Monday, November 17, 2008

Sports: Falcons home win streak ends

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White drops late end zone pass
Hawks not making any excuses for 3 losses
Maybe the real Hawks are currently somewhere between that 6-0 juggernaut that started start the season and the 0-3 team of the past five days. At any rate, the Hawks (6-3) just finished a stretch of seven games in 11 days and will embark upon another fire drill of seven games in 12 days Tuesday in Indiana.
Josh Smith wants to get back on court
•Next game: at Pacers, 7 p.m., Tuesday, FSSO, 790 AM.
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Thrashers' 5-game win streak ends
In the 4-3 loss to the Flyers, it looked as if the Thrashers' previous two weeks had never happened. They reverted to all the worst habits of the 2-7-2 team they used to be and showed none of the spark or discipline that produced five consecutive victories.
•Next game: vs. Penguins, 7 p.m., Thursday, SPSO, 680 AM.
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Falcons fall to Broncos at home
Quarterback Matt Ryan's fourth-quarter dagger intended for the Denver Broncos' heart, went in and out of the outstretched arms of wide receiver Roddy White in the end zone, allowing Denver to hold on for a 24-20 victory on Sunday before the announced sellout crowd of 54,644 fans at the Georgia Dome. Poll.
Photos | Grade them | Bird Babe
Falcons focus on NFC South | Denver's one shot downfield hurt Falcons
Bengals WR suffers neck injury
•Next game: vs. Panthers, 4 p.m., Sunday, Fox, 92.9 FM.
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Jimmie Johnson wins third straight NASCAR title
Johnson locks up his third consecutive championship with a solid 15th-place run in Sunday's season-ending race at Homestead-Miami Speedway, beating Carl Edwards by 69 points to join Cale Yarborough as the only drivers in NASCAR history to win three straight titles.

Georgia has time to study Tech's offense
The Bulldogs have their second open date of the season this week, providing extra time to prepare for the Nov. 29 regular-season finale against Georgia Tech's triple-option offense. Poll.
Penalties still a problem | Defense steps up in win over Auburn
UGA Rewind: Richt cites Moreno's 'edge' | Photos
Hoops: Rugged road for Dogs in Preaseason NIT
•Next game: vs. Georgia Tech, Nov. 29. Time/TV TBD, 750 AM.
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Few surprises in latest AP college rankings
No. 1 Alabama received 42 first-place votes and 1,601 points. No. 2 Texas Tech received 21 first-place votes and 1,574 points. Florida, coming off a 56-6 victory against South Carolina, took two first-place votes away from Alabama and received 1,476 points. Texas was No. 4, followed by Oklahoma, Southern California and Penn State. And Miami stormed into the Top 25 on Sunday for the first time in more than two years.
Coaches poll | BCS poll

Yellow Jackets work on mistakes
To fix the mistakes from the 28-7 loss to North Carolina last week, while preparing for Thursday night's game against Miami, Georgia Tech has devoted practice time to correcting mental errors it made against the Tar Heels.
•Next game: vs. Miami, 7:30 p.m., Saturday, ESPN, 790 AM.
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AAAAA powers meet in round of 16
Since the Georgia state playoffs expanded to 16 teams in 1990 (and then to 32 in 1996), the Camden-Northside game will mark the first time that top-five teams have met in the round of 16 in the highest classification.
•http://www.ajc.com/sports/content/sports/highschool/stories/2008/11/15/high_school_pairings_football.html
High school playoffs second-round pairings | Brackets: AAAAA | AAAA | AAA | AA | A
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Mark Bradley: Falcons just didn't have it this Sunday.
Terence Moore: Woodson vindicated, but won't say 'told you so.'
Black colleges: FAMU struts its stuff for ESPN.
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