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Braves McCann slimmer, trimmer
Evander Holyfield, 46, to fight 7-footer for WBA title
The end might actually be near for the ex-champ, but it won't arrive without one more title shot. Holyfield, who said he plans to retire by the end of 2009, will meet Nikolai Valuev for the WBA heavyweight title Dec. 20 in Zurich, Switzerland.

Atlanta shoots for another Final Four
Atlanta hospitality officials are hoping last year's successful men's Final Four tournament at the Georgia Dome will persuade the NCAA to bring the title game back soon.

Falcons coach frets over fourth-quarter slide
Down 27-6 after Jerious Norwood's scintillating 67-yard run, the Saints went into scramble mode. They passed for 294 yards and two touchdowns in the final quarter of the 34-20 loss to the Falcons.
Rookie tackle Baker still rehabbing after back surgery
•Next game: vs. Broncos, 1 p.m., Sunday, CBS, 92.9 FM.
More Falcons/NFL news

Defense key to Hawks' 5-0 start
The Hawks are off to a 5-0 start, largely because of a suffocating defensive presence. "We've got the blueprints," says the Hawks' second-year forward Al Horford, "now we just have to keep building on this thing from one game to the next."
Sekou's beat blog
•Next game: at Bulls, 8:30 p.m., tonight, SPSO, 790 AM.
More Hawks/NBA news

Brian McCann slims down, stays busy
The Braves All Star catcher showed up for the grand opening of his father's new Windward Baseball Academy facility in Alpharetta on Saturday looking slim and trim.
Photos | Braves will open season a day sooner
More Braves/MLB news

AJC high school football rankings
Most No. 1 teams don't go on to win the state title, but the AJC's Todd Holcomb says he isn't about to try to pick which ones aren't going to make it this year.
More high school news, photos

Dogs' defensive woes by the numbers
UGA beat Kentucky 42-38 Saturday. But the bad news is that for just the second time in the program's 116-year history, the Georgia football team has allowed 38 or more points in three consecutive games.
O-line takes another hit | Offense in high gear
Tampa Bay dispels interest in Vols job
•Next game: at Auburn, 12:30 p.m., Saturday, WATL, 750 AM.
More Bulldogs/SEC news

Jackets coach will give refs earful ... in offseason
League football officiating coordinator Doug Rhoads invited Paul Johnson to give a presentation on chop blocks to ACC officials at their annual clinic next year. Johnson will be one of several coaches at the clinic, where it is commonplace for coaches to air grievances about penalties.
•Next game: vs. Miami, 7:30 p.m., Saturday, ESPN, 790 AM.
More Jackets/ACC news

Terence Moore: Hank Aaron shed tears of joy over Obama.
Black Colleges: Morehouse's fortunes on the rise.
Mark Bradley's Buzz: Honk if you love the Falcons.
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