Sam Burns respects Riviera enough not to take too many chances. His patient approach led to a 5-under 66 and a place in the record book at the Genesis Invitational. Burns had a five-shot lead among early starters.
A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that the Carolina Panthers are releasing veteran safety Tre Boston, defensive end Stephen Weatherly and punter Michael Palardy in salary cap, cost-cutting moves.
The SCHSL state basketball finals typically take place at Colonial Life Arena in Columbia. This year, the venue was unavailable for the games. The Convocation Center, usually the home of USC Aiken athletics, has been chosen as the new location for the state finals.
Fernando Tatis Jr. has agreed to a $340 million, 14-year deal that will keep the electrifying shortstop with the San Diego Padres until he’s 35 years old, according to two people familiar with the situation.
Tim Tebow is retiring from baseball after five years as a minor leaguer with the New York Mets. The 2007 Heisman Trophy winner returned to baseball in 2016 for the first time since his junior year of high school and reached Triple-A.
The Atlanta Braves beat Dansby Swanson in salary arbitration, and the shortstop will earn $6 million rather than his request for $6.7 million. Arbitrators Richard Bloch, Walt De Treaux, Robert Herman made the decision, a day after hearing arguments.
Short has played in just five games over the last two seasons due to separate shoulder injuries that twice landed him on injured reserve. He was set to count $20.8 million against this year’s salary cap.
Shortstop Dansby Swanson went to salary arbitration with the Atlanta Braves, asking for a raise to $6.7 million rather than the team’s $6 million offer. Arbitrators Richard Bloch, Walt De Treaux, Robert Herman heard the case, and a decision is expected Tuesday.
The league announced Monday that South Carolina’s visit to No. 19 Tennessee is moving from Tuesday to Wednesday night because of a combination of a positive coronavirus test, contact tracing and subsequent quarantining of individuals within the Volunteers program.
The high school basketball playoffs in South Carolina start on Thursday and Georgia High School Association schools begin next week. Normally, there would be region tournaments across the two-state to determine playoff seedings, though that’s not the case as not everyone is having region tournaments this year.
UConn has moved up to No. 1 in The Associated Press women’s college basketball poll for the first time this season after beating top-ranked South Carolina last week. The Gamecocks fell one spot to second.
Destanni Henderson had 19 points and Aliyah Boston added 12 points and 13 rebounds as No. 1 South Carolina beat LSU 66-59. It was the 31st straight victory over Southeastern Conference teams for the Gamecocks.
Herbert Jones scored 17 of his career-high 21 points in the first half and No. 11 Alabama had a blistering shooting day in a 115-82 rout over Georgia. It was the most points Alabama has scored in an SEC game.
Good signs keep appearing for Jordan Spieth at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. He was two shots behind with three holes to play when he holed out from 160 yards for eagle and Daniel Berger went out-of-bounds on the final hole.
Demetreyon Ruffin is a special needs student at Glenn Hills high school, though he has found his groove with the spartan basketball team. Ruffin is a natural shooter and has a great idol to look up to in Steph Curry. After scoring his first varsity points earlier this week, Ruffin wants to take it even further.