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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 Video included

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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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    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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    2014 Avg.
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    Career Avg.
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    Name  Melvin Upton Jr
    Born  8/21/1984
    Height  6-3
    Weight  185
    Number  2
    Position  CF
    Bats  R
    Throws  R
    2/27/2015 4:28:00 PM
    Description: Braves center fielder Melvin Upton will likely begin the season on the disabled list after being diagnosed with sesamoiditis.
    Insight: Sesamoiditis is a condition when the bone behind the foot becomes inflamed. Upton will not resume baseball activities until the beginning of April at the earliest, which is unforunate because he is need of a bounce-back year. Eric Young Jr., Eury Perez, and Zoilo Almonte are the candidates to fill in for Upton.
     
    9/28/2014 9:49:00 AM
    Description: Braves center fielder B.J. Upton is 0-for-17 lifetime against Cole Hamels.
    Insight: After smashing his 12th homer of the year last night, it will interesting to see if Upton is in the lineup today against Philadelphia, as it could be his last game as a Brave.
     
    9/13/2014 1:21:00 PM
    Description: Braves center fielder B.J. Upton is not in the starting lineup on Saturday.
    Insight: Upton has had a rough season, batting .207 with 11 home runs and 34 RBI, so Emilio Bonifacio is taking away some of his playing time. Bonifacio will be in center field on Saturday.
     
    9/12/2014 1:28:00 PM
    Description: Atlanta center fielder B.J. Upton is a career .474 hitter (9-for-19) with four extra-base hits and a 1.384 OPS versus Texas starter Derek Holland.
    Insight: He's also stolen three bases with Holland on the mound. That's the good news. The bad news is Upton is batting .207 this season with 11 homers and 34 RBI and just 1-for-9 in three games this week.
     
    Cold9/1/2014 10:35:00 AM
    Description: Atlanta center fielder B.J. Upton should be getting Monday afternoon off as he's never figured out Phillies left-hander Cole Hamels.
    Insight: Upton is hitless in 18 tries against Hamels. The best he's managed is a walk and he's struck out five times. We suspect you weren't tempted on using Upton anyway, what with his .207 batting average and .607 OPS. Update: Upton is not in the starting lineup.
     
    7/28/2014 10:22:00 AM
    Description: Atlanta center fielder B.J. Upton is getting Monday afternoon off.
    Insight: Upton is batting .217 with a .623 OPS which is actually an improvement on last season, but since leaving Tampa Bay in 2012 he hasn't had any fantasy value whatsoever.
     
    6/18/2014 10:31:00 AM
    Description: Atlanta center fielder B.J. Upton is getting the afternoon off Wednesday against the Phillies. SOURCE: Braves on Twitter
    Insight: For only the second time this season, the Braves will feature a lineup without any of the two Upton brothers. B.J. has been the least productive of the two, batting just .209 in 66 games.
     
    6/16/2014 10:22:00 AM
    Description: Atlanta center fielder B.J. Upton could be given a day off Monday with an unfavorable matchup on the horizon.
    Insight: Upton (.209, 6 HR, 21 RBI, 10 SB) had a solid series against Anaheim, but is hitless in 12 tries against Phillies left-hander Cole Hamels. Avoid him even if he's in the lineup.
     
    6/6/2014 8:02:00 PM
    Description: Atlanta center fielder B.J. Upton won't start Friday against the Diamondbacks. SOURCE: Jody Jackson, Fox Sports Arizona
    Insight: Upton (.217, 5 HR, 15 RBI) left the team to see the birth of his child but he should be available off the bench. Jordan Schafer (.129, 0 HR, 2 RBI) will fill in at center field.
     
    Cold5/18/2014 12:43:00 PM
    Description: Braves center fielder B.J. Upton is not in the lineup Sunday after striking out four times Saturday afternoon.
    Insight: Upton's new pair of glasses has not helped him get back on track. He has gone 6-for-35 (.171) with a whopping 22 strikeouts in his last 11 games.
     
