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Schedule for today:

6-9 a.m.--Union County's Morning Show with Daniel Prince

9-10 a.m.--Union Pennzoil Kwik Lube Hour

10-10:45 a.m.--Union County's Morning Show with Daniel Prince

10:45-11 a.m.--Swap N Shop

11-noon—The Gospel Show with Daniel Prince

Noon-1 p.m.--Noon Report with Mike Stevens

1-3 p.m.--The Clark Howard Show--Call 1-877-872-5275

3-5 p.m.--Today's best country and some hits from yesterday

5-5:30 p.m.--Union Pennzoil Kwik Lube Top 5 at 5

5:30-6 p.m.--5:30 News Report

6-8 p.m.--SC Sports Talk

8:55 p.m.--Atlanta Braves baseball--Atlanta at LA Dodgers

8-8:55 p.m. and after the game-6 a.m.--Today's best country and some hits from yesterday


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Sports For 7/21/17

The Atlanta Braves knocked off the Los Angeles Dodgers last night in L.A., 6-3. They will be back in action tonight as they play Game 2 of their 4-game weekend series in Los Angeles. Jaime Garcia will be on the mound for the Braves. He will be opposed by Dodgers starter and former Brave Alex Wood. We will have the live broadcast as always here on WBCU. First pitch for tonight's game is scheduled for 10:10.

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Former South Carolina Head Baseball Coach Chad Holbrook has been hired as College of Charleston’s baseball coach. The move came less than two months after he resigned following five seasons at South Carolina. They announced the move on Thursday afternoon. Holbrook takes over for Matt Heath, who was fired last month after two seasons. Holbrook was 200-106 with the Gamecocks; however, the Gamecocks missed the NCAA Tournament in two of the past three seasons under Holbrook. 

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Union County Youth Football and Cheerleading Registration will be taking place in the upcoming weeks. The registration dates and times are as follows:
 

Saturday, July 29th, from 10 until 2
 

Sunday, July 30th, from 1 until 4

Saturday, August 5th, from 10 until 2

Sunday, August 6th, from 1 until 4

All registrations will be held at the Timken Sports Complex. All kids will need to be present at the time of registration, as height and weight will be checked. The cost for all 3 football divisions and cheerleading will be $55. If you are interested in coaching football or cheerleading, please let the Recreation Department representative know at registration, or call the Union County Recreation Department at 864-427-0150

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We will have SC Sports Talk tonight here on WBCU beginning at 6:00. At 8:55, we will bring you the live pregame coverage of Atlanta Braves baseball as they take on the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 2 of a 4-game weekend series. First pitch for tonight's game is scheduled for 10:10.

 

Sports For 7/20/17

The Atlanta Braves finished out their 3-game midweek series with the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday afternoon with an 8-2 loss. The Cubs took all 3 games from the Braves. The Braves are now 45-48 on the season and will travel to Los Angeles tonight to take on the Dodgers for a 4-game weekend series. Mike Foltynewicz will be on the mound for the Braves tonight in Game 1. He will be opposed by Dodgers starter Brandon McCarthy. First pitch for tonight's game is scheduled for 10:10. We will have the live broadcast tonight here on WBCU as always.

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The Carolina Panthers appointed Marty Hurney on Wednesday as interim general manager after firing Dave Gettleman. Hurney worked for the Panthers from 1998 to 2012 and became general manager in 2002. He was replaced as general manager by Gettleman. The Panthers say Hurney will assist in finding the team’s next general manager. Gettleman was fired Monday, less than ten days before the start of the 2017 training camp at Wofford College in Spartanburg.

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The Wofford Terriers were chosen as the preseason pick to win the Southern Conference by both the league coaches and media on Tuesday afternoon at the SoCon Media Day in Spartanburg. The Terriers went 10-4 and reached the Football Conference Subdivision playoffs last year, while leading the conference in defense. 

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Union County Youth Football and Cheerleading Registration will be taking place in the upcoming weeks. The registration dates and times are as follows:
 

Saturday, July 29th, from 10 until 2
 

Sunday, July 30th, from 1 until 4

Saturday, August 5th, from 10 until 2

Sunday, August 6th, from 1 until 4

All registrations will be held at the Timken Sports Complex. All kids will need to be present at the time of registration, as height and weight will be checked. The cost for all 3 football divisions and cheerleading will be $55. If you are interested in coaching football or cheerleading, please let the Recreation Department representative know at registration, or call the Union County Recreation Department at 864-427-0150

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We will have SC Sports Talk tonight here on WBCU beginning at 6:00. At 8:55, we will bring you the live pregame coverage of Atlanta Braves baseball, as they travel to Los Angeles to take on the Dodgers in Game 1 of a 4-game weekend series. First pitch for tonight's game is scheduled for 10:10. 

Sports For 7/19/17

The Atlanta Braves fell to the Chicago Cubs last night, 5-1. They will be back in action today as they play Game 3 of their 3-game midweek series with the Cubs at SunTrust Park. RA Dickey will be on the mound for the Braves. He will be opposed by Cubs starter Mike Montgomery. We will have the live broadcast as always here on WBCU. First pitch for today's game is scheduled for 12:10.

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Union County Youth Football and Cheerleading registration will be taking place in the upcoming weeks. The registration dates and times are as follows:
 

Saturday, July 29th, from 10 until 2
 

Sunday, July 30th, from 1 until 4

Saturday, August 5th, from 10 until 2

Sunday, August 6th, from 1 until 4

All registrations will be held at the Timken Sports Complex. All kids will need to be present at the time of registration, as height and weight will be checked. The cost for all 3 football divisions and cheerleading will be $55. If you are interested in coaching football or cheerleading, please let the Recreation Department representative know at registration, or call the Union County Recreation Department at 864-427-0150

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We will have the live coverage of Atlanta Braves baseball today here on WBCU. Due to the 12:10 first pitch time, we will not have the live pregame coverage. We will join the live broadcast of the game after an abbreviated noon report. We will also SC Sports Talk tonight beginning at 6:00.

