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Friday, Nov. 21, 2014

The NFL needs to realign the divisions

The NFL should seriously consider realignment so some division winners with losing records don't play host to playoff games.
By Paul Newberry

Pacquiao in need of a signature win

MACAU — Boxing is a hurt business, as Manny Pacquiao found out when he ended up face down on the canvas after being knocked out just three fights ago by Juan Manuel Marquez.
By Tim Dahlberg

France evens Davis Cup final

LILLE, France - Roger Federer's valiant attempt to shake off a back injury backfired spectacularly when the Swiss 17-time Grand Slam champion was swept aside by Gael Monfils as France leveled the ...
By Samuel Petrequin

Spurrier isn't taking foe lightly

COLUMBIA - South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier is worried about facing South Alabama and believes his Gamecocks should be, too.
By Pete Iacobelli

Cardinals star could play Sunday

Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians says it will be a game-time decision as to whether Larry Fitzgerald will play against the Seahawks in Seattle on Sunday.

Chubb has attention of Bucs coach

ATHENS, Ga. - Jamey Chadwell has confidence his Charleston Southern players won't be awed by their first visit to No. 9 Georgia.
By Charles Odum

Swinney defends struggling QB

COLUMBIA - Clemson coach Dabo Swinney has a message for those fans who want to take out the Tigers recent offensive slowdown on quarterback Cole Stoudt: Get a life.
By Pete Iacobelli

Parel misses out on conditional status

WINTER GARDEN, Fla. - Augusta's Scott Parel came up a stroke short of getting in a playoff to gain conditional status on the Champions Tour on Friday.

Bills leave Buffalo for Monday's game in Detroit

BUFFALO, N.Y. - The Bills are leaving snowbound Buffalo behind for Detroit to play their "home" game against the New York Jets on Monday night.
By John Wawrow

Georgia Tech locks up berth in ACC title game

ATLANTA — While enjoying an off week, No. 17 Georgia Tech clinched a spot in the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game Thursday night.

Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014

Oakland Raiders end drought

OAKLAND, Cal. - Derek Carr threw a 9-yard touchdown pass to James Jones with 1:42 remaining and the Oakland Raiders snapped a 16-game losing streak with a 24-20 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs ...

Tar Heels top Blue Devils

DURHAM, N.C. - Marquise Williams threw for two touchdowns and rushed for two more, and North Carolina beat No. 25 Duke 45-20 on Thursday night.

South Carolina women rout Clemson

COLUMBIA - Heralded freshman A'ja Wilson scored 18 points to lead No. 2 South Carolina to a 99-41 win over Clemson on Thursday night.

Gamecocks rout Cornell

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Sindarius Thorn­well scored 13 of his 14 points in the opening half as South Carolina built a double-digit lead and rolled to 69-45 victory over Cornell in the Charleston ...

Clippers hand Heat another home loss

MIAMI - Chris Paul had 26 points and 12 assists, Blake Griffin added 26 points and the Los Angeles Clippers wasted no time in taking control on the way to a 110-93 win over the Miami Heat on ...

Knights, Lady Wolfpack prevail at meet

The Evans boys and Greenbrier girls picked up victories Thursday night at the Augusta Aquatic Center.
By Scott Rouch

Canadiens top Blues

MONTREAL - Max Pacioretty scored twice, and the Montreal Canadiens beat the St. Louis Blues 4-1 on Thursday night to stretch their lead atop the Eastern Conference to three points. The Blues have ...

Golden Hawks star lives up to family name

There is a combination of nature and nurture at play in making Washington County standout A.J. Gray the projected Georgia High School Player of the Year for football.
By Scott Michaux

Owners approve term to Selig's successor

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Praising the transition as quick and orderly, Bud Selig announced Thursday that baseball owners unanimously approved a five-year term for Rob Manfred, who will succeed the ...

Greenbrier stars bound for college

Greenbrier softballl teammates Kirsten Titus and Maddie Hunt signed to play softball collegiately.
By Scott Rouch

Gamecocks' Davis less than stellar

COLUMBIA - If Saturday's game was the last time Mike Davis suited up in Columbia, it wasn't a memorable performance.
By John Boyette

Red Sox make offer to Sandoval

The Boston Red Sox have offered free-agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval a five-year, $95 million contract, according to the Boston Globe.

SC State closes with a victory, shares MEAC title

ORANGEBURG, S.C. - Jalen Simmons ran for two touchdowns to lead South Carolina State to a 30-20 victory over Norfolk State in the final game of the season for both teams on Saturday.

Liberty stuns FCS No. 1 Coastal Carolina

CONWAY, S.C. - Liberty blocked a field goal with 3 seconds to play in a 15-14 comeback win over Football Championship Subdivision No. 1-ranked Coastal Carolina on Saturday to end the Chanticleers' 11-game winning streak and claim the Big South Conference title.

Florida State edges Boston College

Jameis Winston led Florida State 66 yards to put Roberto Aguayo in position for a 26-yard field goal with three seconds remaining and the Seminoles remained perfect with a 20-17 victory over Boston College on Saturday.
By Kareem Copeland

SEC: Tigers inch closer to East crown

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Maty Mauk threw a pair of touchdown passes and Marcus Murphy ran for two scores Saturday as No. 19 Missouri defeated Tennessee 29-21 to maintain control of the SEC East race

Top 25: Oklahoma back breaks rushing mark

NORMAN, Okla. - Oklahoma freshman Samaje Perine set a major college record by running for 427 yards in a driving rainstorm, scoring five touchdowns and leading the No. 23 Sooners over Kansas 44-7 Saturday.

ACC: Louisville holds off Notre Dame

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Reggie Bon­nafon ran for a pair of touchdowns and threw a 21-yard scoring pass to DeVante Parker to lead Louisville to a 31-28 victory over Notre Dame on Saturday, the third consecutive loss for the Fighting Irish.


In Aiken, C.J. Ford hit four free throws in the final 29 seconds and Winston-Salem State held off USC Aiken on Saturday night in the USC Aiken Classic.

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