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 July 23, 2000

Mutiny wins on late goals
[Times photo: Toni L. Sandys]
TAMPA -- On paper, Saturday night's game between the Mutiny and Los Angeles looked lopsided. The Galaxy was without six starters because of various national team duties, and two others were out with injuries.
Devil Rays
Big 8th inning propels Rays
Seven runs in the fateful frame and strong pitching by Ryan Rupe lead Tampa Bay past the Yankees 12-4.

Rupe gives parents quite the present
NEW YORK -- The proper gift for a 25th wedding anniversary is silver. For the 50th is gold. For the 32nd? How about a first-ever trip to New York and a victory celebration at Yankee Stadium?

Trachsel really needs to be traded, or not
The Devil Rays don't play another home game until Aug. 1, the day after the non-waiver trade deadline. You wonder -- in between breathless Buccaneers training camp updates -- what the team will look like when it returns.

Cubs' fate in MacPhail's hands
It worked in Minnesota. Maybe Andy MacPhail can recapture some of that magic in Chicago.

Gary Shelton
Talented Jones exciting to watch
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Even Elvis loves Marion Jones.

Hubert Mizell
There's no stopping young man in motion
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland -- Tiger Woods clocked 150 mph in his white Porsche. "Had to feel the thrill," he said. Tiger's golf races at higher speeds, artistically and financially. In a sport where mid-30s is considered peak age, opportunities still golden beyond 50, the Woods talents rule the world at 24.

Can anyone catch the Tiger?
Woods leads Duval and Bjorn by 6 shots. At stake: a career Slam and Faldo's record.

Reader mail
Turner's the bottom, and Trop's the tops
Having been season-ticket holders for three years, we no longer can listen to the constant complaints from the so-called Devil Rays fans.

Biggest pressure on Keyshawn is his
Bucs receiver has heard the hype and says he can meet it.

Five questions for Bucs to ponder
TAMPA -- If you plan to park yourself over at $2 Place, a k a, Pepin/Rood Stadium, to watch the Bucs training camp workouts, keep your eyes as wide as Frisbees.

Key training camp position battles
The majority of veteran Bucs have a pretty good shot at making the roster, but there will be a few spots up for grabs for the rookies and newcomers. There also are a couple of starting and backup spots up for contention. Here's a breakdown:

Fresh faces
NAME: Keyshawn Johnson

Matthews regains his health
When Shane Matthews re-signed with the Bears last week, it solidified his chances of playing another year in the NFL after an off-season filled with speculation.

Kennedy's dominance disappears
As usual, Bob Kennedy was ahead of the pack. Running alone, setting the pace for the United States. It has been like that for the better part of 10 years in American distance running and, frankly, it makes Kennedy a little sad.

At 36, Tampa's Dees in 110 hurdle final
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- It is not about the calendar. According to Tony Dees, it is about the clock.

Land O'Lakes wins in sectionals
SEFFNER -- Twenty-four years is a long time between victories in a sectional tournament for any Little League program. For Land O'Lakes, the wait is over.

Tampa may bid for high school finals
If a sponsor can be found, Hillsborough County has until Aug. 10 to submit a bid to the FHSAA.

Rain slows section tournaments
TAMPA -- Good pitching beats good hitting.

Milledge chases Team USA spot
Lastings Milledge has a return plane ticket from Houston on Friday, but he hopes he doesn't have to use it.

Dunedin American rallies
After sluggish start, the District 12 champs advance in the winners' bracket of the sectional tournament.

Boaters at weather's whim
When Susi Irvin awoke July 15, the sun was shining and it looked like it would be a fine day to go boating.

Multitude of options available on bridges
What do laundry carts, lanterns and hoop nets have in common? Nothing except they are important tools of the serious bridge fisher.

Ask the experts
I picked up copies of freshwater and saltwater regulations at the tag office. The saltwater issue is very clear but the freshwater regulations require a Philadelphia lawyer to interpret them. Would it be possible to have a condensed version for your circulation area? Some places say three-bass limit and others say five ... all different regulations for different lakes. It's confusing. Lee Gendron, Clearwater

Captain's corner
West winds hindered offshore action last week, forcing many captains to change their game plans.

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