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What to watch this weekend in Tampa Bay sports

The Rays end their regular season in Toronto, plus a rally for Bulls football, preseason Lightning hockey and the Bucs at the Rams.
Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Charlie Morton winds up during the first inning of the team's game against the Los Angeles Angels on Sept. 13 in Anaheim, Calif. [MARK J. TERRILL  |  AP]
Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Charlie Morton winds up during the first inning of the team's game against the Los Angeles Angels on Sept. 13 in Anaheim, Calif. [MARK J. TERRILL | AP]

RAYS: SUNSET FOR THE SEASON

Success or failure? We should know by this season-ending Friday through Sunday series in Toronto whether the Tampa Bay Rays still have a chance at the second wild-card playoff spot in the AL. Either way, why not celebrate the end of the regular season and hit the beach to watch the Rays play the Toronto Blue Jays on a big screen? Join the Rays Street Team on the sand, where there will be giveaways and live music after the game. Free. 3:07 p.m. Sunday. TradeWinds Island Resorts, 5500 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. Toll-free 1-877-444-7297. JustLetGo.com. TV/radio: Fox; 620-AM, 95.3-FM.

USF BULLS: HORNS UP RALLY

Join fellow University of South Florida Bulls fans and get amped up for the game against Southern Methodist University. As usual, the rally will include appearances by Rocky the Bull and the USF Spirit Squads, the Herd of Thunder Marching Band, music, games, a kids zone, photo zone and giveaways. Free. 5 p.m. Friday. Irish 31, 1611 W Swann Ave., Tampa. (813) 974-4086. … The game: Ticket prices vary. 4 p.m. Saturday. Raymond James Stadium, 4201 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. Ticketmaster.com. TV: ESPNU.

POWER BOATS: OFFSHORE NATIONALS

Are you ready for some engine roar and rooster tails? Then head to the Hooters Clearwater Offshore Nationals, where there will be three days of racing, team meet and greets, a boat parade and other events. The best viewing for the 11th annual racing in the gulf is from the areas near Clearwater’s Pier 60. The race village is in Coachman Park, where many events originate. Saturday night features fireworks and live entertainment at Pier 60. Free. 9 a.m. Friday, 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. Coachman Park, 301 Drew St., Clearwater. (305) 800-7223. visitclearwaterflorida.com.

ALSO PLAYING

SKATEBOARDING: It’s a Girls Meet Up, where skateboarders can link up, learn from each other and create a squad. Free. 10 a.m. Saturday. SkatePark of Tampa, 4215 E Columbus Drive. (813) 621-6793.

LIGHTNING: The Florida Panthers visit the Tampa Bay Lightning in preseason play. Ticket prices vary. 7 p.m. Saturday. Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. (813) 301-6500. ticketmaster.com.

BUCCANEERS: Coming off a tough loss at home, Tampa Bay heads to Los Angeles to meet the Rams. 4:05 p.m. Sunday. TV/radio: Fox; 97.9-FM.

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