 

Sports For 7/18/17

The Atlanta Braves fell to the Chicago Cubs last night, 4-3. They will be back in action tonight as they play Game 2 of their 3-game midweek series with the Chicago Cubs at SunTrust Park. Sean Newcomb will be on the mound for the Braves. He will be opposed by Cubs starter John Lackey. We will have the live broadcast as always here on WBCU. First pitch for tonight's game is scheduled for 7:35.

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Carolina Panthers Owner/Founder Jerry Richardson announced Monday that General Manager Dave Gettleman has been relieved of his duties. Gettleman had been general manager of the Panthers since 2013. Carolina finished 6-10 in 2016 after making the playoffs in each of Gettleman’s first three seasons with the team, including winning the NFC Championship in 2015.

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Union County Youth Football and Cheerleading Registration will be taking place in the upcoming weeks. The registration dates and times are as follows:
 

Saturday, July 29th, from 10 until 2
 

Sunday, July 30th, from 1 until 4

Saturday, August 5th, from 10 until 2

Sunday, August 6th, from 1 until 4

All registrations will be held at the Timken Sports Complex. All kids will need to be present at the time of registration, as height and weight will be checked. The cost for all 3 football divisions and cheerleading will be $55. If you are interested in coaching football or cheerleading, please let the Recreation Department representative know at registration, or call the Union County Recreation Department at 864-427-0150

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We will have SC Sports Talk tonight here on WBCU from 6:00 until 6:20, leading up to the live pregame coverage of Atlanta Braves Baseball, as they take on the Chicago Cubs for Game 2 of a 3-game midweek series at SunTrust Park. First pitch for tonight's game is scheduled for 7:35.

Sports For 7/17/17

The Atlanta Braves swept the Arizona Diamondbacks in a 3-game weekend series at SunTrust Park over the weekend. The Braves improve to 45-45 on the season. On Friday night, the Braves won 4-3. They followed up that win with an 8-5 win on Saturday night. The Braves then finished off the sweep of the Diamondbacks on Sunday afternoon with a 7-1 win. Atlanta will now look to continue playing good baseball tonight as the defending World Series Champion Chicago Cubs come to SunTrust Park for a 3-game midweek series. Julio Teheran will be on the mound for the Braves. He will be opposed by Cubs starter Jon Lester. First pitch for tonight's game is scheduled for 7:35. We will have the live broadcast as always here on WBCU.

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On Friday afternoon, the media who attended the SEC Football Media Days this past week in Birmingham picked South Carolina to finish fourth in the Eastern Division. Hayden Hurst (second-team tight end), Skai Moore (second-team linebacker) and Deebo Samuel (third-team wide receiver) were named to the All-SEC teams. Alabama was an overwhelming choice to win the SEC title in 2017, with Georgia narrowly edging Florida to capture the East. Tennessee was picked third in the East, followed by South Carolina, Kentucky, Vanderbilt, and Missouri. Auburn was tabbed to finish second in the West, followed by LSU, Arkansas, Texas A&M, Mississippi State, and Ole Miss.

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Union County Youth Football and Cheerleading Registration will be taking place in the upcoming weeks. The registration dates and times are as follows:
 

Saturday, July 29th, from 10 until 2

Sunday, July 30th, from 1 until 4

Saturday, August 5th, from 10 until 2

Sunday, August 6th, from 1 until 4

All registrations will be held at the Timken Sports Complex. All kids will need to be present at the time of registration, as height and weight will be checked. The cost for all 3 football divisions and cheerleading will be $55. If you are interested in coaching football or cheerleading, please let the Recreation Department representative know at registration, or call the Union County Recreation Department at 864-427-0150

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We will have SC Sports Talk tonight here on WBCU from 6:00 until 6:20, leading up to the live pregame coverage of Atlanta Braves baseball. The Braves take on the Chicago Cubs for Game 1 of a 3-game midweek series at SunTrust Park. First pitch for tonight's game is scheduled for 7:35.
 

Sports For 7/14/17

The Atlanta Braves will be back in action tonight as they begin the 2nd half of their season against the Arizona Diamondbacks in a 3-game weekend series at SunTrust Park. Game 1 of the series will be tonight, as RA Dickey will be on the mound for the Braves. He will be opposed by Diamondbacks starter Taijuan Walker. Game 2's pitching matchup will be Mike Foltynewicz vs. Patrick Corbin, and the pitching matchup for Game 3 of the series will be Jaime Garcia vs. Zack Godley. We will have the live broadcast of all 3 games here on WBCU. First pitch for tonight's game is scheduled for 7:35.

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Former Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson became the first athlete in school history to win an ESPY Award on Wednesday evening.   Watson was named the Best Male College Athlete at the ESPY Awards program in Los Angeles.

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The Professional Drag Racers Association has reached the halfway point in its fourth season. For the Extreme Pro Stock team from Aruba, it’s been a successful season thus far. Trevor Eman and Team Aruba currently sit second in championship points standings. The fifth race on the 2017 season is the highly anticipated Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis. Qualifying begins today and will be completed on Saturday. Eliminations for the Mid-America Showdown will begin Saturday afternoon. All the action will be streamed live at www.SpeedVideo.com. You can Follow Team Aruba on Facebook and Twitter for race results, team updates, videos and photos.

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Union County youth football and cheerleading registration will be taking place in the upcoming weeks. The registration dates and times are as follows:
Saturday, July 15th, from 10 until 2;

Sunday, July 16th, from 1 until 4;

Saturday, July 29th, from 10 until 2;

Sunday, July 30th, from 1 until 4;

Saturday, August 5th, from 10 until 2; and

Sunday, August 6th, from 1 until 4.

All registrations will be held at the Timken Sports Complex. All kids will need to be present at the time of registration, as height and weight will be checked. The cost for all 3 football divisions and cheerleading will be $55. If you are interested in coaching football or cheerleading, please let the Union County Recreation Department representative know at registration, or call the Union County Recreation Department at 864-427-0150.

