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Sports Minute: Here is the latest South Carolina sports news from The Associated Press

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HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) - Matt Kuchar continued his stellar play from the Masters by putting together a strong start at the RBC Heritage, shooting a 5-under 66 Thursday to share the first-round lead with Scott Langley and William McGirt. There also was no major letdown for Masters runner-up Jordan Spieth, who opened with a 69.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - The Charlotte Bobcats will have to figure out a way to stop LeBron James if they hope to win their first playoff game in franchise history. That's something they've not yet been able to figure out. The Heat are 15-0 against the Bobcats since James signed with a Miami as a free agent in 2010.

(AP) - Duke freshman Jabari Parker is entering the NBA draft. Coach Mike Krzyzewski says in a statement Thursday it was "an honor for us to have him in our program." In an essay posted on SI.com, Parker says the NBA offers him the best chance to develop both as a player and off the court.

(AP) - North Carolina coach Sylvia Hatchell says star freshman Diamond DeShields plans to transfer. In a statement Thursday, Hatchell says she doesn't know "or understand" why DeShields is leaving.

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