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DIRECTORS PAGE A) MERCATO SUMMERFEST-VO
HEADLINES-SOT B) 5K RUN IN FORT MYERS-VOTOPS
FIRST WX-CLIP FORECAST OPEN-CLIP
FIRST WX-WX CNTR FORECAST-WXWALL
BREAKING NEWS OPEN-CLIP MERCATO SUMMERFEST-VOWIPE
CAPE DEATH INVESTIGATION-OC SPILT MERCATO SUMMERFEST-SOTVO
CAPE DEATH INVESTIGATION-REM LIVE 5K RUN IN FORT MYERS-VO
CAPE DEATH INVESTIGATION-PKG 5K RUN IN FORT MYERS-SOTVO
CAPE DEATH INVESTIGATION-REM LIVE FGCU GRADUATION-OC-(2SS)
CAR IN THE CANAL-VO TEASE SPORTS-2-SHOT
BREVARD SHARK BITE-OC A)-VOTOPS
BONITA HOME INVASION-TRX-OC-VO-SS SPORTS OPEN-CLIP
HAMMOND STADIUM RENOVATIONS-ANIBOX DERRICK BROOKS-ONCAM
HAMMOND STADIUM RENOVATIONS-PKG HALL OF FAME INDUCTIONS TONIGHT-VOTOPS
LEE CO MILLAGE RATE-OTS HALL OF FAMERS-CGTOPS
BABY FAIR NCH-VO WATKINS SET FOR HOF GAME-VOTOPS
BABY FAIR NCH-SOTVO SAMMY REAX-SOTTOPS
NEW AT SIX OPEN-CLIP DOLPHINS SCRIMMAGE-ONCAM
TEASE ONE-ONCAM DOLPHINS REAX-SOTVO
A) EBOLA PATIENTS ARRIVES IN ATLANTA-VO PAUL GEORGE INJURY-VOTOPS
B) ISRAEL GAZA TENSION-VO PAUL GEORGE REAX-SOTTOPS
WEATHER-STC BULL RIDING TONIGHT-VO IN PLASMA
EBOLA PATIENTS ARRIVES IN ATLANTA-PLASMA VO LITTLE LEAGUE SOFTBALL WS-VOTOPS
EBOLA PATIENTS ARRIVES IN ATLANTA-TRX-PKG SOFTBALL REAX-SOTVO
ISRAEL GAZA TENSION-VO BRIDGESTONE GOLF RD 3-VOTOPS
NEW AT SIX OPEN-CLIP SPORTS CLOSE-ONCAM
TEASE TWO-ONCAM CLOSE-4SHOT


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HEADLINES-SOT


THE BODY OF A HOMELESS PERSON -

FOUND IN THE WOODS.

TONIGHT NBC 2 IS ALONGSIDE CAPE CORAL POLICE AS THEY SCOUR GROUND AND SKY FOR ANSWERS.

PLUS--JUST TWO DAYS AGO, MIRACLE FANS WERE FILING INTO HAMMOND STADIUM.

today it's bustling with construction workers. Tonight I'll tell you

all about the renovations coming to Hammond Stadium." 03:21:04

AND AN AMERICAN DOCTOR - INFECTED WITH THE DEADLY EBOLA VIRUS. IS BACK ON AMERICAN SOIL.

THE RISK HE POSES TO EVEN THOSE TREATING HIM. Return to index of stories...


FIRST WX-CLIP


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FIRST WX-WX CNTR


AREAS OF HEAVY RAIN CONTINUE THIS AFTERNOON

Tracking heat and Sunday's rain chances

After a very hot and humid afternoon across Southwest Florida, we will still need to leave the threat for some showers and thunderstorms in the forecast late this afternoon and through the evening.

The atmosphere has plenty of moisture available, and that will remain in place for the rest of the weekend.

Overnight lows will range from the mid to upper 70s along the beaches to low and mid 70s east of I-75.