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We will have SC Sports Talk tonight here on WBCU from 6:00 until 6:20, leading up to the live pregame coverage of Atlanta Braves baseball, as they take on the Arizona Diamondbacks for Game 1 of a 3-game weekend series at SunTrust Park. First pitch for tonight's game is scheduled for 7:35.

Sports For 7/13/17

On Wednesday, University of South Carolina fifth-year senior Alan Knott was named to the Rimington Trophy 2017 Fall Watch List. Knott has played in 35 contests over the past three seasons for the Gamecocks. His 29 career starts as a Gamecock leads the current team. University of South Carolina junior tight end Hayden Hurst was also added to an award watch list on Wednesday, as he was named to the 2017 John Mackey Preseason Watch List. Hurst turned in a record-setting season in 2016, in which he set school records for tight ends with 48 receptions and with 616 receiving yards. Hurst was selected as a team captain in 2016, becoming the first sophomore in school history to be named a permanent team captain. He was also named the Dr. Harris Pastides Outstanding Student-Athlete Representative at the 2017 Garnet & Black spring game.

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The Union County High School Athletic Hall of Fame Committee is seeking nominations of individuals to be considered for the Hall of Fame. If you would like to nominate an individual from any of the county’s former high schools or Union County High School, you may do so by visiting the Union County Schools website at www.union.k12.sc.us and download the nomination form. Forms may also be picked up at Union County High School, Jonesville Elementary/Middle School of Lockhart school. After completing the form, email it to saddis_JES@union.k12.sc.us or mail it to the Union County High School Athletic Department, 1163 Lakeside Drive, Union, SC, 29379. All required information must be completed for nominations to be considered. Completed forms must be in by July 31st to be considered for selection this year.

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Union County youth football and cheerleading registration will be taking place in the upcoming weeks. The registration dates and times are as follows:
Saturday, July 15th, from 10 until 2;

Sunday, July 16th, from 1 until 4;

Saturday, July 29th, from 10 until 2;

Sunday, July 30th, from 1 until 4;

Saturday, August 5th, from 10 until 2; and

Sunday, August 6th, from 1 until 4.

All registrations will be held at the Timken Sports Complex. All kids will need to be present at the time of registration, as height and weight will be checked. The cost for all 3 football divisions and cheerleading will be $55. If you are interested in coaching football or cheerleading, please let the Union County Recreation Department representative know at registration, or call the Union County Recreation Department at 864-427-0150.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have SC Sports Talk from 6:05-8 p.m.

Sports For 7/12/17

Clemson defensive linemen Christian Wilkins and Dexter Lawrence were both named to the 2017 preseason Watch List for the Chuck Bednarik Award on Monday afternoon. The honor is presented each year to the top defensive player in college football. Wilkins was a first-team All-American defensive end last year when he had 56 tackles, including 13.5 tackles for loss.  He added 10 pass deflections, most ever by a Clemson defensive lineman.  He was a finalist for the Nagurski Award last year.  Wilkins will move to defensive tackle this year. Lawrence had 78 tackles, including a Clemson true freshman record seven sacks. He was also named the ACC Freshman Defensive Player of the Year and was a unanimous freshman All-American. South Carolina Senior LB Skai Moore was also named to the Bednarik Award Watch list. QB Jake Bentley and WR Deebo Samuel were added to the Maxwell Award Watch List.

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The American League held off the National League last night, 2-1 in 10 innings, to tie the overall series. The Atlanta Braves will return to action on Friday.

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Union County youth football and cheerleading registration will be taking place in the upcoming weeks. The registration dates and times are as follows:
Saturday, July 15th, from 10 until 2;

Sunday, July 16th, from 1 until 4;

Saturday, July 29th, from 10 until 2;

Sunday, July 30th, from 1 until 4;

Saturday, August 5th, from 10 until 2; and

Sunday, August 6th, from 1 until 4.

All registrations will be held at the Timken Sports Complex. All kids will need to be present at the time of registration, as height and weight will be checked. The cost for all 3 football divisions and cheerleading will be $55. If you are interested in coaching football or cheerleading, please let the Union County Recreation Department representative know at registration, or call the Union County Recreation Department at 864-427-0150.

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Tonight, we'll have SC Sports Talk for you from 6:05-8 p.m.

Sports For 7/11/17

The 2017 MLB All-Star Game will be tonight in Miami. The lineups were announced on Monday afternoon. National League Manager Joe Maddon announced that Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer would start the game for the National League. American League Manager Brad Mills, who is filling in for Terry Francona due to medical concerns, announced that Red Sox pitcher Chris Sale would start for the American League. The Atlanta Braves will be represented by CF Ender Inciarte in the game. First pitch for tonight's All-Star Game is scheduled for 8:00.

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Clemson Tigers catcher/infielder Chris Williams and right-handed pitcher Ryan Miller will both return for the 2018 season after being selected in the 2017 MLB draft in June. The two were chosen with back-to-back picks in the 31st round, as Williams was the No. 919 overall selection by the Tampa Bay Rays, and Miller was the No. 920 overall pick by the Atlanta Braves, but both elected to return to the Tigers for the 2018 season.

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University of South Carolina outfielder Carlos Cortes was named First-Team Freshman All-America by D1 Baseball over the weekend. Cortes hit .286 with a team-high 12 home runs, 27 runs scored, and 41 RBIs during his freshman season for the Gamecocks. This is the fourth Freshman All-America honor for Cortes, who has been previously recognized by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, Perfect Game, and Baseball America.

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Union County youth football and cheerleading registration will be taking place in the upcoming weeks. The registration dates and times are as follows:
Saturday, July 15th, from 10 until 2;

Sunday, July 16th, from 1 until 4;

Saturday, July 29th, from 10 until 2;

Sunday, July 30th, from 1 until 4;

Saturday, August 5th, from 10 until 2; and

Sunday, August 6th, from 1 until 4.

