Connor Shaw and Dylan Thompson each threw long scoring passes, and No. 6 South Carolina defeated North Carolina 27-10 in both teams' season opener Thursday night.

The game in Columbia, S.C., was delayed nearly two hours in the fourth quarter by rain with the Gamecocks ahead 27-10.

Shaw found Shaq Roland for a 65-yard touchdown on the game's third play. Thompson threw a 29-yard TD to Kane Whitehurst later in the quarter.

  • Travis Wilson threw for 302 yards and two touchdowns to help host Utah edge Utah State 30-26. Wilson, a sophomore who was pressed into the starting lineup because of injuries last year, completed 17 of 28 passes and ran for a key first down on the Utes' final drive. The Aggies led 23-14 early in the second half.

  • Cody Kessler started at quarterback for No. 24 USC in its opener at Hawaii. He's expected to split time with fellow sophomore Max Wittek. Coach Lane Kiffin had been coy about who would begin the game but said both would have an opportunity to prove they deserve the starting job.

  • Terrance West ran for 156 yards and two touchdowns and Towson won for the first time against an opponent from the bowl subdivision, upsetting host Connecticut 33-18.

    Golf

    Tiger Woods didn't look anything like the player who only four days ago at The Barclays dropped to knees with back pain. He took full swings at TPC Boston in preparation for the Deutsche Bank Championship, which starts Friday in Norton, Mass. "It's fine," Woods said. "This was the first day I swung a club since Sunday. And it was a pleasant surprise to play without any discomfort."


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    Woods will be paired with Phil Mickelson and Adam Scott.

  • Scott McCarron shot an 8-under 64 and led at the Hotel Fitness Championship, the opening event in the new four-tournament Web.com Tour Finals series in Fort Wayne, Ind. Bud Cauley, Jason Gore, Troy Matteson and Scott Harrington shot 65s at Sycamore Hills, a stroke better than ex-San Jose State star Arron Oberholser.

  • Pornanong Phatlum shot an 8-under 64 to take a one-stroke lead over Lexi Thompson at the Safeway Classic in Portland, Ore. Christie Kerr, the winner in 2008 the last time the LPGA Tour event was played at Columbia Edgewater, was at 66 along with Lizette Salas and Sandra Gal. Juli Inkster and Michelle Wie were in a large group at 67.

    NBA

    Phoenix traded Caron Butler to Milwaukee for Ish Smith and Viacheslav Kravstov. Butler, an 11-year NBA veteran, is from nearby Racine, Wis. The Suns acquired Butler and Eric Bledsoe from the Los Angeles Clippers on July 10 in a three-team trade that sent the Suns' Jared Dudley and Milwaukee's J.J. Redick to L.A. The Bucks got two second-round draft picks in the deal.

  • Phoenix signed center Alex Len, the fifth overall pick in the draft. Len, 20 played two seasons at Maryland after coming to the United States from his native Ukraine.

    Track and field

    Usain Bolt won the 100 meters in 9.90 seconds at the Weltklasse meet in Zurich. Fellow Jamaican Nickel Ashmeade led deep into the race, but the world and Olympic champion muscled through the slight headwind to reach the front after 85 meters. Ashmeade was second in 9.94. followed by American Justin Gatlin in 9.96. Bolt, 27, said Wednesday he'll compete again in the 100 and 200 dashes and the 400 relay at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

    Also, high jumper Bohdan Bondarenko missed on his latest attempt to break the 20-year-old world record of 8 feet-1/2-inches set by Javier Sotomayor. He crashed through the bar at 8-3/4. He won at 7-7.

  • The Boston Marathon, which had two bombs go off during this year's race, will accept an extra 9,000 runners for next year.

    Registration will open Sept. 9. The field for the race on April 21, 2014, is expected to be 36,000.

    NHL

    Boston signed general manager Peter Chiarelli, who built the team that reached the Stanley Cup Finals twice in three years, to a four-year extension through the 2017-18 season.