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  • August 30, 2001

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    The talent pool in the state of Florida is unrivaled. The Gators, Seminoles and Hurricanes corral most of it. The result? Unparalleled success. Stories

    High School Football Preview
    [Times photo: Ron Thompson]
    The Times' rankings of the top teams in Hillsborough, Hernando, Citrus, Pasco and Pinellas counties with their records. Stories

    Leaf's season left in doubt
    The quarterback's sore throwing wrist might soon land him on injured reserve, ending his season with the Bucs.

    Duncan still has starting MLB job
    TAMPA -- With a little more than a week before the regular season kicks off, Jamie Duncan appears to have held off second-year pro Nate Webster for the starting job at middle linebacker.

    Devil Rays
    The real M's on display for Rays
    Seattle snaps a two-game skid with a 5-2 victory, though Tampa Bay still can end the Mariners' road series win streak at 26.

    Rookie catcher Hall named IL MVP
    ST. PETERSBURG -- When he got a call from Rays general manager Chuck LaMar on Wednesday, rookie catcher Toby Hall wasn't exactly sure what he was about to hear.

    College football
    UM's Dorsey exploring whole new world
    The QB's move from unproven starter to seasoned veteran makes him the leader of the No. 2 Hurricanes.

    Georgia loss still is a gain for Bulls
    USF linebacker Kawika Mitchell left the 'Dawgs for more playing time. Now he has Butkus Award potential.

    Rackard's time not here yet
    TAMPA -- Derrick Rackard waited four years behind Rafael Williams, among others, to be the No. 1 running back. After finally seizing the job, however, he might end up in a tailback-by-committee system.

    Extra points
    Scouting report

    Practice reports
    Another receiver injured

    Sports briefs
    Officials check on Almonte's age

    Another heartbreaker as Mutiny falls in 2 OT
    TAMPA -- Throughout what has become a painfully long season, the Mutiny has come up with just about every conceivable way to lose. But Wednesday night's 3-2 double overtime loss to Dallas was strange, even by Tampa Bay's standards.

    LaJoie praises Humpy Bumper
    Busch series driver Randy LaJoie saw enough of the Humpy Bumper during a crash test session Tuesday at Lowe's Motor Speedway to know he wants one in the front end of his stock car.

    Warhawks coach has many admirers
    SEMINOLE -- "Oh no!" Bruce Calhoun wailed. "Don't do that."

    District previews

    Pressure to win increases for Indian
    RIVERVIEW -- The spotlight is all hers.

    Brandon coach earns silver at world tourney
    BRANDON -- In one of his toughest world tournaments yet, Brandon coach Russ Cozart returned from the world masters championships with his third silver medal.

    Daily fishing report
    The large drainpipes that empty storm water into Tampa Bay can become hot spots after a strong downpour. Snook hang inside the opening of the pipes, a safe place to wait for Nile perch that get washed out of the nearby lakes and ponds. When it rains the snook move outside the pipe and feed on perch being washed out. The bigger pipes have a stronger water flow and hold the most fish. The east side of St. Petersburg produces the biggest fish.

    Horse racing
    Texas trainer chases glory at Saratoga
    Ronny Werner knows the trail, but that doesn't make it any easier.

    Charities benefit from birdies program
    Money from Tampa Bay Classic's pledges goes back to charity.

    Turning pro is the right career call
    More than a few people wondered what Bryce Molder was thinking. A college standout at Georgia Tech who competed for the United States team in the Walker Cup, the most prestigious of amateur events followed, with Molder skipping it to turn professional.

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