TUESDAY SPORTS: Five Gamecocks named All-SEC; Clowney ticketed for speeding; Heisman finalists named

December 10, 2013

Five South Carolina Gamecocks have been named to the 2013 Associated Press All-Southeastern Conference football team. Junior defensive end Jadeveon Clowney and junior defensive tackle Kelcy Quarles earned first-team accolades with sophomore tailback Mike Davis, junior spur Sharrod Golightly and junior cornerback Victor Hampton receiving second-team honors.

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In the meantime, troopers say defensive end Jadeveon Clowney was ticketed over the weekend for going 110 MPH in a 70 zone. The Highway Patrol says Clowney was speeding northbound on Interstate 77 in Fairfield County, about 25 miles north of Columbia. Clowney was ticketed and allowed to drive away.

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A record-tying six finalists were named Monday for college football’s Heisman Trophy award, the most since 1994. Along with overwhelming favorite Jameis Winston of Florida State, they are: Northern Illinois’ Jordan Lynch; Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel; Alabama’s AJ McCarron; Auburn’s Tre Mason; and Boston College’s Andre Williams. The winner will be announced on Saturday night.

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The Furman Paladins will try to claim their fourth victory in five home games this season when they host the NCAA Division II Mars Hill Lions on Tuesday night. Tip-off on YP Court at Timmons Arena is slated for 7 p.m., with coverage on 96.3 WGOG beginning at 6:30p.m. Last time out, Stephen Croone poured in 24 points and Laryy Wideman added 21 to help Furman rally past Presbyterian for a 74-59 victory at the Templeton Center in Clinton on Saturday night.

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The Seneca Bobcat wrestling team will host Byrnes and Banks County, GA Tuesday night. The matches will begin at 6:00 PM.

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The Chicago Bears defeated the Dallas Cowboys 45-28 in Monday Night Football  in frigid temperatures for The Windy City. Chicago quarterback Josh McCown went 27 of 36 for 348 yards with a career-high four touchdowns, while Dallas QB Tony Romo was 11 of 20 for 104 yards with three TDs.

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Former managers Joe Torre, Tony La Russa and Bobby Cox were announced Monday as having been elected to baseball’s Hall of Fame, with each selected unanimously by the 16 voters on the expansion era committee. All three have more than 2,000 wins — more than only two other managers in baseball history — and they have a combined eight World Series titles between them: four for Torre, t three for La Russa and one for Cox. Induction ceremonies will be held on July 27th in Cooperstown, New York.

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Two-time Cy Young Award winner Roy Halladay announced Monday that he’s retiring, the 36-year-old saying he wanted to avoid surgery for his bad back and spend more time with his family. Halladay spent 16 seasons in the major leagues with the Toronto Blue Jays and the Philadelphia Phillies, and signed a one-day contract yesterday to retire as a member of the Blue Jays, where he spent the first 12 years of his career. Halladay pitched a perfect game in his career and a postseason no-hitter, but never made it to the World Series.

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In the NBA Monday, Kemba Walker scored 27 of his 31 points in the second half, and the Charlotte Bobcats ruined Stephen Curry’s homecoming with a wire-to-wire 115-111 win over the Golden State Warriors.

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