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September 25, 2000



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Eight penalties, four turnovers and a stuck-in-neutral offense combine with a rare defensive collapse in a 21-17 loss to the Jets. Story

This time, late fumble proves costly
TAMPA -- The Bucs' offense had a plethora of mistakes in Sunday's 21-17 loss to the Jets, but the list of miscues was punctuated by Mike Alstott's late fumble. Again.

Hubert Mizell
Defense allows late magic act
Even with old-style, low-key Tampa Bay offense, they would've beaten the Jets.

Bucs' lament: 'We never put them away'
Tampa Bay blows an 11-point lead in the final minutes thanks in part to uncharacteristic errors on defense.

Apparent TD makes difference in the end
Jacquez Green didn't think he scored either, but the Bucs receiver thought he got a lot closer than officials gave him credit for.

Chrebet basks, but doesn't gloat
True story: New York Jets wide receiver Wayne Chrebet gets utterly disrespected all week in the newspapers and ends up making the winning catch with a minute remaining.

Lightning
Enforcers must find new roles
Marty McSorley's trial symbolizes a new attitude toward violence in hockey.

Another goalie is injured
BRANDON -- The Lightning's goaltending situation took another turn for the worse Sunday when Evgeny Konstantinov complained of a sore upper back and sat out practice.

Devil Rays
Harper pitches two-hitter for his first victory
Rookie righty dominates Toronto 6-0, damaging the Blue Jays' hopes to reach the post-season.

Healthy Wilson gets to his primary goal
TORONTO -- Once again tonight, Paul Wilson will take the mound with special handling. His Devil Rays bosses will watch him closely, likely limiting him to five or six innings, less if he's laboring at all.

Motorsports
Formula One returns in Grand fashion
Winner Michael Schumacher and one of the sport's biggest U.S. proponents celebrate.

Winston Cup notes
Leader's team not letting up on gas

Schumacher captures points lead
INDIANAPOLIS -- A heavy foot by David Coulthard and a fiery engine in Mika Hakkinen's car helped Michael Schumacher win the U.S. Grand Prix Sunday, his seventh victory of the season.

Outdoors
Captain's corner
Large schools of gator trout are making their way through the passes looking for anything that resembles a bait fish.

College football
Bowden: Cards 'want to hit your quarterback'
TALLAHASSEE -- Florida State quarterback Chris Weinke knew he didn't have the best of games Saturday against Louisville, and didn't make any excuses for his uncharacteristic performance.

Leavitt has more questions than answers
Talk about adding insult to injury.

Quarterback makes all the right calls
CORAL GABLES -- Maligned Miami quarterback Ken Dorsey is improving his decisionmaking -- on and off the field.

Spurrier ire directed at fourth-down conversions
GAINESVILLE -- Florida coach Steve Spurrier still wasn't happy with his defense after reviewing the tape of Saturday's 59-31 victory against Kentucky, but he had isolated the problem.

Golf
Leonard's drought finally comes to end with Texas Open win
SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Justin Leonard told himself it would be okay if he didn't win the Texas Open. It wouldn't be the end of the world.

NFL
NFL briefs
Chmura still hopes to return


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