TUESDAY SPORTS: Miles shot; Area college star honored; Bears defeat Packers

November 5, 2013

Former South Carolina Gamecock running back Kenny Miles was shot Monday afternoon, the victim of a robbery in a suburban Columbia business park near Interstate 26 in Irmo. Police say Miles was shot in the upper body. The native of Lawrenceville, GA was in stable condition Monday night at a Richland County hospital. Miles was able to give a description of his attaker, but no arrests have been made. Miles graduated in May with a criminal justice degree and is employed in the state Attorney General’s office.

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The Clemson quarterback-receiver duo of Tajh Boyd and Sammy Watkins has earned Atlantic Coast Conference football weekly honors. Boyd was named the ACC Offensive Back of the Week after throwing for 377 yards with three touchdowns and running for another in Clemson’s conference road win at Virginia. Watkins, who hauled in eight catches for 169 yards and a pair of touchdowns, was cited as the ACC Receiver of the Week.

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South Carolina senior quarterback Connor Shaw has been selected as one of 16 semifinalists for the 2013 Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award. Shaw, a 6-1, 209-pound senior from Flowery Branch, Ga., has completed 62.9 percent (122-for-194) of his passes this season for 1,655 yards with 18 touchdowns and just one interception.

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South Carolina cornerback Victor Hampton has been selected as the Southeastern Conference’s Defensive Player of the Week. Hampton, a 5-10, 202-pound junior from Darlington, was outstanding all afternoon in the Gamecocks’ 34-16 win over Mississippi State on Saturday. He was credited with a season-high eight tackles, including six solo stops.

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Furman placekicker/punter Ray Early added to his list of weekly accolades by earning Sports Network National Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance in the Paladins’ 16-14 win over Georgia Southern on Saturday. Early’s 18-yard field goal on the first play of the fourth quarter proved to be the game winning points in the final meeting between the Paladins and Eagles. Early was also named special teams player of the week by the Southern Conference.

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Furman defensive end Ira McCune was named the league’s defensive player of the week. McCune, a 6-foot-2, 251-pound junior from Marietta, Ga., notched six tackles and two fumble recoveries in the victory at Georgia Southern.

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The Chicago Bears defeated the Green Bay Packers 27-20 in Monday Night Football, winning a game that saw Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers leave with a shoulder injury. Rodgers suffered the injury on his non-throwing left arm when he was sacked on the first series, and coach Mike McCarthy said after the game, “They want to run more tests. . . . No timeline, no exact diagnosis That’s where we’re at.” Backup quarterback Seneca Wallace was 11 of 19 for 114 yards, while Bears QB Josh McCown went 22 of 41 for 272 yards with two touchdown passes.

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Reports out Monday said that the veteran Miami Dolphins player Richie Incognito sent racist and threatening texts to teammate and fellow offensive lineman Jonathan Martin. ESPN reported on a racist voice message Incognito, who’s white, left for Martin, who’s half-black, in April. Martin suddenly left the team last week because of emotional issues, and Incognito, who has a reputation for dirty play, was suspended Sunday due to misconduct for his treatment of Martin. The Dolphins and the NFL were continuing their investigation into allegations by Martin’s representatives that he was bullied. Although hazing of young players is a tradition in sports, questions have been raised about whether Incognito went too far with Martin.

 

 

 

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