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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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FGCU Gets Boost as Veteran Phills Rejoins Team

FORT MYERS, Fla.– Among all the new faces for FGCU women’s basketball this season, a familiar one rejoined the team. Graduate student, Kerstie Phills, returned after taking last season off due to COVID concerns and is ready to put the Eagles over the top. Stepping away from FGCU last year was a tough but necessary decision for Phills. “It was just a personal decision just to stay home and be safe with my family,” she said. All that in consideration, it still wasn’t easy to watch her teammate’s accomplishments from a distance. “It hurt but I was glad to see them progress...

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Sha’Carri Richardson was not named for U.S. relay team, will not compete at the Tokyo Olympics

NBC News— Runner Sha’Carri Richardson has not been named for the U.S. relay team and will not be competing at all in the Tokyo Olympics, officials announced on Tuesday. The decision follows her positive drug test for marijuana. Richardson had the opportunity to receive a shortened suspension had she been added to the team. “While USATF fully agrees that the merit of the World Anti-Doping Agency rules related to THC should be reevaluated, it would be detrimental to the integrity of the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Track & Field if USATF amended its policies following the competition,...

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NHL goaltender Matiss Kivlenieks dead from fireworks accident

 (CNN) — Matiss Kivlenieks, a goaltender for the Columbus Blue Jackets of the National Hockey League, died Sunday night after an accident involving fireworks at a party, according to authorities in Novi, Michigan. Kivlenieks, 24, died from a fireworks mortar blast and chest trauma, according to Inspector Mitch Brown of the Oakland County Medical Examiner’s Office. The death was ruled accidental after a full autopsy was conducted by the Oakland County Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Ljubisa Dragovic, Brown said. Novi Police Department Lt. Jason Meier told CNN that the chest injury...

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Bolts looking to secure back to back Stanley Cup titles ahead of Game 4

MONTREAL / NHL — The Tampa Bay Lightning and Montreal Canadiens face off in Montreal for Game 6 of the 2021 Stanley Cup Final on Monday night. The Bolts own a 3-0 lead in the series and have never lost a playoff series with such a lead. They are the 13th defending Stanley Cup champions to take a 3-0 lead in the Final. The only team in history to overcome a 3-0 deficit at later win the Cup was the 1942 Toronto Maple Leafs. If the game goes to plan, Tampa Bay will secure their second-straight Stanley cup. It would be their third Cup in franchise history. Lightning forward Alex Killorn...

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