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    Exclusive look inside newly renovated Al Lang Stadium Video included

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

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    PARC prepares for 41st Annual Golf Tournament Video included

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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>>

    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>>

    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>>

    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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      Friday, April 24 2015 2:57 PM EDT2015-04-24 18:57:44 GMT
      A gorgeous Friday evening is in store for the Tampa Bay area with warm temps and just some lingering cloud cover. There is just a slim 10% chance of a small shower developing east of I-75.
      A gorgeous Friday evening is in store for the Tampa Bay area with warm temps and just some lingering cloud cover. There is just a slim 10% chance of a small shower developing east of I-75.
    • 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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    Sunday, July 20 (All times Eastern)

    Kansas City Royals (48-48) at Boston Red Sox (45-52), 1:35 p.m.

    Probable Starting Pitchers: Kansas City - Yordano Ventura (7-7, 3.22) Boston - Jon Lester (9-7, 2.65)

    (SportsNetwork.com) - The Boston Red Sox will try to wrap up a three-game sweep of the Kansas City Royals at Fenway Park Sunday, and they'll do so with their ace on the mound.

    Jon Lester will take the hill for Boston, but his counterpart, Yordano Ventura, has pitched well for the Royals in recent outings.

    Ventura enters the contest with an even 7-7 record, but has kept his earned run average down to a cool 3.22. He's accumulated 88 strikeouts and 31 walks in 18 appearances this season (17 starts).

    Ventura picked up the win for Kansas City in his latest appearance on July 13, even though he went just 1 2/3 innings. He pitched scoreless ball and allowed a single hit to Detroit. In his past three trips to the mound, he's 2-0 and has allowed five runs in 15 innings.

    The 23-year-old righty has relished his opportunities on the road this season, earning a 4-1 record in seven starts with a 2.83 ERA.

    Lester, although not earning a decision in either of his last two starts, has steadily been decreasing his ERA, which was at 3.52 seven starts ago. Now Lester enters the matchup with a 2.65 ERA and a 9-7 record. His 134 strikeouts places him in the top 10 in the American League.

    Lester's last loss came back on June 7. Since then, he's 3-0 in six starts and hasn't allowed more than three earned runs to an opponent. In his last outing, he went seven innings against the White Sox, surrendering one run on seven hits with 12 strikeouts.

    In 10 starts against Kansas City lifetime, Lester is 6-3 with an impressive 1.60 ERA. He's also holding the Royals to a .178 batting average in those 10 starts.

    The Royals were the first to strike on Saturday night, as Omar Infante sent a sacrifice fly to the outfield which scored Jarrod Dyson in the third inning. But Kansas City wasn't able to maintain the advantage.

    Shane Victorino, fresh off his stint on the DL, hit a shot to shortstop at Alcides Escobar, who was charged with an error that allowed Victorino to be safe at first. Jonny Gomes scored the tying run on the play.

    Mike Napoli clubbed a solo homer to left in the sixth inning, providing the eventual winning run. Rubby De La Rosa had a strong outing for the Red Sox, lasting seven innings and allowing five hits and just one run. He picked up the win.

    "We're not scoring enough runs. It's as simple as that," Royals manager Ned Yost said.

    Danny Duffy was tagged with the loss, even though he was credited with just the one earned run.

    The Red Sox are doing all they can to climb out of the AL East basement, having won five of their last six games. Conversely, the Royals have lost five of their last six games and are in a battle with Cleveland for the second spot in the AL Central.

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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
      • Great StuffMore>>

      • Drier and hotter in Tampa Bay

        Drier and hotter in Tampa Bay

        Friday, April 24 2015 2:57 PM EDT2015-04-24 18:57:44 GMT
        A gorgeous Friday evening is in store for the Tampa Bay area with warm temps and just some lingering cloud cover. There is just a slim 10% chance of a small shower developing east of I-75.
        A gorgeous Friday evening is in store for the Tampa Bay area with warm temps and just some lingering cloud cover. There is just a slim 10% chance of a small shower developing east of I-75.
      • 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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