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Week in sports

By Times staff writer

© St. Petersburg Times, published April 8, 2001


Autos

Autos

SATURDAY: De Soto Speedway, 9 miles east of I-75 on State Road 64, Bradenton. Racing starts at 7. Admission: $10 adults, $3 children 6-12; (941) 748-3171.

SATURDAY: Citrus County Speedway, 2 miles south of Inverness on U.S. 41. Racing starts at 6:30. Admission: $20 pits, $10 general, $8 seniors and students to age 17, $2 children under 12; (352) 726-9339.

SATURDAY: Sunshine Speedway, 4500 Ulmerton Road, just south of St. Petersburg/Clearwater airport. Racing starts at 7. Admission: $10 adults, $4 children; (727) 573-4598.

SATURDAY: East Bay Raceway, 5 miles south of I-4 on Route 41 near Gibsonton. Racing starts at 6:30. Admission: $12 for grandstands, $20 for pits; (813) 677-7223.

Baseball

TODAY: Rays at Red Sox, 1:05, Ch. 32.

MONDAY: Rays at Jays, 7:05, Ch. 32.

TUESDAY: Rays at Jays, 7:05, Ch. 32.

WEDNESDAY: Rays at Jays, 7:05.

FRIDAY: Rays at Orioles, 7:05, Ch. 32.

SATURDAY: Rays at Orioles, 1:35, FSN.

SUNDAY: Rays at Orioles, 1:35, Ch. 10.

Florida State League

(all games 7:05 unless noted)

TODAY: Clearwater at Tampa, 1, Legends Field, (813) 879-2244; Dunedin at Sarasota, 2:05.

MONDAY: Charlotte at Tampa; Dunedin at Fort Myers; Clearwater at Sarasota.

TUESDAY: Charlotte at Tampa; Dunedin at Fort Myers; Clearwater at Sarasota.

WEDNESDAY: Charlotte at Tampa; Dunedin at Fort Myers; Sarasota at Clearwater, Jack Russell Stadium, (727) 442-8496.

THURSDAY: Charlotte at Tampa; Dunedin at Fort Myers; Sarasota at Clearwater.

FRIDAY: Tampa at Dunedin, 6:30, Dunedin Stadium, (727) 733-9302; Fort Myers at Clearwater.

SATURDAY: Tampa at Dunedin, 6:30; Fort Myers at Clearwater.

NBA

TUESDAY: Magic at Cavaliers, 7:30.

THURSDAY: 76ers at Magic, 8, TD Waterhouse Centre, Sunshine, TNT. Tickets $16-$125 through Ticketmaster or Magic, (813) 287-8844.

FRIDAY: Magic at Wizards, 7.

SUNDAY: Magic at Heat, 12:30.

Collectibles

SUNDAY: Sportscard and Collectibles show, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Paddock Mall, SR 200 at I-75, Ocala; (352) 688-6394.

Arena League football

SATURDAY: Florida at Tampa Bay Storm, 7:30, Ice Palace, Tampa. Tickets $12-$100 through Ticketmaster (813) 287-8844 or Ice Palace ticket office, (813) 301-6600.

College football

TUESDAY: Annual Gator Gathering with football coach Steve Spurrier, 5:30, the Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N, St. Petersburg, hosted by the Pinellas County and Tampa Gator Clubs, proceeds go to a merit scholarship fund for area students who choose to go to UF; (727) 584-4898.

Hockey

TODAY: Lightning at Caps, 3, Sunshine.

Horse racing

TAMPA BAY DOWNS: Live racing Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, post time 12:30. Closed Easter Sunday. Simulcast horses, jai alai and greyhounds daily. Race Track Road north of SR 580, Oldsmar, (813) 855-4401.

Dog racing

TAMPA DOG TRACK: Live racing closed for season. Simulcast horses, greyhounds and jai alai at 12:30 Monday-Saturday. Just off I-275 at Bird Street; (813) 932-4313.

DERBY LANE: Live racing nightly (except Sunday), post time 7:30; matinees Monday, Wednesday, Saturday, post-time 12:30. Simulcast greyhounds, harness and jai alai seven days and nights a week; (727) 812-3339. Gandy Boulevard, St. Petersburg.

Running

SATURDAY: Hare Racing Experience 10K, 5K and mile, 8 a.m., Tampa; (813) 870-3414.

Soccer

SATURDAY: Columbus at Tampa Bay, 7, Raymond James Stadium. Tickets $10-$20 through Ticketmaster or Mutiny, (813) 386-2000 or (866) 235-GOAL.

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