Jesse Jackson's group assails Rhodes' firing

...firing of Green Bay Packers coach Ray Rhodes as a setback in the NFL's efforts toward racial equality. Rainbow Sports director Charles Farrell, who promotes sports opportunities for minorities for the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition, intends to outline...

Alberto Contador altered his training for this Tour de France

...and worked with Stephen De Jongh, a former Team Sky sports director."For more than 10 years, he stuck to the same...kilometers and hours in the saddle," Tinkoff-Saxo sports director Laurent Mauduit said."This year, he has replaced...

Clemson is latest school to silence pro in the radio booth

...in-house political expediency."In announcing the move that will send Yanity back to his full-time duties as sports director and anchor at WSPA-TV in Greenville-Spartanburg, Clemson athletic director Dan Radakovich couldn't find anything...

Crash leaves defending champ Chris Froome banged up at Tour de France

...Paris-Roubaix one-day classic."It's going to be a crazy stage for everyone tomorrow," said Philippe Mauduit, a sports director for Contador's Tinkoff-Saxo Bank team. "We'll do whatever we can to stay near the front to avoid getting involved...

Scarlett O'Hara's Tara has role in Summerville home tour

...the Alan Fuqua Center, which is the headquarters for this year's tour. Also speaking will be Stan Byrdy, former sports director for WJBF-TV, Channel 6, the author of Augusta and Aiken in Golf's Golden Age.Tara Conway, the Summer-ville...

Austria's Mario Matt wins men's slalom at Olympics

...quite a turnaround after only four ? zero for the men ? at the 2010 Vancouver Games."For us," said Hans Pum, sports director of the Austrian ski federation, "it's perfect."The bronze went to 19-year-old Henrik Kristoffersen, of...

Baseball reunion brings back old friends and teammates

...address announcer for numerous teams, including the Atlanta Hawks and Atlanta Falcons.Schaefer is also the former sports director for WSB in Atlanta and is an award-winning sportscaster for his work in sports, news and play-by-play.He...

Ramblin' Rhodes: When in Augusta, baseball great Ty Cobb also loved golf

...which was holding its 26th annual meeting in Augusta.By that time Cobb had retired from baseball and had become sports director for the city of Augusta.Dave Ogilvie Jr., golf pro at the Augusta Country Club, teamed up with Cobb while Charley...

Loran Smith leaving Bulldog sideline

...University of Georgia football radio sideline reporter Loran Smith is being replaced.Chuck Dowdle, the former WSB-TV sports director who already does postgame locker room interviews, will take over that role. Smith will continue in his role as co-host...

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...outside a Columbia radio station. Thomas Littlejohn, 19, is a "good suspect" in the July 14 shooting of WVOC Sports Director Christopher Thompson, Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott said. Mr. Littlejohn is also suspected in an armed robbery...