August 8, 2000
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[Times photo: James Borchuck]
He's never boring, but the tight end is learning to focus on the field while trying to earn a spot on the Bucs defense.
'Show' continues without Canseco
Hit Show, an expensive and lavishly promoted off-Broadway production, flopped long before, ironically, Jose Canseco got a New York calling.
Hegamin filling in, with a purpose
With Jason Odom out with a back injury, the tallest Buc is trying to earn a starting role.
Alstott will sit out game at Miami
TAMPA -- Fullback Mike Alstott, still nursing a sore left hamstring, will miss his second preseason game Thursday night when the Bucs visit the Miami Dolphins.
Just another average Olympian next door
Plant City's Brooke Bennett won gold in the 800 free in 1996, now she bids for three more in Sydney.
Practice pays for Margalis
After withdrawing from school to devote more time to swimming, the Clearwater native has qualified for four Olympic trials events.
Devil Rays let Canseco go
After numerous trade rumors, and nearly as many injuries, the Yankees grab the slugger off the waiver wire.
Rays' offense arrives too late
Silenced for most of the night by rookie Mark Redman, Tampa Bay rallies but falls short in 4-2 loss.
Saunders extends to three innings
CHARLESTON S.C.- Tony Saunders made more progress Monday in his second rehabilitation assignment with the Class-A Charleston RiverDogs, recovering from a shaky first inning in which he threw 27 pitches.
Talks may land Esposito another Lightning post
Former Lightning general manager Phil Esposito wants to work for the team again.
Summertime snook can be fickle. Clearer, warmer waters may cause the fish to be somewhat particular. Often scaling down tackle can be just the trick to trigger these otherwise lockjawed fish into feeding.
After shedding her wrist woes, Venus appears unbeatable
Can anyone beat Venus Williams?
Miracle enjoys home magic
ORLANDO -- The Miracle players swear there is something about the T.D. Waterhouse Centre that makes them a better team.
Red Sox P throws no-hitter
SARASOTA -- Casey Fossum threw a no-hitter and struck out 16 for the Red Sox, outdueling Land O'Lakes High product Brad Baisley as Sarasota beat Clearwater 2-0 Monday.
FHSAA reopens Armwood query
The same day two-sport athlete Keith Watts began football practice at Armwood, the Florida High School Activities Association said it will "reopen" its investigation into whether Watts was recruited away from King.
Southern Regional tourney begins
ST. PETERSBURG -- The Southern Regionals have started for the majors right here in Gulfport with four first-round games Monday and today.
Two-sport prospect Dukes transfers to Hillsborough
After losing all-state linebacker Elijah Dukes, Jefferson coach Mike Simmonds may pursue the matter with the FHSAA.
Team Suncoast cruised into the second round, but could not overcome the absence of two key players.
AAU girls hoops
For the first time in five years, the under-15 Green Wave failed to advance out of the preliminary round at the AAU national tournament.
State tourney almost a success for Post 273
It might sound like a stretch for Madeira Beach Post 273 to say it could have won the American Legion A state tournament last week in Lakeland. After all, the team dropped its only two games and was eliminated quickly.
Tampa Bay Classic returns area to PGA fold
Back when Arnold Palmer was in his heyday and Jack Nicklaus was emerging as a force in the game, the Tampa Bay area had an official PGA Tour event.
Force wins ugly
It seems every time John Force hits the accelerator this season, he sets a record.