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CLEMSON, S. Derek Rivers Womens Jersey .C. -- Clemson coach Dabo Swinney hoped his team would end an early season funk with a big game and some big plays against South Carolina State. Chances came early and often in a 59-0 rout on Saturday.The game was such a mismatch that the fifth-ranked Tigers (3-0) scored two touchdowns in the first quarter with no time running off the clock and the coaches agreed to shorten the third and fourth quarters from 15 minutes to 12.An NCAA rule allows for games to be shortened by time.Swinney knew the Tigers had questions about themselves after two, less-than-crisp offensive showings against Auburn and Troy. In this one, Clemson put up 31 points in the first quarter to improve to 31-0 against Football Championship Subdivision opponents.This was great for our team, for our spirit and our morale, Swinney said.Clemson led 45-0 at the half against the Bulldogs (0-3), with Deshaun Watson throwing three TD passes to get the Tigers rolling.I enjoyed myself, Watson said with a smile. There was a lot more energy on the sidelines, too.Clemson, with three wins to open the season for the fifth time in the last six years -- is 31-0 against FCS teams.The lopsided score comes after Watson told fans he was sorry for the 30-24 win over Troy for any negative energy he brought to that game. This time, he was the 4-of-4 on the opening drive that ended with a 7-yard TD pass to Ray-Ray McCloud.Watson and McCloud also connected on a 36-yard scoring pass. Watson threw a 17-yard TD to Deon Cain in the second quarter before heading to the sideline.The strangest sequence of the game involved a first-quarter gaffe by South Carolina States Ahmaad Harris on a kickoff return after a Clemson TD. He flipped the ball to the official in the end zone before taking a knee to stop the action. Clemsons Denzel Johnson recovered the fumble -- 14 points, no time off the clock.Watson completed 12 of 15 passes for 152 yards.Swinney said referees approached him about the shortened game and then, after agreeing, officials spoke with South Carolina State coach Buddy Pough, who also said yes. Hes got a game Thursday night himself, so youve got to look on his side as well, Pough said. Anything we can do to make our teams better for the next week, we probably needed to do.THE TAKEAWAYSouth Carolina St: The Bulldogs will be grateful to return to their Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference after losing its first three games against FBS opponents by a combined 150-24 score. Weve had the three-game trip from hell, Pough said. Hopefully, we can regroup and get ourselves ready to play in our league.Clemson: The Tigers were looking for offensive confidence and got some in the blowout win. However, things wont be so easy when Clemson starts ACC play on Thursday night at Georgia Tech. Watson and his offense, some who thought would be the most dynamic attack college football had seen in years, will need to prove their skills against bigger opponents if they hope to return to the College Football Playoffs.HOT SUBSHolder Seth Ryan, son of Buffalo coach Rex Ryan, had two catches with his father watching in Death Valley. The son of Clemson athletic director Dan Radakovich, grad student and reserve tight end Grant, caught a short pass and then leaped a Bulldogs defender as his teammates jumped and screamed in excitement.POLL IMPLICATIONSCLEMSON: The Tigers win wont do much to enhance or detract their spot in the rankings. The team theyre chasing in the ACC is likely to flip after No. 10 Louisvilles dismantling of No. 2 Florida State, 63-20. The Clemson-Louisville debate should be settled at Death Valley in two weeks when Louisville plays here on Oct. 1.KEY NUMBERSSOUTH CAROLINA STATE: The Bulldogs managed only 48 yards rushing on 32 carries. Their punter, Jerome Pettiway, probably saw the most action with 10 kicks for a 40.1 average.CLEMSON: The Tigers put up offensive numbers that were routine last season -- 555 yards and 27 first downs en route to their most points since routing Virginia 59-10 in 2013.UP NEXTSouth Carolina St: Bulldogs open MEAC play, and face their first non-FBS opponent, at Florida A&M on Saturday.Clemson: The Tigers start conference play in the ACC at Georgia Tech on Thursday night. Clemson has lost its past five games in Atlanta with its last victory at Georgia Tech coming in 2003.---AP college football website: collegefootball.ap.org Antonio Garcia Youth Jersey .J. -- Marty Brodeur beat the Pittsburgh Penguins yet again. Derek Rivers Patriots Jersey . 