All registrations will be held at the Timken Sports Complex. All kids will need to be present at the time of registration, as height and weight will be checked. The cost for all 3 football divisions and cheerleading will be $55. If you are interested in coaching football or cheerleading, please let the Union County Recreation Department representative know at registration, or call the Union County Recreation Department at 864-427-0150.

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Tonight on WBCU, we'll have SC Sports Talk from 6:05-8 p.m.

Sports For 7/10/17

The Atlanta Braves split their 4-game series with the Washington Nationals over the weekend at Nationals Park. The Braves finish the first half of their season at 42-45, good enough for 2nd place in the National League East. The Braves will now enter the All-Star Break and will be back in action on Friday, as they host the Arizona Diamondbacks for a 3-game weekend series. Ender Inciarte will be traveling to Miami as the Braves' representative in the All Star Game.

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The MLB Home Run Derby will be tonight in Miami. The list of competitors includes: 

Miguel Sano, 3B, Minnesota Twins
Gary Sanchez, C, New York Yankees
Aaron Judge, OF, New York Yankees
Mike Moustakas, 3B, Kansas City Royals
 

Giancarlo Stanton, OF, Miami Marlins
Cody Bellinger, 1B/OF, Los Angeles Dodgers
Justin Bour, 1B, Miami Marlins
Charlie Blackmon, OF, Colorado Rockies

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Union County youth football and cheerleading registration will be taking place in the upcoming weeks. The registration dates and times are as follows:
Saturday, July 15th, from 10 until 2;

Sunday, July 16th, from 1 until 4;

Saturday, July 29th, from 10 until 2;

Sunday, July 30th, from 1 until 4;

Saturday, August 5th, from 10 until 2; and

Sunday, August 6th, from 1 until 4.

All registrations will be held at the Timken Sports Complex. All kids will need to be present at the time of registration, as height and weight will be checked. The cost for all 3 football divisions and cheerleading will be $55. If you are interested in coaching football or cheerleading, please let the Union County Recreation Department representative know at registration, or call the Union County Recreation Department at 864-427-0150.

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We will have SC Sports Talk tonight here on WBCU beginning at 6:00.

Sports For 7/7/17

The Atlanta Braves survived a lengthy rain delay, despite the fact that there wasn’t much rain to speak of. When the game finally began, Atlanta knocked off Washington, 5-2. The Braves will be back in action tonight as they play Game 2 of their 4-game weekend series with the first-place Washington Nationals at Nationals Park. RA Dickey will be on the mound for the Braves. He will be opposed by Nationals starter Max Scherzer. We will have the live broadcast here on WBCU. First pitch for tonight's game is scheduled for 7:05.

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Union County youth football and cheerleading registration will be taking place in the upcoming weeks. The registration dates and times are as follows:
Saturday, July 15th, from 10 until 2;

Sunday, July 16th, from 1 until 4;

Saturday, July 29th, from 10 until 2;

Sunday, July 30th, from 1 until 4;

Saturday, August 5th, from 10 until 2; and

Sunday, August 6th, from 1 until 4.

All registrations will be held at the Timken Sports Complex. All kids will need to be present at the time of registration, as height and weight will be checked. The cost for all 3 football divisions and cheerleading will be $55. If you are interested in coaching football or cheerleading, please let the Union County Recreation Department representative know at registration, or call the Union County Recreation Department at 864-427-0150.

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We will have Atlanta Braves baseball here on WBCU tonight, as they take on the Washington Nationals for Game 2 of their 4-game weekend series at Nationals Park. Pregame coverage is set to begin at 5:50, and first pitch for tonight's game is scheduled for 7:05.

Sports For 7/6/17

The Atlanta Braves were defeated 10-4 on Wednesday night to fall to 40-43 on the season. The Braves were led in hitting by CF Ender Inciarte, who hit a 2-run HR in the top of the 5th.  Jaime Garcia took the loss for the Braves to bring his season record to 2-7. Chris Devenski got the win for the Astros. The Braves will be back in action tonight as they begin a 4-game weekend series with the first-place Washington Nationals at Nationals Park. Mike Foltynewicz will be on the mound for the Braves. He will be opposed by Nationals starter Gio Gonzalez. We will have the live broadcast here on WBCU. First pitch for tonight's game is scheduled for 7:05.

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Union County youth football and cheerleading registration will be taking place in the upcoming weeks. The registration dates and times are as follows:
Saturday, July 15th, from 10 until 2;

Sunday, July 16th, from 1 until 4;

Saturday, July 29th, from 10 until 2;

Sunday, July 30th, from 1 until 4;

Saturday, August 5th, from 10 until 2; and

Sunday, August 6th, from 1 until 4.

All registrations will be held at the Timken Sports Complex. All kids will need to be present at the time of registration, as height and weight will be checked. The cost for all 3 football divisions and cheerleading will be $55. If you are interested in coaching football or cheerleading, please let the Union County Recreation Department representative know at registration, or call the Union County Recreation Department at 864-427-0150.

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The Post 22 Jr. American Legion baseball team defeated Lexington 9-1 on Wednesday night. They will be back in action tonight for Game 2 in Lexington.

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We will have Atlanta Braves baseball here on WBCU tonight, as they take on the Washington Nationals for Game 1 of their 4-game weekend series at Nationals Park. Pregame coverage is set to begin at 5:50, and first pitch for tonight's game is scheduled for 7:05.

Sports For 7/5/17

The Atlanta Braves were defeated 16-4 by the Houston Astros on Tuesday night to fall to 40-42 on the season. The Braves were led in hitting by C Tyler Flowers and 2B Danny Santana, who each had a hit and 2 RBIs in the loss. Sean Newcomb was roughed up in his start for the Braves, as he only pitched 3-1/3 innings, allowing 7 earned runs on 10 hits. Freddie Freeman made his return from the disabled list in the game, playing 3rd base for the first time in his career and going 1-4 at the plate. The Braves will be back in action tonight at SunTrust Park as they finish out their short 2-game midweek series with the Astros. Jaime Garcia will be on the mound for the Braves. He will be opposed by Astros starter Joe Musgrove. First pitch for tonight's game is scheduled for 7:35. We will have the live broadcast here on WBCU.

