SWFL Stars' Advice for Carlos Hyde

Updated 4 hours ago   
By: Chelsa Messinger

By Chelsa Messinger Southwest Florida has become a hot-spot for NFL running backs.Colts' All-Time Leading Rusher Edgerrin James hails from Immokalee. Longtime Bucs running back Ear..
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Buxton named player of the week

Updated 11 hours ago   
By: Bill Halter

Fort Myers Miracle outfielder Byron Buxton was named the Florida State League Player of the Week after going 10-20 at the plate with two home runs, a triple, four RBI and six runs ..
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Edgerrin James Back in SWFL

Updated 1 day ago   
By: Chelsa Messinger

By Chelsa Messinger Edgerrin James is a 4-time Pro Bowler and the All-Time Leading Rusher for the Indianapolis Colts. But when he comes back home, he still feels like the 17-year-o..
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Ortiz passes Yastrzemski on home run list

Updated 1 day ago   
By: Bill Halter

TORONTO (AP) - Red Sox slugger David Ortiz has passed Boston great Carl Yastrzemski on baseball's career home run chart.    One inning after matching Yastrzemski wit..
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Fort Myers teen sets national long jump record

Updated 1 day ago   
By: Bill Halter

Seneca Milledge broke the national long jump record for 14 year olds by clearing 22'3-5" at the ESPN Championships in Orlando on July 10. The soon to be Fort Myers Middle School ei..
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Eagles' safety Nate Allen speaks to boys at local church

Updated 3 days ago   
By: Morgan Frances

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Philadelphia Eagles Safety, and Fort Myers native, Nate Allen, spoke to some young boys at McGregor Baptist Church. The event was called "Breakfast, Bible and th..
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Local athlete goes to CrossFit Games

Updated 3 days ago   
By: Morgan Frances

Fort Myers, Fla. - A year and a half ago, WINK News interviewed Fort Myers athlete, Jeff Evans. He had only been doing CrossFit for 8 months, but already set some high goals. "Get ..
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Life After the Limelight: Mike Greenwell

Updated 5 days ago   
By: Chelsa Messinger

By Chelsa Messinger Professional athletes have an average career of just 5 years. According to Sports Illustrated, a whopping 78% of NFL players are broke just two years after reti..
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McNeill 10 shots back, Tiger in the hunt at British Open

Updated 6 days ago   
By: Bill Halter

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- North Fort Myers High School graduate George McNeill shot a four-over 76 on Thursday during the first round of the British Open.  It's the first time McNeill..
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WINK News Sports Director interviews George McNeill

Updated 6 days ago   
By: Chel Bell

WINK News Sports Director Bill Halter sat down for an interview with George McNeill, who qualified for the British Open on the same day his sister lost her battle with br..
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Mother of 2 makes NFL cheerleading squad at age 40

Updated 7 days ago   
By: Chel Bell

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - It was a lofty goal for a 40-year-old mother of two, but she reached it. Kriste Lewis of Hattiesburg, Mississippi has been selected by the New Orleans Saints as ..
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McNeill qualifies for British Open despite personal tragedy

Updated 6 days ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Southwest Florida will have a rooting interest at the British Open this week. North Fort Myers High grad George McNeill qualified for the event eight days ago wit..
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Miracle Has Baseball's No.1 Prospect

Updated 1 week ago   
By: Brad Wilson

By Chelsa Messinger Some big names have been associated with the Fort Myers Miracle. Jimmy Buffett and Bill Murray were once part owners. Current manager Doug Mientkiewicz is a Wor..
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AP Source: Heat, Wade agree to 2-year deal

Updated 1 week ago   
By: Chel Bell

A person familiar with the situation says Dwyane Wade is staying with the Miami Heat.    Wade has agreed to a two-year deal with a player option for 2015-16, accordi..
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Hockey championships roll into Southwest Florida

Updated 1 week ago   
By: John Trierweiler

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - For the sixth time, the North American Roller Hockey Championships are calling Germain Arena home. The annual event brings in the best in-line hockey teams from..
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AP Sources: Bosh agrees to max deal with Heat

Updated 2 weeks ago   
By: Chel Bell

Two people familiar with the situation say that Chris Bosh has agreed to a maximum deal with the Miami Heat.    The people said that Bosh will be getting a five-year..
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Ft. Myers Miracle hosts 'Mourning Monday' for LeBron fans

Updated 2 weeks ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla. - All fans entering the Hammond Stadium gates wearing Miami Heat and LeBron James gear prior to a 7:05 p.m. first pitch with the Dunedin Blue Jays on Monday will r..
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LeBron James says he's returning to Cavaliers

Updated 2 weeks ago   
By: Chel Bell

CLEVELAND (AP) - LeBron James is returning home to Ohio, reversing the decision he made four years ago that led to two NBA titles in Miami and crushed Cleveland Cavalier fans. ..
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City of Fort Myers honors Sammy Watkins

Updated 2 weeks ago   
By: Chel Bell

 FORT MYERS, Fla.- Today, the City of Fort Myers will honor Sammy Watkins. The South Fort Myers High and Clemson graduate will be recognized for his journey to the NFL at toni..
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Fans vote FGCU alum Chris Sale into All-Star game

Updated 2 weeks ago   
By: Chel Bell

Florida Gulf Coast alumn Chris Sale was voted into Tuesday's All-Star game by the fans. The 25-year old Chicago White Sox pitcher beat out Houston's Dallas Keuchel, Cleveland's Cor..
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