On Sunday, again we should begin the day with a mix of sun and clouds. Current data supports the setup of some late afternoon and early evening showers and thunderstorms developing once again across the region.

Highs on Sunday should be seasonal reaching 93 at Fort Myers, 94 at Port Charlotte and 90 at Naples.

With the upcoming work week, we'll be expecting a rather typical weather situation for early August in Southwest Florida. Late afternoon showers and thunderstorms will be possible each of the upcoming days, with highs returning into the low and mid 90s each afternoon.

TROPICAL UPDATE

Tropical Storm Bertha continues to churn in the Caribbean Sea. According to data released from the 2 p.m. Saturday afternoon update from the National Hurricane Center, the storm is located around 110 miles south-southwest of Puerto Rico. It continues to move at a relatively quick clip to the west-northwest at 22 mph.

Maximum sustained winds have held steady for the past 24 hours at 50 mph, with gusts at 65 mph.

The tropical storm is expected to move toward the northern side of the island of Hispanola by Sunday morning. Bertha is then expected to remain at tropical storm strength on the eastern side of the Bahamas before showing more of a curl out back toward the Atlantic Ocean.

The Bahamian government will have tropical storm warning active for the southeastern section of the islands today. Puerto Rico will remain under a tropical storm warning today as well.

It appears that by Tuesday the storm could reach hurricane strength.

It continues to show no direct threat or impact to our weather in Southwest Florida. Return to index of stories...


BREAKING NEWS OPEN-CLIP


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CAPE DEATH INVESTIGATION-OC SPILT


NBC 2 FOLLOWING BREAKING NEWS TONIGHT AT 6.

A BODY WAS DISCOVERED AT A HOMELESS CAMP NEAR A BUSY CAPE CORAL ROAD.

TONIGHT, POLICE ARE TRYING TO PIECE TOGETHER WHAT LED UP TO THE DEATH.

NBC 2''S TY RUSSELL IS THERE LIVE ALONG NORTHEAST PINE ISLAND ROAD NEAR SANTA

BARBARA BOULEVARD- TY STILL ACTIVE OUT THERE? Return to index of stories...


CAPE DEATH INVESTIGATION-REM LIVE


POLICE ARE STILL COMBING THE WOODS.

THEY TELL ME THE BODY IS STILL ON SCENE.

THIS IS ALL HAPPENING IN A HOMELESS CAMP NEXT TO PINE ISLAND ROAD AND A CHURCH.

TONIGHT--MEMBERS TELL ME THEY NEVER EXPECTED ANYTHING LIKE THIS TO HAPPEN. Return to index of stories...


CAPE DEATH INVESTIGATION-PKG


FROM THE SKY

AND ON THE GROUND

CAPE CORAL POLICE ARE TAKING NOTES FOR EVIDENCE.

THATS AFTER A BODY WAS FOUND AROUND NOON TODAY IN THESE WOODS RIGHT

OFF PINE ISLAND ROAD NEAR SANTA BARBARA BOULEVARD.

9:11:35-9:11:37

Dolores Colon/ church member

"I know a lot of people live there."

DOLORES COLON WAS INSIDE CAPE CORAL CHRISTIAN CENTER WHEN SHE HEARD SOMETHING STRANGE.

Dolores Colon/ church member

"We was cleaning and we just heard a motorcycle running and that's all."

COLON SAYS SHE HAS EVEN HELPED SOME OF THE HOMELESS PEOPLE WHO CALL

THESE WOODS HOME.

Dolores Colon/ church member

"Some of them we know. We give them food."

THE CHURCH IS ONLY FEET AWAY FROM THE CRIME SCENE.

THAT'S WHERE POLICE SAY THEY ARE ALSO INTERVIEWING FOLKS TO TRY TO

FIND OUT WHAT HAPPENED.

David Santiago/ Cape Coral resident

"I want to see what's going on. I want to know who it was."

