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August 15, 2001
Devil Rays/baseball
Rays brought back to reality
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Tino Martinez's three-run homer in the sixth lifts Yanks to a 5-3 comeback win, snapping Tampa Bay's four-game winning streak.

Seay relaxes, then impresses in debut
NEW YORK -- After he trotted onto the field and stepped onto the mound at Yankee Stadium, Bobby Seay felt the nerves wash away.

Bulls may settle for wild card
Since joining the International League in 1998, Bill Evers and his Durham Bulls never have failed to make the playoffs. They never finished short of first in the Southern Division.

John Romano
Rays opt for quiet, not clarity
ST. PETERSBURG -- So the Devil Rays have hired an investment banker to help them explore the possibility of selling the team.

Bucs
Consistent performance lacking in opener
On offense and defense, the first team struggled against Miami. Tony Dungy knows that has to change.

Younger players step up
TAMPA -- There were letdowns by veterans on offense and defense and coach Tony Dungy made that abundantly clear. But after watching the film of Monday's 17-14 loss to the Dolphins, Dungy was ready to tip his hat to some of the younger players trying to make the team.

Bucs training camp
Now playing

Golf
One-time Ryder hero on outside looking in
In the process of remaking his game, Justin Leonard may not get a chance to reprise his dramatic role.

'Slumping' Tiger not conceding anything
DULUTH, Ga. -- If it were any other player, four tournaments in a row outside of the top 10 would not even register. But because it is Tiger Woods, something must be wrong.

Bowling
Bowling Hall of Famer Anthony dead at age 63
Earl Anthony, arguably the greatest bowler in history, finished his stellar career with $1,441,061 in earnings.

College football
'Noles WR out for season
TALLAHASSEE -- Florida State senior Robert Morgan, expected to solidify a depleted receiving corps, tore his left anterior and lateral cruciate ligaments Tuesday morning and will have season-ending surgery next week.

College football around the state
UM lineman faints after practice

Lightning
Lightning passes on top pick, for now
The window of opportunity for the Lightning to sign its top selection of the June draft will close without a contract agreement. That means highly regarded forward Alexander Svitov, the draft's third overall selection, will spend next season playing in Russia.

Mutiny
Sonora's arrival unlikely before Saturday game at L.A.
It might be a little optimistic to think newly acquired defender Diego Sonora will join the Mutiny in Los Angeles for Saturday night's match. Sonora, obtained from Chicago for a third-round pick in the 2002 draft, is in Argentina awaiting approval for a work visa.

Outdoors
Daily fishing report
Protecting yourself from the sun is important when fishing Florida waters. You can get more than a sunburn; long-term sun exposure can be detrimental to your health.

Et cetera
Sports briefs
NCAA: Stimulant use increasing

Pro basketball briefs
Orlando rallies for win at home

Sports Extra
Terrapin wins Junior Pan Am gold
Chris Colwill returned from Mexico City late Monday night with one gold medal and one bronze, making him feel as confident as he has ever been.

Dragons move in other sports
An error in projected enrollment didn't just affect Jefferson's football team. The FHSAA on Monday announced new districts for its other sports, too.

Mustang lifts U.S. to title
The top 16-year-old pitchers from around the world found out last week what Pinellas County pitchers have known for a while: Lastings Milledge is a really good hitter.

County's top teams to face off in 5A-9
Last season, Countryside and Palm Harbor U. battled for 25 innings over two memorable games.

Sunnyvale error helps lift Palm Harbor seniors to win
KISSIMMEE -- About 200 supporters made the trip Tuesday from Pinellas County to Kissimmee to watch the Palm Harbor seniors in the World Series.

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