Former Clemson star DeAndre Hopkins is wearing the name of Charleston Black historical figure Denmark Vesey on his helmet this NFL season.
ARLINGTON, Texas — The Los Angeles Dodgers celebrated as Cody Bellinger’s drive soared deep into the Texas night. Bellinger flung his bat off to the side and strutted up the first-base line.
ARLINGTON, Texas — Dodgers catcher Will Smith hit a go-ahead, three-run homer off the Atlanta reliever with the same name, Corey Seager homered twice and Los Angeles avoided elimination with a 7-3 win over the Braves in Game 5 of the NL Championship Series on Friday night.
ARLINGTON, Texas — Atlanta Braves fans were still doing tomahawk-chop chants as they filed out of the stadium, real people who replaced the cardboard cutouts players got so accustomed to this season.
Whitey Ford, the street-smart New Yorker who had the best winning percentage of any pitcher in the 20th century and helped the Yankees become baseball's perennial champions in the 1950s and '60s, has died. He was 91.
Gene Budig built an amazing resume before moving to Charleston and joining the RiverDogs' ownership group 14 years ago. He was a college president at Illinois State, West Virginia and Kansas, and was the last president of baseball's American League.
Shelby Rogers is a Charleston girl at heart. But there's nothing wrong with the occasional extended stay in New York City at the U.S. Open.
Charleston's Shelby Rogers fought off four match points from No. 6 seed Petra Kvitova, then cashed in her own match point to take a 7-6 (5), 3-6, 7-6 (8-6) victory and advance to the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open in New York.
Gene Sapakoff column: The Las Vegas Raiders play their first-ever NFL game on Sept. 13 in Charlotte against the Carolina Panthers, very near where team owner Mark Davis was born, or so most people think.
The second week of a Grand Slam tennis tournament is where the big money, and big reputations, are made. And for the second time in her career, Charleston's Shelby Rogers finds herself in just that position.
NEW YORK — Charleston’s Shelby Rogers continued her strong showing at the U.S. Open, advancing to the fourth round on Friday.
The PGA Championship set for next May at the Ocean Course on Kiawah Island has a new championship director. Ryan Ogle has been named to replace Scott Reid as director.
Charleston's Khris Middleton and his Milwaukee Bucks teammates boycotted an NBA playoff game on Wednesday to protest the police shooting of Jacob Blake.
Gene Sapakoff column: Daniel Brooks, a rising senior at Bishop England High School, has spent the summer growing (he's already 6-8, 245) and adding fire to his scary fastball (already 94 mph), which means he projects as an early-round prospect for the 2021 Major League Baseball draft
Former South Carolina Stingrays goalie James Reimer, whose Carolina Hurricanes are currently in the NHL playoffs, helped lead the club to the 2009 ECHL Kelly Cup championship.
Entering Friday, Serena Williams had played 967 tour-level singles matches as a professional, with just four losses against opponents ranked outside the top 100 — and none in eight years. Well, it's time to add to that list: Williams was beaten by No. 116 Shelby Rogers 1-6, 6-4, 7-6 (5) in the Top Seed Open quarterfinals.
The Masters, the major known as much for the roars of the crowd as the raw beauty of Augusta National, will be on mute this year. The club decided Wednesday there will be no spectators.
On a dramatic day that will change college football for the 2020 season and beyond, two of the sport's Power Five conferences – the Big Ten and the Pac-12 – opted not to play this fall.
Gene Sapakoff column: April Shell has the honor of presenting her father, S.C. State graduate and former Pittsburgh Steelers star Donnie Shell, for his Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinement.
The 2021 PGA Championship at the Ocean Course on Kiawah Island will come during a historic stretch of seven major championships in 11 months for pro golf.
Gene Sapakoff column: Former Clemson basketball players and coaches are pitching in with a golf tournament to aid former Tigers star Sharone Wright, who lost a leg to a staph infection and has battled cancer.
Gene Sapakoff column: John Swofford leaves big shoes to fill but great timing leaves the ACC with at least eight great candidates for a major diversity hire as its new commissioner.
Nick Ciuffo, a former high school baseball star at Wando and Lexington, is in the Texas Rangers' player pool as Major League Baseball season begins.
Gene Sapakoff column: The craziest baseball season ever starts July 23 and while "fanless" scenes might look like a retro-Charleston RiverDogs' Nobody Night promotion, there's plenty of excitement inside (and just outside) the MLB bubble.
The Charleston RiverDogs' Riley Park is one example of how baseball teams fit stadiums into metro areas and the creative control teams have when designing baseball fields.
Twice now I’ve tried to predict what would happen with fall sports and COVID-19. I like the phrase Stewart Mandel, editor-in-chief of college football coverage for The Athletic, used to describe the pandemic: “The days are monotonous, but the weeks are like whiplash.”
The Washington NFL franchise announced Monday it is dropping the "Redskins" name and Indian head logo, bowing to recent pressure from sponsors and decades of criticism that they are offensive to Native Americans.
The Carolina Panthers' new training facility in Rock Hill, set to open in 2022, will be the biggest step yet toward truly uniting North Carolina and South Carolina around its NFL franchise.
Charleston's Shelby Rogers won her singles match on Sunday, but her Team Kindness lost in the Credit One Bank Invitational on Daniel Island.
The No. 19-ranked player on the WTA Tour gutted out a tough victory over Emma Navarro on Thursday night, then slipped on a pair of headphones to tell Tennis Channel all about it.
The manager of a Chipotle restaurant in Florence has been suspended after being involved in what is being described as a racial incident Thursday afternoon involving NFL star Darius Leonard, a former S.C. State football player.
It was on the green clay of her hometown instead of the red clay of Paris, but the result was sadly similar for Charleston's Emma Navarro.
The Credit One Bank Invitational, set to begin Tuesday at LTP Daniel Island, is heralded as a return to tennis amid the pandemic, which shut down much of the sports world last March.
Seems that competitive laundry folding has not quite been enough to satisfy Madison Keys during her enforced layoff from professional tennis.
A 2020 season for the Charleston RiverDogs and the rest of the minors is looking bleak as MLB and its players continue negotiations for a return to play.
"We're out here, man," she says in a video of a protest march posted on social media. "Just trying to stay safe, and wishing for the best for my people."
Former Clemson standouts Deshaun Watson and DeAndre Hopkins, along ex-South Carolina star Stephon Gilmore, joined other NFL players in a short video that condemns police brutality and voices support for Black Lives Matter.
Charleston's minor league baseball park, as few other places in the Holy City, has reflected racial strife, pain and progress that is seen in local protests responding to the death of George Floyd. And potential, too.
Save athletic department budgets, support almost every other college sport, help cash-strapped universities, add cashflow to local businesses, bailout TV networks starved for live programming. And that's not all that's being asked of unpaid major college football players in a proposed COVID-19 return.
With so much uncertainty surrounding baseball because of the coronavirus, hundreds of minor league players were cut this week in what could be just the beginning of major reductions within the minor league system.
Former Charleston Southern pitcher Cody Smith of Goose Creek was selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 2018 Major League Baseball draft.
Several professional athletes from the Lowcountry host annual summer youth camps. But those have been canceled this year due to COVID-19.