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    The Florida Gators Top TCU To Advance To The College World Series Finals




    The Florida Gators pitcher Alex Faedo pitched 7 1/3 scoreless innings and struck out 11 as the Gators beat TCU, 3-0, Saturday night to advance to the College World Series Championship Series for the third time in program history.

    Florida (50-19) will face rival LSU for the title after the two schools shared the Southeastern Conference regular-season title this season. Faedo and the Gators shut out TCU (50-18) for the second time this week by matching 3-0 scores. LSU (52-18) earned the championship game by stunning No. 1-ranked Oregon State for the second day in a row, 6-1.

    The Gators face Southeastern Conference rival LSU on Monday night in Game 1 of the best-of-three championship series. The Gators won two of three against the Tigers during the regular season March 24-26 at McKethan Stadium. The Gators won the SEC East title, and LSU won the SEC West.

    Game 1 is set for 7 p.m. Monday, Game 2 at 8 p.m. Tuesday and a third game at 8 p.m. Wednesday, if necessary.

     

     

     

     

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    The Jacksonville Sharks Host The Monterrey Steel In The Playoffs Tonight




    The (11-1) Jacksonville Sharks are set to take on the (7-4) Monterrey Steel for the NAL Playoffs in Jacksonville on tonight at 7 p.m.

    The Sharks and Steel faced off last week, and the Sharks were given their first loss of the season as they fell to the Steel 44-37. Despite resting quarterback Damien Fleming for the majority of game the Sharks will ahead of the Steel at the half however, the Steel made a late drive before the half to score a field goal making the score 29-21 and the Steel received the ball following the half assisting the Steel come back to take the lead in the third quarter. Despite that, the game was a close battle between teams, the Sharks leading the entire first half before Monterrey made their comeback in the third quarter. The Sharks made multiple attempts to retake the lead closing in with a score of 44-37, but turnovers proved to be too costly as the Sharks rallied on their final drive, reaching the redzone but a fumble ended the drive and the Steel ran out the clock to give the Sharks their first loss of the season.

     

    This playoff game is going to be the ultimate test for this Sharks team. The winner of this game will head to the National Arena League Championship ...   [Read More]




    Dinner in Jacksonville’s Oldest Historic Shopping and Dining District




    Avondale has been well known for its historic shopping and dining districts. Avondale’s sophisticated charm and oak-lined avenues cater to the upscale shopper with a covey of specialty boutiques, fine galleries and gourmet eateries like The Brick, Biscottis, Orsay and others.

    The Brick

    Located in Historic Avondale, Brick Restaurant features eclectic selections with regional inspiration. It is a neighborhood favorite with signature dishes embracing a modern take on American Cuisine.

    Restaurant Hours: Monday thru Thursday: 11am-10pm

    Friday & Saturday: 11am-11pm

    Sunday: 11am-9pm

     

    Biscottis

    A staple of the Avondale / Riverside dining district is a small bistro style restaurant and bar specializing in eclectic American cuisine infused with Southern charm, craft cocktails and some of the best desserts Jacksonville has to offer. Offering casual comfort, innovative cuisine (try the fabulous Sunday brunch), and with a personality all its own, the Avondale eatery has expanded to accommodate its citywide clientele. Walk through the door and you’re face-to-face with their dessert case filled with decadent ...   [Read More]




    Morton’s The Steakhouse Is Opening Tomorrow At The Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront




    Morton's The Steakhouse  is scheduled to open inside the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront hotel tomorrow June 23rd. Morton’s has converted the former Plaza III The Steakhouse, which closed in 2009 and they will have 298 seats, with 224 inside the dining and bar area and 74 seats on the patio.

    Morton’s is based in Houston and previously operated on the Southbank. It closed in early 2012 as part of shutdowns after a change in ownership.

    What began in Chicago in 1978 is now one of the most award-winning steakhouses around. For over 30 years, Morton's Steakhouse has been on a mission to provide "The Best Steak... Anywhere." Focusing on quality, consistency and genuine hospitality, Morton's seeks to provide not only memorable cuisine, but a memorable experience. With fresh, succulent seafood and famed USDA prime-aged steak, it's no surprise that Morton's has thrilled diners all over the world.

    Their hours of operation will be as follows:

    Monday - Thursday 4pm - 10pm

    Friday - Saturday 4pm - 11pm

    Sunday - 4pm - 10pm

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    8 Lazy Rivers In Florida That Are Perfect For Tubing On A Summer’s Day




    Summertime is here in Florida and many can agree that it is unbearably hot. This time of year, Floridians begin a season-long conquest for fun ways to get out of the house without melting into a puddle. While swimming pools and water parks are fun, there is nothing that beats Florida’s natural lazy rivers.

    Despite Florida having its alligators living in the state, they usually prefer to stay clear of these busy areas. However, its always wise to stay alert and aware of your surroundings when exploring anywhere in Florida.

