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    PARC is a local non-profit organization whose goal is to turn disabilities into capabilities. They provide opportunities for children and adults with developmental disabilities to exercise their independence and experience life to the fullest.  More>>

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    You may remember these familiar faces. Mallory Lykes Dimmitt and Joe Guthrie stopped by Great 38 News Now in January before they set off on their 900 mile trek across the state of Florida. More>>

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    JDRF is walking for a cure. Their goal is to create a world without type 1 diabetes. To help raise awareness and funds, they are holding a 5k walk on April 11th at Amalie Arena. Nicole Johnson and Tim Rivers stopped by to fill us in and to share their stories of living with diabetes. More>>

    News Now: Morgan Auto Group Charity Polo Classic Video included

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    The Morgan Auto Group Charity Polo Classic took place on the 21st. The ladies put on their big hats and the men donned their bowties, and we raised a lot of money for Big Brothers, Big Sisters and Children's Cancer Center. This recap is brought to you by Marco's Pizza, who graciously donated $2,000 during the event. More>>

    News Now: Charity Polo Classic Video included

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    Every year, Morgan Auto Group hosts their annual Charity Polo Classic. It's an event unlike any other in this area.This year, it is taking place on March 21st and benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay and Children's Cancer Center. More>>

    Celebrating Music Education Spirit Week

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    We are celebrating kids who rock with Music Education Spirit Week! Lorri Naylor, a Lowry Elementary School teacher and a part of the Hillsborough County Elementary Music Educators Council, fills us in on the festivities.
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    USF 'Young Innovator' creates anti-bully band Video included

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    Every year, USF holds their Young Innovator Competition, encouraging kids between kindergarten and 8th grade to invent something new or improve upon something that already exists. Meet Alexis Martin, this year's winner. The Anti-Bully Band she invented is her plan to stop bullying. More>>

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    Late pick, Early Surprise

    Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - We are only a couple of games into the 2010-11 NBA season, but one of the first things we should be looking for in a late-round selection or free agent pickup is opportunity. The opportunity to play can be seen in a boxscore through court time.

    So look at your favorite site, hopefully The Sports Network statistics pages, and search via minutes played per game. There you will see at the top of the list familiar names like Gerald Wallace, Kevin Durant, LeBron James, Rajon Rondo and Brandon Roy. All obviously well-known stars and likely players you can't trade for at any price.

    But interspersed among them are players seeing more time on the court than in previous seasons and those are the guys you should be targeting. They will show the most improvement, statistically.

    Carlos Delfino, Milwaukee (ADP 182) - Delfino began his career in Detroit as a point guard, but when he was traded to Toronto in 2006 he began to spend more time at small forward than at point guard because the team already had two good guards in Jose Calderon and T.J. Ford. He continued to play at the forward spot after moving to Milwaukee last season and at 6-foot-6 he's become a respectable rebounder pulling in around five rebounds per game. He opened up his 2010-11 campaign with a team-high 19 points on 7-for-12 shooting. With Ersan Ilyasova backing him up, Delfino should continue to see big minutes.

    Blake Griffin, Los Angeles Clippers (ADP 81)- Griffin was just a seventh-round selection because he missed his entire first season with a knee injury. However, he might be in the top-five in pure athleticism and opened the season and his career with a 20-point, 14-rebound effort on Wednesday. If you have him, hold on tight, but if you are thinking of trading for him, do it quickly before these type of games become a regular occurrence.

    Roy Hibbert, Indiana (ADP 72) - I touted Hibbert in the preseason because he's the only inside game on the Pacers roster. He showed up big in the season opener with 28 points and nine rebounds and more importantly played 33 minutes. If he can stay on the court, he'll continue to produce good numbers.

    Luis Scola, Houston (ADP 77) - With Yao Ming limited to around seven minutes per quarter, Scola will have plenty of time to score and rebound. He's averaging 35.5 minutes over the first pair of games and posting 27 points per game and 16 rebounds per game. He's another player, like Hibbert, that the less-than-fanatical fantasy player might trade because he's not that well known outside of Houston.

