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December 27, 2001
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Lightning
Best Lightning ever?
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LIGHTNING 1, PREDATORS 0: Kevin Weekes' second shutout is Tampa Bay's 15th win, its third in a row.

Predators' Dunham robs Keefe
NASHVILLE -- It's a good bet Sheldon Keefe saw Mike Dunham in his sleep Wednesday night.

John Romano
Orlando star will be missed
ORLANDO -- Misfortune has found Grant Hill again, and for that, you cannot help but feel sorrow. For him, for the Magic, for the NBA.

Colleges
As great as you remember
1984 Orange Bowl marking UM's emergence into elite still may be greatest game ever.

Miami memories
Their names are Ahman Green, Mike Rozier and Tommie Frazier, Craig Erickson, Bernie Kosar and Ken Calhoun. And Bob Devaney and Tom Osborne, Howard Schnellenberger, Jimmy Johnson and Dennis Erickson. They played for or coached Nebraska or Miami and they wear national championship rings.

Knee strain may cost Gamecocks team MVP
TAMPA -- Team MVP Brian Scott, South Carolina's leading receiver, strained his left knee during Wednesday's practice at the University of Tampa.

UM playful during first L.A. workout
LOS ANGELES -- Top-ranked Miami arrived in Southern California on Wednesday for the Rose Bowl and ran a 30-minute workout replete with laughing and joking as coach Larry Coker watched in a suit and tie.

NBA
Slur leads to coach's resignation
Dan Issel leaves after reaching a settlement with the Nuggets.

Bucs
Bucs try out replacement kickers
Martin Gramatica will practice today, but his hamstring might not be ready for the Ravens.

Barber bolsters bid for Pro Bowl berth
TAMPA -- In one game, Bucs cornerback Ronde Barber went from having a good season to having a great season to a possible Pro Bowl appearance.

Numbers aside, Johnson not a lock for Pro Bowl
TAMPA -- His 102 catches have taken him to the end zone only once. The question is whether they will be enough to take him to Hawaii.

Bowling
FSU, UF fare well at events
Teams from Florida and Florida State were competitive in three recent tournaments.

Preps
Jaguars take first step to tournament title
TAMPA -- In 1998, when Craig Keeler coached his last game for Academy of the Holy Names, Danielle Darby was just an eighth-grader.

Seminole not impressed with NBA prospect in win
ST. PETERSBURG -- Those hoping to see Orlando Cypress Creek standout Amare Stoudemire are going to have to show up earlier than expected today.

Lakewood wakes up just in time
A defensive stop and five points at the end of the third quarter spark the Spartans to a win over the No.1 team in Class 6A.

Ohio team knocks off Plant in Hooters tourney
GULFPORT -- With the top three teams in the Class 4A state poll competing, and all from the same region, including nationally ranked and No. 1 Lakeland Kathleen, this week's Hooters Holiday Shootout was expected to be a Class 4A regional championship preview.

Outdoors
Daily fishing report
The importance of presenting bait or a lure in the fish's strike zone is difficult to overstate. The problem breaks down into three sections.

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