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 November 19, 2000



Flu-bitten Chris Weinke shows few ill effects as Florida State keeps its national title hopes alive. Game story

Hubert Mizell
FSU best; UM gets this vote
TALLAHASSEE -- Just what we need.

Gary Shelton
Legendary
So just how good is Warren Sapp? Six greats of the game weigh in on th Bucs' leader, his passion for the game, his mouth, his position. The consensus: He is becoming...

Bucs
Anthony on the rebound
After a forgettable 1999 on and off the field, the Bucs receiver is back to making an impact.

A perfect season in many ways
TAMPA -- A lot of people thought Mike Alstott was the stereotypical high school "moose," a big, rumbling, kid who did nothing more than mow down defenders.

Second chance pays off
TAMPA -- Like every other freshman, Dave Moore heard the speech about being an adult and acting accordingly as soon as he showed up on the Pittsburgh campus for the 1988-89 school year.

Johnson faces tough return for Bills

College football
USF seniors finish the way they began
A 59-0 win over Austin Peay is similar to the rout in the first game in 1997.

From Orangemen to Orange Bowl?
Miami keeps national title dream alive with a 26-0 rout at Syracuse.

FAMU survives classic Classic
The Rattlers fend off B-CC 31-28 in the series' first close game since '94.

  • Troutman is nearly enough
    QB rallies B-CC but comes up just short in return from injury.
  • Nunnally, others catch NFL scouts' eyes
    ORLANDO -- NFL scouts were in attendance at Saturday's Florida Classic, including representatives from the Atlanta Falcons, Indianapolis Colts, Minnesota Vikings and Buccaneers.
  • Fine game; you had to be there
    ORLANDO -- They filled up every available inch of the Florida Citrus Bowl, rolling in from Daytona, Tallahassee and points north and south. Some watched from the ramps connecting the upper decks, content to stand the entire game.

College football this week on TV
Wednesday

College football briefs
After 8 years, Majors returns to UT

More Bucs
Bucs can put their cold streak on ice
CHICAGO -- Thank goodness it's going to be thirtysomething.

Bears not laughing vs. Bucs
Once, a Bucs victory against the Bears was fodder for a comical story line on L.A. Law.

'I'm just one of the lucky ones'
At age 24, Argentinian-born kicker Martin Gramatica's world is shaped by so many experiences. Gramatica talks with the Times' Roger Mills about country music, raising hogs, playing soccer, Argentina, Jennifer Lopez and the art of tackling.

Golf
Clubs: $200,000 Game: still stinks
Expensive tools are worthless if you don't work to improve your golf. Invest in golf school first.

Outdoors
'Angels' accept great risks to protect boaters
Rescue workers leap, swim and dive to save injured powerboat racers.

Raising Cain races off with the F1 title
Changes in conditions force the crew to revamp its setup, but a fast start leads to a second win.

Super Cats move to front of race scene
The title will be determined today between three sizes of boats in the same class.

Captain's corner
If you're willing and able to get there, kingfish continue to dominate the offshore action. Even in less than desirable conditions, bait has held at the Whistler Buoy in the Egmont Shipping Channel, and so have the kings there to devour them.

In 10K, the late shall finish first
Clearwater woman conquers Avon field despite skipping warmup.

Avoid chilling prospects
The water was 60 degrees, not cold by some standards, but to a Florida boy, it could just as well have been the Antarctic.

Gary Shelton
Random thoughts
Hello, my name is Scott Boras. And I'm suing Jim Carrey for defamation of character.

Shorts/Reader mail
Highs and lows
High

The week in sports
NBA

Sports briefs
Slalom champ ignores pain

Tennis briefs
Seles, Hingis reach Championships final

Paterno a champ; Bowden?
Even though coaching legends should be entitled to stand alone, Bobby Bowden and Joe Paterno beg to be compared: genius vs. naivete; coy vs. gullible; strategy vs. chance. Bowden takes a former independent college into the Atlantic Coast Conference, ignoring the more regional rivals the Southeastern Conference has to offer at the expense of attendance (see home games and Florida neutral sites over the past 12 years) and competition (see Duke, Wake Forest, Maryland, etc.) to garner an unprecedented and uninteresting string of eight conference championships and a 62-2 record.

Lightning/NHL
Players want just 1 thing from refs
DALLAS -- Consistency. That's all the Lightning players are asking of referees.

Sens lose one of their top scorers
OTTAWA, Ontario -- The Senators will be without Magnus Arvedson, one of their leading scorers, for 4-6 weeks because of broken bones in his left foot.

Slap shots
THE NEXT WALLY PIPP: That could be Thrashers goaltender Damian Rhodes, who was forced out of a Nov. 4 game against the Bruins with a groin strain. Milan Hnilicka, a 27-year-old first-year player from the Czech Republic, led Atlanta to an 8-3 victory and then went 2-1-1 in his next four games, allowing six goals on 109 shots. That's a .945 save percentage.

Still no doubt in Dallas about The Goal
The controversy has raged for more than a year. Was Brett Hull's Game 6, triple-overtime goal against the Sabres, which clinched the 1999 Stanley Cup for the Stars, a legal one?

College basketball
College basketball this week on TV

Monday

Women's basketball roundup
Oregon takes advantage of miscues

Devil Rays
'Q' may be facing last days as a Ray
ST. PETERSBURG -- The Devil Rays are nearing a moment when the franchise's future must run headfirst into its past.

NBA
Sixers rule East partly on merit
If you're a little surprised Philadelphia has opened the season as the hottest team in the league, you're probably not the only one.

Colleges
Tampa wins Division II region volleyball title
TAMPA -- Hitters Kam Gillispie and Ania Ruiz combined for 27 kills to lead Tampa's volleyball team to a 15-7, 15-6, 15-5 victory over North Florida in the Division II South Region championship match Saturday.

Preps
Gaffney starts day with top-20 finish
TITUSVILLE -- Most of the runners in the Class 2A girls state cross country meet could comfort themselves with a good spit and a beverage Saturday at Brevard Community College.

Jesuit proves too much for Hurricanes
TITUSVILLE -- The state title drought at Citrus lives, but not without a fight. Armed with perhaps its best team ever, Citrus placed fourth at the Class 2A state cross country meet for the second consecutive year and the third time in four seasons.

Young Jaguars finish fourth
TITUSVILLE -- Academy of the Holy Names fell short in its bid for the Class 2A state cross country title, but it did show why many feel it will be a favorite in 2001.

Top five propel Jesuit to 2A title
TITUSVILLE -- It wasn't quality nor quantity that carried Jesuit to the Class 2A state cross country title at Brevard Community College.

Hurricane wins after near miss
ORLANDO -- The slimmest of margins kept Jim Baker from achieving his goal Saturday morning at the Class A state swim meet.

Warhawks finally get second
TITUSVILLE -- Seminole took a second-place finish away from the Class 3A boys state cross country meet, but it had to wait, and politic, for it.

Hard work lifts Buc freshman
ORLANDO -- There were times the past few months Sarah Kirkwood fell asleep in class or at the movies while out with friends.

Keswick star wins her third state title
TITUSVILLE -- Christa Benton strode with sandpiper steps to the stage Saturday, seemingly hoping to end her moment of adulation as quickly as possible.

Youth served at state meet
ORLANDO -- Part of Pinellas county's illustrious history was erased from the state record books Saturday night. But the future appears to be in very good hands.


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