Day: August 26, 2021

Fearless and faithful, Clemson’s Justyn Ross is ready to make the most of his second chance

Let’s celebrate for a bit. Let’s feel good for one of the best wide receivers in the country.

Justyn Ross is playing again. That should be enough for now, but it isn’t. Not only is Ross playing, he is a Preseason All-America selection.

Clemson is delighted, of course. Ross’ return from potentially devastating surgery could have impacted his quality of life. Never mind the Tigers got to the College Football Playoff semifinals last season without him. That’s not the point at all.

Ross returning at all is an admirable accomplishment considering he came coming close to never playing again. Last summer, Ross was lost for the season due to a congenial neck and spine condition. It was nine months ago that coach Dabo Swinney assured fans that Ross would be back in 2021, but there is an aperture between being back and being a Preseason All-American.

Ross, a 6-foot-4 junior

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South Dakota ace Gavin Weir throws his second no-hitter in 2021 Little League World Series

Another game for Gavin Weir, another no-hitter for South Dakota.

South Dakota topped California 1-0 in the Little League World Series behind a no-hitter from Weir on Wednesday. The team advances to play on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. ET.

Weir’s outing produced South Dakota’s second no-hitter in the 2021 Little League Series. He threw all six innings and recorded 14 strikeouts after combining with a reliever on Friday for South Dakota’s first no-hitter of the tournament. No player even made contact with a pitch of his until the third inning.

Weir threw over 65 pitches on Wednesday, so he will not be eligible to be on the mound for the championship game on Sunday if the team advances that far. Up first is the winner of Ohio vs. California in the Tom Seaver bracket championship on Saturday

South Dakota pitcher Gavin Weir throws a pitch in the second inning of the game against California.

South Dakota pitcher Gavin Weir throws a pitch in the second inning of

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