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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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      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.
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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.
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    Monday, March 11th (All times Eastern)

    Oklahoma City Thunder (47-16) at San Antonio Spurs (48-15), 8:30 p.m.

    (Sports Network) - Ali/Frazier, Duke/North Carolina and Yankees/Red Sox are considered premier rivalries in sports lore.

    The NBA's Western Conference has established an impressive one between the Oklahoma City Thunder and San Antonio Spurs. The two powers collide Monday in the Alamo City with the conference's top seed up for grabs.

    San Antonio currently sits a game ahead of the Thunder and is looking to get back on track after getting crushed by the Portland Trail Blazers, 136-106, Friday night in the continuation of a six-game homestand. The Spurs had a 29-27 lead after 12 minutes and knew they were in for a long night after that.

    Portland won every quarter after the first by scoring 30-plus points, including a lopsided 46-24 advantage in the final stanza. The Trail Blazers, who used a 19-6 burst in the second quarter, shot 61.6 percent for the game and made 13-of-21 3-pointers, while San Antonio's 52.4 percent clip from the floor wasn't good enough.

    Tim Duncan had 18 points, Manu Ginobili and Kawhi Leonard both scored 16 and Cory Joseph, who's been filling in for injured point guard Tony Parker, had 13 points, three assists and two steals.

    "There will be a bunch of film session involved in this one," Duncan said. "The game just got away from us."

    The Spurs had a three-game winning streak stopped and lost for the third time in the past 12 tries. They are 3-2 on the homestand and 25-4 as the host. San Antonio, which is two wins shy of 50 for a 14th consecutive season, are slated to visit Minnesota on Tuesday and will return home for four straight games.

    Ginobili talked about the matchup with the Thunder after Sunday's practice.

    "Tough game. Great test for us, hopefully we do much better," Ginobili said. "It's gonna be one of those games where you really gotta be close to perfect to win, so hopefully we are. (Kevin) Durant is shooting great, scoring like always. (Russell) Westbrook is so fast and gets you offguard in transition with his speed. They got a great system going, great flow and an enormous amount of talent."

    Ginobili said you always want to measure up against the best. Playing better and being more ready than the last game versus Portland will be key.

    Oklahoma City enters Monday's test riding a five-game winning streak and has prevailed in eight of the last nine games. It is fresh off Sunday's 91-79 triumph over the visiting Boston Celtics as Durant, the NBA's leading scorer with 28.4 ppg, finished with 23 points and 11 rebounds.

    Westbrook added 15 points for Oklahoma City, which avoided the proverbial trap game versus the Celtics with San Antonio looming.

    "I thought our fourth-quarter defense was as good as it can get," OKC head coach Scott Brooks said. "

    Boston likes to run screens, pick-and-roll and set up in the post, and the Thunder were able to avoid breakdowns for the win. Durant, Westbrook and Nick Collison were all pleased with the defensive effort versus the Celtics, but must now face a Spurs team looking to save face from an embarrassing loss.

    The Thunder, who are second in the NBA in scoring (106.7 ppg), have won three straight away from home and are 19-12 as the visitor this season. They have split two meetings with San Antonio this season with each team coming out on top as the host. The Spurs, who are fourth with 104.8 ppg, have taken nine of the past 11 meetings with OKC.

    Oklahoma City has lost five straight and 15 of 18 trips to the AT&T Center.

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    Welcome to Great38 Tampa Bay WTTA-TV/DT - WFLA News Channel 8

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      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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