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Paul Newberry

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No one does college football better than the SEC

A few months ago, when there were rumblings that Virginia Tech might be jumping to the Southeastern Conference, Eddie Whitley and his teammates got excited.

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Europe blazes in relay, but US dominates Duel

ATLANTA -- Maybe it's time to change things up at Duel in the Pool.

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Europe blazes in relay, but US dominates Duel

Maybe it's time to change things up at Duel in the Pool. Again, it was an American rout.

Americans set world record in first event of Duel in the Pool

ATLANTA -- The United States set a short-course world record Friday night in the women's 400-meter medley relay, the very first event of Duel in the Pool against the European All-Stars.

Americans set world record in first event of Duel in the Pool

The United States set a short-course world record Friday night in the women's 400-meter medley relay, the very first event of Duel in the Pool against the European All-Stars

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Ryan leads Falcons to 41-14 rout of Jags

QB throws for 3 TDs as Atlanta builds 41-0 lead, clinches fourth straight winning season

US looks for another swim Duel win against Europeans

ATLANTA -- Duel in the Pool? More like Slaughter in the Water.

US looks for another swim Duel win against Europeans

Americans have dominated event that comes to Georgia Tech this weekend

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Falcons after more than another winning mark

ATLANTA -- The guys who currently play for the Atlanta Falcons find it a little hard to believe.. Nine wins used to be a big deal for this franchise?. "Really? I never knew that," said defensive end Ray Edwards, who signed with the Falcons before this season. "I guess

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Despite adding Edwards, Falcons rush no better

FLOWERY BRANCH -- When the Atlanta Falcons were going through their offseason checklist, they knew it was vital to get more pressure on opposing quarterbacks.. That's why they doled out a big contract to Ray Edwards.. With the season winding down, the Falcons haven't gotten much bang for their bucks

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McClure still rolling after rocky start in Atlanta

Center an anonymous anchor in Falcons' offensive line

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Falcons squander another chance to take control

FLOWERY BRANCH -- Mike Smith usually does a good job controlling his feelings.

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Falcons squander another chance to take control

Smith upset with missed opportunities in ugly loss to Texans

Michigan, Va. Tech headed to Sugar Bowl

Michigan will meet Virginia Tech in the Sugar Bowl, which passed up the chance to take two higher-ranked teams.

Michigan, Va. Tech headed to Sugar Bowl

Michigan will meet Virginia Tech in the Sugar Bowl, which passed up the chance to take two higher-ranked teams.

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UGA, LSU: Two teams with nothing to lose?

UGA aiming for big upset, LSU still likely bound for BCS title game with loss

Torres finishes 2nd at US Winter Nationals

ATLANTA -- Dara Torres climbed to the second step on the podium.. It's been a while.. With her surgically repaired left knee aching a bit, Torres was second in the 50-meter freestyle Thursday night at the U.S. Winter Nationals, her highest finish since the Beijing Olympics.. "I'll take that

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Georgia defense looks to make mark against LSU

Sanders Commings wants everyone to take notice of Georgia's defense. If that means taking a shot at No. 1 LSU, the more touted team the Bulldogs will be facing Saturday in the Southeastern Conference championship game, so be it.

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Georgia goes for state crown before SEC title game

ATLANTA -- Georgia is headed to the Southeastern Conference championship game.

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Georgia goes for state crown before SEC title game

Bulldogs can't look past obstacle of Yellow Jackets

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Falcons hold off Locker, Titans for 23-17 win

Roddy White had seven receptions for a season-high 147 yards and Atlanta fended off a comeback led by rookie quarterback Jake Locker, beating the Tennessee Titans 23-17 Sunday.

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Falcons hold off Locker, Titans for 23-17 win

ATLANTA — The Falcons held on for the win, which was the most important thing.

Both Techs again eyeing ACC division title

ATLANTA -- When the Techs get together, there's usually a division title on the line.. No difference this year.. No. 10 Virginia Tech controls its fate in the Atlantic Coast Conference, while No. 20 Georgia Tech is in good shape though still needing a bit of help to get to

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Crowell back in lineup after suspension

Bulldogs need star back to put discipline issues behind him with Auburn ahead this weekend

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State gets set for three big football games

ATLANTA -- For football fans in the state of Georgia, this is about as good as it gets.

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State gets set for three big football games

For football fans in the state of Georgia, this is about as good as it gets. Georgia Tech and Georgia battling for division titles in the college game. The Atlanta Falcons trying to take over first place in the NFL.

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No. 1 LSU wins FG battle with No. 2 'Bama, 9-6, in OT

Late Saturday night, No. 1 LSU kicks a short field goal in overtime, topping No. 2 Alabama, 9-6, to stay unbeaten and on track for a spot in the BCS National Championship game.