DAVID SANTIAGO SAYS HE USED TO LIVE IN THESE WOODS TWO YEARS AGO.

HE STILL CALLS SOME OF THEM FRIENDS.

David Santiago/ Cape Coral resident

"Everybody is calling me. They're like 'are you alright?' They think I'm there."

POLICE SAY THEY HAVE CLEARED OUT THE AREA.

AND TEY WILL START SEARCHING CAMPS ONCE THEY HAVE A WARRANT FROM A JUDGE. Return to index of stories...


CAPE DEATH INVESTIGATION-REM LIVE


WE ARE WORKING TO FIND OUT THE IDENTITY OF THE PERSON.

POLICE TELL ME SO FAR NO ONE IS ARRESTED OR IN CUSTODY. AND THEY'RE STILL TRYING TO FIGURE OUT IF THE DEATH IS SUSPICIOUS. Return to index of stories...


CAR IN THE CANAL-VO


TY THANK YOU -

TONIGHT CAPE CORAL POLICE ARE LOOKING INTO HOW A WOMAN ENDED UP DRIVING INTO A CANAL.

CHECK OUT THIS VIDEO.

THE WRECK HAPPENED NEAR OLD BURNT STORE ROAD AND TROPICANA PARKWAY.

IT WAS PARTIALLY SUBMERGED IN WATER.

INVESTIGATORS ARE LOOKING INTO WHETHER IT WAS AN ACCIDENT OR ON PURPOSE.

POLICE SAY ONLY THE WOMAN WAS INSIDE.

SHE WAS RESPONSIVE -AND TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL.

COUNT ON NBC 2 FOR ANY UPDATES. Return to index of stories...


BREVARD SHARK BITE-OC


A SEVEN YEAR OLD BOY IS RECOVERING THIS EVENING AFTER HE WAS BITTEN BY A SHARK.

THIS HAPPENED ON TABLES BEACH NEAR PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE.

THAT'S JUST SOUTH OF CAPE CANAVERAL.

THE BOY WAS BIT ON THE ANKLE.

THE INJURIES WERE NOT LIFE THREATENING. Return to index of stories...


BONITA HOME INVASION-TRX-OC-VO-SS


LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES ARE ASKING FOR YOUR HELP IN A VIOLENT HOME INVASION--

A BONITA SPRINGS COUPLE WAS TIED UP IN THEIR HOME BY THREE MASKED MEN -- AND ROBBED.

IT HAPPENED IN THE GATED PELICAN LANDING COMMUNITY.

INSIDE IS ANOTHER COMMUNITY CALLED "THE COLONY" WHERE THE CRIME HAPPENED LAST WEEK.

INVESTIGATORS TELL US -- THEY DON'T THINK THIS IS A RANDOM ATTACK.

THE THIEVES GOT AWAY WITH ALMOST 25-THOUSAND DOLLARS WORTH OF JEWELRY -- AND SOME CASH. Return to index of stories...


HAMMOND STADIUM RENOVATIONS-ANIBOX


THE MIRACLE HOSTED ITS LAST HOME GAME AT HAMMOND STADIUM FOR THE SEASON.

NO, THEY'RE NOT LEAVING FORT MYERS, BUT THEIR HOME FIELD IS UNDER A MULTIMILLION DOLLAR RENOVATION.

NBC'S 2 BRITTANY WEINER HAS THE DETAILS FROM HAMMOND STADIUM. Return to index of stories...


HAMMOND STADIUM RENOVATIONS-PKG


Brittany Weiner, Reporting

03:18:50 "Just two days ago Hammond Stadium was filled with Miracle's fans, today it's bustling with construction workers as they begin the second phase of renovations." 03:18:59

CONSTRUCTION NATS

HammonD stadium is getting much more than a fresh coat of paint.

Construction crews are giving the park a face-lift!

The improvements will include expanded concourses, new sky boxes, improved concession stands and renovated restrooms.

