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Free basketball clinic offered at State College of Florida

BRADENTON, FL (WWSB) - State College of Florida's basketball team will host a free basketball clinic for kids ages 6-14 on Saturday, Sep. 22.

Former Suncoast basketball star dies

2nd Annual Brian Poole Football Camp This Afternoon in Manatee County

LECOM Park wins top honor in "Best of the Ballparks" competition

SCF names new men's basketball coach

Kids' Summer Beach Runs begin June 5th

Tennis rising stars in Sarasota for 11th Annual Sarasota Open

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  Baltimore Orioles have first spring training workout

Booker basketball team headed to Class 6A State Final Four

Rays prospect Brent Honeywell will have Tommy John surgery

Suspect identified in Florida High School shooting

Venice High School hosts water polo match

Former Venice High School football star prepares for Super Bowl LII

Venice High adds water polo team to spring lineup

VENICE, FL (WWSB) - Venice High School is adding water polo to their spring lineup.

Venice Indians Win 7A State championship title

ORLANDO, FL (WWSB) - Venice High School football has captured a state title for the second time in program history.

Orioles spring training tickets go on sale

SARASOTA, FL (WWSB) - It's almost time for spring training once again on the Suncoast.  Hundreds coming out to Ed Smith Stadium Saturday to try and snag some of the best tickets for the Baltimore Orioles home games.  Some people waiting for hours.

Koetter will coach Bucs' in 2018

TAMPA, FL (WWSB) - Despite a losing record and rumors that former head coach Jon Gruden was interested in returning to the team, Dirk Koetter will have a chance to lead the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 2018 season.

Gamecocks visit Busch Gardens before Outback bowl

Sideline celebration goes viral at USF bowl game

Effective immediately: Tampa Bay Storm suspend operations

Rays trade Longoria to the Giants

North Port cheer team takes home gold at competition

Venice football heads to State Championship

  Venice Indians advance to State Championship

VENICE, FL (WWSB) - The Venice High School football team advances to the State Championship game on a thrilling 27-20 victory over the reigning state champions Friday night.

World's best players winding down in Bradenton

BRADENTON, FL (WWSB) - The Eddie Herr Classic junior tennis tournament is heading toward the homestretch.  The event that began with 1,400 players from 80 countries enters the semi-finals and finals this weekend.

Miami Dolphins wide receiver donates to Manatee YMCA football team

MANATEE COUNTY, FL (WWSB) - Pride Park's YMCA football team received brand new football equipment from Miami Dolphin's wide receiver, Kenny Stills.

Deadline for early registration to annual beach run approaching

SARASOTA COUNTY, FL (WWSB) - The annual Sandy Claws Beach Run is fast approaching for its 41st year on Siesta Beach. The run will take place Saturday, December 9.

Bobby Jones to host Thanksiving Day golf event

SARASOTA, FL (WWSB) - How about a game of golf before you dig into Thanksgiving dinner! The 9th Annual 'Turkey Shoot' will be held at Bobby Jones Golf Club on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 23.

Suncoast student wins state cross country title

SARASOTA, FL (WWSB) - The Sarasota High School School Boys' Cross Country Team had plenty to cheer about at this weekend's Florida Cross Country Championships. Junior Ben Hartvigsen won the Class 4A State Individual Title and led the Sailors' boys team to a 4th place finish overall.

Tampa Bay Lightning helping build hockey rink in Lakewood Ranch

LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL (WWSB) - Suncoast hockey fans are celebrating the news the Tampa Bay Lightning and Lakewood Ranch are teaming up to build an outdoor hockey rink. Former Lightning greats Vincent Lecavalier and Dave Andreychuk among those on hand for the Wednesday morning announcement.

Ultimate National Championships come to Lakewood Ranch

The 2017 USA Ultimate National Championships will be held at the Premier Sports Campus in Lakewood Ranch from October 19th through October 22nd. The USA Ultimate National Championships is one of the most prestigious events the sport has to offer. More than 1,200 athletes across 48 teams, 16 each in the men's, mixed and women's divisions, will take the field in pursuit of a national titles. The teams represent cities from across the country, and all three 2016 national champions are back to try to defend their titles in 2017.

Suncoast rower wins world title

A Suncoast rower is the best in the world. Pine View School's Clark Dean winning the junior men's single sculls at the World Rowing Junior Championships in Lithuania over the weekend.

Former SCF Baseball Coach elected to Hall of Fame

Tim Hill Sr., a former baseball coach at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota, will be inducted into the American Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame in January. Hill, who led the SCF Manatees for 31 seasons, was one of the winningest junior college coaches of all time. For his career, he amassed a record of 1193-550-3 (.683) and ranked sixth all-time in wins among junior college coaches as of 2016.

Lightning great Dave Andreychuk selected to Hall of Fame

TAMPA, FL (WWSB) - Former Tampa Bay Lightning captain Dave Andreychuk has been selected to the Hockey Hall of Fame. Andreychuk one of seven people chosen for induction in November.

Venice H.S. to start area's first boys volleyball team

Venice High School will become the first in the area to offer a boys volleyball team. Within two hours of posting a sign up sheet, more than 100 boys signed up to play. Next spring, Venice High will have varsity and junior varsity teams, with about 12 to 15 boys on each team.

Manatee High School welcomes new football coach

MANATEE CO., FL (WWSB) - One of the area's most storied high school football programs has a new coach. Manatee High School named Yusef Shakir as the new coach of the Hurricanes.

Teen Returns to Pitchers Mound After Stroke

SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB)--Throwing a baseball is a muscle memory players refine from the first time they pick up a ball, but during Mitchell Sandlin's junior season with the Riverview Rams that same innocent motion triggered numbness in his pinkie and a headache.

Baltimore Orioles Bring More Than Economic Impact

SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB)--The Baltimore Orioles have an annual economic impact of nearly $89 million on Sarasota County, but the team has also become an integral part of the community.

Orioles Manager, Player & Executive Talk Spring Training on the Suncoast

SARASOTA, Fla.(WWSB)--ABC7 at 7's Alan Cohn spoke with Orioles manager Buck Showalter, pitcher Zach Britton, and executive vice president John Angelos about spring training and Sarasota.

Final preparations under way for pentathlon world finals on the Suncoast

SARASOTA, Fla. -- The Suncoast won out over large cities around the world competing for the chance to host the Modern Pentathlon World Cup Finals next week. It hasn't been held in the U.S. in 40 years, but next week the finals will be held on the Suncoast.

Donny Be Fit: Orangetheory Fitness

SARASOTA, Fla. -- Orange is not only the new black, but it is also a way of life at Orange Theory Fitness.