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West Ashley's Shell has the size and the pedigree for success

Sometimes it's not easy being Brandon Shell. Shell is a 6-8, 280-pound sophomore at West Ashley High School. He plays football, and his size and weight come in handy when he has to block opponents who live to tackle running backs or sack the quarterback. He also plays basketball, and that's when the not-so-easy part comes into play. "When the game starts, you get up and down the court four or five times, and that's when it starts hanging on you," said Shell, the nephew of Pro Football Hall of Famer Art Shell. "You can't wait for a sub to come in for you."

Richardson gets support from NFL

CHARLOTTE â€" When your resume includes catching the decisive touchdown pass from Johnny Unitas to win the NFL championship, you earn instant respect from your players. When you quickly gain the trust of the commissioner and your fellow owners, you become one of the most respected figures in the league. So it's no surprise that as word spread that Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson is in need of a heart transplant, there was an immediate outpouring of support from across the NFL.

Revised slate has 1 home game change

Due to the suspension of operations of the Augusta Lynx franchise, the South Carolina Stingrays announced a new revised schedule for the rest of the ECHL season.

Knight in MLS combine

College of Charleston senior defender Wes Knight has been invited to the Major League Soccer Combine set for Jan. 9-13 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The Easley native is one of 65 college seniors from 45 NCAA Division I schools on the initial list of combine invitees. The event provides MLS coaches an opportunity to evaluate and scout the talent before the MLS Super Draft on Jan 15.

Peper slated to defend Charleston Senior title

Defending champion Warren Peper heads the 120-player field that opens play today in the Charleston City Senior Men's Golf Championship being played at Municipal Golf Course. Peper made seven birdies en route to a final-round 68 and rallied from nine shots back to overtake Bubba Hightower. He posted rounds of 79, 72 and 68, while Hightower had rounds of 72, 70 and 78.

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