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Clemson gets another shot at SEC

After the ACC fell flat and went 0-4 vs. the SEC in the final week of the college football season, the Clemson Tigers are excited to get another shot at the league when they face the LSU Tigers in the Chick-fil-A Bowl on Dec. 31 in Atlanta.

Hawks coach Larry Drew: "We persevered."

Atlanta coach Larry Drew had reason to be optimistic Wednesday, after his team topped the Denver Nuggets, 108-104.

Braves bring in two new scouts

The Atlanta Braves have hired two longtime scouts to serve as as special assistants to general manager Frank Wren.

2012 NBA standings: Hawks second in Southeast

At 10-5, only five NBA teams boast a better winning percentage than Atlanta through the first week of December.

NBA scores: Wizards upset Heat, Hawks top Nuggets

The first week of December featured a jam-packed slate of games in the NBA. The action was highlighted by the Washington Wizards' upset of the Miami Heat on Tuesday.

Chick-fil-A Bowl unlikely for SEC runner-up

It's obvious that the winner of Saturday's SEC Championship game will head to Miami on Jan. 7 to face Notre Dame in the BCS National Championship game. But where the loser of Saturday's contest plays its bowl game remains a murky situation.

Murray named finalist for Manning award

Georgia Bulldogs senior quarterback Aaron Murray has been named one of 10 finalists for the Manning Award, which has been given out since 2004 to the nation's top quarterback. The winner of the award will be announced Jan. 9.

Will Friend flips sides in Georgia vs. Alabama

Georgia's offensive line coach Will Friend attended college in Tuscaloosa, Ala., and was a four-year starter for the Tide from 1993-96.

Williams' comments motivate Bulldogs' defense

Georgia Bulldogs safety Shawn Williams' criticism of the team's defensive performance this season has served as a motivational tool and a "catalyst" this week in practice.

Jay Rome dealing with undisclosed injury

Georgia Bulldogs tight end Jay Rome was late to practice for a second consecutive day after receiving extra treatments on an undisclosed injury.

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