Sports

Film Review: Creed II

By Dwight Brown, NNPA Newswire Film Critic This follow up to the very popular boxing film Creed (worldwide gross $174M) throws a lot of left hooks, right jabs and uppercuts, but only a few connect and none land a knockout punch. Count on the mass appeal (young, old, urban, male and female) of Creed II to put viewers in…

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Baptist Hill’s Rashad Maxwell Named To 2018 Palmetto Champions All-Star Football Team

The South Carolina Football Coaches Association (SCFCA) announced the members of the 2018 Palmetto Champions All-Star Football Team this week. This year the Palmetto Champions will honor 25 high school football players and 10 high school football coaches for their outstanding achievement during the 2018 season. From this list, a Palmetto Champions All-Star overall Lineman,…

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IN MEMORIAM: Baseball Great Willie McCovey Dies at 80

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Former San Francisco Giant slugger and one of Major League Baseball’s all-time greatest players, Willie McCovey, has died at the age of 80. Nicknamed “Mac,” and “Stretch,” McCovey played 22 seasons – mostly with the Giants but split time with the Oakland A’s and San Diego Padres…

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SC State Freshman Earns All-MEAC Cross Country Honors

South Carolina State freshman Tyler Duncan earned a spot on the All-Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Cross Country Team with a 13th place finish Saturday at the league’s Cross Country Championships at the Delaware State Outreach and Research Center. Duncan, a Newberry, SC native, covered the 8-K course in a time of 28:18 in earning the…

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The Women’s Sports Foundation Celebrates The Fearless Female Athletes Creating Change At The 39th Annual Salute To Women In Sports

The Women’s Sports Foundation (WSF)—the leading authority on the participation of women and girls in athletics — celebrated barrier-breaking achievements in women’s sports last week at its 39th Annual Salute to Women in Sports Awards gala at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City co-presented by espnW, Gatorade and NBC Sports Group. The WSF’s coveted 2018…

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