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 October 26, 2000

One win from three straight

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New leadoff man Derek Jeter homers, triples and scores twice, and five pitchers keep the Mets at bay.

Franco's karma turns at last
It took 17 years for the 40-year-old reliever to finally be in position to help his team in the World Series.

Reported relapse sends Strawberry back to jail
Suspended baseball player left his treatment facility and later tested positive for drugs.

Baseball briefs
Phils interview Yanks' Randolph

Gary Shelton
O'Neill's glorious farewell
NEW YORK -- Yesterday is gone, sudden and swift. Who knows where yesterday went?

Hubert Mizell
Clearly, something troubling is afoot
TAMPA -- Women's college basketball is not a sport my column often addresses. No apologies. A matter of perceived priorities, always arguable. Today, it is my subject, but sadly not for championship reasons.

USF suspends women's hoops coach
Jerry Ann Winters says a report saying she retaliated against a player is wrong.

Excerpts from USF women's basketball coach Jerry Ann Winters' statement on Wednesday

College football
Both have a seven, who has luck?
Florida and Georgia bring the nation's No. 7 offense, No. 7 defense to Jacksonville.

Spurrier supports Gaffney
GAINESVILLE -- Jabar Gaffney has caught more passes than any freshman receiver in Florida history, but not enough, apparently, to make people forget.

Ask Steve Spurrier
Do you regret not redshirting freshman quarterback Brock Berlin?

UF extra points
Player spotlight: Jeff Chandler

New coach is going about his business
Recruiting coordinator, 28 years old and on the job six months, will fill in for suspended Winters.

College football briefs
FSU's Franklin (knee) schedules surgery

Players deny team lacks leadership
TAMPA -- Jaguars middle linebacker Hardy Nickerson's comments that the Bucs lack leadership sent ripples through his former organization Wednesday.

Expectations high, defense low
The Bucs' third-best defense against the run last season has slipped to 13th this season.

Lightning can't convert opportunity into points
The Red Wings, however, make the most of their scoring chances to secure a 5-1 victory.

Ludzik keeping Freadrich out
DETROIT -- What's the deal with Kyle Freadrich?

Captain's corner
Choosing the right cast net will save you a lot of frustration and effort.

Mutiny GM narrows list of coaching candidates
Mutiny president and general manager Bill Manning said he has whittled his list of coaching candidates to "about 10" and plans to interview possible replacements for Tim Hankinson by next week.

Sports briefs
Pasco runner sets Paralympic mark

NHL briefs
Deportation a possibility for Roy

NFL briefs
Ex-49er QB Brodie in hospital after stroke, surgery

Drivers try to gain an edge with Miami tests
Before taking their first weekend off in three months, 27 Winston Cup drivers stopped by Homestead-Miami Speedway this week to test for the upcoming Pennzoil 400.

Auto racing previews

Williams takes first two titles of fall tour
Ocala's Walter Ray Williams Jr. broke out of a nearly two-year drought in grand style, winning the first two PBA fall tournaments and reclaiming the No. 1 spot on tour.

Durant set to make run at state title
DURANT -- Repeating a third-place team finish at the Class 3A state tournament might be complicated for Durant's girls swimming and diving team.

Spongers, Cobras advance
HUDSON -- Tarpon Springs got a tougher match than it expected while Hudson did not as both advanced to tonight's Class 4A, District 7 championship.

Central shocks Lecanto to reach 4A-6 final
The Bears will meet the Leopards for the title tonight.

Falcons earn first post-season trip
Leto faces top seed Tampa Bay Tech tonight for the district title.

Cougar's comeback culminates at PCAC meet
Countryside senior Erin Wilson is running well again after a yearlong slump.

Largo continues its improvement
The Seminole girls had to fend off an uprising Tuesday from Largo and Palm Harbor University to win their third consecutive conference title.

Tiger is back -- still hungry
With three PGA events to go, Woods has something to prove.

For busy players, cups runneth over
LAKE BUENA VISTA -- The International team that lost to the United States on Sunday at the Presidents Cup understandably wants another shot at the Americans. And the Internationals want to play a team at its best.

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