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September 17, 2001
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[Times photo: Toni L. Sandys]
Raymond James Stadium sits empty Sunday instead of hosting the Bucs-Eagles matchup.

Darrell Fry
Silent Sunday
At RJS and venues across the NFL, a rare feeling of emptiness speaks volumes about a nation's mood.

Spurrier: Halting games was right
GAINESVILLE -- Sometime around 3:30 p.m. Saturday, when Florida was supposed to be hosting Tennessee at Florida Field, Gators coach Steve Spurrier knew for sure what he had thought all along.

Lightning helps by hitting ice
A scrimmage at the Ice Palace raises $15,540 for the American Red Cross for disaster relief.

Ryder Cup postponed for a year
The site, players and captains will remain the same, with the date in 2002 to be determined.

Devil Rays
Sturtze faces emotions in mound return
Rays right-hander to pitch in his hometown, where a lifelong friend lost a loved one to attacks.

Tobler tough, but shows some scoring touch too
TAMPA -- Ryan Tobler is a tough guy.

After awful year, Mutiny starts rebuild
TAMPA -- Is there any team in professional sports with a more fitting name than the Mutiny in 2001?

Sports briefs
8 Wyoming runners killed in head-on crash

Daily fishing report
Before Tropical Storm Gabrielle blew through we left the mackerel and mangos biting. Decreasing wind and four-tide days will accelerate cleansing. Though it likely will take a few days, runoff will be flushed from the bay and gulf waters will clear. Easterly wind will draw huge schools of bait back to the beaches and mackerel will return to artificial reefs and hard-bottom areas in 30 feet.

Baseball briefs
Elbow shelves Bichette for Bosox when games resume

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