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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>>

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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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      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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    Friday, November 15th (All times Eastern)

    Brooklyn Nets (2-5) at Phoenix Suns (5-3), 9 p.m.

    (SportsNetwork.com) - The Brooklyn Nets hope to end their recent woes when they resume a three-game western road trip Friday against the Phoenix Suns.

    The Nets shuffled their roster in the offseason by bringing in Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Jason Terry to run with Deron Williams, Brook Lopez and Joe Johnson. So far the experiment has produced a 2-5 record and grumblings in the 11217 area code.

    Brooklyn opened the west coast jaunt with Wednesday's 107-86 loss at Sacramento, as Lopez led the way with 16 points and nine rebounds and both Williams and Shaun Livingston added 13 points. Pierce and Johnson finished with 12 and 10 points, respectively, and Garnett had just six.

    "There's a process that we have to go through," Nets head coach Jason Kidd said of the team's struggles. "This is something that you're going to go through as a team at some point in the season it just happens that we're going through it a little bit earlier than we expected."

    The Nets, who trailed by as many as 23 points, are 0-5 this season in games which they've been outscored in the third quarter and winless on the road (0-4).

    Kidd, meanwhile, is a former Sun and squared off with Phoenix first-year head coach Jeff Hornacek 22 times during their playing days. Kidd played in 331 career games with the Suns, including playoff games (1996-2000), and averaged 14.4 points and 9.7 assists.

    Brooklyn is in the midst of playing five of six contests on the road and will close out the three-game trek Saturday against the Los Angeles Clippers.

    Phoenix has been a big surprise this season with a 5-3 record and will try to stay unbeaten at home (4-0) Friday night. The Suns, though, suffered a 90-89 loss at Portland on Wednesday and failed to reach 90 points for the first time in the past five contests.

    Eric Bledsoe scored 23 points and Gerald Green added 17 for the Suns, who have held a lead in the fourth quarter of all eight of their games. Phoenix had a number of chances in the closing seconds. Bledsoe drove on Nicolas Batum and missed a layup, but P.J. Tucker kept it alive with a tip shot that bounced off the back of the rim to Markieff Morris. Morris caught the rebound and had one final look, but his layup hung on the rim and fell off as the clock hit zero.

    "Eric (Bledsoe) probably got fouled on the layup, and then we had two tip-ins that were point-blank," Hornacek said of the final possession. "A tough one to take. That's the way it goes. You're going to win some of those close games, and lose some."

    Bledsoe has scored 20-plus points in back-to-back games and Morris, the Western Conference Player of the Week for games played Nov. 4-10, is averaging 20.5 points per game in his last four. Bledsoe is also just one of four players in the NBA to average at least 20 points, seven assists and four rebounds.

    Hornacek is the first Suns head coach to win his first four home games and the team is aiming for the first 5-0 start in the desert since starting 10-0 in 2009-10. The Suns have won five in a row at home dating back to last season.

    Suns guard Goran Dragic (lacerated forehead) is probable Friday and rookie center Alex Len (ankle) is listed as questionable. Dragic, who returned to the lineup on Wednesday because of an ankle injury, had 14 points against the Blazers before leaving in the fourth quarter after a collision with Mo Williams.

    The Suns and Nets are meeting for the first time since Brooklyn swept the two- game series in 2012-13. Phoenix still has a respectable 9-4 mark in the previous 13 matchups between the teams and is 16-3 in the last 19 meetings in the Valley of the Sun.

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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
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      • Hot and breezy in Tampa Bay

        Hot and breezy in Tampa Bay

        Saturday, April 25 2015 11:40 AM EDT2015-04-25 15:40:46 GMT
        Saturday is shaping up nicely!
        Saturday is shaping up nicely!
      • 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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