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

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SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) - Carolina Panthers rookie running back Tyler Gaffney will have season-ending surgery after tearing the lateral meniscus in his left knee. Gaffney was Carolina's sixth-round draft pick out of Stanford and was expected to provide some depth in the backfield. Gaffney started 14 games last season for Stanford and led the team with 1,709 yards rushing on 330 carries.

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) - Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart says he isn't concerned about his latest injury limiting his effectiveness this season. The six-year NFL veteran is expected to miss about two weeks of training camp after pulling his hamstring in workouts earlier this month. A former first-round draft pick, Stewart has missed 17 games the past two seasons with foot and ankle injuries.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Ty Dillon pulled away from Kyle Busch down the stretch Saturday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway to win for the first time in the Nationwide Series. Dillon passed Busch off the final restart with 25 laps and held on for his first victory in 31 career starts in NASCAR's second-tier series.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Kevin Harvick has won the pole for the Brickyard 400 with a dominating qualifying run at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Harvick was fastest in all three sessions of NASCAR's knockout qualifying, and bested Sprint Cup Series points leader Jeff Gordon for the top starting spot in Sunday's race. Harvick turned a lap at 188.470 mph in the final round of Saturday qualifying to put his Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet on the front row. Gordon was second at 187.770.

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