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Former FGCU baseball player pitches for Red Sox

FORT MYERS, Fla.– A Former Florida Gulf Coast student pitched for the Red Sox on Sunday afternoon. A former Eagle is pitching for the Red Sox today!No, not that one.Congratulations to Kutter Crawford on making his Major League debut this afternoon!#WingsUp pic.twitter.com/9AbhMWODhN— FGCU Baseball (@FGCU_Baseball) September 5, 2021 Kutter Crawford made his Major League debut with the Red Sox. And just like that the #RedSox have TWO former @FGCU_Baseball pitchers in their rotation with Kutter Crawford making his MLB debut today. @NBC2 #WingsUp https://t.co/6LuTTJirEC—...

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FGCU to sell beer and wine at sporting events

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) will start selling beer and wine at home events on campus beginning this September. According to a release from the college, fans 21-and-over will be able to purchase imported and domestic beers along with white and red wines. Visitors will be able to grab a beer or wine at Alico Arena, Swanson Stadium, the FGCU Soccer Complex, the Softball Complex and on an individual event basis at the FGCU Tennis Complex, school officials announced. “For over a decade, we have witnessed alcohol sales successfully managed at a number of...

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‘You made me so damn proud’: Biden praises Olympians & invites them to the White House

WASHINGTON / CNN — President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden met with members of the 2020 US Olympic Team Saturday in a live-streamed virtual reception. “You handle yourself with such grace, and such decency, it just — you made me so damn proud,” the President told the group of Olympic athletes over Zoom from his home in Delaware, where the first couple is spending the weekend. Biden offered shoutouts to gymnast Simone Biles, runner Isaiah Jewett, and swimmer Katie Ledecky, who he said, “can probably swim a mile quicker than most people could run a mile.”...

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Simone Biles will compete in balance beam final on Tuesday

TOKYO / AP — Simone Biles will compete at the 2020 Olympics on the balance beam. The announcement was made early Monday morning. Biles had been dealing with a mental block referred to as “the twisties.” That makes it hard for her to figure out where her body is while she’s in the air, putting Biles at risk of serious injury. Biles initially pulled out of the team gymnastics final on Tuesday, July 27. During the 2016 Olympics in Rio, Biles took home a bronze medal for her performance on the balance beam. Alongside Biles, teammate Suni Lee will also be competing in the...

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Paralympian Archer Set to Represent SWFL, Team USA in Tokyo

From picking up a bow and arrow for the first time when she was ten, to the Tokyo Paralympics, Emma Rose Ravish has become one of the world’s best Paralympian archers. She is set to represent Southwest Florida and Team USA in Tokyo. Growing up, Ravish had tried soccer and horseback riding but when she shot an arrow for the first time there was something different. “I don’t know exactly what I was feeling,” Ravish said. “I just knew that it made me smile with everything that I am.” That immediate passion for archery was noticed by a coach at the Victory Junction camp, a summer...

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Italy crowned 2020 European champion after defeating England on penalties

LONDON / CNN — Italy clinched their first major title in 15 years with a penalty shootout win over England in the Euro 2020 final. After being postponed for a year, the 2020 European football championships final happened at London’s Wembley Stadium on Sunday. Luke Shaw’s goal inside the opening two minutes gave England a lead it looked like it would hold onto all night, before a goalmouth scramble midway through the second half allowed Leonardo Bonucci to poke home an equalizer for Italy. The rest of the match felt as though extra-time and penalties were inevitable, as neither...

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Local college athletes sign NIL deals

FORT MYERS, Fla.– Former Bishop Verot lineman, Peter Simmons III, has now signed two letters of intent in the last five months.  The first was to declare his commitment to play football at the University of Michigan and the second, more recently, was to be a spokesperson for the Estero-based company My Shower Door.  “This is new to all of us so why not get in on it?” said Simmons.  On July 1st, the NCAA reversed its decades-old practice of banning student-athletes from making a profit off of their name, image, and likeness. “Being a college athlete I don’t...

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FGCU becoming transfer destination for basketball

FORT MYERS, Fla.– This last year, recruiting for college coaches was a bit of a challenge due to the pandemic. FGCU head men’s basketball coach Michael Fly put his recruiting class hopes into transfer students rather than incoming college freshmen. “I think that’s just the nature of where we are in college basketball right now,” Fly explained. It’s a vision that Fly put together and was excited to see pan out. “I did think this is a place we can attract transfers because we have had a lot of success with transfers over the years,” says Fly. ...

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Spectators not allowed at Tokyo Olympics

TOKYO, Japan / CNN — Venues for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan will not allow spectators. Japanese Prime Minister Yoshide Suga said the Games would take place under a coronavirus state of emergency. The announcement was made after five Olympic and Japanese government groups met to discuss the upcoming Olympics. Seiko Hashimoto with the Japanese Olympic Committee said, “A very heavy judgment was made.” Hashimoto said due to the pandemic, they have “no choice but to hold the Games in a limited way.” The post Spectators not allowed at Tokyo Olympics appeared first on NBC2 News. NBC2...

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Lightning strikes twice as Tampa Bay secures back-to-back Stanley Cup wins

TAMPA, Fla. / NHL — The Tampa Bay Lightning are back-to-back Stanley Cup champions after Wednesday night’s 1-0 win over the Montreal Canadiens. The Bolts pulled off an electric win at home in Amalie Arena in front of thousands of fans, something that wasn’t possible during their 2020 Stanley Cup Final win due to the coronavirus. Although the Canadiens put 22 shots on goal, all were stopped by Tampa’s Andrei Vasilevskiy. It was his fifth shutout of the 2021 Playoffs. Vasilevskiy won the Conn Smythe Trophy as the most valuable player of the entire postseason. He was certainly...

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