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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>>

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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>>

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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>>

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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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    Tuesday, May 7th (All times Eastern)

    (3) Vancouver Canucks (0-3) at (6) San Jose Sharks (3-0), 10 p.m.

    (Sports Network) - The San Jose Sharks will try to complete the franchise's first sweep of a playoff series on Tuesday when they host the Vancouver Canucks in Game 4 at HP Pavilion.

    After winning Games 1 and 2 in Vancouver, sixth-seeded San Jose staked itself to a commanding 3-0 lead in this best-of-seven series with Sunday's 5-2 rout of the Canucks.

    If San Jose can't finish the sweep of the third-seeded Canucks, the series will head back to Vancouver for a Game 5 encounter on Thursday.

    The Canucks, who won their fifth straight Northwest Division title this season, are in serious danger of a second straight first-round exit. Vancouver was the top-seeded team in the West last spring when it was eliminated in the opening round by Los Angeles.

    Vancouver lost the opener of this series by a 3-1 score before falling 3-2 in overtime in Game 2. The Canucks were hoping the return of No. 1 goaltender Cory Schneider would change their fortunes in Game 3, but that was not the case.

    Instead, it was San Jose goaltender Antti Niemi leading his team to victory, as he made 28 saves to back up a strong offensive effort from the Sharks, who took control of the game with three goals in the first 4:07 of the third period.

    The Sharks led 2-0 before Alexandre Burrows cut the deficit for Vancouver at 11:07 of the second period. However, Logan Couture registered two power-play goals during San Jose's outburst in the third period to help five the Sharks a 5-1 lead.

    Clinging to a 2-1 lead, the Sharks broke the game open by lighting the lamp three times in a span of 2:27.

    San Jose opened the frame on a power play after Joe Thornton drew a cross- checking penalty on a breakaway with 15 seconds left in the second period. Couture skated down the left wing and beat Schneider to the far side at the 1:40 mark. Patrick Marleau scored nine seconds later, cutting to the middle and firing a shot while falling down.

    Couture converted on another man advantage at 4:07 to make it 5-1 and end Schneider's outing.

    "It's nice to get the quick (goals), mine on the power play and (Marleau)," Couture said. "Big goals. Got the crowd back into it, got us going in the third. It was a lot of fun."

    Dan Hamhuis scored for Vancouver at 13:12 of the third period to account for the final margin.

    Schneider missed the final two games of the regular season and did not dress for the first two playoff contests with what the team termed a "body" injury. He was replaced in the third period on Sunday by Roberto Luongo, who started and lost the first two games of the series in Vancouver.

    "Down 3-0, our lifelines are gone. We can't mess up anymore," said Canucks forward Jannik Hansen.

    The Canucks were one win away from winning the club's first championship in 2011, but have now lost nine of their last 10 playoff games since taking a 3-2 lead over the Boston Bruins in the Stanley Cup Finals two years ago.

    Vancouver hasn't been swept in a best-of-seven series since losing four straight to Colorado in the opening round of the 2001 playoffs.

    The Sharks, who won all three encounters against Vancouver in the regular season, were 17-2-5 on home ice this year compared to an 8-14-2 mark on the road.

    San Jose played the last two games without forward Martin Havlat, who is dealing with a lower-body issue and is questionable for Tuesday. Fellow forward Scott Gomez (undisclosed) and defenseman Jason Demers (ankle) are also questionable for Game 3.

    These teams met just once before in the playoffs, with the Canucks taking the Western Conference final series in 2011 in a five-game victory.

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      Exclusive look inside newly renovated Al Lang Stadium Video included

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      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>>

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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!
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      • 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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