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Bucs trade for right tackle Carimi, ex-first rounder

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Bucs trade for tackle

TAMPA — Looking to upgrade the talent level at right tackle, the Bucs on Sunday traded for Bears offensive lineman Gabe Carimi, a former first-round draft pick.

Tampa Bay will send a sixth-round draft pick in 2014 to Chicago for Carimi, the 29th overall pick out of Wisconsin in 2011. The deal is contingent on Carimi, 24, passing a physical in Tampa today.

Carimi's career has been derailed by injuries and ineffectiveness. The Lake Forest, Ill., native dislocated his right kneecap in Week 2 of his rookie season. Last year he started 10 games at right tackle and three at right guard. He fell out of favor when he refused to attend the Bears' organized team activities this year, opting to train in Arizona.

Bucs offensive line coach Bob Bostad coached Carimi at Wisconsin.

Tampa Bay's starter at right tackle is Demar Dotson, a converted basketball player who did not play football until his senior year at Southern Mississippi. He was in his fourth year of football when he took over the spot from Jeremy Trueblood, starting 15 games in 2012. He signed a four-year, $6.5 million contract this offseason.

Boxing

Gatti tops Hall of Fame inductees

Boosted so she could reach the microphone and speak on a special day for her late father, Sofia Gatti, 7, beamed.

"Thank you from my dad," she said as Arturo Gatti was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame at Canastota, N.Y.

Gatti retired in 2007 with a record of 40-9 and 31 knockouts, and having won titles in two divisions. He died at 37 in Brazil in July 2009. His body was found at an apartment he had rented with his wife and their infant son in a seaside resort.

Police held Gatti's wife as a suspect but eventually concluded Gatti hung himself from a staircase railing using a handbag strap.

Among the other 11 inductees selected by the Boxing Writers Association and a panel of international boxing historians: Virgil "Quicksilver" Hill, a five-time world champion who won a silver medal at the 1984 Olympics; referee Mills Lane, whose "Let's get it on" prefight chant endeared him to fans; and ring announcer Jimmy Lennon Jr.

ET cetera

Rowing: Harvard easily won the 148th Harvard-Yale Regatta, completing the 4-mile race on the Thames River in eastern Connecticut in 21 minutes, 17.6 seconds. Yale finished in 21:41.3.

Soccer: Oscar, Hernanes and Lucas scored second-half goals as host Brazil ended a 21-year winless streak against France, 3-0.

Rick Stroud, Times staff writer; Times wires

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