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Clemson fired assistant basketball coach Steve Smith on Friday. The move, which was not a surprise, came a week after an FBI wiretap revealed comments by Smith that were widely seen as tarnishing Dabo Swinney’s national championship football program as well as the basketball program.

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Jennifer Kupcho, the Wake Forest senior who won the first U.S. Women's Amateur event at Augusta National this month, turned down her automatic invite to the U.S. Women's Open in Charleston to turn pro but earned a spot Monday by winning a qualifying tournament in Greensboro, N.C.

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Gene Sapakoff column: One of the stars of the NFL draft isn't a player; Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney will make a splash in Nashville on Thursday night with as many as three Tigers projected to go in the first round and as many as 11 selected before the weekend is over.