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“Book Talk” guest Dane Huckelbridge author “No Beast So Fierce”

Doug Miles talks with Dane Huckelbridge author “No Beast So Fierce: The Terrifying Story of the Champawat Tiger, the Deadliest Animal in History” on “Talk Across America”.





Baltimore Orioles Host Sarasota Springfest February 16th At Ed Smith Stadium

(Sarasota, FL) The Orioles invite fans of all ages to celebrate the start of Spring Training at Sarasota Springfest, a free family-friendly event at Ed Smith Stadium on Saturday, February 16. Along with watching Orioles pitchers and catchers practice on the back fields, fans can also enjoy games and interactive activities in the stadium from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET.

The fourth annual Sarasota Springfest event will feature a question and answer session with Orioles outfielder Cedric Mullins at approximately 12:30 p.m. Fans will once again have opportunities to play catch on the Ed Smith Stadium field, take a behind-the-scenes tour of the ballpark, and participate in a “Pitch for Charity” event to benefit Miracle League of Manasota.

“There’s no better way for fans to warm up for Spring Training than to attend our free Springfest,” said Greg Bader, Orioles Vice President, Communications & Marketing. “We’re excited to welcome fans for a day of fun, family-friendly activities at the ballpark with an opportunity to watch Orioles players practice on the back fields.”

Outfielder Cedric Mullins, a 13th round pick by the Orioles in the 2015 First-Year Player Draft, made his Major League debut in August of last season after successfully progressing through the minor league system. Throughout the minors and in Baltimore, Mullins participates in community events during the season and the offseason. MASNsports.com beat writer Roch Kubatko will emcee the Q&A session.

Field conditions permitting, two sessions of “Have A Catch” will be offered on the main field, at approximately 10:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Access is first-come, first-served, and participants must bring their own gloves and sign a liability waiver.

“We encourage parents, children, and fans of all ages to have fun on the same field used by the Orioles during Spring Training games,” Bader said. “Being able to play catch on a Major League ballfield is a rare experience for fans, and we’re excited to provide that opportunity again this year.”

Orioles event staff will provide stadium tours every 20 minutes beginning at 10:00 a.m. Fans will see areas not usually open to the public, including the press box, World Series Suites, Home Plate Suite, Third Base Lounge, and visiting team’s clubhouse.

Access to Springfest will be through the Left Field Gate adjacent to the East Lot off of 12th Street and Tuttle Avenue, where free parking will be provided. Guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, fans may visit Orioles.com/Springfest.

Fans are invited to watch Orioles workouts on the back fields at the complex each day from February 13 through February 22 from approximately 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The first full squad workout will be held on Monday, February 18. There is no charge to attend, and parking in the East Lot is free.

The Orioles will play their first of 17 home Spring Training games in 2019 at Ed Smith Stadium on Saturday, February 23, at 1:05 p.m. against the Minnesota Twins. Spring Training game tickets, as well as Orioles merchandise, will be available for purchase during Springfest.





USF Tops Memphis 84-78 Saturday in Tampa for Third Straight Win

(Tampa, FL) Justin Brown scored a career-high 19 points and made five 3-pointers and USF held off a late Memphis rally on its way to an 84-78 victory over the Tigers on Saturday afternoon at the Yuengling Center.

Brown made three of his five three-pointers in the opening five minutes as USF scored the first 19 points of the game and led 27-1 before Memphis made its first field goal at the 10:11 mark on a three-pointer from Kyvon Davenport. USF held Memphis to just four field goals and led 38-13 at halftime to mark the third time this season the Bulls have held an opponent to fewer than 20 points in a half.

David Collins finished with 20 points, five rebounds and two steals and has scored at least 20 points in three of his four career games against Memphis. Laquincy Rideau added 15 points, four rebounds and two steals and tied the USF single-season steals record with his 68th of the season.

Jeremiah Martin led Memphis with 41 points and made 7-of-9 three-pointers and Davenport finished with 13 points of the bench.

A three-pointer from Tyler Harris with 4:18 left in the second half cut the USF lead to 69-60 to pull Memphis within single digits for the first time since the 16:46 mark of the first half. Memphis trimmed the deficit to six points twice in the final minutes on a three-pointer and layup by Martin, but Xavier Castaneda picked up a pass on the final Tiger possession to secure USF’s third straight victory.

USF (15-6, 5-4) shot over 50 percent in each half and finished 47.1 percent from three-point range and 72.7 percent from the free throw line.

“Memphis is really good”, said Bulls Head Coach Brian Gregory. “We talked all week long about how good they’ve been playing and about their ability to comeback or extend games because of their pressure. I thought the way we played in the first 15 minutes was the best we’ve played all year long.

The Bulls continue league play Thursday at 9 p.m. when the Bulls travel to Dallas, Texas, to face SMU at Moody Coliseum.





“Book Talk” guest Elizabeth White author “55, Underemployed and Faking Normal”

Doug Miles talks with Elizabeth White author “55, Underemployed and Faking Normal” on “Talk Across America”. Book available here: https://amzn.to/2Mm6uHj





USF Bulls Defeat Wichita State 54-41 Tuesday Night in Tampa

(Information provided by USF Athletics)
(Tampa, FL) David Collins scored 13 points and grabbed six rebounds and USF held Wichita State to its lowest scoring output this season on its way to a 54-41 victory over the Shockers Tuesday evening at the Yuengling Center.

