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

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    Tournament to honor Spring Hill firefighter Video included

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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' Video included

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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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    For the first time ever in the Tampa Bay area, the Deaf Literacy Center is holding a 100% voices off silent dinner. Everybody working at the restaurant this evening will be deaf or hard of hearing, including servers, cashiers, and bartenders. The event is taking place on February 15th at 4pm at Farmer Boy Restaurant in Clearwater. Pattie Sanchez from The Diversity Initiative, Pinellas Public Library Cooperative's Deaf Literacy Coordinator Rosa Rodriguez, and volunteer/advocate Jenny Locy stop... More>>

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      Areas of fog and sea fog will likely develop Thursday night. Temps will remain very mild in the mid 60s despite a cold front entering the Tampa Bay area.
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    Three-point wizards
    Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - In my almost 23 years of existence, I've accomplished many things.

    I graduated from college (Go 'Cuse!). I got my driver's license (took me a couple tries). I've even thrown out a ceremonial first pitch at a minor league baseball game (again, could have gone better). And, most importantly, I made a 3-pointer in a live game, aka not on Xbox.

    Notice how I didn't say "3-pointers" plural. I only made one. And it wasn't even in a high school game. I was a 5-foot-9 guard/forward on my middle school basketball team.

    Now this wasn't just any 3-pointer. This was a full-court buzzer-beating trifecta, just like the ones they show in the movies.

    OK, it was really only from half-court, but I swear the buzzer-beating part is totally true. It didn't win us the game (it was at the end of the third quarter), but it's still one of my proudest sports moments.

    I don't know when my next 3-pointer will come (I may have to play in Europe if I don't get any NBA offers soon), but while we're waiting, let's take a look at some of fantasy's top 3-point threats:

    Ray Allen, Guard, Miami Heat: Kyrie Irving (we'll talk about him more in a minute) was five years old when Allen drained his first NBA 3-pointer. Now, 2,773 treys later, Allen is still kicking. Even in limited playing time this season (career-low 25.4 minutes per game), he's been amongst the game's most prolific long-range shooters (45.2 percent, tied for second-best in the NBA). He's not the fantasy behemoth that he used to be but Allen is still plenty useful, especially if you're looking for a guy who can shoot 3-pointers.

    Ryan Anderson, Forward, New Orleans Hornets: Anderson's obsession with 3s is getting a little ridiculous. So far this season, he's attempted 270 trifectas and just 239 two-pointers. At this rate, Anderson will finish the season with 632 tries from downtown, the most we've seen in the NBA since Allen unloaded 653 treys in 2005-06. He's actually making them at a pretty good clip, too (40.4 percent).

    Carmelo Anthony, Forward, New York Knicks: When Melo's not searching for Kevin Garnett outside the team bus, he's usually shooting from beyond the arc. This season, Anthony has drilled 42.8 percent of his 3-point tries, which is well above his career average from that distance (33.3 percent). He's fifth in the league in 3-point attempts per game (6.4).

    Stephen Curry, Guard, Golden State Warriors: Here's a new one: This season Curry has actually been more successful from behind the 3-point line (45.2 percent) than inside of it (42.4). Curry's steady diet of 3-pointers has propelled the Warriors to a surprising 22-12 record through 34 games.

    Kyrie Irving, Guard, Cleveland Cavaliers: Uncle Drew has been sizzling from deep. In his last four games, Irving is 13-of-20 from 3-point land (65 percent). For the season, he's at 43.1 percent, eighth-best in the league and a 3 percent improvement from last season. Side note: the Rip Hamilton mask is a good look for Irving.

    Kyle Korver, Guard, Atlanta Hawks: Ashton Kutcher's doppelganger is sixth among active players in 3-point percentage and his 1,213 career 3s account for the 42nd-highest total in NBA history. In 29 games for the Hawks this season, Korver has connected on 44.1 percent of his attempts from downtown, sixth-best in the NBA.

