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Oliver Schniederjans wins Mark H McCormack Medal as leading amateur

Oliver Schniederjans wins Mark H McCormack Medal as leading amateur

ST ANDREWS, SCOTLAND August 28, 2014 – Oliver Schniederjans has won the Mark H McCormack Medal as the number one-ranked player in the 2014 World Amateur Golf RankingTM. The 21-year-old from Powder Springs, Georgia has enjoyed an excellent season, amassing five wins in his third year in college golf. The Georgia Tech student also finished second in the NCAA Championship and NCAA Raleigh Regional. Schniederjans reached the third round of last week’s U.S. Amateur Championship at Atlanta Athletic Club and was selected for the American Palmer Cup team which faced Europe at Walton Heath in June. Although Europe triumphed by 18 ½ to 11 ½, Schniederjans was his team’s highest points scorer winning three points from a possible four. As […]

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Myrtle Beach Pelicans cruise, need four wins to clinch second half

Myrtle Beach Pelicans cruise, need four wins to clinch second half

DE LEON HITS FIRST CAROLINA LEAGUE HOME RUN MYRTLE BEACH, SC August 27, 2014 – The Myrtle Beach Pelicans, Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Texas Rangers, crushed the Winston-Salem Dash 16-5 on Wednesday night at TicketReturn.com Field at Pelicans Ballpark. The Pelicans decreased their magic number to four games in order to clinch the second half Southern Division title. The Birds registered 19 hits on the evening and hit two homers for the third straight game. Luis Mendez, Preston Beck, and Chris Grayson all turned in three-hit performances in the rout of the Dash, and shortstop Michael De Leon hit his first long ball as a Pelican. The Pelicans (35-30, 79-54) scored first in the contest. Graysonhit a triple off […]

South Carolina Gamecocks Football Opens 2014 Season On Thursday Vs. Texas A&M

South Carolina Gamecocks Football Opens 2014 Season On Thursday Vs. Texas A&M

Kickoff set for 6 p.m. on the SEC Network South Carolina Gamecocks vs Texas A&M Aggies football Gamenotes (PDF) COLUMBIA, SC August 28, 2014 – The 2014 South Carolina football season gets underway Thursday, August 28, when the Gamecocks begin SEC action against Texas A&M. It’s the first gridiron meeting between the two schools. The 6 p.m. ET game will be televised nationally by the SEC Network with Brent Musburger and Jesse Palmer in the booth and Kaylee Hartung and Maria Taylor on the sidelines. Westwood One has the national radio broadcast with John Sadak handling the play-by-play and Chris Doering providing the color commentary. Todd Ellis and Tommy Suggs handle the call for the Gamecock Radio Network with Langston […]

Clemson Tigers Football Practice Report August 27 , 2014

Clemson Tigers Football Practice Report August 27 , 2014

By: Clemson Athletic Communications CLEMSON, SC August 27, 2014 — Wednesday, the Clemson Tigers had their final physical practice in preparation for the season opener at Georgia on Saturday night. The Tigers worked for over two hours on the practice fields behind the indoor facility. They will have one final practice on Thursday, but won’t be in full pads. TICKETS: Clemson Tigers Football Georgia’s fight song played over the P.A. system for much of the practice as the Tigers attempt to simulate the environment they will experience on Saturday night when over 90,000 fans will be in attendance. “We do that for the offense,” said head coach Dabo Swinney. “It isn’t a problem for the defense. It will be quiet when […]

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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 […]