Steve Duemig, the popular afternoon drive-time host on WDAE-AM 620, is staying with the station. Duemig, known as the "Big Dog,'' signed a new deal Wednesday. Terms are not known, but the deal is believed to be multiyear. Duemig's former contract was set to expire Sunday. On his show Wednesday, Duemig said he was disappointed with how WDAE owner Clear Channel handled the talks but "would get over it and move forward.'' Duemig has been a Tampa Bay area radio host since 1990 and has been with WDAE since the station went to an all-sports format in 1996.
Tom Jones, Times staff writer
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2012 Outback Bowl moves to Jan. 2
Outback Bowl officials confirmed the 2012 game at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa will be played Monday, Jan. 2, along with other traditional New Year's Day bowls. Historically, whenever Jan. 1 falls on Sunday, the New Year's Day bowls are played Jan. 2 so as not to conflict with NFL games. This also happened in January 1989, 1995 and 2006. The Outback Bowl features the third bowl pick each from the SEC and Big Ten.
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SPORT OF THE DAY
Baseball was his best therapy
Jaydin Goldenstein says he was never close to his mother, a drug addict who left him to be raised by his father when he was 8. When she died April 27 at 35 after a stroke, Jaydin, 16, of Holyoke, Colo., felt angry, guilty and confused. "I'm sad that I'm not more sad," he said. So he sought therapy in his favorite sport: baseball. In a doubleheader for Holyoke High on April 29, Jaydin pitched a no-hitter in the first game and hit four home runs in the second. The wins gave Holyoke its conference regular-season title. "That day just let all the emotions out," his father, Clint Goldenstein, told the Denver Post. "He was playing the game that he loves."
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OUT OF BOUNDS
When soccer parents go wild
A team of 8-year-old soccer players in Malmo, Sweden, was suspended from competition after several parents chased a 16-year-old referee around the field because they thought the teen made an incorrect call. Other parents said the call was wrong, but, as player-father Hakan Palm said, "This is junior football. It is not exactly the World Cup final."
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NUMBER OF THE DAY
95 Combined runs by two California high school softball teams, setting a national record. Cuyama Valley rallied with 13 runs in the seventh inning for a 48-47 victory against Coast Union in a fast-pitch game. The previous record was East Machias Washington Academy in Massachusetts beating Lubec 88-6 on April 28, 1983, says the National Federation of State High School Associations.
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QUOTE OF THE DAY
"He would obviously be delighted to work with Cam."
Agent Bus Cook, saying his client Brett Favre would be happy to mentor his client Cam Newton in the ways of NFL quarterbacking