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Former Lake Marion defensive lineman Jabari Ellis picked South Carolina over N.C. State Tuesday afternoon in Orangeburg. Ellis is currently playing for Georgia Military Junior College and plans to enroll at USC in January. Running back Lavonte Valentine verbally committed to South Carolina later in the day on Tuesday. The speedy running back out of Florida chose the Gamecocks over other schools like Florida, Notre Dame, LSU, Louisville and Southern Cal. With Ellis & Valentine now verbally committed to the Gamecocks, USC has 12 players in its 2018 recruiting class.

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On the one-year anniversary of Kevin Durant choosing to sign with the Golden State Warriors, another star player decided to switch teams on Tuesday night. Former Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward chose to sign with the Boston Celtics over the Jazz and Miami Heat. Hayward will now be reunited with Coach Brad Stevens, who was his coach in college at Butler. Hayward will sign a 4-year, $127 million max deal with the Celtics.

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Union County Youth Football registration will begin on July 11th for 5- to 12-year-olds. You can register your child at the Timken Sports Complex. The cost will be $55.

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We will have SC Sports Talk tonight here on WBCU from 6:00 to 6:20, leading up to the live pregame coverage of Atlanta Braves baseball, as they finish out a short 2-game midweek series with the Houston Astros. First pitch for tonight's game is scheduled for 7:35.

Sports For 7/4/17

The Atlanta Braves will be back in action tonight, as they return home from their west coast road trip to take on the Houston Astros in the first game of a short 2-game midweek series. The Braves are coming off of a sweep of the Oakland Athletics in Oakland over the weekend and will look to continue playing very good baseball. Sean Newcomb will be on the mound for the Braves. He will be opposed by Astros starter Brad Peacock. First pitch for tonight's game is scheduled for 7:35. Due to the 4th of July festivities at Foster Park, the game will not be broadcast live tonight.

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Former Clemson All-American Kyle Stanley won the PGA Tour's Quicken Loans National at TPC Potomac at Avenel Farms in Potomac, MD, on Sunday. The former Tiger won a one-hole playoff over Charles Howell, III, to capture his second career PGA Tournament, his first in five years and four months. With the win, Stanley has now qualified for the British Open in two weeks and also will play in the 2018 Masters. It also gives him a two-year exemption on the PGA Tour. He moved to 14th place in the latest FedEx Cup standings. He also will bring home $1,278,000, the largest check of his career. The victory completed a championship week for the Clemson golf program. On Friday, current Clemson golfer William Nottingham won the North-South Amateur at Pinehurst.

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Former University of South Carolina first baseman/current Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Justin Smoak was named the American League starting first baseman on Sunday night. It is Smoak's first All Star Game selection. In 80 games played this season, Smoak is hitting .303 and leads the Blue Jays with 22 home runs and 52 RBIs. His 22 home runs are already a career high. South Carolina has now had a former player start the All Star Game in back-to-back seasons, as Jackie Bradley, Jr., of the Boston Red Sox started in center field for the American League last season. The All Star game will be played on July 11th.

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Union County Youth Football registration will begin on July 11th for 5- to 12-year-olds. You can register your child at the Timken Sports Complex. The cost will be $55.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have the live broadcast from Foster Park at the annual Light Up the Lake event from 6-10 p.m.

Sports For 7/3/17

The Atlanta Braves swept the Oakland Athletics in their 3-game series over the weekend in Oakland. The Braves won 3-1 on Friday night, 4-3 on Saturday afternoon, and 4-3 in 12 innings on Sunday afternoon. The Braves are now 40-41 on the season and will return to action on July 4th, as they return home to Atlanta for a short 2-game series with the Houston Astros.

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The University of South Carolina formally announced Mark Kingston as their new head baseball coach on Friday afternoon. He replaces Chad Holbrook after serving as head coach at the University of South Florida for the last 5 years. Kingston announced over the weekend that Mike Current would be joining his staff at South Carolina as recruiting coordinator and assistant coach. Current held the same title at South Florida. Kingston also announced on Sunday morning that he would retain coach Jerry Meyers as pitching coach on his new staff. Meyers has coached 15 years at South Carolina in 2 different stints. 

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Clemson All-American quarterback Deshaun Watson was named the top male ACC athlete for the 2016-17 academic year on Saturday afternoon, as voted upon by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association (ACSMA). Watson, who earned the 64th Anthony J. McKevlin Award as the conference’s premier male athlete, is a repeat winner from last year. Watson is the first repeat winner of the award since Charlie Ward in 1991-92 and 1992-93. Watson led Clemson to its second National Football Championship this past season and earned a number of individual accolades as the Tigers posted a 14-1 overall record and won their second consecutive ACC title.

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Union County Youth Football registration will begin on July 11th for 5- to 12-year-olds. You can register your child at the Timken Sports Complex. The cost will be $55.

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We will have SC Sports Talk tonight here on WBCU beginning at 6:00.

Sports For 6/30/17

The Atlanta Braves lost the game and the series last night to the San Diego Padres, falling 6-0. The Braves will be back in action tonight as they continue their west coast road trip in Oakland with a 3-game weekend series with the Athletics. Mike Foltynewicz will be on the mound for the Braves. He will be opposed by Athletics starter Sonny Gray.  The probable starting pitching matchups for the other 2 weekend games are RA Dickey vs. Jharel Cotton on Saturday in Game 2 and Julio Teheran vs. Sean Manaea on Sunday in Game 3. We will have the live broadcast of all 3 games as always here on WBCU. First pitch for tonight's game is scheduled for 10:10. In related Braves news, The Braves announced on Thursday afternoon that they had designated starting pitcher Bartolo Colon for assignment. Colon has struggled mightily this year and is unlikely to accept an assignment to Triple A. Therefore, his time with the Braves is likely over.

