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December 21, 2001
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Gary Shelton
Mob mentality
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[AP photo]
From the looks on the player's face, his team had suffered enough.
Bucs
Backfield roles might change Sunday
Bucs' biggest game of the season could see Warrick Dunn receiving more and Mike Alstott rushing more.

Saints' Williams poses familiar concern for Bucs
TAMPA -- Ricky Williams' career is heading downhill fast.

Lightning
Less stress yields more success for Kubina
TAMPA -- The way Pavel Kubina figures it, losing his distinction as an alternate captain was, as it turned out, addition by subtraction.

College basketball
Boeheim inspires Syracuse over USF
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Coach Jim Boeheim was ailing after prostate surgery. Then he watched his Orangemen lose two straight, and suddenly the operation didn't seem so bad.

Motorsports
CART's leader is envisioning a mini-Monte
New president Chris Pook thinks picturesque St. Petersburg can help lift the ailing series.

College football
Practice reports
2 juniors pondering NFL leap

Mutiny
Greco downplays future of Mutiny
Some in the Tampa Bay area remain optimistic about the Mutiny's chances of avoiding Major League Soccer contraction, but Tampa Mayor Dick Greco isn't one of them.

Preps
First-round Puma loss educates Cobras
TAMPA -- Hudson coach Ron Ladimir knew his team would be challenged in the Puma Invitational High School Soccer Classic and Thursday he felt his players stood up to the challenge.

Eagle's game gets defensive
Nicole Britenriker has towered over teammates for as long as she can remember. Her arms, much like her body, seem to go on and on and on.

2001 All-County volleyball teams
COACH OF THE YEAR: Terry Small, East Lake

Mustangs still improving, hand Gators 55-46 defeat
LAND O'LAKES -- Mitchell coach Tom Jessee looks at the Land O'Lakes gym and sees the future.

Short-handed Wildcats lose Time Warner tilt
CLEARWATER -- Without star forward Jeff James, Wharton lost 66-50 to Jacksonville Wolfson, ranked fourth in Class 5A, in Thursday's first round of the Time Warner Invitational Tournament at Clearwater.

Riverview's Albert takes job in Ohio
TAMPA -- Riverview coach Alex Albert led the Sharks to the playoffs twice in the school's four-year existence.

Lecanto finds offense in time to rout Pirates
LECANTO -- After shooting 23 percent from the field and scoring 32 points -- 30 below its season average -- in a recent loss, Lecanto desperately needed some shots to fall against Crystal River.

Tampa Prep advances to Classic semifinal
TAMPA -- When Tampa Prep coach Jon Fenlon set up this year's Tampa Bay Holiday Classic he knew it wouldn't be easy to reach the finals.

Jesuit finally meets match
TAMPA -- For the past month, Jesuit coach Bob Bauman has been telling his team it wasn't ready for what the Puma tournament was going to bring.

Bad day for the Bay area
TAMPA -- All four Bay area teams dropped into the consolation round after their opening matches Thursday at Ed Radice Park and Berkeley Prep.

Wall's four goals lead CCC to Lady Warrior title
SEMINOLE -- Clearwater Central Catholic pulled away from Osceola late in the second half behind four goals from Apryl Wall to win 7-3 in the Lady Warrior Holiday Tournament championship game.

Boys hoops extra
Games to watch

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