10/01/14 TV and Radio
Baseball, NL wild card game Giants at Pirates 8 p.m. ESPN, ESPND; 620-AM Boxing Middleweights: Stevens vs. N'Dam 9 p.m. ESPN2 College volleyball Missouri at Mississippi 7 p.m. SEC Georgia at Auburn 9 p.m. ESPNU Golf LPGA: Reignwood Classic 11 p.m. Golf NHL, preseason Penguins at Red Wings 8 p.m. NHL Soccer UEFA Champions League: Juventus at Atletico Madrid 2:30 p.m. ESPN2 UEFA Champions League: Real Madrid at Ludogorets Razgrad 2:30 p.m. FSF, ESPND UEFA Champions League: Galatasaray at Arsenal 2:30 p.m. FS1 UEFA Champions League: Liverpool at Basel 2:30 p.m. FS2 Mexican: Cruz Azul at Tijuana 11 p.m. ESPND Tennis ATP: China Open 9 a.m. Tennis ATP: China Open and Japan Open 10 p.m. Tennis
SURGEON JOINS BROOKSVILLE PRACTICE: Dr. Utpal Patel has joined the practice of Drs. Sunanda Singh and Anjali Singh.
Patel is board certified by the American Board of Dermatology and has completed an American College of Mohs Surgery fellowship at the Laser & Dermatologic Surgery Center in Chesterfield, Mo. He comes to the practice from the University of Florida Department of Dermatology and Zephyrhills Skin Center....
Aqua Bar and Lounge: 1365 Kass Circle, Spring Hill. DJ, 9 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Thursday. Karaoke, 9 p.m. Wednesday. No cover. (352) 600-2802.
Bamboo's Bar & Eatery: 4564 Commercial Way, Spring Hill. DJ, 9 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Monday and Wednesday. No cover. (352) 596-5008.
Bayport Inn: 4835 Cortez Blvd., Bayport. Peter Cannon, 6-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Live entertainment, 2-6 p.m. Sunday. No cover. (352) 596-1088....
09/30/14 Lightning Strikes
DALLAS — Lightning wing prospect Jonathan Drouin has been encouraged by progress with his fractured right thumb, making a small step Tuesday of taking the ice for practice in a red (no-contact) jersey.
Though Drouin, 19, is still limited — he watched most drills Tuesday — he hopes to be ready by the regular-season opener, Oct. 9 against the Panthers.
"I'm feeling better," he said. "There's still a little bit of pain, but we're going in the right direction. A couple weeks left and I'm sure I'll be fine by then. Progress has been really good."...
09/30/14 Volleyball Preps
ST. PETERSBURG — Palm Harbor University didn't have a dominant player when the season began. Yet coach Tara Kuk, in her 12th season, was quietly confident that this could be one of her best teams.
That's because the Hurricanes have talented players all over the court.
The depth was on display Tuesday night when PHU swept past Class 8A, District 8 opponent St. Petersburg 25-7, 25-16, 25-11. They improved to 14-1 and it was their ninth sweep....
MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY
PHSC North Campus Events: Pasco-Hernando State College hosts its seventh annual Peace Week from Monday thought Thursday. This year's theme is "Resilience." Pasco-Hernando State College North Campus, 11415 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Brooksville. 1-877-879-7422. For a full schedule of events at all PHSC campuses, visit the website at phcc.edu/peace....
09/30/14 Volleyball Preps
TAMPA — The last time Berkeley Prep and Academy of the Holy Names met on that court, the Jaguars defeated the Bucs in three sets to win the Class 4A, District 10 title, ending Berkeley Prep's 11-year championship streak.
So Tuesday, when the district rivals met again, the dramatics were no surprise.
AHN took the first two close sets before the Bucs staged a comeback in the third. The rally was short-lived, however, as the Jaguars beat Berkeley Prep 26-24 in the fourth to win the match 3-1 (25-21, 25-21, 13-25, 26-24)....
09/30/14 Lightning Strikes
DALLAS — Turns out, Jason Garrison is versatile at the blue line — and on the red carpet.
The new Lightning defenseman joined actor girlfriend Katie Cassidy (Arrow, Taken) last month at New York Fashion Week, catching a few shows and after parties. One day he went stylish with a tux, the next day a simple T-shirt, jeans and a cap.
