FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) - The Falcons don't know if they'll be facing Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers on Sunday. They do know they'll have to try to stop rookie running back Eddie Lacy, and that's a major concern for the NFL's 30th-ranked run defense.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Auburn athletic director Jay Jacobs says the winner of the SEC championship game with Missouri "belongs in Pasadena" playing for a national title. Jacobs cites strength of schedule for teams playing in what he calls "the best college football league in the nation." He notes that the third-ranked Tigers just beat then-No. 1 Alabama.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Bobcats small forward Jeffery Taylor is hoping a spot in the starting lineup will help shake his recent shooting slump. Taylor takes over Friday night against the Philadelphia 76ers after the team's regular starter Michael Kidd-Gilchrist broke his left hand in Tuesday night's loss to the Dallas Mavericks.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - NASCAR continues to work on improving its on-track product, an endeavor chairman Brian France takes so seriously he plans to attend Monday's test at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The test at Charlotte will be the second as NASCAR continues to seek a rules package that could enhance the competition.
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