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 November 3, 2000

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Richards is top rookie for October
TAMPA -- Lightning center Brad Richards is the NHL's rookie of the month for October.

Losing unknown to young guns
Lightning's youthful prospects grapple with a misery they rarely experienced -- team failure.

NHL briefs
Panthers still for sale

Hubert Mizell
Clemson mother, FSU wife
TALLAHASSEE -- Let's say Clemson and Florida State go into Saturday night overtime. Doak Campbell Stadium is bellowing berserk. Millions of television eyes glaring. Seminoles grinding to remain a national championship possibility.

College football
FSU ready for Woody, Willie
Clemson has not said if Woody Dantzler or Willie Simmons will start at QB.

College football around the nation
FSU: Brooksville FB could start

Extra points
On the sidelines

USF assistant proves you can go home again
Rich Rachel, who coached in the 1960s and '70s in Tampa, is thrilled to be with Bulls.

A wild road ahead
The Bucs are back in the playoff chase, and passing prowess may decide who advances.

Workouts beef up Gramatica's kicks
TAMPA -- Asked how much he had benefited from his enhanced off-season weight-training program, 5-foot-8, 170-pound kicker Martin Gramatica didn't hesitate.

NFL briefs
Harrison's helmet hit very costly

NBA briefs
Knicks recover from big loss

On The Air: Ernest Hooper
Fluff beats facts in pregame world
Sammy Hagar rocks and rolls on CBS' NFL Today, Jillian Barberie provides weather information like a cheerleader on Fox NFL Sunday and Jay Mohr hones his stand-up act on Fox Sports Net's NFL This Morning.

College basketball
College basketball briefs
Donovan child is stillborn

Horse racing
Breeders' Juvenile: Derby preview
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- The first Saturday in May will be on the minds of at least two trainers when their 2-year-old colts race at Churchill Downs on the first Saturday in November.

Men's soccer team peaking at right time
TAMPA -- Three weeks into the season, the South Florida men's soccer team had won just one of its first six games and seemed destined for a long, tough year.

Et cetera
State wants Strawberry in prison
TAMPA -- If prosecutors have their way, suspended Yankees outfielder Darryl Strawberry will do hard time for what officials say is his latest drug offense: smoking crack and popping mood-lifting prescription drugs two weeks ago while on probation. starts to feel welcome
By the time college basketball season opens Thursday, Andy Katz will have racked up enough frequent-flyer miles to secure a first-class ticket to the Final Four in Minneapolis.

Sports briefs
Women's soccer league has Spirit, Cyber Rays

Baseball briefs
Devil Rays sign Pulsipher

It has been an adventurous four years for 15 players from Hillsborough County's three newest schools.

The top 10
Top 10 Hillsborough County Survivors:

Tampa Bay top 10 preps
The Times' rankings of the top football teams in Hillsborough, Hernando, Citrus, Pasco and Pinellas counties, with records and tonight's opponent:

The Pinellas top 10 preps
1. (1) Seminole (8-0) -- Warhawks aiming for district title -- and to keep perfect season alive.

Players of the week
Week 9

The Ross Watch
A look at Lydell Ross' attempt to break the Hillsborough County rushing record.

Pinellas football tonight
Tarpon Springs (7-1) at Gibbs (6-2)

Waiting ends tonight with several big games
The words of Gibbs offensive coordinator Dave Cleppe succinctly sum up the situation.

Hillsborough football tonight
East Lake (5-3) at Chamberlain (6-2)

Depth earns Bulls 4A-4 boys title
BRADENTON -- Sickles' Daniel Doromal and Adam Sisler took the top two spots, but Bloomingdale still managed to win the Class 4A, District 4 boys cross country meet Thursday at G.T. Bray Park.

Bucs get wins back
TAMPA -- Less than a month after the Florida High School Activities Association ruled Berkeley Prep must forfeit all of its regular-season matches for using an ineligible player, an appeals board overturned the ruling Thursday.

Tornado duo simply gets the job done
Katy Barber is the vocal leader for Clearwater. She is the one who barks out instructions and encourages teammates.

Seminole routs rivals to claim district titles
LARGO -- As Countryside's Erin Wilson raced down the back side of Taylor Reservoir in Thursday's Class 3A, District 5 meet, up ahead of her, in the lead, was Seminole's Sarah Stargel.

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