The benches are being taken out and replaced with box seats.

A move that takes away from the capacity but will add comfort.

For the players --- expanded clubhouses.

The park with opened in 1991 has always brought an overwhelming amount of fans.

Miracle officials hope these improvements will bring more visitors to southwest florida.

Andrew Seymour, GM of the Miracle

03:12:20 "Definitely baseball is a lure in this market. Certainly

people will want to make the pilgrimage, it's new and we're hoping the

people will want to come here as I said and check it out one time and

our job again is to provide them a good time and hopefully they'll

come back again." 01:12:33

Brittany Weiner, Reporting

03:22:17 "This renovation is expected to be completed by February of next year, in the mean time the Miracle will host their home games at Jetblue Park. Reporting in Lee County Brittany Weiner NBC 2." 03:22:28 Return to index of stories...


LEE CO MILLAGE RATE-OTS


LEE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS WILL NOT RAISE THE AMOUNT YOU PAY IN PROPERTY TAXES.

COUNTY MANAGER ROGER DESJARLAIS RECOMMENDS THE MILLAGE RATE STAY THE SAME FOR THE NEXT FISCAL YEAR.

COMMISSIONERS WILL SET THE MAXIMUM RATE ON MONDAY.

THE NOTICES WILL BE SENT TO TO PROPERTY OWNERS AT THE END OF THE MONTH.

THE FINAL RATE WILL BE DECIDED IN SEPTEMBER.

LAST YEAR, THE BOARD RAISED THE MILLAGE RATE TO HELP WITH THE BUDGET DEFICIT. Return to index of stories...


BABY FAIR NCH-VO


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BABY FAIR NCH-SOTVO


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NEW AT SIX OPEN-CLIP


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TEASE ONE-ONCAM


THE FIRST OF TWO AMERICANS SICK WITH THE DEADLY EBOLA VIRUS LANDED IN ATLANTA TODAY.

DOCTORS SAY THIS IS THE BEST CHANCE OF SURVIVAL FOR THEM.

WE'LL TELL YOU IF THERE IS ANY RISK THAT THE INFECTION COULD SPREAD TO MEDICAL HERE IN THE U-S.

THE CRISIS IN THE MIDEAST CONTINUES.

IT SEEMS LIKE THERE WILL BE NO END TO THE VIOLENCE.

FIND OUT HOW THE ISRAELI MILITARY IS MAKING GROUND.

AD LIB WEATHER TEASE Return to index of stories...


A) EBOLA PATIENTS ARRIVES IN ATLANTA-VO


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B) ISRAEL GAZA TENSION-VO


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WEATHER-STC


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EBOLA PATIENTS ARRIVES IN ATLANTA-PLASMA VO


FOR THE FIRST TIME TONIGHT.

A PATIENT KNOWN TO BE INFECTED WITH THE DEADLY EBOLA VIRUS. IS ON U-S SOIL.

DR. KENT BRANTLY WAS INFECTED WHILE TREATING PATIENTS DURING A MISSION TRIP TO AFRICA. ONE OF HIS ASSISTANTS IS ALSO BATTLING THE VIRUS.

TODAY BRANTLY WAS FLOWN TO EMORY HOSPITAL IN ATLANTA FOR TREATMENT. NBC'S JAY GRAY IS THERE WITH THE LATEST. Return to index of stories...


EBOLA PATIENTS ARRIVES IN ATLANTA-TRX-PKG


THE FIRST SIGN. WAS A GOOD ONE.

DR. KENT BRANTLY - THE DOCTOR AND MISSIONARY NOW FIGHTING A DEADLY EBOLA VIRUS - WALKED WITH ASSISTANCE. INTO EMORY HOSPITAL.

"No ventilator, walking, not bad, we're excited about that, and my fingers are crossed for a good prognosis."

A PLANE - SPECIALLY CONVERTED FOR HIS TRANSFER FROM AFRICA - LANDED AT DOBBINS AIR RESERVE BASE JUST BEFORE NOON.

