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The scoreboards may have been the largest draw to EverBank Field this weekend, but there was some action on the field as well. Cole Pepper has it all in his weekly sports wrap.


People across the First Coast and NFL fans around the country are still talking this morning about Saturday night's "Mega Event" at EverBank Field.

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A legend and a "mega event" are happening this weekend on the First Coast this weekend.

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Saturday the Jacksonville Jaguars will unveil what the team is calling the world's largest video boards.

EverBank Field, Maxwell House and redistricting are in the headlines today.

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It’s going to be a very busy Saturday around the Jacksonville sports complex. If you're planning to head downtown, there are a few things to keep in mind that could help minimize the stress.


The NBA returns to Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena this fall.

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The Jacksonville Jaguars report to training camp this week as the world's largest scoreboards are set to be unveiled at EverBank Field. Cole Pepper has the latest in his First Coast Connect weekly sports wrap.

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Germany is celebrating it's first World Cup championship since their 1990 win over Argentina, the same team they beat in Sunday's final. Cole Pepper has a breakdown of the game and more in is weekly sports wrap.

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The Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville will be home to two professional teams next year.

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The World Cup is down to four teams, and despite the U.S. not being among them soccer is getting a boost in popularity across the country. Cole Pepper has the latest in his First Coast Connect weekly sports wrap.

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Get patriotic this weekend with sports and fireworks on the First Coast.

Tropical Storm Arthur, Nippers Beach Grille, and Mayor Alvin Brown are in the headlines today.

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The U.S. could be headed to the World Cup semi-finals for only the third time since 1930 if they win tomorrow. Cole Pepper has the latest in his First Coast Connect weekly sports wrap.

Rep. Charles McBurney, Nippers Beach Grille, and the World Cup are in the headlines today.

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It’s the game everyone’s been waiting for. Maybe not everyone, but certainly a few local officials looking to settle a score.

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Sports and a lot of local live music are what's going on this weekend on the First Coast.

Stand Your Ground, the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department, and human trafficking are in the headlines today.

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After their final friendly in Jacksonville, the U.S. begins their 2014 World Cup run tonight in Brazil. Cole Pepper checks that stats, and gives an update on the Jaguars, in his First Coast Connect weekly sports wrap.

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The improvements being made to EverBank Field got national press attention this week.

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Comedian and soon-to-be Late Show host Stephen Colbert laid into the Jacksonville Jaguars on Tuesday night's Colbert Report.

The line between confident and conceited was pretty thin in Brazil in October of 2007.

The South American giant was in the midst of a boom that would make it the world’s sixth largest economy. Massive new oil reserves were being discovered off its coast. It considered itself a global player that deserved a permanent seat on the ultra-exclusive U.N. Security Council.

And it had just been awarded the 2014 soccer World Cup.

“God,” then President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva declared, “is Brazilian.”

State of the Re:Union, Ability Housing, and the Jacksonville Armada are in the headlines today.

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Jacksonville’s new North American Soccer League has just named the its first head coach.

Is Jacksonville Becoming A Soccer Town?

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A growing number of people on the First Coast are interested in soccer.

That seems to be the message sent by the record number of fans who showed up  for the US Men’s match against Nigeria on Saturday, June 7 at Everbank Field.

Joel Lamp, interim director of the city of Jacksonville’s Sports and Entertainment department says it’s no surprise that attendance topped 52,000.

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The U.S. men’s national soccer team defeated Nigeria Saturday in their final exhibition match before the World Cup begins in Brazil.

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The U.S. men’s national soccer team faces off against Nigeria on Saturday night at EverBank Field.

Lenny Curry, All Aboard Florida, and pension reform are in the headlines today.

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Growing up in basketball-crazed Indiana in the 1950's, Debbie Millbern Powers mastered the game of hoops on driveway courts against neighborhood boys.

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The Jacksonville Jaguars, Suns, Sharks, Armada, the U.S. men's national soccer team, and powerboat racing are all making waves this week. Cole Pepper told us all about it in his weekly sports wrap.