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What's happening in sports this week: Camp Gladiator, Bucs, Lighting, minor leagues

DIRK SHADD   |   Times   Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos.
DIRK SHADD | Times Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos.
Published Aug. 15, 2018


To celebrate 10 years of holding outdoor group fitness programs, Camp Gladiator is hosting free stadium dashes across the nation, and this Saturday arrives at Raymond James Stadium. All ages and fitness levels are welcome to run around the stadium, where 10 trainer-led workout challenges will be set up. There will also be vendors, music, food, gear and giveaways. 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at RayJay, 4201 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. Go to to sign up.


Did last week's preseason win in Miami instill confidence that the Bucs can survive without Jameis Winston for the first three games of the regular season? Either way, you can see what Game 2 of the preseason holds when Tampa Bay travels to Nashville to take on the Titans, whose starting QB — taken behind Winston in the 2015 NFL draft — has not been suspended. 8 p.m. Saturday. TV: NBC; radio: 97.9-FM.



Tampa Bay is mired in summer heat and humidity, but we still can think cool thoughts … about the upcoming hockey season. Single-game tickets for all Tampa Bay Lightning home games — preseason and regular season at Amalie Arena — are now on sale. For the revenge-minded, the Bolts play the Stanley Cup champion Capitals twice at Amalie.


Minor leagues

Tampa Bay's three Florida State League teams — the Tampa Tarpons, Clearwater Threshers and Dunedin Blue Jays — all have home games this weekend and into the week. Budget-minded fans can catch a game and eat and drink on the cheap with specials ranging from Taps and Tacos (Threshers) to Thirsty Fish Fryday (Tarpons) to BOGO margaritas (Blue Jays). For game and promotion schedules, visit the teams online at

Major leagues

The Rays open a series at the Trop against the Royals. Promotions include $2 Tuesday with kids 14 and younger getting in for $2 with the purchase of a full-priced adult ticket. Also, hot dogs are $2. Then it's Senior Special Wednesday with fans 60 and older getting a press-level ticket for $15. Games Monday through Wednesday are 7:10 p.m. Ticket prices vary by game. Tropicana Field, 1 Tropicana Drive, St. Petersburg. (888) 326-7297


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