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South Carolina Gamecocks make final preparations

South Carolina Gamecocks make final preparations

South Carolina Football Tuesday Practice Report COLUMBIA, SC August 26, 2014 – Tbe South Carolina football team is putting the finishing touches on their game preparations for the 2014 season opener. The No. 9 Gamecocks will host No 21 Texas A&M on Thursday, August 28. Game time is set for 6 p.m. ET at a sold-out Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia. TICKETS: South Carolina Gamecocks Football (SEC Football) Following Tuesday’s practice, defensive coordinator Lorenzo Ward said that sophomore Jonathan Walton would get the nod at WILL linebacker over projected starter Skai Moore, although Moore would play early. “You just got to make sure he does what he was supposed to do when you ask him to do something,” said Ward of […]

Carolina RailHawks to Host Fourth Annual Kicks for Kids Night

Carolina RailHawks to Host Fourth Annual Kicks for Kids Night

Charitable Night benefiting families is presented with PNC Bank CARY, NC August 27, 2014 – The Carolina RailHawks’ Spread Your Wings Charity, Inc will host the Fourth Annual ‘Kicks for Kids’ Night presented by PNC Bank and sponsored by Duke Energy on Saturday, September 20th when the RailHawks host The New York Cosmos. Spread Your Wings Charity teams up with various local charities including the American Diabetes Association, Boys and Girls Club, North Carolina Society of Hispanic Professionals and other local non-profits on ‘Kicks for Kids’ Night to provide youth and their families the opportunity to experience a RailHawks game and soccer clinic. “Kicks for Kids Night is a program that resonates with soccer passionate community leaders and Is the […]

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Wilmington Hammerheads Host League-Leader Orlando City

Wilmington Hammerheads Host League-Leader Orlando City

WILMINGTON, NC August 27, 2014 – After adding four points to the league standings in a race for one of the final four playoff spots, Wilmington Hammerheads FC returns from the West Coast to host Orlando City Soccer Club on Thursday, August 28 at 7:30 p.m. ET at Legion Stadium. All tickets dated July 3 will be honored due to prior rescheduling. Orlando City ended Wilmington’s nine-game unbeaten streak earlier in the season following a 2-0 victory after meeting on the pitch at ESPN Wide World of Sports in July.   League-leader Orlando City has claimed a spot in playoffs and are looking to accept the title of regular season champions as they close out the season. Midfielder Kevin Molino […]

Greenville Drive Scores in Final Inning to Top Charleston RiverDogs

Greenville Drive Scores in Final Inning to Top Charleston RiverDogs

Greenville takes series opener with unearned run during ninth inning Box Score: http://atmilb.com/1taw4Sa CHARLESTON, SC August 26, 2014 – An error and a passed ball helped the Greenville Drive score the winning run in the ninth inning of the Drive’s 2-1 victory over the Charleston RiverDogs on Tuesday evening in front of 3,314 fans at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park in South Atlantic League action. The RiverDogs dropped to 33-31 in the second half and 66-68 overall. The Drive rose to 23-41 and 57-76, respectively. Greenville also took a 1-0 lead in this three-game series. Tzu-Wei Lin delivered a triple in the third inning to give Greenville a 1-0 lead. Cole Sturgeon extended the frame with a two-out walk against […]

Myrtle Beach Pelicans move past Salem Dash with victory

Myrtle Beach Pelicans move past Salem Dash with victory

DE LEON DRIVES IN GO-AHEAD RUN IN HIS PELICANS DEBUT   MYRTLE BEACH, SC August 26, 2014 – The Myrtle Beach Pelicans, Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Texas Rangers, defeated the Winston Salem Dash 7-2 on Tuesday night at TicketReturn.com Field at Pelicans Ballpark. Michael De Leon went 1-4 in his Class A-Advanced debut; his RBI single in the sixth inning put the Birds ahead for good. With Tuesday’s win, Myrtle Beach moved ahead of the Salem Red Sox, giving the team a one game lead in the second half Southern Division standings. The Pelicans (34-30, 78-54) wasted no time getting on the board. Chris Grayson hit a first-pitch leadoff home run off of Dash starter, Tyler Danish.  The home […]

