THURSDAY SPORTS: Golden Corner hosting fishermen this weekend
The Golden Corner is home this weekend to the Walmart FLW Tournament of bass fishing. One hundred seventy-seven of the top bass anglers in the professional fishing world took off from Clemson Marina Thursday morning at 7:00 AM. FLWoutdoors.com is the website for updates throughout the weekend.
Weber Pike’s two-out two-run single in the bottom of the seventh inning capped a four-run frame as top ranked South Carolina rallied for a 4-2 victory over Stetson on Wednesday afternoon at Carolina Stadium. The Gamecocks improve to 12-0 on the year.
In spring baseball in Clearwater, Florida, Brandon Beachy pitched three no-hit innings in his second start since shoulder surgery and BJ Upton doubled for the Atlanta Braves, who tied Philadelphia at 2 runs a piece.
The No. 10 seed Furman Paladins tip off play in the Southern Conference Men’s Basketball Championship versus the seventh-seeded Georgia Southern Eagles on Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the U.S. Cellular Center in Asheville. The winner of Friday’s first round matchup will advance to face the No. 2 seed Chattanooga Mocs in quarterfinal round play at 6 p.m. on Saturday.
In the NBA Wednesday, Al Jefferson scored 34 points and grabbed 8 rebounds to lead the Charlotte Bobcats past the Indiana Pacers, 109-87, at Time Warner Cable Arena. The Pacers entered the game with the NBA’s best record at 46-14.
The New York Rangers and Tampa Bay Lightning pulled off a major deal on the NHL’s trade deadline day Wednesday, swapping each other’s captains just hours before the deadline. The surprising move sent the Rangers’ Ryan Callahan to the Lightning and Tampa Bay’s Martin St. Louis to New York. Both the Lightning and Rangers are in Eastern Conference playoff position with 20 games remaining.