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      Saturday, January 31 2015 6:48 PM EST2015-01-31 23:48:18 GMT
      ???It will be mostly clear for the rest of your Saturday night with temps falling back into the low 50s,??? said Storm Team 8 Meteorologist Julie Phillips.
      ???It will be mostly clear for the rest of your Saturday night with temps falling back into the low 50s,??? said Storm Team 8 Meteorologist Julie Phillips.
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    New Orleans Pelicans

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    Jersey
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    Name  Austin Rivers
    Born  8/1/1992
    Height  6-4
    Weight  200
    College  Duke
    12/20/2014 9:18:00 PM
    Description: Pelicans guard Austin Rivers went 11-of-12 from the line during Saturday's loss to the Trail Blazers.
    Insight: He scored a team-high 21 points off the bench, and also had three assists, two rebounds, and one steal. Leave Rivers on the waiver wire.
     
    11/24/2014 2:35:00 PM
    Description: Pelicans guard Austin Rivers should take over the starting shooting guard role with Eric Gordon sidelined indefinitely.
    Insight: Rivers saw most of Gordon's maniutes after he was hurt Saturday and scored eight points with three rebounds, two assists and a steal in 33 minutes.
     
    4/14/2014 8:53:00 PM
    Description: Pelicans guard Austin Rivers was ejected from Monday's game against Oklahoma City for getting into an altercation with Nick Collison.
    Insight: Collison was also ejected. The Pelicans were already extremely thin at the guard position with Jrue Holiday, Brian Roberts and Eric Gordon all out. They'll need Tyreke Evans (knee), who was a late addition to the starting lineup, to handle the point and will give more minutes to Anthony Morrow.
     
    3/27/2014 6:26:00 PM
    Description: Pelicans guard Austin Rivers will return from an upper respiratory infection Friday against the Jazz, according to nola.com.
    Insight: Rivers is having his best month of the season, averaging 10.0 ppg in 12 contests, but he missed a chance to start Wednesday with Brian Roberts and Eric Gordon out. Roberts probably won't play Friday and Gordon is questionable.
     
    3/26/2014 7:02:00 PM
    Description: Pelicans guard Austin Rivers is out with an upper respiratory infection Wednesday against the Clippers. SOURCE: Nakia Hogan, New Orleans Times-Picayune
    Insight: Rivers is having his best month of the season, averaging 10.0 ppg in 12 contests. This should only be a one-game absence.
     
    3/12/2013 6:07:00 PM
    Description: The Hornets announced that guard Austin Rivers had successful surgery to repair his hand fracture. He'll be out 4-6 weeks. SOURCE: Jimmy Smith, NOLA.com
    Insight: Rivers had just one double-digit scoring effort since Dec. 28 so he wasn't a fantasy factor.
     
    3/6/2013 9:46:00 PM
    Description: New Orleans guard Austin Rivers has a right hand injury and won't return to Wednesday's game, according to John Reid of NOLA.com.
    Insight: Rivers has just one double-digit scoring effort since Dec. 28 so he isn't a fantasy factor.
     
    1/25/2013 9:30:00 PM
    Description: New Orleans guard Austin Rivers injured his wrist after falling to the court Friday against Houston.
    Insight: It looks like he's done for the night. Rivers has been useless this month, averaging just 2.4 ppg in 12 January appearances. Even in deep leagues, he's not a fantasy option.
     
    12/30/2012 12:42:00 PM
    Description: Hornets rookie guard Austin Rivers showed why he isn't yet a rosterable fantasy option when he scored zero points in 13 minutes Saturday.
    Insight: Rivers scored 27 points on Dec. 14 but has only produced 52 total points the last eight games (6.5 ppg). Now that Eric Gordon is back in the lineup, Rivers' playing time will be even more inconsistent.
     
    12/15/2012 10:24:00 AM
    Description: New Orleans guard Austin Rivers' career-high 27 points on 9-of-14 shooting (5-6 3PT) were not enough as the Hornets dropped Friday's game to Minnesota.
    Insight: Rivers is averaging 14 points on 49.1 percent shooting his last five games after making just 28.3 percent of his field goal attempts while averaging 6.1 ppg in his first 16. He has some work to do to make fantasy owners forget about that poor start but at least he's on the right path.
     
    Cold12/3/2012 10:46:00 PM
    Description: New Orleans guard Austin Rivers went 0-of-5 from the field Monday against the Bucks.
    Insight: Rivers has only made 3-of-18 from the field his last three games. He's not a fantasy factor at this time.
     
    11/12/2012 2:04:00 PM
    Description: New Orleans guard Austin Rivers rolled his right ankle in practice Monday but he's still expected to play Tuesday. SOURCE: New Orleans Times-Picayune
    Insight: That could change if he wakes up in pain Tuesday. Rivers has already dealt with a bunch of injuries this season and is only averaging 5.5 points, 3.5 assists and 2.0 rebounds in 29 minutes per game while shooting 21.9 percent from the field. He's not really worth the trouble right now.
     
    11/9/2012 7:03:00 PM
    Description: New Orleans guard Austin Rivers will start Friday night's game against Charlotte. He missed the team's game on Wednesday because of a sprained finger.
    Insight: Rivers is shooting just 20 percent this season. He'll try to improve that percentage tonight against the 1-2 Bobcats.
     
