SOUTH CAROLINA

Carolina finds a few things to cheer about in lopsided loss

COLUMBIA - There were few bright spots for the South Carolina football team in a 41-17 blowout at the hands of the Georgia Bulldogs on Saturday at Williams-Brice Stadium, but one of them came with 7:38 to go in the first quarter in the form of a …
USC FOOTBALL

South Carolina anxious to play

COLUMBIA - South Carolina receiver Bryan Edwards spent the weekend concerned about family in friends in the path of Hurricane Florence - and longing to get back out on the football field after the Gamecocks football game was canceled. South …
CLEMSON

No. 2 Clemson outlasts Texas A&M 28-26

COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Kelly Bryant threw for 205 yards and a touchdown and ran for another score to help No. 2 Clemson escape with a 28-26 victory over Kellen Mond and Texas A&M on Saturday …
CLEMSON FOOTBALL

No. 3 Tigers look for more consistency on offense, defense

CLEMSON - Clemson's fourth consecutive 3-0 start is no surprise. What has caught some off guard is how they have played. The third-ranked Tigers inconsistency and lack of crispness at times has been somewhat surprising for a team widely expected …
Local Sports

Sumter up to No. 7 in 5A poll without playing game

Although it didn't play due to games being postponed because of the threat of Hurricane Florence, the Sumter High School football team moved up a spot to No. 7 in the 5A poll of the S.C. Prep Media Football Poll released on Tuesday. The …

Swampcats looking to stay among 3A unbeatens

The Laurence Manning Academy football team will finally make it back on the field on Friday when it plays host to Ben Lippen at Billy Chitwood Field beginning at 7:30 p.m. The goal for the Swampcats is a simple one: remain one of four undefeated …

USC , Clemson Sept. 29 game times slated

The starting times for the Sept. 29 college football games featuring South Carolina playing at Kentucky and Clemson playing host to Syracuse were set on Monday. USC will travel to Lexington, Ky., for a 7:30 p.m. contest that will be televised on …

Local high school sports returning to regular routine with few exceptions

After the threat of Hurricane Florence basically shut down sports at the seven local South Carolina High School League schools and the five South Carolina Independent School Association schools last week, things returned to some normalcy on Monday. …

U.S. Open champ Osaka latest PPO success story

Now 11 years into its existence, the Palmetto Pro Open should no longer a novelty act to the Sumter community. The USTA Pro Circuit event is a 32-player women's tournament held every summer in Palmetto Tennis Center. The PPO has brought some …

From the Wire

Wong begins Cardinals' homer parade in 11-6 win over Braves

ATLANTA - Miles Mikolas has been unbeatable this season when the St. Louis Cardinals score him a couple of runs. He's 16-0 when getting at least two runs of support, a big asset for the Cardinals as they stay in the postseason hunt. "I've been …

Hall of Fame members threaten boycott

A group of Pro Football Hall of Famers led by Eric Dickerson is demanding health insurance coverage and a share of NFL revenues or else those former players will boycott the induction ceremonies. In a letter sent to NFL Commissioner Roger …

Panthers coach Rivera won't tolerate 'lazy' play on defense

CHARLOTTE - Panthers coach Ron Rivera is still fuming about his team's performance, saying he won't tolerate laziness on defense following his team's 31-24 loss to the Atlanta Falcons. Carolina's eighth-year head coach was upset after watching …

Chiefs celebrating Mahomes' big day - on his birthday

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Patrick Mahomes had just thrown six touchdown passes in a record-setting performance against the Steelers, one that gave the Chiefs a big road win and may have stamped them as the AFC's top team, when someone asked him how he …

Keselowski wins playoff opener, gets 500th for Penske

LAS VEGAS - Brad Keselowski nailed the final restart and roared away from the field in the scorching Vegas heat. With another huge performance in his late-season surge, Keselowski finished up front again - and he's got NASCAR's Big Three drivers …

Outdoors

Fall's a great time to plant trees, shrubs

Fall is a good time to plant trees and shrubs - the best time, in fact, for most of them. Whether purchased through the mail or locally, these plants are available in three ways: BARE-ROOT "Bare-root" trees and shrubs are grown in the …

There will be other mountains to climb

"I've leased the land to someone else," she said. I was stunned. All I could think to say was "Why?" Her answer was also a surprise. "Well, I didn't think you wanted the land anymore." Before I could think, I blurted out, "What on earth …

Young fishers bag 14 catfish at Lake Wateree

Rocky and Remy Cotterman caught 14 catfish at Lake Wateree recently while fishing with their grandpa.

Extras

TV SCHEDULE, STANDINGS & MORE - SEPT. 19

TV, RADIO TODAY 6 a.m. - Professional Tennis: St. Petersburg Open Early-Round Matches from St. Petersburg, Russia (TENNIS). 7:30 a.m. - NHL Preseason Hockey: Boston vs. Calgary from Beijing (NBC SPORTS NETWORK). 10 a.m. - Professional …

Porter-Gaud hoops standout James set to announce decision today

JJosiah James, the 6-foot-6-inch player from Porter-Gaud in Charleston, took his official visit to Clemson over the weekend, and according to his head coach, John Pearson, he plans to announce his college commitment at the school on Wednesday at …

TV SCHEDULE, STANDINGS & MORE - SEPT. 18

TV, RADIO TODAY 6 a.m. - Professional Tennis: St. Petersburg Open Early-Round Matches from St. Petersburg, Russia (TENNIS). 10 a.m. - Professional Tennis: St. Petersburg Open Early-Round Matches from St. Petersburg, Russia …