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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]
Published Oct. 30

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.

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  1. The Lightning's Victor Hedman (77). Alex Killorn (17) and Nikita Kucherov (86) celebrate after an NHL hockey game against the Sabres in Globen Arena, Stockholm last week. ANDERS WIKLUND/TT  |  AP
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  2. Cornerback Sean Murphy-Bunting (26) is part of a young core of defensive backs the Bucs hope will solve their long-running pass defense problems. MONICA HERNDON  |  Times
    John Romano: Could Sean Murphy-Bunting and the young Bucs finally be the answer?
  3. FILE - In this July 24, 2019, file photo, Houston Astros starting pitcher Justin Verlander throws to an Oakland Athletics batter during a baseball game in Houston. Verlander has been awarded his second AL Cy Young Award. MICHAEL WYKE  |  AP
    The Mets’ Jacob deGrom wins the NL award for the second straight year.
  4. Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Vernon III Hargreaves kneels in the end zone after a Nov. 13 loss to the Seattle Seahawks. He was cut by the Bucs and picked up by the Texans. JOHN FROSCHAUER  |  AP
    A day after the Bucs release the former first-round pick, he finds a home.
  5. Earlier today• USF Bulls
    USF center Michael Durr is guarded by IUPUI's Elyjah Goss in the second half of the Bulls' 70-53 loss Wednesday at the Yuengling Center. [JOEY KNIGHT | Times] Joey Knight
    The Bulls finish with more turnovers than field goals in an embarrassing 70-53 defeat
  6. Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Ryan Smith, seen here celebrating after breaking up a pass during a preseason game against the Miami Dolphins, was dismayed that fellow cornerback Vernon Hargreaves was released by the Bucs. MONICA HERNDON  |  Times
    The reaction to the release of the former 2016 first-round pick ranged from dismay to acceptance.
  7. Lightning host the Rangers and more sports on the air.
  8. USF coach Brian Gregory hopes to sign two players in the 2020 recruiting cycle. [OCTAVIO JONES | Times] OCTAVIO JONES  |  Times
    The combo guard from Georgia is the highest-ranked Bulls signee of the Rivals era
  9. South Florida offensive coordinator Kerwin Bell during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Wisconsin Friday, Aug. 30, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara) CHRIS O'MEARA  |  AP
    The Bulls have scored 31 first-quarter points, second-fewest in the American Athletic Conference
  10. Bucs punter Bradley Pinion (8) and his wife, launched their "Punts for Pups" program in partnership with the Hillsborough County Pet Resource Center where they'll sponsor a dog for every punt he kicks within the 20-yard line. MONICA HERNDON  |  Tampa Bay Times
    The Buccaneers punter and his wife will cover the fees of adopting a dog at the shelter every time he drops a punt inside the 20.
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