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Book Talk guest Sean Avery former NHL player, author Ice Capades: A Memoir of Fast Living and Tough Hockey

Doug Miles talks with former NHL player Sean Avery about his book “Ice Capades: A Memoir of Fast Living and Tough Hockey” on “Talk Across America”. (www.dougmilesmedia.com). Book available here: http://amzn.to/2i6DhkO.


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Baltimore Orioles Announce 2018 Spring Training Home Schedule in Sarasota, FL

The Baltimore Orioles announced their 2018 Grapefruit League home schedule, which opens on Friday, February 23 when they host the Tampa Bay Rays at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota, FL at 1:05 p.m. ET. The club will wrap up its Grapefruit League home schedule on Saturday, March 24, when the Orioles host the Minnesota Twins at 6:05 p.m.

Pitchers and catchers are scheduled to report on Tuesday, February 13, while the full-squad report date is set for Sunday, February 18. The 2018 season will mark the Orioles’ ninth consecutive Spring Training season in Sarasota and the club’s eighth at renovated Ed Smith Stadium.

The Orioles will face 10 different Major League opponents during the club’s 16-game home schedule. The Orioles will play the Tampa Bay Rays three times at Ed Smith Stadium and the Boston Red Sox, Minnesota Twins, Pittsburgh Pirates, and Toronto Blue Jays twice each. The Orioles will also square off against the Detroit Tigers, New York Mets, New York Yankees, Philadelphia Phillies, and St. Louis Cardinals each once at home.

The Orioles will also play four evening games at Ed Smith Stadium, February 24, and March 11, 20, and 24, with all night games beginning at 6:05 p.m.
Single game tickets for all 16 games at Ed Smith Stadium will go on sale Saturday, January 13, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. Fans interested in Season Plans, or those wishing to receive additional Spring Training ticket information, may call the Orioles Spring Training office in Sarasota at 941-893-6300. Fans interested in suite rentals or pregame party facilities should call 941-893-6317. More information regarding Orioles Spring Training in Sarasota is available at www.orioles.com/spring.

In the eight years since the Orioles moved Major League Spring Training to Sarasota, more than 885,000 fans have enjoyed Orioles games at Ed Smith Stadium.

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Book Talk guest Kevin Cook author Electric October about the 1947 World Series

Doug Miles talks with Kevin Cook author “Electric October, Seven World Series Games, Six Live, Five Minutes of Fame That Lasted Forever” about the 1947 World Series between the Brooklyn Dodgers and NY Yankees. “Talk Across America”. You may order the book by clicking here: http://amzn.to/2ylORlF


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SW Florida H.S. Football Scoreboard Show Week 2 9/2/17

Doug Miles recaps the scores in week 2 of the high school football season in Sarasota/Manatee counties and looks at the schedule for week 3.


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Remembering Bob Wolff

Legendary sportscaster Bob Wolff passed away this weekend at age 96 after a 78 year career as a sports broadcaster. Here is an interview we did with Bob in 2013 on our “Sports Talk” show.

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Sports Talk Belmont Stakes Special June 8-10 with Pete The Prophet and Rich Spitz Spedaliere Live Broadcast 7:05PM EDT June 8

Horse racing handicappers Pete “the Prophet” and Rich “Spitz” Spedaliere join Doug Miles to preview the Belmont Stakes and talk about the Stanley Cup Finals, NBA Finals, baseball, football and more.

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Remembering Sportswriter Frank Deford

Sportswriter, author and broadcaster Frank DeFord passed away today at age 78. He was an award winning writer and commentator on sports and culture. I had the pleasure of talking with Frank in 2012 about a book he had written at the time. That interview is posted below.

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Sports Talk Preakness Special with Doug Miles and Rich Spitz Spedaliere Thursday 5/18-5/20

Sports Talk host and Triple Crown prognosticator Rich “Spitz” Spedaliere joins me to break down the Preakness Stakes and the chances of Derby Winner Always Winning going on for a chance to win the Triple Crown.

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