Today's Sports

  • Freshmen rule the night

    NEW YORK — The Philadelphia 76ers got the player they wanted and Lonzo Ball the team he wanted.

    The 76ers selected guard Markelle Fultz on Thursday night with the No. 1 pick and the Lakers followed by taking Ball, the start of a record-setting run of one-and-dones in the NBA draft.

  • Boston names street for retired...

    BOSTON — Ted Williams waited 24 years after his last at-bat before the Boston Red Sox hung his No. 9 from the Fenway Park facade. Bobby Doerr and Joe Cronin waited 37 years, and Carlton Fisk and Jim Rice 20.

    David Ortiz’s No. 34 will join the others tonight — 265 days after he walked off the Fenway field for the last time as a player.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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...

    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.