    1. Ichetucknee, Fort White

    Flickr/Paul Clark

    The most well-known tubing spot in Florida. It marks the summer tubing season here when visitors are allowed to launch from the north end. There are daily limits on the number of tubers and this popular park can reach maximum capacity easily in summer months, so arrive as early as possible. Located northwest of Gainesville, open from 8:00 a.m. until sundown every day of the week. The north launch closes at 2:00 p.m., or earlier if the 750-person limit has been reached.

    Address: 12087 SW U.S. Highway 27, Fort White, FL 32038.

     

    2. Rainbow Springs State Park, Dunlop

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    Cher & Cyndi Lauper Planning To Visit Jacksonville On May 14th




    JACKSONVILLE, FL (JANUARY 30) – Cher has just announced Cyndi Lauper as support for her “Dressed To Kill Tour”.  Tickets for all dates are on sale now, and for complete “Dressed To Kill” tour details and ticket information, please visit www.cher.com.

    Grammy, Emmy, and Tony Award winning artist and New York Times Best Selling author Cyndi Lauper has proven that she has the heart and soul to keep her legion of fans compelled by her every creative move.  A true renaissance woman with 30 sterling years and global record sales in excess of 50 million, Lauper continues to reach new heights as a career artist. 

    In 2013, Cyndi became the first solo woman to win the Tony Award for Best Original Score for Kinky Boots, itself a Tony Award Winner for Best New Musical.  In addition, Cyndi marked the 30th anniversary of her debut smash hit album, She's So Unusual, with a celebratory world tour, she also released her New York Times Best Selling autobiography – Cyndi Lauper: A Memoir – published by Simon & Schuster, and continued her philanthropic work through the True Colors Fund.

    For more information, please visit: http://...   [Read More]




    MÖTLEY CRÜE ANNOUNCES THE FINAL TOUR- IN jACKSONVILLE OCTOBER 19




    Los Angeles, CA (January 28, 2014) – After more than three decades together, iconic rock ‘n roll band MÖTLEY CRÜE announced today The Final Tour and the band’s ultimate retirement. The announcement was solidified when the band signed a formal Cessation Of Touring Agreement, effective at the end of 2015, in front of global media in Los Angeles today. Celebrating the announcement of The Final Tour, the band will perform on ABC’s "Jimmy Kimmel Live" TONIGHT and will appear on "CBS This Morning" TOMORROW MORNING.

     

    With over 80 million albums sold, MÖTLEY CRÜE has sold out countless tours across the globe and spawned more than 2,500 MÖTLEY CRÜE branded items sold in over 30 countries. MÖTLEY CRÜE has proven they know how to make a lasting impression and this tour will be no different.  Fans can expect to hear the catalogue of their chart- topping hits and look forward to mind-blowing, unparalleled live production. “When it comes to putting together a new show we always push the envelope and that’s part of Motley Crue’s legacy,” explains Nikki Sixx (bass). “As far as letting on to what we’...   [Read More]




    Rodney Atkins at Mavericks Recap




    Jacksonville FL - On January 25, 2014, Mavericks hosted Rodney Atkins who performed in front of lots of his fans. Braving the cold weather, many people came out to see this performer. Before the country singer went on to perform, two opening acts took the stage to get the crowd warmed up:  Rose Falcon and Frankie Ballad. 

           

    Each of them was great in their performances. Frankie Ballad got the crowd going with his hits, “Bunch of Girls” and his newest song “Helluva Ride”. Frankie also played a cover of John Mellencamp’s song “Ain’t That America”.  Personally, I liked his music; he had some great songs and was no stranger to Mavericks as he performed there last year. He also has a new album that will be released next month.  As for Rose Falcon, she is new to country music and is also Rodney Atkins’ wife.  An interesting fact is that if you were an Inspector Gadget movie fan back in 2003, she played a song for the second Inspector Gadget movie. That was the first time she was introduced as a pop singer. Now that she’s a country singer and starting over, it seems she’s ready for a country music career.

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    Jack Johnson is coming to St. Augustine




    St. Augustine, FL (January 27, 2014) – Jack Johnson announced a summer headline tour in support of his sixth studio album, From Here To Now To You, which debuted #1 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart, Johnson's fourth chart topping album to date. The tour will make its only Florida appearance at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 with special guest ALO.

     

    The public on-sale will be this Friday, January 31 at 10 AM. There are a maximum of 4 tickets per household on this event. No Ticket Transfers are available on this show. This show will be paperless entry for all Standing Pit, 100 and 200 sections and will require the credit card used to purchase the tickets for entry. This show will have a seated general admission 300 section.

