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 August 12, 2000

Rays can't hold lead
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[Times photo: Michael Rondou]
The White Sox overcome a 5-0 deficit and win 6-5. Missed chances help keep Tampa Bay in last place.
Devil Rays
Ex-Rays happy with White Sox
Perry, Graffanino are important parts of a first-place team.

Rolls, Saunders take next step
ST. PETERSBURG -- Infielder Damian Rolls plays his first regular-season game since Sept. 6 and pitcher Tony Saunders takes his first step up the minor-league ladder tonight, playing for the Class A St. Petersburg Devil Rays against the Blue Jays at Dunedin Stadium.

Bucs/NFL
Bucs defense draws criticism
Tony Dungy is unhappy his first team allowed so many rushing yards against the Dolphins, but he won't place all the blame on Jamie Duncan.

Jackson latest injured safety
TAMPA -- It's just preseason, but the defense is running out of healthy safeties. That's not a good situation for a unit that had one of its worst performances in recent time Thursday night.

Around the AFC

Around the NFC

College football
Leavitt, Bulls look to add some depth
A tough schedule puts pressure on players down the line.

Program gives kids discount admission
TAMPA -- South Florida athletic director Paul Griffin said he believes the future of college athletics lies with America's youths.

Around the state/nation
Seminoles' top blockersustains mild concussion

Olympic trials
Adopted son does new nation proud
Swimmer Lenny Krayzelburg will not easily forget Russian heritage, however.

Swimmer's return earns ovation
Isaac Grombacher overcomes brain surgery to compete in the 200 butterfly at the Olympic trials.

Bennett misses out in 200 free
INDIANAPOLIS -- Brooke Bennett was a long shot to qualify for a relay team in the 200 freestyle. It was worth taking a shot but not worth fretting about.

McDyess added to U.S. basketball team
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- USA Basketball announced Friday that Nuggets forward Antonio McDyess will replaced Tim Duncan on the Olympic team.

WNBA/NBA
Miracle needs 1 more
Orlando takes the first game from Cleveland in the best-of-three first round of the WNBA playoffs.

Ex-Gator Miller signs with Magic
ORLANDO -- Mike Miller, who left Florida after leading the Gators to the Final Four as a sophomore last season, signed a three-year contract worth nearly $6.25-million with the Magic on Friday.

Mutiny
Diallo returns for Mutiny
Suspensions sidelined the forward for 2 games. He's not happy with MLS.

Baseball
Dom DiMaggio part of history's visit to Tropicana Field
Joe's brother and other stars from the past will help the Devil Rays salute the AL's 100th season with a ceremony today.

Motorsports
Tidal wave
Rookie Kurt Busch, a former pipe installer for the Las Vegas water district, has taken the Craftsman Truck series by storm.

Outdoors
Captain's corner
Not long ago, if you needed assistance on the water, the Coast Guard was the only entity you could count on. It did most of the towing.

Et cetera
Sports digest

LeClair gets $7-million in arbitration

Golf
Sorenstam's fun: avoiding trouble
AYLMER, Quebec -- Annika Sorenstam shot her second straight 3-under-par 69 to take a one-stroke lead Friday over Canada's Lorie Kane after the second round of the du Maurier Classic.

Austin in driver's seat with Buick Open lead
GRAND BLANC, Mich. -- Tampa native Woody Austin on Friday put on another impressive display with his irons. He made five of his six birdies from inside 5 feet in a round of 5-under-par 67 for a two-stroke lead over Rocco Mediate in the Buick Open.

College basketball
NCAA rules UF's Greene eligible
GAINESVILLE -- After failing to receive the needed test results to qualify, Florida signee Orien Greene received word that the NCAA approved the university's request for a waiver of initial requirements.

Preps
Florida falters late in 11-6 loss
A 6-0 disappears as the team from Apopka falls to South Carolina and into the Section II losers' bracket.


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