Charlotte Hornets Replica Jerseys To Go On Sale This Week

Charlotte Hornets Replica Jerseys To Go On Sale This Week

Replica Jerseys Available To General Public On Thursday At Hornets Fan Shop CHARLOTTE, NC August 26, 2014 – Charlotte Hornets replica jerseys will go on sale for the first time this week at the Hornets Fan Shop at Time Warner Cable Arena, culminating with a public on-sale at 11 a.m. on Thursday, August 28.  Season ticket holders will have the first opportunity to purchase the jerseys in an exclusive presale window on Wednesday night, while fans who follow the Hornets on social media will receive a special offer for early entry to the store on Thursday morning beginning at 8 a.m. The Hornets Fan Shop will be the first place selling replica jerseys and will stay open with special hours […]

Darlington Raceway’s Bojangles’ Southern 500 moving back to Labor Day Weekend in 2015

Darlington Raceway’s Bojangles’ Southern 500 moving back to Labor Day Weekend in 2015

Tickets may be purchased now by calling 866-459-7223 or visiting DarlingtonRaceway.com Renewal customers will be guaranteed seats and camping in 2015   DARLINGTON, SC August 26, 2014 ­ Darlington Raceway and NASCAR officials announced that stock car racing will return to the track Too Tough To Tame on Labor Day weekend in 2015. The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bojangles’ Southern 500 will compete on Sunday, Sept. 6. The NASCAR Nationwide Series VFW Sport Clips Help A Hero 200 will race on Saturday, Sept. 5 (official start times TBA). Both races are scheduled to be broadcast on NBC. The move back to Labor Day is a direct result of the tireless efforts by officials from Darlington Raceway, International Speedway Corporation (ISC […]

An interview with Clemson Football Head Coach Dabo Swinney

An interview with Clemson Football Head Coach Dabo Swinney

CLEMSON, SC August 26, 2014: COACH SWINNEY: Well, it’s finally here. I know everybody is excited to get the season going, and I know I am. It’s exciting to get this first week here. Seems like it’s been an extra long camp for whatever reason, so really glad to get to game week. TICKETS: Clemson Tigers Football (ACC Football) I’m excited to see our team play. You know, just looking forward to seeing where we are. You can only get so far from an evaluation standpoint in practice, and you know, at some point, you’ve got to go play and kind of take that next step in the evaluation of just where you are and then grow and make adjustments […]

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Charlotte Eagles’ Wells Thompson Named USL PRO Player of the Week

Charlotte Eagles’ Wells Thompson Named USL PRO Player of the Week

Pair of goals led Eagles past Orlando, boosted playoff prospects   TAMPA, FL August 26, 2014 – USL PRO named its Team of the Week for Week 23 of the 2014 season on Tuesday as Charlotte Eagles forward Wells Thompson was named Player of the Week. Thompson scored both goals in the Eagles’ 2-0 victory against Orlando City SC on Thursday night, which provided a major boost to the 2013 USL PRO Championship Finalist’s playoff prospects. Thompson scored twice in the final 15 minutes against the Lions to earn the Eagles a crucial three points. The first came in the 77th minute as he picked up a pass from Zak Boggs and fired home into the far corner from the […]

New XYCAST Stadium Technology Delivers Rich, Interactive, Game-Time Content to College Football Fans

New XYCAST Stadium Technology Delivers Rich, Interactive, Game-Time Content to College Football Fans

Select Fans At Five Elite College Football Stadiums Will Be Chosen To Receive Custom Game-Time Content On Their Mobile Phones   ATLANTA, GA August 26, 2014 – Atlanta-based, XYCAST, is revolutionizing the live sports and entertainment industry. Starting this month, select sports venues will broadcast customized video highlights, photos, stats, play-by-play analysis, interactive games and more, via an app on a mobile phone. “This technology is the equivalent of an interactive personal jumbotron delivering a custom broadcast simultaneous to the live event,” says Bruce Cox, chief executive officer of XYCAST. “The XYCAST platform is valuable technology that teams and venue owners will use as a tool to enhance the fan experience before, during and after the game. Programming can be […]