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Earnhardt Jr. starts big wreck at Daytona test

Dale Earnhardt Jr. started a 12-car accident at Daytona on Friday that essentially shut down a three-day test session designed to hone NASCAR's redesigned cars.

No. 11 Florida thumps UGA in SEC opener

Things got so ugly so quickly that Georgia had used three of its five timeouts midway through the first half. And none of them helped.

Keselowski will start NASCAR finale from front of field

HOMESTEAD, Fla. -- Brad Keselowski got some help on the last day of practice for NASCAR's Sprint Cup season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway.. Pole sitter Joey Logano was involved in a three-car accident during the first of two practice sessions Saturday, switched to a backup car and will

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Georgia takes bite out of Gators

Shawn Williams' criticism will be remembered as a challenge.And No. 12 Georgia responded better than anyone could have expected. Five days after Williams ripped his defensive teammates for playing too soft, the Bulldogs turned in their best performance of the season.

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No. 3 Florida looks to avenge another 2011 loss

Florida defensive end Dominique Easley has been holding some late-night study sessions this week. At home. All alone. And with the TV on. The subject? Georgia. Specifically, the Bulldogs' 24-20 victory over the Gators last season in Jacksonville.

For some SEC teams, coaching seat heating up

The Southeastern Conference could be getting another makeover.. This one would have nothing to do with expansion. The league that has won six consecutive national championships has more coaches on the proverbial "hot seat" than in any recent year, with potential openings at Arkansas, Auburn, Kentucky and Tennessee.

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Elliott goes deep as Jaguars beat Falcons 24-14

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- When undrafted receiver Kevin Elliott arrived in Jacksonville, he had as much confidence as a seasoned veteran.. It raised eyebrows then.. It seems justified now.. Elliott had a 77-yard touchdown reception, likely solidifying his spot on the regular-season roster, and the Jaguars beat the Atlanta

Florida OC: 2-QB rotation probably a one-week deal

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- One will start, both will play. And when the season opener is over, No. 23 Florida probably will decide between the two.. Offensive coordinator Brent Pease said Tuesday he's not sure the team's two-quarterback system is viable beyond Saturday's game against Bowling Green, meaning the Gators

Kurt Busch wins Nationwide race at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Kurt Busch won a wild Nationwide race at Daytona International Speedway on Friday night, holding off three challengers over the final hundred yards in a battered race car.. Busch's victory was his second this season, each with different teams. He won for his brother, Kyle Busch

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Spurrier moves forward with plan to pay players

DESTIN, Fla. -- Steve Spurrier is sticking with his plan to pay players.. South Carolina's outspoken coach first floated the idea at the Southeastern Conference's spring meetings last year. Fellow coaches and league administrators listened, but it made little, if any, progress.. He trotted out his stipend plan again this

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