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Extra-inning motivation

AIKEN - There are two sayings in sports that truly encapsulated Saturday's game for the Sumter Junior Dixie Boys all-star baseball team. "It ain't over 'til it's over." That and "When the going gets tough, the tough get going." It was supposed …

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Baker finally collects coveted hoops medal

Bobby Baker had an item on his bucket list that most people probably have never heard of before. For the past 20 or so years, Baker, the head boys basketball coach at Sumter Christian School, has participated in the National Senior Games - a …

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Gamecocks' Wilson returns with FIBA gold, MVP award

COLUMBIA - Another summer, another international title for Southeastern Conference freshman of the year A'ja Wilson. Wilson, who led the United States to the U18 FIBA Americas crown last summer, turned in another stellar performance during America's run to gold at the FIBA U19 World Championships earlier this month.

Spurrier more confident in this year's South Carolina squad

BLYTHEWOOD - Steve Spurrier is significantly more confident about South Carolina's direction than he was at times last season. Spurrier acknowledged it was hard to believe in the Gamecocks, particularly with a failing defense that squandered …
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Tigers lead conference with five All-ACC preseason selections

Clemson led all Atlantic Coast Conference schools with five selections to the preseason All-ACC Football Team released on Thursday selected by media attending the ACC Football Kickoff at Pinehurst, N.C. earlier in the week. Clemson led the …

Tigers picked as favorites to win ACC title

PINEHURST, N.C.- Clemson University coach Dabo Swinney isn't big on preseason polls, but he sure hopes that his football team makes a vast majority of the media "look smart" come December. The Tigers were an overwhelming choice to win the …
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Perseverance pays off on morning fishing trip

Nobody has to tell any of us how hot it has been this summer; what was it I saw on the news, 15 days over 100 degrees? While that's a lot of hot days, it seems it was hotter, and for longer, in 1954, the summer of my birth, more than 24 days over …
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Kershaw extends scoreless streak

LOS ANGELES - Clayton Kershaw extended his scoreless streak to 37 innings with eight innings of two-hit ball and batterymate Yasmani Grandal hit a two-run homer, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 3-1 victory over the Angels on …