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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>>

    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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      The front that brought the strong storms across the Tampa Bay area yesterday has stalled just south of Sarasota.
      The front that brought the strong storms across the Tampa Bay area yesterday has stalled just south of Sarasota.
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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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    Sunday, November 18th (All times eastern)

    Houston Rockets (4-5) at Los Angeles Lakers (4-5), 9:30 p.m.

    (Sports Network) - The Mike D'Antoni era begins Sunday night.

    The new head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers will be on the sideline coaching his squad Sunday against the Houston Rockets at the Staples Center.

    D'Antoni watched Friday night's victory over the Phoenix Suns from the players' lounge while getting therapy after knee surgery.

    The early returns were positive. The Lakers put up 114 points in their victory over the Suns after just beginning to learn D'Antoni's new offensive system.

    "Everybody kind of moves, the whole offense has to find their position," said Kobe Bryant, who scored a game-high 31 points against Phoenix. "He knows how to direct his offense and he's been directing it for a long time, and the main thing is, it's very simple."

    D'Antoni will coach his first game since March of last season with the New York Knicks. Things didn't work well in the Big Apple, but D'Antoni's offense should make everyone forget departed coach Mike Brown's slower Princeton offense.

    "It was good," D'Antoni said, referring to the offense on Friday, after practice on Saturday. "We're more of in a halfway stage with a lot of the concepts we're trying to get. Overall, we shot the ball well. There will be some bumps along the road, but overall pretty good."

    Bryant wasn't the only big contributor on Friday. The starting frontline of Dwight Howard, Pau Gasol and Metta World Peace combined for 56 points, 28 rebounds and seven blocked shots.

    Friday's win ended Bernie Bickerstaff's run as Lakers coach and he will remain with the team after going 3-1 at the helm.

    "I thought it was said that it would be a footnote, and it would be something that's in history that maybe my grandkids can talk about," said Bickerstaff. "But it's all good, it's all fun and that's what life is about -- don't take yourself too seriously, enjoy, and enjoy the ride."

    The Rockets head to Tinsel Town after a heartbreaking loss to the Portland Trail Blazers Friday night. The Rockets fell, 119-117 in overtime, their second overtime loss to Portland this season.

    Houston watched a 16-point lead evaporate on Friday thanks to some great play by Portland rookie Damian Lillard. Lillard scored 14 of his 27 points in the final 8:03 and Nicolas Batum had 35 to go along with 29 from LaMarcus Aldridge.

    "When those guys are hitting shots like that, nobody in the world's going to stop them," said Rockets' forward Chandler Parsons.

    James Harden led six Houston players in double-figures with 29 points. Parsons and Omer Asik both had double-doubles, but the Rockets fell to 2-2 under interim coach Kelvin Sampson, who is guiding the team while head coach Kevin McHale is on a leave of absence to deal with a personal matter.

    Houston has lost five of its last seven. The good news for the Rockets is they have won their last two against the Lakers, but are just 4-10 in their last 14 against Los Angeles.

    11/18 10:49:02 ET

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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>>

      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>>

      Out and About
      • Great StuffMore>>

      • Drier, mostly cloudy today in Tampa Bay

        Drier, mostly cloudy today in Tampa Bay

        Tuesday, April 21 2015 4:27 AM EDT2015-04-21 08:27:41 GMT
        The front that brought the strong storms across the Tampa Bay area yesterday has stalled just south of Sarasota.
        The front that brought the strong storms across the Tampa Bay area yesterday has stalled just south of Sarasota.
      • 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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