What’s happening in sports: Wanderlust triathlon, Tampa skateboarding, Bucs, Lightning

A triathlon with a little bit of everything, a place to see up-and-coming skateboarding talent and some viewing options for pro sports.
Published October 30 2018
Updated October 30 2018

TRIATHLON:

WANDERLUST 108

This is probably not the triathlon for Type A personalities. Wanderlust 108 is made up of a 5K run/walk, yoga and meditation. You choose as much or as little as you want to do in this mind/body buffet. Arrive early for swag, goodie bags and coffee. 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park, 1001 N Boulevard, Tampa. $30-$150. Toll-free 1-855-926-3375. wanderlust.com.

SKATEBOARDING:

THE TAMPA AM

The premiere Tampa Am takes place at the epicenter of Florida skateboarding: Skatepark of Tampa. Some of the world’s best street skateboarders came into the spotlight at this annual contest. It includes a weekend of parties, bowl jams, concrete jams, tricks and plenty of Pabst Blue Ribbon. Registration is closed, but here’s your chance to spot some possible rising stars. Nov. 8-11. 4215 E Columbus Drive, Tampa. $5-$10 daily, $30 weekend. (813) 621-6793. skateparkoftampa.com.

LIGHTNING:

EARLY PLAYOFF PREVIEW?

The Tampa Bay Lightning host the Nashville Predators, who come to Tampa with their high-scoring “JOFA” line of Ryan Johansen, Filip Forsberg and Viktor Arvidsson in a showdown between two of the Eastern Conference’s top teams. Or is that in doubt after the Bolts’ horrible road trip-ending loss at Arizona? 7:30 p.m. Thursday. The Bolts head to Canada this weekend for a game against the Montreal Canadiens (7 p.m. Saturday) and Ottawa Senators (7 p.m. Sunday) before returning home on Tuesday to meet the Edmonton Oilers (7:30 p.m.) Ticket prices vary by game. Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. (813) 301-6600. TV: Fox Sun; radio: 970-AM.

BUCS:

MAGIC OR TRAGIC

Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive coordinator Mike Smith was fired. Jameis Winston was benched. FitzMagic struck again. What a few weeks it has been for a team teetering on irrelevance, especially if it loses to the Carolina Panthers in North Carolina this week. Does it even matter who starts at quarterback? 1 p.m. Sunday. TV: Fox; radio: 97.9 FM.

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