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Clash in the Creek

Photographers beware... Sean Penn's nothing compared to this guy.

Warriors Boxing is back with another top card

THU 6/16

Just when we wondered where Warriors Boxing Promotions had gone, the local company is back with a fury. This Thursday, at the Seminole Coconut Creek Casino (5550 NW 40th St., Coconut Creek), WBP and Golden Boy Promotions present "Thunder Storm at the Creek," an evening of world-class boxing. Headlining the fight card is a 12-round International Boxing Federation lightweight elimination bout pitting Mexican workhorse Javier Jauregui (49-11-2, 34 KOs) against Puerto Rican southpaw Ricky "Showtime" Quiles (37-6-3, 8 KOs). The topnotch undercard matches include "Comeback Kid" Kendrick Releford (13-4-1, 5 KOs) facing David Polk (9-4) in a ten-round heavyweight tussle; unbeaten Colombian middleweight Edison Miranda (22-0, 21 KOs) taking on former Nicaraguan champion Jose Varela (17-1, 13 KOs) in a 12-round middleweight championship bout; and Ethiopian knockout artist Sammy Retta (17-2, 16 KOs) going up against hard-hitting Indiana product Corey Bodd (7-6, 7 KOs) in a six-round light-heavyweight bout. Tickets range from $30 to $100, and doors open at 6:30 p.m., with the first fight starting at 7:30. Call 954-977-6700. -- Russ Evans

Catch 'Em Now

Little Marlins play in the Fish nursery

THU 6/16

Well, wouldn't you feel special if you had been a fan of Miguel Cabrera and Dontrelle Willis before they became Major League Baseball superstars? Like, back when they played on the Jupiter Hammerheads, the Marlins' minor-league team? Set yourself up for future bragging rights by checking out the up-and-coming sluggers like first-baseman Ryan Bear (with an admirable batting average of .305) and infielder Norberto Batista (who's hitting a whopping .375 -- so what if he's played only six games?). Pitcher Paul Mildren has chalked up wins in five of his six starts, and James Russ has won six of seven. At press time, the team was in second place in the Florida State League East. Today, they take on the first-place Vero Beach Dodgers at Roger Dean Stadium (4751 Main St., Jupiter). First pitch is at 10:35 a.m. Call 561-775-1818, or visit www.jupiterhammerheads.com. -- Deirdra Funcheon

Bring It Home

Who will be the weiner?

SAT 6/18

"Normal human beings eat a hot dog in its bun, chew leisurely, and swallow," says Joe LaRue, the number-nine-ranked competitive eater in the world. LaRue, however, dips the treat into water before engulfing it. "Or there's what we call Japanese-ing, which is when you separate the hot dog from the bun first." Japanese competitors have won the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog-Eating Contest in Coney Island, New York, for six of the past seven years, but company spokesman Randy Watts says, "Nathan's continues its search to find a champion who can restore America's place in the international eating arena." A qualifying contest takes place at the Pembroke Lakes Mall (11401 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines) on Saturday at 1 p.m. To compete, register at www.nathansfamous.com. -- Deirdra Funcheon

Come Out of Your Shell

THU 6/16

Next time you see a baby sea turtle, tell it, "Your mama's so fat..." Seriously. Loggerheads weigh 400 pounds! On Tuesdays and Thursdays through July 21, meet at 9 p.m. at the Museum of Discovery and Science (401 SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale) for an informative lesson, then go for a Moonlight Sea Turtle Walk with a naturalist. Most participants are lucky enough to see a female nest and lay her eggs. Cost is $14; reservations are required. Call 954-713-0930. -- Deirdra Funcheon


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