Local Sports

Lakewood's Lawson signs with Spartanburg Methodist College

The game of basketball means a lot to Ahkeem Lawson, and he is going to get the chance to continue to play it on a competitive level past high school. Lawson, the 6-foot-6-inch post player from Lakewood High School, recently signed to play with …

PREP SCHEDULE

Manning at Sumter, 5 p.m. Varsity and JV Tennis Carolina at Laurence Manning, 4 p.m. Varsity Volleyball Lee Central at Wilson, 6 p.m. Varsity and JV Volleyball Brookland-Cayce, …

TV SCHEDULE, STANDINGS & MORE: Aug. 21, 2018

TV, RADIO TODAY 11 a.m. - Youth Baseball: Little League World Series Consolation Game from Williamsport, Pa. (ESPN). 11 a.m. - Professional Tennis: U.S. Open Men's and Women's Qualifying Matches from Flushing, N.Y. (TENNIS). 3 p.m. - …

East Clarendon-Timmonsville game suspended to Monday

TIMMONSVILLE -- The high school football game between East Clarendon and Timmonsville which was suspended on Friday will resume on Monday at 7 p.m. at the Whirlwinds' field.The contest was suspended …

Lakewood tops Colleton County 35-19 in 'home' victory

Bringing everything together for a "home" football game in less than 24 hours is not an easy thing to do, but the Lakewood Gators made it worth on Saturday at Sumter Memorial Stadium.Lakewood …

From the Wire

Moglia back on Coastal Carolina sidelines

CONWAY - Coastal Carolina coach Joe Moglia doesn't see what all the fuss is about. For the Chants, though, it's hard to contain their excitement about having Moglia back in charge after he missed last season because of health problems. "I …

Scrutinized part of Meyer's OSU contract may be new norm

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The investigation of how football coach Urban Meyer handled domestic violence accusations against an assistant has drawn attention to his obligation to report violations of Ohio State's sexual misconduct policy - a type of …

LA-Minnesota to meet in 1st round of WNBA playoffs

NEW YORK (AP) - The WNBA playoffs are set after a wild, unpredictable regular season came to an end Sunday. As expected, Los Angeles and Minnesota will meet in the postseason for a third straight year. Unexpectedly, it's in the first …

McCaffrey's 71-yard TD highlights Panthers' 27-20 win over Dolphins

CHARLOTTE - The Panthers are looking to find ways to get the ball into Christian McCaffrey's hands as much as possible this season. It's easy to see why. The second-year back had 120 yards from scrimmage in the first half, including a 71-yard …

Desmond, Freeland pace Rockies' easy win over Braves

ATLANTA - Kyle Freeland commanded all four of his pitches and had his slider working especially well. It's been a smooth ride for the left-hander since mid-June. "I've been trying to hold that feeling and keep on going with that," Freeland …

Outdoors

A makeover for milkweed, for the sake of the butterflies

QUEBEC CITY - For generations, North American farmers have despised milkweed and done their best to rid their lands of it. "I hate to have milkweed in my strawberry field," Nathalie Leonard says from her farm by the Quebec village of …

It was a very good day

The long drive was good, and I had time to myself to think about things. Nothing in particular, just whatever popped into my mind. The radio played softly in the background, and I would turn it up occasionally, if a good song came on. As I …

A new critter on the landscape

I saw one on a deer drive in the Lowcountry a few years ago. I was surprised because they are nocturnal and seldom venture out in the daylight hours. I've seen them south of Lake Marion for a few years - as roadkill. Lately, I've seen some killed on …

Extras

TV SCHEDULE, STANDINGS & MORE

TV, RADIO TODAY 7 a.m. - Professional Golf European PGA Tour Nordea Masters Final Round from Gothenburg, Sweden (GOLF). 8:30 a.m. - International Soccer: English Premier League Match - Manchester City vs. Huddersfield Town (NBC SPORTS …

TV SCHEDULE, STANDINGS & MORE - AUG. 16

TV, RADIO TODAY 5 a.m. - Professional Golf: European PGA Tour Nordea Masters Second Round from Gothenburg, Sweden (GOLF). 9 a.m. - Professional Golf: European PGA Tour Nordea Masters Second Round from Gothenburg, Sweden (GOLF). 10 a.m. - …

TV SCHEDULE, STANDINGS & MORE - AUG. 16

TV, RADIO TODAY 5 a.m. - Professional Golf: European PGA Tour Nordea Masters First Round from Gothenburg, Sweden (GOLF). 9 a.m. - NASCAR Racing: Camping World Truck Series UNOH 200 Practice from Bristol, Tenn. (FOX SPORTS 1). 9 a.m. - …

South Carolina

Muschamp takes steps to keep USC moving forward

COLUMBIA - South Carolina coach Will Muschamp wants to learn from history, not repeat it. Muschamp had seemingly set Florida back on a championship course in his second year with the Gators at his previous coaching stop, winning 11 games and …

Carolina building running game around trio

COLUMBIA - Rico Dowdle is healthy again, and first-year offensive coordinator Bryan McClendon is installing a quick-paced attack. South Carolina has reason to believe its rush game might rebound this season after a couple down years. Dowdle, …
USC FOOTBALL

Bentley growing in South Carolina's offense

COLUMBIA - South Carolina quarterbacks coach Dan Werner keeps searching for flaws, shortcomings or things to fix with Gamecocks starter Jake Bentley. So far, the long-time coach hasn't found anything to complain about - yet. "There are no …
USC FOOTBALL

Muschamp's focus on now, not last year's turnaround success

COLUMBIA - For South Carolina coach Will Muschamp, it's time to prove it all again. No more does he want to talk about the Gamecocks' turnaround 9-4 season a year ago - their most since going 11-2 in 2013 - or how strong the team looked in …

Changing of the guard: Gamecocks look for backcourt success

COLUMBIA - South Carolina is changing its approach this season, turning to its deep group of guards to keep the four-time Southeastern Conference Tournament champions on top. Coach Dawn Staley led the team to a national title in 2017, largely …
Clemson

Dominant Tigers aim for 4th straight ACC title

RALEIGH, N.C. - Clemson coach Dabo Swinney isn't changing how the Tigers approach each season - and there's no reason he should. The repetition is working. His program is the unquestioned Atlantic Coast Conference favorite again and has become a …
CLEMSON FOOTBALL

Quarterback question: Veteran Bryant or newcomer Lawrence?

CLEMSON - For those expecting clarity on Clemson's quarterback question after the Tigers' first scrimmage, forget it. Incumbent Kelly Bryant and newcomer Trevor Lawrence both played strongly Saturday in a big showing for Clemson's offense. "I …
CLEMSON FOOTBALL

Loaded Clemson opens camp with experience, great expectations

CLEMSON - Most seasons, Clemson coach Dabo Swinney feels excited about his Tigers' chances. He's got more reasons than ever with his latest group. Clemson opened practice Friday with 57 juniors or seniors, the most Swinney has ever had. They …
COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Clemson No. 2 in coaches poll; Carolina just outside top 25

Clemson will enter the 2018 campaign ranked No. 2 in the nation behind defending national champion Alabama, according to the preseason Coaches Poll released by USA Today on Thursday, while South Carolina is knocking on the door of the top …
CLEMSON FOOTBALL

Tigers' control of ACC fuels rise to national elite

CHARLOTTE - Dabo Swinney has built Clemson into an every-year power with regular College Football Playoff appearances and a recent national championship. None of that could've happened without first asserting unquestioned control of the Atlantic …