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September 24, 2000

Bucs
Key'd up!
More yap on the flap and the world that is Me-Shawn!

NFL games
Bucs at Jets

King a bargain, but likely not for long
TAMPA -- Add quarterback Shaun King to the list of players Tampa Bay might have to sign to a contract extension next season. And if he leads his team to the playoffs again, the Bucs could be paying a King's ransom.

Game gives CBS a Super practice
The network will broadcast the big game in January, and it has gotten a dress rehearsal at RJS this week.

Chalk up another for the frozen tundra
TAMPA -- Chris Foerster was the cheesiest of Cheeseheads, a self-proclaimed Green Bay Packers nut.

Learning that special something
TAMPA -- Joe Marciano went to Temple University and quickly learned that the whole world wasn't Italian and that coach Wayne Hardin was a football mastermind.

Bucs chat
Fans to Keyshawn: "Shut up and play' Coach Tony Dungy needs to take the Steve Spurrier approach with Keyshawn Johnson. Shut him up! For someone who wasn't going to make the "Keyshawn vs. Jets" thing an issue, he certainly has. The more he speaks, the more I see why the Jets let him go. I just hope he can walk the walk, unlike Alex Brown against Tennessee. Shut up and play.

Best and worst: game 4

Season's cooking for Lynch

Bucs TV analysis

Martin: The Jets' propulsion

College football

FSU rides a new style
Offense emphasizes run over pass; defense earns its first shutout in 23 games.

Palmer points the way
Florida's senior quarterback runs for a school record-tying four TDs and passes for another in rout.

USF drops big chance
The turnover-prone Bulls lose 28-13 at Baylor after trailing by one in the fourth quarter.

College football around the nation
Penn State freshman hurts spine

Baylor settles secret battle
WACO, Texas -- Baylor coach Kevin Steele promised to keep his decision over who would start at quarterback confidential until kickoff Saturday and went to great lengths.

College football around the state
Nunnally climbs the receptions chart as FAMU romps

PAC-10 briefs
Oregon's defense hammers Bruins

Devil Rays
Rays find stranger method for losing
A collision in the outfield allows Toronto to rally from a 6-0 deficit.

Vaughn goes home after family illness
TORONTO -- Greg Vaughn left the team because of a family member's illness and likely won't play again until Tuesday at the earliest.

McGriff matches HR feat
TORONTO -- It's a small mention, tucked in the back somewhere, but Fred McGriff earned another notation in baseball's record books Saturday.

Games begin to count soon
Barely a week from now, it gets serious.

Baseball briefs
Ex-Tiger killed in accident

Hubert Mizell
Look for Spurrier in center of storm
GAINESVILLE -- Steve Spurrier chose to strangle a Kentucky corpse. Thirteen seconds remained. Florida possessed the football, already assured of a lopsided win, ahead of the Wildcats by 21 points.

Mizell's Mailbag
LaMar responsible for Rays' demise I've gone to 20 to 25 Devil Rays games a season, although I really can't afford what it costs. I can cut back on the beers.

Motorsports
Dashing, daring, driven
Among many attributes, Michael Schumacher is considered the best race car driver in the world.

Pole-sitters fret over slippery start on bricks
INDIANAPOLIS -- The surface that helped make the Indianapolis Motor Speedway famous became a point of worry among Formula One drivers after qualifying Saturday for the U.S. Grand Prix.

Auto racing briefs
Kenseth easily wins Busch race

Letters
Gymnasts shaming U.S.
I am disgusted with the performance of the United States gymnastics teams in Sydney and embarrassed that these so-called athletes were chosen to represent a nation that stands for opportunity, excellence and commitment. The women's gymnastic team is the epitome of laziness, sloppiness and disrespect. The men's team certainly ranks a close second, with one or two exceptions.

Lightning
Weekes unlikely in net Tuesday against Florida
BRANDON -- Kevin Weekes said Saturday he still is having trouble bending to do simple things like tying his shoes. As a result, the Lightning goaltender likely will miss his start Tuesday against the Panthers.

NHL briefs
Brashear welcomes foul calls

Outdoors
Captain's corner
Last week, fishing was hampered by Hurricane Gordon. The water was muddy as far out as 140 feet deep. After severe weather, it takes a while for the mud and silt to settle.

How, when, where to use artificial baits
Floater or sinker? Grub or curly tail? Gold or silver? No wonder we're undecided. There are so many types of artificial bait, it's hard to decide what works best for a particular situation. Then you have to decide what size. It can be mind-boggling.

Preps
Rams use knowledge to cruise to victories
NEW PORT RICHEY -- Ridgewood's Lizzy Leigh and Jim Vitale took advantage of a familiar course Saturday, blowing away the field at the Ridgewood Invitational.

Outsider routs field at Bishop
BRANDON -- Even before the start of the girls race at the Don Bishop Invitational at Brandon High, Carling Cookerly was mentally way ahead of her competition.

Shorecrest surprises opposition and itself
Shorecrest coach Kathy Sessions stands in wonderment at the her team's turnaround.

Northeast, PHU win PCAC titles
LARGO -- Last year, coach Bill Burrows could only scratch his head after the PCAC Swimming/Diving Championships. Saturday night, he was more than happy to get it a little wet.

Former Pasco star inspiring Cowboys
Anyone who was at Florida Field in Gainesville on a certain December night eight years ago will tell you Darren Hambrick is a spirited player.

Tampa Bay top 10
The Times' rankings of the top football teams in Hillsborough, Hernando, Citrus, Pasco and Pinellas counties, with records, last week's results and this week's opponent:

NBA
Ewing is shocked, resigned
Patrick Ewing knew all along it was time to start over. Yet, when the trade actually came down, he was jolted, as if he had taken a hard hit under the boards.


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