      

    Jack Johnson's From Here To Now To You tour continues to pave the way in green touring practices and community engagement initiatives. Greening actions include fueling tour vehicles with sustainable biodiesel, offering eco-friendly tour merchandise, sourcing local food from local farms, and promoting ride share programs and mass transit in addition to engaging venues and fans to eliminate single-use plastics, recycle, use water refill stations and...   [Read More]




    Darius Rucker with Eli Young Band and Corey Smith Coming To St. Augustine




    St. Augustine, FL (January 20, 2014) –Darius Rucker returns to perform at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre with Eli Young Band and Corey Smith on Saturday, April 19, 2014. Darius Rucker previously performed at the Amphitheatre on October 29, 2010.

    Rucker, who first attained multi-platinum status as the lead singer and rhythm guitarist of Hootie & the Blowfish, wrote ten of the twelve tracks on True Believers - ranging from his current single, the feel-good, sing-along, "Radio" to the sophisticated narrative of "Shine." He expresses special pride in the raw and realistic sentiments of songs like "Miss You" and "I Will Love You Still," a duet with young powerhouse vocalist Mallary Hope.

    The two songs Rucker didn't have a hand in writing are both major events of their own. "Love Without You" features Sheryl Crow, with whom Rucker had wanted to record ever since they sang together at a VH1 function almost twenty years ago. For his version of the popular Old Crow Medicine Show song "Wagon Wheel," initially based on a sketch by Bob Dylan, Rucker, never expecting them to say yes, invited his tour partners and Capitol Records labelmates Lady Antebellum into the studio. When they came...   [Read More]



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    Web.com Tour Championship Events List




    Wednesday, September 25 (*Boselli Foundation) Boselli Foundation Am-Am (Stadium Course) Taste of Golf (TPC Sawgrass/Must purchase Ticket)

    Thursday, September 26 (*Junior League) Tournament Round 1 7:00am    Play Begins (1st & 10th Tees) 7:00pm Northeast Florida Beer Cup (Tailgate Pavilion/Must Purchase Ticket) 4:00pm-6:00pm Sea Best Happy Hour (#18 Green)  3-6pm Golf Channel

    Friday, September 27 (*Military Appreciation Day) Tournament Round 2 7:00am    Play Begins (1st & 10th Tees) Operation Shower (TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse) 12:00pm Web.com Small Business Forum presented by Sawgrass Marriott (TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse) 4:00pm-6:00pm Sea Best Happy Hour (#18 Green)  Blues Traveler Presented by Legacy trust (Clubhouse Lawn) 3-6pm Golf Channel

    Saturday, September 28 (*College Game Day with Girls on the Run) Tournament Round 3 7:30am    Play Begins (1st Tee) College Tailgate Party (Tailgate Pavilion-Dye's Valley Course) 4:00pm-6:00pm Sea Best Happy Hour (#18 Green) Girls on the Run 5K (Front Nine- Dye’s Valley Course) 3-6pm Golf Channel

    Sunday, September 29 (*Wolfson Children’s Hospital) Final Round 7:30am    Play Begins (1st...   [Read More]




    Costa Concordia Salvage is Complete




    Italy - The crippled Costa Concordia cruise ship was pulled completely upright early Tuesday during a complicated, 19-hour operation to wrench it from its side where it capsized last year off Tuscany, with officials declaring it a "perfect" end to a daring and unprecedented engineering feat.

    The vast hulk of the 114,500 ton cruise liner has lain on its side for more than 20 months, dominating the tiny port in the Tuscan holiday island of Giglio where it hit rocks on January 13, 2012, killing 32 people.

    Heres some photos from the operation: 

    All Photo's Courtesy: Tony Gentile

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    5 Common Obstacles & How You Can Overcome Them




    If you’re like most people, you have likely run into your fair share of obstacles due to work and other responsibilities that have prevented you from exercising as much as you would like to…Hey, it happens!

    Even on days that you have your workouts scheduled in your calendar it seems that unexpected obstacles and extra responsibilities just seem to pop up, right? So how do you make sure that you don’t get derailed by these obstacles? It’s important to find a healthy balance between your everyday responsibilities and the time you dedicate to your well-being and fitness goals.

    Here is a list of common obstacles and how to overcome them to accomplish your goals:

    The Time Crunch – If you’re like most people in the 21st century, time is difficult to come by. Unfortunately, magical pocket watches that can stop time are still not in production (thanks for teasing us, Hollywood).

    The first thing you should address is any extraneous or unhealthy habits you may have, like watching too much television or excessively surfing the internet. I know it’s difficult…but you know deep down it’s totally worth it. It’s just a matter of taking a stand and starting today.

    Don&rsq...   [Read More]




    Record Setting Gator Killed In Mississippi




    Vicksburg Ms - Dustin Brockman of Vicksburg, Miss., ventured with his brother and friend into the Mississippi River by motorboat early Saturday night and emerged with a 727-pound record breaker that was 13 feet, 4.5 inches long.Previous record setting weight was 697.5 pounds. The massive gator took over 2 hours to catch - "We chased him for about two hours", Brockman said. "Then we got a shot on him." They plan on eating the meat and using the skin for a new gun strap. They also plan on getting the massive head mounted. ...   [Read More]




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