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    Trio talks about 900 mile trek across Florida Video included

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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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    News Now: JDRF is walking for a cure Video included

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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>>

    St Pete pet shelter reminds about vaccination Video included

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    Natalia Lima from Friends of Strays brought Vixen by the studio to remind us of the importance of vaccinating your pets. More>>

    Pinellas deputy who broke up beach fight tells how he did it Video included

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    Pinellas County Sheriff's deputy Sgt. Bryan Bingham went viral a few weeks ago when a video surfaced of him breaking up a fight on St. Pete Beach. More>>

    New centre opens doors to business women in Tampa Bay Video included

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    Florida ranks fourth in the country for the number of women-owned businesses, contributing $77.4 billion to the state's economy. 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>>

    Tournament to honor Spring Hill firefighter

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    In 2010, James Santella, a firefighter from Spring Hill, started having trouble putting his gear on. Shortly after, he was diagnosed with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease.
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    Boys and Girls Clubs of the Suncoast 'Youth of the Year'

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    Boys and Girls Clubs play a vital role in communities across the country. Here in the Bay Area, the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Suncoast serve as a safe place for local kids to learn and grow. Each year, they select somebody who promotes service to the club and shows strong moral character and academic success as their Youth of the Year. Recently, Kassindjaa Montague was given this honor. She sits down with Jenn to tell us her story. More>>

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      SUNDAY: 30% Rain Chance; Highs near 86
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      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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    NBA's surprising rookie class
    Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Much of the world only knew one name heading into the 2012 NBA Draft - Kentucky big man Anthony Davis. And many thought Davis would be the only sure-fire fantasy-worthy player at the start of this basketball season, but that is certainly not the case.

    The 2012 NBA Draft has already produced a number of players who are making a difference in fantasy lineups and a few who look like they can develop into stars down the road.

    As we approach the halfway point of the season, let's look at the performances of some of the league's best rookies:

    Damian Lillard, Portland - Just No. 6 on Draft Day out of lesser-known Weber State, Lillard has quickly jumped to the top of the list. Starting from the opening whistle, the 6-foot-3 point guard has played all 48 of his team's game and posted a stunning line - 18.4 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 6.5 apg, 1.0 spg and 2.3 3- pointers per contest. The antithesis of a rookie, Lillard has been extremely consistent, producing double-digit points in 45 of 48 games.

    Anthony Davis, New Orleans - Davis wasn't a bad choice as the No. 1 overall selection, he just started a bit slower than Lillard due to various injuries. He's missed 13 of 48 games, while still averaging 13.1 ppg, 7.6 rpg and 1.8 blocks. He's still probably got a bigger upside than Lillard, but that may not play out until next season or further down the road.

    Bradley Beal, Washington - Beal was third off the draft board and proved to be a solid option for the Wizards with star point guard John Wall injured at the start of the season. Since Wall returned on Jan. 12, Beal has scored slightly better, but lost ground in some of the other categories. For the season, he's averaging 13.2 ppg, 3.3 rpg and 2.5 apg.

    Andre Drummond, Detroit - The ninth overall pick out of Connecticut, Drummond has played well, improving in each succeeding month. He's averaging just 20 minutes per game and posting 7.4 ppg, 7.7 rpg and 1.7 bpg. The 19-year-old Drummond combining with 22-year-old Greg Monroe gives the Pistons a strong and athletic front line for the future.

    Dion Waiters, Cleveland - The Cavaliers are becoming a guard-oriented team behind superstar Kyrie Irving and Waiters (14.2 ppg, 2.5 rpg, 3.2 apg). Waiter's biggest downfall is poor shot selection, typical of a rookie, which has led to a 37.8 shooting percentage. Coach Byron Scott has toyed with bringing him off the bench and he's actually averaged more in that role (17.1 ppg) than as a starter.

    Harrison Barnes, Golden State - Barnes was inserted into the Warriors' starting lineup and hasn't given it up yet. He's started 46 of 47 games, averaging 9.2 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 1.5 apg. He's coming off a career-best game on Saturday (21 points and eight rebounds), but with Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, David Lee and Andrew Bogut on the floor, carving out enough shots to be fantasy worthy could be a problem.

    Tyler Zeller, Cleveland - When the Cavaliers lost Anderson Varejao for the season, they inserted Zeller into the starting lineup and he has performed well, posting 9.3 ppg and 7.3 rpg in 22 starts. His fantasy value is likely only for the remainder of the 2012-13 season because Varejao should return to full strength at the start of next season.

    Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Charlotte - Kidd-Gilchrist was averaging 9.6 ppg, 5.9 rpg, 1.6 apg through the first 45 games until a concussion last Saturday put him in street clothes. He began the season scoring 10.9 ppg for the first 30 games, but seemed to hit a wall in January and his scoring has dropped to 7.1 ppg.




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

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      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>>

      • Great Stuff

      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>>

      St Pete pet shelter reminds about vaccination Video included

      Updated:

      Natalia Lima from Friends of Strays brought Vixen by the studio to remind us of the importance of vaccinating your pets. More>>

      Pinellas deputy who broke up beach fight tells how he did it Video included

      Updated:

      Pinellas County Sheriff's deputy Sgt. Bryan Bingham went viral a few weeks ago when a video surfaced of him breaking up a fight on St. Pete Beach. More>>

      New centre opens doors to business women in Tampa Bay Video included

      Updated:

      Florida ranks fourth in the country for the number of women-owned businesses, contributing $77.4 billion to the state's economy. 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>>

      Tournament to honor Spring Hill firefighter

      Updated:

      In 2010, James Santella, a firefighter from Spring Hill, started having trouble putting his gear on. Shortly after, he was diagnosed with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease.
      More>>

      Boys and Girls Clubs of the Suncoast 'Youth of the Year'

      Updated:

      Boys and Girls Clubs play a vital role in communities across the country. Here in the Bay Area, the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Suncoast serve as a safe place for local kids to learn and grow. Each year, they select somebody who promotes service to the club and shows strong moral character and academic success as their Youth of the Year. Recently, Kassindjaa Montague was given this honor. She sits down with Jenn to tell us her story. More>>

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      • Isolated showers Sunday afternoon

        Isolated showers Sunday afternoon

        Sunday, April 19 2015 11:17 AM EDT2015-04-19 15:17:19 GMT
        SUNDAY: 30% Rain Chance; Highs near 86
        SUNDAY: 30% Rain Chance; Highs near 86
      • 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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