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  • Significant slide

    ST. PETERSBURG — The Baltimore Orioles and Tampa Bay Rays are teams currently heading in different directions.

    Kevin Gausman pitched six strong innings, Adam Jones homered and the Orioles sent the Rays to their 

    season-worst fifth straight loss, 5-0 Monday night.

    “It all feeds off the starting pitching,” Jones said.

  • Wilson foils bounty attempt at speedway

    Kimberly Kelly

    For the Chronicle

    INVERNESS — Sport Wilson foiled an attempt to oust the winner of four straight events Saturday night at Citrus County Speedway to win his fifth straight event and collect the $650 bounty.

  • Odor homers twice, Rangers sweep Rays

    ST. PETERSBURG — The Texas Rangers were floundering with a five-game losing streak when they arrived Friday in Florida.

    The Rangers left the Sunshine State after a weekend stay surging.

    Rougned Odor homered twice, including back-to-back drives with Carlos Gomez in the eighth inning, and the Rangers rallied to beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6-5 on Sunday and complete a three-game sweep.

  • New rules, new regions impact Dunnellon, SRCS

    Chris Bernhardt Jr., Correspondent

    Three prep football seasons have gone by since Frank Beasley last served as Dunnellon High’s head coach.

  • Rangers turn Rays miscues into 4-3 win

    ST. PETERSBURG — Texas turned three Tampa Bay miscues into a three-run sixth inning and the Rangers beat the Rays 4-3 on Saturday night.

    The Rangers took a 4-3 lead during the decisive sixth when two runs scored after center fielder Mallex Smith misplayed Adrian Beltre’s two-out deep fly ball, and Beltre scored on two wild pitches by Chris Archer with Mike Napoli at the plate.

  • Andrus snaps 10th-inning tie, Rangers beat Rays 4-3

    ST. PETERSBURG — Elvis Andrus homered early, and then snapped a 10th-inning tie with a two-out infield single that gave the struggling Texas Rangers a 4-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday night.

    Andrus, who homered in the first inning, hit a sharp grounder off Brad Boxberger (2-1) that forced Evan Longoria to make a diving stop. Pinch runner Delino Shields scored when the third baseman to was unable to complete the throw to first base.

  • Harrod racing ‘for pops’

    Kimberly Kelly

    For the Chronicle

    Everyone has their reasons for racing. For some it is because of their highly competitive nature, some have a family history in the sport, and others have the need for speed.

    For Kevin Harrod, the reason is simple.

    “Ultimately I do this for pops,” he said of his father Ron Harrod. “He lives for Saturday nights. He got me into this.”

  • Florida safety Harris tears Achilles tendon, out for season

    GAINESVILLE — Florida senior safety Marcell Harris will miss the season after tearing his right Achilles tendon during conditioning drills, a significant setback for a defense already replacing seven starters.

    Harris sustained the season-ending injury while running with teammates on Wednesday.

  • CRHS volleyball team holding fundraiser

    The Crystal River volleyball team is having a Pancake Breakfast fundraiser at Beef O’ Brady’s in Crystal River on Saturday, July 22, from 8 to 11 a.m. 

    All proceeds go to the volleyball team for equipment and team apparel.

  • Aru falters, Froome soars in thin air of the Alps

    BRIANCON, France — One series of giant Tour de France mountains out of the way. One more to come. And one less rival for race leader Chris Froome to watch quite so closely.

    By sticking like fly-paper to the enterprising Romain Bardet, despite the French rider’s efforts to distance him on the race’s highest peak, Froome took a big step Wednesday toward a fourth Tour victory this weekend in Paris.