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New Ford Fiesta Shatters Small-Car Mold: Best Projected Miles Per Gallon, Connectivity, Performance, Personality

New Ford Fiesta Shatters Small-Car Mold: Best Projected Miles Per Gallon, Connectivity, Performance, Personality

New Ford Fiesta bursts onto the scene with an impressive lineup of powertrain options anchored by the award-winning 1.0-liter EcoBoost® engine that delivers a thrill-packed ride with unrivaled 40 mpg-plus Fiesta is loaded with a dazzling array of features and technologies that proves small is smart Personalization features and hot new color combinations make the 2014 Ford Fiesta – on sale next year – a car that not only revels in the spotlight, but demands it Fiesta ST smokes the competition with the best performance in its class For more information, visit the 2014 Ford Fiesta Press Kit. LOS ANGELES, Nov. 26, 2012 – Ford’s new Fiesta, which breaks cover at the Los Angeles Auto Show, will redefine the small […]

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Seahawks Sign New Delhi Netter

Seahawks Sign New Delhi Netter

WILMINGTON, North Carolina – UNCW head men’s tennis coach Mait DuBois has announced the signing of New Delhi, India, standout Karan Salwan (pronounced Kuh-ran Sol-win) to a National Letter of Intent for the 2013-14 season. Salwan has been the No. 1 ranked player in India in the 12, 14 and 16-year-old age groups and rated as high as No. 230 in the World ITF Junior Rankings. Just one week following his 17th birthday, Salwan finished as runner-up in the Indian Nationals, defeating the defending champion in the semifinals. “Karan is an extremely motivated student-athlete who is passionate about reaching his potential as a player with aspirations to play at the professional level,” said DuBois. “Everyone speaks highly of his character […]

Goffi Inks Top-Rated Signees for 2013-14

Goffi Inks Top-Rated Signees for 2013-14

Men’s tennis adds blue chip and 5-star recruits for next season. COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina men’s tennis head coach Josh Goffi announced today that Andrew Schafer (Hilton Head Island, S.C.) and Sam Swank (Bedford, N.Y.) have signed National Letters of Intent to attend the University and play tennis for the Gamecocks, beginning in the 2013-14 season. Schafer is a blue chip recruit and Swank is five-star rated, per TennisRecruiting.net. “The guys that we signed this year are great guys, unbelievable guys, and they come from great families,” Goffi said. “They’re adding to the overall strength of our team.” Schafer is the top rated player in South Carolina and 13th in the nation behind a 48-18 record on the junior […]

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Opportunity to Meet & Greet Wade Boggs Goes Online

Opportunity to Meet & Greet Wade Boggs Goes Online

RiverDogs to Auction Chance to Meet Hall of Fame Third Baseman CHARLESTON, SC – The Charleston RiverDogs have announced they will hold an online auction for the unique opportunity to rub shoulders with Hall of Fame third baseman Wade Boggs during a private meet and greet opportunity. Boggs, who spent his 18-year baseball career primarily with the Boston Red Sox (1982-92), but also played for the New York Yankees (1993-97), with whom he won his only World Series, and Tampa Bay Devil Rays (1998-99), with whom he recorded his 3,000th career hit, will serve as the guest speaker for the 9th Annual Hot Stove Banquet that is staged by the Charleston RiverDogs. The event, which will be held on Friday, […]

Charlotte Bobcats Clone of Preview: Keys to Beat Thunder

Charlotte Bobcats Clone of Preview: Keys to Beat Thunder

By Matt Rochinski bobcats.com November 26, 2012 KEY MATCHUP vs THUNDER Michael Kidd-Gilchrist vs. Kevin Durant Rookie Michael Kidd-Gilchrist has been living up to the expectations the Bobcats had for him when they selected him with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft. MKG ranks in the top five for rookies in four major categories – second in rebounds (6.9), blocks (1.50) and steals (1.33), fourth in scoring (11.7 points) – and also ranks ninth in assists (1.7). He is the only rookie to rank in the Top 10 in all five of these categories. As the month rolls on, MKG is only getting better at adjusting to the pace of the NBA game. He’s scored in […]