FROM THERE DOCTOR BRANTLY WAS QUICKLY TRANSFERRED TO A WAITING AMBULANCE. AND RUSHED TO EMORY HOSPITAL --

ONE OF 4 FACILITIES IN THE COUNTRY WITH THE ABILITY TO TREAT AN EBOLA PATIENT.

"We've been preparing for a long time for not just a patient with Ebola infection, but other serious communicable diseases."

DR. BRANTLY WILL STAY IN THIS UNIT OF THE FACILITY. SEPARATED FROM THE MAIN HOSPITAL.

"We can provide the supportive care to try and support this patient and allow his own immune system to develop antibodies to really fight the infection."

THOUGH SOME HAVE QUESTIONED BRINGING THAT DEADLY FIGHT TO U-S SOIL.

"I would really dispute the notion that this is bringing Ebola into the country. / It is one of our neighbors, it's someone's parent, it's somebody's son, somebody's sibling. He needs our help and we're going to try and help him."

HELP THEY WILL EXTEND TO A SECOND AMERICAN BATTLING THE VIRUS.

THE PLANE THAT DELIVERED BRANTLY. LEFT ATLANTA. AND WILL RETURN IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS THIS TIME CARRYING MISSIONARY NANCY WRITEBOL.

JAY GRAY. NBC NEWS. ATLANTA.

BRANTLY'S WIFE AMBER RELEASED A STATEMENT LATE THIS AFTERNOON. IT SAYS IN PART:

"IT WAS A RELIEF TO WELCOME KENT HOME TODAY. I AM THANKFUL TO GOD FOR HIS SAFE TRANSPORT AND FOR GIVING HIM THE STRENGTH TO WALK INTO THE HOSPITAL."

SHE ASK FOR CONTINUED PRAYERS FOR HER HUSBAND AND NANCY WRITEBOL.

I'M JAY GRAY IN ATLANTA, GEORGIA. NOW, BACK TO YOU. Return to index of stories...


ISRAEL GAZA TENSION-VO


AFTER WEEKS OF FIGHTING IN THE MIDDLE EAST,

THE ISRAELI MILITARY HAS BEGUN TO MOVE CLOSER TO THE BORDER.

THIS GAVE SOME PEOPLE A CHANCE TO RESTOCK ON FOOD AND WATER IN THE TOWN OF RAFAH.

OVER THE PAST FEW DAYS, THE TOWN HAS BEEN IN THE CROSSFIRE BETWEEN ISRAELI FORCES AND HAMAS.

AND THE FIGHTING INTENSIFIED AFTER THE DISAPPEARANCE OF AN ISRAELI SOLDIER.

FIGHTING CONTINUED TODAY WITH AIRSTRIKES AND HEAVY TANK AND ARTILLERY SHELLING. Return to index of stories...


NEW AT SIX OPEN-CLIP


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TEASE TWO-ONCAM


STILL TO COME AT 6-

METEROLOGIST ROB DUNS IS PUTTING THE FINAL TOUCHES ON YOUR FIRST ALERT FORECAST.

PLUS - FLORIDA'S TAX FREE SHOPPING IS UNDERWAY JUST BEFORE ITS TIME TO GO BACK TO SCHOOL.

WE'LL SHOW YOU HOW ONE MALL IS TAKING FULL ADVANTAGE.

PLUS IF YOU'RE A RUNNER -

WHAT BETTER WAY OPEN A STORE THAN WITH A 3 MILE RUN?

WHERE YOU CAN GEAR UP. AND GET EXERCISE. NEXT. Return to index of stories...


A) MERCATO SUMMERFEST-VO


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B) 5K RUN IN FORT MYERS-VOTOPS


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FORECAST OPEN-CLIP


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FORECAST-WXWALL


WX RUNDOWN:

Tracking heat and Sunday's rain chances

After a very hot and humid afternoon across Southwest Florida, we will still need to leave the threat for some showers and thunderstorms in the forecast late this afternoon and through the evening.