    Cold5/17/2014 5:31:00 PM
    Description: Braves center fielder B.J. Upton picked up a Golden Sombrero Saturday at St. Louis.
    Insight: So much for a new pair of glasses helping Upton get back on track. He has gone 6-for-35 (.171) with a whopping 22 strikeouts in his last 11 games.
     
    Cold4/16/2014 10:32:00 AM
    Description: Phillies starter Cliff Lee has struck out Atlanta center fielder B.J. Upton 14 times in 36 at-bats.
    Insight: Upton hit .184 with a .557 OPS in 391 at-bats last year and he's off to a .180 start with a .526 OPS in 2014. He can be dropped in mixed leagues.
     
    9/17/2013 10:54:00 PM
    Description: Atlanta center fielder B.J. Upton is 10-for-34 (.294) with five home runs and a 1.059 OPS versus Washington right-hander Dan Haren.
    Insight: Upton continues to struggle, batting .190 this season with nine homers and 26 RBI, but this is a rare favorable matchup. Start him against Haren in the first game of the doubleheader.
     
    9/16/2013 12:35:00 PM
    Description: Atlanta center fielder B.J. Upton is 10-for-34 (.294) with five home runs and a 1.059 OPS versus Washington right-hander Dan Haren.
    Insight: Upton continues to struggle, batting .190 this season with nine homers and 26 RBI, but this is a rare favorable matchup.
     
    9/2/2013 10:34:00 AM
    Description: Atlanta center fielder B.J. Upton used to face Mets starter Daisuke Matsuzaka all the time when Upton was on Tampa Bay and Matsuzaka pitched for the Red Sox. Usually, it didn't work out in Upton's favor.
    Insight: He's just 3-for-18 in his career against the man who invented the gyroball (supposedly). Five of those 18 encounters ended with Upton striking out.
     
    Cold8/17/2013 3:59:00 PM
    Description: Slumping Braves center fielder B.J. Upton has been given the day off. SOURCE: David O'Brien, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
    Insight: Upton is hitless in his last five games with seven strikeouts over that span. Jordan Schafer will get the start in center Saturday against Washington.
     
    Hot8/7/2013 10:32:00 PM
    Description: Atlanta center fielder B.J. Upton extended his hitting streak to five games with a four-hit performance Wednesday against the Nationals.
    Insight: He's batting .476 since his return from the disabled list. Upton's last four-hit game before Wednesday came on August 17, 2012 against the Angels.
     
    8/6/2013 10:14:00 PM
    Description: Braves center fielder B.J. Upton has hit safely in all four games since coming off the disabled list.
    Insight: He went 2-for-4 with two steals and a run Tuesday against Washington. Of course, he also struck out twice in the game and has fanned seven times in 16 at-bats since the team activated him. Upton is nearing the Mendoza line, but he still has just eight homers and 10 steals one year after blasting 28 longballs and swiping 31 bags.
     
    8/3/2013 1:53:00 PM
    Description: The Braves activated center fielder B.J. Upton from the disabled list on Saturday and have him back in the starting lineup playing center field and batting seventh.
    Insight: A strained adductor had kept Upton sidelined for the last three weeks. Even for the low-average Upton, 2013 has been a struggle. He's batting just .177 with an OPS (.565) almost 200 points below his normal production level.
     
    8/2/2013 8:30:00 PM
    Description: The Braves might activate center fielder B.J. Upton from the disabled list on Saturday. SOURCE: David O'Brien, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
    Insight: A strained adductor has kept Upton sidelined for the last three weeks. Upton began his rehab assignment with Triple-A Gwinnett on Wednesday. As long as he doesn't suffer a setback on Friday, he should be back in the Braves' starting nine Saturday or Sunday.
     

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      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>>

      • Great Stuff

      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>>

      Enter to win tickets to Nitro Jam

      The Great 38 is giving tickets to Nitro Jam. Enter below for your chance to win. More>>

      8 fun things to do in Tampa Bay this weekend | March 14-15 Video included

      Updated:

      See 8 fun events happening in Tampa Bay this weekend! 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 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>>

      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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