St. Petersburg Times Online: Sports
TampaBay.com
Place an Ad Calendars Classified Forums Sports Weather
tampabay.com

printer version

Highs and lows

By SHARON FINK, BRUCE LOWITT and MIKE STEPHENSON

© St. Petersburg Times,
published June 3, 2001


Highs

ROGER PENSKE: The owner with the most wins at the Indianapolis 500 made a triumphant return, sweeping the top two positions with Helio Castroneves and Gil de Ferran.

TONY STEWART: Competing more than 1,100 miles in two of the world's toughest races in two time zones is impressive enough. Having the versatility to finish sixth and third is remarkable.

ALAN WEBB: American middle- and long-distance running has been dormant for years. Many of the state and national high school records where set a decade or more ago. But Webb, an 18-year-old from Reston, Va., shattered Jim Ryun's 36-year old prep mile record, running 3:53.43

Lows

SALT LAKE ORGANIZING COMMITTEE: Throwing tickets for next year's Winter Games on eBay for auction is scalping, no matter what kind of spin the committee tries to put on it.

INDY RACING LEAGUE: The Indianapolis 500 proved what most open-wheel race fans knew all along. Compared with CART, the IRL is minor league.

CORY LIDLE: He said he had to ignore Rays pitching coach Bill Fischer last season before he improved. Lidle was 4-6 with a 5.03 ERA last year. He's 0-4 with a 5.37 ERA at Oakland. Who's he ignoring now?

DEATH OF CHARLEY PELL: He broke rules, mistakes serious enough to cost him his coaching career. Let's not forget, though, that without him, Florida football might still be languishing behind FSU and Miami.

PICK FOR PECK: The Orlando WNBA team tried to promote itself with a Web site fan vote on which of four outfits coach Carolyn Peck should wear for the opener. We'll stop thinking this is patronizing when the Magic conducts a "Duds for Doc" campaign.

Back to Sports

Back to Top

© 2006 • All Rights Reserved • Tampa Bay Times
490 First Avenue South • St. Petersburg, FL 33701 • 727-893-8111
Contact the Times | Privacy Policy
Standard of Accuracy | Terms, Conditions & Copyright
 

From the Times sports desk

Boxing
  • Ali vs. Frazier: The next generation

  • Golf
  • With five-shot lead, Webb masters field
  • Sorenstam stammers to 73

  • Lightning
  • Mogilny a better risk than Jagr

  • Devil Rays
  • Rays flop early and often in a comical loss
  • For better or worse
  • Consistency eluding Sturtze
  • From the rubble rises a rose named Rolls
  • Rays tales

  • Baseball
  • Ex-Green Devil star signs with Mets
  • Walking a mile in his shoes
  • Baseball this week on TV
  • Alou pays price for his loyalty

  • Mutiny
  • Garlick debunks soccer myths
  • Fans see lead, just not win

  • Letters
  • Ruling on Martin out of bounds

  • Colleges
  • Stetson, Central Florida could surprise
  • NCAA men's golf title goes to Florida
  • Error in 10th sends Georgia past FSU 8-7
  • Southern Cal reaches College World Series

  • Outdoors
  • Largo's Stein has a talent for landing terrific tarpon
  • Outdoors calendar
  • Daily fishing report

  • Et cetera
  • Week in sports
  • Highs and lows

  • Preps
  • Cougar dominated on two levels
  • Wharton star named state's best
  • Mustangs thrive 20 years later


  • From the wire

    From the state sports wire
  • Jacksonville's Spicer placed on IR after leg surgery
  • FIU-Western Kentucky game postponed because of Jeanne
  • Brown anxious to face old team for first time
  • Dolphins' desperate defense readies for Roethlisberger
  • Former Sarasota lineman sheds tough-guy image with Michigan
  • Rothstein rejoins Heat as assistant
  • No. 16 Florida has history on its side against Kentucky
  • FSU and Clemson QBs both off to slow starts