The Buccaneers announced Monday that nine of their training camp practice sessions will be open to the public. The first of the free, open sessions is July 27 at One Buccaneer Place in Tampa. All of the public practices will be from 8:45-11 a.m. except Aug. 4, which will be 6:30-9 p.m. at Raymond James Stadium. The rest of the open sessions are July 28-29, Aug. 1, Aug. 3, Aug. 6-7 and Aug. 12. Practices will include free admission and parking, autograph session, discounted concessions, merchandise tents and appearances by the Bucs cheerleaders. Gates open at 7 a.m. except Aug. 4.
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Saudi women may get Olympic shot
A month before the London Games, Saudi Arabia appears to be moving closer to sending female athletes to the Olympics for the first time amid mounting pressure on the ultraconservative Muslim kingdom. Saudi Arabia, where women are not allowed to drive, is one of three countries that have never included women in their Olympic teams, along with Qatar and Brunei. Human Rights Watch said if any Saudi women qualify it would be "an important step forward," but the New York-based group cautioned that gender discrimination in the country remains "institutional and entrenched."
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TV SHOW OF THE DAY
Tebow time on another network
The E! network will air a special on Jets QB Tim Tebow, highlighting how the former Florida star and Heisman winner has gained a new level of fame after two seasons in the NFL. Tim Tebow's Wild Rise, a 30-minute special, is scheduled to air at 8 p.m. July 2.
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MOVIE OF THE DAY
At least he's okay with blood, gore
Rob Zombie, a rocker turned film director with such credits as House Of 1000 Corpses and a remake of Halloween, is writing and will produce and direct Broad Street Bullies, the story of the Philadelphia Flyers teams that won Stanley Cups in 1974-75. Zombie (real name Robert Cummings) said the Flyers organization supports the movie, website deadline.com reported. The Flyers were the first of the six expansion teams that entered the league in the 1967-68 season to win a Cup, doing so with a freewheeling, brawling style.