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

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The South Carolina state trooper who arrested NFL defensive lineman Sam Montgomery at a traffic stop last June has been fired. The state Department of Public Safety says Lance Cpl. R.S. Salter was terminated for violating agency policies including conduct unbecoming a state employee.

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) - Lukas Rosol of the Czech Republic advanced to the finals of the Winston-Salem Open after beating Taiwan's Yen-Hsun Lu 7-5, 4-6, 6-4 in the final tuneup for next week's U.S. Open. Rosol will take on the winner of the second semifinal between Sam Querrey of the U.S. and Poland's Jerzy Janowicz today.

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Justin Hardy and Shane Carden started their East Carolina careers working together on the scout team. Four years later, their connection means everything to the Pirates' pass-heavy attack - and has put both fifth-year seniors within reach of all kinds of records.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - NASCAR will promote its revamped Chase for the Sprint Cup championship format with a new ad campaign officially launched Friday themed "Sixteen nations: Ten battles. One will prevail." The campaign is a collaboration between ad agency Ogilvy & Mather New York, NASCAR and ESPN, and features five original television spots and an educational video.

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