The atmosphere has plenty of moisture available, and that will remain in place for the rest of the weekend.

Overnight lows will range from the mid to upper 70s along the beaches to low and mid 70s east of I-75.

On Sunday, again we should begin the day with a mix of sun and clouds. Current data supports the setup of some late afternoon and early evening showers and thunderstorms developing once again across the region.

Highs on Sunday should be seasonal reaching 93 at Fort Myers, 94 at Port Charlotte and 90 at Naples.

With the upcoming work week, we'll be expecting a rather typical weather situation for early August in Southwest Florida. Late afternoon showers and thunderstorms will be possible each of the upcoming days, with highs returning into the low and mid 90s each afternoon.

TROPICAL UPDATE

Tropical Storm Bertha continues to churn in the Caribbean Sea. According to data released from the 2 p.m. Saturday afternoon update from the National Hurricane Center, the storm is located around 110 miles south-southwest of Puerto Rico. It continues to move at a relatively quick clip to the west-northwest at 22 mph.

Maximum sustained winds have held steady for the past 24 hours at 50 mph, with gusts at 65 mph.

The tropical storm is expected to move toward the northern side of the island of Hispanola by Sunday morning. Bertha is then expected to remain at tropical storm strength on the eastern side of the Bahamas before showing more of a curl out back toward the Atlantic Ocean.

The Bahamian government will have tropical storm warning active for the southeastern section of the islands today. Puerto Rico will remain under a tropical storm warning today as well.

It appears that by Tuesday the storm could reach hurricane strength.

It continues to show no direct threat or impact to our weather in Southwest Florida.

THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

IT IS NOT A VERBATIM OF WHAT IS BEING SAID, BUT IS THE FORECAST FOR OUR AREA. Return to index of stories...


MERCATO SUMMERFEST-VOWIPE


STUDENTS HEAD BACK TO SCHOOL IN JUST A FEW WEEKS.

AND THIS IS THE WEEKEND, PARENTS CAN SAVE ON SCHOOL SUPPLIES AND CLOTHES THIS TAX FREE HOLIDAY.

THE MERCATO IN NAPLES MADE A PARTY OF IT.

THEY HAD CAR SHOWS, FACE PAINTING AND EVEN A LARGE CHECKERBOARD SET UP ALL TO ENTERTAIN PARENTS AND CHILDREN WHILE THEY WERE DOING THAT BACK TO SCHOOL SHOPPING. Return to index of stories...


MERCATO SUMMERFEST-SOTVO


OUTCUE: NO SNOWCONES THINGS LIKE THAT

YOU HAVE UNTIL TOMORROW AT MIDNIGHT TO TAKE ADVANTAGE ON THIOSE DEALS. Return to index of stories...


5K RUN IN FORT MYERS-VO


WHAT BETTER WAY TO OPEN A NEW RUNNING SHOP THAN WITH A 5-K RUN.

THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT THE ELITE RUNNER DID THIS MORNING.

THE NEW SHOP IS ON THE CORNER OF MCGREGOR BLVD AND COLLEGE PARKWAY IN FORT MYERS.

50 PEOPLE SHOWED UP TO CELEBRATE THE OPENING WITH A RUN.

CO-OWNER TYLER STOWELL SAID HE OPENED THE SHOP TO DO MORE THAN JUST SELL SHOES. Return to index of stories...


5K RUN IN FORT MYERS-SOTVO


Tyler Stowell , co-owner, The Elite FItness

02:56:37 "I think the knowledge of the right shoe to wear, the right

recovery, the right nutrition is definitely something that would help

you know all the active local clubs." 02:56:46

EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT 6:30 THE STORE WILL HOST FREE FUN RUNS.

THEY WILL BE ANYWHERE FROM TWO TO SIX MILES. Return to index of stories...


