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Spurrier was much funnier at Florida

When Steve Spurrier took the South Carolina job five years ago, sportswriters across the Palmetto State were gleeful. After six seasons of Lou Holtz's quips and quotes, we would be blessed with yet another of college football's most sarcastic and insensitive personalities. Spurrier's reputation for shooting off at the lip started when he was coaching at Duke from 1987-89.

Late-game defensive breakdowns doom Tigers

CLEMSON â€" Clemson's defensive players look confused when they're asked to recall the last time the Tigers made a crucial stop at the end of a game. Just queue up the music from "Jeopardy" and watch them fidget. "I really can't think back to a game we did make a stop we needed to make at the end," said junior end Ricky Sapp.

Cremins gives tourney boost

As coach of the host school, the College of Charleston's Bobby Cremins obviously wants the ESPN-sponsored Charleston Classic basketball tournament to be an unqualified success, but he's doing more than just getting his team ready to play in it. Cremins also pulled out his wallet and forked over $1,500 in sponsorship money, and then he went out and met with local business leaders in an effort to bring in sponsors for the tournament, which will be held Nov. 14-16 in Carolina First Arena.

Title a long time coming for Phillies

PHILADELPHIA â€" From losingest team to longest game, the Philadelphia Phillies are World Series champions. Strange as that sounds. Strange as it was. Brad Lidge and the Phillies finished off the Tampa Bay Rays, 4-3, in a three-inning sprint Wednesday night to win a suspended Game 5 nearly 50 hours after it started.

Palmetto Christian in tennis final

Palmetto Christian Academy will attempt to win a fourth straight SCISA Class A state girls tennis title today when the Eagles take on Lowcountry Day at 3 p.m. at Family Circle Tennis Center. Coach Dewey Caulder's PCA teams have won a combined total of six consecutive state titles, with the boys matching the girls' three championship trophies.

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