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BULLS' HEATH NOT ABOVE BRIBING FANS

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Give USF basketball coach Stan Heath credit for reaching out to help get crowds to the Sun Dome for this weekend's USF Invitational. After drawing more than 2,000 students for Saturday's opener against UCF, Heath spent time on campus Thursday offering free pizza to students. Watch a fun video of him golf-carting around campus at the men's basketball section of gousfbulls.com.

Greg Auman, Times staff writer

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Pet of the day

Buehrles' dog love tested once again

Poor Mark Buehrle. Wherever he goes, his pit bull, Slater, is not welcome. When the pitcher signed with the Marlins before last season, he couldn't live in Miami-Dade County because it bans pit bulls. So Buehrle, his wife and two kids lived in Broward County. On Tuesday, Buehrle was part of the Marlins' 12-player trade with the Blue Jays. Finally, the Buehrles and Slater can find happiness closer to the ballpark. Not so fast. The province of Ontario, which includes Toronto, bans pit bulls born after 2005, which includes Slater. The closest place the Buehrles can live and keep Slater is in New York, roughly 75 miles away.

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Quotable

"Two people who have come from the same city. It's pretty supernatural."

NL Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey, on fellow Nashville native David Price, the AL winner; this year is the first time both winners have been from the same city and only the fourth time from the same state (Jim Lonborg-Mike McCormick, 1967, California; Frank Viola-Orel Hershiser, 1988, New York; Pat Hentgen-John Smoltz, 1996, Michigan)

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