FGCU GRADUATION-OC-(2SS)


IT WAS A BIG DAY AT FGCU WHERE NEARLY 400 STUDENTS GRADUATED AT SUMMER COMMENCEMENT.

HERE ARE PICTURES FROM OUR PARTNERS AT THE NAPLES DAILY NEWS ---

DESPITE A 30-SECOND POWER OUTAGE--

GRADS MADE THEIR WAY INTO ALICO ARENA.

NEARLY TWO THOUSAND PEOPLE FILLED THE CROWD TO CHEER ON THESE GRADUATES WHO WALKED ACROSS THE STAGE THIS MORNING.

80 OF THOSE GRADS WERE GETTING THEIR MASTERS DEGREES.

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF THEM. Return to index of stories...


TEASE SPORTS-2-SHOT


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A)-VOTOPS


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SPORTS OPEN-CLIP


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DERRICK BROOKS-ONCAM


DERRICK BROOKS NEVER MISSED A SINGLE GAME IN FOURTEEN SEASONS AS A LINEBACKER WITH THE TAMPA BAY BUCS.

DURING THAT STRETCH. THE NINE-TIME ALL-PRO MADE ELEVEN PRO BOWLS.

MOST IMPORTANTLY. HE HELPED LEAD THE BUCCANEERS TO A SUPER BOWL TITLE.

TONIGHT. HE'LL GET HIS RIGHTFUL PLACE WITH THE BEST IN N-F-L HISTORY. Return to index of stories...


HALL OF FAME INDUCTIONS TONIGHT-VOTOPS


THE FORMER SEMINOLE WILL BE ENSHRINED INTO THE PRO FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME WITHIN THE NEXT FEW HOURS.

BROOKS WAS BORN AND RAISED IN THE SUNSHINE STATE. AND WAS ONE OF MOST VERSATILE LINEBACKERS THE GAME HAS EVER SEEN. RACKING UP MORE THAN 17-HUNDRED TACKLES AND TWENTY-FIVE INTERCEPTIONS.

BROOKS. THE KEY TO THE TAMPA TWO DEFENSE. WILL BE THE THIRD BUCS PLAYER IN THE HALL OF FAME. Return to index of stories...


HALL OF FAMERS-CGTOPS


BROOKS WILL BE ENSHRINED WITH SIX OTHER GREAT PLAYERS: BILLS RECEIVER ANDRE REED, SEAHAWKS TACKLE WALTER JONES, GIANTS DEFENSIVE END MICHAEL STRAHAN, THE FIRST PUNTER EVER TO GO INTO THE HALL. RAY GUY. CARDS CORNER AENEAS WILLIAMS. AND FALCONS DEFENSIVE END CLAUDE HUMPHREY. Return to index of stories...


WATKINS SET FOR HOF GAME-VOTOPS


SOUTH FORT MYERS GRAD SAMMY WATKINS IS IN CANTON OHIO, TOO. GETTING READY TO MAKE HIS PRO PRESEASON DEBUT ON SUNDAY.

SAMMY'S BILLS WILL FACE THE GIANTS IN THE HALL OF FAME GAME. WHICH YOU CAN WATCH RIGHT HERE ON N-B-C TWO.

THE ROOKIE RECEIVER. HOPING TO MAKE A STRONG FIRST IMPRESSION. Return to index of stories...


SAMMY REAX-SOTTOPS


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DOLPHINS SCRIMMAGE-ONCAM


THE MIAMI DOLPHINS ENTERTAINED THEIR FANS ON SATURDAY WITH A DOLPHINS-ONLY SCRIMMAGE AT SUN LIFE STADIUM.

EVERYONE HAD TO BE IMPRESSED WITH THE IMPROVEMENT OF THE OFFENSIVE LINE.

THE BOYS UP FRONT WERE SOLID AS THE 'PHINS MOVED THE BALL. AND QUARTERBACK RYAN TANNEHILL WAS WELL-PROTECTED ON PASS PLAYS. Return to index of stories...


