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September 11, 2001
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College football
Backing up all the talking
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[AP photo]
Miami tailback Clinton Portis displays his ability as much as he talks about it.

B-CC won every facet but score
The numbers tell a different story.

College football around the state
Rubin iffy for Saturday

Darrell Fry
Performance on Moss earns Panthers raves
Know what the hottest film of the fall season is going to be? Around the NFL, it's going to be the one of Carolina's 24-13 upset of Minnesota.

John Romano
Blessed with courage of convictions
Picture the night. The sun descending beyond the outfield bleachers, the breeze gently pushing summer into a place for memories.

Bucs
Flash: Bucs regret conservatism
After close call in Dallas, coaches say they should have opened up the passing game.

Keyshawn shrugs off injury
TAMPA -- Keyshawn Johnson's deep thigh bruise, sustained on the fifth play from scrimmage Sunday after a hit from George Teague's knee, does not appear to be too severe and should not keep the receiver from playing Sunday against the Eagles.

NFL
Broncos romp, but McCaffrey breaks leg
DENVER -- It was a bittersweet celebration for the Broncos.

Lightning
Lecavalier will sit out as camp begins
The restricted free agent and the Lightning are far apart on money.

Devil Rays
All potential 2002 schedules include Rays
CHICAGO -- Major League Baseball officials are planning on a team in Tampa Bay next season.

Rays cite plusses in the minors
A tumultuous 2001 filters from the top, but the organization focuses on its advances.

Up next: Red Sox
Tonight, 7:15,Wednesday, 7:15, Thursday, 7:15

Gomez, Rays look to extend relationship
Chris Gomez was looking for a place to re-establish himself as an everyday player. The Rays were looking for a shortstop to solidify their infield.

NBA
Jordan's return takes next step
A news conference announcing his plans will be next week.

Motorsports
Gordon right: His lead isn't safe yet
This is what Jeff Gordon was talking about.

Golf
Slocum beating odds, illness
After overcoming colitis, Buy.com graduate is making headway on the PGA Tour.

Outdoors
Daily fishing report
The red grouper bite has been steadily getting better the past couple of weeks. The most productive spots have hard bottoms south of the Mexican Pride in 110-135 feet. Look for areas with a show of fish on the bottom, then throw out a marker to the spot.

Et cetera
Sports briefs

Grad rates steady across the board

Preps
Lecanto holds off Seven Rivers
The Panthers take early leads and defeat the Warriors in two close games.

Countryside must rebuild
Countryside coach Greg Bryant has been around the course a few times.

Around Pinellas
SOCCER: The Strictly Soccer under-10 boys team and under-12 girls team won championships recently at the Northeast Raiders Kickoff Classic. Both teams defeated St. Pete Raider squads in the finals.

CCC can count on its versatile senior
CLEARWATER -- It was late in the fourth quarter, and Clearwater Central Catholic coach John Davis started to get worried.

If at first you don't succeed ...
An unfulfilled pole vaulting career led to Nathan Adams becoming one of the state's top cross country runners.

Wildcat picks Butler early
Jeff James, a 6-foot-6 senior forward at Wharton, has orally committed to Butler, picking the Indiana school over Boston University, East Tennessee State and Marshall.

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