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LeBron brings trophy back to Cleveland

LeBron brings trophy back to Cleveland

CLEVELAND — LeBron James came home with the trophy he promised, and the championship Cleveland has coveted for 52 years.
Published: 06/21/16
Locals show their best

Locals show their best

SEBRING — Highlands County triathletes gave a strong showing in Sunday’s 11th annual Heartland Triathlon, with two individuals and one relay team coming away with first-place finishes. The Sprint distance consisted of a quarter-mile swi...
Published: 06/21/16
Reback, Paxton take Sprint titles

Reback, Paxton take Sprint titles

SEBRING — Roughly 760 triathletes tackled their respective courses in Sunday’s 11th annual Heartland Triathlon. Added to the 220 who competed in Saturday’s Heartland Kids Triathlon, there were nearly 1,000 triathletes who took to...
Published: 06/21/16

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TODAYDixie softball district tournament at Lake Placid, 6 p.m.
Published: 06/21/16
Dean takes Hard Charger Award

Dean takes Hard Charger Award

The Battery Tender Global Mazda MX-5 Cup presented by BFGoodrich Tires reached the halfway point of the 2016 season with a Father’s Day doubleheader weekend at Road America. Despite tremendous pressure from the field, Nikko Reger was able to f...
Published: 06/21/16
Ford wins return to Le Mans

Ford wins return to Le Mans

The No. 68 Ford GT of Sebastien Bourdais, Joey Hand and Dirk Muller crossed the finish line at Le Mans as the overall GT winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The No. 69 Ford GT of Ryan Briscoe, Scott Dixon and Richard Westbrook joined the winners on th...
Published: 06/20/16
Local kids compete well

Local kids compete well

SEBRING — The Heartland Kids Triathlon wouldn’t be quite the success it is without the local community getting involved. Whether it’s through various triathlon camps or local teams, such as TriPOWER, Highlands County families hav...
Published: 06/20/16
Heartbreak for Toyota at Le Mans

Heartbreak for Toyota at Le Mans

LE MANS, France — With actor Brad Pitt giving the official race start at the 24 Hours Le Mans endurance race, it fittingly ended with a Hollywood finish as Porsche defended its title in dramatic fashion after Toyota relinquished the lead minut...
Published: 06/20/16
Double podium for Sebring’s Sick Sideways

Double podium for Sebring’s Sick Sideways

ELKHART LAKE, Wisc. — For team owner John Dean II, Saturday’s Round 5 of the Battery Tender Global Mazda MX-5 Cup presented by BFGoodrich Tires at Road America was a highly successful one. For Dean the race car driver, it was a continua...
Published: 06/20/16
Strong showings in Kids Triathlon

Strong showings in Kids Triathlon

SEBRING — The Heartland Kids Triathlon continues to pull solid numbers and quality athletes, as 220 triathletes between the ages of 6 and 15 competed in Saturday’s event. The weather was a bit on the warm side, but there was no rain in ...
Published: 06/19/16