DOLPHINS REAX-SOTVO


THE BUCS HAD A DAY OFF. WITH LOVIE SMITH AND SEVERAL TEAM EMPLOYEES MAKING THE TRIP TO OHIO FOR DERRICK BROOKS'S HALL OF FAME FESTIVITIES. Return to index of stories...


PAUL GEORGE INJURY-VOTOPS


JUST A GRUESOME SCENE LAST NIGHT IN LAS VEGAS. AND DON'T WORRY. WE'VE BLURRED OUT THE GRAPHIC PART FOR YOU.

PACERS FORWARD PAUL GEORGE. FRACTURING HIS LEG WHEN HIS RIGHT FOOT CRUMBLED AGAINST THE SUPPORT FRAME OF ONE OF THE BASKETS DURING A TEAM U-S-A HOOPS EXHIBITION GAME.

GEORGE WAS TAKEN OFF ON A STRETCHER.

HE SUCCESSFULLY HAD SURGERY TODAY. BUT COULD MISS ALL OF NEXT SEASON FOR INDIANA. Return to index of stories...


PAUL GEORGE REAX-SOTTOPS


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BULL RIDING TONIGHT-VO IN PLASMA


THE PRO BULL RIDING TOUR IS BACK FOR ITS SECOND NIGHT THIS EVENING AT GERMAIN ARENA.

THE ACTION WILL START AROUND EIGHT P-M.

ZEB YATES LEADS THE GROUP OF 35 RIDERS AFTER ROUND ONE.

ONLY FOUR RIDERS MADE IT TO EIGHT SECONDS ON THE BULLS LAST NIGHT. Return to index of stories...


LITTLE LEAGUE SOFTBALL WS-VOTOPS


A RECORD THREE LOCAL SOFTBALL TEAMS HAVE QUALIFIED FOR THE LITTLE LEAGUE SOFTBALL WORLD SERIES THIS YEAR.

THE FORT MYERS AMERICAN BIG LEAGUE AND SENIOR SQUADS. DEPARTED TODAY FOR DELEWARE, WHERE THEY'LL BOTH OPEN PLAY IN SEPARATE TEN TEAM LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SERIES TOURNAMENTS.

THIS IS THE NATIONAL FINALS. SO IF THE LOCAL TEAMS WIN, THEY'LL BE NATIONAL CHAMPS. Return to index of stories...


SOFTBALL REAX-SOTVO


THE FORT MYERS AMERICAN JUNIORS DEPART ON FRIDAY FOR THEIR TOURNAMENT. WHICH IS IN WASHINGTON STATE. Return to index of stories...


BRIDGESTONE GOLF RD 3-VOTOPS


TIGER WOODS HAS AN OUTSTANDING HISTORY AT THE BRIDGESTONE INVITATIONAL. ALMOST CHIPS IN FROM THE ROUGH TODAY AT 15 FOR BIRDIE. HE SHOT 72. AND TRAILS BY 15 SHOTS.

EVERYONE CHASING THE MAN WOODS ONCE FAMOUSLY BESTED AT THE 1999 P-G-A CHAMPIONSHIP. SERGIO GARCIA. LONG BIRDIE FOR THE SPANIARD AT SIX.

HE'S ON TOP BY THREE AT 14-UNDER PAR. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS CLOSE-ONCAM


AND FORT MYERS'S MARCUS WILLIS HAS A PRO FIGHT TONIGHT IN ATLANTIC CITY AGAINST DECARLO PEREZ.

IT'S A LIGHT MIDDLEWEIGHT UNDERCARD OF A MAIN EVENT THAT WILL BE TELEVISED ON H-B-O.

WILLIS HAS A 13-3-2 CAREER RECORD AS A PRO.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK. Return to index of stories...


CLOSE-4SHOT


GOODBYE Return to index of stories...