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A guide to Tampa Bay sports this weekend

Tampa takes on fitness with fists and fishing.
Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos (91) gets a celebratory pat from team Pat Maroon (14) during an October game at Tampa's Amalie Arena. [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD  |  Tampa Bay Times]
Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos (91) gets a celebratory pat from team Pat Maroon (14) during an October game at Tampa's Amalie Arena. [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Tampa Bay Times]
Published Oct. 30, 2019

BOXING: SATURDAY NIGHT BRAWL III

Crowd-favorite boxers Iron Alvarez, Sonny Duversonne, Tracy Smith, James Taylor, Joseph Fernandez and Josue Loyola return for Saturday Night Brawl III at the Yuengling Center. $10-$125. 7:30 p.m. Saturday. 4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. Toll-free 1-800-745-3000. yuenglingcenter.com.

FISHING: TAMPA BAYSLAM

Reel something in at Tampa BaySlam, a five-species catch-and-release tournament focusing on the waterways surrounding downtown Tampa. Benefits the Tampa Bay Maritime Scholarship Foundation, Tampa Bay Watch and the Seafarer’s Center. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday. Leaving from the Tampa Convention Center, 333 S Franklin St. Entry starts at $2,500 for a team of four. porttb.com.

LIGHTNING: WATCH PARTY

While the Tampa Bay Lightning are on the road, don your team finery and join ThunderBug to watch the Bolts battle the New York Islanders on the big screen. There will be contests and prizes. No cover; food and drink additional. 6 p.m. Friday. Garrison Tavern, 505 Water St., Tampa. (813) 204-6390. TV/radio: Fox Sports Sun; 970-AM.

ALSO IN THIS SECTION

  1. With pitching coach Kyle Snyder keeping a close eye on him at Tropicana Field on Friday, Rays prospect Brent Honeywell continues his recovery from Tommy John surgery in 2018 and a fractured arm in 2019. [DIRK SHADD  |  Tampa Bay Times]
    John Romano | Once Tampa Bay’s top pitching prospect, Brent Honeywell has had elbow surgeries in successive seasons. Healthy again, he hopes to be in the majors this summer.
  2. USF coach Brian Gregory's team (8-11, 1-5 American Athletic Conference) is on a four-game skid entering Sunday afternoon's contest at No. 25 Houston. [OCTAVIO JONES  |  Times]
    In a conference teeming with parity, the notion of USF reaching the NCAA Tournament isn’t far-fetched.
  3. Colin Kaepernick, middle, kneels for the national anthem. He hasn't taken a snap in the NFL for three full seasons now.
    "Inspire Change'' campaign is a sanitized version of what Colin Kaepernick tried to get across by kneeling for the national anthem.
  4. Tampa Catholic's Kobe Knox dunks for two  of his 12 points in a 68-64 victory over Berkeley Prep on Friday night. [SCOTT PURKS  |  Special to the Times]
    The Crusaders don’t lead until the fourth quarter, but edge the Bucs 68-64.
  5. NHL All-Star Game, college basketball and more sports on the air.
  6. New USF offensive coordinator Glenn Spencer addresses players during the Bulls' first team meeting of 2020. [Joey Knight]
    The coaches each get a $10,000 bonus for a regular-season win against UCF.
  7. New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) runs on the sideline in the second half of an NFL football game against Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in East Rutherford, N.J. [ADAM HUNGER  |  AP]
    Manning: “From the very first moment I did it my way.”
  8. NFC cornerback Shaquill Griffin of the Seattle Seahawks gives a thumbs up during Pro Bowl NFL football practice, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, in Kissimmee, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Luciano) [STEVE LUCIANO  |  AP]
    Third-year Seahawks cornerback is being rewarded for his standout season, and is excited to share it with his family. “We all made the Pro Bowl.”
  9. Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Tyler Glasnow prepares to warm up on the field during a player workout at Tropicana Field on Friday. [DIRK SHADD  |  Tampa Bay Times]
    Discipline for sign-stealing scheme was lax, Rays pitchers say, as participating hitters should have been disciplined as well.
  10. Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) makes his third NHL All-Star Game appearance Saturday in St. Louis. [DIRK SHADD  |  Tampa Bay Times]
    NHL all-stars and players around the league praise the Lightning goalie for his size and athleticism, and for making both desperation and “boring” saves.
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