Fantasy Outlook – Reserves Playing Like Fantasy Starters

Fantasy Outlook – Reserves Playing Like Fantasy Starters

By Matt Rochinski bobcats.com November 26, 2012 Charlotte, NC – Fantasy basketball players are always looking for those players that might be accidentally overlooked if their opposing fantasy coaches are just looking at NBA depth charts. A great fantasy owner looks further down the bench than just the starting five. After all, if you didn’t, players like James Harden in OKC last season would never have cracked your fantasy lineup. Well, Harden is starting in Houston now, but the Cats matchup with the Thunder on November 26 will still feature two NBA reserves playing like fantasy starters for their respective teams. Ramon Sessions does not start in Charlotte, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t finishing for the Cats. Sessions ranks […]

Last Chance to Vote for 2012 Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award Nominee Lorri Unumb

Last Chance to Vote for 2012 Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award Nominee Lorri Unumb

Deadline to vote is Nov. 29; Winner to be announced at NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards Ceremony on Nov. 30   DARLINGTON, S.C. (Nov. 26, 2012) – Hurry! Only a few days remain to cast your vote for The NASCAR Foundation’s 2012 Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award finalist. Through November 29, 2012 (midnight ET), the NASCAR community can cast their vote for Unumb by logging onto NASCAR.com/Award. The finalist who receives the most votes during this period will be declared the national winner, and will be announced by France live on stage during the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards Ceremony at Wynn Las Vegas on November 30. The victor also will win a 2013 Toyota Camry Hybrid.   Unumb, […]

GM and Partners Burn Rubber to Improve Fuel Economy

GM and Partners Burn Rubber to Improve Fuel Economy

National Tire Research Center to speed testing, development of fuel-efficient tires DETROIT – General Motors’ drive to improve vehicle fuel economy is expected to gain traction in January when GM engineers and scientists begin work with research partners to accelerate the development of tire technology at the new National Tire Research Center in Halifax County, Va. The world-class facility, to which GM contributed $5 million, uses state-of-the-art tire performance machinery that will enable automakers and tire manufacturers to replicate real-world emergency events and improve vehicle highway safety. By some estimates, tire design can help improve fuel efficiency by up to 7 percent. A tire’s rolling resistance is determined by variations in tread pattern, construction, material quality and processing techniques. Ultimately, […]

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Juliette Thévenin Earns Second-Team All-SEC Nod

Juliette Thévenin Earns Second-Team All-SEC Nod

Junior ranked second in the league in kills per set during SEC play COLUMBIA, S.C. Nov. 26, 2012 – Junior outside hitter Juliette Thévenin earned a spot on the All-Southeastern Conference second team, the league office announced today. Thévenin becomes the first Gamecock since 2008 to claim an All-SEC award, when Belita Salters garnered first-team accolades. Thévenin led the Gamecocks and ranked second in SEC play with 4.40 kills per set and 4.81 points per frame and tallied a .265 hitting percentage in league action, 18th in the conference. This season, Thévenin recorded the second-most kills, kills per set and attacks by a South Carolina player in the rally-scoring era, finishing her third year on campus eighth in career kills […]

BMW Motorrad presents the judging panel for the “Ride of your Life” tour. Adrien Brody, Rick Yune, Charley Boorman and Jutta Kleinschmidt will choose which bikers go on the tour

BMW Motorrad presents the judging panel for the “Ride of your Life” tour. Adrien Brody, Rick Yune, Charley Boorman and Jutta Kleinschmidt will choose which bikers go on the tour

Munich. The celebrity judges on the panel for the BMW Motorrad “Ride of Your Life” tour on the new BMW R 1200 GS are Adrien Brody, Rick Yune, Charley Boorman and Jutta Kleinschmidt. With the help of the judging panel, BMW Motorrad is looking for motorbike riders who are ready to take on the great adventure of a road trip across five continents. We’ll be giving five bikers from around the world the chance to live almost every motorcyclist’s dream. The five winners will set off on their exciting journey with the new BMW R 1200 GS at the start of 2013. Beginning in Laos, the tour then travels through New Zealand, South Africa, the USA and Europe. The tour […]

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