    11/7/2012 5:48:00 PM
    Description: Hornets guard Austin Rivers is a no-go for Wednesday's game against Philadelphia. Rivers has a sprained finger.
    Insight: The rookie out of Duke has averaged a pedestrian six ppg in three appearances this season. For now, consider him day-to-day.
     
    10/27/2012 6:43:00 PM
    Description: New Orleans guard Austin Rivers is doing well after tweaking his ankle in Friday night's preseason game against the Heat. He should be ready for Wednesday's regular season opener against the Spurs.
    Insight: If Eric Gordon remains sidelined with a sore knee, Rivers could open the season as the team's starting shooting guard.
     
    10/26/2012 10:23:00 PM
    Description: Hornets guard Austin Rivers re-injured his right ankle Friday night against the Heat.
    Insight: Rivers had six points on 2-of-6 shooting before the ankle injury forced him out of the game. The rookie from Duke will have a few days to rest up before New Orleans opens its regular season Wednesday versus the Spurs.
     
    10/24/2012 4:49:00 PM
    Description: New Orleans rookie guard Austin Rivers will miss Wednesday's preseason game against the Rockets to rest his sprained ankle. Rivers suffered the injury Monday night during a game against Dallas.
    Insight: Rivers will open the season as a backup to starting point guard Greivis Vasquez. He averaged 15.5 ppg on 43.3 percent shooting last season at Duke.
     
    6/28/2012 8:35:00 PM
    Description: Austin Rivers was selected by the Hornets as the 10th overall pick in Thursday night's NBA Draft.
    Insight: Rivers had an up and down season as a freshman at Duke last year (15.4 ppg) but when he's on his game, Rivers can be an elite scorer with great range and incredible quickness. He'll join a New Orleans backcourt that already includes Greivis Vasquez, Jarret Jack and Eric Gordon.
     

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      Great 38: Win tickets to Daytona 500

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      Here's your chance to win tickets to the 2015 Daytona 500. Entering is easy, simply fill out the entry form included. More>>

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      News Now: Media General CEO talks about his career, future for company Video included

      Updated:

      In December, LIN Media and Media General merged to create the second largest broadcasting company in the country. The former CEO and President of LIN Media, Vince Sadusky, was placed at the helm of the new and improved Media General. More>>

      Bill Schifino, Jr talks about being President-Elect of the Florida Bar Video included

      Updated:

      Earlier this month, Bill Schifino, Jr. was announced as the 2015-16 President-Elect of the Florida Bar. Schifino comes to this position with a strong resume. More>>

      Trio sets off on 900 mile trek across Florida Video included

      Updated:

      Joe Guthrie, Mallory Lykes Dimmitt, and Carlton Ward Jr. are embarking on a journey of a lifetime. The trio are setting off on a 70-day, 900 mile trek across the state???without any automobiles.
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      How this guide dog helps one blind triathlete chase her Paralympic dream

      Updated:

      Every time Paralympic hopeful Amy Dixon makes it to the end of another grueling triathlon, she knows her trusty companion will be waiting for her at the finish line. Sixteen years after she lost vision in her right eye, which she says she viewed as "a death sentence" at the time,  More>>

      Legoland Florida hotel to open in spring; built for kids

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      Updated:

      Legoland Florida Hotel will welcome its first guests a month earlier than previously expected.During an announcement Thursday, Legoland executives announced May 15 as the revised opening date.  More>>

      3 rhinos escape from safari zoo, return safely Video included

      Updated:

      Three rhinoceroses escaped from their site at a safari zoo in Israel this week, NBC reported.  More>>

      VIRAL VIDEO: Bossy 4-year-old girl feeds 6 pit bull dogs

      Little Girl Controls Pit Bull Dogs | Future Dog Trainer, Jukin Video on YouTube Little Girl Controls Pit Bull Dogs | Future Dog Trainer, Jukin Video on YouTube
      Updated:

      A video of a very authoritative 4-year-old girl feeding six very obedient pit pulls in the middle of a kitchen has gone viral on the web and is prompting a heated debate about the pit bull breed.
      More>>

      8 fun things to do in Tampa Bay this weekend | January 17-18 Video included

      Updated:

      See 8 fun things happening this weekend in Tampa Bay!
      More>>

      'Birdman,' 'Budapest' top Oscar nominations with 9 nods each

      Updated:

      Two extravagant comedies, "Birdman" and "The Grand Budapest Hotel," tied for the most Oscar nominations Thursday morning with nine nods each, including best picture. More>>

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      • Beautiful weather to end weekend in Tampa Bay

        Beautiful weather to end weekend in Tampa Bay

        Saturday, January 31 2015 6:48 PM EST2015-01-31 23:48:18 GMT
        ???It will be mostly clear for the rest of your Saturday night with temps falling back into the low 50s,??? said Storm Team 8 Meteorologist Julie Phillips.
        ???It will be mostly clear for the rest of your Saturday night with temps falling back into the low 50s,??? said Storm Team 8 Meteorologist Julie Phillips.
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