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The search for South Carolina's new baseball coach is reportedly over. According to Dan Lucas, a sports anchor at WFLA in Tampa, Florida, and Kendall Rogers of D1Baseball.com, South Florida head coach Mark Kingston is expected to take the Gamecocks job. Kingston spent the last three seasons as the South Florida head coach, taking the Bulls to the NCAA Tournament in 2015 and this season with a 42-19 record. Before that, he was the head coach at Illinois State for five seasons, winning the MVC Tournament in 2010. Before that, he was an assistant at Miami, where he was part of a staff that won the 2001 College World Series. He was also recruiting coordinator at Tulane, helping lead the Green Wave to the College World Series in 2005 and going to four Super Regionals as an assistant. South Carolina's Board of Trustees will meet Friday morning at 9 a.m. to discuss a coaching contract; however, which contract the board will discuss has not been specified. Follow WBCU on social media for any official updates.

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Union County Youth Football registration will begin on July 11th for 5- to 12-year-olds. You can register your child at the Timken Sports Complex. The cost will be $55.

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Union American Legion Post 22 swept a doubleheader against Gaffney last night, winning game 1 10-0 in 3 innings and game 2 by the score of 10-1.

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We will have SC Sports Talk tonight here on WBCU beginning at 6:00. At 8:55, we will bring you the live pregame coverage of Atlanta Braves baseball as they take on the Oakland Athletics in Game 1 of their 3-game series in Oakland. First pitch for tonight's game is scheduled for 10:10.

Sports For 6/29/17

The Atlanta Braves will be back in action again tonight in San Diego, as they take on the Padres for Game 3 of their 3-game midweek series. Jaime Garcia will be on the mound for the Braves. He will be opposed by Padres starter Dinelson Lamet. We will have the live broadcast as always here on WBCU. First pitch for tonight's game is scheduled for 9:10. The Braves fell last night, 7-4.

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The Union American Legion Post 22 baseball team will be in action this week. On Wednesday night, Union took on Post 22 in a doubleheader. Tonight, they will travel to Gaffney. They will return home to the Timken Sports Complex for games on Friday and Saturday.

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Union County Youth Football registration will begin on July 11th for 5- to 12-year-olds. You can register your child at the Timken Sports Complex. The cost will be $55.

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The Dixie Youth Ozone All-Stars will play for the district championship tonight in Lewisville against Lancaster. Union knocked off previously unbeaten Lancaster last night, 8-5. Luke Davis hit a grand slam to put Union up by two. Kedrick Wood threw three runners out trying to steal 3rd base in the 4th inning. Nathanial Davis had the go-ahead RBI in the 5th. The winner of tonight's game will play in the state tournament next month.

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The Carolina Panthers will be returning to their annual summer training camp at Wofford College’s Gibbs Stadium on Wednesday, July 26th. The camp opens at 4 p.m. There will be a Training Camp Kickoff Party with entertainment and games for all ages. Practice starts at 6:30 p.m. and is set to last until 8:30 p.m.

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Another NBA Star will be on the move as a result of an offseason trade, as the Houston Rockets acquired All-Star PG Chris Paul from the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday afternoon. The Clippers will acquire Lou Williams, Patrick Beverly, and Sam Dekker in return for Paul. 

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We will have SC Sports Talk tonight here on WBCU from 6:05-7:55, leading up to the live pregame coverage of Atlanta Braves baseball, as they take on the San Diego Padres for Game 3 of their 3-game midweek series in San Diego. First pitch for tonight's game is scheduled for 9:10.

Sports For 6/28/17

The Atlanta Braves will be back in action tonight in San Diego, as they take on the Padres for Game 2 of their 3-game midweek series. Bartolo Colon is expected to make his return from the DL to start the game on the mound for the Braves. He will be opposed by Padres starter Luis Perdomo. We will have the live broadcast as always here on WBCU. First pitch for tonight's game is scheduled for 10:10. The Braves shut out the Padres last night, 3-0.

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The NBA Awards Show took place on Monday night, and the season award winners for the 2016-17 season were announced. Thunder PG Russell Westbrook was named League MVP. James Harden finished 2nd in the voting, and Kawhi Leonard finished in 3rd. The NBA Defensive Player of the Year was awarded to Warriors forward Draymond Green. He was followed in the voting by Rudy Gobert in 2nd and Kawhi Leonard in 3rd. The Most Improved Player Award was awarded to Bucks F Giannis Antetokounmpo. Another Bucks player took home an award on Monday night, as well, as Malcolm Brogdon was awarded NBA Rookie of the Year. The last 2 notable awards were by members of the Houston Rockets organization, as Rockets G Eric Gordon took home NBA 6th Man of the Year and Rockets Coach Mike D'Antoni, who was awarded NBA Coach of the Year.

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Union County Youth Football registration will begin on July 11th for 5- to 12-year-olds. You can register your child at the Timken Sports Complex. The cost will be $55.

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We will have SC Sports Talk tonight here on WBCU beginning at 6:00. At 8:55, we will bring you the live pregame coverage of Atlanta Braves baseball, as they take on the San Diego Padres for Game 2 of their 3-game midweek series. First pitch for tonight's game is scheduled for 10:10.

Sports For 6/27/17

The Atlanta Braves will begin a 3-game midweek series with the San Diego Padres tonight in San Diego. Sean Newcomb will be on the mound for the Braves. He will be opposed by Padres starter Jhoulys Chacin. We will have the live broadcast as always here on WBCU. First pitch for tonight's game is scheduled for 10:10.

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The NBA All-Rookie Teams were announced on Monday afternoon, as Joel Embiid and Malcolm Brogdon headlined the first team all-rookie squad. They were joined on the first team by Dario Saric, Buddy Hield, and Wily Hernangomez. The 2nd team all-rookie team consisted of Jamal Murray, Brandon Ingram, Marquese Chriss, Jaylen Brown, and Yogi Ferrell. The NBA All-Defensive teams were also announced on Monday afternoon. The first team consisted of Draymond Green, Rudy Gobert, Kawhi Leonard, Chris Paul, and Patrick Beverly. The 2nd team consisted of Tony Allen, Danny Green, Anthony Davis, Andre Roberson, and Giannis Antetokounmpo.

