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Fanfare Fan phone lines Ask Us about sports rules, history, trivia (813) 892-2367 Sports department number (813) 893-8123 2C TIMES TUESDAY, JUNE 18, 1996 TODAY'S QUIZ! Who made the first three-point field goal in NBA history, on Oct. 12 1 979? Ouli anewer below. TODAY'S QUOTE! "That's what we call a Marge Schott just a little bit to the right." 0ry McCord, calling an arrant (hot on a CBS golf talacaat t- CAPTAIN'S CORNER A daily guide to fishing in the Tampa Bay area (Sainnie sttnmroirtgi up a tracked: As our fishing turns to a summertime pattern, so does our weather. Afternoon thunderstorms develop and move quickly across water, often catching offshore anglers off guard. Indicators of a storm can be a sudden gust of cooler wind or dark clouds building in the distance.

By planning to return from your fishing trip in the early afternoon, you can help prevent your next fishing adventure from becoming a di- J. i SaSten CAPT.T0DOW0OD A pleasant surprise happened to me on a recent offshore trip. We were grouper fishing in 50 feet of water when a dolphin longer than 20 inches hit free-lined live white bait I had out for kingfish. After re-baiting, we managed to hook a second dolphin longer than 20 inches. Both were cows (females).

It's easy to identify the sex of a dolphin. If the top of the head is rounded, it's a cow. If it is blunt, it's a bull (male). Lately in outer Tampa Bay, small white bait for trout and snapper fishing has been hard to find. Look for pelicans to help you locate bait.

How pelicans dive will give clues to the type of bait in the area. If a pelican dives from high in the air with one wing tucked, he most likely is eating large baits. If he slowly lifts his bill after he dives, then swallows, he is eating very small bait, probably glass minnows. He raises his bill slowly to strain the water out of his mouth, trapping the minnows. You may spot sea gulls sitting on their heads, pecking at the small baits caught in the pelican's bill.

Todd Wood charters the Woodcraft out of Gulfport Got a fish tale to tell? Call our Fish Fone Hector Camacho doesn't look too macho in a costume from the Mummer's Museum in Philadelphia. Roberto Duran, left, and Camacho announced their middleweight title fight, on June 22. Muster still doesn't impress Wimbledon TEMPERATURE AND TIDES 0 Monday at Egmont Key, southwest of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge. Tides for Tuesday, June 18 SUN AND MOON Sunrise 6:35 a.m. Sunset 8:29 p.m.

Moonrise 8:50 i.m. Moonset 10:23 p.m. SOLUNARS Minor Major 7:50 a.m. 1:40 a.m. 8:20 p.m.

2:05 p.m. MARINE WEATHER Tampa Bay area Wind variable lesa than 10 knots.Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop, Scattered to locally numerous showers and thunderstorms, i Tarpon-Apalachicola Wind northeast to east 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and Inland waters smooth.

Scattered late afternoon showers and thunderstorms near the coast. 84 Withlacoochee Cedar Key Bayport Anclote St. Jo CMarwater Indian Madeira Johna Pass St. Pete Pass A Gulfport St. Petersburg Pinellas Egmont Anna Maria Bradenton Little Manatee Gandy Courtney Hillsborough Safety WATER River River Sound Rocks Beach Cswy Beach Cswy Grille Point Key River Bridge Campbell Bay Harbor DARRELL FRY TENNIS to collect $40,000, which she donated to the Greater Baltimore Tennis Patrons.

MUSTER'S GREEN THUMB: Apparently, all the chiding Thomas Muster got for being a one-surface player has lit a fire under the clay-court prince. Muster's run to the semifinals at the Queen's Club event last week was his best showing on grass. And he's playing Wimbledon this year, which he once skipped six out of seven years and never has gone past the first round. "I've set my priorities for this year and I want to give myself a chance to do well on grass," the second-ranked Muster said. "In the past, I've never given myself this chance.

I never prepared for it." MAYBE IT'S IN THE MAIL Sampras has won three Wimbledon singles titles in a row, but apparently, Sampras joked, that isn't enough to get him a visit to the White House like champions of other sports. Quipped Sampras: "I hear Bill Clinton is a pretty nice guy, but I haven't been invited to his White House. I don't know what I've got to do for that. Switch parties maybe?" SELES IN THE HOUSE: Seles' ailing shoulder can't be too serious; she took a wild card into this week's Wimbledon tune-up event in Eastbourne, England. Also in the field is Chanda Rubin, who had a' hot start this season but has been slowed by injuries that forced her to skip the French Open.

