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Mauldin High basketball stuns Dorman makes ESPN ‘SportsCenter Top 10’

Mauldin boys basketball got to relive last night for just a little bit longer on Tuesday morning. 

“SportsCenter,” the popular ESPN programming and sports highlights show, ran The Greenville News‘ video clip of Mauldin senior Caleb Byrd’s walk-off 3-point shot to beat Dorman, 69-68, early Tuesday morning as one of the shows Top 10 plays from Monday. 

READ THE STORY BEHIND THE SHOT: Caleb Byrd hits game-winner to send Mauldin past Dorman and into Upper State Championship

In the video above, from the YouTube page, Living in the Past, Byrd’s shot came in at No. 5 on the “ESPN SportsCenter Top 10” plays for the day.

“I can’t believe this is No. 5,” one of the hosts of the show says in the video, “but we’re giving Caleb Byrd his due.”

Byrd’s shot sent Mauldin to the Class AAAAA Upper State Championship game on Saturday at Bob Jones

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High School Football Star Scores 8 Touchdowns Day After Mom’s Death: ‘Really Special Feeling’

Alex Brown Instagram

Alex Brown Instagram

Alex Brown Instagram

A New Jersey high school football player honored his late mom on the field during a Friday game, all while bringing his team to the next round in playoffs.

Alex Brown, a senior at Red Bank Catholic High School, scored eight touchdowns in a single game the day after his mom, Michelle Brown, died of breast cancer, CBS New York reports. Alex, who told NJ.com that his mom was his “biggest inspiration,” threw for six touchdowns and ran for two.

“I threw that first touchdown pass and I just knew she was gonna be with me the whole night,” Alex told CBS of his late mother, adding, “It was a really special feeling.”

Alex Brown QB and his mom

Alex Brown QB and his mom

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Photo Of High School Football Player’s Sportsmanship Going Viral

Three footballs next to a pylon

Three footballs next to a pylon

In most instances within sports, an opposing player going down with an injury during play is an opportunity to take a big advantage. But at a recent high school football game, one player saw an injured opponent as an opportunity to do something nice.

During a recent high school football game in Iowa between Charles City and New Hampton, wide receiver Mario Hoefer of Charles City was photographed helping out New Hampton’s Carter Steinlage, who’s leg was cramping during the game. The photo has since gone viral.

“I knew exactly how that felt,” Hoefer said, via the GlobeGazette. “My first reaction was, ‘Okay there’s no trainers over here yet.’ So I’m about to help stretch him out. I did that for a bit and waited for the trainers to come over.”

ESPN SportsCenter called what Hoefer did “true sportsmanship” and shared the image.

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Sports, Music Tie-Ups at All-Time High as Industries Cast Wide Net

In recent weeks, Drake “hackedESPN’s SportsCenter to announce the date of his forthcoming album release, Certified Lover Boy. Los Angeles Clippers star Kawhi Leonard appeared in the multi-platinum award winning artist’s newly released “Way 2 Sexy” video. The Worldwide Leader announced Drake would be curating the music for 10 select Monday Night Football games throughout the 2021 season (starting with last Monday’s Baltimore Ravens-Las Vegas Raiders clash). Meanwhile Portland Trailblazers guard Damian Lillard released his fourth album (under the alias Dame D.O.L.L.A.), and rapper Yo Gotti bought an ownership stake in D.C. United.

If it seems like the convergence between sports and music is at an all-time high, those at the intersection say that’s because it is. TrillerNet (the parent company for Triller, Triller Fight Club, Verzuz, FITE and Amplify.ai) CEO Mahi de Silva explained the desire to appeal to as wide an

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