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Union County Youth Football registration will begin on July 11th for 5- to 12-year-olds. You can register your child at the Timken Sports Complex. The cost will be $55.

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We will have SC Sports Talk tonight here on WBCU beginning at 6:00. At 8:55, we will bring you the live pregame coverage of Atlanta Braves baseball, as they travel west for a 3-game midweek series with the San Diego Padres. First pitch for tonight's game is scheduled for 10:10.

Sports For 6/26/17

The Atlanta Braves took 2 of 3 games from the Milwaukee Brewers over the weekend in a 3-game weekend series at SunTrust Park. On Friday night, the Braves defeated the Brewers, 5-4. They followed up their win on Friday with a series-clinching win on Saturday, as they once again defeated the Brewers, 3-1. On Sunday, the Brewers were able to salvage the series, as they shut out the Braves, 7-0. The Braves are now 36-39 on the season. The Braves are off today and will travel west for a 3-game series with the San Diego Padres. Game 1 will be played Tuesday night, as Sean Newcomb will look to continue his impressive streak of good starts to start off his Major League career. First pitch is scheduled for 10:10.

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2 local college stars were drafted in the 2017 NBA Draft on Thursday night, as South Carolina forward Sindarius Thornwell and Clemson Tigers forward Jaron Blossomgame were picked in the 2nd Round. Thornwell was selected 48th overall by the Milwaukee Bucks, but was traded to the Los Angeles Clippers shortly after being selected. Blossomgame was picked 58th overall by the San Antonio Spurs. South Carolina Guard PJ Dozier was expected to be selected but went undrafted. Dozier signed a free agent deal with the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday morning.

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Columbia Fireflies outfielder Tim Tebow was promoted to the New York Mets’ high Class A affiliate in St. Lucie, Florida, on Sunday afternoon. He entered his final Fireflies game batting .222 with three home runs and 23 RBIs.

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Union County Youth Football registration will begin on July 11th for 5- to 12-year-olds. You can register your child at the Timken Sports Complex. The cost will be $55.

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We will have SC Sports Talk tonight here on WBCU beginning at 6:00.

Sports For 6/23/17

In a game that featured another rain delay, the Atlanta Braves used an 8-run 5th inning to take a 12-6 lead and withstood a late Giants rally to win last night, 12-11. The Atlanta Braves will begin a 3-game weekend series with the NL Central Division-leading Milwaukee Brewers tonight at SunTrust Park. The pitching matchups for the series are expected to be Mike Foltynewicz vs. Jimmy Nelson tonight, RA Dickey vs. Matt Garza on Saturday afternoon, and Julio Teheran vs. Zach Davies on Sunday afternoon. First pitch for tonight's game is scheduled for 7:35. We will have the live broadcast as always tonight here on WBCU.

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As expected, Washington PG Markelle Fultz was selected with the #1 overall pick by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 2017 NBA Draft on Thursday night. UCLA G Lonzo Ball was taken 2nd overall by the Los Angeles Lakers, and Duke F Jayson Tatum was selected 3rd overall by the Celtics. The Phoenix Suns picked Kansas F Josh Jackson with the 4th pick, and the Sacramento Kings selected Kentucky G D'Aaron Fox with the 5th pick to round out the top 5. One of the league's best players will be on the move as a result of a draft day trade agreed to on Thursday night. The Bulls and Timberwolves agreed on a trade that would send All-Star G Jimmy Butler to the Timberwolves and guards Zach LaVine and Kris Dunn to the Bulls. The Bulls also acquired the #7 pick, where they drafted Arizona F Lauri Markkkanen.

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Union County Youth Football Registration will begin on July 11th for 5- to 12-year-olds. You can register your child at the Timken Sports Complex. The cost will be $55.

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We will have SC Sports Talk tonight here on WBCU from 6:00-6:20, leading up to the live pregame coverage of Atlanta Braves baseball as they take on the Milwaukee Brewers for Game 1 of their 3-game series. First pitch for tonight's game is scheduled for 7:35. Also, make sure to tune into the WBCU Sports Hour presented by Ashley Turner State Farm on Saturday morning from 9-10.

Sports For 6/22/17

The Atlanta Braves waited out a rain delay and extra innings to take a 5-3 win over the San Francisco Giants last night. Matt Kemp hit a walk-off, 2-run homer in the bottom of the 11th to end the game. The Braves will finish out their 4-game midweek series with the San Francisco Giants tonight, as Jaime Garcia will get the start for the Braves. He will be opposed by Giants starter Matt Cain. First pitch for tonight's game is scheduled for 7:35. 

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University of South Carolina head men’s basketball coach Frank Martin announced today the signing of six student-athletes set to join the Gamecocks beginning with the 2017-18 campaign: G David Beatty, G Frank Booker, C Jason Cudd, F Ibrahim Doumbia, F Felipe Haase, and F Justin Minaya are the 6 newcomers to the program. Beatty, Cudd, Doumbia, Haase, and Minaya each have four years of eligibility, while Booker, a graduate transfer, has one year of eligibility remaining.

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The 2017 NBA Draft will be tonight in Brooklyn. The Philadelphia 76ers hold the first pick after acquiring it in a trade on Monday with the Boston Celtics. They are expected to pick Washington point guard Markelle Fultz with the 1st pick. The rest of the top 5 picks will be the Los Angeles Lakers at pick #2, the Boston Celtics at pick 3, the Phoenix Suns at pick 4, and rounding out the top 5 will be the Sacramento Kings. 3 local college players will be hoping to hear their names called tonight, as former South Carolina Gamecocks Sindarius Thornwell and PJ Dozier and former Clemson Tiger Jaron Blossomgame all are expected to be picked somewhere in the mid-to-late 2nd round. The NBA Draft will be televised on ESPN and is scheduled to begin at 7:00.

