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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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Alabama new number one

September 4, 2012
Alabama new number one

Alabama is the new No. 1 in The Associated Press college football poll, moving past Southern California after its resounding victory against Michigan.  Souther Cal drops to #2, followed by LSU, Oregon and Oklahoma rounding out the Top 5.  South Carolina remains at #9, while Clemson climbs from #14 to #12.  View the complete rankings…

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Lattimore Named SEC Offensive Player of the Week

September 4, 2012
Lattimore Named SEC Offensive Player of the Week

South Carolina junior tailback Marcus Lattimore has been selected as the SEC Offensive Player of the Week for his performance at Vanderbilt in week 1.  Lattimore, a 6-0, 218-pounder from Duncan, S.C., returned to the gridiron for the first time since last October when he suffered a season-ending knee injury in a win at Mississippi…

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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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Serena advances to quarterfinals; Fish drops out

September 4, 2012

Fourth-seeded Serena Williams easily advanced to the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open on Monday with a 6-0, 6-0 victory — what’s known as a “double bagel” — over 82nd-ranked Andrea Hlavackova of the Czech Republic. Williams will play 12th-seeded Serbian Ana Ivanovic, who advanced to a Grand Slam quarterfinal for the first time since 2008…

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Tiger Woods’ career earnings top $100 million

September 4, 2012
Tiger Woods’ career earnings top $100 million

Tiger Woods is now the first man on the PGA Tour with career earnings of $100 million, after his third place finish in the Deutsche Bank Championship Monday behind winner Rory McIlroy earned him $544,000 to push his career total to $100,350,700. Behind Woods on the career earnings list is Phil Mickelson, who’s more than…

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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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