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Valvano, Bucs to be at shootout

ABC sportscaster and former University of North Carolina basketball coach Jim Valvano and members of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will appear at the Florida Suncoast Dome Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. as part of the 7-Up Shootout involving the Florida State, DePaul, Arizona and Temple men's basketball teams. Tickets are $3, with $1 going to the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Cross-country: Three cross-country and track runners from Clearwater High have visited the University of South Alabama in Mobile on recruiting trips. Wyleia Foster, the Times Runner of the Year in 1991, and teammate Jennifer Vieira, who won the award in 1989, flew to the NCAA Division I school last weekend. "We have a limited recruiting budget so we don't fly in anyone we're not serious about," said women's coach Donnie Tickle.

Derek Wainscott, who was the boys 1991 Runner of the Year after winning the Pinellas County Athletic Association cross country championship, visited South Alabama on a recruiting trip two weeks ago.

Softball: The St. Petersburg Half-Century Softball Club will play Channel 10 at 1 p.m. Sunday at North Shore Park in St. Petersburg.

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