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October 2, 2000

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Not ready for prime time
[AP photo]
Other than a sparkling rally, the Bucs offense is stagnant and the special teams allow a huge punt return in a 20-17 OT loss to Washington.
Hubert Mizell
Offensive woes set off wave of worry for fans
LANDOVER, Md. -- They were 3-0, averaging 31 points a game.

Sapp takes punishment, dishes it out
After being benched for the first quarter, the Bucs' defensive leader registers a sack and blocks a field goal.

  • Husted returns the favor vs. Bucs
    LANDOVER, Md. -- The last two times the Bucs played in overtime, Michael Husted made the winning kick.
  • Buccaneers quick hits
    With his first-quarter interception, Redskins cornerback Darrell Green has at least one interception for 18 consecutive seasons.
  • Roller coaster stops, but not in time for Bucs win
    A 10-point rally to force overtime goes to waste as big plays work for, and against, Tampa Bay.
  • Bucs chat
    Team should open it up just a little
  • Sanders shows why he's still dangerous
    In the first four quarters, Deion Sanders has six punt returns for 29 yards. In overtime, Prime Time ends the Bucs' chances.
  • Bucs quotebook
    Defensive tackle Warren Sapp on the team's play: "We played solid but we didn't play wellas a unit. We couldn't stop a good running back."
  • Redskins quotebook
    Coach Norv Turner on his team's attitude: "Since training camp opener, I've been asked 9,000 times about our team chemistry. This team has unbelievable chemistry and character."

NFL briefs
Leads piling up in killing

Devil Rays/baseball
Rothschild may know fate today
Manager to talk with GM; Rays win finale 3-2.

A's victory cancels return to Trop
Now, that wasn't so hard after all.

Wheeler picks up his first victory
ST. PETERSBURG -- It took 17 games -- eight as a starter -- five losses and 53 2/3 innings spread across two seasons, but in the Devil Rays' last game of 2000, Dan Wheeler got his first major-league win Sunday.

Local writers honor Williams
ST. PETERSBURG -- Gerald Williams may not have the most impressive statistics on the Devil Rays, but he was named their most valuable player Sunday by the local chapter of the Baseball Writers' Association of America.

Baseball briefs
With his worst season complete, Francona gets fired by Phillies.

Dudley: no trades in works
Rumors, rumors everywhere and not a trade or free-agent signing to be had.

Therapy speeds Weekes' return
BRANDON -- Kevin Weekes skated for about 45 minutes Sunday at the Ice Sports Forum.

NHL briefs
Rangers take out Isles 2-1 in preseason finale.

College football
Rejuvenated Jackson gets running game back in gear
CORAL GABLES -- All James Jackson needed was a pep talk and a few extra carries to snap out of his slump. Going against Rutgers' injury-depleted defense didn't hurt, either.

Big win no longer enough
TAMPA -- South Florida notched the biggest victory in its short history Saturday, 20-10 over Division I-AA No. 1 Troy State. And for the first three seasons of Bulls football, that would have been plenty to keep them happy.

Gators lose badly but remain atop Eastern Division
For all the yardage Florida gave up in an embarrassing 47-35 loss at Mississippi State on Saturday, the Gators really didn't lose much ground.

Captain's corner
Fall snook season has arrived. Evening temperatures have cooled the water, and snook along the northern Suncoast have been on a rampage.

Young sailor breezes to victory in Regatta
Flashing a big smile and a trophy of equal proportions, Nicholas Nowlan of Clearwater was recognized as the top youth sailor at the Bruce Watters Green Fleet Optimist Regatta on Tampa Bay.

Et cetera
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