"I actually enjoy it," Garrison said. "And I kind of have a sort of interest in that kind of stuff. So it was a good little weekend getaway."...
GAINESVILLE — The week off has proved beneficial for the Gators secondary, according to S Jabari Gorman. After a 42-21 loss to Alabama in which the secondary was shredded by the Tide's offense, coach Will Muschamp told the players no job was safe. Gorman said it sent a message that's been received loud and clear as the team prepares for Tennessee this weekend. "It makes us better because it starts a competition all over again like in camp," he said. "Things like that make me a better player, makes me more hungry and anticipate more of what's going on. … You can see the work ethic increase since. … We realized you can't be complacent."...
SCOTT KEELER | Times
Indiana Jones, a young loggerhead, gets the paparazzi treatment as Clearwater Marine Aquarium staff and volunteers release her and another rehabilitated sea turtle into the Gulf of Mexico at Fort De Soto Park's North Beach on Tuesday. In April, the aquarium's nesting patrol found her half-buried on Indian Shores. She was emaciated, covered in barnacles and barely able to lift her head to breath, according to aquarium officials. Indy weighed 66 pounds when she was found and now tips the scales at around 100 pounds. An IV drip of nutritional supplements and fluids started her recovery. Jumanji, a Kemp's ridley turtle, was also released. For video, go to tampabay.com/video....
TAMPA — High school graduations will be calmer this spring, with a slightly more manageable schedule and gentler treatment of guests, district officials told the Hillsborough County School Board Tuesday.
Instead of four graduations each day, on most days there will be three. On days when there are four, they will begin at 9 a.m. to allow more time for guests to come and go, said Tanly Cabrera, the district's director of administration....
09/30/14 Local Government
KENNETH CITY — After weeks of disagreement, council members here tentatively approved a budget Tuesday — the last day of the fiscal year. Technically, Kenneth City will begin the 2014-15 fiscal year without a budget. The budget and tax rate won't be official until given final approval, scheduled for 6 p.m. Friday in the Community Hall, 4600 58th St. N. The meeting is open to the public. The main hangup to an agreement over the budget concerned raises for six employees. The 3-1 compromise vote gives 6 percent raises for those six positions. Four of the employees who hold those positions also will get a 4 percent one-time bonus. The two positions that will not get bonuses are vacant. Council member Barbara Roberts was the lone dissenting vote....
1 Movies in the Park: Just in time for the cooler evenings of October, we get free movies in the parks. St. Petersburg's popular date night/family picnic scene on the downtown waterfront returns this week with Robin William's great Dead Poets Society. Brazilian music by Rio Bossa starts at 6 p.m. today and the movie begins at dark. On Oct. 9, Denzel Washington leads a racially divided football team to victory in Remember the Titans, with the Kimi Tortuga Duo providing music beforehand at North Straub Park on Beach Drive between NE Fourth and Fifth avenues. Some of the Saturday Morning Market's most popular vendors will be selling food, and a free and secure valet bicycle parking will be available on site thanks to St. Pete Bike Co-Op. Over in Pioneer Park in Dunedin, family movies will be playing at 7 p.m. Fridays at Main Street and Douglas Avenue. This week it's Mary Poppins. Bring a blanket or a low-slung chair. Free. ...
On more than one night during the worst winter of his life, Anthony Collins would sit in front of the TV in his off-campus apartment, living vicariously through the college or NBA guards slashing and spotting up on the screen.
Sometimes, he'd break down in tears, not so much from the throbbing knee but the aching psyche. Only two years after his burst and ball distribution had propelled the Bulls into unprecedented NCAA Tournament realms, the point guard couldn't walk the ball upcourt without wincing....
CAREERSOURCE FLORIDA NETWORK RECOGNIZED: CareerSource Pasco Hernando announced Florida's selection for National Association of State Workforce Agencies' 2014 State Excellence Award for Leadership in recognition of the stateside branding effort which prompted the February 2014 launch of the CareerSource Florida network. Judges selected the branding effort as 2014's top workforce initiative because of the service and performance improvements facilitated by its launch....