TUESDAY SPORTS: Furman to face Carolina in Columbia tonight

March 11, 2014

Furman’s baseball team continues one of its busiest stretches of the 2014 season on Tuesday when it travels to Columbia to take on the No. 1-ranked South Carolina Gamecocks at Carolina Stadium.  First pitch is set for 7:00 p.m. Furman, in the midst of a stretch of eight games in nine days, beat South Carolina, 6-5, last year in Greenville in the last meeting between the two long-time diamond counterparts.

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Junior forward K.J. McDaniels was named first-team All-ACC, announced Monday by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association (ACSMA). McDaniels, the first Tiger to be named first team since Trevor Booker in 2010, was also named to the All-ACC Defensive Team. The rest of the first team was comprised of Duke’s Jabari Parker, NC State’s T.J. Warren, North Carolina’s Marcus Paige and Syracuse’s C.J. Fair.

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South Carolina guard Sindarius Thornwell was named Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week, the league announced Monday. The native of Lancaster recorded his second double-double of the season, scoring 22 points to go with a season-high 11 rebounds in a 74-62 win at Mississippi State as he helped lead the Gamecocks to their first win in Starkville since Jan. 27, 2007.

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Former Clemson football greats Brian Dawkins and Rodney Williams highlight the South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame’s Class of 2014. The Class of 2014 also consists of SC State football standout Edwin Bailey, South Carolina basketball star Zam Frederick, South Carolina pitcher Randy Martz, Olympian Monique Hennagan, state golf legend Happ Lathrop and Newberry basketball standout Carl Short.

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Boston public safety officials on Monday described plans for heightened security at this year’s Boston Marathon on April 21st, after the bombing at least year’s marathon that killed three people and injured 260 others. More than 3,500 police officers, twice last year’s number, will be deployed, and there will also be private security contractors, numerous security checkpoints with metal detectors, bomb-sniffing dogs and hundreds of surveillance cameras. At least one million spectators, which is twice the usual number, are expected to line the 26.2-mile course, and they are being advised not to carry backpacks or coolers, wear vests with pockets or bring baby strollers.

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Barry Bonds made his return to baseball Monday for the first time since his final major league game in 2007, arriving at spring training camp for the San Francisco Giants — his old team — to do a week of hitting and other instruction. The 49-year-old Bonds said the idea of working as an instructor came up at a recent charity event and that it was a good time to get back in the game. Asked about the performance-enhancing drugs allegations that have tainted his career and legacy, Bonds said, “I already went to court, and that’s where I’ll leave it.” Despite breaking Hank Aaron‘s career home runs record and his other baseball accomplishments, Bonds has gotten nowhere near enough votes so far to get into the Hall of Fame because of the allegations.

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Dallas Stars player Rich Peverley collapsed on the bench early in the first period of their NHL game against the visiting Columbus Blue Jackets Monday night. He was taken to the hospital, where doctors said that he was successfully treated for what they called a “cardiac event.” The NHL said that Peverley was doing well and was in stable condition. Peverley missed the preseason and the season opener because of a procedure to correct an irregular heartbeat. The game, which the Blue Jackets had been leading 1-0, was suspended, to be made up later.

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Oscar Pistorius vomited into a bucket several times Monday and cried during graphic testimony in his murder trial for killing his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, as a pathologist described in detail the wounds she’d suffered. Steenkamp received three main gunshot wounds, one in her head, one in her hip and one in her arm, with bullets designed to expand upon impact to cause maximum damage. The doctor said any of the three wounds could have been fatal on its own, and that the head shot likely instantly killed her. The prosecution contends the double amputee Olympic runner intentionally shot Steenkamp after an argument between the couple, while the defense says he shot her by mistake through a bathroom door, believing she was an intruder.

 

 

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