Local Sports

  • Dizzying days of deals


    Brian Mahoney

    AP Basketball writer

    NEW YORK — Markelle Fultz is ready for the NBA draft. He’s already learned about life at the trade deadline.

  • LSU knocks FSU out of series

    Eric Olson

    AP Sports writer

    OMAHA, Neb. — Jared Poche’ became LSU’s career wins leader, Jake Slaughter hit a three-run homer, and the Tigers eliminated Florida State from the College World Series with a 7-4 win Wednesday night.

  • Rays edge Reds

    ST. PETERSBURG — Corey Dickerson went deep, Alex Cobb threw seven solid innings and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Cincinnati Reds 6-5 on Tuesday night.

    Dickerson had his 29th multihit game of the season with two hits. He drove in Tampa Bay’s first run with a third-inning single, then capped their scoring with his 16th home run in the fourth.

    Cobb (6-5) gave up two runs and eight hits while striking out six. Alex Colome pitched the ninth for his 20th save.

  • Gators crush Cards

    OMAHA, Neb. — Brady Singer pitched seven strong innings and Austin Langworthy and Deacon Liput homered to lead Florida to a 5-1 win over Louisville in the College World Series on Tuesday night.

    The Gators (49-18) have won their first two CWS games for the first time in four appearances since opening 3-0 and reaching the finals in 2011.

  • County briefs 6/21/2017

    Citrus County

    Breast cancer discussion at Y

    Join Dr. Michael Jacoby, MD, FACS on Thursday, June 29, at 11 a.m. at the YMCA on County Road 486 in Lecanto as he discusses breast cancer. 

    Dr. Jacoby earned his medical degree at the Chicago Medical School and served his general surgery residency at Cook County Hospital and Medical Center in Chicago. He is certified by the American Board of Surgery. 

  • Neri outlasts 20-car Late Model field for win

    Kimberly Kelly, For the Chronicle

    As car counts continue to rise, so does the level of competitiveness between those drivers at Citrus County Speedway. Saturday night was no exception as 20 of the best Late Model drivers in the state made their way to compete on the quarter-mile asphalt oval.

  • ‘A dream come true'

    Chris Bernhardt Jr., For the Chronicle

    For as long as Jesse Lepore can remember, baseball was a way of life. Whether it was with his parents or his brothers, the Pine Ridge family often bonded at the ballfield.

    Baseball brought them together again on June 14, when Jesse received the news of a lifetime. The 6-foot-4, 220-pound right-handed pitcher was selected in the 24th round of the MLB Draft, with the 716th pick overall by the Colorado Rockies.

  • Former ’Nole wins US Open

    ERIN, Wis. — Brooks Koepka traveled around the world to find his game. He found stardom right at home as the U.S. Open champion.

    Koepka broke away from a tight pack with three straight birdies on the back nine Sunday at Erin Hills and closed with a 5-under 67 to win the U.S. Open for his first major championship. A par on the final hole tied Rory McIlroy’s record score to par at 16 under for a four-shot victory.

    Not even the wind could stop the onslaught of low scores at Erin Hills.

  • Souza celebrates Father’s Day in style

    DETROIT — Steven Souza Jr. has been looking forward to playing on Father’s Day since his son Micah was born in December.

    The day ended up more memorable than he could have imagined.

    Souza hit his first career grand slam as the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Detroit Tigers 9-1 on Sunday. He also homered this season on Mother’s Day.

  • Crowded at the top

    ERIN, Wis. — Justin Thomas managed to stand out in a U.S. Open where par is going out of style.

    All it took was a 9-under 63, the lowest round to par in a major long known as the toughest test in golf. Thomas capped off his record day on the 667-yard 18th hole at Erin Hills with the prettiest 3-wood he ever hit, stopping 8 feet away on a green where some players struggled to land a wedge.

    He made the eagle to get his name in the record book Saturday.