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Josh Smith battles Dwight Howard
Tech WR gets best of Bowden in golf
Andrew Smith had his picture taken with Florida State coach Bobby Bowden in May. Smith, his father, Barry - who was an All-American receiver at FSU in 1972 - and two other former Seminoles competed as a foursome in Bowden's annual golf tournament in Tampa.
Is Florida State football back?
•Next game: vs. Florida State, 3:30 p.m., Saturday, ABC, 790 AM.
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Florida ground game a test
Georgia must contain freshmen running backs Chris Rainey was listed Jeffrey Demps, who have averaged 9.4 yards a carry in their last three games.
Dogs' Chandler will likely play
•Fan photos: Gallery 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | Send your photos
•Next game: vs. Gators at Jacksonville, 3:30 p.m., Saturday, CBS, 750 AM.
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You Pick / Pick The Preps (Week 10)
Think you're a top-notch high school football prognosticator? Take on other readers for bragging rights by picking the winners from these games! See how your predictions stack up against others.
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Hawks hold off Orlando for opening win
Atlanta gets a hair-raising 99-85 blowout road victory over Orlando in the season opener for both teams before a sellout crowd of 17,461 at Amway Arena. Poll.
Bench shines in win at Orlando | Photos
Hawks ownership lawsuit hits key point
Dwight Howard buys $8 million home
•Home opener: vs. Philadelphia, 7 p.m., Saturday, FSN / 790.
More Hawks, NBA / Dream, WNBA news

Hall misses Falcons 'family'
Former Falcons cornerback DeAngelo Hall, who now plays for Oakland, was his jubilant self when discussing the matchup with the Falcons on Sunday on a teleconference call with the AJC. Hall says he taught Falcons receiver Roddy White "a thing or two," and adds, "I love everybody down there."
Falcons rookie facing back surgery
Mike Vick hearing today in Virginia
•Next game: at Oakland, 4 p.m., Sunday, Fox, 92.9 FM.
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Thrashers coach lays down the law after rout
John Anderson decided not to test the cliché about the sun coming up tomorrow. He couldn't afford to wait that long. When he arrived at the office the morning after the Flyers ripped his Thrashers 7-0, he had players to reassess, expectations to set, lines to realign, a team to resurrect. Poll.
•Next game: at Rangers, 7 p.m., tonight, SPSO; 680 AM.
More Thrashers/NHL news

Phillies win World Series
Now that they've won the World Series, the Philadelphia Phillies get to celebrate with a parade down Broad Street on Halloween. Their costume problem is solved. They can go dressed as champions.
Photos | Video
Minor league pitcher indicted after hitting fan with ball

Golfer John Daly found drunk outside Hooters
While at the restaurant, police said Daly "appeared extremely intoxicated and uncooperative," refused repeatedly to be taken to the hospital and was asked to leave the restaurant by several workers.

Mark Bradley: Take Stafford over Tebow, Dogs over Gators.
Terence Moore: MLB owners should listen to Selig.
Mark Bradley: Hawks are no joke, for now ...

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