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Effross tosses gem to give Pelicans doubleheader split

Myrtle Beach fell 5-3 in game one of Thursday’s doubleheader, but Scott Effross pitched a career-high five shutout innings and Eddy Martinez homered to lead the Pelicans to a 5-0 win over the Down East Wood Ducks in the finale in front of a sellout crowd of 6,599 at TicketReturn.Com Field at Pelicans Ballpark. Effross (5-1) rolled for Myrtle Beach (54-42,11-15) in game two of the twin bill.... 

App State picked first; CCU last in Sun Belt football poll

The Appalachian State Mountaineers are the favorites to win the 2017 Sun Belt Conference Football Championship, while Coastal Carolina was picked to finish last, according to the league’s 12 head coaches and selected members of the media. The Chanticleers are making their debut in the Sun Belt this season and are ineligible for the conference crown. The Sun Belt released the preseason poll Thursday... 

‘The Blind Side’ story takes turn as Panthers cut Oher

The Carolina Panthers released offensive tackle Michael Oher, the subject of the popular movie “The Blind Side,” after he failed a physical, the team announced Thursday. Oher, a first-round pick in the 2009 draft, has been in the NFL concussion protocol since last September. He has started all 110 NFL games in which he participated, but he played in just three games last season. He... 

Athlete of the Week: Uzo finds second home in MB

Myrtle Beach Mutiny striker Toby Uzo came to the Grand Strand from his hometown of Houston in 2015 hoping to find a path to the next level of soccer. It turns out he also found a second home and a second family to help him pursue his dream. “I came here my last year of college because Coastal Carolina is a very good program,” said Uzo, who was voted the Mammy’s Kitchen Athlete... 

Former CCU player Jordan returns as assistant coach

Coastal Carolina head women’s basketball coach Jaida Williams announced Wednesday that former Chanticleer women’s basketball player AJ Jordan will return to CCU as the program’s newest assistant coach. “We are thrilled to welcome AJ back to our program,” said Williams. “I have no doubt her tireless work ethic, ability to connect with our student-athletes, knowledge of the game and fierce... 

Panthers rehire Hurney to fill general manager post

The Carolina Panthers turned to a familiar face to fill its general manager vacancy as Marty Hurney was called to his old office on Wednesday. Hurney, who served as general manager of the Panthers from 2002-12, returned to the organization as interim general manager two days after Dave Gettleman was fired by owner Jerry Richardson. “Marty is the perfect person to help us in the interim,”... 

Hodges’ grand slam lifts Pelicans to rare series win

Jesse Hodges’ grand slam in the sixth inning of Tuesday’s contest helped lift the Myrtle Beach Pelicans to a 5-4 victory over the Buies Creek Astros in the rubber match game of their three-game set from Jim Perry Stadium. With Myrtle Beach (53-41,10-14) leading Buies Creek (54-42,17-19) 1-0 in the sixth inning, Eddy Martinez and Trent Giambrone led off the frame with back-to-back walks... 

Mutiny set for PDL Eastern Conference Championship

The Myrtle Beach Mutiny will carry a 10-game undefeated streak into the 2017 PDL Eastern Conference Championship this weekend in Statesboro, GA. The Mutiny (10-1-3), whose only loss this season came back on June 3, will join the Eastern Conference’s Final Four at Erik Russell Park on the campus of Georgia Southern University, with only one team advancing from the two-day tournament. The Mutiny... 

Panthers fire GM Gettleman week before training camp

The Carolina Panthers fired general manager Dave Gettleman after four seasons, the team announced Monday. The surprise move comes nine days before the Panthers open training camp on July 26 at Wofford College in Spartanburg. “After much thought and a long evaluation of our football operations, I have decided to relieve Dave Gettleman of his duties as general manager,” team owner Jerry... 

Rucker tosses another gem as Pelicans split double dip

Mike Rucker dominated in the finale of Monday’s de facto doubleheader, as he struck out a career-high ten batters over eight shutout innings in Myrtle Beach’s 11-inning 2-0 victory over the Buies Creek Astros, which followed the Pelicans’ 5-4 loss in the completion of Sunday’s suspended game from Jim Perry Stadium. Rucker set a career-high in strikeouts for the Pelicans... 
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