24 Baylor in a Big 12 clash between teams trending in opposite directions. Andrew Wiggins made 10-of-12 from the foul line and scored 17 for Kansas (14-4, 5-0 Big 12), which capped a stretch of four straight games against ranked opponents unscathed. http:///...ers-patriots-jersey/ . The Court of Arbitration for Sport ruling "puts an end to my dreams of being a top player," the 27-year-old Troicki said in a statement. "I worked my entire life for it, and it has been taken away from me in one afternoon by a doctor I didnt know," said Troicki, whose ranking peaked at No. NORTON, Mass. -- It was Wednesday afternoon this week when a few visitors to Pleasant Valley Country Club in nearby Sutton, Massachusetts, were greeted in the pro shop by longtime head professional Paul Parajeckas. He immediately started regaling them with tales of the good ol days, back when the PGA Tour held an annual event there for 30 years. Then he brought up the most famous of all those tales.You know that Maltbie story? asked Parajeckas. That happened here.Of course the visitors knew the Maltbie story. Everybody knows the Maltbie story, or at least some variation of what happened so many years ago.On July 20, 1975, Roger Maltbie won the Pleasant Valley Classic, earning a first-place check of $40,000. He was handed the payment on the final green afterward -- not some oversized novelty check, but the real deal that looked very much like any other paycheck, only with a few more zeroes attached.I had a courtesy car driver that week who kind of adopted me, recalled Maltbie, who made the cut on the number, then shot 66-67 in breezy conditions for the title. I won the tournament, I went in, I bought a round of drinks at the bar, then I said, Where do we go? What do we do? He took me to T.O. Flynns.Needless to say, Maltbie and those around him enjoyed themselves at the local establishment that night. When he awoke the next morning, the champion was admittedly a bit foggy.I dont know how long I sat there, but it took a little while until I realized I won the day before, he said. I was going to get a newspaper and read about how cool I am. Then I reached into my pockets and Im like, Oh, s---. Something bads happened here.Maltbies first phone call was to T.O. Flynns. Nobody had seen the check. His next phone call was to the tournament director. When Maltbie told him there was a problem, he replied, What kind of problem could you possibly have?He explained that hed lost the check, to which the tournament director laughed, then said hed cancel it and issue a new one. Maltbie soon called him back and asked if he could make the new one out for $39,000 instead -- and give the pro $1,000 in cash, because, well, hed lost all his money at the bar, too.Not long afterward, the owner of T.O. Flynns phoned Maltbie at his hotel. Hed found the check.I said, It doesnt matter, because theyre going to give me another check, he recalled. So the owner says, Do you mind if we keep it? Well frame it and hang it up at the bar.Maltbie liked that idea -- and a legendary story was spawned. He wouldnt just become a fivve-time PGA Tour winner and popular television commentator. Derek Rivers Youth Jersey. He would become The Guy Who Lost the Check.In a lot of ways, that little slip of paper has defined my adult life and my professional life, said Maltbie. Im not Jack Nicklaus, OK? Ive had to explain this story. Ive been asked to tell it at corporate outings. Its been told and recounted ad nauseum, it seems.So sure, when Parajeckas asked the visitors if they knew the Maltbie story, they all smiled and nodded. Everybody knows the Maltbie story.They just didnt know what they were about to hear next.I have the check, Parajeckas told them. Its upstairs in my office. Wanna see it?After hanging in T.O. Flynns for a decade before it closed, the check had been returned to Pleasant Valley, where it was displayed in the grill room. Years ago, fearing someone might walk away with it, the check was placed in Parajeckas office for safekeeping.The pro took the visitors through the shop, up a staircase and into a corner office overflowing with memorabilia from those good ol days. Memorabilia?that included Parajeckas old PGA Tour badges, photos with Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player, and a few oversized checks hanging on the wall.He opened the bottom drawer of a dresser near his desk, rifled through a handful of old paperwork and found an envelope. From it, he pulled out a lone check, the one addressed to Roger Maltbie dated 41 years earlier, the one that was assumed long gone.Pretty soon, the wheels were in motion to reunite Maltbie with his long-lost check. A photo of it was tweeted, then a text message of that photo was sent to Maltbie himself.He wanted it back.Parajeckas was summoned to TPC Boston, where Maltbie is working for NBC at this weeks Deutsche Bank Championship. At precisely 11 a.m. Saturday morning, Maltbie was presented the winners check from the 1975 Pleasant Valley Classic.Still creased just as hed folded it and placed it in his pocket 41 years ago, Maltbie took a long look at the check he never thought hed see again.I promise you this, he said with a laugh. Thats the last winners check Im ever going to get.Through the laughter, Maltbie became a little choked up, tears welling in his eyes. After all, this little piece of paper has defined him. Everybody knows the story. Now theyre going to know about a new ending.I really didnt lose it, he said, laughing again. 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