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October 12, 2000

Hampton's moxie carries Mets
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The Crystal River product makes clutch pitches in a 6-2 Game 1 win over the Cards.
Hubert Mizell
Bigger crime needed to put sports in courts
You wonder, with Marty McSorley's guilty verdict in a Canadian courthouse, having been sent to a different kind of penalty box, if overzealous athletes from many sports have new vulnerabilities in a less predictable world of judges and lawyers.

Bucs
Winning put on hold, but talking hasn't been
Sapp reiterates that Johnson needs to buy into the system. Johnson reassures fans.

Offense perfect -- but not perfect enough -- in red zone
TAMPA -- The Bucs are still at 100 percent in red zone scoring, but they are not perfect.

Baseball
Yankees blast back to life to tie M's
Facing a second shutout loss, New York explodes in the eighth for a 7-1 ALCS victory.

Mets bench sits better with Bubba
The former Ray hasn't given up hope of starting, but at least he's on a winning team.

NLCS notebook
Managers pad benches, not pens

Baseball briefs
Rays take 3 pitchers off roster

ALCS notebook
M's happy to leave with split

Colleges
USF may have broken rules
Ex-players on the women's basketball team say they were allowed to make long-distance calls on coaches' phones.

Midnight Madness mayhem
GAINESVILLE -- Teddy Dupay's eyes narrowed.

Anger over discrimination claims not being looked at
TAMPA -- Former players and a former basketball office employee expressed disappointment Wednesday that the University of South Florida isn't doing more to investigate racial discrimination claims in the women's program.

Outdoors
Captain's corner
Fishing in Old Tampa Bay has really turned on in the past few weeks. Cooler weather and shorter days are telling fish winter is on the way. Fish will stuff themselves to fatten up for the winter.

Shorts
Sports briefs
Martin trails Lietzke at Vegas For Casey Martin, it's been a year of frustration and pain. His leg aches, he has played poorly, and the PGA Tour is still trying to keep him from riding in a cart.

Motorsports
Lazier's title chase may dictate a careful approach
Buddy Lazier will win the Indy Racing championship if he finishes 13th or better in the Excite 500 on Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway.

Auto racing
Winston Cup

College football
These imitations turned out to be real thing
WR Jabar Gaffney and QB Rex Grossman, former scout-teamers, succeed together.

Extra points
Player spotlight: Clint Mitchell

College football
Seymour's knee injury still giving him trouble

Lightning
Weekes says sore back behind him
BRANDON -- Kevin Weekes said he is still a little sore but isn't worried about how his back will respond to his first game action in 24 days.

Preps
Hernando endures scare during win over Citrus
INVERNESS -- Hernando was on its way to clinching a share of the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference title Wednesday with a 15-10, 15-12 win over Citrus when its season flashed before its eyes.

Gators stay perfect, cruise past Mustangs
Mitchell doesn't have the depth to keep up with Land O'Lakes, which improves to 8-0.

Kotchman emerging as IRC prodigy
Chris Williams has been coaching cross country at Indian Rocks Christian for seven years. He has watched the likes of Northside Christian's three-time state champion Brianne Harrington and Keswick Christian's two-time state champion Christa Benton. He has wished that someday such a runner would arrive at IRC.

Hey! We recognize that team!
East Lake coach Terry Small wanted to face unfamiliar teams at the Lake Gibson Invitational. But it wasn't to be.

Warhawk boys win Disney meet
The Seminole boys placed first out of 14 teams and the Warhawk girls were sixth out of 11 Saturday in the Class 3A division of the Disney Invitational in Lake Buena Vista.

Consider him recovered
Devin Kennedy has gone from a hospital bed to the end zone in less than a month.

Bowling
New owners hire two Nike marketing execs for board
For 41 years, the Professional Bowlers Association was a stable platform that launched a number of outstanding players and outlasted all but college football as a television sports attraction.

Golf
Reading greens for the stars
Clearwater man reflects on 28 years of caddying on the PGA Tour.

Tourney here with a yawn
Next week's Presidents Cup is nearly upon us, but don't feel bad if it snuck up on you. The golf world is not exactly hyperventilating with anticipation. Neither are the American players.

Adjustments must be made for the Tampa Bay Classic
Next week's Tampa Bay Classic at the Westin Innisbrook Resort is a new event on the PGA Tour, replacing the mixed-team JCPenney Classic, which had been an area staple for more than 20 years.

Golf facts and figures
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Golf glance
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