    Kevin Martin, Guard, Oklahoma City Thunder: Martin came to Oklahoma City just a few days before the start of the regular season in a trade that sent James Harden to Houston. Though Martin will never top Harden in the facial hair department, he can chuck up 3s with the best of them. Martin was a perfect 4- for-4 a few nights ago against Philadelphia and for the season only four players have shot the long ball more accurately (44.2 percent). Martin also has given fantasy owners a lift at the free throw line, where he is shooting 92.9 percent (best in the NBA).

    Steve Novak, Forward, New York Knicks: Novak kind of stole Aaron Rodgers' touchdown dance (aka the discount double-check), but if you can get past the blatant plagiarism, you'll see that Novak is one of the game's deadliest long- range shooters. Believe it or not, his 44.7 3-point percentage (fourth in the NBA) is actually down from last season when he led the league at 47.2 percent.

    As good as these eight have been at chucking the rock in 2012-13, the title of NBA's most accurate 3-point shooter would have to go to Matt Bonner of the San Antonio Spurs (47.4 percent). However, Bonner isn't owned in any fantasy leagues because he only plays 11.4 minutes per game.

    As for my 3-point escapades, I should probably just stick to Xbox.




    Comments? Criticism? Applause? Contact Jesse Pantuosco at jpantuosco@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

      Celebrating Music Education Spirit Week Video included

      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>>

      • Great Stuff

      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 Video included

      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' Video included

      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>>

      Furry friends from Suncoast Animal League stop by Video included

      Updated:

      The Suncoast Animal League is a non-profit, no-kill, no-time limit animal rescue agency located in Palm Harbor. Executive Director Rick Chaboudy More>>

      8 fun things to do in Tampa Bay this weekend | February 14-15

      Updated:

      See 8 fun things happening this weekend in Tampa Bay!
      More>>

      News Now: Tampa Port Authority's President talks growth at the port Video included

      Updated:

      Port Tampa Bay just had their annual State of the Port Luncheon. This week Tampa Port Authority's President and CEO, Paul Anderson, stopped by to give us further insight.  More>>

      8 fun things to do in Tampa Bay this weekend | February 7-8 Video included

      Updated:

      See 8 fun things happening this weekend in Tampa Bay!
      More>>

      Deaf Literacy Center to hold first-ever silent dinner Video included

      Updated:

      For the first time ever in the Tampa Bay area, the Deaf Literacy Center is holding a 100% voices off silent dinner. Everybody working at the restaurant this evening will be deaf or hard of hearing, including servers, cashiers, and bartenders. The event is taking place on February 15th at 4pm at Farmer Boy Restaurant in Clearwater. Pattie Sanchez from The Diversity Initiative, Pinellas Public Library Cooperative's Deaf Literacy Coordinator Rosa Rodriguez, and volunteer/advocate Jenny Locy stop... More>>

      News Now: Media General CEO talks about his career, future for company Video included

      Updated:

      In December, LIN Media and Media General merged to create the second largest broadcasting company in the country. The former CEO and President of LIN Media, Vince Sadusky, was placed at the helm of the new and improved Media General. More>>

      Bill Schifino, Jr talks about being President-Elect of the Florida Bar Video included

      Updated:

      Earlier this month, Bill Schifino, Jr. was announced as the 2015-16 President-Elect of the Florida Bar. Schifino comes to this position with a strong resume. More>>

      Trio sets off on 900 mile trek across Florida Video included

      Updated:

      Joe Guthrie, Mallory Lykes Dimmitt, and Carlton Ward Jr. are embarking on a journey of a lifetime. The trio are setting off on a 70-day, 900 mile trek across the state???without any automobiles.
      More>>

      • Great 38More>>

      • Heath Matters: Trinity Spine Center

        Heath Matters: Trinity Spine Center

        Friday, January 16 2015 12:49 PM EST2015-01-16 17:49:27 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.
      Out and About
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      • Tampa Bay area could see fog Thursday night

        Tampa Bay area could see fog Thursday night

        Thursday, March 5 2015 2:48 PM EST2015-03-05 19:48:27 GMT
        Areas of fog and sea fog will likely develop Thursday night. Temps will remain very mild in the mid 60s despite a cold front entering the Tampa Bay area.
        Areas of fog and sea fog will likely develop Thursday night. Temps will remain very mild in the mid 60s despite a cold front entering the Tampa Bay area.
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