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Braves drop one to Miami

September 19, 2012
Braves drop one to Miami

Jose Reyes hit a two-out RBI single in the 10th inning Tuesday night, and the Miami Marlins overcame an awful ninth inning to snap the Atlanta Braves’ four-game winning streak with a 4-3 victory. Atlanta lost to Miami for only the fourth time in 14 meetings. The series will wrap up Wednesday night at 7:00…

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NFL fans want their refs back

September 19, 2012

Pressure on the NFL to get their locked-out referees back on the field is intensifying, after a second week of games with replacement officials. Redskins linebacker Lorenzo Alexander explained it to The Washington Post: “It’s just like a team of rookies. If you’ve got a whole bunch of rookies on an NFL roster, you’re going…

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Escobar banned for 3 games

September 19, 2012

Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Yunel Escobar has been suspended for three games without pay for writing a vulgar Spanish slur on the black strips under his eyes. A Spanish professor told The Toronto Star that the phrase can be interpreted in several negative ways, not all of them with a homophobic slant. Escobar told reporters…

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Five players miss Panthers practice with injury

September 19, 2012
Five players miss Panthers practice with injury

Panthers coach Ron Rivera says five players were held out of practice and four others were limited as Carolina continues to prepare for Thursday night’s game against the New York Giants. Running back Jonathan Stewart, linebacker Thomas Davis, right tackle Byron Bell, safety Colin Jones and guard Mike Pollack did not practice due to injury.

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Michael Turner out on bond after arrest

September 19, 2012
Michael Turner out on bond after arrest

Atlanta Falcons running back Michael Turner was jailed on charges of drunken driving and speeding early Tuesday, just hours after he scored a touchdown in the team’s win over the Denver Broncos. The 30 year-old Turner of Suwanee, was booked into the Gwinnett County jail in metro Atlanta just after 5:00 AM. Turner spent barely…

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Gamecock Swearinger suspended

September 18, 2012
Gamecock Swearinger suspended

South Carolina free safety D.J. Swearinger has been suspended by the Southeastern Conference for a flagrant hit during Saturday’s 49-6 win over UAB.  Swearinger will be ineligible to play for the Gamecocks against Missouri.  The action is the result of a hit which occurred at the 5:46 mark in the third quarter. The action, according…

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‘Flying Tomato’ hits wall

September 18, 2012
‘Flying Tomato’ hits wall

Gold medal snowboarder Shaun White was arrested early yesterday and charged with public intoxication and vandalism after a wild night at a Nashville hotel. White, who is 26, reportedly pulled a hotel fire alarm at 2 a.m., forcing an evacuation of the guests. Then, he tried to bolt in a taxi, and kicked someone who…

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Falcons 27, Broncos 21

September 18, 2012
Falcons 27, Broncos 21

The Atlanta Falcons defeated the Denver Broncos 27-21 last night. The Broncos never quite got over an awful start by quarterback Peyton Manning. He was intercepted three times in the opening quarter, for the first time since 2007. Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan had a better night. He threw his 100th career touchdown pass.

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Clowney Named SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week

September 18, 2012
Clowney Named SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week

South Carolina sophomore defensive end Jadeveon Clowney has been selected as the Southeastern Conference Defensive Lineman of the Week for his performance against UAB last Saturday, the league office announced today.  Clowney, a 6-6, 256-pounder from Rock Hill, S.C., was credited with seven tackles, including 3.5 tackles for losses totaling 17 yards, and 2.0 sacks…

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Braves beat Marlins

September 18, 2012

Dan Uggla hit a three-run home run in the first inning, Martin Prado tied a career best with four hits and the Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 7-5 on Monday night. Tim Hudson allowed a season-high 10 hits in five innings, still beating the Marlins for the fifth straight time. The series continues Tuesday…

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