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

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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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    American League Preview from The Sports Network



    Wednesday, July 31st (All times Eastern)

    Seattle Mariners (50-56) at Boston Red Sox (64-44), 7:10 p.m.

    Probable Starting Pitchers: Seattle - Hisashi Iwakuma (10-4, 2.87) Boston - John Lackey (7-8, 3.19)

    (Sports Network) - With another veteran arm now in tow, the Boston Red Sox appear ready to make a run toward October baseball.

    The Red Sox target a series win over the Seattle Mariners Wednesday in the middle portion of a three-game set at Fenway Park and bolstered their rotation with the addition of former NL Cy Young Award winner Jake Peavy.

    Peavy was acquired from the Chicago White Sox in a three-team deal that sent prized shortstop prospect Jose Iglesias to the Detroit Tigers. Boston also dealt minor league pitchers J.B. Wendelken and Francelis Montas and infielder Cleuluis Rondon to the White Sox, while Brayan Villarreal and outfielder Avisail Garcia landed in Beantown from Detroit.

    The highly-touted Garcia was then moved to Chicago by Boston.

    "We're really excited to bring Jake here," Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington said. "He's obviously a proven Major League starter. He's had a ton of success in his career. And I think if there's one thing we wanted to do -- if we could pull it off -- is to add a starting pitcher. As we looked at the next two months, we're in position to compete for a playoff spot and we just felt like adding a starting pitcher was probably the most important thing we could do to protect our chances to do that."

    Boston is a half-game behind the Tampa Bay Rays for the American League East lead and is ahead in the AL wild card race. It made sense for the Red Sox to make the deal with ace Clay Buchholz still weeks away from returning to full strength. Ryan Dempster is also dealing with his own aches and pains.

    Brandon Workman may get shifted to the bullpen now that Peavy is on board and delivered an admirable outing in Tuesday's 8-2 victory over the Mariners. Workman struck out nine batters, walked one and gave up a run and six hits in six innings of work for his first Major League win in his third start.

    "Hopefully tonight is the first of many wins in his career," Boston manager John Farrell said of Workman. "As we've seen in the three starts he's made, once he gets through the first three innings he starts to get a good rhythm going."

    Workman got some obvious help from the offense, as Dustin Pedroia and Jarrod Saltalamacchia each hit a two-run homer and Jacoby Ellsbury went deep. Pedroia drove in three runs and Shane Victorino went 3-for-4 with three runs scored for the Red Sox, who have won three of four games and bounced back from a poor call the previous time out in Monday's 2-1 loss to the Rays.

    The Red Sox have scored 20 runs in their last three wins.

    Red Sox starter John Lackey hopes to end a personal two-start losing streak when he gets the call versus Seattle. Lackey last toed the rubber in Friday's 6-0 setback at Baltimore and was tagged for five runs and nine hits, including three homers over 6 1/3 frames.

    The right-handed Lackey, who has lost three of four appearances, is now 7-8 on the season with a 3.19 ERA in 18 starts. Lackey is 4-2 in seven starts at Fenway Park in 2013 and owns a 15-10 record with a 3.61 ERA in 30 career starts against the Mariners.

    Seattle kicked off its six-game road trip on the east coast on Tuesday and saw starting pitcher Joe Saunders struggle through five innings. Saunders was hammered for six runs, five of which were earned, and nine hits, including a pair of home runs.

    "It didn't look like he had his best stuff out there," Mariners acting manager Robby Thompson said about Saunders. "He just wasn't getting the ball down in the zone and getting some of those calls."

    Kendrys Morales and Henry Blanco had an RBI apiece for a Seattle team that is 8 1/2 games out of one of the final two wild card spots in the AL. The Mariners are 15-9 in July and haven't won 16 games in a month since June of the 2007 campaign.

    The Mariners have lost four of six games since a season-high eight-game win streak from July 12-23.

    Hisashi Iwakuma brings his three-game unbeaten streak into Wednesday's contest for the Mariners and has a 2.25 earned run average during the run. He won his third straight start Thursday in an 8-2 win over Minnesota and struck out nine batters over six scoreless innings, running his mark to 10-4 in 22 starts and lowering his ERA to 2.87.

    Iwakuma, who is 5-3 in 10 road starts, faced the Red Sox for the first time in an 11-8 loss on July 9 at Safeco Field. The Japanese right-hander did not factor in the outcome and allowed six runs, eight hits and three home runs in a season-low three innings.

    The Mariners have lost four of five to the Red Sox this season.

    07/31 11:41:20 ET

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      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.
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