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Weiner (74) won't let the pain win
Urban Meyer's daughter signs with Ga. Tech
Nicki Meyer, a volleyball player at Buchholz High School in Gainesville, signed a letter of intent Monday to play for Georgia Tech. "She was looking for something close in the Southeast, but not an SEC school, for obvious reasons," said her high school and club coach, Jeff Reavis.
Georgia Tech defense slipping
•Next game: vs. Miami, 7:30 p.m., Thursday, ESPN, 790 AM.
More Tech/ACC news

No. 1 Tar Heels thump Kentucky
Wayne Ellington had 16 points for the Tar Heels (2-0), who led by double figures barely 4 minutes into the game and never looked back in a matchup of the winningest programs in men's college basketball.
Atlanta might host Final Four again

UGA fans beg Stafford, Moreno to delay NFL
While QB Matthew Stafford and running back Knowshon Moreno insist they haven't focused yet on whether to enter the 2009 draft, some Georgia fans already are trying to sway their eventual decisions. Poll.
•Next game: vs. Georgia Tech, Noon, Oct. 29, CBS, 750 AM.
More UGA/SEC news

Will Muschamp named Texas head coach in waiting
The Longhorns' defensive coordinator, in his first year with Texas, has been designated head coach-in-waiting by the university, expected to take over the Longhorns when coach Mack Brown retires.

Hawks lose 4th straight, Horford hurt
The reeling Hawks lost center Al Horford to a sprained ankle with 5:12 to play in the first quarter, then lost their fourth consecutive game, a humbling 113-96 beating at the hands of the Indiana Pacers.
Tough stretch ahead
•Next game: vs. Wizards, 7 p.m., Tonight, FSSO / 790 AM.
More Hawks, NBA news

Four candidates for Falcons MVP
After 10 games, the Falcons are a surprising 6-4. Nobody predicted that. There is even reason to talk playoffs with six games remaining. Their success has afforded the chance to debate just who is the team MVP. It's not that easy. Poll.
Offensive lineman Todd Weiner 'refuses to quit'
Photos: Warrick Dunn gives away 3 homes
Steelers' Ward won't apologize for playing hard
•Next game: vs. Panthers, 4 p.m., Sunday, Fox, 92.9 FM.
More Falcons/NFL news

Is Thrashers' Kovalchuk ready to lead?
You see Ilya Kovalchuk's face on the team schedule card, his talent on the ice, his No. 17 jerseys on the backs of Thrashers fans, his 52 goals in two of the past three seasons, and you ask: Why isn't this man captain?
•Next game: vs. Penguins, 7:30 p.m., Thursday, SPSO; 680 AM.
More Thrashers/NHL news

Padres GM says team only dealing with Cubs for Peavy
The Cubs are the sole remaining bidders for pitching ace Jake Peavy, who could be the final piece of a dream rotation that already includes Dempster, Carlos Zambrano, Rich Harden and Ted Lilly.
More Braves/MLB news

Black colleges: Big weekend for Capital City, Florida Classics.
Mark Bradley's Buzz: Much ado about Jake (and others).
Terence Moore: Don't blame Tech's butter fingers on option.
Jeff Schultz: Mr. President, college playoff can wait.
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