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Smith, Rice Lead 7 New Football Hall of Famers

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Here’s how you stop Jerry Rice and Emmitt Smith: Put them in the Hall of Fame and watch them break down and cry. The men who tore apart NFL defenses couldn’t handle the emotions Saturday when they were elected to the shrine along with five others. “They told me ‘Don’t cry,’” Rice said, his eyes…

South Carolina Falls to No. 14 Tennessee

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -Wayne Chism scored a career-high 30 points as No. 14 Tennessee routed South Carolina 79-53 on Saturday night. Chism was 11 for 17 from the field, including two 3-pointers, and hit 6 of 8 free throws. His previous high of 27 points came against Auburn on March 14, 2009. The Vols (18-4, 6-2 Southeastern Conference) won their…

15-Year Old Hit, Killed At Harbison

RMO, S.C. (AP) _ South Carolina authorities say a 15-year-oldgirl walking by a mall near Columbia has been struck and killed byan SUV. Troopers told multiple media outlets that the girl was hit by a1998 Toyota SUV around 7:30 p.m. Friday on a road that runs byColumbiana Mall. The coroner’s office says Mary C. Miller died at the scene. Troopers…

ABC Columbia News Exclusive Part 2

Many of you watched our ABC News Exclusive where Jenny Sanford opens up about why she did not stand by her man. In the 20/20 Special Jenny Sanford sat down with Barbara Walters for the revealing interview, on the same day her new book “Staying True” was released. ABC Columbia’s Robin Kanady speaks exclusively with Barbara Walters about the first…

ABC Columbia News Exclusive with Barbara Walters

The first lady, speaks out. In our ABC News Exclusive, Jenny Sanford opens up about why she did not stand by her man. Staying True, Jenny Sanford’s book, hit shelves Friday. In it, she opens up about Governor Mark Sanford’s affair. Friday night only on ABC Columbia the first lady sits down with Barbara Walters in a 20/20 special. In…

Colleges Unite for Haiti Benefit Concert

The Midlands’ outpouring of support for Haiti continues. This time, area college students take center stage for the cause. The Hope for Haiti benefit concert at the Carolina Coliseum united area colleges such as Benedict, Columbia, Newberry, Allen University and USC. Bands and other notable talents put their sports rivalries and music differences aside to raise funds for Haiti. Effel…

Danica Leans on Montoya to Prep For Daytona Debut

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — For a few minutes, at least, Danica Patrick had the fastest qualifying time for her Daytona debut. It didn’t last very long. Patrick briefly held pole position early in Friday’s ARCA qualifying session, eventually falling to 12th as other drivers posted faster speeds. The IndyCar star will make her widely anticipated stock car debut Saturday…

Downey One Of Final 11 Candidates For Bob Cousy Award

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – South Carolina senior guard Devan Downey was named one of the final 11 candidates for the 2010 Bob Cousy Award presented by The Hartford Financial Services Group, as announced by The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts today. This annual award is given to college basketball’s top point guard and is named after Hall…

Men’s Hoops In Action At Tennessee On Saturday

Columbia, SC (USC SID)– The South Carolina men’s basketball team (13-8, 4-3 SEC) resumes league play when it travels to face No. 14/14 Tennessee (17-4, 5-2 SEC) on Saturday at Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville. The contest will tip at 6 p.m. ET and will be televised on ESPN with Brad Nessler and Jimmy Dykes on the call. Fans can also…

Stricker, Johnson Tied For Lead At Rainy Riviera

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dustin Johnson made a hole-in-one and Steve Stricker had seven birdies to brighten an otherwise dreary day at rainy Riviera and finish atop the leaderboard Friday at the Northern Trust Open. Johnson’s 8-iron from 152 yards landed between the pin and the famous bunker in the middle of the green at No. 6, spinning back into…