What’s happening in sports: Santas runs, Saints vs. Bucs and saviors in goal

This weekend brings some fun runs, a chance for the Bucs to keep the streak alive and a preholiday homestand.
Times (2016)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston (3) greets New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) at midfield following a Bucs win at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla., on Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016.
Times (2016) Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston (3) greets New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) at midfield following a Bucs win at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla., on Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016.
Published December 5

RUN, RUN IN THE SUN: SANTAS

Dress like Santa or one of his elves for the Florida Holiday Halfathon, a flat, fast and photogenic course through Pinellas beach communities, along the paved Pinellas Trail and through shaded public parks. The point-to-point race ends at Taylor Park in Largo. $65-$140. 7:05 a.m. Sunday. Madeira Beach City Hall, 300 Municipal Drive. (727) 347-4440.

The Girls on the Run 5K run includes T-shirt, finishers medals and a postrace dance party. Benefits the Girls on the Run after-school training program. $25. 7 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Poynter Park, 1000 Third St. S, St. Petersburg. (813) 832-2826.

BUCCANEERS:

SAINTS COME MARCHING IN

Break up the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. They are on a two-game winning streak. Just don’t bank on Tampa Bay and Jameis Winston making it three, however, as the NFC South-leading New Orleans Saints team (10-2) comes to town looking to avenge a Week 1 loss. (Remember FitzMagic?) Tickets vary by game. 1 p.m. Sunday. Raymond James Stadium, 4201 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. (813) 350-6500. TV: Fox; radio: 97.9-FM.

LIGHTNING: IT’S A PREHOLIDAY HOMESTAND

Let’s hope that goaltender Louis Domingue gets some rest before the Tampa Bay Lightning begin a homestand with games this week. Domingue has been looking kind of tired in recent games as he adjusts to being the starter in place of the injured Andrei Vasilevskiy. The games are against the Boston Bruins (7:30 p.m. Thursday), the Colorado Avalanche (7 p.m. Saturday) and the New York Rangers (7:30 p.m. Monday). Ticket prices vary by game. Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. (813) 301-6600. TV: Fox Sun; radio: 970-AM.

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