You choose, we deliver
If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette. Go to www.journalgazette.net/newsletter and pick the subjects you care most about. We'll deliver your customized daily news report at 3 a.m. Fort Wayne time, right to your email.

Professional

  • Sacrifice as a teen pays off for Tour de France winner
    As a teenager, Vincenzo Nibali uprooted himself from his home in Sicily to head for Tuscany – and a career on a bike.
  • Italian shoo-in for Tour de France win
    Finally cracking broad smiles after weeks of no-nonsense racing, Vincenzo Nibali confirmed he will win the Tour de France after another impressive ride in a dramatic penultimate stage Saturday.
  • Box scores
    AMERICAN LEAGUEBlue Jays 6, Yankees 4 Toronto New York ab r h bi ab r h bi Reyes ss 4 1 0 0 Gardnr lf 5 0 0 0 MeCarr rf 4 2 1 1 Jeter ss 4 0 2 0 Bautist 1b 2 1 1 0 Ellsury cf 5 1 1 0 DNavrr
Advertisement

Former NBA player Connie Dierking dies

CINCINNATI – Former University of Cincinnati basketball star and longtime NBA player Conrad W. “Connie” Dierking has died at 77.

His death was announced Monday by WKRC-TV, where daughter Cammy Dierking is a news anchor. It was confirmed by the University of Cincinnati. No other details were released immediately.

The Brooklyn-born Dierking starred for the Bearcats in the late 1950s. The 6-foot-10 center was a UC teammate of Oscar Robertson, and they were reunited with the Cincinnati Royals of the National Basketball Association in the late 1960s.

Dierking had been a 1958 first round pick of the Syracuse Nationals, and also played for the Philadelphia 76ers and San Francisco Warriors over more than a decade in the NBA.

He is survived by wife Robyn and their five children. Funeral arrangements are pending.

Advertisement