CAN'T ARGUE WITH TRADITION: Goran Ivanisevic wasn't too broken up over his third-round loss to Stefan Edberg at the Queen's Club event last week, a key warm-up event for Wimbledon, which begins Monday. "I always play bad here," Ivanisevic said of the Queen's Club tournament. "It's tradition. And when you come to England, you have to have tradition." Information from other sources was used in this report Despite his strong showing on grass last week, Thomas Muster is seeded seventh for Wimbledon, five spots below his world ranking. Three-time defending champion Pete Sampras got the top seed Monday, followed by three-time champion Boris Becker at No.

2 and 1992 champion Andre Agassi at No. 3. On the women's side, defending and six-time champion Steffi Graf got the top seed. Monica Seles, returning to Wimbledon for the first time since her stabbing in 1993, is seeded No. 2.

Graf pulled out of the Eastbourne grass-court tournament because of tendinitis in her knee. Unlike other Grand Slam tournaments, the Wimbledon seeding committee reserves the right to deviate from the world rankings to take into account a player's record on grass. MORE TENNIS: Top-seeded Ced-ric Pioline and No. 3 MaliVai Washington were ousted in the first round of the Nottingham Open grass-court tournament in England. Russia's Alexander Volkov beat Pioline 6-2, 6-7 (7-4), 6-3, while Britain's Tim Henman downed Washington 6-3, 7-5.

Sweden's Magnus Larsson upset seventh-seeded Arnaud Boetsch of France on the opening day of the Gerry Weber Open in Halle, Germany. Fifth-seeded Judith Wiesner of Austria beat San-drine Testud of France 6-3, 6-1 in the first round of the Wilkinson Lady Championships in Rosmalen, Netherlands. NFL: Cowboys receiver Michael Irvin, charged with felony cocaine High Low High T23p Low High 10 21a 8 28a 3: lap 12:51 941p 3 25a 8 45a 4 17a 4 Ola 3 28a 06a 6 32a LATEST NATIONAL LEAGUE Favorite- at Chicago at San Fran at Pittsburgh at Atlanta at Houston 1 at St. Louis at Colorado Line Underdog -105 Los Angeles 130 Florida 130 New York -165 San Diego 135 Cincinnati 125 Philadelphia 105 Montreal Line -105 4-120 120 155 125 115 105 AMERICAN LEAGUE at Seattle at Cleveland Oakland at Baltimore at New York at Milwaukee at California 120 -185 -120 -115 -160 -145 130 Toronto Boston at Detroit Texas Minnesota Kansas City Chicago 110 175 110 105 150 135 120 QUIZ ANSWER The Celtics' Chris Ford, who recently was named coach of the Milwaukee Bucks. SPORTS ON THE AIR Subject to changes by stations and networks.

Some stations not available in all areas, Cable only. Baseball 1:30 p.m. Dodgers at Cubs, WGN-c, 3:30 p.m. Marlins at Giants, Ch. 32.

7:35 p.m. Padres at Braves, TBS-c; WFNS-AM 910. 7:35 p.m. Twins at Yankees, WSUN-AM 620. 10 p.m.

White Sox at Angels, WGN-c. Boxing 11 p.m. NABF middleweight title, Grant-Toney; Brown-Brown (middleweights), USA-c. Soccer 2:25 p.m. European Championship: Netherlands vs.

England, ESPN2-C Good news for tennis. After showing declines in past years, sales of tennis rackets and balls have been up lately. That's according to research from the Tennis Industry Association, which monitors such things. Following gains in the previous quarter, tennis ball sales hit 30.5-million in the first quarter of this year, about 12 percent higher than the first quarter of last year. Racket sales peaked at 815,500 for the first quarter of this year, up from 760,000 sold in the first quarter of 1995, according to the TIA.

Apparently, this is the first time in nearly four years that ball and racket sales both showed increases over two straight quarters. The TIA also reports that two surveys about tennis participation showed that more people 18.5-million age 6 and older are playing the game, compared to 17.9-million in 1994. "There is an almost direct correlation between tennis ball sales and tennis participation," TIA president Jim Baugh said. "And sales over the past six months leave no doubt that more people are playing tennis, and those that were playing, are playing more often." Now, if the TIA can just find a way to get Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi or Steffi Graf and Monica Seles to meet in every Grand Slam final, tennis would be close to perfect. ENOUGH ALREADY: Jim Courier loves to play on the tour just not year-round.

