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Study: Develop or acquire players for a winning MLB team?

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CLEMSON — Major League Baseball (MLB) teams should develop players within their organizations at three positions: left fielder, relief pitcher and catcher, according to a new study by Clemson University researchers.The researchers used statistical modeling to investigate MLB roster construction for all playoff teams from 2009 to 2013 to determine the extent to which organizations should build their rosters through player development or acquiring players from other teams.

 

Early-season migratory bird seasons approved by Natural Resources Board

The S.C. Natural Resources Board recently approved migratory bird hunting seasons for mourning doves, marsh hens (rails), woodcock, snipe, moorhens, purple gallinules, and early seasons during September for teal and Canada geese.The 2014-2015 seasons must still meet approval by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and be published in the Federal Register in order to become final.For more information, visit the DNR website at www.dnr.sc.gov/hunting.html or write to Early-Se...

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World of Energy to host Hunting and Fishing Day

SENECA — Duke Energy’s World of Energy near Seneca will host the eighth annual Upstate National Hunting and Fishing Day, “An Outdoor Family Adventure,” from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 20.Participants can learn to kayak, practice archery, enjoy lake fishing and test their fly-tying skills, in addition to many other hands-on activities at the free event.“This is a wonderful event for families to enjoy together in a beautiful outdoor setting at the...

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Allmendinger stakes Chase claim with thrilling Glen win

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. — In a battle between two drivers with everything on the line, AJ Allmendinger held off Marcos Ambrose in breathtaking fashion to win Sunday’s Cheez-It 355 at the Glen and claim an almost certain spot in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.In the closing laps, Allmendinger and Ambrose bumped each other, leaned on each other, raced each other side-by-side through the esses without wrecking —astoundingly — and swapped the lead before Allmend...

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Ambrose takes fifth Nationwide Series road course win

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. — Recovering from an early spin after contact with Kyle Busch’s Toyota, Marcos Ambrose held off Busch in the closing laps of Saturday’s Zippo 200 at the Glen to win the series-best fifth road course race of his Nationwide Series career.The Australian driver has won four consecutive NNS starts at 2.45-mile Watkins Glen International, having triumphed in three straight from 2008 through 2010 and this year after a three-race hiatus from competition...

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Kurt Busch enjoyed his front-row seat

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. — Sure, Kurt Busch wouldn’t have minded too much if AJ Allmendinger and Marcos Ambrose had wrecked each other in the closing laps of Sunday’s Cheez-It 355 at the Glen.If the two frontrunners had taken each other out, Busch’s third-place finish might well have turned into his second win of the season. But as hard as Allmendinger and Ambrose raced each other — with Allmendinger taking the checkered flag — they kept their cars on ...

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SWU women’s basketball team returns from Kentucky

CENTRAL – The Southern Wesleyan University women’s basketball team returned from their mission trip in Evarts, Ky., last week.The team ran a sports day camp in Evarts, collected shoes for the Verda Child Development Center, and also spent time ministering at the Harlan Health and Rehabilitation Center.The mission team consisted of student-athletes and coaches from the women’s basketball team, along with members of Hopewell Baptist Church in Seneca. The ...

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Earnhardt championship is no longer pie in the sky

When team owner Rick Hendrick introduced Dale Earnhardt Jr. in June of 2007 as the latest addition to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver roster at Hendrick Motorsports, he said all the right things.Hendrick asserted he wanted to help Earnhardt achieve what the legions of fans who comprise Earnhardt Nation crave most — Earnhardt in Victory Lane on a regular basis and ultimately holding the Sprint Cup trophy.“I can’t tell you how thrilled I am and how mu...

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Keselowski’s late-race strategy propels him to Nationwide win at Iowa Speedway

NEWTON, Iowa — The well-worn script read something like this: Brad Keselowski swoops in from the sky.The 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion snares a second straight win in the NASCAR Nationwide Series US Cellular 250 at Iowa Speedway, then hops a jet back to Pocono Raceway and competes in Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event at Long Pond, Pa.Simple. Neat. Expected — except part-timer Michael McDowell nearly spoiled the big-timer’s happy, if...

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Earnhardt Jr. completes Sprint Cup season sweep at Pocono

LONG POND, Pa. – Dale Earnhardt Jr. realized that it took a bit of luck for him to win at Pocono Raceway in June. But he knew his team was firing on all cylinders Sunday when he completed the season sweep.Benefitting from impeccable pit strategy, Earnhardt led the final 14 laps and a car with the performance to hold off Kevin Harvick on a restart with three laps to go to ring up his third victory of the 2014 season in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GoBowling.com 400....

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Austin Dillon wins NASCAR Truck Series race at Pocono

LONG POND, Pa.—Austin Dillon had to work hard in the final 10 laps, then work overtime to claim his first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory of the season.Dillon, 24, took the lead from Clint Bowyer on a restart with eight laps remaining, then maintained his advantage on two more restarts to triumph in a green-white-checkered finish in Saturday’s Pocono Mountains 150 at Pocono Raceway.Driving his No. 3 Chevrolet for Richard Childress Racing, Dillon rel...

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Deer hunts for mobility impaired hunters to be held in Upstate

Mobility impaired hunters will again be treated to a unique opportunity to attend two special deer hunts this year on about 60 well-managed and exclusive, private tracts of land in the Upstate.Applicants can apply for one or both hunts. There is not any application fee or other costs associated with these hunts. Each hunt will consist of a noon lunch and hunting on Friday afternoon and Saturday mornings. After the noon lunch on Friday, all participants will then disperse to their a...

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