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October 4, 2000

Hubert Mizell
Spurrier admits errors
Steve Spurrier is constantly, passionately demeaned by rivals/enemies, which suits the University of Florida football coach.

Bucs
These mishaps of special concern to Bucs
Team seeks answers in an area in which it depends on stability.

Reports of frustration by Keyshawn emerge
TAMPA -- After the Bucs second setback in a row, a 20-17 overtime loss to the Redskins at Washington on Sunday, offensive lineman Frank Middleton did not have pleasant words for his offense.

Baseball
First blow to M's and A's
• Mariners' mind games help set up winning rally in 7-4 triumph in 10.
Story
• Ramon Hernandez's two RBI lead Athletics past Roger Clemens and the reeling Yankees 5-3.
Story

Cardinals win wooly opener
Capitalizing on Braves' sloppiness, St. Louis ties record for runs in first en route to 7-5 victory.

Rothschild's return a thrill for Piniella
Lou Piniella has a big I-told-you-so for all the people who thought he was headed to the Devil Rays, and some hearty congratulations for Larry Rothschild for keeping his job.

Kelly agrees to manage Twins for 15th season
MINNEAPOLIS -- Tom Kelly agreed Tuesday to a one-year contract extension to return for a 15th season as manager of the Minnesota Twins.

College football
'Rooster' ready to go if needed
"I'd give my left arm to play against Miami," fifth-year senior Marcus Outzen says.

Player spotlight: Darnell Dockett
TALLAHASSEE -- Coming to Florida State as the nation's top-rated defensive end a year ago, Darnell Dockett imagined he one day would be the next Reinard Wilson or Peter Boulware.

Kicker won't think about history with 'wide right'
TALLAHASSEE -- Before this year's season opener, redshirt freshman Matt Munyon didn't know much about the history of Florida State placekickers against Miami.

Freshman QBs get their shots
GAINESVILLE -- The talk surrounding Florida's two freshmen quarterbacks may finally be justified this weekend as senior quarterback Jesse Palmer most likely will miss Saturday's game.

NBA
Wizards tip off first full season on Jordan's watch
WILMINGTON, N.C. -- Michael Jordan embarked on his first full season as Washington's president of basketball operations Tuesday when the Wizards opened training camp in his home town.

Outdoors
Captain's corner
Fishing is a journey of sorts, not just a destination. Imagine if all you did was catch huge fish on every cast in the same spot every time; it would be boring.

Et cetera
Lawsuit fights Knight firing
A lawsuit seeks to overturn the firing of coach Bob Knight, contending Indiana University violated the state's open meeting law.

Soccer
Califf puts L.A. ahead
PASADENA, Calif. -- Danny Califf scored in the 92nd minute off an assist from Cobi Jones, who had scored earlier, to give Los Angeles a 2-1 overtime win Tuesday against Kansas City in the best-of-three MLS semifinals.

Lightning/NHL
Hay departure brings roster to 19
TAMPA -- The opening-night roster is set.

The time is now for defensemen
"They all have to take a step," Lightning's Ludzik says of the young unit.

League opens season tonight with Avs-Stars
The first puck of the NHL season drops tonight in Dallas, the same place last season came to a sudden end.

Preps
Cobras clinch third SAC title with win
NEW PORT RICHEY -- Hudson lost more than its No. 1 state ranking and its own tournament this weekend when River Ridge knocked the Cobras off in the semifinals Saturday -- it lost its air of invincibility.

Berkeley Prep ready to take on state's best
TAMPA -- This might sound strange, but Berkeley Prep's goal has never really been to win the state volleyball title.

Rally puts Leopards into tie for first place
LECANTO -- Let's face it, there isn't much that separates sixth-ranked Hernando and ninth-ranked Lecanto on the volleyball court.

Class of the county
GARY BELL, East Bay football: He beefed up the defense to help secure a 21-19 win over Durant on Friday night. The senior defensive back made three fumble recoveries, one inside the East Bay 10-yard line, to help record the win.

Berkeley edges Wharton on final hole of match
Berkeley's John Stevens, playing in the No. 6 spot, managed a bogey on the ninth hole to give his team a one-stroke victory.

Bradley aiming to be All-American
Northeast's Ted Bradley is the area's top swimmer in the 200 and 500 freestyle, winning district titles the past two years.

Victory helps heal Clearwater
Beating budding rival East Lake is especially sweet for the Tornadoes, who moved back into the top spot in the state poll.


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