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 October 22, 2000

Yanks last longer

[AP photo]
A 12th-inning single by Jose Vizcaino sinks the Mets 4-3 in the longest game in Series history.

Gary Shelton
Bombers aging, but know how to win
NEW YORK -- They are old now. They are creaking.

Paths cross again
World Series managers Joe Torre and Bobby Valentine shared the dugout for a time with the Mets.

What they're saying
Excerpts from newspapers going into Game 1:

Hampton says he's rested, ready
NEW YORK -- Before he pitched what proved to be the clinching fifth game of the NL Championship Series, Mets left-hander Mike Hampton said he looked forward "to pitching the game of my life."

Slices of the big apple
Read all about it

Red Sox fan Mara is bummed
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- It's been said the Mets-Yankees World Series is the worst of both worlds for Red Sox fans.

Cards, M's rue missed chances
NEW YORK -- The waiting, according to the song, is the hardest part. Well, if you're the Cardinals or the Mariners, the watching ain't real fun either.

Hubert Mizell
Couples is content, but fire still burns
PALM HARBOR -- Fred Couples was near a hazard. I say HAZARD!

Tampa Bay Classic
Pressure building at Innisbrook
Infrequent winners are lining up for a rare shot at a PGA Tour title.

Lightning falls again, only harder
The Devils pound Tampa Bay 7-2; Svoboda is injured.

Bucs must remember their essence
TAMPA -- The last time the Bucs played this poorly, somebody changed their uniforms. If this poor play continues, they might try changing the players in the uniforms.

Speaking of memories
TAMPA -- Ask Herm Edwards the question and then just get out of his way.

Nothing but child's play for Quezie

The sun is shining on Wunsch

Best and worst: game 7

NFL games

Bucs chat

College football
Seminoles put foot down
Angered by the Cavaliers' pregame dance on the team logo, Florida State's defense sets the tone with an early turnover and keeps up relentless pressure in a 37-3 victory.

Bulls extinguish Flames
After a bye week, USF gets its game back and cruises over Liberty 44-6.

UM, Moss trample Temple
Hurricanes receiver scores on a 71-yard punt return and 67-yard reception in a 45-17 road victory.

College football briefs
Clemson, UNC lose quarterbacks

Star Ethiopian runner out to conquer Chicago
CHICAGO -- Ethiopia is the second-poorest country in the world, yet one so rich in distance running talent that it tied for second behind the United States in the track and field gold-medal count at the 2000 Olympics.

Husband-and-wife team wins regatta
With a husband-and-wife team sharing the driving duties, the sailors aboard Fire & Ice took top honors at the Tampa Sailing Squadron's Fall Regatta on Tampa Bay with a narrow win in the deciding race.

Structure is the key to uncovering fish
The key to being a successful landlubber is finding structure, anything from a small pothole to a large grass flat.

Captain's corner
Although our fall run of kingfish hasn't fully kicked in, it's off to a pretty good start.

Reader commentary
Mizell's mailbag
Fans give Keyshawn credit, some blame

Another triumph for the big spenders
I will not watch the Subway Series on TV. Don't get me wrong. I love NuuuYuck. The thought of a Carnegie Deli corned beef makes my mouth water. Little Italy, Chinatown, Dean & Deluca, Broadway theater, I can have it all for a $79 ticket on JetBlue.

U.S. wins big at Paralympics
Marlon Shirley broke the world record he set a day before and won the gold medal by running 100 meters in 11:09 Saturday at the Paralympics in Sydney, Australia. He ran the 100 in 11:31 on Friday. Brian Frasure of Maiden, N.C., won silver in 11.46.

Boxing briefs
Mayweather stops Burton in 9

NHL briefs
Ducks keep Flyers in tailspin

NFL briefs
Redskins flirting with 3rd noise fine

NBA briefs
O'Neal swears off medicine for pain

Slap shots
SHARPER IMAGE: Back when he played for the Detroit Junior Red Wings, someone hung the nickname "Special Ed" on Ed Jovanovski.

Roy at top of his game, but will Avs keep him?
Patrick Roy might be the NHL's greatest goaltender, is playing the best hockey of his career and is reveling in gaining the record for victories.

Cook: Keep hot new drivers out of the game
PALM HARBOR -- When Callaway Golf announced Thursday that it would begin selling the ERC II driver in North America, it set off a golf equipment controversy. The club has a thin face that allows the ball to travel up to 30 yards longer.

How suite it is for some fans
Indoor luxury suites are popping up more and more at pro golf events.

Gordon: Leader has it together
ROCKINGHAM, N.C. -- The pressure keeps escalating for Bobby Labonte and his Joe Gibbs Racing team as they near their first Winston Cup championship.

Auto racing briefs
Win gives Jeff Greennear-lock on BGN title

New training method gives Wildcats big lift
Wharton took to the track to increase its stamina and lower its scores.

Victories don't come as easy now
Teams like Berkeley Prep and Tampa Prep no longer can waltz to state titles like they used to.

Carr makes history with victory
The Gulf senior becomes the second four-time winner while Ridgewood's Jim Vitale wins the meet for the first time.

Spartans have few problems in dominating Florida Tech
TAMPA -- Tampa and Florida Tech's volleyball programs couldn't be further apart. In 40 matches heading into Saturday, the Panthers had managed exactly zero wins over the Spartans.

Buc wins Rotary diving title
CLEARWATER -- Berkeley Prep's Kristin Rayhack won the girls diving with 436.85 points to help the Buccaneer girls to a fourth-place finish Saturday in the 19-team Rotary Invitational at the Long Center.

Coaches, players praise new post-season format
If there are a few more smiling faces at Monday's district golf matches, a few more pats on the back, a few more sighs of relief, it's because the district golf tournament isn't what it used to be.

Northeast crushes competition
The Viking boys and girls start fast and don't look back in winning the City Championships.

Warhawk boys pull off upset
CLEARWATER -- With 19 teams from around the state, including national power Jacksonville Bolles, the Rotary Invitational annually is one of the area's top swim meets.

Countryside wakes up, cruises to PCAC title
CLEARWATER -- With its homecoming dance Saturday night, Lakewood was supposed to be the team with all of the distractions during the Pinellas County Athletic Conference championship match.

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