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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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    Friday, November 2nd (All times eastern)

    Sacramento Kings (0-1) at Minnesota Timberwolves (0-0), 8 p.m.

    (Sports Network) - The Minnesota Timberwolves open their 2012-13 campaign Friday night at home against the Sacramento Kings.

    This season offered such promise for the T-Wolves. Last season, before star guard Ricky Rubio tore his ACL and lateral collateral ligament in early March, Minnesota was a playoff-bound team.

    Rubio crumpled, the team lost 13 of 14 down the stretch and the Timberwolves were back in the lottery.

    Rubio won't be back in the near future for Minnesota, but All-NBA forward Kevin Love could carry them into the postseason, right?

    Wrong.

    Love broke his hand doing knuckle push-ups and will be out until close to Christmas.

    "If we play good basketball and we continue the defense we've been playing throughout the preseason then we're going to win some ball games," said Love. "And the sooner we get Ricky and myself back and get to a full roster, I think we're going to have a major breakthrough and continue to play better."

    The load will be left on last season's No. 2 overall pick in the NBA Draft, Derrick Williams, Andrei Kirilenko and Brandon Roy. Kirilenko and Roy both missed all of last season. Kirilenko played in the Euroleague for CSKA Moscow and Roy retired before the 2011-12 season tipped off with knee injuries.

    It remains to be seen what to expect from the Wolves, but the Kings gave a little indication Wednesday night.

    Sacramento hung in there against the Bulls in Chicago, but fell 93-87.

    Tyreke Evans led the way for the Kings with 21 points and eight rebounds. Marcus Thornton came off the bench with 15 and DeMarcus Cousins added 14.

    A big problem for the Kings in their opener was turnovers. Sacramento had 21 Wednesday night, including seven for Cousins, and that number is way too high to beat a good defensive team like the Bulls.

    "Unacceptable," Cousins said. "I know it was our first game, but we can't use that as an excuse. Twenty-one turnovers to this team is too much."

    Trimming that number will be a main goal tonight, especially when you lose a heartbreaker in Chicago like the Kings did on Wednesday.

    "We gave up 25 points off of turnovers. We cut that in half, we have a great opportunity to win this basketball game," philosophized head coach Keith Smart after the season-opening loss.

    The Kings and Wolves split last season's series as the home team won twice.

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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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