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Weekend Deadlier than Labor Day

September 10, 2012

This weekend proved to be more deadly on South Carolina roads, than just 1 week before.  The South Carolina Department of transportation reported only 1 fatality during the Labor Day weekend.  However, Two upstate teenagers lost their lives as a result of traffic accidents during this past weekend.  A 17 year old Seneca teen died…

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DeAndre Hopkins, Andre Ellington spark No. 12 Clemson

September 8, 2012
DeAndre Hopkins, Andre Ellington spark No. 12 Clemson

DeAndre Hopkins caught three touchdown passes, Andre Ellington rushed for two scores and punter Spencer Benton kicked a 61-yard field goal to break an Atlantic Coast Conference record in Clemson’s 52-27 victory over Ball State on Saturday.  It was the second straight game the Tigers surpassed 500 yards on offense.

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Study finds hits taking toll on NFL players

September 6, 2012
Study finds hits taking toll on NFL players

A study of former NFL players finds they were unusually prone to dying from degenerative brain disease, the latest indication that repeated blows to the head may cause serious trouble later on. The death rate from Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Lou Gehrig’s disease combined was about three times what one would predict from the general population,…

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USC gets Tarheel State lefty

September 5, 2012

USC has landed one of the top pitchers in North Carolina for the 2014 class in lefthander Alex Destino of Weaverville. The Asheville Citizen-Times reported Destino committed to the Gamecocks last week. He picked the Gamecocks over Georgia, North Carolina and NC State. Last season Destino averaged 1.4 strikeouts per inning. As a hitter he…

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Rockies get shutout over Braves

September 5, 2012

Carlos Gonzales hit his second home run since July 23 to give Colorado the lead and the Rockies went on to beat the Atlanta Braves 6-0 on Tuesday night. Four pitchers combined on a nine-hit shutout. Carloes Torres, who took over after starter Drew Pomeranz lasted only three innings, threw three scoreless frames. He allowed…

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USC Nabs Junior Righty

September 4, 2012

Phil Kornblut reports that highly rated RHP Braden Webb (6-4 185) of Owasso, OK has committed to USC for the 2014 class.  Kornblut cites John Whittle at the BigSpur.com. North Carolina and Oklahoma State were two other schools Webb strongly considered. He visited USC in July and the Gamecocks apparently were the team to beat…

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Medlen shines as Braves beat Rockies

September 4, 2012
Medlen shines as Braves beat Rockies

Kris Medlen struck out a career high 12 to win his sixth straight decision and lead Atlanta to a 6-1 win over the Colorado Rockies on Monday. Medlen allowed five hits without a walk in his second complete game of the season. The four-game series continues with Game Two Tuesday night at 7:00 PM at…

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Chipper’s Three-run Homer Leads Braves Past Philadelphia

September 3, 2012
Chipper’s Three-run Homer Leads Braves Past Philadelphia

The Atlanta Braves displayed a resilient spirit during a five-run ninth inning that provided a dramatic 8-7 win over the Phillies on Sunday night at Turner Field. Chipper Jones delivered the final blow with the towering three-run home run off All-Star closer Jonathan Papelbon.  Jones’ walk-off blast over the right-center field wall provided the Braves…

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Connor Shaw to miss practices

September 2, 2012
Connor Shaw to miss practices

South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier said starting quarterback Connor Shaw can barely lift his right arm and will miss the next few days of practice.  “It’s wait and see right now,” Spurrier said Sunday.  Shaw was injured when he took a helmet to his right shoulder in the ninth-ranked Gamecocks’ season-opening 17-13 victory at Vanderbilt…

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Clemson gets 231 yards out of Andre Ellington to drop Auburn

September 2, 2012
Clemson gets 231 yards out of Andre Ellington to drop Auburn

DeAndre Hopkins set a school record with 13 receptions, filling the void left by star receiver Sammy Watkins, and Andre Ellington rushed for 231 yards to lead No. 14 Clemson to a 26-19 victory over Auburn in the season opener Saturday night.  Playing before a 50-50 crowd at the Georgia Dome — basically halfway between…

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