USF (13-6, 3-4) turned in a dominant first half by holding Wichita State to 15 points on 6-for-27 shooting from the field. The Shockers also went 0-for-8 from three-point range in the first half and finished the game 2-for-18 from beyond the arc.

T.J. Lang’s three-pointer seven minutes into play put USF ahead 12-2 and the Bulls would lead by at least six points for the remainder of the half. Five consecutive free throws from USF over the final 2:19 gave the Bulls a 30-15 lead at halftime.

USF took its largest lead on a layup by Mayan Kiir early in the second half to go ahead 35-17, but Wichita State answered with a 14-2 run to cut the deficit to six points with 7:16 remaining. Rideau, who finished with 11 points, nine rebounds, five assists and four steals, pushed the lead back to eight with a layup and Justin Brown hit a three-pointer on the next USF possession to give the Bulls a 42-33 edge.

Two free throws by Jamarius Burton helped Wichita State pull within five points with just under five minutes left, but two free throws from Kiir and a three-pointer by Alexis Yetna (Paris) extended the lead back to double digits. Samajae Haynes-Jones had the final field goal for Wichita State at the 3:46 mark, and Collins scored the final seven points for USF to help the Bulls improve to 11-2 at home this season.

Markis McDuffie led Wichita State with 11 points and was the only Shocker to score in double figures.

“I couldn’t be more proud of our guys”, said Bulls Head Coach Brian Gregory. “We talked on Sunday that after losing to three of the top four teams in our league, we we’re going to need to respond. I told the guys that we’ll see what our commitment level is towards what we are trying to build, and I thought you saw it tonight. It wasn’t pretty on offense, but it was really good on defense, it was really good.”

The Bulls continue league play Saturday at 4 p.m. when the Bulls travel to Greenville, N.C., to face ECU on ESPNU.





“Big Band Files” with Doug Miles “Salute to Baseball”

On this edition of the “Big Band Files” we salute baseball with some of the great moments in play-by-play along with songs about the game. Voices include: Ernie Harwell, Curt Gowdy, Red Barber, Vin Scully and Jerry Doggett.

You’ll hear Jerry Doggett call the final inning of Sal Maglie’s no-hitter in a vintage 1956 radio broadcast and Vin Scully will do the postgame recap. You’ll also hear a rare interview with Joe DiMaggio by my co-host on “Sports Talk” Don Henderson. Songs include: Talkin’ Baseball, I Saw it on the Radio, There Used to be a Ballpark, Van Lingle Mungo, Baseball Blues, My Wife Saw the Dodgers Play at Ebbets Field and more.





East West Shrine Game Recap from Tropicana Field 1-19-19

Doug Miles recaps the 2019 East West Shrine College Football All-Star game from Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, FL.





USF Bulls Fall to Houston Cougars 69-60 Saturday Night in Tampa

(Information provided by USF Athletics)

(Tampa, FL) David Collins scored a season-high 23 points, including 21 in the second half, and added three assists and two steals, but No. 17 Houston held off USF on its way to a 69-60 victory Saturday evening at the Yuengling Center.

Breaon Brady scored 13 points and Armoni Brooks added 11 to lead Houston to its third straight victory. Nate Hinton finished with 10 points and five rebounds off the bench.

Alexis Yetna scored 12 points and had seven rebounds for USF before fouling out late in the second half.

Houston (18-1, 5-1) limited USF to 23.8 percent shooting (5-for-21) and finished the first half on a 16-6 run to open a 35-25 lead. The Cougars built the advantage to 16 before Collins scored six points over a two-minute stretch to cap a 12-0 run and help the Bulls whittle their deficit to 47-43 with 10:38 remaining.

Brison Gresham’s three-point play and Galen Robinson’s first points of the night on a short jumper helped the Cougars build the lead back to double-digits. Collins made three free throws to make it a six-point game before Houston closed it out from the foul line.

“I thought we did some good things, but not enough to beat a team like Houston”, said Bulls Head Coach Brian Gregory. “It’s hard to have the turnovers we had in the backcourt and it’s hard to have quality looks and not be able to make any of them. I thought we fought pretty hard, but Houston got every 50-50 ball, not because we weren’t playing hard, but because they just play at a whole other level, and that’s why they are good.”

The Bulls continue league play Tuesday at 8 p.m. when the Bulls host Wichita State on CBS Sports Network at the Yuengling Center.





Book Talk guest Ken Mansfield author The Roof: The Beatles’ Final Concert

Doug Miles talks with Ken Mansfield author “The Roof: The Beatles’ Final Concert” on “Talk Across America”. You may order the book below in the Amazon box.





Big Band Files with Doug Miles Tribute to Singer Kaye Stevens

We pay tribute to singer/actress Kaye Stevens who passed away on December 28, 2011. Kaye was a multi-talented performer who worked with just about everyone in show business including Bob Hope, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. She was a regular panelist on game shows like “Match Game” and “Tattletales” and performed on all the variety and talk shows in the 60’s and 70’s. She was also an actress on daytime television’s “Days of Our Lives”.

I had the pleasure of interviewing Kaye Stevens in 2010 for my radio show. This episode features three segments of our conversation.