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April 13, 2014 

Basketball on the Hardwood

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College basketball

Filer leaves Clemson

Backup point guard Adonis Filer, who averaged 5 points and 1.3 assists in 66 games, has decided to transfer from Clemson. He becomes the second Clemsonn player to transfer, following Devin Coleman, who transferred after the fall semester. ... .Iowa State has given a scholarship to Bryce Dejean-Jones, the leading scorer for UNLV last season at 13.6 points per game. He is a graduate transfer with one year of eligibility remaining.

College softball

USC powers by Arkansas

At Fayetteville, Ark., shortstop Codee Yeske homered and doubled, and teammates Chelsea Hawkins and Ashlyn Masters homered as South Carolina (28-15, 8-10 SEC) beat Arkansas, 6-4, to take two of three in the series.

College tennis

USC thumps Vanderbilt

At Nashville, the USC men’s team beat Vanderbilt, 4-1. The Gamecocks (14-12, 5-7 SEC) closed the regular season by winning seven of their past 10 matches. ... No. 5 Vanderbilt beat the USC women’s team, 4-2. ... At Clemson, the No. 15 Clemson women (18-5, 10-2 ACC) lost in straight sets on four single courts to fall to No. 16 Miami, 4-3. ... At Chapel Hill, N.C., No. 8 North Carolina beat the No. 20 Clemson men (18-7, 5-5 ACC), 6-1.

College sand volleyball

USC pairs fall in quarterfinals

At Siesta Key, Fla., two USC pairs won opening matches then fell in the quarterfinals of the Fiesta on Siesta Key tournament . In the Gold bracket, Mikaela Christiaansen-Sarah Blomgren beat a Florida State team; then fell in the quarterfinals to North Florida’s Dagnija Medina-Kim Hildreth, 21-11, 18-21, 15-8. In the Silver bracket, Paige Wheeler-Megan Kent beat a Florida Atlantic team, then lost in the quarters to the College of Charleston’s Melissa Morello-Cara Howley, 21-13, 21-14.

Auto racing

Hight sets Funny Car mark

At Concord, N.C., Robert Hight became the first two-time Funny Car winner in the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals, beating John Force, Alexis DeJoria and Tim Wilkerson in the final. Antron Brown won the Top Fuel division, Jimmy Alund topped the Pro Stock field to become the first European winner in the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series.

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