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No. 1 LSU wins FG battle with No. 2 'Bama, 9-6, in OT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The defenses lived up to the billing in the latest Game of the Century. Neither No. 1 LSU nor No. 2 Alabama could reach the end zone Saturday night, not even with extra time.

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Georgia Tech bounces back, shocks Clemson, 31-17

Georgia Tech comes back from back-to-back losses and upsets No. 6 Clemson, 31-17, to all but wipe out the Tigers' national title hopes as Tevin Washington runs for 176 yards to lead the Yellow Jackets.

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Swinney, Tigers dancing to best start since 2000

ATLANTA -- Dabo Swinney never lost his exuberance, even when plenty of Clemson fans questioned whether he was the right coach to lead their football program.. These days, he's feeling comfortable enough to show off his dance moves -- at least for his players.. After the Tigers romped past North

Ga. Tech tries to rebuild once-proud program

ATLANTA -- Georgia Tech is rebuilding.. Everywhere.. As if breaking in a new coach with a downsized roster wasn't enough of a challenge, the Yellow Jackets won't have a true home arena this season because their campus coliseum is, well, under construction.. "There's so much stacked against us," said

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Dogs revive hopes with 5-game streak

From 0-2 start, UGA rises to become favorite in SEC East race

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Falcons return to roots in win over Panthers

FLOWERY BRANCH -- Michael Turner kept running the ball. Matt Ryan worked in some short passes. It wasn't exactly stretching the field, but it sure worked for the Atlanta Falcons.. Maybe they've found their identity again.. The Falcons gave up a huge part of their future to draft receiver Julio

Newton returns home as a burgeoning NFL star

ATLANTA -- Cam Newton cheered on the Atlanta Falcons during their only Super Bowl season. He always joined right in for the team's trademark dance.

Newton returns home as a burgeoning NFL star

Cam Newton cheered on the Atlanta Falcons during their only Super Bowl season. He always joined right in for the team's trademark dance.

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Matty Ice off to slow start for struggling Falcons

QB rating puts Ryan near the bottom in the NFL

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Ga. Tech prepares for back-to-back road games

Jackets to be tested with games at Virginia, Miami

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Falcons still trying to live up to expectations

FLOWERY BRANCH -- Atlanta coach Mike Smith painstakingly went over every possession the Falcons had in their latest loss, pointing out each little mistake, each little miscue.

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Falcons still trying to live up to expectations

Atlanta working on problems after taking a big step backward from last season

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Look out Falcons, Mr. Rodgers is in the neighborhood

FLOWERY BRANCH -- Talk about being on the spot.

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Look out Falcons, Mr. Rodgers is in the neighborhood

Atlanta reminded of nightmarish playoff encounter with Green Bay QB

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Murray shrugs off stats as long as UGA wins

QB aims to keep Bulldogs rolling this weekend in Knoxville

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Bulldogs savoring three-way tie atop SEC East

The chatter started not long after South Carolina was upset at home by Auburn. It picked up steam when Florida was blown out by Alabama. Texts, tweets, phone calls -- all carrying the same message. Georgia was back in the race.

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Falcons looking for groove against Packers

FLOWERY BRANCH, -- The Atlanta Falcons are still trying to find their groove.

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Falcons looking for groove against Packers

Atlanta faces big obstacle and must rebound from up-and-down showing in Seattle

Braves reverse course, dump hitting coach Parrish

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Braves are shaking things up after a September flop cost them a second straight trip to the playoffs.. The first change came Friday: hitting coach Larry Parrish was fired after only one season. The timing of the announcement was a surprise, coming one day after manager

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While Atlanta mopes, Dream provide ray of hope

ATLANTA -- The Braves blew it. The Falcons are struggling. The Thrashers are gone. The Hawks? Who knows when they'll play another game.. Well, cheer up Atlanta.. There's still the Dream.. The beleaguered city's WNBA team has made it to the finals for the second year in a row, providing

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One final loss, an epic collapse by the Braves

ATLANTA -- Nearly an hour after one more loss in a historic collapse, Freddie Freeman walked through the Braves clubhouse still wearing his No. 5 uniform, as if he couldn't believe he'd be taking it off for the final time this year.. Indeed, the season is over.. It's going to

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Lowe pounded again, Braves routed by Phillies

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Braves are doing their best to give away what looked like a certain playoff berth just a few weeks ago.

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Lowe pounded again, Braves routed by Phillies

The Atlanta Braves are doing their best to give away what looked like a certain playoff berth just a few weeks ago. Derek Lowe had another miserable outing, surrendering five runs in four-plus innings, and the Phillies romped to a 7-1 victory Tuesday.