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Clippers Pick Orangeburg's Johnson #25

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Los Angeles Clippers selected North Carolina power forward Brice Johnson with the No. 25 overall pick of the NBA draft on Thursday night. Johnson, 21, averaged 17.0 points and 10.4 rebounds per game as a…

Fireflies Start 2nd Half With 6-3 Loss To Augusta

COLUMBIA, S.C. (Fireflies) -- Columbia and Augusta kicked off the second half of the South Atlantic League season on Thursday night. The Fireflies fell behind early and dropped the series opener to the GreenJackets, 6-3. The crowd of 4,828 watched…

Garcia HR Gives Braves Another Comeback Win

ATLANTA (AP) -- Adonis Garcia hit a go-ahead, two-run homer off Addison Reed in the eighth inning and the Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets for the fourth straight time in a week, 4-3 Thursday. Atlanta has improved the…

NeSmith Adds Another All-American Honor

COLUMBIA, S.C. (USC SID) -- South Carolina’s Matt NeSmith has been named a Golfweek Second-Team All-American, the publication announced. The All-America honor is the second of the season for NeSmith, who was also a PING First-Team selection. NeSmith has continued to add to his…

Dambaugh Adds Another All-American Honor

COLUMBIA, S.C. (USC SID) -- South Carolina women’s golfers Katelyn Dambaugh and Sarah Schmelzel were honored as 2015-16 Golfweek All-Americans, the publication announced. Dambaugh grabbed First-Team laurels, while Schmelzel was recognized as an Honorable Mention selection.   Dambaugh, a 2016…

Juniors Claim First AJGA Wins At Spring Valley CC

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AJGA) -- Rachel Kuehn of Asheville, North Carolina and Rodrigo Rodas from Guatemala picked up their first career AJGA wins at Spring Valley Country Club Thursday at the AJGA Junior All-Star. Kuehn cruised to a 6-shot win with…

Clemson Season Tickets Sold Out

CLEMSON, S.C. (CAC) -- With 78 days remaining before its home opener on Sept. 10, Clemson has announced it has sold all available 2016 football season tickets for the upcoming campaign. With 57,059 season tickets sold, the Athletic Ticket Office…

ESPN3 To Broadcast Newberry-Catawba Game

INDIANAPOLIS (NC SID) -- The South Atlantic Conference football game between Newberry College and Catawba College will be broadcast on ESPN3 as part of the 2016 NCAA Division II Football Showcase, as announced by the NCAA office Thursday. Kickoff is slated…

Starke Gets All-American Honorable Mention

FORMBY, England (USC SID) -- University of South Carolina Men’s Golf graduated senior Will Starke was selected as a 2015-16 PING Honorable Mention All-American, the Golf Coaches Association of America announced on Thursday. For Starke, it is the second career…

Crowe Continues Comeback With Blowfish

LEXINGTON COUNTY, S.C. (Blowfish) -- The game was tied when Derek Olenchuk (Newberry) came on to pinch hit for Mason Dodd (Lander) to lead off the bottom of the seventh inning. A pitch later and the game was untied. Olencchuk…

Marlins Stop Braves' Winning Streak

MIAMI (AP) -- Adam Conley walked off the mound for the final time in the eighth inning Wednesday with a string of zeroes behind him. When he saw manager Don Mattingly applauding his performance from the dugout, Conley began to…

NeSmith Named To All-Nicklaus Team

FORMBY, England (USC SID) -- University of South Carolina Men’s Golf graduated senior Matt NeSmith was awarded a position on the 2016 All-Nicklaus Team presented by Barbasol, the Golf Coaches Association of America announced today. NeSmith received the honor by earning a spot…

Richardson To Speak At Faith And Family Night

COLUMBIA, S.C. (Fireflies) -- Seven-time Major League Baseball All-Star and South Carolina native Bobby Richardson will speak at Faith and Family Night at Spirit Communications Park on Sunday, June 26, before the Fireflies host the Augusta GreenJackets (San Francisco Giants).…

TCU Tops Coastal Carolina 6-1 At CWS

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- TCU freshman star Luken Baker continued his hot hitting, going 3 for 3 with a home run, and the Horned Frogs took control of their College World Series bracket with a 6-1 victory over Coastal Carolina…

Schrock Named SAL All-Star Game MVP

Former Gamecock 2nd baseman Max Schrock went 2-3 with 2 RBI and earned MVP honors at the South Atlantic League All-Star game in Lexington, Kentucky Tuesday night.  Schrock's North team knocked off the South division team 2-1.  The Hagerstown Suns…

Peterson Helps Braves Win 6th Straight

MIAMI (AP) -- Jace Peterson has not hit a lot of home runs in his brief career. However, he has hit some memorable ones at Marlins Park. Peterson hit a game-tying two-run home run in the eighth inning and a…

Messi, Argentina Roll Over USA 4-0

HOUSTON (AP) -- Lionel Messi was too much for the United States to contain, as Argentina beat Jurgen Klinsmann's team 4-0 to reach the Copa America final. The five-time world player of the year set up Ezequiel Lavezzi's opening goal…

Behr Named ACC Golf Scholar-Athlete of The Year

CLEMSON, S.C. (CAC) -- Stephen Behr has been named  the Atlantic Coast Conference Men's Golf Scholar-Athlete of the Year.  He is one of four Clemson golfers who were named to the All-ACC Academic Men’s Golf team on Tuesday.   The Scholar-Athlete…

D'Angelo Makes Canadian Olympic Team

COLUMBIA, S.C. (USC SID) -- Former South Carolina goalkeeper Sabrina D’Angelo (2011-14) will represent Canada at the 2016 Summer Olympics after being named to its 18-player roster by Canadian women’s soccer coach John Herdman on Monday.   D’Angelo is one of…

Gotro Finishes U.S. Trials 34th

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (USC SID) -- South Carolina’s Jordan Gotro finished 34th on Monday in the 3-meter dive at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Diving Trials. Competing alongside the best divers in the nation, the rising senior posted a score of 288.15 at IU Natatorium.…

Hull Out As Charleston AD

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- College of Charleston athletic director Joe Hull is leaving the school when his contract expires at the end of the year. College President Glenn McConnell released a statement Monday that did not say why Hull was…

Blythewood Alum Leads Coastal to First Ever Win at CWS

Coastal Carolina pitcher Andrew Beckwith who pitched a complete game against Florida in an NCAA men's College World Series baseball game in Omaha, Neb., Sunday, June 19, 2016, acknowledges fans . Coastal Carolina won 2-1. (AP…

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