Courier told Tennis Magazine this month that the tennis season is too long. "I think we should play through the end of October, then have November and December off," he said. "I think there are a few events we could do without. Condense the Open schedule; go straight to the indoor European events and wrap up with the Tour Championships and Davis Cup final, and ciao." Ciao is probably what the ATP Tour would tell him if he pitched that idea to them. VANNA TO Guess who will appear on a special episode of Wheel of Fortune Pam Shriver.

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I Rate valid thru Sept. 30, 1996. -la mm mm mm mm mm mm mm mm mM LJSe ft -Vl KM AP SPORTS DIGEST possession and misdemeanor marijuana possession, is scheduled to be in court June 25. Linebacker Darrin Smith signed a one-year contract to remain with the Cowboys. Misdemeanor drunken-driving charges were filed against Lawrence Phillips, the former Nebraska running back and first-round draft pick of the Rams.

SOCCER: A bomb exploded at a soccer stadium outside Algiers, Algeria, wounding 18 people, including at least six police officers watching a game. The death and injury toll from a stampede at an overcrowded and antiquated stadium was revised, showing nine people died and 78 were injured after a World Cup qualifying game in Lusaka, Zambia. ET CETERA: A group of former sports executives and agents led by former San Francisco 49ers counsel Paul Martha are forming a new pro basketball league. The International Basketball League plans to begin playing in November 1997 in 10 North American cities. Teams will be located in non-NBA markets, and all arenas must hold at least 12,000.

Ann Trason of the United States ran a course record 6:14.12 to win the Comrades women's ultramarathon in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. Dmitri Grishine of Russia won the men's race in 5:29.33. Ed Zaloom was named the first full-time football coach at Siena College. Compiled from Timet wires. JOHN C.

COTEY STORM Some games he plays well, but in most he looks bad. Marcum decided a change was in order. "And we may have some more changes back there," said Marcum, stressing he would like to get recently activated Johnie Harris into the lineup. ALL-ARENA DECADE TEAM: Three Storm players help make up the Arena Football League's 10th anniversary team, and a fourth is a runner-up selection. Gruden; offensive specialist George LaFrance and lineman Sylvester Bembery were chosen to the 11-man team by a panel of coaches that included Marcum, Arizona vice president Gene Nudo, AFL Supervisor of Officials Carl Paganelli, AFL founder Jim Foster and league director of operations Jerry Trice.

Gruden was chosen over runner-up Art Schlichter (Detroit 1990-91, Cincinnati 1992). Also chosen were linemen John Corker, formerly of Detroit, and 10-year veteran John Roehlke of Iowa; Orlando's Barry Wagner and Dwyane Dixon (Washington, Detroit) at wide receiverdefensive back; fullback Al-vin Retting, who helped Detroit win four ArenaBowls, and was chosen over the Storm's Andre Bow-den; Orlando's Durwood Roque-more and former Detroit player Tate Randall as defensive specialists; and Rusty Fricke as the kicker. 1 .1 T. Storm gets much deserved breather THE INAUGURAL GAME June 19, 1996 The most-anticipated game of the year lived up to its hype and the Storm and the Anaheim Piranhas took turns slapping each other around for four quarters in Tampa Bay's 34-28 win. "It was just what it was supposed to be," Storm coach Tim Marcum said.

"This was the hardest game I've played in a long time," Storm quarterback Jay Gruden said. After tying the league record for consecutive wins at 16 with a victory over an unbeaten team it may meet again, the Storm will try to set the league record Saturday against a winless team it probably won't see again Memphis. The Pharaohs, a playoff team last year, are 0-8. Owner Kevin Hunter went to Portland trying to unload his team, and has not been shy about ripping Memphis for not supporting the team. Last week against a 6-1 Arizona team, only 3,463 showed up at the Pyramid.

The Pharaohs played strong against Iowa (they lost on the last play) and Anaheim (lost by 10). But a Storm loss would be the upset of the decade in Arena Foot ball. Marcum says he's concerned and promises the team will be ready. Even if they're not, expect the Storm to set the league record for consecutive wins. WORTH IT: Defensive back An-toine Worthman, a teammate of Tony Jones at Illinois State, made his Storm debut Saturday and looked good.

"The kid's looked good in practice, so it was time to give him a chance," Marcum said. "He did a good job." Worthman replaced Richard Carey, who did not make the trip. Carey, who is returning to Arena Football after two years off, is having an up-and-down season. Devil Rays vs. Yankees Gulf Coast League Live at (Replay) on SPOIiTS CHANNEL.

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