Sumter Sports Hall of Fame tickets on sale


Tickets for the Sumter Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 16, can be purchased at the Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club of Sumter located at 630 South Sumter Street.

Tickets are $25 a person for the event, which will be held at the Boys & Girls Club beginning at 6 p.m.

Lisa Johnson Ard, Connie Ballard, the late Buddy Hodge, Garon Jackson, Stacy Martin, Brooks Shumake and Travis Yates have been selected for induction into the Sumter Sports Hall of Fame.

The Boys and Girls Club offices are open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, call Jean Ford at (803) 775-5006.

Swinney: Laptop controversy 'challenges team's integrity'

CLEMSON - Clemson coach Dabo Swinney says North Carolina State coach Dave Doeren's call to investigate a laptop on the Tigers' sideline was a "challenge to the team's integrity."

Doeren wondered why a laptop was seen on Clemson's sideline after the fourth-ranked Tigers' 38-31 win over the Wolfpack . The ACC said Sunday it had accepted Clemson's explanation that the computer was used by a student as part of the school's social media efforts.

Swinney said Tuesday that he has not spoken to Doeren since.

Swinney added that his players have been shoved by people on the Wolfpack sideline the past two seasons. Swinney said Doeren needs to be concerned with managing his sideline and not focusing on the Tigers.

Clemson can clinch the ACC Atlantic Division with a win against Florida State on Saturday.

Former star pitcher Halladay killed in Florida plane crash

HOLIDAY, Fla. - Roy Halladay, a two-time Cy Young Award winner who pitched a perfect game and a playoff no-hitter for the Philadelphia Phillies, died Tuesday when his private plane crashed into the Gulf of Mexico. He was 40.

Halladay, who retired after the 2013 season, was an amateur pilot who often posted on social media about small planes . His father was a corporate pilot.

Halladay spent 12 seasons with the Toronto Blue Jays followed by four seasons with the Phillies. He was 203-105 with a 3.38 ERA and an eight-time All-Star.

Indictments faced by 8 of 10 charged in college hoops case

NEW YORK - Indictments have been returned against four assistant coaches charged in a bribe-paying college basketball scandal.

The indictments were returned Tuesday in Manhattan federal court against eight of 10 men arrested in September.

The charges and accusations in three indictments largely mirrored criminal complaints filed against the men when they were arrested.

Prosecutors say hundreds of thousands in bribes were paid to influence star athletes' choice of schools, shoe sponsors and agents.

The coaches charged are Chuck Person of Auburn, Emanuel Richardson of Arizona, Tony Bland of Southern California and Lamont Evans of Oklahoma State.

The time to return an indictment was extended for a month for two defendants, including Brad Augustine, the AAU program director who stepped down after his arrest.