented to the amberjacks, and a few of amberjack were eaten.

Basketball
Even hurt, Hill shows his worth to Magic
He leads his team, woos free agents and gives Orlando a star once the season starts.

Basketball briefs
Miracle loses by 2 to Miami in overtime

Colleges
Darling talks to other schools
The FSU football player whose twin died may transfer.

Firm gives USF 3 options
Consultants submit candidates for the deputy athletic director job.

I-AA school signs Sponger quarterback
Tarpon Springs quarterback Achilleas Houllis has signed with Indiana State, a Division I-AA school in Terre Haute.

Lightning
Forward Prospal wants new start with Lightning
GM Rick Dudley continues to revamp the team, trading Ryan Johnson to Florida.

Mutiny
Van Der Beck likely coach pick for now; no guarantees for '02
General manager Bill Manning did everything but name Perry Van Der Beck coach Tuesday. Manning has had numerous discussions with Van Der Beck, who took over for Alfonso Mondelo on Friday, and likely will name him as Mondelo's replacement today.

Sports Extra
Mustang Blue has eyes on another national title
The under-18 team has been led by the pitching of Bloomingdale's Stacey Bronson.

Around Hillsborough
CAMPS: The Hillsborough County Parks and Recreation Department will offer a series of camps this summer at Leto High.

All-star tournaments wrap up
Despite more than a week of rainouts, District 6 all-star play has been completed.

Boys softball tourney canceled
Clearwater's Bomber Stadium, frequent host to some of the nation's best girls softball players, will not host boys next month as planned.

Pitching staff propels Bullets' under-14 team
In most major club softball tournaments, the formats are routine: wake up at the crack of dawn, play between two and five games, then sleep. Repeat the next day and the following day.

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