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‘Cocks Win, To Play UCLA for Title

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) _ Christian Walker homered and singled in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning, and South Carolina staved off elimination a fourth straight time Saturday night to beat rival Clemson 4-3 and advance to the College World Series finals. The Gamecocks (52-16) will play UCLA in the best-of-three championship round starting Monday. Clemson, the only team to…

Federer, Roddick Win, Isner Loses

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — There were moments during Andy Roddick’s third-round match at Wimbledon when he could have allowed himself to get distracted by frustration. Indeed, there was a time, not all that long ago, when he probably would have. “You used to see,” said Roddick’s coach, Larry Stefanki, “negativity carry over and linger for a few games.” Not anymore….

USC Beats Oklahoma in 12, 3-2

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) _ Brady Thomas singled in the winning run in the 12th inning and South Carolina eliminated Oklahoma from the College World Series with a 3-2 victory Thursday night. The Gamecocks (50-16) were down to their last strike against closer Ryan Duke when Jackie Bradley’s full-count base hit past first baseman Cameron Seitzer brought in Robert Beary from…

Kershaw Co: Teenager Drowns Saving Others

   Kershaw County investigators say a teenager who couldn’t swim drowned trying to save three friends on Kendal Lake in Camden.    Investigators say 19 year old Wesley Williams went into the lake with his girlfriend and two friends. When Williams tried to save the women who went into water that was too deep, he went under and drowned.  …

SC Teams in Omaha, Good News for Merchants

    The fan frenzy over the College World Series is in high gear right now in Columbia. The fact that USC and Clemson are still alive in Omaha means big business for local merchants.    Friday, we went to Jewelry Warehouse where they sell both Gamecock and Tiger merchandise.     Wes Hall, Manager of Jewelry Warehouse says they are definitely…

Two Year Old Missing Near Wateree River

According to officials the search for a two year old girl on the Wateree River has been suspended for the night, but will resume at 7:30am, Saturday. Authorities say conditions have become unsafe at the Wateree River at this hour for the search to continue.    Friday, Sumter County deputies were searching for a two year old girl, they say…

Brazilian Rain Forest Body Wrap

Giving your skin a whole new feel. We’re checking out, a new body treatment, that many A-listers are raving about. Now, we discovered, the main ingredient is found in the Brazilian rain forest.  But, it’s offered exclusively here in the midlands, at the Gold’s Gym on Forest Drive, inside the Stacey O Studio. It’s Wrinkle Free Wednesday. The Brazilian Rain…

70-68 in 5th! Isner Beats Mahut at Wimbledon

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — When The Match That Would Not End finally did, at 70-68 in the fifth set, after a record 11 hours, 5 minutes spread over three days, the customary handshake between opponents simply would not suffice. So when John Isner of the United States won the longest match in tennis history and went to the net to…

Danica Returns to Nationwide at New Hampshire

Concord, N.H.–She’s back!!! The worlds most popular race car driver returns to Nascar. Danica Patrick will return            to so to stock car’s this weekend in New Hampshire. The superstar of racing comes off a strong spring in open wheels. Patrick finished in the top 5 at Indianapolis and 2nd most recently in Texas. Nationwide officials have been quoted as saying…

Unburdened at Last, Donovan Seizes Opportunity

IRENE, South Africa (AP) — The words came haltingly, then not at all, as Landon Donovan tried to explain how much the goal meant to him. He’s the greatest player the United States has ever produced and, at times, its greatest disappointment. He’s spent the last four years trying to claw his way back from heartbreaks both personal and professional….