    Arron Afflalo, Denver (ADP 229) - Afflalo had a very good preseason and continued that play into the opener. He scored 22 points on 8-for-11 shooting in 35 minutes of floor time and it looks like he's going to be taking over the scoring that used to go to J.R. Smith. He's only owned in 38 percent of all leagues, so could be had for just a waiver claim.

    Wilson Chandler, New York Knicks (ADP 120) - Despite not starting, Chandler played 29 minutes and took a team-leading 18 shots. He converted 10 of them for 22 points and added eight rebounds and two blocks. On the run-and-gun Knicks, Chandler could continue to be a stats-filler all season long. He's owned in around 70 percent of all leagues so there is a chance he won't cost you much to put on your roster.

    Comments? Criticism? Applause? Contact Steve Schwarz at sschwarz@sportsnetwork.com.

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    Welcome to Great38 Tampa Bay WTTA-TV/DT - WFLA News Channel 8

    Welcome to Great38 Tampa Bay WTTA-TV/DT - WFLA News Channel 8

      Exclusive look inside newly renovated Al Lang Stadium Video included

      Updated:

      Great 38 News Now got an exclusive look at the newly renovated Al Lang Stadium while it was still under construction. More>>

      • Great Stuff

      PARC prepares for 41st Annual Golf Tournament Video included

      PARC prepares for 41st Annual Golf Tournament PARC prepares for 41st Annual Golf Tournament
      Updated:

      PARC is a local non-profit organization whose goal is to turn disabilities into capabilities. They provide opportunities for children and adults with developmental disabilities to exercise their independence and experience life to the fullest.  More>>

      Trio talks about 900 mile trek across Florida Video included

      Updated:

      You may remember these familiar faces. Mallory Lykes Dimmitt and Joe Guthrie stopped by Great 38 News Now in January before they set off on their 900 mile trek across the state of Florida. More>>

      News Now: JDRF is walking for a cure Video included

      Updated:

      JDRF is walking for a cure. Their goal is to create a world without type 1 diabetes. To help raise awareness and funds, they are holding a 5k walk on April 11th at Amalie Arena. Nicole Johnson and Tim Rivers stopped by to fill us in and to share their stories of living with diabetes. More>>

      News Now: Morgan Auto Group Charity Polo Classic Video included

      Updated:

      The Morgan Auto Group Charity Polo Classic took place on the 21st. The ladies put on their big hats and the men donned their bowties, and we raised a lot of money for Big Brothers, Big Sisters and Children's Cancer Center. This recap is brought to you by Marco's Pizza, who graciously donated $2,000 during the event. More>>

      News Now: Charity Polo Classic Video included

      Updated:

      Every year, Morgan Auto Group hosts their annual Charity Polo Classic. It's an event unlike any other in this area.This year, it is taking place on March 21st and benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay and Children's Cancer Center. More>>

      Celebrating Music Education Spirit Week

      Updated:

      We are celebrating kids who rock with Music Education Spirit Week! Lorri Naylor, a Lowry Elementary School teacher and a part of the Hillsborough County Elementary Music Educators Council, fills us in on the festivities.
      More>>

      USF 'Young Innovator' creates anti-bully band Video included

      Updated:

      Every year, USF holds their Young Innovator Competition, encouraging kids between kindergarten and 8th grade to invent something new or improve upon something that already exists. Meet Alexis Martin, this year's winner. The Anti-Bully Band she invented is her plan to stop bullying. More>>

      Out and About
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      • Hot and breezy in Tampa Bay

        Hot and breezy in Tampa Bay

        Saturday, April 25 2015 11:40 AM EDT2015-04-25 15:40:46 GMT
        Saturday is shaping up nicely!
        Saturday is shaping up nicely!
      • Heath Matters: Trinity Spine Center

        Heath Matters: Trinity Spine Center

        Wednesday, March 18 2015 11:05 AM EDT2015-03-18 15:05:08 GMT
        Trinity Spine Center uses Stem Cells for Back Pain.Stem cells are master cells of the body that are available for repairing damaged tissues and organs including spine discs and cartilage cushions in the joints.
        Trinity Spine Center uses Stem Cells for Back Pain.Stem cells are master cells of the body that are available for repairing damaged tissues and organs including spine discs and cartilage cushions in the joints.
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