The London Jaguars

The Jacksonville Jaguars will play one home game in London beginning in 2013, the NFL and team officials announced yesterday. The team hopes to broaden its fan base with the appearances at Wembley Stadium, which has hosted one NFL game annually since 2007. “The key point is to sell Jacksonville to the world,” said team owner Shad Khan. “We are […]

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Bartolo Colon Suspended

Bartolo Colon of the Oakland Athletics has been suspended for 50 games after testing positive for testosterone. It’s the second suspension for use of illegal performance enhancers levied by Major League Baseball in a week. Colon, who is 39, won the Cy Young Award in 2005, but has since struggled with elbow and shoulder injuries. San Francisco Giants outfielder Melky […]

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Seneca-Clemson MPO makes sense

With every Census, population increases move Oconee County closer to what the federal government calls metropolitan planning zones. A pro active reaction by the Seneca City Council may save the city from some day being gobbled up by a metropolitan planning organization in which the larger city Greenville holds sway. Greg Dietterick, the Seneca city administrator, had little trouble convincing […]

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Finally, An Umpire Is The Hero

At last, a baseball story in which the umpire is the hero. Major League Baseball umpire Jim Joyce successfully performed CPR on an employee of the Arizona Diamondbacks before the Miami Marlins game on Sunday night. He saved her life by his quick action after she suffered a seizure in the tunnel that leads to the umpires’ dressing room at […]

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Women In The Golf Club

After 80 all-male years, Augusta National Golf Club has invited two women to join, and they said ‘yes.’ Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and South Carolina financier Darla Moore will become the first women members, the club announced yesterday. The club’s controversial all-male policy was last challenged in April, when the club declined to invite the new CEO of […]

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Roger Clemens is Back

Roger Clemens is returning to baseball, fresh off his acquittal on federal charges of lying to Congress about alleged steroid use. Clemens, who is 50, has signed a contract with the Sugar Land Skeeters, a Texas-based franchise in the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. The deal was announced by Houston station Fox 26. The seven-time Cy Young Award winner has […]

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Melky Cabrera’s Weird Stunt

San Francisco Giants outfielder Melky Cabrera and at least one of his handlers allegedly concocted a bizarre scheme to get him out of any punishment after he tested positive for use of the drug testosterone. The New York Daily News reports that the plot included buying a Web site and creating a fake advertisement to be featured on it. The […]

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Warriors Fall To TR In Season Opener

The West-Oak Warriors dropped its season-opening football game, 35-7, Friday night on the road at Travelers Rest.  The home crowd turned out for Alumni Night at Chico Bolin Stadium to see the Devil Dogs begin the season 1-0.  It’s officially known as Week Zero in South Carolina.  The Warriors, and the rest of the state, begin Week One play Friday […]

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Baseball Owners Approve Sale of Padres

Major League Baseball owners voted yesterday (August 16th) to approve the sale of the San Diego Padres to a group that includes Kevin and Brian O’Malley, the sons of former Los Angeles Dodgers owner Peter O’Malley. Golfer Phil Mickelson is also part of the group, will will buy the franchise from owner John Moores for some $800 million. The O’Malley […]

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