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October 3, 2000

Rays hold on to Rothschild

[Times photo: Dirk Shadd]
In a last-minute decision, general manager Chuck LaMar gives his manager another chance.

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Rothschild cuts staff in half
ST. PETERSBURG -- He needs a stronger voice in the locker room, more flexibility and, quite frankly, a team not at the bottom of the American League in eight batting categories.

AP errs on Rothschild report
For 2 hours, 45 minutes Monday, the world thought Larry Rothschild had been fired.

Hubert Mizell
Despite three strikes, he's not out
ST. PETERSBURG -- It's tradition, when a baseball team flunks, the manager gets conked. Jack McKeon, Terry Francona, Buck Showalter and Gene Lamont have fresh scars from firings. George Steinbrenner mastered the concept, being the Yankee ripper who leads the majors in skipper beheadings.

Rookie may start, ready or not
Injury might force Nate Webster in at LB; Bucs say he'll do the job.

Truth hurts, opens hole in return game
TAMPA -- In his fifth year, receiver Karl "The Truth" Williams was supposed to be the Bucs' punt returner for the season, but a knee injury sustained late in the third quarter could sideline him for a month or more.

Prep focus
Suncoast lags behind in top football talent
Age of bay area residents and tradition are two theories.

Best players will be found
Memo to high school football players...

Team goes for final tuneup today
TAMPA -- With the Lightning's season opener on Friday, the team gets its last tuneup, an intrasquad scrimmage, at 6 tonight at the Ice Palace.

Shock of being dealt gives way to work
Center Ryan Johnson has adjusted to being with the Lightning and pledges to be prepared.

College football
Ailing Weinke in doubt to play against Miami
TALLAHASSEE -- Florida State quarterback Chris Weinke's disappointment and frustration were as evident as the walking boot hugging his otherwise bare, ailing left foot.

FAMU, Bethune-Cookman deliver midseason 1-2 punch
The midway point of the season for Florida's black college teams can best be summed up in three words:

Psst! Central Florida has a defense, too
The Knights, long noted for their high-powered offense, are quietly moving up the defensive ranks.

College football around the nation
Fulmer refuses to remove Vols from SEC title hunt

Injury puts Palmer out of UF practice
GAINESVILLE -- Florida quarterback Jesse Palmer did not practice Monday night after spraining his ankle during Saturday's loss at Mississippi State.

Olympics roundup
Samaranch looks ahead to Athens

Captain's corner
October is the month that anything can happen. Cool fronts begin to ease their way down, blanketing the warm gulf waters, bringing down the temperature.

Sports briefs
Frazier opens with win in Princess Cup tennis

NFL briefs
'Skins starting guard may be out for season

Rams keep showing up skeptics
Every time someone asks why I don't do a better job of forecasting games or preseason rankings, I calmly explain that if I were going to be right all the time, I would be living in Las Vegas in an MGM Grand suite instead of working for a newspaper.

Red-hot Grbac rallies Chiefs past Seahawks
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Mike Cloud scored on a 15-yard run with 4:26 left in the game to cap a rally from a 17-7 deficit as the Chiefs beat the Seattle Seahawks 24-17 on Monday night.

No more dread for Stewart
He liked the people in Martinsville, Va.

Post-season lineups, capsules
BRAVES (95-67) VS. CARDINALS (95-67)

Same Yankees?
New York attempts a three-peat after backpedaling into the playoffs.

Baseball briefs
D'Backs let stern Showalter go

Hernando rallies to get past Crystal River in three
CRYSTAL RIVER -- It wasn't so much the serve of Alison Kratt that gave Crystal River fits in the second and third games Monday, it's what happened for Hernando when their setter was at the line.

CCC lineman breaks his leg
It was good news-bad news Friday night for Clearwater Central Catholic.

It's more fun than competition for top trio
TARPON SPRINGS -- So much of high school athletics is blood, sweat, tears and big doses of emotion. Bumps, bruises, scraped knees and dirty uniforms are the order of the day. Golf is different.

Team will take it slow with a recovering Hill
ORLANDO -- It was the question on everyone's mind at Monday's media day session: Is Grant Hill's surgically repaired left ankle on his mind?

Magic bears well under the weight of expectations
Orlando's near-playoff run and off-season activity have made it a favorite in the Eastern Conference.

NBA briefs
Buford cut; Silas taken by surprise

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