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We will have SC Sports Talk tonight here on WBCU from 6:00-6:20, leading up to the live pregame coverage of Atlanta Braves baseball, as they take on the San Francisco Giants for the series finale of their 4-game series. First pitch for tonight's game is scheduled for 7:35.

Sports For 6/21/17

The Atlanta Braves were defeated 6-3 on Tuesday night to fall to 32-38 on the season. The Braves led 2-0 entering the 8th inning, but the Giants scored 5 runs in the top of the 8th to take the lead. The Braves were led in hitting by 3B Johan Camargo, who had 3 hits, including a double, a triple and an RBI. Matt Kemp and Ender Inciarte had the other RBIs for the Braves in the loss. The Giants were led in hitting by LF Austin Slater, who had a 3-run HR. Brandon Belt also added a HR in the win. The Braves and Giants will play game 3 of their 4-game series tonight, as Sean Newcomb will make his 3rd career start for the Braves. He will be opposed by Giants starter Jeff Samardzja. First pitch for tonight's game is scheduled for 7:35. We will have the live broadcast as always here on WBCU.

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There were 2 major trades in the NBA on Tuesday afternoon in advance of the NBA Draft on Thursday night. The Atlanta Hawks and Charlotte Hornets agreed on a trade that will send C Dwight Howard and the 31st overall pick from the Hawks to the Hornets, and C Miles Plumlee, G Marco Bellinelli and the 41st overall pick from the Hornets to the Hawks. Dwight Howard played only one year with his hometown Hawks. The 2nd trade of the night was between the Los Angeles Lakers and Brooklyn Nets. The Lakers traded G DeAngelo Russell and C Timofey Mozgov to the Nets for C Brook Lopez and the 27th overall pick in Thursday's draft. The NBA Draft is set for 7:00 pm on Thursday night.

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Clemson Tigers freshman SS Logan Davidson was one of six players selected on Tuesday to participate in the 2017 College Home Run Derby in Omaha, Nebraska. The event takes place on Saturday, July 1st, at 9 p.m. and will be televised live on ESPN2.

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We will have SC Sports Talk tonight here on WBCU from 6:00-6:20 leading up to the live pregame coverage of Atlanta Braves baseball, as they take on the San Francisco Giants for Game 3 of their 4-game series. First pitch for tonight's game is scheduled for 7:35.

Sports For 6/20/17

The Atlanta Braves shut out the San Francisco Giants 9-0 on Monday night to improve to 32-37 on the season. The Braves got a great start from RA Dickey, who pitched 7 scoreless innings, allowing only 3 hits and striking out 6. Dickey now has a 5-5 record on the season. The Braves were led in hitting by Matt Adams, who went 2-for-4 with a HR and 2 RBIs. Ender Inciarte added 3 hits, and Dansby Swanson and Johan Camargo each added 2 hits in the win. The Braves and Giants will be back in action tonight. Julio Teheran will be on the mound for the Braves. He will be opposed by Giants starter Matt Moore. First pitch for tonight's game is scheduled for 7:35.

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The Carolina Panthers’ 2017 training camp schedule has been set, according to their website. The camp will open on Wednesday, July 26th, with a kick-off party. That party will start at 4:00 p.m. The team will then practice from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Gibbs Stadium on Wofford College’s campus. This will be the 23rd consecutive year that Wofford has hosted the Panthers’ training camp. Fan Fest at Bank of America Stadium will take place on Friday, August 4th, from 7:30-9:30 p.m. All practices at the training camp and additional activities are free and open to the public. The camp will end on August 13th.

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On Monday afternoon, the Cleveland Cavaliers made the decision to part ways with general manager David Griffin. Griffin's contract was up at the end of the month, and after extensive talks with owner Dan Gilbert, no agreement on an extension was reached. The Cavaliers are expected to pursue former NBA All-Star Chauncey Billups to fill their general manager position.

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We will have SC Sports Talk tonight here on WBCU from 6:00-6:20, leading up to the live pregame coverage of Atlanta Braves baseball, as they take on the San Francisco Giants for game 2 of their 4-game series. First pitch for tonight's game is scheduled for 7:35.

Sports For 6/19/17

The Atlanta Braves took 2 of 3 games from the Miami Marlins over the weekend in their 3-game weekend series at SunTrust Park. On Friday night, the Braves were shut out 5-0 but bounced back to win the final 2 games of the series, as they defeated the Marlins 8-7 in 10 innings on Saturday, and won another close game 5-4 on Sunday. The Braves are now 31-37 on the season and have moved into 2nd place in the National League East. The Braves will get back in action tonight, as they begin a 4-game midweek series with the San Francisco Giants in Atlanta. RA Dickey will be on the mound for the Braves. He will be opposed by Giants starter Johnny Cueto. First pitch for tonight's game is scheduled for 7:35.

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Brooks Koepka used a 5-under 67 on Sunday afternoon to win the 2017 U.S. Open, the first major win of his career. Koepka was consistent all throughout the tournament and finished the tournament at minus-16, tying Rory McIlroy for the lowest total tournament score in US Open history. Brian Harman and Hideki Matsuyama tied for 2nd at minus-12. Greenville native Bill Haas tied for 5th at minus-10.

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On Sunday afternoon, Fort Dorchester QB Dakereon Joyner committed to the University of South Carolina over NC State. Joyner made his announcement on Father's Day to honor his late father. Joyner is the 9th commitment for the Gamecocks' 2018 class.

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The Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers have agreed in principle on a trade, where the Celtics would send the #1 overall pick in the draft to the 76ers for the #3 overall pick and a future first-round pick. The 76ers are expected to take Washington PG Markelle Fultz with the 1st overall pick. The trade is expected to be finalized sometime today.

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We will have SC Sports Talk tonight here on WBCU from 6:00-6:20, leading up to the live pregame coverage of Atlanta Braves baseball, as they take on the San Francisco Giants for Game 1 of their 4-game series. First pitch for tonight's game is scheduled for 7:35.

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